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 41 Coins for Sale. New coin(s) added on September 20, 2022

Photo Date Grade TPG Variety GFRC Rating Price Description Buy
Seated 25C 1856 1856
Misplaced Date
VF35 PCGS
31509479
FS-301
Choice HOLD
$150
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 1856 1856
VF35 PCGS
30620499
Briggs 1-A
Original $125 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 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 1856S 1856-S
AU50 NGC
6323272001
Briggs 2-C
Original $3850 Near Condition Rarity, Steely Fields, Original Surfaces, City by the Bay Collection. The 1856-S Seated Liberty quarter date is unquestionably scarce in the upper circulated grades while Mint State examples are rare. This western frontier survivor displays bold device details and minimum wear. Angled lighting exposes residual steely luster in the fields. Original, mottled olive-gold toning covers each side. Two rim bumps below the date can be seen in the GFRC images. A challenging date at a fair offer price. Housed in new large font NGC holder.
Seated 25C 1857 1857
MS66+
NGC
6060865003

Gem $6300 Superb Gem Original.. A thick band of blue-green color surrounds the obverse, highlighted by burnt russet patina above the head. Rose and gold centers are lightly toned, and the eye appeal is exceptional. Fully struck, an important distinction for this date, as many high-grade pieces come with soft stars or other striking issues. Under a glass, fine die polish lines are evident on both sides. CAC has certified 100 pieces, with 10 examples finer. A superb example of the type. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1857 1857
AU55
PCGS
20850407

Choice HOLD
$350
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 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 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 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 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 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
EF40 PCGS
04364114
Briggs 2-B
Choice HOLD
$3600
New October 6! Key Date, Rare Grade, Gun Metal Gray-Blue, Pleasing Surfaces, City By The Bay Collection. The year 1858 begins a four-year stretch within the Seated quarter series where San Francisco coins at the EF level and above are especially elusive. This condition rarity was only recognized within the last 20 years or so, as grading population data became more well known. The City by the Bay consignor has recently upgraded and is releasing this choice duplicate. Surfaces are lightly worn with uniform gun metal gray-blue in the fields. Angled lighting review indicates steely fields that are essentially unabraded. The strike is complete with distinct star centers. Mintage is only 121,000 with all reaching western frontier circulation as a workhorse denomination. PCGS population is 16 at grade with only one auction appearance in the past decade. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Seated 25C 1859 1859
MS63 ANACS OWH
3016965
I/II
Choice $1225 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 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 1861 1861
AU58
PCGS
29835172
II/II
Choice HOLD
$500
New September 12! Near-Gem Original, Copper Gold Patina, Hammered Strike, Accurately Graded, Upstate New York Collection. Type II/II design hubs. Ex. Iowa, Seated Appalachian and Hoosier Collection sales. A new-gem Seated quarter that has seen multiple owners in the GFRC community. This piece sports a light rose-gray skin and essentially no marks. A hammered strike and lovely copper gold patina lead further enhance the desirability. Bright light viewing accentuates the golden luster under the fairly thick toning. Accurately graded and housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont holder along with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1861S 1861-S
VF20
PCGS
34642409

Choice $2650 New August 20! Scarce in All Grades, Natural Coin Grey, Steely Fields, Noteworthy Choice Example . An important offering for Liberty Seated quarter collectors as the 1861 San Francisco issue was struck to the extent of only 96,000 pieces. Given western frontier commerce conditions, the issue spent time in circulation with many lost leading to scarcity in all grade for present day collectors. Survivors are typically found in G-VG grades and rarely in VF or better. On this new offering, natural coin gray patina covers both sides while the strike is uniform and well executed. Surfaces are smooth for the grade with no major issues. Heavy die cracks are noted on the reverse. The CAC population report indicates 30 pieces in all grades with half between Poor 01 through Fine 12. Worthy of close inspection and consideration. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1861S 1861-S
AG3
NGC
2725654001
Briggs 1-A
Choice HOLD
$575
Lowball Set Candidate, Scarce Date, Honest Wear, CAC Approval. This well preserved but highly worn 1861-S Seated quarter would be ideal for those collecting at the low end of the grade spectrum. Natural coin gray blankets even and surprisingly unmarked surfaces for the grade. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval.
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 1861S 1861-S
F15 PCGS
81755206
Briggs 2-B
Choice $1850 New August 31! Scarce in All Grades, Choice Surfaces, Natural Coin Gray, Dallas Collection. The 1861-S Seated quarter date has the distinction of having no PCGS certifiable Mint State survivors. The entire mintage of 96,000 went into western frontier circulation and remained there for decades. Most survivors will be found at the AG-3 to VG10 grades. Briggs considers the date to be scarce at the Fine/Very Fine level. The Dallas Collection is releasing a choice Fine15 example that warrants attention due to strict originality and natural coin gray patina. The darker gray peripheral shades nicely frame the lighter centers. Angled lighting reveals steely fields with embedded copper-gold at the obverse stars. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder.
Seated 25C 1865 1865
PR65
PCGS
25303931

Gem $4450 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
AU55 PCGS
21732596
Briggs 1-A
Original $3500 New September 12! Low Mintage Civil War Issue, Rose-Gray and Aquamarine, Steely Fields, Twin Lakes Collection. Another Twin Lakes release arrives to the price list. This 1866 Civil War era Philadelphia strike is one from a mintage of only 16,800. A dusky russet-gray patina is lighter on the obverse coupled with irregular aquamarine at the stars and date. A well struck example overall including center reverse weakness from a damaged die. This turbulent period saw limited silver circulating coinages, since those pieces were replaced by fractional currency. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
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 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 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 $2750 New September 20! Key Date, Natural Coin Gray, Honest Wear, Tiny CAC Population. Consignor Price Reduction. 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 1872S 1872-S
AU58 PCGS
25377416
Briggs 1-A
Original $9750 New September 15! Key Date and Rare Grade, Original Brilliant Satiny Luster, Mottled Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Few Known Better.. Mintage of 83,000 and a key date in the Liberty Seated quarter series. This important offering is a grade rarity at the AU55 level with only five in all AU grades, per PCGS population report, and five designated as Mint State. This specimen is strictly original with mottled silver gray patina on the obverse while the reverse offers satiny luster with pale golden highlights. Under a 10x loupe, there is minimal observed wear; therefore the assigned grade is unquestionably accurate. Strike is essentially complete with only a few stars on the upper obvere lacking connected star points. Liberty's facial details and hair curls are adequate for the issue while the reverse is fully struck. Bright light viewing reveals ample amounts of vibrant satin luster on both obverse and reverse which GFRC images are unable to capture. The 1872-S date is the no question rarest San Francisco Mint quarter of this type, when compared to earlier challenging issues such as the 1860-S, 1861-S and 1864-S for this honor. Survivors are elusive even in the lower grades with speculation that many examples were melted when the Act of February 12, 1873 changed the weight of this denomination. With only a handful of Mint State survivors, this important AU-55 is included among the finest known. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder and ready for a home in one of the finest Liberty Seated quarter collections being assembled.
Seated 25C 1873 1873
No Arrows
PF65 PCGS
34457485

Gem $1350 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 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 1876 1876
MS65 PCGS
34137297

Gem $1400 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 HOLD
$730
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 1876CC 1876-CC
MS66
PCGS
28283884

Gem $8500 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
MS61 NGC
5895613004
FS-302
Choice $425 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 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 1877S 1877-S
MS65
PCGS
25208262

Gem $1500 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 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 1878S 1878-S
AU55 PCGS
21601777
Briggs 1-A
Original $3250 New September 12! Underated Date, Brilliant Frosted Luster, Swirling Cartwheels, Near-Choice, Twin Lakes Collection. 1878 San Francisco strikes amounted to 140,000 pieces but with a low survival rate that leaves few examples for present day collectors. PCGS has certified only four at the offered grade with an incremental five in AU58. Intermixed copper-gold shades are more concentrated on the obverse periphery while the reverse is ever so lightly toned. This piece exhibit brilliant frosted luster and swirling cartwheels under a light source. A 10x reveals faint obverse field micro-lines that precludes a full Choice quality rating. Strike is nearly complete with a touch of definition weakness at the top of Liberty's head. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.1 (2002-2004) holder.
Seated 25C 1879 1879
PR65
PCGS
25389965

Gem $1950 Exceptional Bright Light Eye Appeal, Brilliant Reflectance, Wide Ranging Obverse Colors. A "Wow!" proof offering that explodes with gorgeous coloration when placed under angled lighting. Fields are sharply mirrored with brilliant reflectance. Obverse toning shifts dramatically from in-hand aquamarine rose-gold to a brilliant orange and yellow gold framing center blues and a splash of rose. Reverse coloring will shift between blue and olive-green based on the angled position. A 10x review confirm the absence of any hairlines. This 1879 Seated proof quarter is the real deal and with delight the new owner. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder with CAC approval. Please note that the holder is worn with random hazing.
Seated 25C 1884 1884
PF64
NGC
6324066007

Choice $1125 So Close to Full Gem, Watery Mirrors, Sharp Reflectance, Copper-Rose Toning. A satisfying 1884 Seated proof quarter that was added to GFRC inventory for its gem eye appeal. Both sides feature watery mirrored fields that are covered with copper-rose hues. Angled lighting reflectance is brilliant plus active cartwheels. A careful 10x review located two hairlines in the upper left obverse field that justify the certified grade. Again, eye appeal is of a higher grade. A beautiful and well preserved specimen from a mintage of 875. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1889 1889
F15
PCGS
16884271
Briggs 1-A
Choice HOLD
$600
New August 28! Choice Original, Saw Mill Run Collection.. 1889 Seated quarter strikes present a tiny mintage of 12,000 and are rare in circulated grades. This lovely survivor exhibits choice original surfaces which are essentially unabraded regardless of consider time in circulation. Pleasing eye appeal is noted at the assigned Fine 12 grade due to moderate circulated cameo contrast between darker fields and lighter main devices. Choice circulated examples are challenging, with only 15 approved by CAC in all grades through AU58. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1890 1890
MS65
PCGS
38302425
Briggs 2-B
Gem $2150 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 1890 1890
AU55
PCGS
37215875

Choice $675 New August 28! Choice Original, Tenafly Collection.. 1890 Philadelphia strikes are popular and always in demand. They just don't last long on the GFRC price list if a quality offering that is fairly priced. Certainly, the low mintage of 80,000 pieces is bound to draw attention by those seeking underrated dates in the Seated quarter series. This choice survivor exhibits heavily frost surfaces and active cartwheels. Strike is well executed and nearly complete. CAC population is 66 in all grades with only 4 at the certified grade. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1891 1891
MS65
NGC
254014003

Gem $1500 New August 16! Gem Original, Bold Cartwheels, Flashy Frosted Luster, NGC Fatty Holder. Ex. 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 with CAC approval. A marvelous offering from the Eclectic Collection that has returned to the price list.
Seated 25C 1891 1891
Misplaced Date
VF25
PCGS
30447974
FS-301
Choice $300 Misplaced 89 in Denticles, Natural Coin Gray, Fully Choice, Cleveland Collection. Top 25 seated quarter die variety collectors will be pleased to learned that the Cleveland Collection has released this especially choice 1891 MPD duplicate. Natural coin gray patina is consistent on both sides. Surfaces are well preserved and unabraded. The two errant digits are bold in the underlying denticles. Hurry on this offering as this die variety is more challenging than the community appreciates. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval.