Coin Specifications

Category: Washington Quarters (1932-1998)
Mint: (San Fransisco)
Mintage: 2,360,000
Obverse Designer: John Flanagan
Reverse Designer: John Flanagan
Composition: Copper-Nickel Clad Copper
Weight: 5.6700g
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
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1965 SMS 25C MS obverse 1965 SMS 25C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

In 1964, the United States faced a coinage shortage. Due to this, the mint ceased production of normal proof coins, which required significantly more work with die and planchet preparation. As a substitute, they created the Special Mint Set, which contained coins that weren't quite proofs, but were clearly of a higher quality than normal circulation coins. This allowed the mint to place more resources into producing coins for circulation. These special sets were issued in 1965, 1966 and 1967 before normal proof production started once more in 1968.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 10/2/2019

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1965 SMS 25C MS
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - 2.50 3.00 4.00 5.00 7.50 10.00 15.00 25.00 50.00 175 -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - 35.00 100.00
1965 SMS 25C MS CA
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 35.00 50.00 75.00 450 600 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 40.00 60.00 125 500 -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 4353
Low Grade: 63
Average Grade: 66
High Grade: 69

The chart showing 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series, 68 series, 69 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 9/15/2020 1965 SMS 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--------------11711063628465829-4201
----------------729113191-169
------------------12--3
------------------1---1
Total--------------117117665296160310-4374
 --------------0%0%3%15%68%14%0%- 
1965 SMS 25C MS CA
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--------------118378916--152
-----------------210---12
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Total--------------118399916--164
 --------------1%1%5%24%60%10%-- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1965 SMS 25C MS CA
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Base333666666669912201432012881066127117162464
3346666666791015611622305471134141919650
0000006666791015611622305471134141900
00000066668911171021822598071203156800
1965 SMS 25C MS UC
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Base283745546376818994981021061271471752016209081510170719282585
3140485767788491959910311313415618434171611091576178121470
0000008491959910311313415618434171611091576178100
00000086929710110512014016619248081213091641185400
1965 SMS 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333333366991216283759102201563661
3333333346791013203144731353225960
00000033467910132031447313532200
00000033568911152434528816844200
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Grade: MS 68 CAMEO
Points: 1271
Owner: Ultra Cameo Collection
 
Grade: MS 67 CAMEO
Points: 1134
Owner: erwindoc
 
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