Coin Specifications

Category: Washington Quarters (1932-1998)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 15,960,000
Obverse Designer: John Flanagan
Reverse Designer: John Flanagan
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 6.2500g
ASW: 0.1808oz
Melt Value: $3.09 (10/22/2017)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
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1948 S 25C MS obverse 1948 S 25C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The San Francisco Mint returned to wartime production numbers for the quarter dollar in 1948, though this would lead to none being coined there at all the following year. Like all S-Mint coins, this issue was widely saved by collectors and speculators. Thousands of Mint State pieces survive, and the certified population is strong through MS 66. As with 1947-S quarters, aggressive die polishing produced a number of fully prooflike pieces that are highly prized.

Varieties are few for 1948-S, with one RPM standing out as quite appealing.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 2/22/2017

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1948 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 12.50 15.00 24.00 50.00 80.00 390 29000 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 27.00 55.00 100.00 3050 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 2734
Low Grade: VG
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
5/31/2004 PCGS MS 66   Goldberg May 31 - June 2, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 25/Lot# 697 $1,035.00
10/25/2004 PCGS MS 65   Teletrade Auction 1953, 1953/Lot# 1401 $154.00
2/17/2013 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131309/Lot# 20133 $51.00
2/16/2014 PCGS MS 66   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 791, 800/Lot# 87 $80.00
4/1/2014 PCGS MS 67   Stack's Bowers March 2014 Baltimore Auction, 6008/Lot# 7721 $493.50
4/6/2014 PCGS MS 66   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/06/2014, 175/Lot# 185432 $45.00
2/28/2016 PCGS MS 67   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131610/Lot# 23318 $305.50


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