Around half of the known 1842-O quarter eagles have strikes that range from "weak" to "are you kidding me??" This example is actually quite well struck with no serious weakness at the centers. It is also original with nice deep green-gold colors seen on the obverse and reverse and some dirt in the protected areas. The 1842-O is the second scarcest quarter eagle from this mint after the 1845-O and it is a hard issue to find with good eye appeal. Excellent value at less than $1500!