1842 25C MS64

PCGS#: 5401

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Ex. Saab (1955) Sold by David Akers Numismatics May '98 Price realized $18700

Expert Comments

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.

Diameter: 24.30 millimeters Designer: Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 88,000 Weight: 6.74 grams Metal Content: 90% Silver, 10% Copper

Rarity and Survival Estimates

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

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