Coin Specifications

Category: Washington Quarters (1932-1998)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 62,054,232
Obverse Designer: John Flanagan
Reverse Designer: John Flanagan
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 6.2500g
ASW: 0.1808oz
Melt Value: $3.28 (1/20/2020)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
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1959 D 25C MS obverse 1959 D 25C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Despite a generous mintage, the 1959-D quarter is quite rare in top grades. While huge numbers were saved at the time by the roll (or even the bag), these coins usually reveal numerous contact marks and shallow scrapes from the rough handling they receive before leaving the mint. Those traded by the bag were subjected to even more abuse, and it was until the advent of certified grading that many of these bags were finally opened and the coins submitted.

Like most quarters of the late 1950s, the known varieties are quite minor, and a couple of repunched mintmarks may be found for 1959-D.

GRADE SUMMARY

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 1/17/2020

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1959 D 25C MS
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Base $ 4.40 4.40 4.40 5.25 5.70 7.75 7.85 8.00 8.15 8.25 8.35 9.00 9.75 15.00 30.00 70.00 1800 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 20.00 35.00 210 4200 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1600
Low Grade: 40
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 67

The chart showing 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.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 1/14/2020 1959 D 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-----412136-164019270960035---1600
-----------------11---2
-----------------23---5
-----------------1----1
Total-----412136-164019270960439---1608
 -----0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %-0 %0 %2 %12 %44 %38 %2 %--- 

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