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: $3.09 (10/21/2017)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
Link to this coin

1942 25C PF obverse 1942 25C PF reverse


  
Expand All    Collapse All

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.

GRADE SUMMARY

Loading... Working...

Use the scroll bar at the bottom of this box to view a summary of the NGC Price Guide, NGC Census, Auction Prices Realized and NGC Registry Scores for each grade.

There was no data found for this Coin.

Select Designation

 
NGC PRICE GUIDE
NGC CENSUS*
AUCTION PRICES REALIZED
NGC REGISTRY
SCORE
FIND IT ON EBAY

Select Grade

*To view the Census details for this coin, please sign in or sign up.

Price Guide

Last Updated: 10/13/2017

Click on a price to see historical prices, comparison charts and trends.

1942 25C PF
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - 24.00 - 40.00 50.00 60.00 65.00 85.00 105 140 440 6000 17000 -
$ - - - 27.00 - 45.00 55.00 65.00 70.00 95.00 115 190 1250 -

NGC Price and Value Guides Disclaimer

Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 2271
Low Grade: 60
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 68


Upcoming Auctions


Auction Prices Realized

A random selection of coins is shown below.

Images
Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
2/24/2003 PCGS PF 67   Goldberg February 24-25, 2003 Coin Auction, 17/Lot# 482 $437.00
9/8/2009 PCGS PF 66   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction #29093, 29093/Lot# 24124 $126.50
7/28/2011 NGC PF 66   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 605, 612/Lot# 5256 $126.50
5/27/2012 NGC PF 65   Teletrade Auction 3283, 3283/Lot# 1559 $69.00
3/10/2013 PCGS PF 66   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131312/Lot# 26625 $92.00
8/11/2013 PCGS PF 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/11/2013, 87/Lot# 132241 $73.70
8/1/2014 NGC PF 65   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3493, 6044/Lot# 20129 $123.38


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1942 25C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1111311511792092412582752852953083173603954505326206801304464361858077
1171371601892192462632782882993113313714134775616408882417515768150
0000002632782882993113313714134775616408882417515700
00000026928129130331434538343150459066010963530567100
1942 25C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base50637689106123135147151159163171198220255308366406844340646436185
546780941111271391481531601651802052312723273795521698381851570
0000001391481531601651802052312723273795521698381800
0000001431491561611681892122432903463926982552423000
Registry Image Gallery
Grade: PF 68
Points: 3818
Owner: G.M.Chow Collection
 
Grade: PF 68
Points: 3406
Owner: Flyboy
 
View the Registry Image Gallery

Related Articles

There are no related articles for this coin.

NGC Auction Central Disclaimer