Coin Specifications

Category: Washington Quarters (1932-1998)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 560,390,585
Obverse Designer: John Flanagan
Reverse Designer: John Flanagan
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 6.2500g
ASW: 0.1808oz
Melt Value: $3.31 (1/27/2020)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
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1964 25C MS obverse 1964 25C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The total mintage of 1964-dated quarters represents three years of coinage, as Congress authorized a date freeze to combat the national coin shortage. Philadelphia's production of this issue was evenly divided between those struck in 1964 and those made the following year. The San Francisco Assay Office began striking 1964(P) quarters in 1965, making over 15 million that year and 4.6 million in the opening months of 1966. Most of these later strikings went straight to hoarders, as the first copper-nickel-clad quarters had been released in November of 1965.

Examples are plentiful through MS 66, but the population drops off in higher grades. Many 1964(P) quarters were poorly made, as the mints were focused solely on quantity over quality. Numerous varieties are known, including a richer than usual crop of doubled-die reverses. Also highly sought are the Type B Reverse coins struck from retired or unneeded proof dies. With proof mintages reaching nearly four million pieces, such dies were made in large numbers.

GRADE SUMMARY

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 1/24/2020

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1964 25C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 4.35 4.35 4.35 5.20 5.65 7.75 7.85 8.00 8.15 8.25 8.35 9.00 9.75 16.00 24.00 65.00 1375 6700 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 18.00 28.00 260 4650 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 2877
Low Grade: 45
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 68

The chart showing 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, 68 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 1/21/2020 1964 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base------710121430-933893791289953501--2876
--------------449167---40
----------------176---14
-----------------11---2
Total------710121430-933933831299977641--2932
 ------0%0%0%0%1%-0%1%3%13%44%33%2%0%-- 
1964 25C MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-----------------1----1
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Total-----------------1----1
 -----------------100%---- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1964 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base16161616202424282828282828323763982552029434758628925
161616172124252828282828293446751508462802485268830
000000252828282828293446751508462802485200
0000002728282828283135548620314383574535700
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 2802
Owner: erwindoc
 
Grade: MS 67
Points: 2802
Owner: TERRY A
 
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