Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Quarters (1838-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 88,000
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 6.6800g
ASW: 0.1933oz
Melt Value: $5.01 (4/19/2021)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
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1842 LARGE DATE 25C MS obverse 1842 LARGE DATE 25C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Not surprisingly, given its small mintage, the 1842(P) quarter dollar is moderately scarce across all grades and quite rare in Mint State. Most such coins are well struck when found.

All currency pieces of this date and mint feature the Large Date that became standard for 1843 and the next several years. The Philadelphia Mint coined only proofs of the Small Date.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/30/2019

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1842 LARGE DATE 25C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 105 175 285 400 545 840 1050 1100 1375 1825 2000 2550 4700 7600 14750 - - - - -
$ - - - - 1530 - 2200 - - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 46
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 65

The chart showing PrAg series, G series, VG series, F series, VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 4/13/2021 1842 LARGE DATE 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base1--33524186-32332-----46
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Total1--33524186-42332-----47
 2%--6%6%11%4%9%2%17%13%-9%4%6%6%4%----- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1842 LARGE DATE 25C MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base59728913522047160472191610301183127813791697198528284756597367207984916011413
637710416330351564378695410811214131114851793226634705161622271418376991111984
0000006437869541081121413111485179322663470516162227141837600
0000006828519921132124613451591188925474113556764717562876800
1842 LARGE DATE 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base255295471655842111013091483180219852229237525192648316747166537829912281184382805431242
268353532717931117613671589186320662277242325622821368353237124962614333216432911632804
000000136715891863206622772423256228213683532371249626143332164300
0000001425169519242147232624712605299441995930771110953163852484800
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 2229
Owner: jlmjjhac
 
Grade: AU 55
Points: 1985
Owner: Beau Newman
 
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