Coin Specifications

Category: Washington Quarters (1932-1998)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 135,288,184
Obverse Designer: John Flanagan
Reverse Designer: John Flanagan
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 6.2500g
ASW: 0.1808oz
Melt Value: $3.15 (5/28/2017)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
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1963 D 25C MS obverse 1963 D 25C MS reverse

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Description & Analysis

With the nationwide coin shortage now a matter of debate in Congress and the media, the Denver Mint was working to its fullest capacity to produce all denominations. The total for 1963-D quarter dollars was over 100 million for the second year in a row.

It almost seems that as mintages rose, quality control declined. This issue is scarcer than usual in MS 66 and quite rare in MS 67. A large percentage of the quarters coined 1963-64 went to bullion hoarders after 1965, adding to the already heavy trade in BU bags among coin speculators. These pieces were moved repeatedly in bag quantities, and the contents of those bags soon became heavily marked from frequest coin-to-coin contact.

A number of minor varieties are known, but the most desirable is a very distinct doubled-die obverse.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 3/6/2015

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1963 D 25C MS
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 14.00 32.50 170 3000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 40.00 500 19750 -

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Total Graded: 863
Low Grade: 40
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67

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7/5/1999 PCGS MS 66   Teletrade Auction 1182, 1182/Lot# 1366 $490.50
4/25/2005 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Richmond Sale, Internet-Only Auction, 40/Lot# 625 $11.50
5/27/2007 NGC MS 67   Goldberg May 27-30, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 41/Lot# 367 $630.00
6/29/2014 PCGS MS 67   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/29/2014, 187/Lot# 203874 $205.00
7/11/2014 PCGS MS 65   Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 5869 $35.25
  NGC MS 67   Bonhams $936.00
1/15/2017 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131704/Lot# 27560 $99.00
4/23/2017 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131718/Lot# 21195 $99.00

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