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SERIES: Liberty Seated Quarters 1838-1891
LEVEL: Year, MintMark, & Major Variety

1842 25C (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS64

PCGS MS63

PCGS AU55
PCGS #:
5401
Diameter:
24.30 millimeters
Designer:
Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht
Weight:
6.74 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
88,000
Metal Content:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$18,700 • MS64 • 5-1-1998 • David Akers
Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 350 R-6.3 10 / 49 TIE 23 / 114 TIE
60 or Better 25 R-9.0 14 / 49 TIE 31 / 114 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 49 1 / 114
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS64 PCGS grade  
1 MS64 PCGS grade  
1 MS64 PCGS grade  
1 MS64 estimated grade  
1 MS64 estimated grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS64 PCGS grade  
1 MS64 PCGS grade  
1 MS64 PCGS grade  
1 MS64 estimated grade  
1 MS64 estimated grade  
6 MS63 PCGS grade  
6 MS63 PCGS grade  
6 MS63 estimated grade  
6 MS63 estimated grade  
10 MS62 PCGS grade  

Ron Guth: The 1842 Quarter is a great, low-mintage date that is also the second rarest (in terms of overall population) of all the Quarters from the 1840s (only the 1840 With Drapery is rarer).  In Mint State, the 1842 Quarter is slightly more plentiful than the super-rare dates such as the 1843-O and the 1847-O, but the problem with the 1842 is that most of the Mint State population is at the low end of the scale.  The collector is most likely to encounter an MS62 in the marketplace, while MS63 and MS64 examples show up far less frequently.  Gems may not exist at all - they certainly have not shown up in the last several decades.