Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Quarters (1838-1891)
Mint: New Orleans
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 6.6800g
ASW: 0.1933oz
Melt Value: $3.53 (1/25/2020)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
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1842 O 25C MS obverse 1842 O 25C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

NGC now automatically designates 1842-O quarters as Small Date or Large date, and this entry represents coins certified before that policy was in place.

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Last Updated: 8/30/2019

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1842 O 25C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 44.00 50.00 95.00 220 390 585 755 1020 1500 1750 1880 2000 3750 6550 - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 21
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 63

The chart showing VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 1/21/2020 1842 O 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----2-32-18-113-------21
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Total----2-32-18-113-------21
 ----10%-14%10%-5%38%-5%5%14%------- 

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