Coins Certified as of 1/20

My Coin #24948111

1953-S 25C MS67

PCGS#: 5854

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

David Hall: Though the lowest mintage, the 1953-S is by far the easiest of the 1953 Washingtons to find in Gem condition. Basically, for the S mints of this era, because of their lower mintages, were saved in more significant quantities than the higher mintage Philadelphia and Denver coins, collectors/dealers of the era assuming the lower mintage coins would be rarer and more desireable in the future. But as it turns out, survival rates and Population Reports are now much more important in determining price, as they should be. The the real rarities are the coins that weren't saved, and the 1953 and 1953-D fit that description, while the 1953-S does not. Note that there a number of spectacularly toned ultra Gems of this date.


Diameter: 24.30 millimeters Designer: John Flanagan Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 14,016,000 Weight: 6.30 grams Metal Content: 90% Silver, 10% Copper

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 1,402,000 R-1.0 35 / 93 TIE 35 / 93 TIE
60 or Better 75,000 R-2.2 76 / 93 TIE 76 / 93 TIE
65 or Better 23,000 R-2.7 85 / 93 TIE 85 / 93 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67+ PCGS grade
1 MS67+ PCGS grade
3 MS67 PCGS grade
3 MS67 PCGS grade
3 MS67 PCGS grade