Coin Specifications

Category: Washington Quarters (1932-1998)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 36,156,000
Obverse Designer: John Flanagan
Reverse Designer: John Flanagan
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 6.2500g
ASW: 0.1808oz
Melt Value: $3.10 (9/21/2017)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
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1962 25C MS obverse 1962 25C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The mintage of quarter dollars rose steadily from the mid 1950s onward and accelerated rapidly after 1961. This is not really evident for the 1962(P) issue, but by year's end the Philadelphia Mint was fully aware of a growing nationwide coin shortage.

Gems are plentiful through MS 66, though the number of MS 67 coins is limited.

A fairly appealing DDO variety is known for the 1962(P) quarter.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 3/5/2015

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1962 25C MS
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Base $ 4.90 5.00 5.50 6.00 6.50 7.75 7.85 8.00 8.15 8.25 8.35 9.00 9.75 13.50 27.50 75.00 2750 4250 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 30.00 210 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1586
Low Grade: 53
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 68


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7/1/2003 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #23072, 23072/Lot# 11530 $36.00
2/20/2006 NGC MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 75, 80/Lot# 571 $20.70
12/4/2008 PCGS MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2008 December Houston, TX Signature Coin Auction #1118, 1118/Lot# 1420 $4,887.50
10/20/2010 NGC MS 66   Teletrade Auction 2946, 2946/Lot# 1309 $53.00
9/7/2014 NGC MS 66   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/07/2014, 191/Lot# 211089 $40.00
9/7/2014 NGC MS 66   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/07/2014, 191/Lot# 219149 $250.00
9/22/2014 PCGS MS 66   Goldberg September 22-25, 2013 September Pre Long Beach, 75/Lot# 738 $63.25
12/25/2016 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131701/Lot# 21245 $35.00


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