1932-S 25C AU55

CERTIFICATION#: 21927165
PCGS#: 5792

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

David Hall: The 1932-S is the lowest mintage (408,000) of the entire Wastington quarter series, and along with its 1932-D counterpart, it is one of the most in-demand key dates of the 20th century. This is a coin that has been sought after in all grades since the 1950s. Interestingly, though the 1932-S and 1932-D are virtually the same rarity in circulated grades, mint state 1932-Ds are nearly twice as rare as 1932-Ss. Nonetheless, an Uncirculated 1932-S Washington quarter is a great coin and gem MS65s are quite rare.

There are a lot of "sliders," coins with slight rub on the high points. Truly mint state examples, with full original luster and no rub, are what you want. Most 1932-S quarters are well struck. Luster on true mint state coins is typically subdued. Many examples are toned, some are attractive, and some not so. Eye appeal is definitely an issue with this key date.

Diameter: 24.30 millimeters Designer: John Flanagan Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 408,000 Weight: 6.30 grams Metal Content: 90% Silver, 10% Copper
1
185
45+
215
50+
240
53+
255
55+
275
58+
385
2
62+
600
63+
750
1

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 40,000 R-2.6 7 / 93 7 / 93
60 or Better 12,000 R-2.9 12 / 93 TIE 12 / 93 TIE
65 or Better 500 R-6.0 6 / 93 TIE 6 / 93 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade

David Poole Collection - Heritage 1/2013:5606, $35,250

1 MS66 PCGS grade  
1 MS66 PCGS grade  
1 MS66 PCGS grade  High Desert Collection (PCGS Set Registry)
5 MS65+ PCGS grade