1971 25C MS65

CERTIFICATION#: 21710574
PCGS#: 5887

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

Mitch Spivack: The 1971-P ranks among the top three toughest dates in the entire series to obtain in MS67 grade. Just like the 1969-P, everything that could possibly go wrong in your hunt for a superb gem is encountered when you go after this one! Badly scuffed surfaces, poor luster, weak strikes... you name it. I believe I have been through thousands upon thousands of 1971-P coins over the past (3) decades, including huge quantities of fresh U.S. Mint sets and original rolls. You begin to realize just how frustrating a search for an MS67 specimen is after you finish carefully screening a couple hundred fresh 1971 Mint Sets and realize the nicest couple of 1971-P quarters you located might grade MS65 at best! If you get a chance, take a look at a handful or two of 1971 Mint Sets. You should immediately see just how poor quality the 1971-P quarters are in these sets. In my opinion, the 1971-P quarter has a fantastic future for gem and better quality specimens.

Diameter: 24.30 millimeters Designer: John Flanagan Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 109,284,000 Weight: N/A Metal Content: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel over a pure Copper center

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 32,785,200 R-1.0 1 / 61 TIE 1 / 64 TIE
60 or Better 9,835,560 R-1.0 3 / 61 TIE 4 / 64 TIE
65 or Better 983,556 R-1.1 4 / 61 TIE 5 / 64 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
4 MS66+ PCGS grade  
5 MS66 PCGS grade