Coin Specifications

Category: Washington Quarters (1932-1998)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 6,360,000
Obverse Designer: John Flanagan
Reverse Designer: John Flanagan
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 6.2500g
ASW: 0.1808oz
Melt Value: $2.60 (9/22/2018)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
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1958 25C MS obverse 1958 25C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

A brief but nasty economic recession set in toward the end of 1957, and this greatly reduced the demand for additional coins in 1958. Quarter dollar production at the Philadelphia Mint plunged this year, and speculators swooped down on this issue as the monthly Mint reports revealed the relatively low numbers struck. Examples became challenging to find in circulation, but thousands of BU rolls were preserved. Gems are plentiful through MS 67.

Those coined from retired proof dies display the Type B reverse, with letters ES of STATES clearly separated and the motto E PLURIBUS UNUM in high relief. These may be semi-prooflike from the polished surfaces they received while coining proofs, though the dies were sometimes used long enough for currency strikes that this reflectivity was replaced by the frosty texture of wear.

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Last Updated: 2/22/2017

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1958 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 14.00 26.00 45.00 125 6500 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 28.00 62.50 1700 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 4517
Low Grade: 61
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 68

The chart showing 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series, 68 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 9/17/2018 1958 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base------------21349314100825206082--4516
----------------25121--20
-----------------57---12
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Total------------21349314101025306273--4548
 ------------0 %0 %1 %7 %22 %56 %14 %0 %-- 
1958 25C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---------------1------1
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Total---------------1------1
 ---------------100 %------ 

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Auction Prices Realized

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3/7/2001 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #21032, 21032/Lot# 2130 $31.00
11/1/2004 NGC MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #18, 22/Lot# 221 $12.94
8/5/2007 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions Sunday Internet Coin Auction #67082, 67082/Lot# 23246 $19.00
5/27/2012 PCGS MS 66   Goldberg May 27-31, 2012 The May Pre-Long Beach Auction, 69/Lot# 601 $172.50
8/27/2012 PCGS MS 66   Teletrade Auction 3336, 3336/Lot# 2099 $26.00
11/20/2012 NGC MS 67   Teletrade Auction 3385, 3385/Lot# 1142 $81.00
3/3/2013 NGC MS 67   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/03/2013, 64/Lot# 100228 $60.50
11/9/2015 NGC   Stack's Bowers November 2015 Baltimore, 6110/Lot# 25089 $105.75


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1958 25C MS
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Base24282828283232323232323232323754106194489429050447802
252828282932323232323232323443711352921756454159630
000000323232323232323443711352921756454100
000000323232323232323548891653913023479300
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 1756
Owner: erwindoc
 
Grade: MS 67
Points: 1756
Owner: G.M.Chow Collection
 
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