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1842 QUARTER DOLLAR

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 88,000
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

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

Varieties:
Small Date - Extremely Rare
Large Date

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 3 MS-64's.

The finest Proof "Small Date" examples graded by PCGS are 2 PR-65's.

Significant examples:
(see individual varieties)

Recent appearances:
(see individual varieties)

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

 
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