Expert Comments

David Hall

The 1942 was the first Washington quarter to have a mintage of over 100,000,000 coins. Perhaps this dampened the enthusiasm of dealers and collectors of the era to save this coin as the 1942 is actually a bit of a sleeper in Gem condition. And I remember back in the "BU roll" days of the 1960s and 1970s that this wasn't exactly an easy uncirculated roll to find. This coin is scarcer in Gem condition than most of the other Washington quarter issues of this time period. But when found, Gem examples can be fully lustrous and quite nice.

 

Diameter
24.30 millimeters
Designer
John Flanagan
Edge
Reeded
Mintage
102096000
Weight
6.30 grams
Metal Content
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Region
The United States of America
Pop Higher
80
Pop Lower
1129
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades
65 or Better 10200000 R-1.0 35 / 93 TIE 35 / 93 TIE
All Grades 50000 R-2.5 58 / 93 TIE 58 / 93 TIE
60 or Better 5850 R-3.8 20 / 93 20 / 93

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67+ PCGS grade  PCGS #5817 (MS)     67+

David Poole Collection - Heritage 1/2013:4801, $5,581.25

1 MS67+ PCGS grade MS67+ PCGS grade
1 MS67+ PCGS grade MS67+ PCGS grade
1 MS67+ PCGS grade MS67+ PCGS grade
1 MS67+ PCGS grade MS67+ PCGS grade