Coin Specifications

Category: Washington Quarters (1932-1998)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 4,204,000
Obverse Designer: John Flanagan
Reverse Designer: John Flanagan
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 6.2500g
ASW: 0.1808oz
Melt Value: $3.09 (10/21/2017)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
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1946 S 25C MS obverse 1946 S 25C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The onset of a postwar economic recession is evident in the greatly reduced mintage of quarter dollars at San Francisco, fewer than a fourth the number struck there in 1945. This issue was nonetheless widely hoarded by the BU roll and is not scarce. Indeed, there are large numbers of 1946-S quarters certified through MS 67. A few pieces have been labeled PL for prooflike, a quality imparted to the dies through aggressive repolishing to remove clash marks and/or erosion lines. This further points to overuse of said dies in an economy move. All federal departments and agencies had their budgets slashed after the war's end, and the overall quality of United States coins suffered for the next 20 years and more.

A handful of minor doubled-die obverse varieties are known, but of more interest are several repunched mintmarks. These are all of the Trumpet-Tail S variety, the only mintmark punch known for this issue.

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Last Updated: 10/13/2017

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1946 S 25C MS
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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 14.00 21.00 43.00 85.00 500 12250 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 6224
Low Grade: 55
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 68


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4/8/1996 PCGS MS 66   Teletrade Auction 0830, 830/Lot# 438 $76.30
2/21/2002 PCGS MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2002 February Long Beach Signature Sale #284, 284/Lot# 5712 $2,645.00
2/24/2003 PCGS MS 66   Goldberg February 24-25, 2003 Coin Auction, 17/Lot# 502 $718.75
5/25/2004 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #24061, 24061/Lot# 13431 $40.00
9/7/2009 NGC MS 66   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 408, 414/Lot# 473 $28.00
2/27/2014 PCGS MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2014 February 27 - 28 & March 2 Mid-Winter ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Atlanta Session(3), 1203/Lot# 4620 $1,762.50
7/27/2014 PCGS MS 66   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/27/2014, 201/Lot# 209049 $41.00
11/9/2015 NGC MS 66   Stack's Bowers November 2015 Baltimore, 6110/Lot# 25075 $94.00


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