Expert Comments

Jaime Hernandez

Most circulation strike Washington Quarters from the 1980's were struck in very poor quality. For some issues it is even difficult to find examples in MS65 condition or higher, despite hundreds of millions of examples being produced. The 1989-D is one of the tougher dates. Although MS65 examples can be purchased inexpensively raw or graded, they are difficult to find in mint sets or rolls in this condition or higher. In MS66 condition they are underrated as they are really scarce with less than a few hundred examples known. In MS67 condition they are truly scarce with less than a dozen known and none existing in any higher condition.   

Diameter
24.30 millimeters
Designer
John Flanagan
Edge
Reeded
Mintage
896535597
Weight
5.67 grams
Metal Content
75% Copper, 25% Nickel over a pure Copper center
Region
The United States of America
Pop Higher
0
Pop Lower
386
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades
65 or Better 313787458 R-1.0 1 / 61 TIE 1 / 64 TIE
All Grades 94136237 R-1.0 3 / 61 TIE 4 / 64 TIE
60 or Better 18827247 R-1.0 6 / 61 TIE 7 / 64 TIE

Condition Census

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