1971 25C MS66 Certification #03591570, PCGS #5887

Expert Comments

Mitch Spivack

The 1971-P ranks among the top three toughest dates in the entire series to obtain in MS67 grade. Just like the 1969-P, everything that could possibly go wrong in your hunt for a superb gem is encountered when you go after this one! Badly scuffed surfaces, poor luster, weak strikes... you name it. I believe I have been through thousands upon thousands of 1971-P coins over the past (3) decades, including huge quantities of fresh U.S. Mint sets and original rolls. You begin to realize just how frustrating a search for an MS67 specimen is after you finish carefully screening a couple hundred fresh 1971 Mint Sets and realize the nicest couple of 1971-P quarters you located might grade MS65 at best! If you get a chance, take a look at a handful or two of 1971 Mint Sets. You should immediately see just how poor quality the 1971-P quarters are in these sets. In my opinion, the 1971-P quarter has a fantastic future for gem and better quality specimens.
Diameter
24.30 millimeters
Designer
John Flanagan
Edge
Reeded
Mintage
109284000
Weight
5.67 grams
Metal Content
75% Copper, 25% Nickel over a pure Copper center
Region
The United States of America
Pop Higher
11
Pop Lower
363
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades
65 or Better 32785200 R-1.0 1 / 61 TIE 1 / 64 TIE
All Grades 9835560 R-1.0 3 / 61 TIE 4 / 64 TIE
60 or Better 983556 R-1.1 4 / 61 TIE 5 / 64 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade
1 MS67 PCGS grade
1 MS67 PCGS grade
4 MS66+ PCGS grade
5 MS66 PCGS grade