Owner's Comments


Expert Comments

David Hall

Though a very high mintage date that's very common in all grades up to MS64, the 1961-D is actually one of the rarer 1941-1964 Washington quarters in Gem condition. Marks are a big issue with this coin as surfaces as usually pretty rough. Most Gems are frosty white, as toned Gems are in the minority.


Ron Guth

1961-D is one of the great condition rarities in the Washington Quarter Dollar series.  Collectors compete so intensely for top quality examples that the prices are now solidly into five figures for MS67s.  Those of old-timers who were used to seeing 1961-D Quarters just about everywhere in circulation, we marvel at these lofty prices.  However, this is merely a reflection of the demand for quality, and the lack of it, where this date is concerned.

24.30 millimeters
John Flanagan
6.30 grams
Metal Content
90% Silver, 10% Copper
The United States of America
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Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
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Rarity and Survival Estimates

65 or Better 8366000 R-1.0 35 / 93 TIE 35 / 93 TIE
All Grades 75000 R-2.2 76 / 93 TIE 76 / 93 TIE
60 or Better 5000 R-4.0 15 / 93 TIE 15 / 93 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade  PCGS #5871 (MS)     67

High Desert Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

1 MS67 PCGS grade MS67 PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2014:4314, $8,225

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