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: $4.93 (8/2/2021)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
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1842 O LARGE DATE 25C MS obverse 1842 O LARGE DATE 25C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The vast majority of 1842 New Orleans Mint quarters bore the Large Date, which became standard for this series over the next several years.

This issue had a generous mintage, and well worn examples are plentiful. It becomes scarce in grades approaching Mint State, and pieces that are actually unworn are genuinely rare.

There were at least six die marriages, and all bear the Small O mintmark. None of the varieties are of interest beyond series specialists.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/30/2019

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1842 O LARGE DATE 25C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 45.00 60.00 90.00 175 325 540 665 775 1450 1900 2375 2950 4800 7750 - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 63
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 45
High Grade: 64

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.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 7/27/2021 1842 O LARGE DATE 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base6384854-226-3714------63
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Total6384854-236-3714------64
 9%5%13%6%13%8%6%-3%5%9%-5%11%2%6%------ 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1842 O LARGE DATE 25C MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base12319422038170910341131132615381818223324172814312439124823511654795862626468387450
14720327449081710661196139716311956229425492917338742164921523756075996645570427823
0000001196139716311956229425492917338742164921523756075996645500
0000001261146717252095235626823021364945195018535857346130664700
1842 O LARGE DATE 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1111792013516639741066125214551725212423022685298537474630491552685640603065887184
13418625145576710051128132015451858218324302785323940414725503353925770621667877543
0000001128132015451858218324302785323940414725503353925770621600
0000001190138716351991224325572885349343364820515055165900640200
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Grade: VF 25
Points: 663
Owner: ddr70
 
Grade: XF Details
Points: 487
Owner: Moxking
 
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