Coin Specifications

Category: Washington Quarters (1932-1998)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 17,004,001
Obverse Designer: John Flanagan
Reverse Designer: John Flanagan
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 6.2500g
ASW: 0.1808oz
Melt Value: $3.13 (5/23/2017)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
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1945 S 25C MS obverse 1945 S 25C MS reverse

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Description & Analysis

In the final year of World War II, the mintage of quarter dollars in San Francisco actually rose almost 50% from 1944's total. Though gems are plentiful from the many BU rolls saved by collectors and speculators of the time, the quality of 1945-S quarters is highly variable. Many were incompletely struck from worn or severely overpolished dies. Collectors can afford to be picky in selecting a piece that has both a high grade and good technical qualities.

1945-S quarters may be found with either the Trumpet-Tail S, first seen in 1941, or the Knob-Tail S, which debuted in 1944. There is no premium attached to either of these varieties, though the Knob-Tail is less often seen. Several minor DDOs are known, along with a smaller number of minor DDRs. This issue does offer a few excellent repunched mintmarks (RPMs), and nearly all feature the Trumpet-Tail S.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 3/4/2015

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1945 S 25C MS
Base $ 7.75 7.85 8.00 8.25 8.35 8.85 9.00 9.50 9.75 10.00 10.25 12.00 14.50 22.00 45.00 105 880 5750 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 24.00 50.00 140 4050 -

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Total Graded: 1696
Low Grade: 40
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 67

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8/30/1999 NGC MS 67   Teletrade Auction 1205, 1205/Lot# 1322 $130.80
5/25/2002 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #22063, 22063/Lot# 15254 $36.80
8/31/2004 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #24091, 24091/Lot# 13587 $35.00
3/6/2006 NGC MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 77, 82/Lot# 564 $52.90
8/29/2011 NGC MS 66   Teletrade Auction 3127, 3127/Lot# 1396 $38.00
7/29/2012 NGC MS 66   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/29/2012, 33/Lot# 59768 $32.00
7/27/2013 PCGS MS 67   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 30530 $881.25
9/22/2014 PCGS MS 66   Goldberg September 22-25, 2013 September Pre Long Beach, 75/Lot# 698 $57.50

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