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: $4.39 (12/5/2020)
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: 4/27/2020

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1945 S 25C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 7.75 7.75 8.00 8.25 8.25 8.75 9.00 9.50 9.75 10.00 10.25 12.00 14.50 22.00 45.00 90.00 725 5250 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 24.00 50.00 130 3400 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1908
Low Grade: 40
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 67

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 12/1/2020 1945 S 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-----1121511-11441178687796170---1908
---------------132141--30
-----------------103---13
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Total-----1121511-114411796908271771--1951
 -----0%0%0%0%0%1%-0%1%2%9%35%42%9%0%-- 

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