1932 25C MS66 Certification #10936498, PCGS #5790

Expert Comments

David Hall

The Washington quarter was first issued to commemorate the 200th anniversary of George Washington's birth. It was the first design change for U.S. coins since 1916. It was some what of a novelty at the time of issue. However, 1932 was the depth of the Great Depression so not a lot of Uncircuated examples were initially saved. The coin was desirable nonetheless and within a few years it was much hoarded. But most of the coins that were saved were sliders, i.e. coins that had seen a little circulation and would grade AU58 or so today. I remember seeing slider rolls of this isssue in the 1970s. True Gem MS65 or better 1932 Philadelphia quarters are actually fairly rare. In MS67 (PCGS population of only two coins as of August, 2009), this is an extremely rare coin.


Ron Guth

According to a notice in the June 1934 issue of The Numismatist (p. 416), collectors could still purchase Uncirculated 1932 Quarter Dollars directly from the U.S. Treasury for "the face value of the coins and an amount sufficient to cover the mail charrges by first-class mail."

PCGS #
5790
Designer
John Flanagan
Edge
Reeded
Diameter
24.30 millimeters
Weight
6.30 grams
Mintage
5404000
Metal
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Pop Higher
84
Pop Lower
3600
Region
The United States of America
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades
65 or Better 500000 R-1.6 19 / 93 TIE 19 / 93 TIE
All Grades 40000 R-2.6 42 / 93 TIE 42 / 93 TIE
60 or Better 5000 R-4.0 15 / 93 TIE 15 / 93 TIE
65 or Better 500000
All Grades 40000
60 or Better 5000
65 or Better R-1.6
All Grades R-2.6
60 or Better R-4.0
65 or Better 19 / 93 TIE
All Grades 42 / 93 TIE
60 or Better 15 / 93 TIE
65 or Better 19 / 93 TIE
All Grades 42 / 93 TIE
60 or Better 15 / 93 TIE

Condition Census Learn More

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade MS67 PCGS grade

High Desert Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

1 MS67 PCGS grade MS67 PCGS grade

Wondercoin Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

1 MS67 PCGS grade MS67 PCGS grade
1 MS67 PCGS grade

Wondercoin Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

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

High Desert Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

MS67 PCGS grade #1 MS67 PCGS grade

Wondercoin Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

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

Wondercoin Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

#1 MS67 PCGS grade