1842 QUARTER DOLLAR -
PCGS No: 5536
Circulation strikes: 0
Proofs: estimated 10
Designer: Obverse by Thomas
Sully, executed by Christian Gobrecht, modified by Robert Ball Hughes;
Reverse by Christian Gobrecht
Diameter: 24.3 millimeters
Silver - 90%
Copper - 10%
grains (6.7 grams)
Mintmark: None (for
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) below the eagle on the reverse
No 1842 Small Date Quarter Dollars were struck for circulation.
The finest 1842 Small Date Quarter Dollars graded by PCGS are 2 PR-65's.
PCGS Proof-65. Ex - B. Max
Mehl "Jerome Kern", 1950 - Louis Eliasberg, Sr. - Bowers & Merena Galleries "The Rarities Sale", July
31, 2002, Lot 210, illustrated, sold for $87,400.00
Ex - R.C.W. Brock - J.P. Morgan - American Numismatic Society.
Numismatic Collection at the Smithsonian Institution.
Proof. Discovered in
the 1940s by Oscar Schilke in a complete silver and copper 1842 Proof Set
- purchased (the complete Proof Set) by Arthur M. and Paul Kagin -
purchased (just the Quarter Dollar) circa 1960 by Q. David Bowers - Hazen
B. Hinman - Paramount "Century Collection", 1965. This
pedigree of this example may continue with the next example.
Proof. Stack's "R.L.
Miles, Jr.", 1969 - Stack's "S.G. Steckler", 1974 - Stack's
"Ellis H. Robison", 1982
Stack's "James A.
Stack", March 13-15, 1975 - Julian Leidman - Paramount International
According to Q. David
Bowers, Breen's listing of known examples contains a couple of
errors. First, the Robison coins is not ex - Smith - Kern.
Second, John Jay Pittman (the "New York State specialist") never
owned one (the coin in his 1842 Proof Set was a Prooflike Uncirculated
1842 Large Date Quarter Dollar).
Sources and/or recommended
"The PCGS Population Report, July 2003" by The
Professional Coin Grading Service
Sale" auction catalog, Bowers and Merena Galleries, Lot 210