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: $3.29 (10/18/2017)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
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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 first emission of 1842-O quarters featured a date similar in size to that used for 1841. The mintage of 1842-O Small Date is unknown but must have been quite small. Examples are rare across all grades, with Mint State pieces being all but unknown.

Just a single pair of dies produced this abortive issue.

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Last Updated: 10/12/2016

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1842 O SMALL DATE 25C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 775 1225 1900 3200 7350 9500 11750 17000 24500 - 39500 - 72500 - - - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 19
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: F
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
12/30/2012 PCGS PR 1   Teletrade Auction 3407, 3407/Lot# 2035 $170.00
5/12/2013 PCGS VG 10   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 751, 760/Lot# 848 $1,202.00
7/11/2014 NGC MS 86   Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 5743 $170.38
9/14/2014 PCGS G 4   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/14/2014, 192/Lot# 216215 $300.00
4/27/2016 PCGS G 4   Heritage Auctions 2016 April 27 - May 1 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(6), 1234/Lot# 7698 $423.00
10/3/2016 PCGS VG 10   Heritage Auctions 2016 October 3 - 5 US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(2), 1240/Lot# 3681 $940.00
4/4/2017 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2017 April 4 - 6 US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(2), 1253/Lot# 15709 $5,910.25


NGC Registry

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