Liberty Seated Quarters

1856 to 1891

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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 87 Coins for Sale. New coin(s) added on June 2, 2017

Photo Date Grade TPG Variety GFRC Rating Price Description Buy
Seated 25C 1856 1856
AU50 raw

Choice $225 Choice Original, Gray/Rose Patina, Attractive. A lovely example with pristine surfaces that are covered with a gray and rose colored patina. The images well illustrate the lightly variegated toning patterns on both obverse and reverse. I will guarantee that this 1856 quarter will grade at the major TPG services.
Seated 25C 1856 1856
AU50 raw

Original $185 Original, Light Gray, Residual Luster, Earlier Die State of U(NITE)D Cud Reverse. Surfaces are exactly as one would expect for strict originality. Obverse is covered with satiny gray patina while the reverse is even light gray. The reverse die used to strike this piece is shattered above U(NITE)D and is close to break apart. This piece is essentially blemish free except for a well hidden arc shaped line above (ST)ATES. From the Maine Collection and housed in Wayte Raymond for years.
Seated 25C 1856 1856
VF35 ANACS
4498938

Choice $80 Choice Original, Gun Metal Gray, Gold ANACS Holder. Strictly original surfaces are covered with even gun metal gray patina. A chocie example that is accurately graded with evenly struck obverse and reverse. Housed in new ANACS gold holder.
Seated 25C 1856O 1856-O
EF45
PCGS
24592187
Briggs 7-F
Choice $425 Choice Original, Well Struck, Mottled Gray Patina, Accurately Grade. Simply a wonderful original example with thick gray/brown patina across obverse and reverse that covers underlying luster. Strike is above average with the only weakness noted on reverse in the usual lower eagle's left leg. Feathers are all defined. CAC validation of the eye appeal and originality. Interestingly, this New Orleans date has a relative high population in VF and EF40 grades but quickly reduces in AU with corresponding price increase. Housed in 2012 generation PCGS holder with new edge view insert.
Seated 25C 1856O 1856-O
EF40
PCGS
18310501

Choice $345 Choice Original, Gun Metal Gray Patina, Woodlands Collection. Conservative grading is in order on this strictly original 1856 New Orleans quarter from the Woodlands Collection. I believe this is the Briggs 7-F die pairing but don't hold me to it as the Briggs book is difficult to use at times. Surfaces are an even gun metal gray color during in hand viewing while bright light exposed some blues on the obverse and rose hues on the reverse. Strike is typical and there are no blemishes. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval is warranted. The light reverse area by UNITE(D ST)ATES is lighting reflections during photography. The reverse is even gray as is the obverse. Definitely a quality example.
Seated 25C 1856O 1856-O
EF40
PCGS
11944124

Original $335 Crusty Original, Gun Metal Gray, Well Struck, West Coast Collection. Surfaces are strictly original and covered with thick crusty medium gray patina. Strike is complete with full head and hair details along with all star centrils being deep and connected. The reverse is also well struck include the eagle's claws. This New Orleans quarter is accurate graded and essentially blemish free with only one obverse field tick that did not bother CAC. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval is definitely warranted due to strict originality.
Seated 25C 1856S 1856-S
VF30 raw

Original $850 Original Charcoal Gray Surfaces, Better Date, Blemish Free. The arrival of any 1856 San Francisco struck quarter to the GFRC office is an important occasion given the low survival rate for this second year issue. This example grades a full VF30 with nearly complete strike and uniform wear. Surfaces are covered with charcoal gray patina that also includes some thin ebony verdigris that is more predominate on the reverse. To my knowledge, this rare date has not been submitted for grading and does deserve an attempt given what I currently see in PCGS holders. Please give this piece some consideration as fairly priced in current raw state.
Seated 25C 1856S 1856-S
Large S/Small S
VF30 PCGS
25601634

Original $3950 Large S/Small S, Top 25 Varieties, Condition Census, Original Light Gray, Accurately Graded, Outback Collection. A special opportunity to acquire one of the condition census 1856 Large S/Small S examples. Seated quarter collectors are invited to visit the Top 25 Gobrecht Journal Issue #119 article by Greg Johnson that is posted on the GFRC homepage along with CoinFacts auction records concerning this key date 1856-S/s offering. Most examples are known in AG through F grades per the Greg Johnson Top 25 Seated quarter varieties population survey conducted during 2011. A CoinFacts review indicates only two examples graded better than VF30 by PCGS; EF40 and EF45. The offered example is the CoinFacts plate coin. This piece has original gray surfaces with no blemishes whatsoever. Strike is typical for the 1856-S date. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. An important opportunity to acquire a Top 25 Varieties key date at a reasonable price. The Small S below the Large S is bold and well defined for the variety.
Seated 25C 1856S 1856-S
VF25 PCGS
83619771
Large/Small S Briggs 4-E
Original $2750 Rare Large S/s Die Pairing, Original Gray-Rose Patina, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded, Top 25 Varieties Set Candidate. Larry Briggs labels the 1856 Large S over Small S variety as die pair 4-E and estimates that 10-15% of the 286,000 mintage could be this die pairing. Overall, the 1856 San Francisco date becomes quite scarce in VF, then rare in EF and extremely rare in choice AU. This Large S over Small S example offers natural gray patina with intermixed rose. The coloring is accurately captured by GFRC photography. Surfaces are essentially blemish free except for a few micro ticks on the obverse that are of no consequence and require careful 10x loupe inspection to see. This variety is one of the "keys" within the Top 25 Varieties set as defined by Greg Johnson and now available in the GFRC Open Set Registry. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. The PCGS label reads, "Large/Small S FS-501 (FS-005)". An important offering that is fairly priced.
Seated 25C 1857 1857
EF45 raw

Choice $90 Choice Original, Even Medium Gray, Fully Struck. Common date but in choice original condition and well struck. Surfaces are covered with even medium gray patina. Inexpensive for the quality and state of preservation.
Seated 25C 1857 1857
EF45
PCGS
28497459

Choice $150 Choice Original, Uniform Gun Metal Gray, Accurately Graded, Tenafly Collection. A splendid Liberty Seated quarter with perfectly original surfaces covered with crusty gun metal patina. There are no blemishes whatsoever while strike is complete. A well preserved silver piece housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with blue/white label. CAC approval is obsolutely warranted as an above average quality piece. A top quality offering from the Tenafly Collection
Seated 25C 1857 1857
AU53 NGC
2040991048

Choice $215 Choice Original, Gun Metal Gray Surfaces, Accurately Graded, Saco River Collection. A strictly original 1857 Philadelphia strike that is accurately graded and approved by CAC. Both the obverse and reverse are covered with gun metal gray patina. The obverse strike is hammered with round stars and excellent head details while the reverse has some weakness at the lower leg eagle leg. I don't see any blemishes to mention either. Please note the bold obverse rim cuds to the left of the base. Housed in NGC Stack's W 57th St Collection label holder. A solid offering from the Saco River Collection
Seated 25C 1857 1857
EF45 PCGS
19578409

Original $110 Original, Thin Medium Gray Patina. Another strictly original example of the 1857 date that is also accurately graded. The patina is thin and allows remaining luster to peek through in hand while bright light viewing brings about some nice rose, blue and ebony mixed in with the grays. Fully struck with only Stars 7 and 8 not having centrils. Housed in old PCGS blue label holder with standard ring insert. A perfect circulated type set quarter.
Seated 25C 1857O 1857-O
EF40 raw

Original $185 Original, Gray/Rose Patina, Eye Appeal, Seal Beach Collection. An attractive 1857 New Orleans strike with original surfaces. This piece is best viewed under bright light as the obverse shifts from gray/rose colors to a light rose center that is framed by deep blue rims. The reverse appearance stays consistent between in hand and bright light viewing; my images are quite accurate. Surfaces are essentially blemish free with only the obverse rim bump at star 5 needing to be mentioned. From an old album type in the Seal Beach collection and needing a new home.
Seated 25C 1857O 1857-O
AU58 raw
Briggs 1-B
Choice $875 Better Date, Creamy Choice Original Luster, Hammered Obverse Strike, Above Average Eye Appeal. A better Seated quarter date, especially in AU or higher grades with low PCGS populations. This 1857-O New Orleans strike offering choice surfaces with perfectly natural creamy luster. Bright light viewing is so much fun due to the swirling luster framed by light gold rims. The obverse strike is absolutely hammered with every device detail fully impressed. Reverse is weakly struck at the lower left eagle leg and upper arrow feathers. This lovely Seated quarter will be heading to PCGS at the March Whitman Baltimore show if not sold by then. This piece is all there and would please selective collectors. Once in a TPG holder, this quarter should also CAC if properly graded.
Seated 25C 1858 1858
AU50 PCGS
27609077

Original $185 Original, Bright Light Eye Appeal, Central California Collection. The images accompanying this listing are down right bad and do not convey the true bright light beauty of this piece. In hand appearance is mostly even light gray toning with darker rose and ebony blue. Not exciting to say the least. But placing under bright light brings about a completely different view and helps explain why the consignor added this piece to his collection. Under bright light, the obverse turns to pretty rose with the darker region a deep blue. The reverse is even more exciting with a rainbow ring through the legend and denomination. The strike is generally flat but there are no blemishes. This is a colorful bright light coin for not too much money. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with edge view insert.
Seated 25C 1858O 1858-O
VF25 PCGS
27869106

Choice $165 Choice Original, Lightly Mottled Brown/Gray Patina, Accurately Graded. A better date with mintage of only 520,000 pieces and few examples in population reports for mid circulated grades. Surfaces are strictly original and covered with gun metal gray and blue patina. Accurately graded with no blemishes or distractions. The obverse toning is a bit mottled on Liberty but there is also some haze on the PCGS holder that impacts the image. Housed in 2013 PCGS holder.
Seated 25C 1858O 1858-O
VF20 PCGS
33480231

Original $110 Original Light Gray, Accurately Graded, Mountain View Collection. Original surfaces are covered with light gray patina. Accurately graded with new blemishes to mention. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Seated 25C 1858S 1858-S
AG3 PCGS
29677888

Original $295 Original Crusty Gray, Honest Wear, Mountain View Collection. Lots of honest wear but covered nice original crusty gray patina. Even with the substantial wear, this piece has survived with no blemishes. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder.
Seated 25C 1859 1859
AU53 PCGS
83456849

Original $175 Near Choice Original, Full Strike, Residual Golden-Rose Luster, Accurately Graded, Ft. Lauderdale Collection. Type I/I Design Hubs. A strictly original 1859 Philadelphia strike with light gray-rose toning and nearly choice surfaces. Obverse strike is hammered while only the arrow feathers on the reverse are just a tad weak. Bright light viewing exposes residual luster intermixed with rose-gold coloring. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. An quality offering from the Ft. Lauderdale Collection for those who appreciate originality in the AU graded silver coins.
Seated 25C 1859S 1859-S
G4 PCGS
26467356

Original $385 Original, Honest Wear, Fresh to Market. Another offering from recently broken up accumulation of semi key dates in AG/G grades. The 1859 San Francisco date is always challenging with some availability in the G-VG grade range as Briggs assign an R3+ rating. The offered example is fully problem free with just honest wear. Surfaces are covered with medium gray patina that has some rose mixed in. Housed in 2012 generation PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert; serial number Another offering from recently broken up accumulation of semi key dates in AG/G grades. The 1859 San Francisco date is always challenging with some availability in the G-VG grade range as Briggs assign an R3+ rating. The offered example is fully problem free with just honest wear. Surfaces are covered with medium gray patina that has some rose mixed in. Housed in 2012 generation PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert.
Seated 25C 1860 1860
EF40+ raw

Original $110 Original, Even Gray/Gold Toning, Type II/Type I. A great Dansco album possibility as the surfaces are original with uniform toning. Both obverse and reverse have a light to medium gray coloring that turns to brown/gold under bright light. I believe this is the Briggs 1-A die pair due to the level date and weakly struck stars. The reverse has a few micro lines between the lower left wing tip and olive leaf.
Seated 25C 1860 1860
AU55 PCGS
08901007

Choice HOLD
$500
Type II/I Design Hubs, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Light Gold Coloring, Conservative Grading, Kansas Collection. Ex. Saw Mill Run Collection. I love this 1860 Philadelphia strike and its preservation state so much that a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation is warranted. My eyes are tickled by the frosty cartwheel luster that has subtle golden-rose hues. Struck from Type II obverse and Type I reverse design hubbed dies. Strike is decent with only some weakness at the top of Liberty's head and surrounding two stars. Conservatively graded as I've seen similar in AU58 holders these days. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder. A quality offering from the Kansas Collection that should not last long on the price list even being priced above the guides..
Seated 25C 1860 1860
AU55 NGC
3890614005

Original $250 Near Choice Original, Light Gun Metal Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection. A solidly preserved 1860 Philadelphia quarter with Type II obverse design paired with Type I reverse. A boldly struck piece with sharp wire rims. Surfaces are covered with light gun metal gray patina. A near choice example with a few stray bag marks on Liberty's wrist and nearby field. Housed in new NGC large font label holder. More great offerings from the Osprey Collection.
Seated 25C 1860 1860
AU50
PCGS
16142732

Choice $315 Choice Original, Light Gray Patina. A strictly original example with uniform light gray patina on the obverse and faint gold on the reverse. There is ample luster and no blemishes to note. Conservatively graded with the CAC approval being warranted. Housed in old PCGS holder with blue label and standard right insert. The images are an excellent representation of the coin's in hand appearance.
Seated 25C 1860 1860
AU50 raw

Market Acceptable $185 Luster, Old Album Toning, Accurate Grading. An attractive piece with considerable luster especially on the reverse. Obverse has faint gold center that transitions to deep gold with some blue at the rim. Reverse is mostly untoned with faint gold at the immediate rim. There are no blemishes worth noting on this lovely piece.
Seated 25C 1861 1861
EF45
PCGS
80872135

Choice $150 Choice Original, Crusty Gun Metal Gray Patina, Uniform Strike, Accurately Graded, Tenafly Collection. Type II/Type II obverse and reverse. A choice offering at the EF45 graded level and a perfect type coin. Surfaces are covered with crusty gun metal gray patina. Adding a light source releases natural golden hues. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. Just another quality offering from the Tenafly Collection
Seated 25C 1861 1861
EF45 raw

Choice $135 New November 30! Type II Reverse, Strictly Original and Choice. Deep gray/ebony patina covers this strictly original quarter. Strike is bold with fully defined hair curls, upper gown outline and fingers on pole. Reverse strike is similiar with strong feathers and claws. Light wear is evident on highest points but completed toned. Fields are blemish free. This is simply a choice example for the grade if originality is the collecting goal.
Seated 25C 1861 1861
EF40
PCGS
12415574

Choice $165 Choice Original, Bold Strike, West Coast Collection. A strictly original 1861 example as we have come to expect from the West Coast consignments. Strike is full with all head/hair curls and complete star centrils. Surfaces are covered with natural medium gray patina and are fully blemish free. Housed in older PCGS holder with blue label and standard ring insert. CAC approval is definitely warranted.
Seated 25C 1861 1861
AU58 PCGS
83845169

Choice $335 New June 2! Type II/II, Choice Original, Frosty Silver Gray Patina, Accurately Graded. The change to new Seated quarter obverse and reverse design hubs started during 1859 with the transition completed in 1861. The obverse engraving is the product of James Longacre with help from Paquet. Mintage for the 1861 date is high but locating choice original example in high AU and mint state grounds will take patience. This new GFRC example is perfectly original without a doubt. Frosty have natural mint frost and the toning is a light silver gray with hints of gold at the rims. Strike is hammered with every device detail being deeply impressed. Definitely a choice offering that is freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Fans of strictly original silver coins should pay attention here.
Seated 25C 1862 1862
VG10 PCGS
11944126

Choice $55 Choice Original, Even Gray, West Coast Collection. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert.
Seated 25C 1862S 1862-S
VF25 PCGS
28268437

Original $650 Near Choice Original, Lovely Gray Patina, Well Struck, Accurate Grading. A challenging San Francisco date with a small mintage of 67,000 pieces. This near choice example offers circulated cameo eye appeal that many collectors strive to locate. Surfaces are strictly original with light to medium gray patina. The darker shades surround the stars, reverse legend and main devices. Strike is typical. There are several toned over lines in the right obverse field that hold this one back from a choice quality rating. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder. Please note that the white lines, in the lower right obverse field, are on the holder and not on the coin.
Seated 25C 1862S 1862-S
F15 PCGS
32959766

Original $485 Original Olive Gray Patina. San Francisco Civil War Strike, Accurately Graded, Mountain View Collection. A popular Civil War San Francisco date with limited mintage of 67,000 pieces. Original surfaces are covered with a uniform olive gray patina. There are no blemishes whatsoever. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Another quality duplicate from the Mountain View Collection.
Seated 25C 1863 1863
F12 PCGS
29200379

Original $325 Crusty Charcoal Grey, Strictly Original, Accurately Graded, Mountain View Collection. A strictly original 1863 Philadelpha strike with mintage of xxxx. Surfaces are covered with uniform charcoal gray patina. No distracting blemishes were seen under 10x loupe inspection. Grading is accurate with a strong LIBERTY in the scroll present. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. Another strong duplicate offering from the Mountain View Collection.
Seated 25C 1863 1863
EF45 PCGS
30902482

Choice $525 Choice Original, Gun Metal Gray Patina, Better Date, West Coast Collection. A strictly original Civil War dated quarter that is properly graded and very choice at the EF45 grade level. Surfaces are covered with gun metal gray toning along with deep gold highlights on the obverse. The reverse turns to classic gun metal gray/blue under bright light. Strike is full throughout all devices and stars. There is one toned over line on the reverse between (ST)ATES and the upper left wing that does not bother me. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. This is an excellent candidate for CAC review and typical quality from the West Coast collection.
Seated 25C 1865 1865
F12 PCGS
33167796

Original $300 Better Civil War Date, Original Gray, Accurately Graded. A nice surviving specimen from the Civil War era. Mintage is only 58,800 for this 1865 quarter struck in Philadelphia. Locating silver bullion for coinage was an ongoing problem for the Philadelphia mint as compared to San Francisco. This specimen is original with even medium gray patina covering the entire reverse and most of the obverse. PCGS grading is accurate. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Another quality piece from the Mountain View Collection.
Seated 25C 1867 1867
F15 NGC
2666639002

Choice $725 Choice Original, Rich Gun Metal Gray/Blue Toning, Eye Appeal, Woodbridge Collection. A choice original 1867 Philadelphia strike with ebony/gray patina throughout the obverse and reverse fields. The contrast between the lighter main devices and darker fields results in some darn nice eye appeal for a quarter graded F15. Surfaces are entirely blemish free perfectly original; yes, I'm repeating myself but wish for this point to be understood. Mintage is a low 20,000 pieces. I would challenge GFRC customer to try to locate a better example at the F15 grade level as this offering is so attractive. Housed in newer NGC holder and ready for a new home in an advanced Seated quarter collection. Definitely worthy of a CAC submission.
Seated 25C 1867 1867
EF40
PCGS
31385926

Choice $2100 Choice Original, Gun Metal Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Scarce Date. CAC Approval On November 22! The 1867 Philadephia mintage is quite low for half dimes, dimes and quarters resulting in an ongoing challenge to locate choice examples. 1867 Seated quarter mintag is only 20,000 pieces. This example is a no question original piece with gun metal gray on the obverse and lighter gray throughout the reverse. The obverse has a darker toning arc through upper stars and Liberty's head. Under bright light, the thick patina maintains coloring as seen in the GFRC images. Strike is complete with all star centrils connected along with well defined left leg and arrow feathers on the reverse. There are no blemishes whatsoever. This is an opportunity for advanced Seated quarter collectors as this piece is strictly original and accurately graded. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder.
Seated 25C 1867 1867
EF40 PCGS
14955834

Original New Price
$1575
Original, Gray with Mottled Ebony, Scarce Date, Highwoods Collection. Locating low mintage Civil War era Liberty Seated quarters is always a challenge. The 1867 Philadelphia date only has a mintage of 20,000 and is infrequently seen. GFRC is lucky to have two EF40 examples in stock. The Highwoods offering is strictly original with base layer of even gray patina. Layered on top of the gray toning is mottled ebony coloring. Bright light viewing results in a gun metal gray/blue appearance. Strike is typical while the main devices and fields are blemish free. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert.
Seated 25C 1867S 1867-S
FR2 NGC

Original $495 Lots of Honest Wear, Even Gray. A semi key San Francisco date with considered wear but surprisely, no problems other than a few faint obverse lines. This piece has even gray patina and is part of the AG/G accumulation presently being offered on price list. CoinFacts indicates a few 1867-S Fair 2 graded examples have come to market in the past five years. Housed new NGC holder and fresh to market. The reverse mintmark is bold and easily seen as is the date regardless of assigned grade.
Seated 25C 1868S 1868-S
VF35 PCGS
83703745

Choice $935 New May 9! Scarce Date, Choice Original, Uniform Gray-Brown Patina, Conservative Grading. Liberty Seated quarters never cease to amaze me as to the number of very scarce dates with mintage under 100,000. Take for example this choice 1868 San Francisco struck piece with a mintage of only 96,000 and low PCGS populations throughout the grade range. Seven examples are reported at VF35 and only eight at the EF40 grade when viewing CoinFacts. Between EF40 and AU58, there are an additional thirteen graded and few known in mint state. Surfaces on this example are cover with uniform gray-brown patina. Strike is typical for the Type II obverse design by James Longacre and I believe the assigned PCGS grade is more a function of strike than wear. Looking at the reverse, an EF40 grade is justified. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder and ready for inclusion in an advanced Seated collection. Images after the Manchester NH show if it lasts that long.
Seated 25C 1869 1869
G4 PCGS
32086554
Briggs 1-A
Original $575 Original, Accurate Grading, Rare as only 16,000 Minted. One would be hard pressed to locate a better example of this rare Philadelphia date in Good 4 or Good 6. Surfaces are covered with thick gray toning that do hide some minor obverse lines and scattered reverse marks. Offsetting these minor imperfections are the remaining device details and the bold rims which leads me to believe that Good 4 is a well balanced grade while Good 6 would have been just fine too.. This is the only Good 4 example certified at PCGS with (4) in Good 6 and (2) at VG8 level. Once the grade level reaches VF, then price jumps to four figures. Most collectors will pursue lower grade examples and this offering should be carefully considered. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. The white lines on lower reverse image are on the holder and not the coin.
Seated 25C 1869 1869
F15 PCGS
32937475

Market Acceptable $625 Better Date, Light Gray Obverse, Darker Reverse, Accurately Graded, Mountain View Colllection. A key Philadelphia date with tiny mintage of 16,000 to consider here. I've assigned a Market Acceptable quality rating as the obverse has seen an old clean and is in the recovery mode with light dull gray toning. The reverse looks to be original with medium gray patina. Blemishes are limited to several small marks in the right obverse field. This is not a strictly original piece but given mintage and survival rate, PCGS felt the coin should straight grade. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Another important duplicate from the Mountain View Collection.
Seated 25C 1869S 1869-S
F15 PCGS
32266062

Original $435 Original Gray/Rose Patina, Difficult San Francisco Date, Weak Strike but Accurately Graded, Mountain View Collection. . A key San Francisco date with meager mintage of 76,000. Surfaces are toned over with uniform gray/rose patina. Strike is a tad weak in the center obverse and at the lower eagle left leg. This piece has a full radial obverse die crack that is typically seen on 1869-S quarters. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. Another important offering from the Mountain View Collection.
Seated 25C 1870 1870
VF35
PCGS
80655387

Choice $315 Crusty Thick Original Patina, Underrated Date, Accurately Graded. CAC Approval On November 22! Philadelphia mintages for Seated quarters did not recover after the Civil War resulting in underrated dates from 1868 through 1871. The 1870 date is challenging to locate with a tiny mintage of 86,400 pieces struck. PCGS pop report indicates VF30 (8) VF35 (6) EF40 (15) which is rather small. When considering originality and potential mishandling, that are few nice choice pieces available. This example is simply crusty original and completely blemish free. A wise selection by an astute Liberty Seated quarter specialist. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Seated 25c 1870 1870
EF40 PCGS
33520899
Brigg 1-A
Choice $350 Choice Original, Gun Metal Gray Patina, Better Philadelphia Date, Conservative Grading, Tenafly Collection. A surprisingl difficult date to locate choice with a mintage of only 86.400 which is about 10,000 less than the 1868-S date for a perspective. Survival rate is higher than the 1868-S with (15) in EF40 and (16) in EF45 per PCGS population report. This choice original example offers a fairly thick gray patina with olive hues. Adding a light source reveals lightly mirrored surfaces and a light toning layer of blue/gray that disappears around the stars. There are two micro ticks in the obverse right field mentioned for complete accurate but in no way distracting. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Another quality offering from the Tenafly Collection.
Seated 25C 1873 1873
PF60 raw

Cleaned HOLD
$380
Proof Strike, Lightly Cleaned and Retoned, Gun Metal Gray/Blue Surfaces with Mottled Rose/Gold. A proof strike that colorful surfaces including blues, gray, rose and gold. A careful 10x loupe review reveals faint hairlines in the obverse field with some traces on the reverse. These hairlines probably result from a careful clean followed by chemical toning. Bright light viewing results in glowing golden surfaces and attractive. Priced accordingly.
Seated 25C 1873 1873
Closed 3
EF40 PCGS
82630091
Closed 3
Original $3200 New May 8! Scarce No Arrows Date, Original Light Gray, Conservative Grading. 1873 Closed 3 Liberty Seated quarters simply get no respect. Mintage is only 40,000 pieces with few having survived based on PCGS population reports. Only 46 examples have been certified by PCGS in all circulated grades. Yes, that includes the entire grade range from G04 through AU58. In EF40 and EF45, only ten examples are certified by PCGS and only two receiving CAC approval when considering combined PCGS and NGC populations. This date is rare and currently underrated. GFRC is proud to offer this light gray toned example certified as EF40 by PCGS. Strike is a significant issue for Type II obverse design and especially on 1873 and 1874 dated strikes at all mints. This example is conservatively graded at the EF40 level given the sharp scroll edges and available reverse device details. Fields and devices are essentially blemish free. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder and an opportunity for the astute collector of Liberty Seated quarters.
Seated 25C 1874 1874
With Arrows
VF20 PCGS
15406738

Original $80 Crusty Original, Even Light Gray, West Coast Collection. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert.
Seated 25C 1874S 1874-S
VF20 raw
Briggs 3-A
Original $135 Original Gray Surfaces, Honest Wear. A strictly original example with light gray patina throughout obverse and reverse. There are some darker shades around the date. Close inspection with 10x loupe revealed no blemishes. A better date with natural surfaces and good candidate for Dansco collection.
Seated 25C 1874S 1874-S
AU50 PCGS
28262500
Briggs 1-A
Choice $475 New May 7! Better Date, Choice Original, Light Gray-Gold Patina, Blemish Free, Accurately Graded. 1874 San Francisco struck quarters have a surprisingly low certified population and are not often seen. A quick CoinFacts check indicates only six examples graded at the AU50 level with no auction records for that grade. In all AU grades, the certified population is only twenty-seven with only a few auction records. The offered GFRC example is a pretty piece and fully original. Surfaces are choice with a base covering of patina along with overlaid gold and aquamarine colors. There are no blemishes to detract. Bright light performance is excellent as the golden hues are accentuated. Strike is typical for the date. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder and ready for inclusion in an advanced date and mintmark set or filling that With Motto, With Arrows slot in a type set.
Seated 25C 1875CC 1875-CC
G4 PCGS
13334784

Choice $200 Choice Original Gray, Honest Wear, Scarce Date, Mountain View Collection. Always challenging to locate, let along choice. This is the first 1875 Carson City quarter handled by GFRC and though low grade, it is really choice. Surfaces are toned an even gun metal gray with blemishes. Please remember the low mintage of 140,000. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. Worthy of special consideration.
Seated 25C 1875CC 1875-CC
EF45 PCGS
29860424
Briggs 2-B
Original $1600 New May 27! Challenging Date, Original Light Gray, Frosty Luster, Accurately Graded. Very few 1875 Carson City quarter strikes come to market in a year's time. As a date, an R-5 rarity in EF/AU is listed according to Briggs and validates the scarcity. This example features surfaces with frosty texture and faint gray patina. Overall strike is well executed including the lower reverse rim which Briggs mentions as having strike weakness issues. Mintage is 140,000 but with a very low survival rate in all grades. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. An important offering that is worthy of special consideration by advanced Liberty Seated quarter collectors.
Seated 25C 1875S 1875-S
F12 PCGS
32617843

Original $95 Original Gray, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded, Mountain View Collection. Typical low relief strike for the 1875 San Francisco date. Surfaces are original with light to medium gray patina. No blemishes were seen under 10x loupe inspection. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Seated 25C 1876 1876
VF25 PCGS
33771864

Original $75 Misplaced Digit in Denticles, Original Gray, Accurately Graded, Mountain View Collection. Another example of PCGS struggling to get variety attributes straight. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with label attribution reading "RPD FS-302 (FS-006.8)". Unfortunately, the date is not repunched, rather there is a misplaced digit in denticles between 87 digits. Surfaces are original with light to medium gray toning. An opportunity to start a collection of mis-attributed Seated varieties..... Another interesting piece from the Mountain Collection.
Seated 25C 1876 1876
EF45 raw

Choice $100 Choice Original, Type II Reverse. An unassuming seated quarter in hand that is strictly original. Surfaces are toned a dirty gray with the reverse being a tad lighter than the obverse. There are no blemished on this piece. Just honest wear and original surfaces.
Seated 25c 1876 1876
AU55 PCGS
30835200
Briggs 6-F
Original $225 Original Golden Gray Patina, Repunched Date, Accurately Graded. A strictly original example with bold repunching within the inner loop of the 6 digit. Obverse is covered with golden gray patina and ample luster during bright light viewing. Reverse is beautifully toned with rose center surrounded by sky blue rims. Essentially fully struck with only slight weakness within the left obverse stars. Previous sold by GFRC on behalf of the Virginia Collection and now back for a second sale. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. A rock solid Liberty Seated quarter for the selective collector.
Seated 25C 1876CC 1876-CC
Small CC
EF45 raw

Choice $230 Choice Original, Small CC Mintmark, Cracked Type II Reverse. Unlisted in Briggs. Surfaces are covered with thick original gray/brown patina that indicates this piece is perfectly original. Fields are completely blemish free with typical strike. Die cracks are found on reverse with long die crack through bottom of letters in the upper legend. Another die crack is seen through tops of QUAR DOL and proceeding left into UNITED. An obvious EF45 example using conservative grading and having excellent eye appeal. The only item keeping my designation from gem original is a tiny reverse rim bump at 11:00 that is over highlighted by my photography.
Seated 25C 1876CC 1876-CC
Small CC
MS63
NGC
690089003
Briggs 6-E
Choice $1500 Choice Original, Accurate Grading. CAC Approval On November 22! A special offering for advanced Seate quarter collectors who are fans of strictly originality. Some collectors enjoy owning pieces with old album bullseye toning while others collect even gray specimens. This piece falls in the latter category with ample luster under bright light coupled with uniform golden gray patina covering both the obverse and reverse surfaces. There are no blemishes either. Obverse strike is perfectly hammered while the lower reverse indicates weakness that is from a lapped or eroded die. Housed in early NGC holder. This is the second time that I've handled this quarter. It originated from an old Maine collection and previously off the market for at least 15 years. I guarantee that the appearance will be better in hand than on my images. Oh...there is no CAC attempt on this piece and I would make a small wager that it would CAC.
Seated 25C 1876S 1876-S
EF40 raw

Original $75 Original, Unlisted Type II Reverse, Medium S. Obverse is toned an even light to medium gray while the reverse sports deeper coloring with a mix of gray/brown and greens. Strictly original with typical reverse strike and weakness at bottom of QUAR. DOL. Medium S is bold on this piece.
Seated 25C 1876S 1876-S
EF40 raw

Choice $85 Choice Original, Type II Reverse, Medium S. A lovely example with strong contrast between the fields and main devices. Obverse and reverse centers are toned lighter gray which transitions to medium gray around the stars and legend. This piece is completely blemish free. The Type II reverse has a medium S that slopes left but difficult to attribute given the large number of potential reverse dies. This is a really quarter at an attractive price.
Seated 25C 1877 1877
VF25 raw

Choice $50 Choice Original Gray. A strictly original quarter with uniform light gray patina throughout obverse and reverse. Nice eye appeal. There is a very faint obverse line to the right of Liberty to Star 10 that is mentioned for complete accuracy but does not detract in any way. Perfect for a circulated Dansco date/mintmark set or a type set.
Seated 25C 1877 1877
MS61 PCGS
82255735

Original $450 Choice Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Conservative Grading, Osprey Collection. Frosty cartwheel luster is the primary attraction for this lovely 1877 Philadelphia struck quarter. A no question original example with a hint of gold toning at the obverse rim. Fields have a small amount of chatter that explains the assigned MS61 graded. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. An attractive example at a reasonable price from the Osprey Collection.
Seated 25C 1877 1877
F12 PCGS
9529650

Original $45 Crusty Original, Medium Gray, West Coast Collection. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert.
Seated 25C 1877CC 1877-CC
Large CC
VF20 raw

Original $80 Large CC Mintmark, Original. Nice even medium gray throughout obverse and reverse. A few tiny reverse ticks on eagle that are long again toned over.
Seated 25C 1877S 1877-S
VF20 raw
Briggs 9-I
Original $45 Medium S, Original Surfaces. A lovely original piece with uniform medium gray patina and will easily grade at TPG.
Seated 25C 1877S 1877-S
VF20 raw
Briggs 4-D
Original $130 S/Horizontal S, Old Album Blue and Rose Patina, Popular Variety. A popular Liberty Seated quarter variety that is recognized by the grading services. Also included in the Top 25 Seated Quarter varieties set on the GFRC Open Set Registry. This is an original piece that has sat in an old paper album for years and aquired blue and rose patina throughout obverse and reverse. The earlier horizontal S diagnostic is easily seen under 10x loupe.
Seated 25C 1877S 1877-S
AU50 raw
Briggs 3-C
Choice $110 Medium S, Choice Original, Uniform Gray. An accurately graded example with ample luster under the light gold/gray patina. There are no blemishes whatsoever on this lovely example. Perfect for a Dansco set given the eye appeal and originality.
Seated 25C 1877S 1877-S
MS64 NGC
1848081015
Briggs 11-J
Choice $895 Medium S, Near Gem Original, Huge Bright Light Eye Appeal, Accurately Graded. If GFRC customers could only view this piece under bright light...Wow! Strictly original and natural patina covers the surfaces and the in hand appearance is that of mostly rose coloring with some aquamarine at the obverse rim and light rose across the reverse. Well that all changes when this piece is exposed to a light source. The obverse turns into a color masterpiece with core blue and rose intermixed center that transitions to light yellow gold at the rims. Believe me, I'm not over exaggerating on this one and the eye appeal is well above MS64. The reverse stays rose under bright light with a dash of blues at AMERICA. Housed in pristine older NGC holder.
Seated 25C 1878 1878
VF30 raw
Briggs 2-B
Original $65 Original Pleasing Medium Gray. A nice 1878 example with medium gray patina and darker shades around the main devices. The Briggs Reverse B is polished with considerable weakness at the legend. Accurately graded and more difficult than the common dates.
Seated 25C 1878 1878
VF25 raw
Briggs 3-C
Original $60 Old Time Original Gray/Ebony Patina, Eye Appeal. Essentially a sister coin with the 1876-S EF40 posted above in terms of toning pattern and appearance. This piece is strictly original with one toned obverse blemish below Star 5.
Seated 25C 1878 1878
MS63 PCGS
30631941

Choice $600 Super Originality, Gray/Golden Patina and Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Colorado Collection. Let's open the description by saying that this lovely Seated quarter is a Gerry Fortin JUST BUY IN NOW recommendation! I love this later date seated quarter and believe you will also. Why? Perfect old time gray patina that is quite transparent to the underlying luster immediately catches my eyes. Strike is hammered with well rounded stars; every star plus crip head and hair curls. Reverse is also fully struck. Add a light source, and coloring shifts to deep gold at the rims and cartwheel luster is exposed. This attractive quarter is so choice and has never been messed with. Anyone interested should give this piece a shot and secure in hand viewing. You will not what to give it back, beleive me! Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder and worthy of a CAC submission.
Seated 25C 1878CC 1878-CC
F15 PCGS
32624838

Choice $155 Choice Original, Accurately Graded, Mountain View Collection. A no question original 1878 Carson City strike with crusty original patina covering both obverse and reverse. This is a choice example for the assigned PCGS grade with GFRC images providing an accurate representation. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Just another quality duplicate from the Mountain View collection.
Seated 25C 1878CC 1878-CC
F12 raw

Choice $105 Choice Original, Classic Gun Metal Surfaces, Accurately Graded. A strictly original example of the 1878-CC date. Surfaces are blemish free and covered with thick gun metal gray patina. A total problem free example that is accurately graded and fairly priced.
Seated 25C 1879 1879
F15 PCGS
32617844

Choice $425 Choice Original, Antique Gray, Accurately Graded, Tenafly Collection. A perfectly original example of the low mintage 1879 Philadelphia date. Mintage is only 13,600. Fields are covered with ebony gray patina allowing the main devices to contrast nicely in a circulated cameo manner. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Surface are choice for the grade with the obverse entirely blemish free while the reverse has two toned over ticks by the right wing. Believe me, they are not distracting on a seated quarter grading Fine 15. By the way, this is the only Fine 15 graded example at PCGS. Housed in their new 2015 style holder and another quality offering from the Tenafly Collection.
Seated 25C 1879 1879
F15 PCGS
82484891

Choice $435 Choice Original, Medium Gray Patina, Blemish Free, Tough Late Philadelphia Stike. Late Philadelphia strikes are always in demand and locating problem free examples is challenging. Offered here is an 1879 example with mintage of only 13,600 pieces. Demand for small silver denomination coinage dropped off dramatically after 1878. As seen within Seated dime, quarter and half dollar series,there is a marked reduction in mintage starting in 1879. I really like this choice example as about as perfect as one could expect at the Fine15 grade level. Surfaces have honest wear and uniform gray patina. There are no blemishes to discuss. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Seated 25C 1880 1880
F15 PCGS
31852884

Choice $395 Choice Original, Difficult Philadelphia Date, Accurately Graded, Mountain View Collection. Choice original surfaces with medium olive gray patina throughout obverse and reverse. Mintage is only 13,600 pieces with two graded at the F15 level. Surfaces are nearly blemish free with only a few scattered field ticks that are fully toned over. Overall, this piece warrants a choice quality rating. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. Another quality Seated quarter duplicate from the Mountain View Collection.
Seated 25C 1881 1881
F12 PCGS
32200051

Original $385 Original Gray, Difficult Philadelphia Date, Mountain View Collection. Original surfaces with light gray patina throughout obverse and reverse. Mintage is a tiny 12,000 pieces with five graded at the F12 level. Surfaces are entirely blemish free. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. A challenging date and strictly original Seated quarter duplicate from the Mountain View Collection.
Seated 25C 1883 1883
VG8 PCGS
32498327

Original $425 Original Gray, Net Graded, Rare In Circulated Grades. A rare Philadelphia 1883 strike and the only VG8 example graded by PCGS. The 1883 date is rare in all circulated grades with only (14) total pieces certified in the Fa2 through VF20 grades; (4) of the (14) are in Fa2 and AG3. This example has been net graded as the obverse is full F12 while the reverse has a worn left rim. Surfaces haver honest waer and are covered with medium gray patina. There are no distracting marks. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder.
Seated 25C 1886 1886
PR63CAM
PCGS
13654153
Briggs 1-A
Choice $1100 Frosty Devices, Watery Proof Fields, Attractive Combination, Conservative Grading, West Texas Collection. Just back from CAC with green bean approval. A choice later date Seated quarter proof with completely natural surfaces and no hairlines. Mirrors are quite reflective under transparent patina. Conservatively graded by PCGS with thoughts that a Gold bean approval might have been possible. Housed in older PCGS blue label holder with standard ring insert. A quality proof Seated quarter offering from the West Texas Collection.
Seated 25C 1887 1887
PF67 PCGS
5564610

Gem $4350 Gem Proof, Deep Mirrors, Eye Appeal, Florida Collection.. An incredible 1887 Philadelphia proof strike and the first to be offered at GFRC. Mintage is limited to 710 pieces with four graded at the PCGS PR67 level and none higher. The offered example is clearly one of the finest example extant. Watery mirror dominate when swirling this proof quarter under any light source. The obverse is covered with a highly transparent layer of gold patina while the reverse is completely untoned and radiates an incredible amount of light from pristine surfaces. GFRC images are unable to provide an adequate perspective of the quality and eye appeal of this proof quarter. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. From the eclectic Florida Collection.
Seated 25C 1888 1888
VF20 PCGS
32237603

Original $585 Original, Even Gray Patina, Rare. Late Philadelphia strikes are always in demand and locating problem free examples is challenging. Offered here is the 1888 date with meager mintage of 10,000 pieces. This Seated quarter is accurately graded and strictly original with uniform medium grade surfaces. About the only complaint is a well toned over line through the obverse shield and a few tiny blemishes above Liberty's head. Fresh to market and housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder.
Seated 25C 1888 1888
PR63CAM PCGS
13654154
Briggs 1-A
Choice $925 Boldly Reflective Mirrors, Partial Golden Toning, Accurately Graded, West Texas Collection. Old time grading is found on this lovely 1888 Seated quarter proof strike. The Cameo designation is accurate with watery mirrored fields throughout obverse and reverse. A close inspection with 10x loupe while rotating the quarter under bright light revealed some faint obverse hairlines while the reverse is entirely blemish free. In hand viewing and overall appearance suggests a higher grade while a technical loupe inspection revealed the basis for PPR63 designation. There are two gray-gold toned regions otherwise a classic steely proof appearance. Housed in older PCGS blue label holder with standard ring insert. A quality piece from the West Texas Collection at a fair asking price.
Seated 25C 1888S 1888-S
VF25 PCGS
33480241

Choice $75 Choice Original, Eye Appeal, Mountain View Collection. A wonderful Seated quarter with strictly original surfaces. The gray patina shades are nicely balanced with darker rims and letter centers. Stars also contrast nicely against tthe darker fields. I really like this piece and assigning a "Just Buy It Now" designation. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Seated 25C 1891 1891
MS62 raw

Choice $360 Choice Original, Satiny Luster, Formerly PCGS MS62 #28297140. This 1891 quarter was previously housed in PCGS MS62 holder. Bold satiny luster dominates the eyes when viewing either the obverse and reverse. Surfaces are mostly untoned except for some light gold at the extreme rims. Strike is typical while surfaces are unabraided. Serial number for previous PCGS holder is 28297149 for those who wish to do due diligence. The PCGS label is included with the purchase.
Seated 25C 1891 1891
AU53 PCGS
82437691

Original $170 Original Light Gold Patina, Residual Luster, Accurately Graded, Saco River Collection. A last year of issue Liberty Seated quarter with light gold patina covering lustrous surfaces. The obverse offers darker shades with an ebony-gray toning area to the right of the shield. Strike is typical with nearly all star centrils being connected. There is one obverse blemish to the left of Liberty's face. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Another quality offering from the Saco River Collection.
Seated 25C 1891O 1891-O
VG8 PCGS
33105059

Original $675 Underrated Date, Original Gray, Honest Wear, Accurately Graded, West Texas Collection. An underrated date in the Liberty Seated quarter series that is always popular. 1891 New Orleans strikes were limited to 68,000 while the mint was so busy strike Seated dime and Morgan dollars. Survival rates in choice condition are anemic. This VG8 graded example is strictly original with nothing but honest wear. Obverse rims are sharp while there is some slight reverse rim wear at A(MERICA). If not for this rim weakness, this piece would have graded VG10. Blemishes are to a minimum with only two tiny reverse ticks mentioned for complete accurately. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A better date from the West Texas Collection for your circulated Seated quarter date and mint mark set.
Seated 25C 1891S 1891-S
MS63 NGC
3652526001

Choice $625 Choice Original, Luster and Eye Appeal. This is an exciting offering given the original toning and bold luster under bright light. In hand, this quarter presents a combination of mottled rose, gray and blues across the obverse and reverse. The images well illustrate the in hand appearance. Placing this coin under bright light bright allows the full cartwheel luster to accentuate the attractive coloring. NGC grading is accurate as I would expect stronger in hand luster for a higher grade. Housed in new NGC holder and worthy of consideration.
Seated 25C 1891S 1891-S
EF45 raw

Original New Price
$70
Original Medium Gray, Residual Luster, Accurately Grade, West Texas Collection. A quality offerings from the West Texas Collection. Original surfaces are toned a medium gray with lighter shades on the reverse. Bright light viewing exposes rose/gold obverse coloring with similar on the reverse along with faint blue hues. In terms of blemishes, I see one fully toned over mark under Liberty's right elbow. Accurately graded and attractively priced.