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1953 QUARTER DOLLAR

PCGS Nos: 5852, 5985, 85985, 95985

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 18,536,120
Proofs: 128,800

Designer: John Flanagan

Diameter: 24.3 millimeters

Metal Content:
Silver - 90%
Copper - 10%

Weight: 96.6 grains (6.3 grams)

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: None (for Philadelphia, PA) below the wreath on the reverse

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Varieties:

Recent appearances:
NGC Proof-68 Deep Cameo. Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8341, not illustrated, sold for $1,725.00  

PCGS MS-67.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8333, not illustrated, sold for $431.25   From the John Benbow Collection

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 18 MS-67's.

The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 36 PR-68's.

The finest Proof Cameo example graded by PCGS is a single PRCA-69.

The finest Proof Deep Cameo examples graded by PCGS are 7 PRDC-68's.

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"The PCGS Population Report, July 2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service

 
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