Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Quarters (1838-1891)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 769,000
Catalog: KM-64.2
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 6.6800g
ASW: 0.1933oz
Melt Value: $3.11 (12/27/2014)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1842 O SMALL DATE 25C MS obverse 1842 O SMALL DATE 25C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1842-O Small Date is not only an absolute rarity but is also a premier condition rarity. It actually is scarcer than even the mintage of 157,000 pieces would indicate, as it is believed that some of the reported mintage may include coins dated 1841.

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1842 O SMALL DATE 25C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 735 1100 1850 2850 7000 7000 9250 13500 15500 19500 26500 33500 47500 95000 - - - - - - -
$ 7850 10500 14750 16750 21500 28500 36500 55000 110000 - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 16
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: VF
High Grade: 63


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Auction Prices Realized

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5/28/2006 PCGS AU 55   Goldberg May 28-31, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 36/Lot# 1753 $16,675.00
7/19/2009 PCGS VG 8   Teletrade Auction 2720, 2720/Lot# 1591 $1,006.25
7/7/2011 PCGS F 15   Heritage Auctions 2011 July Orlando Summer FUN Signature US Coin Auction Session(1), 1157/Lot# 3485 $2,300.00
2/28/2012 PCGS AU 53   Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 4072 $13,225.00
11/29/2012 NGC AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2012 November 29 - December 2 US Coin Signature Auction - Houston Session(1), 1177/Lot# 3507 $10,868.75
1/9/2013 PCGS G 4   Heritage Auctions 2013 January 9-13 US Coin FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(7), 1181/Lot# 9884 $587.50
10/20/2013 PCGS VG 8   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/20/2013, 97/Lot# 128164 $1,210.00
12/15/2013 PCGS VF 30   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 782, 791/Lot# 417 $3,750.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1842 O SMALL DATE 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base136014941936239430384273392535255368617571197638825991411114112017129421532121565308773429637988
14041641208826083449427339254139563764897292784585539807114331232513735174022466932016355260
0000003925413956376489729278458553980711433123251373517402246693201600
00000039254753590668047465805288471047411725126331452819483277733315600
1842 O SMALL DATE 25C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base143715772038251331794454490152906295683375187917855494591150912405133521578622164316573513938897
148317302196273536044603503056256474706176518129885510142118071272014163179122532832817363910
00000050305625647470617651812988551014211807127201416317912253283281700
00000051605960665372897784834191571082512106130361497420038284923397800
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