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: $3.32 (1/27/2020)
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: 11/1/2019

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1942 D 25C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 7.75 7.85 8.00 8.25 8.95 9.50 10.50 11.50 13.00 16.80 17.80 19.00 23.00 37.50 55.00 130 520 4450 - -
$ - - - - - - - - 25.00 40.00 65.00 170 3000 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1620
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 68

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, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series, 68 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 1/21/2020 1942 D 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base36151116510451014-829441925365691412--1620
-----------------131--5
----------------125---8
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Total36151116510451014-829441925375721493--1633
 0%0%1%1%1%0%1%0%0%1%1%-0%2%3%12%33%35%9%0%-- 

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