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 83 Coins for Sale. New coin(s) added on May 14, 2019

Photo Date Grade TPG Variety GFRC Rating Price Description Buy
Seated 25c 1838 1838
No Drapery
VF30
PCGS
31852877

Choice $285 No Drapery Type, Choice Original, Medium Gun Metal Gray, Accurately Graded. Fresh CAC approval. A classic Seated quarter No Drapery type coin with choice original surface . Surfaces are covered with uniform gun metal gray patina along with some golden hues on the reverse. There are no blemishes whatsoever on this natural toned Philadelphia strike. Accurately graded and housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1838 1838
No Drapery
MS61 NGC
3218423003
Briggs 2-B
Original $1950 No Drapery, Closed Claws, Original Surfaces, Deep Rose-Gold Obverse Patina, Complete Strike, Fairly Graded, Sunset Point Collection. A wonderful strike for 1838 No Drapery design. All devices are fully impressed including stars 7 and 8 and the top of Liberty's head. Accurately graded and housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. GFRC images are very accurate in terms of coloring and overall eye appeal. Part of a complete set of Liberty Seated quarters offered by the Sunset Point Collection.
Seated 25C 1838 1838
No Drapery
EF40 ANACS OWH
2447112
Briggs 1-A
Choice $525 New May 7! Price Reduction 5/7/19 - Open Claws, Choice Original Surfaces, Blues plus Rose-Gold Patina, Typical No Drapery Strike, Accurately Graded, Kansas Collection. Superior eye appeal is at hand and a excellent reason to consider this 1838 No Drapery offering from the Kansas Collection. Like other Liberty Seated silver pieces in that collection, attractive blue, green and rose toning colors were the imperative. This offering features deep rose-gold centers and wide bands of peripheral blues on both sides. Surfaces are well preserved with few if any blemishes. Strike is typical for the No Drapery hub design with obverse weakness at the stars and head. Reverse strike is well executed. Under a light source, the deeper blue coloring shift to light sky blue due to residual luster. Accurately graded in its present ANACS old white holder. Another quality offering from the Kansas Collection.
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
F12 PCGS
28625180

Original $95 Original, Mt. View Liberty Seated Quarter Collection. First Right of Refusal Event - Sunday September 30 9:00 PM ET - Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with edge insert.
Seated 25C 1839 1839
No Drapery
MS62
PCGS
10260373
Briggs 2-B
Choice $3000 No Drapery, Closed Claws, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Rich Gold and Brown Patina, Typical Strike, Choice Original Surfaces, Accurately Graded, Sunset Point Collection. Much more eye appeal in hand than on the GFRC images. Rich gold and brown patina covers obverse while reverse is toned rose colored with peripheral aquamarine. Typical No Drapery design strike with weakness at the upper obverse. Accurately graded and housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. Fresh CAC approval. Part of a complete set of Liberty Seated quarters offered by the Sunset Point Collection.
Seated 25C 1839 1839
No Drapery
EF40
PCGS
32795012
Briggs 2-B
Choice $625 New May 7! Price Reduction 5/7/19 - Closed Claws Reverse, Near Gem Original, Aquamarine-Blue and Rose Patina, Reflective Luster, Typical No Drapery Strike, Superior Eye Appeal, Accurately Graded, Kansas Collection. A stunning 1839 Briggs 2-B closed claws Seated quarter with aquamarine-blue and rose coloring on the obverse and rose-gold on the reverse. Under a bright light, reflective fields shift the obverse aquamarine-blue into light sky blues and a pretty gold peripheral ring is exposed on the reverse. A Seated quarter graded EF40 should not have this much reflective luster but this near gem does. Strike is typical for the No Drapery design hubs. I have to call this one conservatively graded. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. Another beautifully toned Liberty Seated quarter offering from the Kansas Collection.
Seated 25C 1839 1839
No Drapery
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 1840 1840
Drapery
MS62 PCGS
21514867
Briggs 1-A
Original $1950 Drapery Design, Near Choice Original, Reflective Cartwheel Luster, Light Mottled Gold Patina, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded, Sunset Point Collection. 1840 brought the No Drapery to Drapery design with all Philadelphia strikes being from with Drapery dies. Mintage of 188,127 and challenging in low grades. Reflective luster produces active cartwheels under a light source. Light mottled gold is seen on both sides. Accurately graded and housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert that dates back to the late 1990s. The lower reverse foggy appearance on GFRC images is old holder plastic haze. Part of a complete set of Liberty Seated quarters offered by the Sunset Point Collection.
Seated 25C 1840O 1840-O
No Drapery
VF35
PCGS
33548986
Briggs 2-B
Choice $395 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
VF35
PCGS
35764229
Briggs 2-B
Choice $485 No Drapery Type, Centered Mintmark, Choice Original Surfaces, Crusty Gun Metal Gray Patina, Typical Strike, Titan Collection. A top quality 1840-O No Drapery strike with thick crusty gray patina on both sides. Under a light source, residual luster is attempting to peek through the toning. Strike is typical for the No Drapy design. Surfaces are choice with no abrasions worthy of mention. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC. A quality No Drapery type coin offering from the Titan Collection.
Seated 25c 1840O 1840-O
No Drapery
VF30
PCGS
21450028
Briggs 1-A
Choice $275 Mintmark Left, Choice Original Surfaces, Even Gray Patina, Well Struck, Accurately Graded. Fresh CAC approval. Natural surfaces and traditional gun metal gray patina are the hallmarks on this choice 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 that dates back to the late 1990s. Fresh CAC approval makes this offering even more attractive.
Seated 25C 1840O 1840-O
With Drapery
VF20
PCGS
26340728
Briggs 1-B
Choice $295 With Drapery, Better Date, Choice Original, Thick Crusty Gray Patina, Typical Strike, Blemish Free Surfaces, Accurately Graded. With Drapery obverse die hub with a tiny mintage of 43,000. This date is so underated, especially choice, based on the number of survivors within the TPG population reports. Total number certified by PCGS in all VF grades is 36 with CAC approval in VF being 11 for PCGS and NGC holder pieces. From the CAC population report, it is easily seen that choice survivors are clustered in the VF and AU grades with only one mint state example approved. This GFRC offering is perfectly original with choice surfaces. A thick crusty gray patina covers both sides. Accurately graded and housed in 2013 transitional PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert. CAC approval rewards the strict originality and blemish free surfaces. Previously sold into a collection during April 2015 and now back for a second appearance.
Seated 25C 1840O 1840-O
Drapery
MS61 NGC
2019299017
Briggs 2-C
Original $1375 Small O, Frosty Luster, Original Surfaces, Pleasing Cartwheels, Faint Gold Coloring, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded, Sunset Point Collection. 1840 New Orleans with Drapery strikes amounted to a low mintage of 43,000 pieces. This attractive mint state example offers thick mint frosty on both sides along with cartwheel luster under a light source. Briggs obverse 2 is easily attributed by a die scratch in the lower obverse shield and the Small O mintmark being centered over the R in QUAR. Reverse is heavily eroded at this point. Well struck with only star 5 being completely formed. Surfaces show fewer contact marks than expected from the grade. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert. Part of a complete set of Liberty Seated quarters offered by the Sunset Point Collection.
Seated 25C 1841 1841
EF45 PCGS
10347132

Choice HOLD
$485
New April 29! Choice Original, Springfield Collection. This is a better-date Seated quarter with a lower mintage (120,000) that is often priced more like a type coin. Such opportunities are numerous throughout Seated coinage and are one of the attractions to the series. This example is moderately toned with blue-green hues throughout the protected areas including the obverse stars and reverse legend. The strike is complete, with mostly defined star centers and a touch of weakness of the eagle's left (facing) leg. Briggs 1-A, with the doubled die reverse. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder, and purchased by the consignor from Legend Numismatics in February 2002, previously from the Evergreen Collection.
Seated 25C 1841O 1841-O
Double Die Obverse
MS61 NGC
1971702002
Briggs 2-C
Original $1100 Double Die Obverse, Original Surfaces, Thick Creamy Luster, Light Gold Coloring, Typical Strike, Sunset Point Collection. Bold double die obverse diagnostics are seen in the left field stars and on the heavily doubled shield. Luster has a thick creamy texture with mild cartwheels. Surfaces are free of any significant abrasions. The assigned MS61 grade is technically accurate and limited by luster; a common issue for many Briggs 2-C examples. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert. The NGC label reads DDO, FS-001. Part of a complete set of Liberty Seated quarters offered by the Sunset Point Collection. Listed as #3 in the Top 25 Die Varieties set and fairly priced consistent with the pricing table at www.seateddimevarieties.com.
Seated 25C 1841O 1841-O
Double Die Obverse
VF30 PCGS
36106593
Briggs 2-C
Choice $295 Double Die Obverse, Choice Original, Steely Field and Luster, Undergraded, Sunset Point Collection. An attractive example of the #3 entry in the Top 25 Varieties set; 1841-O double die obverse. Frankly I was expecting a VF35/EF40 grade from PCGS due to the strict originality coupled with steely fields and luster. Strike is a tad weak and could have been seen as wear by those not familiar with the variety. Srufaces are covered with light gray patina with the fields being quite active under a bright light. Obverse die doubling is bold under a 10x loupe with the shield and stars 1 and 2 being most distinct. Undergraded and housed in 2015 holder with edge view insert. Yet another quality Liberty Seated quarter offering from the Sunset Point Collection
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 1842 1842
Large Date
VG08
PCGS
26467367
Briggs 1-A
Choice $350 Scarce Date, Choice Original, Uniform Gray Patina, Bold Rims, Mt. View Liberty Seated Quarter Collection. Scarce Philadelphia date in any grade and currently underrated as compared to the price guides. Mintage of only 88,000 with low survival rate due to heavy circulation. This choice original example features nothing but honest wear and bold rims on both sides. A medium gray patina validate the strict originality. Housed in PCGS 2013 transitional holder with blue label and edge view insert. CAC approval is waranted for this scarce Liberty Seated quarter date.
Seated 25C 1842 1842
Large Date
MS61 NGC
561075005
Briggs 2-B
Choice $2000 Repunched 8, Choice Original Surfaces, Lightly Mirrored Fields, Reflective Luster, Hammered Strike, Conservatively Graded, Sunset Point Collection. A rare date in mint state with Briggs 2-B being the rarer of two known die pairings. PCGS population in all mint state grades is only twenty (20) as a reference point. This choice original example is part of a complete set of Liberty Seated quarters offered by the Sunset Point Collection. The new buyer will immediately enjoy the hammered strike and rich gray-copper gold patina. Toning melts under a light source to expose proof-like fields and faint gold and blue shades. Surfaces are entirely blemish free and appealing. Luster is the grade limiting issue and a common problem for heavily toned silver coins with proof like surfaces. Overall, close to JUST BUY IT NOW status as I really like this piece and you should too. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert.
Seated 25C 1842O 1842-O
Large Date
F15
PCGS
33480228

Choice $1150 Large Date, Choice Original, Crusty Gray-Olive Patina, Bold Devices, Accurately Graded, Mt. View Liberty Seated Quarter Collection. An attractive 1842-O Large Date example with crusty gray-olive patina on the obverse and mostly deep gray on the reverse. Regardless of the wear, devices are bold and offer much detail. A choice original example that is worthy of its CAC approval. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Another offering from the Mt. View Collection of Liberty Seated quarters.
Seated 25C 1842O 1842-O
Small Date
F15
PCGS
27746746
Briggs 1-A
Choice $2150 Rare Offering, Small Date, Choice Original, Early Die State, Well Sruck, Pleasing Circulated Cameo Eye Appeal, Accurately Graded, Mt. View Liberty Seated Quarter Collection. Small Date die variety and important opportunity for the Liberty Seated quarter collector assembling a Redbook set as this is one of the key dates in the Liberty Seated quarter series that should garner substantial attention. This is the first 1842-O Small Date handled by GFRC since being in business and what a way to get started. A thoroughly pleasing example with circulated cameo eye appeal and choice original surfaces covered with dark gray patina. Accurately graded and housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with edge insert along with CAC approval. CAC has approved a total of 28 pieces due to key date status with all being graded between Poor01 to Very Fine 35 and a lone MS63 specimen. 16 of the 28 are graded lower than this gorgeous Fine 15 offering. An noteworthy numismatic property from the Mt. View Collection.
Seated 25C 1842O 1842-O
Small Date
G06
PCGS
10244480

Choice $1000 New May 7! Price Reduction 5/7/19 - Rare Small Date Variety, Cameo Eye Appeal, Aquamarine Blue Fields, Full Rims, Conservatively Graded, Kansas Collection. A popular date punch size die variety in the Liberty Seated quarter series. The 1842-O Small Date was recognized as a major variety as early as 1881, when it was catalogued in John Haseltine’s Type Table. During 2007-2008 timeframe, the LSCC membership voted it number 6 on the list of greatest New Orleans Seated coins. This offering brings a unique appearance as compared to others handled. The aquamarine-blue fields nicely frame the rose colored main devices with cameo contrast. Rims are bold and complete with the coin seeing nothing but honest wear followed by extended storage. Conservatively graded and housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert and CAC approval. Another eye appealing offering from the Kansas Collection.
Seated 25C 1842O 1842-O
Large Date
MS63 PCGS
50233879
Briggs 4-F
Choice $4350 Large Date, Superior Eye Appeal, Choice Original Surfaces, Mirrored Fields, Classic Ring Toning, Completely Struck, Fairly Graded, Sunset Point Collection. If planning to build a mint state set of Liberty Seated quarters, then this Sunset Point Collection offering should be immediately scooped up. 1842-O Large Date quarters are fairly available in circulated grades up to EF45. In AU, the population quickly thins out along fewer in mint state. Let's shift to this example. Mirrored fields and classic old album ring toning are the key highlights along with a complete strike. Center rose and peripheral blues are consistent on both sides. Under a bright light, the obverse shifts to sky blue at the stars. The reverse adds a thin golden arc at the periphery along with blues and a rose center. A really eye appealing example of a difficult to locate choice in mint state. Accurately graded and housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. In hand inspection on a bourse floor is definitely warranted. I suspect that the first collectors to see this piece in hand will buy it. It is that nice!
Seated 25C 1842O 1842-O
Small Date
F15 PCGS
36518325
Briggs 1-A
Original $2400 Key Liberty Seated Quarter Date, Small Date, Crusty Gray Patina, Near Choice Original Surfaces, Accurately Graded, Sunset Point Collection. The 1842-O Small Date brings a challenging date size die variety to locate with most being found in lower circulated grades. Listed in the Top 25 Die Varieties set as entry #4 with four figure pricing in circulated grades up to EF40. The Sunset Point Collection example remained raw for years and is now freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A strictly original example with crusty gray patina on both sides. Surfaces are entirely abrasion free and choice. Strike is typical with weakness at the right field stars. Worthy of a CAC attempt and not yet submitted. Serious Seated quarter collectors well understand this die variety therefore not much else to say as the quality is all there.
Seated 25C 1843 1843
MS63 NGC
572801008
Briggs 2-C
Choice $1500 Lightning Bolt Reverse, Choice Original, Brilliant Frosty Luster, Vibrant Cartwheels, Completely Struck, Accurately Graded, Sunset Point Collection. A wonderful Lightning Bolt Reverse example with thick frosty luster and vibrant cartwheels. Faint gold patina is concentrated at the obverse stars and along the reverse periphery. Strike is completed executed and so pleasing during 10x loupe inspection. Scattered obverse micro ticks are grade limiting while luster is a bit better than MS63 expectations. Fairly graded and housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert. GFRC are quite accurate with the obverse rose being a bit more golden when viewed in hand. Part of a complete set of Liberty Seated quarters offered by the Sunset Point Collection.
Seated 25C 1843O 1843-O
AU55 PCGS
03889200

Original $4500 New April 30! Large O, Near Choice Original, Springfield Collection. This is the large-O variety, with the telltale scattered die lumps on the reverse. The reverse was used again in 1844, as the New Orleans Mint clearly decided that quantity was more important than quality. In any case, this is an important condition census example. Larry Briggs noted no known uncirculated examples in his Seated quarter encyclopedia (1991), and since then only one has appeared, the Eliasberg/Gardner coin, which is currently in a PCGS MS63+ CAC holder. The present coin is tied for second highest graded, with the Newman NGC AU55 example sold by Heritage in November 2017 for $4,560. The opportunity to grab the #2 coin in the condition census at this price point is unusual. This brilliant, lightly-toned piece is completely struck with nearly full star centers, but the real attraction here is the condition census grade of this scarce variety. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Seated 25C 1843O 1843-O
AU50 PCGS
5531596
Briggs 1-A
Market Acceptable $850 Small O, Brilliant White Luster, Reflective Surfaces, Complete Strike, Net Graded, Sunset Point Collection. 1843 New Orleans strikes are a better date once approaching the AU grade level. Prices move up quickly into four figures. This example offers a bold strike and little if any wear and could be seen as an AU58. The fields and devices are reflective enough to suggest some type of physical enhancement. Luster is brilliant and uniformly white. Overall, an attractive example for fans of dipped white type coins. The assigned AU50 grade suggests a net grading by PCGS as the luster is just too glossy and white to be strictly original. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert that dates back to the late 1990s. PCGS is well known for being lenient on dipped white coins and this is an example. Asking price is consistent with the AU50 grade. Part of a complete set of Liberty Seated quarters offered by the Sunset Point Collection.
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 1844 1844
MS62 PCGS
22088947
Briggs 1-A
Choice $1350 Repunched Date, Choice Original Surfaces, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Typical Strike, Sunset Point Collection. A lovely 1884 Philadelphia strike that is worthy of special attention. This example displays soft silver-white luster with faint golden hues that become more obvious under a light source. A few minute handling marks show up under magnification but consistent with the assigned MS62 grade level. Strike is typical for the date with several obverse stars lacking centrils. Conversely, the reverse is full struck with bold eagle feathers and claws. The Briggs 1-A die variety can be attributed by bold repunching on the horizontal bar on the first 4 in the date. Reverse die cracks are also plentiful and add character. Accurately graded and housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. Part of a complete set of Liberty Seated quarters offered by the Sunset Point Collection. I like this piece at the assigned grade and believe you will also once seen in hand.
Seated 25C 1844O 1844-O
MS62 PCGS
10426645
Briggs 1-A
Original $2000 Near Choice Original, White Frosty Luster, Active Cartwheels, Complete Strike, Fairly Graded, Sunset Point Collection. 1844 New Orleans strikes have a mintage of 740,000 but a low survival rate due to heavy circulation in the deep United Sates south. In mint state, this date is very scarce. PCGS has only graded three pieces at MS 62 and another six at MS63. Options for collectors at the lower mint state grades is limited. This original example, from the Sunset Point Collection, warrants consideration by collectors seeking a nice mint state example with old time eye appeal. Mint frost surround the legends, stars and devices. As a result, the cartwheel luster has an obvious frosty texture. Surfaces are untoned suggesting this piece saw a quick dip before being submitted to PCGS. Strike is complete with full stars and deeply impressed facial details and hair curls. Same for the reverse with bold feathers, claws and arrow feathers. There are a few field abrasions consistent with the grade but none needing mention. Overall a well balance Type 1 Seated quarter that is fairly graded. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. Please give this 1844-O special consideration as the eye appeal is pleasing.
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
27669879

Original $215 Original Steely Surfaces, Olive-Gold patina, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded. Lovely 1844 New Orleans strike with steely surfaces covered with intermixed olive-gold patina. When viewed under a bright light, toning shifts to gold with embedded blues on the obverse and copper gold on the reverse. There are blemishes worthy of mention. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with edge view insert.
Seated 25C 1845 1845
Contemporary Counterfeit
VF20 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 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 1847 1847
VF35
PCGS
20737215

Choice HOLD
$165
New May 14! Choice Original, Bold Strike, Lovely Aquamarine-Gray Patina, CAC Approval. 1847 Philadelphia strikes have a reported mintage of 734,000 pieces and are available in grades up through EF. The collector's challenge is locating a superior example with bold strike and choice original surfaces. I believe this offering qualifies and has been CAC approved. Obverse strike is deeply impressed with all stars having connected centrils. Lower reverse devices including eagle feathers and claws are also fully details. Surfaces are toned a lovely aquamarine-gray resulting in a wholesome "look". Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1847 1847
MS63 NGC
3051642006
J-103
Choice $1400 Incredible Obverse Hammered Strike, Choice Original Surfaces, Steely Luster, Mottled Rose-Blue Patina, Accurately Graded, Sunset Point Collection. Mintage of 734,000 and a heavily melted issue for its silver bullion content. Mint state survivors are relatively scarce in today's market. This example has a monster obverse strike with sharpness of a proof. However, the reverse strike is weak with the eagle's left shield border, left facing)leg, and arrow fletchings being soft. Rich forest-green, gold, and rose toning on found on each side and is stronger near the peripheries. A few tiny field marks and hairlines limit the grade. Die pairing is unlisted by Briggs and later classified as Johnson 103 in a E-Gobrecht article. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert. Part of a complete set of Liberty Seated quarters offered by the Sunset Point Collection.
Seated 25C 1847O 1847-O
VF30
PCGS
16659861
Briggs 1-A
Choice $800 Early Die State, Choice Original, Rich Gray-Olive Patina, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded. Locating choice 1847 New Orleans Seated quarters will take some patience as collectors are faced with weak obverse strikes and problematic surfaces. Though this date has a mintage of 368,000, few examples are known in mint state. In circulated grades, this date is available but many are not what I would consider as choice. CAC has only approved 19 examples in all grades. This new GFRC example offers a richly toned obverse with gun metal gray patina and golden gray on the reverse. Surfaces are vewry well preserved and free of any major distraction. Strike is typical with flat head and breasts along with weak definition of the eagle's lower left leg and claws. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval for the no question originality and accurate grading. An important offering from those attempting a Liberty Seated date and mintmark set.
Seated 25C 1847O 1847-O
AU53 PCGS
03710586
Briggs 1-A
Original $3450 Very Scarce New Orleans Date, Original Surfaces, Steely Luster, Light Peripheral Gold Toning, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded, Sunset Point Collection. Regardless of a mintage of 368,000, 1847 New Orleans strikes become rare in AU or better. Heavy melting for silver bullion content is a plausible explanation. This date is also known for chronic weak obverse strike as I have yet to see a fully struck specimen. The Sunset Point Collection example is worthy of very special consideration given the AU53 grade level and original surfaces. Steely luster is immediately evident during bright light inspection along with peripheral gold toning. Luster is somewhee between reflective and steely with fields that are textured and not mirrored. Strike is so typical for the date with partial head details and stars 7 through 10 lacking centrils along with some reverse weakness at the eagle's left facing leg and claws. PCGS population indicates seventeen in all AU grade and only six mint state examples. At the AU53 grade level, there are four certified. A fairly priced offering that is frankly an excellent value in today's market. If just ten collectors jump into Liberty Seated quarter collecting, there is insufficient supply to support the demand with prices needing to climbg. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. Worthy of immediate consideration.
Seated 25C 1848 1848
MS62 NGC
2057963003
Briggs 1-A
Original $1950 Double Date, Compass Point Reverse, Original, Creamy Faint Gold Luster, Hammered Strike, Accurately Graded, Sunset Point Collection. A lovely example of the 1848 Briggs 1-A die variety with a date punch that is sharply repunched east, with remnants of the original punch to the left of the lower date digits. The reverse features the "compass point" centering dot that is a misnomer as it is at the same level as the fields, meaning it was raised above the surrounding shield detail on the die. This important example features delicate gold toning on its creamy silver surfaces with inconsequential grade-limiting marks. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert that dates back to the late 1990s. Part of a complete set of Liberty Seated quarters offered by the Sunset Point Collection.
Seated 25C 1848 1848
AU50 PCGS OGH
1415259
Briggs 2-B
Original $675 New May 14! Triple Punched 1, Steely Luster, Full Strike, Brownish-Gray Patina, Accurately Graded. 1848 Philadelphia strike were limited to 146,000 pieces. Two die pairs were employed with each obverse die featuring a repunched date. Briggs 2-B is easy to attribute as it lacks the Compass Point reverse, a dot in the upper left shield vertical lines. This new offering is housed in PCGS Gen 3.0 (1990-1993) old green holder and features old time accurate grading. Considerable eye appeal is at hand with a big bold strike and residual steely luster. Overall toning is a brownish-gray.
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 1849O 1849-O
EF40 PCGS
80674727

Original $6500 Key Seated Quarter New Orleans Date, Original Surfaces, Olive-Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Saw Mill Run Collection. The mintage for 1849-O New Orleans strikes is unrecorded with Briggs estimating a mintage of 16,000 pieces. Few example ever reach the marketplace since surviving population is so low. Nearly all examples are held in collections and only a divestment event brings about a fresh offering. This example is fresh to GFRC inventory and is a near choice original offering. Olive-gray patina covers both sides during in hand viewing. Adding a light source reveals steely fields and residual luster. Toning shifts to rose in the fields and the base light olive-gray maintained on the devices. Strike is typical for the 1849-O date. The left field stars are fully struck while those in the right field lack connected centrils. Strike weakness is also present on the top of Liberty's head and the gown line. This weakness must be considered when grading. The reverse is well struck with complete eagle feathers in both wings and also full claw details. Wear is seen on the lower right facing wing and consistent with an EF40/EF45 grade level. A full Choice quality rating would have been assigned except for a rim mark by star 5. That mark is ancient and toned consistent with the rest of the coin. Accurately graded from a net perspective with device details being closed to EF45. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. An important offering from the Saw Mill Run Collection that warrants detailed inspection and consideration. Once this offering goes off the market, there are few available EF40 graded pieces to replace it.
Seated 25C 1849O 1849-O
EF40 PCGS
21902015
Briggs 1-A
Original $6500 Key New Orleans Date, Steely Residual Luster, Light Gun Metal Gray-Blue Patina, Near Choice Original Surfaces, Accurately Graded, Sunset Point Collection. The mintage for 1849-O New Orleans strikes is unrecorded with Briggs estimating a mintage of 16,000 pieces. Few example ever reach the marketplace. However, GFRC customers are lucky to have access to two PCGS graded EF40 example for comparison shopping. This offering is part of a complete set of Liberty Seated quarters from the Sunset Point Collection. A strictly original with ample residual luster on both sides. Surfaces are toned with a light gun metal gray-blue patina with GFRC images amplifying the blues. Obverse strike is partial and slightly better than that seen on the earlier 1847-O date. Reverse has a mark by the eagle's head otherwise, the fields are free from blemishes. Heavy die rust is noted in the obverse shield and surrounding gown folds. PCGS has graded eight at the EF40 level with few known at a higher level. Accurately graded and housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. An offering that should receive much consideration as nearly all EF40 examples are tied up in long term collections.
Seated 25C 1849O 1849-O
EF40 PCGS OGH
5303676

Original HOLD
$5350
New April 30! Original, Springfield Collection. One of the keys among the New Orleans Seated quarters, along with the 1851-O and 1852-O, this high-grade 1849-O represents a pleasing combination of rarity and technical grade. Detail is somewhat sharper than the assigned level, and there is evidence of an old cleaning on the obverse, but the coin has nicely retoned with a bit more varied color than conveyed by the photograph. This example is well-struck, with a few weak star centers, and the detail in the lower part of the eagle is pleasingly distinct. The coin is housed in a PCGS Gen 3.1 (1993-1998) old green holder and was acquired by the consignor from the Bruce Burnham collection, sold by David Lawrence in June 2003.
Seated 25C 1850 1850
MS64 NGC
1892755010
Briggs 1-A
Choice HOLD
$3150
Misplaced 1 on Rim, Bullseye Rainbow Toning, Choice Original Surfaces, Reflective Cartwheel Luster, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Sunset Point Collection. Serious eye appeal is at hand with this 1850 Briggs 1-A quarter featuring a misplaced 1 digit on the rim. Mintage is limited is 190,800 but many were lost to silver arbitrage that finally ended during 1853. This surviving example is Immensely lustrous. Reflective luster couples with radial toning leads to a special viewing experience. Rich rose, blue and peripheral cover the obverse while the reverse features orange to rose-violet at the core with a wide circle of cobalt-blue around and pale green edges. Overall strike is well executed. Fairly graded and housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert. Part of a complete set of Liberty Seated quarters offered by the Sunset Point Collection.
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
MS63 PCGS
21713995
Briggs 1-A
Choice $4500 Challenging In Mint State, Mirrored Fields, Reflective Cartwheel Luster, Heavily Rusted Obverse, Completely Struck, Choice Surfaces, Accurately Graded, Sunset Point Collection. The 1850-O is a surprisingly scarce issue in Mint State despite a respectable (by early O-mint standards) mintage of 412,000 pieces. Most of these coins were either heavily circulated or melted. Typically struck for the issue, the stars are a little soft on the obverse and heavy die rust shows over the obverse devices. Both sides display a thin coating of silver-gray patina, otherwise the fields are lightly mirrored. Pre-1853 Seated quarters from New Orleans are scarcer than their Philadelphia counterparts, and the 1850-O is especially rare in Mint State. This golden-toned MS63 example is among the finest-known. A quick check of auction records, for this date, revealed that most mint state survivors will have similar golden toning bands. PCGS population report indicates seven at the MS63 level with only one finer. Luster is reflective and the strike is sharp. Liberty's figure shows moderate die rust consistent for the Briggs 1-A die pairing. Accurately graded and housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert that dates back to the late 1990s. Part of a complete set of Liberty Seated quarters offered by the Sunset Point Collection.
Seated 25C 1850O 1850-O
VG08 PCGS
Briggs 1-B
Original HOLD
$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
MS64 PCGS
6560890
Briggs 1-A
Choice $4000 Near Gem Original, Sunset Point Collection. 1851 Philadelphia strikes are a semi-scarce issue with small mintage of only 160,000 coins. The surviving population is similar to that of the 1851-O, which is generally considered to be more rare. Many of the 1851 Philadelphia and New Orleans strikes were probably exported to Europe for melting. On this Briggs 1-A survivor, many vertical lines extend upward into the horizontal lines on the reverse shield. Strike is complete and sharp. Under alight source, brilliant reflective luster tickles the eyes. A light, mint-caused grease mark crosses Liberty's outstretched shin. Attractive nonetheless, with flashy surfaces and mint-fresh appeal. Accurately graded and housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert that dates back to the late 1990s. Part of a complete set of Liberty Seated quarters offered by the Sunset Point Collection.
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 1851 1851
F12 PCGS
32818697

Original $340 New May 9! Challenging Philadelphia Date, Circulated Cameo Eye Appeal, Ebony-Gray Fields, Woodbridge Collection. An underrated Philadelphia date due to silver arbitrage during the 1850 through early 1853 time frame. Much rarer than its reported mintage of 160,000. This duplicate offering, from the Woodbridge Collection, is strict original with old time circulated cameo eye appeal. A thick crusty ebony-gray patina covers the fields while main devices are faint olive. Additional verdigris surrounds the date and reverse legend. Talk about crusty original! Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Seated 25C 1851O 1851-O
F15
PCGS
11862658
Briggs 1-A
Choice $1450 Scarce New Orleans Issue, Choice Original, Uniform Gray Patina, Well Preserved Blemish Free Surfaces, Accurately Graded. Mintage of only 88,000 and an R4+ rarity at Fine grade level according to Briggs. Surfaces are 100% original and covered with gray patina that is uniform on both sides. This piece offers a mild circulated cameo appearance that is pleasing. For the 1851 New Orleans date, CAC has only approved 20 examples in all graded with two (2) at the F15 grade level. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert and CAC approval. 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 there are so few examples known choice.
Seated 25C 1851O 1851-O
VG10
PCGS
28553692

Choice $760 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 1852/52 1852/52
MS63 NGC
698531017
Briggs 1-A
Choice New Price
$1400
Special 20% Price Reduction - 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
F12 PCGS
82430352

Original $800 Scarce Date, Choice Original, Mt. View Liberty Seated Quarter Collection. The 1852-O date has a reported mintage of 96,000. This date was struck with beveled rims for unknown reason per Briggs. Scarce in grades up to VF and essentially non existent in EF or better. This original example offers deep charcoal gray toned surfaces. There is some old field chatter on the obverse that is toned over. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Another important offering from the Mt. View Collection.
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
Arrows & Rays
AU58
PCGS
28891737

Choice $895 New May 1! Perfectly Original Surfaces, Crusty Gray-Bown Patina, Accurately Graded, Titan Collection. Classic crusty gray-brown patina and ideal for fans of strict originality. Bright light viewing exposes embedded rose and blues. If there is any rub on the high points, it is difficult to discern given the thick toning. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. A new offering from the Titan Collection.
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 1853 1853
No Arrows
F12 PCGS
30192452

Original $2150 No Arrows, Original, Mt. View Liberty Seated Quarter 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 day numismatists. PCGS population reports indicate single digit population in most grades with limited auction appearances. As a result of the Mt. View Collection arriving to the market, GFRC now has a substantial hoard of 153 No Arrows quarters that is contrary to their rarity. This Fine 12 example has a base gray toning layer that is overlaid with mottled aquamarine-olive shades on both sides. Surfaces quality is consistent with the assigned grade and essentially unabraided. Strike is typical for the date and residual device details are quite adequate for a mid circulated grade date and mintmark set. From the Mt. View Collection and worthy of special consideration. Accurately graded and housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with edge view insert.
Seated 25C 1853 1853
No Arrows
F12 PCGS
16063755

Choice $2350 No Arrows, Choice Original, Mt. View Liberty Seated Quarter 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 day numismatists. PCGS population reports indicate single digit population in most grades with limited auction appearances. As a result of the Mt. View Collection arriving to the market, GFRC now has a substantial hoard of 153 No Arrows quarters that is contrary to their rarity. This Fine 12 example has blemish free surfaces that are covered with gray-rose patina along with aquamarine coloring at the stars and reverse legend. Strike is typical for the date and residual device details are quite adequate for a mid circulated grade date and mintmark set. From the Mt. View Collection and worthy of special consideration. Accurately graded and housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with edge view insert.
Seated 25C 1853/4 1853/4
Arrows & Rays
VF25
PCGS
29200375

Choice $395 New April 4! 1853/4 Overdate, Top 25 Varieties #12, Choice Original, Light Gray-Rose Patina, Accurately Graded, Cleveland Collection. Popular 1853/4 overdate example in middle die state. The undertype is bold with doubled arrow base clear under a 10x loupe. Surfaces are covered with a thin gray-rose patina. Accurately graded and housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval. A quality duplicate offering from the Cleveland Collection's Top 25 Varieties set.
Seated 25C 1853/4 1853/4
Arrows & Rays
MS63 PCGS
50074623
Briggs 1-A
Choice $3450 1853/4 Popular Overdate, Late Die State, Golden Frosty Luster, Active Cartwheels, Completely Struck, Choice Original Surfaces, Sunset Point Collection. A popular 1853/4 overdate specimen in the Liberty Seated quarter series. Obverse die is found in a late die state with the remnants of the last three digits and arrow visual under the final date punch. The under type can be found inside the upper loop of the 8, along the outside stand of the 5, and within the upper loop of the 3 digit. In addition, the right arrow shaft on the obverse has also been repunched. At the Mint State grade level, this die variety is rare with PCGS population report indicating six graded MS63 and another six finer. This choice original example offers frosty golden luster and active cartwheels. Surfaces are minimally marked for the grade. Strike is complete on both sides with no points of weakness for this picky cataloguer. Fairly graded and housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert that dates back to the late 1990s. Part of a complete set of Liberty Seated quarters offered by the Sunset Point 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 $410 Important New Orleans Arrows and Rays Type, Choice Original, Old Album Multicolor Patina, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded. 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.
Seated 25C 1853O 1853-O
Arrows & Rays
G04
PCGS
32937471
Briggs 3-E
Choice $125 Filled O Mintmark, Choice Original, Circulated Cameo Eye Appeal, Gray Fields, Blemish Free, Accurately Graded, Mt. View Liberty Seated Quarter Collection. Affordable example of the Filled O mintmark die pairing listed as Briggs 3-E. A choice example with just honest wear, no blemishes and attractive circulated cameo contrast with gray fields. Purchased from GFRC raw July 2015. Now housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. Another cool Liberty Seated quarter die variety from the Mt. View Collection.
Seated 25C 1853O 1853-O
Arrows & Rays
G04
PCGS
32624837
FS-501
Choice $350 O/Horizontal O, Choice Original, Mt. View Liberty Seated Quarter Collection. Listed in the Top 25 Seated Quarter Varieties set as #14 and quite challenging to locate choice since many 1853-O survivors and found with issues. This piece sports only honest wear and darker gray fields. The horizontal O is bold and remains obvious in the upper loop of the final O. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. PCGS label reads, "O/Horizontal O FS-501". Another cool Liberty Seated quarter die variety from the Mt. View Collection. CAC approval makes this example a must have for Top 25 set builders.
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
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
MS64 NGC
1704861002

Choice $2150 Gorgeous Eye Appeal, Near Gem Original Surfaces, Stunning Reflective Cartwheels, Rose-Gold Mirrors, Completely Struck, Accurately Graded, Sunset Point Collection. A special note to the GFRC community is in order concerning a certain gorgeous 1854 Arrows quarter from the Sunset Point Collection. JUST BUY IT NOW is the recommendation for either a mint state type set or a Liberty Seated date set. I'm thoroughly enjoying mirrored fields and resulting reflective cartwheels during description writing. Vertical die polish lines, on the obverse, are evident with 10x loupe. Both sides are covered with a transparent rose-gold skin that adds to the viewing delight. The reverse toning is more intense than the obverse. Strike is completely executed with high relief devices and motifs. Accurately graded and housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert that dates back to the late 1990s. Part of a complete set of Liberty Seated quarters offered by the
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 PCGS
31627231

Original $140 New May 14! With Arrows Type, Original Light Olive Toning, Residual Luster, Completely Struck, Accurately Graded. A well struck 1854 Seated quarter and perfect for With Arrows type. A consistent light olive-gray skin covers both sides. Fields and devices are unabraded. GFRC images are 100% accurate as to preservation state and toning. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder.
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
Huge O, With Arrows
VG10
PCGS
25653931
Briggs 1-A
Choice $1300 Huge O, Choice Original, Light Gray Patina with Darker Contrasts, Blemish Free, Accurately Graded, Top 25 Varieties, Mt. View Liberty Seated Quarter Collection. The 1854 Huge O variety is so easily identified due to a crude hand cut mintmark. The engravers workmanship partial effaced the R in QUAR as a result. The offered example is strictly original with uniform light gray patina and darker contrasts at the stars and reverse legend. Strike is typical while fields and major devices are entirely blemish free. The premium on this variety has been substantial for a number of years. Recently, the premium has become more reflective of the overall availability and now is the time to purchase an example for your Top 25 Seated quarter variety set. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. Another cool die variety offering from the Mt. View Collection. Purchased by the consignor at Heritage Auction during January 2016 FUN show for $1293.
Seated 25C 1854O 1854-O
With Arrows
MS62 NGC
1774406002
Briggs 1-D
Original $1950 New March 25! Near Choice Original, Sunset Point Collection. Description added! Another high-grade branch Mint piece from the Sunset Point collection. The 1854-O Seated quarter is somewhat available in unc but remains more elusive than its Philadelphia counterpart. This example is mostly brilliant with a light cover of chestnut toning over the figure of Liberty. A few hairlines in the left obverse field limit the technical grade, but there are no other marks of note. The strike is complete with detailed star centers. Briggs 1-D, identified by the die scratch in the reverse dentil above M. This issue is rich with varieties, and new discoveries likely await. Why not get started with this piece? Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert.
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 1855 1855
With Arrows
AU58 PCGS
84680897

Original New Price
$435
Perfect With Arrows Design Type, Near Choice Original, Creamy Frosty Luster, Natural Silver-Gold Patina, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded, Twins Lakes Collection. Some collectors may not know that 1855 Philadelphia strikes are the better "With Arrows" date for Liberty Seated dimes, quarters and halves. Mintages dropped off after the first two years of providing lower silver weight coinage. Natural silver gray patina and frosty luster are the highlights of this 1855 Philadelphia struck example. Luster has a creamy texture under a light source. Ebony toning flakes are seen mostly on the obverse. Strike is typical with nearly all stars have connected centrils. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Another quality offering from the Twin Lakes Collection.
Seated 25C 1855O 1855-O
With Arrows
VF20
PCGS
29673395

Choice $925 Rare Date, Choice Original, Crusty Gun Metal Gray Patina, Typical Strike for Issue, Accurately Graded . Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder along with CAC approval. Full description after the FUN show.
Seated 25C 1855O 1855-O
EF40 PCGS
29400204

Original $1950 Challenging New Orleans Issue, Original Gray, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Saw Mill Run Collection. The 1855-O date is infrequently encountered in the marketplace due to a mintage of 176,000 and a very low survival rate. The 1855-O survival rate is similar to that of the 1849-O in circulated grades but priced at a fraction of the cost. PCGS population report shows only twelve combined in both EF grades. This EF40 graded survivor has a bold strike on both sides. All stars have connected centrils and Liberty's lower leg is fully rounded. Unfortunately, the head details are weak and so consistent with near every example seen. Reverse strike is bold with deeply impressed claws and arrow feathers. Original surfaces are toned a light gray with some dirty gold at the peripheries. There is one line in the right obverse field that requires mention. Fairly graded and housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. An important offering from the Saw Mill Run Collection.
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 1855O 1855-O
With Arrows
F15 PCGS
36518326
Briggs 1-A
Choice $475 Challenging New Orleans Date, Choice Original, Crusty Gray Patina, Typical Strike, Sunset Point Collection. Mintage of 176,000 with most survivors available at the Fine and Very Fine grade level. A quick scan of CoinFacts and auction listings is warranted as a comparison basis for this choice specimen from the Sunset Point Collection. A crusty original example with uniform gray toning on both sides. When viewed under a light source, embedded rose appears through the thick toning. Surfaces are surprisingly abrasion free for the amount of time in circulation. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Seated 25C 1855S 1855-S
VF Details SEGS
80415014

Market Acceptable $250 New May 7! Price Reduction 5/7/19 - Challenging San Francisco Date, Briggs 2-C Plate Coin, Original Gray Patina, Removed Obverse Mount, Fairly Graded, Kansas Collection. The Briggs 2-C macro image plate coin as published in Larry's The Comprehensive Encyclopedia of United States Liberty Seated Quarters. Surfaces are original gray. An obverse mount has been removed from the center with some faint re-engraving of details in that area. Housed in SEGS traditional holder with the label reading, "1855-S BRIGGS 2C/Book Coin, VF20 Details, MOUNTED OBVERSE, BOOK PLATE COIN_REV HALO." An interesting offering of the first year quarter issue at the San Francisco mint. From the Kansas Collection.
Seated 25C 1855S 1855-S
With Arrows
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
VG10 PCGS
84785476
Briggs 1-A
Original $260 First Year San Francisco Mint Issue, Original, Mt. View Liberty Seated Quarter Collection. First Right of Refusal Event - Sunday September 30 9:00 PM ET - Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Seated 25C 1855S 1855-S
With Arrows
VG08 PCGS
32968281

Original $225 First Year San Francisco Mint Issue, Original, Mt. View Liberty Seated Quarter Collection. First Right of Refusal Event - Sunday September 30 9:00 PM ET - Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.