Coin Specifications

Category: Washington Quarters (1932-1998)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 11,834,722
Obverse Designer: John Flanagan
Reverse Designer: John Flanagan
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 6.2500g
ASW: 0.1808oz
Melt Value: $4.37 (12/2/2020)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
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1954 S 25C MS obverse 1954 S 25C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

This proved to be the final emission of quarter dollars from the San Francisco Mint until it began striking the S-less Special Mint Set coins of 1965-67. The dies for 1954-S quarters seem to have been used until they failed altogether, as most Mint State pieces show signs of heavy die erosion and loss of detail. Unlike the 1940s, when such dies were repolished to extend their life times, often giving the coins prooflike surfaces, in the '50s the dies were allowed to rot and then discarded. While gems are plentiful through MS 67, the discriminating collector will attempt to find a specimen struck from dies that had seen limited service.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/19/2019

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1954 S 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 16.00 25.00 47.50 725 7500 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 35.00 80.00 2125 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 5362
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 68

The chart showing VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series, 68 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 12/1/2020 1954 S 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----321-122-1728301201826783153--5362
---------------1614131--35
-----------------30131--44
-----------------15---6
Total----321-122-1728302202427233465--5447
 ----0%0%0%-0%0%0%-0%0%1%6%37%50%6%0%-- 

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