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: $3.15 (5/29/2017)
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
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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Total Graded: 1691
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 68

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7/5/2004 PCGS MS 66   Teletrade Auction 1905, 1905/Lot# 1328 $47.00
9/6/2004 PCGS MS 66   Goldberg September 6-7, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 26/Lot# 768 $264.50
4/10/2006 NGC MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 82: The Down Under Sale, 87/Lot# 714 $37.95
1/4/2009 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2009 January New York, NY Signature World Coin Auction Session(3), 3004/Lot# 22380 $5,750.00
7/11/2014 PCGS MS 66   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3490, 6041/Lot# 20273 $57.58
7/25/2014 PCGS MS 66   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3492, 6043/Lot# 22242 $51.70
8/31/2014 PCGS MS 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/31/2014, 189/Lot# 217708 $16.00

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