Coin Specifications

Category: Washington Quarters (1932-1998)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 378,200
Obverse Designer: John Flanagan
Reverse Designer: John Flanagan
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 6.2500g
ASW: 0.1808oz
Melt Value: $3.15 (5/26/2017)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
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1955 25C PF obverse 1955 25C PF reverse


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Description & Analysis

Since 1951 proof set sales had risen annually at a rate of 50% or more, and this occurred again in 1955. Gems quarters of this date are relatively common, even with the Cameo designation. Ultra Cameo proofs are very scarce and highly sought.

The Philadelphia Mint introduced a new method of packaging its proof coins midway through 1955's sales. Sets delivered early in the year featured the familiar individual sleeves stapled together and placed into a square box, while later ones utilized a single plastic sleeve heat sealed with the coins in individual compartments. This was then put into a paper envelope with sheets of cardboard on either side as protection. This superior packaging resulted in fewer instances of coins contacting one another and also gave rise to coin albums designed to hold these "pliofilm" sleeves.

GRADE SUMMARY

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 10/23/2014

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1955 25C PF
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 9.80 10.35 12.00 14.00 17.00 22.00 30.00 40.00 75.00 350 -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 25.00 35.00 45.00 -
1955 25C PF Cameo
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 20.00 26.00 40.00 55.00 100.00 225 900 -
$ - - - - - - - - - 30.00 45.00 65.00 110 -
1955 25C PF Ultra Cameo
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 250 600 1500 2650 -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - 275 650 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 6073
Low Grade: 55
Average Grade: 67
High Grade: 69


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
8/5/2003 PCGS PF 68   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #23082, 23082/Lot# 13304 $65.55
10/2/2005 PCGS PF 67   Cameo Teletrade Auction 2099, 2099/Lot# 1421 $134.40
9/13/2006 NGC PF 69   Ultra Cameo Heritage Auctions 2006 September Long Beach, CA Signature Auction #416, 416/Lot# 1803 $1,840.00
8/20/2007 NGC PF 67   Cameo David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 170, 176/Lot# 705 $80.50
2/1/2009 PCGS PF 67   Goldberg February 1-4, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 51/Lot# 917 $103.50
1/22/2012 NGC PF 67   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 01/22/2012, 4/Lot# 32869 $21.25
9/16/2012 NGC PF 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/16/2012, 40/Lot# 74591 $21.00
10/24/2014 NGC PF 67   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3505, 6059/Lot# 23173 $51.70


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1955 25C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base6991212161620202020373745546789123163288908609
7910121316172020202637404858741001362054959080
0000001720202026374048587410013620549500
0000001920202031374251638211215024670100
1955 25C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base12121620242832373741414554638110616322036667416091781
12131721252934373841424857698912518226946998616660
00000034373841424857698912518226946998600
000000353740414451607598144201317571129700
1955 25C PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2432374554677281818589941111311552012927251271212428343045
27344048586975818286911001181391702314369071555236129040
00000075818286911001181391702314369071555236100
000000788184889210512414718626258110891840259700
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Grade: PF 69 CAMEO
Points: 2910
Owner: Shanky
 
Grade: PF 69 ULTRA CAMEO
Points: 2834
Owner: Paul Kromm
 
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