1940-D 25C DDO FS-101 (012.5) MS66 Certification #82107411, PCGS #146092

Owner's Comments

Former John Borst JWB1040 Collection

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

The 1940-D FS-101 Quarter Dollar is a very nice Doubled Die Obverse.  The doubling is mostly visible on the legend IN GOD WE TRUST.  Doubling is also visible on the date, but to a lesser degree.  In lower grades, this variety fetches a strong premium of two to three times the price of a normal Quarter.  Inexplicably, the premium drops as the grade increases.  PCGS has certified very few examples of this variety, the best of which are graded MS66.  

Beware -- there is at least one other Doubled Die Obverse of this date.  If the doubling does not match the attribution picture above in every way, it is NOT an FS-101 and is not worth the same premium.  

Diameter
24.30 millimeters
Designer
John Flanagan
Edge
Reeded
Mintage
2797600
Weight
6.30 grams
Metal Content
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Region
The United States of America
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