Coin Specifications

Category: Washington Quarters (1932-1998)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 10,284,004
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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1950 S 25C MS obverse 1950 S 25C MS reverse


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Description & Analysis

With no quarters coined at the San Francisco Mint in 1949, more than 10 million were struck during 1950. Gems are common through MS 67, though many of these coins are deficient in certain aspects. Overuse of the dies was a chronic problem at San Francisco, and coins displaying furrowed fields and blurred details are in the majority. When repolished to remove such flaws, the dies sometimes produced prooflike pieces that are highly sought by collectors. These are more rare than for 1946-48, years in which many S-Mint coins were prooflike to varying degrees.

The most desirable variety is the S over D reverse. 1950 was a year in which there seemed to be some confusion about where reverse dies were needed, as there's a correspoding D over S variety struck at Denver. Also found are a doubled-die reverse and a nice repunched S mintmark.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 3/5/2015

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1950 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 11.50 12.00 13.50 17.00 21.00 38.00 95.00 460 5750 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1689
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 68


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12/28/2003 NGC MS 66   Teletrade Auction 1824, 1824/Lot# 1224 $55.00
1/22/2007 NGC MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 123, 128/Lot# 1048 $34.50
7/29/2007 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions Sunday Internet Coin Auction #67081, 67081/Lot# 24187 $17.00
6/2/2013 PCGS AU 50   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/02/2013, 77/Lot# 110637 $110.00
7/11/2014 PCGS MS 66   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3490, 6041/Lot# 20273 $57.58
9/22/2014 PCGS MS 67   Goldberg September 22-25, 2013 September Pre Long Beach, 75/Lot# 1465 $483.00
4/4/2017 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2017 April 4 - 6 US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(5), 1253/Lot# 17656 $399.50


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