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1943 25C Doubled Die Obverse (Regular Strike)

Series: Washington Quarters 1932-1964

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

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OBVERSE DIAGNOSTICS (FS-103 ONLY)

OBVERSE DIAGNOSTICS (FS-103 ONLY)

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS #:
95820
Designer:
John Flanagan
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
24.30 millimeters
Weight:
6.30 grams
Mintage:
99,700,000
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 500 R-6.0 1 / 93 TIE 1 / 93 TIE
60 or Better 220 R-6.8 2 / 93 TIE 2 / 93 TIE
65 or Better 20 R-9.1 1 / 93 1 / 93
Survival Estimate
All Grades 500
60 or Better 220
65 or Better 20
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-6.0
60 or Better R-6.8
65 or Better R-9.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 1 / 93 TIE
60 or Better 2 / 93 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 93
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 1 / 93 TIE
60 or Better 2 / 93 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 93

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade
1 MS67 PCGS grade
1 MS67 PCGS grade
4 MS66+ PCGS grade
6 MS66 PCGS grade
6 MS66 PCGS grade
6 MS66 PCGS grade
6 MS66 PCGS grade
6 MS66 PCGS grade
6 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS67 PCGS grade
#1 MS67 PCGS grade
#1 MS67 PCGS grade
#4 MS66+ PCGS grade
#6 MS66 PCGS grade
#6 MS66 PCGS grade
#6 MS66 PCGS grade
#6 MS66 PCGS grade
#6 MS66 PCGS grade
#6 MS66 PCGS grade
Jaime Hernandez: The 1943 Doubled Die Obverse Washington Quarter is by far the scarcest major doubled die for the entire Washington quarter dollar series. For over twenty years, PCGS has only graded about two dozen 1943 doubled die quarters. Since the coins bring hundreds of dollars even in lower grades, the PCGS population data is a good indicator of this coins scarcity.

These doubled die varieties were probably discovered sometime when the coins were just produced. As many examples still exist in high mint state grades. In fact, the PCGS population data indicates more coins exist in mint state grades than in circulated grades.

The doubling is easily seen on the motto "In God We Trust" and it is also doubled on the word "Liberty."

Finding a coin in any grade is a challenge. Even circulated coins only come up for auction every couple of years. Mint State coins come up for auction even less frequently and when they do, they command very stong premiums.

Ron Guth:

More than one 1943 Quarter Dollar obverse shows doubling, but one variety shows stronger doubling than any other and is worth a significant premium over the others. That variety is FS-103 (old FS-016.7) and to qualify it must match the images shown above. Doubling can be seen on the entire motto IN GOD WE TRUST (final punching shifted up and left). Doubling is also evident on most of LIBERTY (final punching to the right). If your coin does not match this image it is most likely the less valuable, but still desirable, FS-101 or FS-102.