Coin Specifications

Category: Washington Quarters (1932-1998)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 74,316,000
Obverse Designer: John Flanagan
Reverse Designer: John Flanagan
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 6.2500g
ASW: 0.1808oz
Melt Value: $3.08 (10/23/2017)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
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1963 25C MS obverse 1963 25C MS reverse


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Description & Analysis

With the coin shortage becoming national news, mintages rose dramatically. Philadelphia doubled its production of quarters from the 1962 figure. Hundreds of thousands of 1963(P) quarters survive in Mint State, yet most are heavily marked from years of being traded by the roll and bag. Gems exceeding MS 67 fall far short of the collector demand.

This entry is rich in doubled-die varieties, mostly for the obverse. Some are quite highly sought, and these will be attributed by NGC under its VarietyPlus Service.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/8/2016

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1963 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 15.00 25.00 90.00 2900 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 28.00 215 14500 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 2547
Low Grade: 50
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
10/4/1999 PCGS MS 64   Teletrade Auction 1218, 1218/Lot# 1319 $8.75
5/25/2002 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #22075, 22075/Lot# 19229 $11.50
9/12/2005 NGC MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #53, 58/Lot# 703 $10.35
4/29/2012 NGC MS 66   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/29/2012, 20/Lot# 42726 $35.00
12/23/2012 NGC MS 66   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/23/2012, 54/Lot# 62835 $35.00
12/29/2013 PCGS MS 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/29/2013, 170/Lot# 152844 $220.00
9/22/2014 PCGS MS 66   Goldberg September 22-25, 2013 September Pre Long Beach, 75/Lot# 740 $52.00
8/18/2015 NGC MS 67   Stack's Bowers 2015 Chicago ANA, 6104/Lot# 42431 $499.38


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