Coin Specifications

Category: Washington Quarters (1932-1998)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 57,500
Obverse Designer: John Flanagan
Reverse Designer: John Flanagan
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 6.2500g
ASW: 0.1808oz
Melt Value: $3.11 (11/17/2017)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
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1951 25C PF obverse 1951 25C PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The proof coins of 1950 were popular with collectors, but sales advanced only slightly the following year. The speculative market that would drive mintages to and beyond the million mark was still a few years away.

While some of the 1951 quarters show only semi-prooflike brilliance, most are fully brilliant as in later years. Frosty legends and devices were just an occasional and fortunate coincidence for this issue. Both Cameo and Ultra Cameo examples are in limited supply and command strong premiums. Though sophisticated collectors appreciated the difference, there was no such added value in the 1950s and '60s. If these coins had been bringing high prices then, it's likely that the Mint would have made a more conscious effort to standardize a contrasting finish.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 10/13/2017

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1951 25C PF
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 25.00 30.00 35.00 45.00 55.00 65.00 145 350 750 1400 -
$ - - - - - 28.00 32.00 38.00 50.00 60.00 75.00 165 400 -
1951 25C PF Cameo
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 65.00 105 200 325 1000 3500 - -
$ - - - - - - - - 71.00 115 225 400 1200 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1955
Low Grade: 60
Average Grade: 66
High Grade: 69


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
3/9/1998 NGC PF 65   Cameo Teletrade Auction 1030, 1030/Lot# 1409 $65.40
6/5/2002 PCGS PF 67   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2002 June Long Beach Signature Sale #292, 292/Lot# 5877 $862.50
7/30/2007 NGC PF 68   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 163, 168/Lot# 1025 $310.50
2/1/2009 NGC PF 67   Goldberg February 1-4, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 51/Lot# 916 $357.00
1/1/2012 NGC PF 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 01/01/2012, 1/Lot# 31339 $17.00
6/17/2013 PCGS PF 67   Cameo Teletrade Auction 3435, 3435/Lot# 1714 $450.00
7/27/2013 NGC PF 67   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 30538 $55.23


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1951 25C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base50596785981151231351391471511591862162553816208651707323834427431
5362738910411812713614214815416819622929746170211462217330647720
00000012713614214815416819622929746170211462217330600
00000013113814415015617720624233954078314262728337400
1951 25C PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base10212314316719422724426227228229230134239244563390812062308397143829588
109129151176205232250265275285295314358409507724100715732862410861170
000000250265275285295314358409507724100715732862410800
000000256268278288298328375427570816110619403416424500
1951 25C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base28374150637681899498102106123147183220255489908145020482910
313844546778849195991031121311591952323336291089164923350
000000849195991031121311591952323336291089164900
0000008692971011051171391712082434117681269184900
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Grade: PF 68 CA
Points: 3238
Owner: Paul Kromm
 
Grade: PF 69
Points: 2335
Owner: Wells Collection
 
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