1932D & S Wash Quarter...Real or Fake?

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  1. TaborTot22

    TaborTot22 Well-Known Member

    Below are photos of a 1932D & S Washington Quarter. Real or Fake...and if real, approximate grade please? Thank you!

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  3. RaceBannon

    RaceBannon Member

    I'm not experienced enough to give you a straight answer. But I'm guessing those are authentic, simply because the coins are low grade and have been so harshly cleaned.

    Also I was once told by a dealer who was an expert: "If the mint-mark is a mis-shapen blob, that's been worn to the point that you can barely make it out on a low grade 32 Washington quarter, it's probably an authentic D or S mintmark." The mintmarks you've displayed in the photos fit the bill imo.

    Again though, I will defer a true opinion until the experts on this forum weigh in.
  4. kaosleeroy108

    kaosleeroy108 The Mahayana Tea Shop & hobby center

    at this grade it wont matter if you acid test it .. do it and call it a day
  5. CBJesse

    CBJesse Capped Bust Fanactic

    I can't say anything as to the authenticity of the quarter, but I will take a shot on the grade, I'll say Good Details.
  6. petro89

    petro89 Member

    Yep. I agree that this is true, and that they are very likely real.
  7. Treashunt

    Treashunt The Other Frank

    I'd say pass on them.
  8. green18

    green18 Unknown member Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    He can't. He got them in a collection that he bought.........
  9. medoraman

    medoraman Supporter! Supporter

    I agree with Race as well. The phrase as I heard it was "if it looks good it isn't, if it looks bad it is good". Those years had blob of a mintmark, and a depression where the mintmark was punched.

    My guess on the grade is VG-8 details due to harsh cleaning.
  10. xGAJx

    xGAJx Happy

    Guys keep in mind these quarters are really low mintage, and are key dates!
  11. kookoox10

    kookoox10 ANA #3168546

    These look good. It's only when the protected area around the mint mark is a lighter color should you worry. This typically points to an added mint mark. I have several examples of this date and one fake I bought knowing so, just to have a reference.
  12. Treashunt

    Treashunt The Other Frank


    we should up grade them for being key dates?
  13. xGAJx

    xGAJx Happy

    Point being, there valuable.
  14. lincolncent

    lincolncent Future Storm Chaser Guy


    I have a 1913-S Type II Nickel that's been acid-bathed I'll sell ya if you think harshly cleaned coins in bad condition are anywhere near as valuable as un-cleaned. It goes for 250 in G4 and I'd be lucky to get 10 bucks for it.

    @ the OP: They look good to me, but I'm certainly not an expert on Washingtons. I don't see anything that would indicate them being either altered or added.
  15. shanhartzell

    shanhartzell Member

    They are both valued at the $100 to $125 each even in that condition, I bought a collection late last year with almost the same looking washingtons. When I got rid of the 32 D and S that what they brought.
  16. Treashunt

    Treashunt The Other Frank

    Thank you!
  17. medoraman

    medoraman Supporter! Supporter

    Man, you did well then. I agree if they were simply G-VG they should bring that, but with harsh cleaning marks? I do not see that kind of value myself.
  18. TaborTot22

    TaborTot22 Well-Known Member

    I've had these quarters for a while but I just thought that I'd get some opinions on them. I bought both of the quarters (32D and 32S) for $150 total. (Actually, I traded $150 worth of 40% halves for them). Thanks for all the comments.
  19. Tater

    Tater Coin Collector

    Are they harshly cleaned or harshly worn, I still think you can get close to $100 for them. They are the key dates in the series and you always have a market for a low cost key date.
  20. medoraman

    medoraman Supporter! Supporter

    I think that is a fair trade then sir. Hopefully you have a Washington set and enjoy them. :)
  21. Hiddendragon

    Hiddendragon World coin collector

    I sold a 1932 D in much better shape on eBay recently and only got 1 bid for $50. This seems to be one coin that sells for below the book value judging from completed eBay auctions. Here's the one I sold.

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