Liberty Seated Quarters

1838 to 1855

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Pricing Comments:Liberty Seated quarters are probably the most under valued seated coinage denomination. The full date and mintmark set is extremely difficult to complete due to length and individual date rarities. Weak strikes are also an ongoing issue for many dates including weak head and breast details and incomplete definition of reverse feathers. You will find competitive retail asking prices for nice original and problem free coins. Quarters with small issues will be discounted accordingly.

Rotated Reverses:Reverse images are best effort to capture the actual reverse rotation with respect to obverse position. If a rotated reverse is seen in the images, then this is how the quarter appeared during photography and the descriptions may not include specific comments as to the observation.

Top 25 Varieties Information:Just click on the Top 25 Variety # to access detailed information published by Greg Johnson, noted Seated quarter varieties expert.

There are 62 Coins for Sale. New coin(s) added on April 17, 2018

Photo Date Grade TPG Variety GFRC Rating Price Description Buy
Seated 25C 1838 1838
VF25
PCGS
26806623

Choice $250 New March 14! Choice Original, Perfect Circulated Cameo Eye Appeal, Accurately Graded, Seal Beach Collection. No Drapery Type. Well above average in terms of circulated cameo eye appeal and so pleasing. Fields are toned even gray while primary devices are tone with light natural coloring. No blemishes to mention and accurately graded. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with edge view insert. Another fine numismatic property from the Seal Beach Collection that deserves special consideration.
Seated 25C 1838 1838
No Drapery
EF40 ANACS
5057939

Original $425 Near Choice, Crusty Gun Metal Gray Patina, Better Than Average Strike, Accurately Graded.. Strike variability is always an issue with 1838 No Drapery quarters. When I can locate an example that is well struck and properly priced, then it immediately heads into GFRC inventory. This is a near choice example with crusty gun metal gray patina throughout obverse and reverse. Please note the complete eagle wings and deeply impressed feathers. There are a few tiny obverse blemishes that held back the quality rating to Original. Housed in a yellow ANACS holder and please don't hold that against this better than average 1838 quarter.
Seated 25C 1838 1838
No Drapery
VF35 raw
Briggs 1-A
Market Acceptable $275 Open Claws, Old Album Toning, Accurately Graded, Faint Rim Filing. Attractive old album toning with ample device details remaining. Light rose within the obverse center is nicely framed by a dark teal ring surrounding the stars and date. The same teal ring is also evident on the reverse. Obverse rim may have been lightly filed but the reeding is undisturbed.
Seated 25c 1838 1838
No Drapery
VF30 PCGS
31852877

Original $275 Strictly Original, Medium Gun Metal Gray, Accurately Graded. A classic Seated quarter No Drapery type coin with strictly original surfaces. Surfaces are covered with uniform gun metal gray patina along with some golden hues on the reverse. There are no blemishes on this Philadelphia strike. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder.
Seated 25C 1838 1838
No Drapery
VF25 NGC
3673154004

Choice $225 Choice Original, Old Album Obverse Toning, Typical Strike, Conservative Grading, Woodbridge Collection. An attractive 1838 No Drapery Seated quarter that deserves special consideration if starting down the path of a mid grade date and mintmark set. This piece is choice with medium gun metal gray patina. Under a light source, the obverse exposes old album toning with with rose-blue center and transparent gold surrounding the stars. Surfaces are blemishe free. Strike is typical while grading is a tad conservative. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. A solid duplicate from the Woodbridge Collection that would please an intermediate collector of the series.
Seated 25C 1839 1839
AU53
PCGS
83677523
Briggs 1-A
Choice $1300 Choice Original, Crusty Brown-Gray Patina, Completely Struck , Accurately Graded, CAC Approved. One sees many 1838 dated No Drapery quarters on the market while the 1839 date is much more challenging to locate. Poor strikes on No Drapery designs are also a substantial issue as few example are struck up enough to appreciate the artistry of Chief Engraver Christian Gobrecht. GFRC is pleased to offer this natural 1839 example that is freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Surfaces are so crusty original with brown-gray patina and some ebony highlights mostly at right obverse rim. Strike is considered complete for the No Drapery design due to pervasive weakness. All stars have connected centrils and all reverse devices are deeply impressed. If one wishes to be exact, there is just a touch of weakness at the top of Liberty's head. Reverse horizontal bisecting die crack is bold and consistent with Briggs 1-A illustrations. Blemishes are limited to a few fully toned over random ticks that are of no consequence. Grading is accurate. A strong offering with CAC approval that deserves special attention by avid Seated quarter collectors.
Seated 25C 1839 1839
No Drapery
EF40
PCGS
82659898
Briggs 2-B
Choice $575 Closed Claws Reverse, Choice Original, Crusty Gun Metal Gray Patina, Typical Strike, Conservative Grading. GFRC is pleased to offer this well preserved 1839 Closed Claws quarter with blemish free surfaces and strictly original gun metal gray patina. Grading is conservative as my initial assessment was EF45 based on the depth of the right wing feathers and well defined obverse scroll edges. Strike weakness is an ongoing issue with No Drapery issues and this example is no different with weak head and stars at upper obverse. Strike variability can be confusing to TPG graders. This is a no question choice example with CAC approval validation. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder and ready for inclusion into a circulated type set or even a CAC approved date and mintmark set.
Seated 25C 1839 1839
VF20
PCGS
83241035
Briggs 4-C
Choice $385 New March 18! Very Long Claws, Top 25 Varieties, Choice Original, Circulated Cameo Eye Appeal, Accurately Graded, Kansas Collection. A truly special offering for collectors attempt a Top 25 Varieties set. This 1839 No Drapery quarter is the rare Briggs 4-C variety struck with Very Long Claws reverse. Surfaces are perfectly original since covered with darker gray patina in the fields. Overall eye appeal is substantial due to the circulated cameo contrast between the lightly toned major devices and the darker gray fields. Even at the VF20 grade level, this piece is blemish free. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. An important die variety offering from the Kansas Collection.
Seated 25C 1839 1839
AU50 raw
Briggs 1-A
Market Acceptable $525 Cracked Reverse, Fully Struck, Uniform Gray Patina, Open Claws.. A sharply struck example in later die state with full bisecting reverse die crack and obverse die crack from Stars 1 and 2 down through left rock and into rim by 1 digit. Rims are particular sharp. Surfaces are covered with uniform ebony patina especially on the obverse and across most of the reverse. The lighter reverse region by UNITED on the image is not as pronounced on the actual coin. As for blemishes, the only issue to note is that the sharp rims attracted a few tiny marks. Fresh from old collection and off the market for years. Not a strictly original example but market acceptable and priced accordingly.
Seated 25C 1840O 1840-O
No Drapery
VF35
PCGS
33548986
Briggs 2-B
Choice $425 Choice Original, Late Die State, Heavy Clashing, Light Gray Rim Toning, White Pine Collection. The mintmark right reverse die pairing. A choice late die state example with bold obverse die clashing. Reverse eagle wings are boldly transferred to the obverse die. Die erosion is severe with all traces of rim denticles effaced. Surfaces are toned a light gray with some golden hues at immediate rims. There are no blemishes to discuss. I see this No Drapery quarter heading into a die variety set collection rather than being used in a type set. The late die state characteristics would be fascinating to those who appreciate. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. Another fine numismatic property from the White Pine Collection.
Seated 25C 1840O 1840-O
Drapery, Large O
VF35
PCGS
06679903
Briggs 1-A, FS-501
Choice HOLD
$5500
New April 17! Large O, Rarest Liberty Seated Date/Variety, Choice Original Surfaces, Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Hooiser Collection. The rarest collectible Liberty Seated quarter according to Briggs. The Large O reverse was initially paired with No Drapery obverse for volume production then muled with the new With Drapery obverse with a few strikes made. When paired with the With Drapery obverse, the reverse exhibits a second set of added denticles in the gaps between the first set of denticles. Total mintage for With Drapery New Orleans Small and Large O strikes is only 43,000 and a tiny fraction are found with the Large O reverse. This important die variety was included in the Top 25 Liberty Seated Quarter Varieties that was initially published in the Liberty Seated Collectors Club's Gobrecht Journal, Issue #111. Greg Johnson formulated the naming of the Top 25 Varieties and published a follow-on article in the March 2014 Gobrecht Journal Issue #119 concerning LSCC survey results for those Top 25 Varieties. The 1840-O With Drapery Large O ranked in the top ten spots in terms of rarity with 19 pieces reported. GFRC is incredibly pleased to be offering this choice original example from the Hoosier Collection. Light gray patina covers both side while the surfaces are choice with no obvious blemishes. Strike is typical for 1840-O coinage with weakness at the obverse stars and Liberty's head. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. Accurately graded with CAC approval. PCGS population report for the Large O FS-501 variety indicates two graded at VF35, one at EF40 and an MS63 example. A most important offering from the Hoosier Collection.
Seated 25C 1840O 1840-O
No Drapery
VF30 PCGS
24170081
Briggs 1-A
Original New Price
$235
Original Gun Metal Gray, Union Bridge Collection. Strictly original surfaces are covered with a uniform layer of gun metal gray patina. PCGS grading is accurate. There are no blemishes whatsoever. A quality example for collectors who appreciate natural gray toning. Housed in transitional 2012 blue label PCGS holder with edge view insert. Please note that the white lines on the upper obverse by cap/pole are holder scratches and not present on the coin. It was too much effort to try to edit these out.
Seated 25c 1840O 1840-O
No Drapery
VF30 PCGS
21450028

Original $250 Mintmark Left, Original Gray, Decent Strike, Accurately Graded. Natural surfaces and traditional gun metal gray patina are the hallmarks on this original 1840 No Drapery quarter; the mintmark left die pairing. Strike is decent given how bad some of these come. A wholesome offerings that will satisfy the selective collector. Housed in early blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert and PNG hologram.
Seated 25C 1840O 1840-O
No Drapery
VG10 NGC
2040989015
Briggs 1-A
Original $75 Crusty Original, Mintmark Left. Accurately graded with natural crusty gray patina throughout obverse and reverse. Device details remain strong, especially on the reverse, while the fields are blemish free. A solid example at a fair price. Housed in new NGC holder.
Seated 25c 1841O 1841-O
VF25 PCGS
34403781
Briggs 5-F
Original $250 Original Surfaces, Old Album Ring Toning, Blemish Free, Accurately Graded, Saw Mill Run Collection. Mintage of 452,000 with low survival rate. Early New Orleans small denomination coinage saw extensive circulation in the deep south as U.S. efforts where underway to eliminate Spanish coinage. PCGS has graded a total of thirteen pieces at the VF25 grade level. This example is nice and original with old album aquamarine and gold ring toning on the obverse while reverse is even gray. Obverse strike is well excuted whule the reverse strike is weak. A challenging Briggs die pairing. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A quality Liberty Seated quarter offering from the Saw Mill Run Collection.
Seated 25C 1843 1843
EF45 raw

Original $175 Crusty Original Gray, Accurately Graded. An original early die Philadelphia strike with dirty medium gray patina. The darker ebony areas are surface verdigris that further validate the original condition. Strike is complete with full head and hair curls along with connected star centrils. Blemishes are limited to a few fully toned over lines on the obverse rim at 9:00.
Seated 25C 1843 1843
Shattered Reverse
EF45 PCGS
80491019
Briggs 1-A
Original $585 Scarce Completely Shattered Reverse, White Pine Collection. Described by Briggs and listed as a shattered reverse die variety with this terminal die state specimen being only the second example handled at GFRC. During final die state, three prominent die cracks connect at the upper left shield edge and move towards the rims in a piece shaped manner. Surfaces are no question original with mottle brown-ebony toning on the obverse and more expansive ebony coloring on the reverse. The reverse die cracks are well raised of the surfaces and are distinct. In terms of blemishes, there is a rim mark by star 3 that is minor and some faint chatter in the right obverse field that is completely toned over. As a result, an Original quality rating has been assigned. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A scarce shattered reverse variety from the White Pine Collection.
Seated 25C 1843O 1843-O
Small O
AU50
PCGS
82204012
Briggs 1-C
Original $900 Small O, Near Choice Original, Olive-Gray Patina, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection. CAC Approval August 31, 2017. Advanced Liberty Seated quarter collectors well recognize how challenging early New Orleans dates can be in AU or better grades. Then add in the challenge of locating examples with choice surfaces and a decent strike. This newest 1843-O offering, from the Osprey Collection, is strictly original with natural olive-gray patina throughout obverse and reverse. The upper reverse is also toned over with mottled ebony shades. There is ample residual luster to tease the eyes under a bright light. Strike is typical with some weakness on the stars in the right field. Blemish wise, there is a deeply toned over line above the right wing that is not visible in GFRC images but mentioned for 100% accuracy. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Yet another quality offering from the Osprey Collection for Liberty Seated quarter collectors to consider.
Seated 25C 1843O 1843-O
Large O
VG08 raw
Top 25: #5
Briggs 3-F
Original $450 Large O, Original, Medium Gray. A difficult variety to locate considering the obvious Large O mintmark. Offered example is toned a medium to darker gray with strong rims. A close inspection of the reeding indicates some smoothing over and a few small bumps that are seen on the obverse image.
Seated 25C 1843O 1843-O
Large O
G04 PCGS
29677885
Briggs 3-F
Original $325 Large O, Original Surfaces, Dark Olive-Gray Fields, Circulated Cameo Appearance, Conservative Grading, Cleveland Collection. Listed separately by Briggs as the lone 1843 reverse with Large O mintmark. Later captured by the Cherrypickers Guide and listed as FS-501. Always found in lower circulated grades with the finest holdered at PCG being an AU53. This Good 4 example is nicely original with circulated cameo contrast between the dark gray fields and lighter wear points. There are some ancient toned over lines that must be mentioned but not distracting at the grade level. Overall, a wholesale example for a collector wishing to fill the #5 spot, in a Top 25 Varieties set, at a value price. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. The Large O and FS-501 designation is not on the label. From the Cleveland Collection.
Seated 25C 1844 1844
MS62 PCGS
81414612
Briggs 2-B
Choice $1275 Doubled Date, Choice Original Mint State Example, Light Gray with Olive Patina, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded. It is such a pleasure handling early date mint state Seated quarters when the surfaces are consistent with this 1844 example. This piece is perfectly original with obvious validation characteristics. Obverse toning is a transparent light gray that allows ample luster to radiate when viewed under a light source. There is mottled ebony and gold flake toning at the rims that can only be applied by nature. Strike is hammered on the obverse with only a trace of weakness on the eagles lower left leg and feathers. And finally, eye is all there if the buyer understands the appearance of mint state silver. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. I like this 1844 quarter and believe you will also.
Seated 25C 1844O 1844-O
EF40
PCGS
28663737
Briggs 3-G
Choice $450 Choice Original, Dirty Medium Gray Patina, Fully Struck, Conservative Grading, Saw Mill Run Collection. The 1844 New Orleans date is not particular scarce with a mintage of 740,000. But as with so many other Seated quarter New Orleans dates, heavy circulation and low survival rates results in few choice examples available for collectors. The CAC population report illustrates this point with only 19 pieces total approved and only three at the mint state level. Between EF40 and AU58 are 10 examples; low numbers for a mintage of three quarter million. This example is conservative graded at the EF40 level with uniform dirty gray patina covering obverse and reverse. Obverse strike is complete while the left eagle leg, on reverse, exhibits typical weakness. There are no blemishes requiring mention. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with edge view insert. CAC approval captures the strict originality and conservative grading. A fine numismatic property from the Saw Mill Run Collection.
Seated 25C 1844O 1844-O
AU50 PCGS
26792281
Briggs 3-F
Original $485 Heavily Cracked Reverse, Original Surfaces, Gun Metal Gray Patina, Residual Luster, Accurately Graded. An important offering of the 1844-O Briggs 3-F die pairing with heavily cracked reverse die. Surfaces are strictly original and covered with mottled gray patina. Bright light viewing exposes satiny residual luster with grays transitioning to rose and faint gold on the reverse. Obverse strike is typical with several stars lacking connected centrils. The reverse is much fun to study with spider web like die cracks throughout the legend to rim. A closed 10x loupe inspection revealed no surfaces anonalies to discuss. Housed in 2013 transitional PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert. One does not often see this date at the AU grade level and an excellent opportunity to secure an example.
Seated 25C 1844O 1844-O
EF45 PCGS
11529490
Briggs 3-E
Choice $350 New April 17! Choice Original, Thick Crusty Gray Patina, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Hoosier Collection. The choice 1844 New Orleans strike is the definition of crusty original. A thick gray patina covers both sides with lighter coloring at the device wear points and rims. A no question original example that is 95%+ struck. All stars have connected centrils with only a touch of weakness on the eagles' lower left facing leg. Fields and devices are free of any distractions worth mentioning. Overall, a wholesome Briggs 3-E example that belongs in an advanced Seated quarter date and mintmark set. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. Another fine numismatic property from the Hoosier Collection.
Seated 25C 1844O 1844-O
EF40 PCGS
11990588

Original $450 Original Surfaces, Uniform Gray-Rose Patina, Well Struck, Conservatively Graded, Saw Mill Run Collection. When first examing this lovely 1844 New Orleans strike, my grading was EF45 or even a tad better. Then I was surprised to see that the PCGS blue label holder with an assigned EF40 grade. Really? This is quite the conservative grade. Overall, this example is quite nice with good balance of strike, original toning and blemish free surfaces (other than a toned over mark above the eagle's right wing. Adding a light source reveals blue obverse fields and rose-brown on the reverse with remaining luster. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. Though not CAC approved, this is an above average piece and quality offering from the Saw Mill Run Collection
Seated 25C 1844O 1844-O
VF35 PCGS
14831158

Market Acceptable $185 Even Gun Metal Gray Toning, West Coast Collection. I've attempted to attribute this nice 1844 New Orleans to Briggs book without much luck. Reverse has many die cracks including a vertical crack from left wing tip through olive leaves to rim and also from right wing through AM(E)RICA to rim. Surfaces are a tad reflective under bright light to be strictly original. Overall, the obverse and reverse are toned an even gun metal gray. Strike is bold with all star centrils connected and nearly all hair curls defined. Housed in old PCGS holder with blue label and standard ring insert.
Seated 25C 1844O 1844-O
F15 PCGS
26618196
Briggs 3-E
Original $120 Original Surfaces, Deep Gray Patina, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded, Woodbridge Collection. Heavy gun metal gray patina covers both obverse and reverse. Strike is typical for the date. Reverse E is easily attributed with die crack connection STATE(S OF). There are some some minor friction points on the center obverse. Fairly graded. Housed in 2013 transitional PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert. A duplicate offering from the Woodbridge Collection.
Seated 25C 1845 1845
EF45 raw
Briggs 1-A
Market Acceptable $235 Original, Gun Metal Gray Toning, Full Strike, Accurately Graded. A lovely 1845 dated example with bold strike and close to AU device features. Obverse is covered with gun metal gray patina that is strictly original. The reverse features lighter gray patina probably from a long ago underlying wipe. Overall, an attractive example and perfect for a Whitman or Dansco album set.
Seated 25C 1845 1845
F15 PCGS
33285881

Original $100 Original, Crusty Gray, Accurately Graded, Mountain View Collection. Surfaces are strictly original with medium gray patina covering the obverse and reverse. There is nice contrast between the darker fields and lighter main devices. There are a few scattered ticks that are fully toned over. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Seated 25C 1846 1846
EF45
PCGS
13463660
Briggs 1-A
Choice $350 Choice Original, Uniform Light Gray Patina, Residual Luster, Accurately Graded, Saw Mill Run Collection. 1846 Philadelphia strikes continue to be underrated at current price guide levels. Mintage is only 510,000 with a slightly better survival rate as compared to New Orleans strikes of the same era. This example is yet another quality duplicate from the Saw Mill Run Collection that deserve special consideration. Light gray patina covers the obverse while the reverse has darker gray shades. Bright light viewing exposes residual luster with faint gold on the obverse and deeper gold toning surrounding the reverse legend. There is reverse strike weakness on the left and right eagle wings. Blemishes are limited to some faint chatter in the right obverse field. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval recognizes the strict originality and accurate grading.
Seated 25c 1846 1846
AU55 NGC
1749017003
Briggs 2-D
Original $475 Repunched Date, Original Surfaces, Frosty Luster, Faint Gold Toning, Hammered Strike, Accurately Graded, Sunset Point Collection. Repunched date obverse. Bold date repunching is seen within and below the 46 digits in the date. Heavy die polish lines intersect the right edge of the shield and are easily seen with a 10x loupe. A no question original example with frosty reflective luster and bold strike. The steely gray obverse coloring shifts to pretty gold when a light source is added. The reverse is similar with less golden hues. There are a few stray hairlines in the fields with none being distracting. Housed in old NGC holder with standard white ring insert and smaller reverse hologram. An important offering from the Sunset Point Collection of Liberty Seated quarter duplicates.
Seated 25C 1846 1846
VF20 PCGS
81058262
RPD
Original $135 Repunched Date, Original, Medium Gray, Accurately Graded, Mountain View Collection. Original surfaces with medium gray patina throughout obverse and reverse. Definitely Briggs obverse 2 with repunching under the horizontal segment of 4 digit and extra ball of 6 digit between final ball and upper loop of that digit. Reverse has no die cracks therefore unable to attribute. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Another nice Seated quarter duplicate from the Mountain View Collection.
Seated 25c 1847 1847
F15
PCGS
34403786

Choice $100 Choice Original, Thick Crusty Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Saw Mill Run Collection. Mintage of 734,000 and the only Fine 15 graded at PCGS and also the only Fine 15 approved at CAC. Talk about a unique Seated quarter that is fairly priced! Thick crusty orignal gray patina covers both obverse and reverse. This 1847 quarter has seen nothing but honest wear followed by the formation of thick original patina. A choice example that is housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. A quality Liberty Seated quarter offering from the Saw Mill Run Collection to consider.
Seated 25C 1848 1848
AU55 PCGS
15508844
Briggs 2-B
Original $895 Tripled Punched 1, Double Date, Frosty Golden Luster, Bold Strike, Accurately Graded, Kansas Collection. Price Reduction effective February 2018. Ex. Saw Mill Run Collection, Triple punched 1 digit. It is always fun to have old friends returning to the GFRC office for another sales visit. Originally from the Saw Mill Run Collction and sold into the Kansas Collection. Now the Kansas consignor is pruning after a serious upgrading effort. This 1848 Seated quarter is accurately graded and strictly original. Frosty devices and satiny fields are immediately evident when viewed. Strike is complete with bold main devices. This piece is accurately graded against strict standards as there is minimal but evident wear. There is one faint toned over obverse line from foot to star 13 that holds back a Choice quality rating otherwise the eye appeal is sufficient for a higher quality assignment. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder. A special offering from the Kansas Collection.
Seated 25c 1848 1848
EF40 PCGS
34114527
Briggs 1-A
Original $400 Repunched Date, Compass Point Reverse, Crusty Original Gray Patina, Some Ebony Verdigris, Accurately Graded, Sunset Point Collection. Just back from PCGS grading. A strictly original example of the Briggs 1-A die pairing with combination repunched date obverse and Compass Point reverse. Gun metal gray patina covers the surfaces along with ebony verdigris that surrounds portions of the stars and date punch along reverse lower reverse legend. Obverse strike is sharp while the reverse exhibits weakness at the eagle's leg and arrow feathers. There are no blemishes whatsoever to discuss. A wholesome early date example with just light wear that will please the selective collector. A quality duplicate from the Sunset Point Collection of Liberty Seated quarters.
Seated 25C 1848 1848
VF35 PCGS
30807998
Briggs 2-B
Choice $450 Choice Original, Even Gray/Rose Toning, Conservative Grading. A strictly original example of Briggs 2-B with obvious triple punching on the 1 digit and repunching below the final 8 digit. From a wear perspective, I believe this piece is all of EF40 but the reverse strike has some weakness on traditional wear points; the lower right wing, left leg and arrow feathers. When examing the the eagles claws, I see limited wear and EF grade features. Toning is an even gray with intermixed rose. Under bright light, the surfaces turn an attractive light gun metal blue. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder and ready for a new home in a circulated date/mintmark set. The light reverse area between 11:00 and 12:00 on image is PCGS holder lighting reflections and not on the coin.
Seated 25C 1848 1848
F12 PCGS
30693594

Original $190 Near Choice, Darker Gun Metal Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Woodbridge Collection. A near choice original offering of the surprisingly difficult 1848 Philadelpha date. Surfaces are covered with rich gray patina that is a tad darker at the rims. A Choice quality rating would have been assigned except for one fully toned over mark directly below the shield point. Overall, this piece offers strict originality and fair value. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. A duplicate rrom the Woodbridge Collection of quality Liberty Seated coinage.
Seated 25C 1849 1849
F15 raw
Briggs 1-A
Original $115 Compass Point Reverse. This date is difficult to locate in lower circulated grades with a mintage of only 340,000. The offered example is the Compass Point reverse variety. Surfaces are an even light to medium gray with a small mark in the right field by Liberty's right arm. Overall an acceptable example for date and mintmark set.
Seated 25C 1850O 1850-O
EF45
PCGS
13363335
Briggs 2-C
Choice $1100 Choice Original, Lightly Mirrored Fields, Typical Flat Obverse Strike, Conservative Grading, Saw Mill Run Collection. 1850 New Orleans Seated quarters are notorious for being poorly struck. Actually, I can't remember ever handling a problem free fully struck example since establishing GFRC back in 2013. This date is always a challenge to find choice with TPG grading being erratic due to strike issues. Offered here is one of the better examples seen and the only EF45 example approved by CAC. Surfaces are no question original with lightly mirrored fields throughout obvere and reverse. Liberty's gown and shield exhibit substantial die rust with similiar appearance on the reverse eagle feathers. Strike is typical with partial head details and all stars lacking centrils. The GFRC images accurately capture in hand appearance but not the glowing golden rose fields seen under a light source. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. An important numismatic property from the Saw Mill Run Collection that deserves special attention by astute Liberty Seated quarter collectors. One will be hard pressed to locate a nicer circulated example.
Seated 25C 1850O 1850-O
VG08 raw
Briggs 1-B
Original $140 Crusty Original, Gun Metal Gray/Blue, Honest Wear. Crusty original patina covers this piece with contrasting darker fields and lighter devices. In hand, the toning is more of an even gray but under bright light blue hues are obvious to the eye. There is just honest wear with no blemishes to note. My images are a tad too dark and the white haze on and above Liberty left shoulder is haze on the PCGS holder. Housed in 2015 PCGS holder with thicker edges.
Seated 25C 1851 1851
EF40
PCGS
84309046

Choice $895 Underrated Date, Choice Original Surfaces, Light Charcoal Gray Patina, . Locating 1851 Philadelphia Seated quarters in choice original condition will prove to be most challenging. Total mintage was only 160,000 pieces followed by heavy circulation and low survival rates. This date is a no question scarce issue with a surviving population similar to its 1851-O counterpart, which is considered to be more rare. CAC has only stickered 21 total with 11 better than this EF40 specimen. Most of these are probably locked up in strong collector hands. The offered example sports light charcoal gray patina with darker shades immediately around the major devices. Choice surfaces retain some residual luster that becomes apparent under a light source. Strike is typical for the date. This piece should fit nicely into a Liberty Seated date and mintmark set which has emphasis on CAC approved choice pieces. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25c 1851 1851
EF45 raw
Briggs 1-A
Original $875 Underrated Date, Original Light Gray, Residual Luster, Fully Struck, Sunset Point Collection. A date that is much scarcer than its mintage would imply. Few examples are seen, and when arriving to market, bringing strong premiums over the price guides. The original example is fully struck with light gray surfaces. Residual luster is immediately evident during bright light viewing. An important offering from the Sunset Point Collection of Liberty Seated Quarter duplicates.
Seated 25c 1852 1852
MS63 NGC
698531017
Briggs 1-A
Choice $1850 New March 13! Choice Original, Cold Quarters Collection. The 1852 Seated quarter date remains an enigma for me. This date is scarcer in circulated grades rather than mint state and is infrquently seen given its mintage of 177,060. This date appear to have been caught up with the silver bullion arbitrage situation that occurred during 1851 through early 1853 timeframe until silver weight was lowered. A small supply of mint tate examples managed to survive, mostly in the MS63 and MS64 grades. This offered example is probably one of those. Overall strike is well executed with just a stars 6 and 7 lacking connected centrils. Surfaces are frosty and covered with a light pewter-silver patina along with some faint gold. Blemish wise, the obverse has a few micro lines in the upper left obverse field and to a lessor extant, in the lower left and right fields. The reverse is better preserved with no blemishes. In hand eye appeal is pleasing. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. An important numismatic offering from the Cold Quarters Collection. As a reference, GFRC sold a PCGS AU58 example for $1700 during April 2017.
Seated 25C 1852 1852
VF30 PCGS
34381559
Briggs 1-A
Original $725 Rare Repunched Date Obverse, Original Gun Metal Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Top 25 Varieties. The 1852 Seated quarter is a scarce coin in any grade. This date is more available in high grades such as AU and Mint State, and less available in circulated condition. This is probably due to the issue having little time to circulate prior to the weight change of 1853. The 1852 date also features a rare and interesting die variety, the 1852/52 repunched date listed by Briggs as 1-A and also included in the Top 25 Varieties set by Greg Johnson. 1852/852 examples are rare with obvious repunching on the 851 digits. The date position is also unique so that attribution is clear even for lower graded coins. This obverse was also used to strike two known proofs. The offered example is well preserved with original gun metal gray patina. Strike is typical for the date with some stars lacking connected centrils. Repunching below the flag of the 5 digit and below the upper loop of the 2 digit is easily seen with 10x loupe. Blemishes are limited to a single well toned over line on Liberty's left facing breast to right top shield point. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder and ready to be included in a Top 25 Varieties set on the GFRC Open Set Registry.
Seated 25C 1852O 1852-O
VG10 PCGS
32200047
Briggs 1_A
Original $625 Reflective Gold Toned Surfaces, Challenging New Orleans Date, Obverse Marks, Mountain View Collection. 1852 New Orleans examples are nearly always seen with weak obverse strikes and problematic surfaces. The small mintage of 96,000 entered circulation or was melted for being the heavier silver weight prior to silver weight reduction in 1853. Briggs indicates this is a scarce date in all grades and R4 at the VG/F grade level. This example offers golden gray surfaces and has some obverse lines at the Liberty cap and surrounding stars 9 through 11. Fairly graded and housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. A rare date Liberty Seated quarter from the Mountain View Collection that needs to find a new home.
Seated 25C 1853 1853
No Arrows
VF35
PCGS
84741484

Choice $4800 New April 4! No Arrows, So Rare Choice, Uniform Light Gray Patina, Blemish Free Surfaces, Osprey Collection . The 1853 No Arrows date was a short lived issue as the Philadelphia mint transitioned quickly to the Arrows and Rays design, early in 1853, to denote a lower silver weight planchet. Mintage is reported at 44,200 and I suspect that many were caught up with silver arbitrage along with quarters and halves dated 1851 and 1852. Suvivors are few with PCGS population in grades Good 4 through AU58 totaling only sixty pieces. That is 0.13% of the mintage. Some examples were saved by East Coast collectors resulting in another twenty mint state pieces in the PCGS report. One of the issues with this date is finding choice examples. Due to such a low survival rate, the chance for choice examples is impacted. Checking CAC population report indicates only nine circulated examples with CAC approval from both PCGS and NGC. This example is the only VF35 with two at EF40 and one at AU55. The AU55 specimen is locked up with a GFRC customer therefore if seeking a CAC approved 1853 No Arrows quarter, your options are limited. Having said all this, let's look at the offered example. Surfaces are toned a light gray with faint golden hues under a light source. The original strike was well executed as all stars have connected centrils and the eagle's claws are fully defined. A 10x loupe inspection revealed no blemishes worth noting. This is a no question rare date along with additional condition rarity that belongs in one of the better advanced collections being built. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. Another fine numismatic offering from the Osprey Collection.
Seated 25C 1853 1853
Arrows & Rays
AU Details PCGS
84166678

Cleaned $250 New April 17! Iridescent Teal and Rose Toning, Retoned Surfaces, Obverse Tooling Lines, Accurately Graded, Hoosier Collection . When first viewing this 1853 Arrows & Rays quarter, the iridescent teal and rose toning immediately captures one's eyes. A closer inspection, with 10x loupe, reveals faint obverse tooling lines in the right field that were accurate captured by PCGS. The reverse offers original surfaces with frosty cartwheel luster and similar toning colors as the obverse. Based on the reverse devices and faint rub, I would assigned an AU58 graded if not for the obverse tooling. Strike is hammered throughout both sides. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder and designated AU Details - Smooth Surfaces. From the Hoosier Collection.
Seated 25C 1853 1853
Arrows & Rays
AU58 PCGS
5741424

Choice $850 New April 8! Arrows & Rays Type, Choice Original, Golden Rose Patina, Frosty Luster, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Poston Collection. A wonderful 1853 Arrows & Rays offering with orange gold patina on both sides. Frosty cartwheel luster is vibrant when viewed under bright light. Strike is nearly complete with three stars lacking connected centrils. Accurately graded and pleasing. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. A quality Liberty Seated quarter type offering from Jim Poston.
Seated 25C 1853 1853
Arrows & Rays
AU55 NGC
1895457009

Original $495 New March 10! Original, Aquamarine-Gray Patina, Satiny Luster, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Montana Collection. The Montana Collection is new to the GFRC community and presents a top quality array of early silver type coins. All were purchased from two sources during the past ten years; Aspen Park Rare Coins and HLRC. Both dealers are well known for offering top quality coins. Next in the lot is a lovely 1853 Arrows and Rays Seated quarter. A trained eye immediately notes the satiny luster which is strictly original but atypical for this date. Most seen have frosty luster and not satiny. Struck from worn dies with a fair number of die cracks throughout obverse and reverse along with micro erosion in the fields that produces satiny texture under a light source. Strike is fully executed with bold reverse rays that are pleasing. Obverse toning is a combination gray-aquamarined with plenty of golden hues under bright light. The reverse is similar colored but with rose rather than golden hues. Blemish wise there is an ancient line from the cap to denticles and a tiny divot above 1 digit. Both are fully toned over. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. Overall, a quality A&R type coin with special satiny luster.
Seated 25C 1853 1853
Arrows & Rays
AU50 raw

Choice $275 Choice Original, Light Gray Patina, Textured Luster, Accurately Graded, Perfect Type Coin. A wonderfully original 1853 Arrows & Rays type coin with semi transparent gray-gold patina. This piece offers a complete strike with connected star centrils, full hair curls and deeply impressed eagle feathers and claws. Under bright light, this piece shifts to a uniform light gold coloring. A quality offering for a Dansco or Whitman album type set.
Seated 25C 1853 1853
Arrows & Rays
EF40 PCGS
10934973

Original $160 Crusty Original Gray, West Coast Collection. Images well capture the crusty gray surfaces that are strictly original. Another silver coin that is so typical of the West Coast Collection; nearly all consigned pieces have the same thick original gray patina. Surfaces has a few toned over blemishes that are not worth mentioning. Housed in old PCGS holder with blue label and standard ring insert.
Seated 25c 1853 1853
No Arrows
VF20 raw
Briggs 1-A
Cleaned HOLD
$2150
No Arrows, Rare Date, Low Survival Rate, Cleaned, Retoning Light Gold, Blemish Free, Sunset Point Collection. The 1853 No Arrows date is well recognized as one of the Liberty Seated quarter series rarities. Mintage is report at 44,200 with two delivers of about equal amounts in February 9 and 17, 1853. As the value of silver bullion content exceeded face value, many were immediately exported and melted producing a rare collectible for present numismatists. PCGS population reports indicate single digit population in most grades with very limited auction appearanced. This example, from the Sunset Point Collection, was purchased raw a decade ago and now returns to the market. Surfaces are a bit too glossy from an old cleaning but surprisingly, completely blemish free. Strike is adequate with the piece beginning to acquire a light golden patina. A no question rarity to fill that hole in your Dansco or Whitman set album. Fair pricing captures both the rarity and also the surface conditions.
Seated 25C 1853 1853
No Arrows
VF20 PCGS
29532243
Briggs 1-A
Original $3150 Rare No Arrows 1853 Design, Original, Gray-Rose Patina, Accurately Graded, White Pine Collection. 1853 brought a silver weigh reduction to all Seated denominations except the dollar due to silver bullion arbitrage. During early 1853, only 44,200 pieces where struck on the heavier planchet and without arrows and reverse rays. Today, handling any example of the No Arrows design for the date is an important event. GFRC is pleased to offer this lovely VF20 example from the White Pine Collection for consideration. This offering is accurately graded with blemish free surfaces. Surfaces are covered with uniform gray-rose patina. Under a light source, the toning shifts to rose-blue and is attractive. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with edge ring insert. An important rarity for an advanced Liberty Seated quarter date and mintmark set collection.
Seated 25C 1853O 1853-O
Arrows & Rays
EF45
PCGS
32000997
Briggs 2-D
Choice $875 Choice Original, Crusty Patina, Accurately Graded. A perfectly original 1853 New Orleans strike housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. The 1853 Philly With Arrows and Rays date may be common but the New Orleans counterpart is much scarcer and challenging to locate choice. Weak strikes are all an issue. This example offers brown/gold obverse coloring while the reverse is covered with thick gun metal gray patina. There are no blemishes to discuss. CAC approval is warranted due to the strict originality and decent eye appeal for an 1853-O quarter.
Seated 25c 1853O 1853-O
Arrows & Rays
EF45 NGC
1746824011
Briggs 1-A
Choice $725 Choice Original, Gun Metal Gray-Blue Patina, Bold Obverse Strike, Accurately Graded, Sunset Point Collection. No rays through center of mintmark variety. A lovely 1853 New Orleans surviving example with bold obverse strike and perfectly original surfaces. A choice original quality rating has been applied due to the superior bright light performance that is stunning. The darker olive gray patina is quite transparent and simply melts to expose sky blue fields and golden stars when viewed under a light source. The color transition is much more apparent on the obverse while the reverse shifts to combination blues and rose hues. There are some minor blemishes in the right obverse field but the bright light performance far outweighs those marks. Housed in old NGC holder with standard white ring insert and smaller reverse hologram . A choice original duplicate from the Sunset Point Collection that deserves special consideration.
Seated 25C 1853O 1853-O
Arrows & Rays
VF30 PCGS
31470840
Briggs 1-B
Original $175 Original Light Gray. Surfaces are toned ovwr with even base light gray patina along with darker shades on the reverse. Strike is typical for 1853 New Orleans date. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder.
Seated 25C 1853O 1853-O
Arrows & Rays
VG10 raw
Top 25: #13
Briggs 3-E
Cleaned $115 Filled Mintmark Reverse, Cleaned Obverse. A late die state example with maximum amount of mintmark deterioration. The obverse has been cleaned while the reverse retains its natural dark gray toning in the areas surrounding legend and denomination. The reverse condition is exactly as listed Briggs in his Encyclopedia. The bottom horizontal lines in the shield along with lower eagle details and arrows feathers are poorly struck with the legend indicating heavy recutting during the working die preparation process. Accurately graded; this piece is still a reasonable example as a filler until a higher grade example can be located.
Seated 25C 1854 1854
With Arrows
AU53
PCGS
18528984

Original $325 Near Choice Original, Golden Brown Patina, Accurately Grade, Dallas Collection. Another special offering from the Dallas Collection with thick obverse golden brown surfaces. This is a strictly original AU example that would be nice candidate for type set. It should be noted that there is an obverse blemish under the left arrow in the spirit of complete disclosure. This mark did not bother PCGS or CAC as the grading is fair and accurate. Housed in older PCGS with blue label and standard insert.
Seated 25C 1854 1854
With Arrows
EF45 raw

Original $65 Original Patina, Faint Grafitti In Right Field. A strictly original Seated quarter with natural medium gray patina and bold strike. Unfortunately, there is well toned over grafitti in the right field that can be seen on the images. In hand, this piece looks choice. Priced accordingly.
Seated 25C 1854O 1854-O
VF35 PCGS
34670226

Original $650 New April 6! Crumbled Obverse Die, Late Die State, Original Gray, Choice Surfaces, Top 25 Varieties, Poston Collection. Liberty Seated quarter die variety specialists should pay special attention to this offering from Jim Poston. This Crumbled Die Obverse example is probably the latest die state that I've handled. When examining, the GFRC images, please check the 54 digits and right arrow. The die area is badly eroded with weak date digits and a dramatic break in the right arrow. Surrounding areas are also impacted by the die crumbling. With a 10x loupe, residual mint frost is seen inside the date digits. Surfaces are choice with only honest wear that is covered with original gray patina. There are no blemishes to note either. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. The Crumbled Die Obverse is included in the Top 25 Varieties set in the GFRC Open Set Registry. This 1854-O die variety is many times scarcer than the Huge O reverse but priced at a fraction since not included in the Redbook. Funny how this works for demand creation.
Seated 25C 1854O 1854-O
Huge O
VF35 NGC
594816011

Choice $3500 New April 17! Huge O, Crusty Choice Original, Thick Gray-Brown Patina, Typical Weak Obverse Strike, Undergraded, Hoosier Collection. By now, most students of the Liberty Seated quarter series understand the background surrounding the 1854-O Huge O die variety. A large misshapen mintmark was hand cut into the reverse die with surrounding area being heavily polished. As a result the lower left facing eagle claws are weak as is the denomination QUAR DOL. This issue comes particularly poorly struck with weak obverse devices including Liberty's head and surrounding stars along with the lower reverse devices due to polishing. But the Huge O mintmark is visible with the naked eye. Now let's have a close look at the Hoosier Collection offering. This quarter is housed in old NGC holder with standard insert and graded VF35. I believe this to be well undergraded as this piece is full EF based on wear on the highest device points. The upper wing tips, eagle's eyebrow and right facing claws are evidence to an EF40 grade level. Surfaces are covered with thick crusty gray-brown patina that is 100% natural. After studying this important variety for an extended period of time, I'm unable to locate any blemishes whatsoever. The 1854-O Huge O variety is included in the Top 25 Varieties set and this example would be fitting for inclusion by an advanced collector. The GFRC Top 25 Varieties price guide lists this variety as follows; VF20 ($3500) and EF40 ($7500). PCGS Price Guide is VF20 ($2400) and EF40 ($6000) as prices have been adjusted downward during the past year. We are pricing this example at $3500 as much better than the assigned VF35 grade. I would not be surprised to see this example cracked out and end up in an EF40 holder at some point. An impressive offering from the Hoosier Collection.
Seated 25C 1854O 1854-O
With Arrows
VF30 raw
Briggs 3-B
Original $500 Crumbled Die Obverse, Original Medium Gray Toning, Very Scarce Top 25 Seated Quarter Variety, Cleveland Collection . The Crumbled Die obverse is many time more elusive that its Huge O counterpart but priced at a lower level. This example is one of the few encountered since operating GFRC. Die erosion around the date digits is severe with a broken right arrow typical of a very late die state. Surfaces are covered with gun metal gray patina and two blemishes to note for 100% disclosure. There is one chatter mark in the left obverse field by star 3 and some impact on the lower left facing forearm along with an ancient rim bruise by star 6. A raw specimen that is fairly graded at the VF30 level. An important Top 25 Seated Quarter variety duplicate from the Cleveland Collection. Considering the asking price, there is much rarity value here as this die variety becomes more well known and popular.
Seated 25C 1855O 1855-O
F15 PCGS
33454818

Original $450 Scarce New Orleans Strike, Original Light Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Mountain View Collection . 1855 New Orleans strikes saw a low mintage of only 176,000 and are well known for having a low survival rate. Most examples seen will be problematic with few known in AU or better. Even mid grade circulated examples are very scarce thus making this Mountain View Collection example an important offering. Surfaces are strictly original and covered with light to medium gray patina. Strike is uniform with ample device details remaining for the Fine 15 assigned grade. There are no blemishes to mention whatsoever; just a quality offering for your consideration. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder and ready for a home in an advanced collection.
Seated 25C 1855S 1855-S
With Arrows
VF30 PCGS
12512831
Briggs 1-C
Choice HOLD
$810
Rare First Year Issue, Choice Original, Obverse Circulated Cameo Eye Appeal, Slightly Overgraded, Saw Mill Run Collection. 1855 brought the first Liberty Seated quarter and half dollar strikes at the San Francisco mint. Both denominations are challenging to locate with choice specimens being rare. This lovely 1855-S example is fully choice and well preserved. Surfaces are covered with a base layer of light gray patina coupled with darker ebony shades surrounding the stars and major devices. Wear is uniform while the fields and devices are entirely blemish free. The obverse offers classic circulated cameo eye appeal that collectors strive to locate. The $1000 question is why is this 1855-S example not CAC approved. Yes, it has been to CAC for review and did not pass. But originality is not the issue. A close inspection suggests that a VF25 grade would have been more consistent with wear. Since graded VF30, I suspect that slight overgrading by PCGS is the reason for failing to win a CAC green bean. If this piece would degraded to VF25 and resubmitted, I would bet that CAC approval would be secured. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. Yet another fine numismatic property from the Saw Mill Run Collection that will delight serious students of the Liberty Seated quarter series.
Seated 25C 1855S 1855-S
VF20 NGC
3906104001
Briggs 2-C
Original $675 First Year of San Francisco Mint Issue, Near Choice Original, Gun Metal Gray Patina, Accurately Graded. First year of Liberty Seated quarter production at the San Francisco mint with a mintage of 396,400. This date circulated heavily on the west coast due to pent up demand for small denomination coinage. PCGS population clearly indicate low survival rates with only 26 pieces certified in all VF grades. The offered example is strictly original with near choice surfaces. A few scattered micro ticks are seen in the obverse fields consistent with the grade. Strike is typical for the date. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. An opportunity to acquire a challenging Seated quarter date that is not often seen in the marketplace.