Coin Specifications

Category: Washington Quarters (1932-1998)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 35,196,000
Obverse Designer: John Flanagan
Reverse Designer: John Flanagan
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 6.2500g
ASW: 0.1808oz
Melt Value: $3.11 (5/25/2017)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
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1948 25C MS obverse 1948 25C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The immediate post-war recession of 1946-47 began to lift this year, and Philadelphia's production of quarter dollars rose about 50% over that of 1947. Abundant through MS 66, the next higher grade is a bit more scarce than for most issues of this period. Quality control was poor at the Philadelphia and San Francisco Mints, as compared to the coins struck at Denver.

Varieties are limited to very minor doubled-dies for either side, and these are of little interest.

GRADE SUMMARY

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/8/2016

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1948 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 12.50 14.00 20.00 37.50 65.00 300 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 2376
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 68


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
4/15/1998 NGC MS 67   Teletrade Auction 1041, 1041/Lot# 1359 $39.24
4/4/2005 NGC MS 66   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #33, 37/Lot# 705 $23.00
11/3/2005 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2005 November Dallas, TX Signature Auction #388, 388/Lot# 1526 $54.00
8/11/2013 PCGS MS 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/11/2013, 87/Lot# 127064 $26.00
4/1/2014 PCGS MS 67   Stack's Bowers March 2014 Baltimore Auction, 6008/Lot# 7720 $236.18
9/22/2014 PCGS MS 67   Goldberg September 22-25, 2013 September Pre Long Beach, 75/Lot# 704 $172.50


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