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1956 25C (Regular Strike)

Series: Washington Quarters 1932-1964

PCGS MS68

PCGS MS68

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PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67+

PCGS #:
5860
Designer:
John Flanagan
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
24.30 millimeters
Weight:
6.30 grams
Mintage:
44,144,000
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

Current Auctions - PCGS Graded
Current Auctions - NGC Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - PCGS Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 4,414,000 R-1.0 35 / 93 TIE 35 / 93 TIE
60 or Better 65,000 R-2.3 73 / 93 TIE 73 / 93 TIE
65 or Better 19,000 R-2.8 80 / 93 TIE 80 / 93 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 4,414,000
60 or Better 65,000
65 or Better 19,000
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-1.0
60 or Better R-2.3
65 or Better R-2.8
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 35 / 93 TIE
60 or Better 73 / 93 TIE
65 or Better 80 / 93 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 35 / 93 TIE
60 or Better 73 / 93 TIE
65 or Better 80 / 93 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS68 PCGS grade  PCGS #5860 (MS)     68

High Desert Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

2 MS67 PCGS grade MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade PCGS #5860 (MS)     67
2 MS67 PCGS grade PCGS #5860 (MS)     67
2 MS67 PCGS grade MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade PCGS #5860 (MS)     67
2 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade
 PCGS #5860 (MS)     68 #1 MS68 PCGS grade

High Desert Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

MS67 PCGS grade #2 MS67 PCGS grade
MS67 PCGS grade #2 MS67 PCGS grade
PCGS #5860 (MS)     67 #2 MS67 PCGS grade
PCGS #5860 (MS)     67 #2 MS67 PCGS grade
MS67 PCGS grade #2 MS67 PCGS grade
PCGS #5860 (MS)     67 #2 MS67 PCGS grade
#2 MS67 PCGS grade
#2 MS67 PCGS grade
#2 MS67 PCGS grade
David Hall:

The 1956 is a relatively high mintage and many were saved as this issue is readily available in Gem condition. As is the case with most later dates, the survivors include many white frosty Gems from original rolls and nicely toned specimens from original Government mint sets.

Mitch Spivack: Although this date is among the easiest in the series to locate in MS66 and even MS67 grade, when it comes to upper end MS67 quality, the coin becomes fairly scarce as is the case with nearly every silver quarter in this series. Interestingly, at the time of this writing (and PCGS has been open for business for more than (25) years now), just one MS68 coin has been graded of this date. Also, of note ... virtually every coin that has achieved the MS67 grade level is a mint set toned or album toned specimen. Blazing superb gems from original rolls (without toning that can often hide imperfections) generally max out at MS66 grade. In my near (25) years of hunting for this date in superb gem brilliant PCGS-MS67 grade, at most I recall seeing just one or two blazing white PCGS-MS67 examples. Finally, be on the lookout for the "Type B reverse" of this date as finding one already in a MS66 graded PCGS holder would be a fabulous "cherrypick"! And, if you locate a Type B reverse of this date graded PCGS-MS67, you might just be able to plan a "first class" trip to Las Vegas with all of the profits! The best Type B grade of this date I have been able to find thus far for my personal collection is a PCGS-MS66+ specimen and that took me (25) years to do!