1842 Quarter Dollars by Variety | Seated Liberty Quarter Dollars by Date | Quarter Dollars by Type



Circulation strikes: 88,000
Proofs: 0

Designer: Obverse by Thomas Sully, executed by Christian Gobrecht, modified by Robert Ball Hughes; Reverse by Christian Gobrecht

Diameter: ±24.3 millimeters

Metal Content:
Silver - 90%
Copper - 10%

Weight: ±103.1 grains (±6.7 grams)

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: None (for Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) below the eagle on the reverse

The finest Uncirculated 1842 Large Date Quarter Dollars graded by PCGS are 3 MS-64's.

No 1842 Large Date Quarter Dollars were minted in Proof condition.

Recent appearances:
NCG MS-65.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 389, illustrated, sold for $9,775.00

PCGS MS-64.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part III", May 21, 2001, Lot 1437, "Large Date", illustrated, sold for $5,750.00

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"The PCGS Population Report, July 2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service