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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 64 Coins for Sale. New coin(s) added on August 7, 2018

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

Choice $250 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
EF40 PCGS
29481050

Choice $465 New July 19! Choice Original, Gun Metal Gray-Blue Patina, Residual Mint Frost, Woodbridge Collection. I've seen a fair number of 1838 No Drapery quarters and this choice original example is definitely above average. A JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation is warranted as this is the type of EF40 silver that I would want in my personal collection. Surfaces are uniformly covered with gun metal gray-blue patina. Under a light source, the blue coloring is quite evident and pleasing. Strike is also better than average for a No Drapery design with only stars 6 and 7 lacking connected centrils. Head details are reasonable while reverse eagle features are fully struck. During 10x loupe inspection, mint frost is still evident in protected area around the reverse legend. Conservatively graded and housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. A quality duplicate offering from the Woodbridge Collection that will please the next owner.
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
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
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
EF45 PCGS
11529490
Briggs 3-E
Choice $350 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
PCGS
83995305
Briggs 3-C
Choice $375 New July 5! Repunched Date, Shattered Obverse, Very Late Die Date, Uniform Golden Patina, Accurately Graded, Jim Poston Consignment. Ex. Grey Soldier Collection. Considerable remaining luster that is consistent with AU grade level. Briggs indicates Obverse 3 is a Large 5 over Small 5 but close inspection suggests a typical repunched date with extra flag of 5 digit above the final punch. The obverse is shattered with multiple die cracks and parallel die scratches from base into denticles to the left of the 1 digit. Reverse has rims cuds from 11:00 to 1:00. This piece is blemish free with light gold toning throughout. There is a darker toning region on the lower left reverse. This is a cool piece and worthy of an advanced seated quarter varieties collection. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. An important Liberty Seated die variety offering from Jim Poston.
Seated 25C 1845 1845
Contemporary Counterfeit
VF raw

Original $95 Antimony Cast Counterfeit, Heavy Mold Tooling Lines, Scarce Early Seated Quarter Date, Ex Richard August Collection. Classic antimony base metal cast counterfeit. Weight of 4.9 grams vs. 6.7 grams for pre 1853 silver mint strike. Heavy mold tooling lines in the left field along with mold pitting throughout obverse and reverse. Normal coin turn alignment. We don't often see earlier dates from the 1840 being counterfeited. From the Richard August 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
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 1847O 1847-O
F15
PCGS
34640983
Briggs 1-B
Choice $435 Scarce Dated Choice Original, Thick Crusty Ebony-Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Woodbridge Collection. One does not often see an 1847 New Orleans strike with CAC approval. Mintage is 368,000 but survival rates are terribly low. Only 21 pieces have been approved since CAC started operations during 2007 with a tiny 4 pieces in all AU grades and a sole example in mint state. Offered here is one of those twenty-one approved examples with a quick look immediately revealing why. Surfaces are covered with thick crusty ebony-gray patina that validates strict originality. The dark ebony toning, surrounding the stars, provides for nice framing of the center obverse. The reverse offers a circulated cameo appearance too. Accurately graded and housed 2015 style PCGS holder. Please remember that obverse details may be a tad weak due to strike; a chronic issue for 1847-O quarters. A quality duplicate from the Woodbridge Collection.
Seated 25C 1847O 1847-O
EF40 PCGS
82618900
Briggs 1-A
Original New Price
$950
Well Struck for Date, Original Surfaces, Gun Metal Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Iowa Collection. Close Out Sale Price! The 1847 New Orleans date is notorious for having flat strikes at head and upper stars. This example is much better than average for strike. Original surfaces are covered with uniform gun metal gray patina. A scarce date in all grades and rare in EF/AU. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with edge view insert. CAC approval. Part of the amazing Iowa Collection of strictly original and evenly matched Liberty Seated quarters.
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
VF25 PCGS
30683502
Briggs 1-A
Original $150 New July 19! Compass Point Reverse, Strictly Original Surfaces, Deep Gun Metal Gray Patina, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded, Woodbridge Collection. A no question fully original 1849 Compass Point reverse strike with thick gun metal gray patina. Strike is typical of the date. Both sides are essentialy free of blemishes with none worthy of mention. Struck from late die state dies as there is a large reverse die crack from olive leaves through bottom of QUAR DOL. Accurately graded and housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. A quality duplicate offering from the Woodbridge Collection for a collector starting a Liberty Seated date and mintmark set.
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
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 1851O 1851-O
VG10
PCGS
80668420
Briggs 1-A
Choice HOLD
$775
New July 19! Scarce New Orleans Date, Choice Original, Crusty Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Woodbridge Collection. Mintage of only 88,000 and an R4 rarity at VG grade level. Surfaces are 100% original and covered with crusty gray patina that is uniform on both sides. For the 1851 New Orleans date, CAC has only approved 20 examples in all graded with three (3) at the VG10 grade level. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. An ideal entry point for a new collector starting to build a Liberty Seated quarter date and mintmark set. This lovely quarter will retain it value on a long term basis as they are so few examples known choice.
Seated 25C 1851O 1851-O
VG10
PCGS
28553692

Choice New Price
$820
New August 7! Scarce New Orleans Issue, Choice Original, Attractive Gray/Rose Patina, Accurately Graded, Blemish Free, Port Matilda Collection. Mintage of only 88,000 strikes with low survival rate. A difficult New Orleans date that is know for less than stellar strikes. The challenge with collecting circulated Liberty Seated quarters is locating choice examples especially when the denomination saw heavy circulation in the deep South. Ths specimen has to be one of the finest available at the VG grade level. Surfaces are perfectly original with just honest wear and a thick layer of gray/rose patina. There are no blemishes whatsoever. Grading is accurate with strong five and half letters in LIBERTY showing along with bold rims on both obverse and reverse. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder. CAC approval is warranted for the originality and superior eye appeal. A quality offering from the Port Matilda Collection.
Seated 25c 1852 1852
MS63 NGC
698531017
Briggs 1-A
Choice New Price
$1750
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 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
AU55
PCGS
31649305
Briggs 1-A
Choice New Price
$6500
Choice Original, Iowa Collection. Close Out Sale Price! No Arrows with reported mintage of 44,200. A very scarce date in nearly all grades due to silver arbitrage during the 1850 through early 1853 time frame. Circulated survivors are few, especially choice. GFRC is pleased to be offering this PCGS AU55 graded example for the second time. Originally sold into the Iowa Collection during December 2014. Satiny cartwheel luster combines with deep blue and rose patina to create substantial eye appeal. Completely struck with no points of weakness whatsoever. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder along with CAC approval. CAC has approved 18 examples with this offering being the only specimen in all AU grades. Part of the amazing Iowa Collection of strictly original and evenly matched Liberty Seated quarters.
Seated 25C 1853 1853
Arrows & Rays
EF45
PCGS
82482251

Choice $425 Arrows & Rays Type, Choice Original, Golden Gray Patina, Residual Luster, Well Struck, Conservatively Graded. An exceptional 1853 Arrows & Rays quarter for your consideration. Surfaces are naturally preserved and perfectly original. Gray-gold patina covers the obverse while the reverse offers mostly golden brown coloring. Strike is well executed on the reverse with deeply impressed rays and eagle details. Similar high relief devices are seen on the obverse and add to the overall eye appeal. Viewing this 1853 quarter under bright light is quite pleasing. The obverse shifts to aquamarine center surrounded by golden brown toning at the stars and into the rims. Dies are clashed. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. If you've been searching for an above average Arrows& Rays Seated quarter for a type set, then please consider this offering. Not inexpensive but worth the asking price.
Seated 25C 1853 1853
No Arrows
VF35
PCGS
84741484

Choice $4800 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 HOLD
$225
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 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 New Price
$450
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
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
VF35
PCGS
14175983
Briggs 2-C
Choice $450 New July 5! Important New Orleans Arrows and Rays Type, Choice Original, Old Album Multicolor Patina, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded, Jim Poston Consignment . Classic rich old album toning is at hand for this lovely 1853 New Orleans Arrows and Rays offering. Aquamarine, blue and rose form the obverse center coloring and are surrounded by a ring of gold at the periphery. Reverse toning is mostly segmented aquamarine-blue and rose. The reverse devices are nicely framed by the toning leading to pleasing eye appeal. Strike is typical for the 1853-O date with weakness throughout the stars and at Liberty's head. Under a bright light, this piece still offers some residual luster that produces a lovely glow that will please the most selective collector. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. Another premium Liberty Seated quarter offering from Jim Poston.
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 1854 1854
With Arrows
EF45 raw

Choice $175 With Arrows Type, Choice Original, Gun Metal Gray Patina, Well Struck, Reverse Die Cracks, Poston Collection. A strictly original 1854 With Arrows quarter that offers choice surfaces and classic gun metal gray patina. A well struck example. Reverse has an interesting die crack from U(NI)TED to left facing wing. Accurately grade and above average quality for Jim Poston.
Seated 25C 1854 1854
With Arrows
EF40 raw

Original $95 With Arrows Type, Near Choice Original. Light Gray Patina, Well Struck, Ideal Type Coin. A lovely With Arrows type coins with strictly original surfaces. Acquired at the 2018 Central States show on trade and previously in a book shelf type set. The 1854 quarter offers light gray patina and and blemish free preservation state. Ideal for another Dansco or Whitman book shelf type set collection at a fair price.
Seated 25C 1854O 1854-O
With Arrows
VF35 NGC
594816011
Huge O
Choice $3500 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
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.
Seated 25C 1855S 1855-S
With Arrows
F12 PCGS
33460739
Briggs 2-C
Original $350 New July 19! First Year San Francisco Issue, Original Surfaces, Natural Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Woodbridge Collection. Initial year of Seated quarter production at the San Francisco mint with most struck pieces being widely circulated and abused. Others were made into jewelry pieces. Most 1855-S quarters that survive will be in lower grades with choice EF or AU examples being rare. Well the Woodbridge Collection has a lovely duplicate for consideration. Surfaces are strictly original with light gray patina. A careful 10x loupe inspection revealed no blemishes whatsoever, just honest wear and well preserved surfaces. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A perfect example for those starting to seriously pursue a Seated quarter date and mintmark set.