Expert Comments

David Hall

Back in the 1950s and 1960s, the 1942-S was considered the rarest Washington quarter of the 1940s. Today, this issue must be considered scarce only as many Gems exist, including a good number of Superb Gem MS66 examples.

 

Diameter
24.30 millimeters
Designer
John Flanagan
Edge
Reeded
Mintage
19384000
Weight
6.30 grams
Metal Content
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Region
The United States of America
Pop Higher
2
Pop Lower
2361
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades
65 or Better 2000000 R-1.0 35 / 93 TIE 35 / 93 TIE
All Grades 25000 R-2.7 18 / 93 TIE 18 / 93 TIE
60 or Better 6930 R-3.6 23 / 93 TIE 23 / 93 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS68 PCGS grade

Stack's/Bowers 4/2016:13069, $7,637.50

1 MS68 PCGS grade
3 MS67+ PCGS grade MS67+ PCGS grade

Heritage 11/2012:4008, $6,462.50 - “Olscs31” Collection

3 MS67+ PCGS grade MS67+ PCGS grade

“WWII” Collection

3 MS67+ PCGS grade MS67+ PCGS grade

“Manofcoins number 2” Collection