Coin Specifications

Category: Washington Quarters (1932-1998)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 24,384,000
Obverse Designer: John Flanagan
Reverse Designer: John Flanagan
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 6.2500g
ASW: 0.1808oz
Melt Value: $2.87 (12/11/2017)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
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1959 25C MS obverse 1959 25C MS reverse


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Description & Analysis

With the economy on the mend, Philadelphia turned out far more quarter dollars this year than in 1958. Nevertheless, the trend was clearly toward Denver striking greater numbers annually. This makes sense, since it had taken on additional service territory when the San Francisco Mint stopped producing coins in 1955.

This issue is plentiful through MS 66, but the number of coins certified as MS 67 is far below those of surrounding years. Such pieces are scarce and highly sought. As is true of all Philadelphia Mint quarters 1956-64, examples are known struck from retired or unneeded proof dies. These feature the distinctive Type B reverse and may appear semi-prooflike.

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Last Updated: 10/13/2017

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1959 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 30.00 75.00 5250 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 2714
Low Grade: 53
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
1/30/2007 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions Tuesday Internet Coin Auction #27021, 27021/Lot# 13333 $35.00
7/9/2007 NGC MS 66   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 157, 162/Lot# 1061 $20.70
4/5/2010 PCGS MS 66   Teletrade Auction 2834, 2834/Lot# 1492 $32.00
1/13/2013 PCGS MS 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 01/13/2013, 57/Lot# 73164 $25.00
6/22/2014 PCGS MS 66   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/22/2014, 200/Lot# 201563 $42.59
7/11/2014 PCGS MS 66   Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 5868 $82.25
9/22/2014 PCGS MS 66   Goldberg September 22-25, 2013 September Pre Long Beach, 75/Lot# 732 $17.25


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