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 56 Coins for Sale. New coin(s) added on May 20, 2022

Photo Date Grade TPG Variety GFRC Rating Price Description Buy
Seated 25C 1856 1856
VF35 PCGS
30620499
Briggs 1-A
Original $125 New May 8! Near-Choice, Eclectic Collection.. This is a crusty, original example of one of the more accessible dates within the Liberty Seated quarter series. Dirt huddles in the protected areas, notably within the reverse shield and arrows. Strike is typical, with softly impressed stars. Briggs 1-A, with a high date and compass point reverse. Housed in a PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) Dupont hologram holder.
Seated 25C 1856 1856
Misplaced Date
VF35 PCGS
31509479
FS-301
Choice $150 New May 8! Misplaced Date, Choice Original, Eclectic Collection.. The 1856 FS-301 quarter features the remnants of a digit punched into the folds of the gown, to the right of the shield. This example exhibits mixed shades of olive, gold and navy patina, accompanied by crusty shields and scattered dirt throughout the eagle. The originality is strong and is close to a CAC standard. A few marks in the right obverse field are noted. Housed in a PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) Dupont hologram holder.
Seated 25C 1856O 1856-O
VF35 NGC
411675420
Unlisted
Choice $225 Crusty Gray Patina, Steely Fields, Well Preserved. Attributing 1856-O die varieties can be challenging as is the case for this new offering. Based on the Briggs book, I see obverse 3 paired with reverse E. Die specialist may wish to take note. This is a choice survivor with what first appears as crusty gray patina on both sides. Angled lighting exposes steely fields and aquamarine shades. Strike is typical while grading is accurate. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert.
Seated 25C 1856O 1856-O
VF35 NGC
4921243006
Unlisted
Original HOLD
$225
New May 11! Crusty Original, Ebony-Gray Skin, Southern Texas Collection. Crusty is the operative word to describe this original 1856-O Seated quarter. A thick ebony-gray skin provide contrast to the lightly colored wear point, some calling this a circulated cameo effect. Several obverse field marks are ancient and partially toned. Another Southern Texas Collection release that is certain to please originality fans. Housed in new large font NGC holder.
Seated 25C 1857 1857
AU55
PCGS
20850407

Choice $350 New May 8! Choice Original, Eclectic Collection.. Steel, gray, and light gold patina covers both sides, decorated by splashes of light dirt throughout. Quarters of this date often exhibit striking issues, and in this case a few stars and feathers are softly impressed. CAC has approved 101 pieces in all grades combined, a tiny percentage of the near ten million pieces produced. A couple marks to the left of the wing are somewhat hidden by the toning. Although ostensibly a "common date," this example is highly original and scarce as such. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1857 1857
Reverse Die Clash
EF40 PCGS
41025101
FS-901
Choice $4700 New May 8! Flying Eagle Die Clash, Choice Original, Eclectic Collection.. Deep gray surfaces lead toward russet patina at the rims, while the protected areas of the central devices host similar copper shades. Strike is typical, with flat stars and eagle feathers blending together. Briggs 6-F, with Flying Eagle cent clash marks above the wings. This is one of the more bizarre errors in the quarter series and clearly the result of either gross negligence or deliberate chicanery. Either way, it's a great conversation piece and ideal for sharing with other collectors. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2022) holder.
Seated 25C 1857 1857
VF35 ANACS
7294264

Original $110 New May 14! Crusty Gray, Accurately Grade, Union Bridge Collection. Crusty gray patina is uniform and validates the strict originality of this Union Bridge Collection release. Fields are minimally abraded while the strike shows some obverse weakness. Housed in new ANACS gold label holder.
Seated 25C 1857O 1857-O
MS62 NGC
3814091004
Briggs 1-A
Choice $2100 New May 8! Choice Original, Eclectic Collection.. A wide array of color is evident as this piece is flipped under a light, with rose, gold, and blue patina apparent. Nicely struck, with just a couple soft stars, while the usual problem area south of the reverse shield is fully detailed. Briggs 1-A, with the mintmark just left of center. All coins exist on a continuum, and this original piece is close to the CAC standard, possibly precluded by only a few stray lines in right obverse field. Still, this piece far nicer than most 1857-O quarters encountered in the market. Housed in a newer NGC holder with edge view insert.
Seated 25C 1857O 1857-O
AU55 NGC
6058118007

Gem $850 New May 19! Underrated New Orleans Issue, Rich Multi-Color Toning, Accurately Grade. The Liberty Seated quarter series is full of challenging dates, some more recognized than others. 1857 New Orleans strikes have been historically challenging in AU with prices finally catching up with scarcity. The recent long PCGS grading lead-times has also driving more collectors towards NGC grading, which is accurate for this lovely example. Both sides are richly toned with intermixed copper-gold, green, and rose shades. Steely fields are undisturbed and pleasing during 10x inspection. Angled lighting exposes reflective luster that is still able to radiate through a fairly thick skin. No CAC attempt while with GFRC or the prior collector from which this piece was purchased. Housed in new large font NGC holder.
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 1858S 1858-S
VG10
PCGS
27236067

Choice $700 New April 15! Rare Date Fully Choice, Crusty Gray Patina, CAC Approved. A better early San Francisco quarter date with the entire mintage of 121,000 placed into circulation in support of small denomination species needs for Western frontier commerce. Few survivors are known fully choice with the CAC approved population totaling only 19 pieces. This evenly worn offering is choice with crusty gray surfaces. Grading is conservative with full LIBERTY and bold elevated rims on the reverse. Angled lighting exposes steely fields that are unabraded. CAC population is 2 at grade with only 3 finer through VF20. An important opportunity for fans of the Liberty Seated quarter series that demand strict originality. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1858S 1858-S
AU53 NGC
3315004014
Briggs 1-B
Original $4950 Near Choice Original, Sunset Point Collection. An important condition rarity, the 1858-S saw a production of 121,000 coins, but the West Coast economy was starving for small change at the time, and the entire production entered circulation at the time they were issued. This AU specimen will be hard to improve. Both sides are deeply toned gray-brown with hints of charcoal, showing microscopic surface roughness. The combined NGC and PCGS population is three, Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. Part of a complete set of Liberty Seated quarters offered by the Sunset Point Collection.
Seated 25C 1859 1859
MS64+ PCGS
32552815
II/II
Gem $2500 New May 8! Gem Original, Rare II/II Design Hub Strike, Eclectic Collection.. Brilliant luster imparts active cartwheels to this exceptionally flashy piece. Untoned centers lead toward pleasing russet color at the rims, more so on the obverse. The strike is exquisite, defying this normally picky cataloger to identify even the slightest weakness. This is a scarce variety, Briggs 8-G, pairing the type II obverse and type II reverse. Apart from the new hubs, date styles also changed in this year, with smaller digit punches now used. This GFRC Gem-rated piece is easily one of the finest for the variety, and the hammered strike sharply conveys the intentions of the engraver. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder.
Seated 25C 1859 1859
MS63 ANACS OWH
3016965
I/II
Choice $1225 New April 19! Steely Polished Fields, Orange-Gold, Peripheral Blues, Fully Choice. Violet, orange, and cobalt blue blanket both sides of this pleasingly toned Seated quarter. Fields are particularly steely with heavy die polished lines on the obverse. Type I obverse with straight fingers at the pole, type II reverse with claws more relaxed than on the earlier hub. Along with the introduction of new hubs in this year, the date punches are smaller, leaving more space in the exergue. Complete strike with just a touch of weakness in the right stars. Accurately graded and fully choice. Housed in an ANACS old white holder.
Seated 25C 1860O 1860-O
AU55 PCGS
33298637
Briggs 1-A
Choice $850 Low Mintage New Orleans Date, Brilliant Steely Luster, Natural Toning. 1860 brought the final year of Liberty Seated dime and quarter production at the New Orleans. America was on the verge of a nightmarish civil war. Seated quarter strikes amount to only 388,000 from two die pairs. The Briggs 1-A pairing is recognized as being the better struck of the two pairs. This new example is fresh to the GFRC price list. Steely luster is eye grabbing upon first inspection. The obverse center is toned a lovely rose and surrounded by peripheral blue. Reverse coloring is nearly uniform coin gray. This date is very scarce at the AU grade level and has shown recent price increases. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Seated 25C 1860S 1860-S
EF40 NGC
7001444001
Briggs 1-A
Original $9000 Original, Sunset Point Collection. One of the highlights of the Sunset Point collection, this conditionally rare 1860-S quarter is exceeded by only seven grading "events" at NGC, of which several likely represent resubmissions. Gray and brown tones predominate, with deeper hues in the upper obverse stars and lower portion of the reverse legend. There is some discoloration around the eagle's head. Surfaces are lightly abraded with no major distractions. Well-struck with some weakness in the stars, as Briggs notes for 1860-S quarters, which were struck from a single die pair. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert, dating to the late 1990s. This coin offers substantial foundational value - absolute rarity, conditional rarity, and NGC certification, assuring a standard of quality.
Seated 25C 1860S 1860-S
VG10 raw
Briggs 1-A
Original $1900 Original Gray, Sunset Point Collection. The 1860 San Francisco date is scarce in all grades with a limited mintage of 56,000. Most surviving examples will be found in the Very Good through Fine grade range as is the case with this original example. Obverse rims are bold with six full letters in LIBERTY presence. The reverse rim has barely worn through under (U)NITED and the olive leaves. Surfaces are toned a medium gun metal gray with blue shades evident under a light source. This example is entirely blemish free with no marks, lines or other anomalies. I'm comfortable in indicating that TPG grading is a strong possibility given the natural coloring. An important offering from the Sunset Collection of Liberty Seated quarters and ideal for a Dansco or Whitman album set. Fairly priced!
Seated 25C 1861S 1861-S
VF Details PCGS
83712266

Cleaned $1150 Rare Date, Original Surfaces, Rose-Gray Toning, Obverse Rim Damage, Strong VF Devices, LaSalle Collection. An important offering for all serious collectors of the Liberty Seated quarter series. Mintage of 96,000 and very scarce in all grade. Typically found in G-VG and rarely in VF or better. The LaSalle Collection brings an original Very Fine example to market but with an obverse rim clip at stars 6 and 7. Much of the clip is hidden by the PCGS edge prong otherwise this piece is fully original. Rose-gray patina covers the obverse while the reverse is toned an even light gray. Strike is well executed . Freshly graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with VF Details (Rim Damage) certification. An ideal "filler" candidate for a Dansco album collection at a fair price.
Seated 25C 1862S 1862-S
MS62 PCGS
9516515
Briggs 2-A
Original $3650 New PCGS Holder and Images, Better San Francisco Date, Original Frosty Luster, Creamy Tan-Rose Patina, Sunset Point Collection. In Mint State, 1862 San Francisco struck quarters are scarce and occasionally available. However, most of the known examples are seen less than fully choice. The 1862-S is more likely to appear in MS62 than any other grade, and the best examples top out at MS64. The Sunset Point Collection example has been freshly reholdered at the 2020 FUN show and what a difference fresh plastic makes as compared to the yellowed PCGS Gen 2.2 old green holder. GFRC photography accurately captures the tan-rose coloring and soft satiny luster. A fully struck example that is most pleasing. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Seated 25C 1865 1865
PR65
PCGS
25303931

Gem $4450 New April 27! Civil War Era Gem Proof, Crisp Reflective Luster, Rose-Gold and Blue Coloration. Consignor Buyout Opportunity - Price Reduction. Let's be direct here… This 1865 Proof Seated quarter is exceptional and warrants a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. The interaction between the brilliant proof fields and speckled rose toning leads premium eye appeal. Reverse toning transitions to darker hues at the claws with addition teal shades at the rim. GFRC images simply cannot illustrate the intense luster and color modulation under a light source, so please use imagination based on the descriptions. Rare with CAC approval as population stands at three at PF65 with five finer. The Washington State Collection does it again with a superior Civil War era offering. Advanced collections need to take heed. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1866 1866
With Motto
G06
PCGS
35745072
Briggs 1-A
Choice HOLD
$1100
With Motto, Rare in Circulated Grades, Choice Original, Circulated Cameo Eye Appeal, Southern Texas Consignment. . Mintage of 16,250 and first Philadelphia issue with IN GOD WE TRUST motto. Unfortunately, the reverse die was damage early on resulting in loss of device details surrounding and including the upper left shield. This date is rare in all circulated grades as most survivors saved by collectors will be found in Mint State or AU grades. CAC has approved 13 in all circulated grades as compared to 26 total. This Good 6 example is well preserved with dark gray fields and circulated cameo eye appeal. Regardless of extensive wear, surfaces are blemish free. Obverse rim is nicely elevated while the reverse is worn below the denomination. Accurately graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval. A noteworthy duplicate offering from the Southern Texas Collection.
Seated 25C 1867S 1867-S
VF20 raw
Briggs 1-A
Original $750 Rare San Francisco Date, Original Crusty Gray, Upper Right Reverse Hit, West Texas Collection. . An evenly toned example of the scarce 1867-S issue, with a small mintage of 48,000 pieces. Original gray patina covers both sides. There is enhanced wear on the lower right obverse at Liberty's lower legs, the foot, and extending into the right field. The wear results from the piece being bent due to a hit on the upper right reverse at (AM)ERICA. Attractively priced for the preservation state and ideal for that challenging empty hole in a Dansco or Whitman album collection. From the West Texas Collection.
Seated 25C 1868 1868
MS63 PCGS
36219291
Briggs 1-A
Choice $4250 New May 8! Choice Original, Eclectic Collection.. Steel-gray color radiates from both sides of this better-date Philadelphia piece, with bits of russet patina evident here and there. The 1868 quarter is scarcer as a business strike than in proof format, and the downward sloping date confirms the all-important circulation strike status. Steely luster is consistent with the assigned grade. Silver production remained low in the post-Civil War era and did not recover until massive discoveries of western silver appeared in the early 1870s. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder.
Seated 25C 1868S 1868-S
VG10 raw
Briggs 1-A
Original $300 Low Mintage San Francisco Date, Original Gray Patina, Very Pleasing at Grade, West Texas Collection. There is not question that 1868 brings a challenging San Francesco date for Liberty Seated quarter collectors. Mintage was limited to 96,000 pieces coupled with a low survival rate. Choice survivors are rare in any grade. The West Texas Collection consignor arrives with this perfectly original VG10 example. Surfaces are toned a natural gray along with being unabraded for the grade. The reverse rims are worn through the natural toning exposing the underlying silver coloring. Please be aware that the GFRC images have amplified the contrast between the natural gray and silver coloring. This is a nice example overall and perfect for a Dansco bookshelf album collection.
Seated 25C 1870 1870
MS62 PCGS
24215311
Briggs 1-A
Original $2000 Scarce Mint State Grade, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Creamy Tan-Gold Patina, Original Surfaces, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Sunset Point Collection. Like many Philadelphia Seated quarter dates from the Civil War and Reconstruction period, 1870 brought a limited of mintage of 86,400 pieces. In mint state, most 1870 survivors will be found at the MS61 or MS62 grade level. This attractive specimen is sharply struck. Frosty luster is consistent with the assigned grade level. A faint tan-gold patina covers both sides with additional darker speckles on the obverse. Worthy of consideration as few are available at this grade level. Housed in 2012 transitional PCGS blue label holder and edge view insert. Part of a complete set of Liberty Seated quarters offered by the Sunset Point Collection.
Seated 25C 1870CC 1870-CC
VG10 PCGS
21067104

Choice HOLD
$16725
New May 12! Key Date, Natural Coin Gray, Choice Surfaces, Well Preserved. Full description shortly as tractor time is upon me. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.0 (1998-2002) holder.
Seated 25C 1872 1872
MS64 NGC
447095004
Briggs 2-B
Choice $3750 Choice Original, Sunset Point Collection. A very flashy and highly reflective coin that is well defined in most areas. Each side shows subtle golden patina that adds considerable character to the overall eye appeal of this lovely coin. Housed in a green label holder. An excellent value for an MS64 piece, and a much scarcer date in the better grades of Mint State with only 13 other pieces so graded by PCGS and two finer 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 1872S 1872-S
AG3
NGC
5970713001
Briggs 1-A
Choice $2900 New May 20! Key Date, Natural Coin Gray, Honest Wear, Tiny CAC Population. 1872 San Francisco struck Seated quarters were limited to a mintage of 83,000. As with most dates of that era, low survival rates abound leading to difficulties for present day collectors. A review of the CAC population report indicates only eight piece certified as choice in all grades. Two of the nine are at the AG03 level. GFRC is pleased to be offering on of those two AG03 examples. Please check the images that illustrate natural coin gray patina and surprisingly unmarked surfaces given the extensive time in circulation. An excellent specimen until a higher graded example appears on the market. Housed in new large font NGC holde with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1873 1873
With Arrows
AU53
PCGS
14255409

Choice $525 With Arrows, Moderate Ebony-Brown Toning, Steely Fields, Choice and Fully Original, White Pine Collection . A no question original 1873 With Arrows strike given the crusty ebony and brown toning. Residual luster has a steely texture and is limited by the thick accumulated "skin". Strike is fully executed other than the lower three stars in the right obverse field. An ideal offering for those who are collecting on the crusty gray side of things as compared to collectors seeking brilliant frosty luster for their AU grade purchases. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval. From the White Pine Collection.
Seated 25C 1873 1873
No Arrows
PF65 PCGS
34457485

Gem $1350 New April 12! No Arrows Proof Strike, Brilliant Reflectance, Full Mirrors, Attractive Toning. A captivating 1873 No Arrows strike in the tradition of Philadelphia Liberty Seated proof coinage. Meticulously preserved with bold mirrors and brilliant reflectance. Rose-gray toning is continuous while the reverse exhibits center rose with a blue ring framed by peripheral gold. As with most 19th Century proofs, angled lighting will expose the true coloration and beauty. All 1873 No Arrows proof strike come with a Closed 3 date punch. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder.
Seated 25C 1873 1873
With Arrows
AU53 PCGS
24020208

Choice $485 With Arrows Type, Granular Frosty Luster, Rose-Gold Colors, Choice Surfaces. A choice 1873 With Arrows Seated quarter that does not need a long description as images accurate convey toning and eye appeal. Fields are covered with micro-textured (granular) mint frost. Obverse turns a lovely rose-gold with angled lighting while the reverse is lighter gold. Strike is typical. Dirt is located on the center obverse and further validates the strict originality. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.5 (2012-2013) holder. Please note that the two intersecting lines on the reverse image are on the holder and not the coin.
Seated 25C 1873S 1873-S
EF40 PCGS
08841149
Briggs 1-A
Choice HOLD
$525
New May 20! Natural Gray-Gold Surfaces, Choice and Original, Former Iowa Collection II Sale.. Gold and grey shades mix together atop the original surfaces of this With Arrows type example. This is a better-date piece, with just 156,000 struck in this year. Philadelphia mintages of the With Arrows type are substantially higher, making this piece a more compelling selection as a type coin. A few marks are seen in the right obverse field, but the quality of the surfaces remains better than usually seen. Strike is typical with a couple star centers barely evident. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Seated 25C 1874 1874
With Arrows
MS64 NGC
289147007

Choice $1600 With Arrows Type, Tan-Gold Patina, Frosty Luster, Active Cartwheels, Choice Original Surfaces, Typical Strike, Sunset Point Collection. A perfect With Arrows type offering or ideal for those pursuing mint state Seated quarters. Sparkling cartwheel luster and thick mint frost are immediately evident during bright light viewing. Both sides are toned. Obverse coloring is mostly tannish-gold while the reverse is creamy white gold with embedded sky blue. Strike is typical for the date. Abrasions are to a minimum and consistent with the assigned grade. Heavy die clashing is also seen on the obverse. Overall, a frosty choice original offering for the selective collector. 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 1874S 1874-S
With Arrows
MS66
PCGS
6755583
Briggs 1-A
Gem $6000 Gem Original, Branch Mint Collection. Luster drips from both sides of premium Gem example, and the slightest tilt quickly reveals the situation, creating instant cartwheel rotation. A gold and olive skin covers both sides, more evenly on the obverse. The strong luster easily penetrates the medium shading and is completely unimpeded as it moves about the surfaces. Briggs 1-A, with an even date and small, squat mintmark. Briggs notes a hoard of this issue that surfaced from a west coast bank in the 1940s, and the population numbers are consistent. PCGS notes 39 pieces in MS66 with just five at the MS67 level. The situation is more competitive at CAC, with nine pieces in MS66 and a single coin at M67. Regardless of where this coin originated, there is no denying the overall "pop" revealed by an initial glance. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval. From the Jim O'Neal Collection (Heritage 1/2018, lot 3490, realized $5,520).
Seated 25C 1875 1875
MS64 PCGS
03971493

Choice $725 Ideal Type Candidate, Frosted Surfaces, Moderate Gray Patina, Choice Surfaces. Consignor Buyout - Price Reduction! Moderate gray patina is semi-transparent to the underlying frosty luster on this attractive 1875 Liberty Seated quarter. Bright light viewing exposes embedded gold hues on both sides. Strike is nearly complete. Ideal as a type piece considering its former role in a GFRC consignor's collection. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Seated 25C 1876 1876
MS65
PCGS
37684454

Gem $1650 Exceptional Gem, Frosty Cartwheels, Natural Patina, Fully Struck. . Consignor Buyout - Repricing. This is an absolutely awesome Centennial year Liberty Seated quarter that will please the most selective collector. Unquestionably original, with natural toning streaks comprised of ebony, gold, and lavender patina. Coloring shifts substantially to layered gold during bright light inspection. Frosty luster and cartwheels are active and thoroughly pleasing. GFRC has seen many high grade Seated quarters and this offering is one of the most memorable to cross our desk. A complete strike is further icing on a delicious cake. CAC population is 106 pieces, one of the few issues for which the CAC census exceeds 100 coins. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1876 1876
MS65
PCGS
81328669
II
Gem $1500 New May 8! Gem Original, Eclectic Collection.. This Centennial-year quarter exhibits medium skin with dusty gray obverse patina, while the flashy reverse reveals sea-green shades at the eagle, surrounded by thick russet-maroon color in the legend. Most star points are evident. Type II reverse, with the bases of STATES separate. Collectors of US silver coins enjoy a wide array of toning patterns, and this piece is an attractive representative of the various possibilities. CAC has certified 111 pieces in all grades combined. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1876 1876
MS65 PCGS
34137297

Gem $1400 New March 27! Arresting Eye Appeal, Gem Original, Exceptional Type Candidate. Heading to the Spring 2022 Whitman Baltimore show if not immediately sold. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with reverse mounted to front of holder. Full description at a later time.
Seated 25C 1876 1876
MS64 PCGS
84720802

Choice $785 Aquamarine-Gray Patina, Crisp Frosted Luster, Complete Strike. The Type 2 With Drapery design hub left much to be desired in terms of artistic merit as the motifs are struck in low relief. A close inspection of this near-gem 1876 quarter make this point evident. This piece is 100% struck with elevated stars. However, center motifs are in lower relief, especially on the reverse. Surfaces are toned with a thick aquamarine-gray skin on the obverse and transparent patina on the reverse. Reverse luster is spectacular with frosty characteristics and vibrant cartwheels. Obverse luster is muted due to the thick patina. Fields are unabraded. A truly wholesome example with a CAC submission being warranted if not promptly sold. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder.
Seated 25C 1876 1876
EF45 PCGS
34178265
II
Original $175 New May 8! Original, Eclectic Collection.. Deep gray patina covers both sides, with golden shade additionally present on the reverse. High points are a touch lighter, and a thin spray of crust is evident throughout. The strike is typical, with most stars flat. Type II reverse, with the bases of STATES separate. Briggs also notes a die scratch running from T to R of TRUST on the type II reverse. This coin will be one of the more affordable examples in the Eclectic Quarters offering and will serve as a well-detailed example of the With Motto type. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder.
Seated 25C 1876 1876
EF40 PCGS
38197980

Choice $100 Residual Frosted Gray-Gold Luster, Choice Surface, Inexpensive Type, Southern Texas Collection. A choice 1876 Liberty Seated quarter that presents a healthy amount of frosted luster even at the EF40 certified grade. Consistent gray-gold coloring is present on both sides. An inexpensive type coins or a worthy placed placement in a circulated date and mintmark set. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder.
Seated 25C 1876CC 1876-CC
MS66
PCGS
28283884

Gem $8500 New May 8! Gem Original, Eclectic Collection.. A dynamic cartwheel penetrates the thick skin of this Carson City quarter, and the overall flash is compelling. Rich shades of blue-green and gold patina cover the obverse, while russet and maroon color are additionally evident on the reverse. Sharply struck, with full detail in the stars and claws. Light die cracks connect the stars and legend. CAC has certified 80 pieces in all grades, with four examples at MS66 and a single coin finer at MS67. A more attractive piece is hard to imagine, and this coin would serve as a highlight of even the most advanced Liberty Seated quarter collection. One need not scour the auction listings of our distinguished competition to find all the condition census pieces, as GFRC is handling more and more of the best coins, such as this example. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1876S 1876-S
AU53
PCGS
34383388

Choice $300 New May 8! Choice Original, Saw Mill Run Collection. An olive-gold skin covers both sides of this San Francisco piece, along with scattered bits of crust on the reverse. The strike is well executed with defined star centers and most claw joints separated. The only mark of note extends from star 2. CAC has certified 46 pieces total. The 1876-S is not an issue that would quickly come to mind when contemplating lower CAC populations, but the CAC report tells a different story, as astute collectors will realize. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval. Previously from the Tenafly Collection.
Seated 25C 1876S 1876-S
MS64 PCGS
16078183

Choice $850 New May 8! Near-Gem Original, Eclectic Collection.. Frosty devices contrast with russet-gray fields, with the deepest color at the rims. Nicely struck, with sharp star points and most claws cleanly separated. Type II reverse, with the bases of STATES clear of the adjacent letters. This piece exhibits a medium sized mintmark, noted by Briggs as scarce for the 1876-S quarter. The Eclectic Quarter collector consistently sought out distinct varieties, and this coin is an illustrative example of finding something uncommon, even among a high-mintage issue. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Seated 25C 1876S 1876-S
MS61 NGC
5895613004
FS-302
Choice $425 New May 8! Misplaced Date, Choice Original, Eclectic Collection.. This FS-302 example exhibits a misplaced digit in the denticles, below the 8 in the date. Toning of the present example is primarily silver and gray, with a spray of charcoal color present to the right of Liberty, while the reverse exhibits a light mist of tan patina with scattered ebony shades at the rim. Star points are sharp, while some of the eagle's claws are joined. A number of issues in the quarter series are rich in varieties, and would could easily form a reference collection of 1876-S pieces. With a high mintage, undocumented varieties are surely waiting to be found by an astute collector. Housed in a new large font NGC holder.
Seated 25C 1877 1877
MS64 NGC
1716019086

Original $750 Near Choice Original, Sunset Point Collection. A hammered strike is the hallmark of this exceptionally well-detailed piece, with deep lettering, strong star centers, and distinct feathering in the eagle. Some chatter in the right obverse field limits the technical grade, but the real attraction is the frosted devices that impart the look of a Cameo proof. Untoned and brilliant with the exception of a patch of deep gold around Liberty's knee. From the Sunset Point collection, housed in an old (late-1990s) NGC holder with standard ring insert.
Seated 25C 1877CC 1877-CC
MS65
PCGS
81248269

Gem $3250 New May 8! Gem Original, Eclectic Collection.. Strong luster easily penetrates the thick skin, and the cartwheel is active under a light. Deep evergreen, slate, and copper patina evenly fills the obverse, while the reverse is lighter and reveals smoky shades throughout the legend. Design elements are sharp, with only a couple stars softly impressed. In-hand appeal is strong, and the GFRC Gem-rating is easily warranted. The CAC report notes 110 pieces in all grades, with 13 coins at MS66 and 3 examples at MS67. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1877CC 1877-CC
VG10 PCGS
26594266
Briggs 2-B
Original $100 Repunched Date, Original, Mt. View Liberty Seated Quarter Collection. First Right of Refusal Event - Sunday September 30 9:00 PM ET - Housed in 2013 transitional PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert.
Seated 25C 1877S 1877-S
MS65
PCGS
25208262

Gem $1500 New May 8! Gem Original, Eclectic Collection.. This lustrous, GFRC-rated Gem example exhibits gray central figures with evergreen shades intermixed in the recessed areas. The peripheral design elements similarly rise above an olive-green palette, and the contrast is pleasing. Well-struck, with all star points evident. Briggs notes that overall striking quality for this issue is poor, and this piece is clearly above average for the date. The CAC census notes 56 coins in all grades combined, a remarkably low figure given that nearly nine million quarters were produced by the San Francisco Mint in this year. Housed in a PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval.
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 1877S 1877-S
MS64 NGC
1634986002

Choice $800 Choice Original, Sunset Point Collection. The 1877-S Seated quarter may be one of the more available pieces in the series, but it's hard to get tired of looking at well-preserved 19th century silver coinage. This MS64 peice is largely untoned, with occasional touches of ochre at the rims. The strike is complete with most star centers defined. A few ticks are hidden in the lower portion of Liberty's gown. This would be a nice addition to a Seated type set or high-grade collection of Seated quarters. Housed in a late-1990s NGC holder with standard ring insert. Part of a complete set of Liberty Seated quarters offered by the Sunset Point Collection.
Seated 25C 1878CC 1878-CC
Canceled Die Obverse
VF30 PCGS
32409286
Briggs 1-A
Choice $300 Canceled Die Obverse, Crusty Gray Patina, Choice Original, Murphys Collection. The 1878-CC Canceled Die Obverse has proven its popularity with inclusion into the Seated quarter Top 25 Varieties set. The Murphys Collection has released a choice specimen with steely fields covered by natural crusty gray patina. The long die scratch through Liberty's midsection is easily seen with 10x. The lower reverse is heavily polished and nearly effacing the denomination. Fairly priced for the quality. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder.
Seated 25C 1878CC 1878-CC
VF30 PCGS
30447973
Briggs 1-A
Choice $300 New April 13! Canceled Die Obverse, Crusty Olive-Rose Gray Patina, Choice Surfaces, Cleveland Collection. Consignor Price Reduction. The Cleveland Collection consignor does not limit himself to Top 100 Seated dime varieties. This choice 1878-CC Seated quarter Canceled Die Obverse offering is yet another die variety duplicate being made available from his Top 25 Seated quarter varieties. All diagnostics are easily seen with 10x loupe including the diagonal die scratch in the reverse shield (Reverse of 1877-CC). Natural olive and gray colorings are predominant with heavier shades on the reverse. Bright light inspection reveals embedded rose on the obverse. Strike is typical for the die pairing. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) Dupont hologram holder.
Seated 25C 1880 1880
PR62 PCGS
38939948

Choice $650 New May 8! Choice Original, Eclectic Collection.. Frosty central devices contrast with mirrorlike fields, highlighting the sharp detail that one expects from a proof strike. Hairlines that are consistent with this grade level are notably absent, and the overall eye appeal is that of a higher-graded coin. Liberty exhibits maroon and olive patina while the eagle is more untoned and reveals a light wash of burgundy color. Proof examples form a distinctly separate discipline among Liberty Seated collecting, and this is simply a matter of taste, with some collectors preferring highly reflective proof pieces rather than business strikes. Regardless, one can be a connoisseur at many levels, and the present piece is a pleasing selection for the assigned grade. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder.
Seated 25C 1885 1885
MS66
PCGS
81338579
Briggs 2-A
Gem $3550 Exceptional Eye Appeal. Partially Mirrored, Intense Reflective Luster, Four Finer CAC Approved. Yet another case of where GFRC images are unable to capture and illustrate the exceptional beauty of a high end Seated coin. This 1885 quarter is one of 13,600 struck but well deserves inclusion in the condition census. Fields are partially mirrored and radiate intense reflective luster. Adding to the eye appeal is micro-granular throughout the motifs. Bright light viewing releases a combination of mint frost and mirrors. Faint blue fields are on noted on the obverse while the reverse exhibits center rose with peripheral aquamarine-blues. A superb gem that is certain to please the most selective Liberty Seated quarter collector. CAC population is four at grade and four higher. The price gap is more than double leading to this offering being a bargain. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1890 1890
MS65
PCGS
38302425
Briggs 2-B
Gem $2150 New May 8! Gem Original, Eclectic Collection.. Production of quarters increased substantially in this year, but the 1880 issue remains a semi-key date with just 80,000 examples coined. This frosty piece exhibits mixed russet and blue-green patina, more so on the obverse. A few stars are softly impressed while the eagle's claws offer more detail overall. Briggs 2-B, with typically weak stars as noted. The business strike attribution is important for late date Seated quarters, as proof examples are more available and less prized. The CAC population is 66 pieces in all grades. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1891 1891
MS65
PCGS
40339020

Gem $3000 Exceptional Originality, Sparkling Frosted Luster, Superb Eye Appeal, Gold CAC Approval. I'm starting this description with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation for a single reason. This example is one of the prettiest 1891 specimens seen since launching the GFRC business. GFRC images are unable to capture the intensely brilliant luster and gorgeous coloring. Instead of writing a descriptive paragraph, if you might be interest in this offering, I would be pleased to provide a verbal discussion via phone (207-329-9957). This Seated half is so wicked nice and pleasing and fully worthy of its Gold bean. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1891 1891
MS65
NGC Fatty
254014003

Gem $1500 New May 8! Gem Original, Eclectic Collection.. A bold cartwheel easily emerges from the thick toning, and the in-hand flash is considerable. Blue and gray color intermixes throughout both sides, with additional shades of rose patina evident above the reverse shield. Nicely struck, with most claw joints distinct. Production of quarter dollars increased considerably in this year, but original survivors remain scarce, as contemporary collectors were more interested in proof examples. The CAC population is 108 coins across all grades, with 20 pieces finer. Housed in a brown label NGC Gen 5 (1992-1995) holder.
Seated 25C 1891 1891
MS64 PCGS
36518331

Choice $775 Near Gem Original, Sunset Point Collection. Representing the last year of a 53-year run, the 1891 Seated quarter wraps up one of the more challenging series in U.S. numismatics. This example is brilliant, with mustard toning scattered about the stars and reverse legend. Marks are minimal, and only a couple ticks below Liberty's knee keep this coin out of the gem uncirculated category. The strike is better than average for the 1891 issue, with about the half the star centers delineated. From the Sunset Point Collection, freshly graded and housed in a 2015-style PCGS holder.
Seated 25C 1891 1891
MS63 PCGS
90008896

Choice HOLD
$565
New May 14! Brilliant Steely Luster, Swirling Cartwheels, Rose-Gold Toning, Union Bridge Collection. This Union Bridge Collection release is being award a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation as the eye appeal is certain to please the selective collector. Steely luster radiates from both sides along with swirling cartwheel action when placed under a bright light. Strike is fully impressed. Rose-gold peripheral toning adds to the overall charm. Seriously, this offering is certain to please at the offer price for type of inclusion in a date and mintmark set. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.1 (2003-2004) holder.
Seated 25C 1891O 1891-O
VF25
PCGS
21062675
Briggs 1-A
Choice $2350 Under Appreciated Date, Choice Original Surfaces, Ebony-Rose Gray Patina, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded.. Consignor Buyout - Repricing. As if the quarter series weren't challenging enough, the management at the New Orleans Mint saw it fit to end the series with yet another low mintage issue. This emission was struck to the extent of 68,000 pieces, and unlike the late date Philadelphia pieces that tended to be saved, there were few collectors in New Orleans who did the same. This gray-toned-example exhibits pleasing blue and tan patina at the obverse rim, while varied charcoal and russet shades fill the reverse fields. Original surfaces are smooth and the CAC approval is no surprise. Briggs 1-A, with date sloping downward. The CAC population is 35 pieces in all grades. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.0 (1998-2002) holder with CAC approval.