Coin Specifications

Category: Washington Quarters (1932-1998)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 18,536,120
Obverse Designer: John Flanagan
Reverse Designer: John Flanagan
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 6.2500g
ASW: 0.1808oz
Melt Value: $3.09 (10/17/2017)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
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1953 25C MS obverse 1953 25C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1950s is a decade notorious for poorly made United States coins, and the 1953(P) quarter is a good example. Many were coined from overused dies that were lacking in fine detail and had blurry design elements. The problem was not as severe as for the San Francisco products, but, when combined with a tendency for this issue to have numerous contact marks, the result is a coin very difficult to locate above the grade of MS 66.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 10/13/2017

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1953 25C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 4.90 5.00 5.50 6.00 6.75 8.00 8.25 8.50 8.75 8.90 9.00 9.20 10.00 18.00 32.00 95.00 625 4250 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 35.00 175 1900 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1050
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 68


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1/11/2006 PCGS MS 66   Teletrade Auction 2144, 2144/Lot# 1167 $63.00
6/18/2012 PCGS MS 65   Teletrade Auction 3296, 3296/Lot# 1450 $9.00
1/6/2013 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131303/Lot# 29154 $61.00
2/9/2014 PCGS MS 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/09/2014, 171/Lot# 170106 $25.00
3/16/2014 PCGS MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 795, 804/Lot# 309 $49.00
9/22/2014 PCGS MS 66   Goldberg September 22-25, 2013 September Pre Long Beach, 75/Lot# 716 $57.50
9/19/2014 NGC MS 66   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3500, 6054/Lot# 22187 $11.75


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