Coin Specifications

Category: Washington Quarters (1932-1998)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 17,487,200
Obverse Designer: John Flanagan
Reverse Designer: John Flanagan
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 6.2500g
ASW: 0.1808oz
Melt Value: $3.12 (5/22/2017)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
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1942 D 25C MS obverse 1942 D 25C MS reverse

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Description & Analysis

The Denver Mint struck a number of quarter dollars that was comparable to 1941's production, which is surprising given the rapid build-up of Ameirca's economy. It's possible that the agricultural sector, a big component of the Denver Mint's service territory, was not as greatly affected by the step-up in production typical of both coasts.

1942-D quarters were well made in comparison to those of the other two mints, a typical condition for the war years. Gems are plentiful, with even a fairly large number of MS 67 examples available to advanced collectors.

Doubled-die varieties are known for both obverse and reverse, and some of these are quite extreme. Only under wartime conditions would such dies have been put into service. This issue is a cherrypicker's delight for doubled-dies. Also known are a few repunched mintmarks.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 12/15/2015

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1942 D 25C MS
Base $ 7.75 7.85 8.00 8.25 8.35 9.50 10.50 11.50 13.00 16.00 17.00 18.00 23.00 37.50 57.50 165 615 5250 - -
$ - - - - - - - - 25.00 40.00 65.00 200 3500 -

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Total Graded: 1515
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 68

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Auction Prices Realized

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10/29/2001 PCGS MS 65   Teletrade Auction 1500, 1500/Lot# 1270 $35.97
9/22/2003 NGC MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2003 September Long Beach Bullet Sale #331, 331/Lot# 846 $195.50
2/10/2008 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg February 10-13, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 44/Lot# 2142 $4,830.00
10/16/2008 NGC MS 67   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 292, 298/Lot# 5777 $143.75
3/4/2012 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131211/Lot# 29751 $56.00
3/24/2013 PCGS MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/24/2013, 67/Lot# 53127 $20.00
1/11/2015 NGC MS 67   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131503/Lot# 25208 $206.80
1/18/2015 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131504/Lot# 28111 $69.00
7/20/2015 PCGS   Stack's Bowers July 2015 Baltimore Auction, 6105/Lot# 31073 $305.50

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