Coin Specifications

Category: Washington Quarters (1932-1998)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 56,112,400
Obverse Designer: John Flanagan
Reverse Designer: John Flanagan
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 6.2500g
ASW: 0.1808oz
Melt Value: $3.09 (10/22/2017)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
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1953 D 25C MS obverse 1953 D 25C MS reverse


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Description & Analysis

This is another high-mintage issue that is surprisingly difficult to find in top grades. While most 1953-D quarter were well made and tend to have more detail than their coastal cousins, many are marred by numerous small contact marks.

A nice DDR variety is known for this issue, but it is overshadowed by two popular mintmark varieties. The first has letter D punched over a previously punched, inverted D. The second is allegedly D over S, though there is not complete agreement on exactly what letters are present. Complicating the matter is that the D was itself repunched several times over one or possibly two letters S.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 10/13/2017

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1953 D 25C MS
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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 11.00 19.00 43.00 230 2600 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 60.00 400 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1124
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 67


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6/24/2003 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #23071, 23071/Lot# 13650 $207.00
12/16/2003 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #23124, 23124/Lot# 11471 $19.00
2/6/2006 NGC MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 73, 78/Lot# 508 $19,975.00
9/19/2010 NGC MS 66   Teletrade Auction 2927, 2927/Lot# 1803 $74.75
3/11/2012 PCGS MS 66   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/11/2012, 12/Lot# 17856 $82.50
  NGC MS 67   Bonhams $561.00
10/29/2015 PCGS MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2015 October 29 - November 1 US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(2), 1225/Lot# 4347 $1,057.50


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