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1943-S 25C "Goiter" FS-401 (Regular Strike)

Series: Washington Quarters 1932-1964

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

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SIZE AND LOCATION OF "GOITER"

SIZE AND LOCATION OF "GOITER"

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS #:
511572
Designer:
N/A
Edge:
N/A
Diameter:
N/A
Weight:
N/A
Mintage:
21,700,000
Mint:
N/A
Metal:
N/A
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Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS65 PCGS grade
1 MS65 PCGS grade
3 MS64 PCGS grade
3 MS64 PCGS grade
3 MS64 PCGS grade
3 MS64 PCGS grade
3 MS64 PCGS grade
3 MS64 PCGS grade
3 MS64 PCGS grade
#1 MS65 PCGS grade
#1 MS65 PCGS grade
#3 MS64 PCGS grade
#3 MS64 PCGS grade
#3 MS64 PCGS grade
#3 MS64 PCGS grade
#3 MS64 PCGS grade
#3 MS64 PCGS grade
#3 MS64 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

The 1943-S "Goiter" is a most unusual variety in the Washington Quarter Dollar series. For some reason, the obverse die sank at the junction of Washington's jaw and throat, causing a raised, goiter-like bulge (a goiter is swelling on a person's neck caused by an enlarged thyroid gland). In this case, the bulge is so severe that it actually distorted the shape of parts of the legend IN GOD WE TRUST; the word WE and the letters UST now lean left.

According to the PCGS CoinFacts Condition Census, MS65 is the finest grade available to collectors.