Coin Specifications

Category: Washington Quarters (1932-1998)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 21,123
Obverse Designer: John Flanagan
Reverse Designer: John Flanagan
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 6.2500g
ASW: 0.1808oz
Melt Value: $4.62 (1/26/2021)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
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1942 25C PF obverse 1942 25C PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

Proof sales rose about 40% over those of 1941 and would have continued their rapid climb, were it not for the interruption of World War II. This turned out to be the last year of proof coinage until 1950. The Philadelphia Mint coined some 28,000 proof quarters just to have the 21,000 offered for sale. An additional 123 appear in published figures, but these coined were reserved for assay and subsequently destroyed.

The proof quarters of 1942 were well made overall, though the problem of overpolished dies left many coins with poor or missing details among the design features of lowest relief. Gems are plentiful through PF 67, but examples grading higher are very rare.

It took nine obverse and seven reverse dies to create this issue.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/19/2019

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1942 25C PF
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Base $ - - - - - - - 24.00 - 42.00 50.00 61.00 65.00 85.00 110 130 400 6000 17000 -
$ - - - 27.00 - 45.00 55.00 65.00 70.00 95.00 115 180 1250 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 2434
Low Grade: 60
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 68

The chart showing 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series, 68 series, 69 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 1/26/2021 1942 25C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-----------5153710646672880125323--2434
-----------------3731-14
-----------------5122--19
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Total-----------51537106466728809272281-2467
 -----------0%1%1%4%19%30%33%11%1%0%- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1942 25C PF CA
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1111311511792092412582752852953083173603954505326206801304464366448077
1181381601892202472642782882993113313724134775616408882417531071228481
0000002642782882993113313724134775616408882417531000
00000026928229230431434638343250559166010963530597700
1942 25C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base506367727681858994981511712012372653483894451051436164006982
5464697378828691951161581812132462933624086472154504165947331
0000008691951161581812132462933624086472154504100
0000008892971331641912252563203754268493258572000
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Grade: PF 68
Points: 5041
Owner: Paul Kromm
 
Grade: PF 68
Points: 4361
Owner: Flyboy
 
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