Expert Comments

David Hall

The 1958 is the fourth lowest mintage 1941-1964 Washington quarter, yet it one of the most common in Gem condition. The low mintage caused a large number of original rolls to be saved by collectors and speculators in the year of issue. Today, all those saved rolls are the source of the many frosty white Gems that survive. There are also a number of beautifully toned Gems from original Government mint sets.

 


Mitch Spivack

As usual, I agree with all that David said, but I would like to supplement that with a few other interesting points. First, 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), not a single MS68 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, I have located just a single example. Finally, be on the lookout for the "Type B reverse" of this date as finding one already in a MS66 or higher graded PCGS holder would be a great "cherrypick". If you "cherry" an PCGS-MS67 with a Type B reverse of this date, you just might be able to plan your next trip to Disneyland with the profits!
Diameter
24.30 millimeters
Designer
John Flanagan
Edge
Reeded
Mintage
6360000
Weight
6.30 grams
Metal Content
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Region
The United States of America
Pop Higher
0
Pop Lower
4392
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades
65 or Better 636000 R-1.4 26 / 93 26 / 93
All Grades 90000 R-2.1 80 / 93 TIE 80 / 93 TIE
60 or Better 25000 R-2.7 85 / 93 TIE 85 / 93 TIE

Condition Census

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