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: $4.37 (12/2/2020)
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: 8/7/2020

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1948 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 12.50 15.00 24.00 50.00 80.00 325 15000 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 27.00 55.00 100.00 2500 20000

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Disclaimer: The prices listed in the various NGC Price and Value Guides are compiled from a number of independent, third party sources in the numismatic community which NGC believes to be reliable. Prices provided are averages, not specific prices for individual coins. Further, because these prices are only updated from time to time, they do not reflect short term pricing trends, which are quite common and are often quite dramatic, given the volatile nature of the collectible coin marketplace. This is especially true for rare coins, where there are fewer sales and greater variations in sale prices. For all of these reasons, the prices in these guides are designed to serve merely as one of many measures and factors that coin buyers and sellers can use in determining coin values. These prices are not intended, and should not be relied upon, to replace the due diligence and — when appropriate — expert consultation that coin buyers and sellers should undertake when entering into a coin transaction. As such, NGC disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to the information contained in the NGC Guides. By using the NGC Guides, the user agrees that neither NGC nor any of its affiliates, shareholders, officers, employees or agents shall have any liability for any loss or damage of any kind, including without limitation any loss arising from reliance on the information contained in the Guides.

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 3098
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 68

The chart showing VG series, F series, VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series, 68 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 12/1/2020 1948 S 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--11-11-5416-31941247110513432981--3086
--------------15132116---56
----------------12081--30
-----------------1----1
Total--11-11-5416-31942252111913853222--3173
 --0%0%-0%0%-0%0%1%-0%1%1%8%35%44%10%0%-- 
1948 S 25C MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------------1-1352---12
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Total-------------1-1352---12
 -------------8%-8%25%42%17%--- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1948 S 25C MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base28323232323232373741414141546710622033010367210805311879
29323232323234373841414145588014425756530947491932812473
0000003437384141414558801442575653094749100
0000003537404141415063931822938015152777200
1948 S 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base242828282828283232373737375059982013049746951777111502
25282828282829323437373741537213223552729667224901512077
0000002932343737374153721322355272966722400
0000003132353737374656851672707514959749800
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 2966
Owner: Charles Stevens
 
Grade: MS 67
Points: 2966
Owner: G.M.Chow Collection
 
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