Coin Specifications

Category: Washington Quarters (1932-1998)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,691,602
Obverse Designer: John Flanagan
Reverse Designer: John Flanagan
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 6.2500g
ASW: 0.1808oz
Melt Value: $3.15 (5/29/2017)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
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1960 25C PF obverse 1960 25C PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The coin market continued to heat up during 1960, and the discovery of two different date size for the cents of that year drove it into a frenzy that lasted through the first half of 1964. Since proof set orders typically began toward the end of the previous year, with the Mint cutting them off before the first sets were shipped, it's likely that this year's sales were not affected by the discovery of a very scarce Small Date proof cent. In any case, sales rose by more than half a million units in 1960.

After three years of poor quality control in the use and maintenance of dies, things began to improve with this year's proof coins. While overly polished dies are still seen on many coins, with even the highest points of the design being a bit blurred, the number of Cameo and Ultra Cameo examples rose steadily 1960-64. This is the first date for which UC pieces are actually plentiful enough to be easily acquired by either date or type collectors.

Also becoming more frequently seen over the next few years were doubled dies. The 1960 proof quarter offers a nice one for the obverse and two really good ones for the reverse. Additional such varieties are known, but they're too minor to attract much interest.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 10/23/2014

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1960 25C PF
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 9.50 9.50 10.00 10.50 11.00 15.00 20.00 25.00 55.00 225 -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - 30.00 -
1960 25C PF Cameo
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 15.00 25.00 35.00 50.00 85.00 325 -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1960 25C PF Ultra Cameo
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 45.00 60.00 80.00 165 1250 -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 55.00 70.00 90.00 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 6016
Low Grade: 58
Average Grade: 67
High Grade: 69


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
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Sale / Lot
Price
4/20/1998 NGC PF 68   Ultra Cameo Teletrade Auction 1042, 1042/Lot# 1473 $54.50
7/29/2003 NGC PF 68   Cameo Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #23081, 23081/Lot# 11242 $31.00
12/9/2003 PCGS PF 68   Ultra Cameo Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #23123, 23123/Lot# 13299 $143.75
1/10/2005 NGC PF 68   Ultra Cameo David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #24, 28/Lot# 206 $69.00
7/28/2009 NGC PF 67   Cameo Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction #29082, 29082/Lot# 22188 $16.00
3/18/2012 NGC PF 66   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/18/2012, 13/Lot# 40088 $21.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1960 25C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base66991212121616161637373741415981102220674849
6791012121316161623373738414766881413717320
00000013161616233737384147668814137100
00000015161616303737404153749518152300
1960 25C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base699121216162020202041414145591021432013208651410
79101213161720202027414142507311616224150210470
0000001720202027414142507311616224150200
0000001920202034414144548812918228068300
1960 25C PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base991212161616202020205454549814720125833057920292546
910121316161720202031545469114165220282413106222010
0000001720202031545469114165220282413106200
0000001920202043545483131183239306496154600
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Grade: PF 69 ULTRA CAMEO
Points: 2201
Owner: Wells Collection
 
Grade: PF 69 ULTRA CAMEO
Points: 2029
Owner: Daniel McMunn
 
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