1953-S 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 #:
5854
Designer:
John Flanagan
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
24.30 millimeters
Weight:
6.30 grams
Mintage:
14,016,000
Mint:
San Francisco
Metal:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

Current Auctions - PCGS Graded
Current Auctions - NGC Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - PCGS Graded
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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 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
Survival Estimate
All Grades 1,402,000
60 or Better 75,000
65 or Better 23,000
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-1.0
60 or Better R-2.2
65 or Better R-2.7
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 35 / 93 TIE
60 or Better 76 / 93 TIE
65 or Better 85 / 93 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 35 / 93 TIE
60 or Better 76 / 93 TIE
65 or Better 85 / 93 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS67+ PCGS grade MS67+ PCGS grade
1 MS67+ PCGS grade
1 MS67+ PCGS grade
1 MS67+ PCGS grade
1 MS67+ PCGS grade
1 MS67+ PCGS grade
1 MS67+ PCGS grade
1 MS67+ PCGS grade
1 MS67+ PCGS grade
1 MS67+ PCGS grade
MS67+ PCGS grade #1 MS67+ PCGS grade
#1 MS67+ PCGS grade
#1 MS67+ PCGS grade
#1 MS67+ PCGS grade
#1 MS67+ PCGS grade
#1 MS67+ PCGS grade
#1 MS67+ PCGS grade
#1 MS67+ PCGS grade
#1 MS67+ PCGS grade
#1 MS67+ PCGS grade
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.