Coins Certified as of 1/22

My Coin #03736143

1961-D 25C MS66

PCGS#: 5871

Owner's Comments

R&I Coins

Expert Comments

David Hall: Though a very high mintage date that's very common in all grades up to MS64, the 1961-D is actually one of the rarer 1941-1964 Washington quarters in Gem condition. Marks are a big issue with this coin as surfaces as usually pretty rough. Most Gems are frosty white, as toned Gems are in the minority.


Ron Guth: 1961-D is one of the great condition rarities in the Washington Quarter Dollar series.  Collectors compete so intensely for top quality examples that the prices are now solidly into five figures for MS67s.  Those of old-timers who were used to seeing 1961-D Quarters just about everywhere in circulation, we marvel at these lofty prices.  However, this is merely a reflection of the demand for quality, and the lack of it, where this date is concerned.

Diameter: 24.30 millimeters Designer: John Flanagan Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 83,656,928 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 8,366,000 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 5,000 R-4.0 15 / 93 TIE 15 / 93 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade High Desert Collection (PCGS Set Registry)
1 MS67 PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2014:4314, $8,225

1 MS67 PCGS grade
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
1 MS67 PCGS grade