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1842-O QUARTER DOLLAR

PCGS Nos: 5402, 5403

Mintage:
Circulation strikes: 769,000
Proofs: None

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: "O" (for New Orleans, LA) below the eagle on the reverse

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Significant examples:

Recent appearances:
PCI Fine-15.  Ex-  Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale", October 5-7, 2000, Lot 8979, not illustrated, sold for $46.00

Varieties:

Notes:
The finest "Large Date" examples graded by PCGS are 15 MS-64's.

The finest "Small Date" example graded by PCGS is a single AU-58.

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

 

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