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: $3.01 (6/27/2017)
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
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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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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1519
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 68


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
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Grade
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Sale / Lot
Price
12/9/1998 PCGS MS 67   Teletrade Auction 1113, 1113/Lot# 1463 $348.80
9/26/2005 NGC MS 66   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #55, 60/Lot# 625 $56.35
12/20/2005 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #25124, 25124/Lot# 13098 $35.00
8/30/2013 PCGS VF 35   Stack's Bowers The September 2013 Philadelphia Auction, 195/Lot# 4458 $125.73
7/20/2014 PCGS MS 67   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/20/2014, 197/Lot# 207703 $434.50
9/22/2014 PCGS MS 67   Goldberg September 22-25, 2013 September Pre Long Beach, 75/Lot# 691 $1,035.00


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