Coin Specifications

Category: Washington Quarters (1932-1998)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 24,384,000
Obverse Designer: John Flanagan
Reverse Designer: John Flanagan
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 6.2500g
ASW: 0.1808oz
Melt Value: $3.07 (12/12/2019)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
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1959 25C MS obverse 1959 25C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

With the economy on the mend, Philadelphia turned out far more quarter dollars this year than in 1958. Nevertheless, the trend was clearly toward Denver striking greater numbers annually. This makes sense, since it had taken on additional service territory when the San Francisco Mint stopped producing coins in 1955.

This issue is plentiful through MS 66, but the number of coins certified as MS 67 is far below those of surrounding years. Such pieces are scarce and highly sought. As is true of all Philadelphia Mint quarters 1956-64, examples are known struck from retired or unneeded proof dies. These feature the distinctive Type B reverse and may appear semi-prooflike.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 11/29/2019

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1959 25C MS
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Base $ 4.10 4.10 4.10 4.95 5.35 7.75 7.85 8.00 8.15 8.25 8.35 9.00 9.75 15.00 30.00 80.00 3500 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 37.00 820 7500 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 2879
Low Grade: 53
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 69

The chart showing 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series, 68 series, 69 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 12/10/2019 1959 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--------114-34362941352110578-1-2879
----------------322---7
-----------------22---4
------------------2---2
Total--------114-34362941355110984-1-2892
 --------0 %0 %0 %-0 %0 %1 %10 %47 %38 %3 %-0 %- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
4/26/2000 PCGS MS 65   Teletrade Auction 1300, 1300/Lot# 1482 $26.75
7/11/2005 NGC MS 66   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #45, 49/Lot# 599 $24.15
9/9/2007 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions Sunday Internet Coin Auction #67093, 67093/Lot# 24253 $33.00
10/16/2011 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131143/Lot# 28323 $59.00
4/14/2013 PCGS MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/14/2013, 70/Lot# 109858 $14.05
7/27/2013 NGC MS 65   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 1848 $998.75
6/22/2014 PCGS MS 66   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/22/2014, 200/Lot# 201563 $42.59
9/22/2014 PCGS MS 66   Goldberg September 22-25, 2013 September Pre Long Beach, 75/Lot# 732 $17.25


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1959 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base161616162024242828282828283237591232883601437548176616
1616161721242528282828282934448017813923859452254170
0000002528282828282934448017813923859452200
00000027282828282831355210223324974117467000
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 3601
Owner: Chancey MS60+
 
Grade: MS 67
Points: 3601
Owner: Daniel McMunn
 
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