Coin Specifications

Category: Washington Quarters (1932-1998)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 12,560,000
Catalog: KM-164
Obverse Designer: John Flanagan
Reverse Designer: John Flanagan
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 6.25g
ASW: 0.1808oz
Melt Value: $3.69 (7/30/2016)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1944 S 25C MS obverse 1944 S 25C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

This issue is a good example of how the low mintage=high value rule of thumb can be very misleading. While the '44-S is a common and inexpensive coin in lower grades, in the highest grades it is extremely rare.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 3/4/2015

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1944 S 25C MS
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Base $ 7.75 7.85 8.00 8.25 8.35 9.00 10.00 10.25 11.00 12.50 14.00 15.00 17.00 23.00 40.00 80.00 535 9100 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 25.00 45.00 180 1700 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1894
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 68


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12/19/2004 NGC MS 67   Teletrade Auction 1976, 1976/Lot# 1335 $209.00
11/1/2006 PCGS MS 65   Teletrade Auction 2281, 2281/Lot# 1408 $403.20
10/21/2012 PCGS MS 66   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/21/2012, 45/Lot# 65495 $55.00
1/27/2013 PCGS MS 66   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 736, 745/Lot# 4167 $70.00
7/27/2013 PCGS MS 67   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 30528 $381.88
8/5/2014 PCGS MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(5), 1208/Lot# 7662 $305.50
9/22/2014 PCGS MS 67   Goldberg September 22-25, 2013 September Pre Long Beach, 75/Lot# 695 $379.50


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