Coin Specifications

Category: Washington Quarters (1932-1998)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 14,016,000
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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1953 S 25C MS obverse 1953 S 25C MS reverse


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Description & Analysis

This issue was widely hoarded by the BU roll and is thus quite common. The certified population is high through MS 67, but many of these gem coins reveals eroded dies and blurred design elements. Finding a well struck 1953-S quarter from fresh dies will be very challenging.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 3/5/2015

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1953 S 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 12.00 20.00 38.00 85.00 525 4750 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 2482
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 68


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
11/5/2005 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions Continuous Internet Auction #65112, 65112/Lot# 24350 $29.00
11/7/2006 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions Tuesday Internet Coin Auction #26112, 26112/Lot# 13433 $31.00
7/2/2007 NGC MS 66   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 155, 160/Lot# 936 $18.40
7/16/2007 NGC MS 67   Teletrade Auction 2395, 2395/Lot# 1474 $123.20
11/9/2008 PCGS MS 65   Teletrade Auction 2609, 2609/Lot# 1770 $17.00
2/24/2010 NGC MS 66   Stack's Bowers The March 2010 Baltimore Online Session, 40/Lot# 5348 $90.85
4/10/2011 PCGS MS 66   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/10/2011, 110/Lot# 6293 $55.00
6/19/2011 PCGS MS 67   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/19/2011, 122/Lot# 9725 $616.00
9/22/2014 PCGS MS 67   Goldberg September 22-25, 2013 September Pre Long Beach, 75/Lot# 718 $414.00


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