Coin Specifications

Category: Washington Quarters (1932-1998)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 5,532,000
Obverse Designer: John Flanagan
Reverse Designer: John Flanagan
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 6.2500g
ASW: 0.1808oz
Melt Value: $3.15 (5/27/2017)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
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1947 S 25C MS obverse 1947 S 25C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Despite a modest mintage, 1947-S quarters were widely hoarded, and gems are plentiful through MS 67. Some of these are quite prooflike, as a consequence of aggressive die polishing. Such action was taken to remove die-clash impressions and to smooth out fields ravaged by erosion lines through overuse of the dies. While these prooflike coins are highly prized, they sometimes reveal missing or shallow design elements.

The several DDO varieties for this issue are all quite minor. It is the repunched mintmark varieties of 1947-S that have attracted collector interest, and all feature the Trumpet-Tail S, the only punch used for this date.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 2/22/2017

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1947 S 25C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 7.75 7.85 8.00 8.25 8.35 8.85 9.00 9.50 9.75 10.00 10.25 12.50 14.00 22.50 40.00 60.00 260 12200 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 45.00 115 915 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 4870
Low Grade: 45
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 68


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Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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5/25/2002 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #22105, 22105/Lot# 19266 $20.00
8/27/2002 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #22091, 22091/Lot# 11360 $37.00
2/23/2005 NGC MS 68   Heritage Auctions 2005 February Long Beach Signature Sale #366, 366/Lot# 6848 $2,070.00
1/22/2007 NGC MS 66   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 123, 128/Lot# 1035 $27.60
9/17/2007 PCGS MS 66   Teletrade Auction 2423, 2423/Lot# 1240 $50.00
5/25/2008 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg May 25-27, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 47/Lot# 3960 $115.00
9/19/2014 NGC MS 67   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3500, 6054/Lot# 22184 $129.25
10/12/2014 PCGS MS 67   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/12/2014, 190/Lot# 217679 $280.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1947 S 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base32323232323232323237373737505494163237865551550447802
3232323232323232343737374151671171884462415551559630
0000003232343737374151671171884462415551500
0000003232353737374653811402126563965551500
1947 S 25C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base373737373737373737414141415459102179258921573452498085
3737373737373737384141414556731282054792525573461940
0000003737384141414556731282054792525573400
0000003737404141415057881532327004130573400
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 2525
Owner: Rick's Keepers
 
Grade: MS 67
Points: 2415
Owner: erwindoc
 
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