Why $11,750 for a 1943-D Washington quarter? Because grade matters

Market Analysis: In circulated and in lower Mint State grades, a 1943-D Washington quarter dollar is a common issue
By , Coin World
Published : 03/14/14
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Heritage Auctions' Fed. 27 to 28 floor auctions held in association with the American Numismatic Association National Money Show in Atlanta, along with a separate March 2 online session, brought nearly $15 million total. Below is one of the transactions that provides a good teaching point in our hobby. 

The Lot:

1943-D Washington quarter dollar, PCGS MS-68

The Price:

$11,750

The Story:

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. 

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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. 

What is the value of your Washington quarter? Coin Values tells you.

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