$11,750 for a silver 1943-D Washington quarter dollar? Evidence that grade matters

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By Steve Roach - Coin World Staff
Published : 03/14/14
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In 1943, as World War II raged, more than 16 million quarter dollars were struck at the Denver Mint. In circulated and in lower Mint State grades, a 1943-D Washington quarter dollar is a common issue. But in Mint State 68 it’s a condition rarity and PCGS has graded just a single example in this grade with none finer. It sold for $11,750 at a Feb. 27 Heritage auction. 

Surprisingly, it has been offered twice recently at auction. On Nov. 3, 2013, it sold for $12,925 and on Jan. 14, 2013, it brought $17,625. 

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