Coin Specifications

Category: Washington Quarters (1932-1998)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 16,095,600
Obverse Designer: John Flanagan
Reverse Designer: John Flanagan
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 6.2500g
ASW: 0.1808oz
Melt Value: $3.11 (9/26/2017)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
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1943 D 25C MS obverse 1943 D 25C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

As is typical of the war years, the Denver Mint quarter dollars of this year are the ones most likely to be found well struck from properly maintained dies. Of course, far few coins were struck there than at the Philadelphia Mint, so it was perhaps possible to swap out worn dies more frequently. Gems are plentiful through MS 66, with a generous supply of MS 67 beauties, too.

Doubled-die varieties are numerous for 1943-D. While it's tempting to believe that this was due to the hiring of replacement workers during the labor-shortage war years, the skilled craftsmen of the Philadelphia Mint's Die-Sinking Department would have been old enough or important enough to be exempt from military service. It was clearly the urgency of creating so many dies that led to careless errors in their hubbing. These have provided collectors with a rich hunting ground.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/17/2015

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1943 D 25C MS
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Base $ 7.75 7.85 8.00 8.25 9.00 14.00 15.00 17.00 20.00 25.00 28.00 30.00 33.00 40.00 45.00 115 1450 15750 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 55.00 190 3500 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1204
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 68


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11/12/2000 PCGS MS 66   Teletrade Auction 1376, 1376/Lot# 1065 $98.10
2/24/2003 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg February 24-25, 2003 Coin Auction, 17/Lot# 487 $218.50
10/26/2004 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #24111, 24111/Lot# 13910 $37.00
2/19/2009 NGC MS 67   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 337, 343/Lot# 5784 $218.50
7/27/2013 NGC MS 67   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 2101 $857.75
2/23/2014 NGC MS 67   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/23/2014, 182/Lot# 141951 $253.00
  NGC MS 67   Bonhams $198.00


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