Coin Details

Origin/Country: UNITED STATES
Design Description: QUARTER DOLLARS - WASHINGTON, 1965-1998
Item Description: 25C 1983 P
Full Grade: NGC MS 65
Owner: Sinsilyo

Set Details

Custom Sets: This coin is not in any custom sets.
Competitive Sets: Kano Type Set Collection   Score: 37
Research: NGC Coin Explorer NGC Coin Price Guide
NGC US Coin Census for Washington Quarters (1932-1998)

Owner Comments:

In the 1980's the mint was looking for ways to cut costs. The 1982 mint set, issued since 1947, found itself on the chopping block. No 1983 mint sets were issued and bags and rolls of this coin were rarely saved by collectors. Additionally, the 1983 quarters, especially from Philadelphia tended to be heavily abraded. Production quality was low and most coins struck from late-state, heavily fatigued dies that imparted weak and mushy details. Contact marks and other forms of abrasion, including die burn are common. Typically this coin is unattractive. Widely scarce, 1983 P quarters are worth many times the value of equivalent coins from years with mint set examples. In fact, non-collectors are often surprised to discover that if a particularly nice Uncirculated example can be found in pocket change, it is easily worth a 100 times its face value. Fewer than a dozen superb gem Uncirculated examples have been professionally certified, and these carry a price-guide value in excess of $1000. More than 5000 times their face value.

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