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: $3.10 (10/17/2017)
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: 10/13/2017

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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: 2538
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
2/26/2001 PCGS MS 66   Teletrade Auction 1411, 1411/Lot# 1250 $35.97
9/10/2006 PCGS MS 66   Goldberg September 10-13, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 37/Lot# 136 $109.00
1/20/2013 PCGS MS 67   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 735, 744/Lot# 1251 $700.00
6/23/2013 NGC MS 67   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/23/2013, 80/Lot# 96305 $275.00
1/12/2014 NGC MS 66   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 01/12/2014, 180/Lot# 162042 $32.00
2/27/2014 PCGS MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2014 February 27 - 28 & March 2 Mid-Winter ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Atlanta Session(3), 1203/Lot# 4624 $2,585.00
12/5/2014 NGC MS 66   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3511, 6080/Lot# 20213 $17.63


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