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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 89 Coins for Sale. New coin(s) added on August 12, 2018

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
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 1856 1856
VF30 raw

Original $95 New July 8! Obverse Rim Cud @ 5:00, Original Light Gray Patina, Fully Struck, Blemish Free, Jim Poston Consignment . A well struck 1856 Seated quarter with distinct rim cud at 5:00. Surfaces are toned a light gray and blemish free. Another cool die variety find by Jim Postin.
Seated 25C 1856O 1856-O
EF40
PCGS
12160443
Briigs 5-D
Choice $300 Choice Original, Gun Metal Gray-Blue Patina, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Saw Mill Run Collection. The 1856 New Orleans date is not particular scarce given its mintage of 968,000. However the date is rare in mint state. CAC has approved 24 in all grades including mint state. The EF40 grade level is where many surviving examples are located with ten approved by CAC. This example, from the Saw Mill Run Collection, is one of those ten examples and deservedly so. A well preserved example that has classic gun metal gray-blue patina coupled with strong strike. Other than wear on the lower leg that has exposed the underlying silver composition, this piece is blemish free. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval for those collectors who are being selective.
Seated 25C 1856O 1856-O
AU50 PCGS
34518253
Briggs 6-E
Original $485 Original Golden Luster, Residual Mint Frost, Well Struck, Accurately Graded. An attractive 1856 New Orleans strike with considerable residual luster and mild cartwheel effects. Golden brown patina is found on both obverse and reverse. An addition navy blue arc is seen on the right reverse. Strike is very well executed for the date with high relief stars and nearly all eagle feathers fully defined. Blemishes are limited to two tiny ticks; one on star 2 and a second above the left facing shoulder. Overall, a solid example with decent eye appeal. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Seated 25c 1856O 1856-O
EF45 raw
Briggs 2-B
Original $275 Crusty Original, Light Gray Patina, Residual Luster, Sunset Point Collection. A lovely crusty original 1856 New Orleans strike with light gray patina on the obverse and thicker coverage on the reverse. Accurately graded at the EF45 level with some residual luster under the toning. Obverse strike is complete while the reverse has some weakness in the usual locations; lower leg eagle leg and arrow feathers. A completely unmolested example that will immediate grade at your favorite TPG. Another fine duplicate from the Sunset Point Collection.
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
VF30 PCGS
27434720
Briggs 1-B
Original $1200 Rare Early San Francisco Strike, Original Light Gray-Rose Toning, Above Average Eye Appeal, Accurately Graded, Saw Mill Run Collection. Second year issue at the San Francisco mint with low mintage of 286,000. Most were placed in circulation as the western region required small denomination coinage for local commerce. As a result survival rates are low and most are found with some type of problem. CAC has approved only 17 examples in all PCGS and NGC grades. This offering, from the Saw Mill Run Collection, was hand selected by the consignor due to it overall eye appeal and rarity. The main devices are well contrasted by darker gray shades in the fields and especially, around the stars reverse legend. Fields have a few tiny ticks that would be expected for the VF30 assigned grade level but there are no major blemishes to note. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. An important offering to consider.
Seated 25C 1856S 1856-S
Large S/Small S
VF30 PCGS
25601634
Briggs 4-E
Original New Price
$3000
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
Large S/Small S
VF25 PCGS
83619771
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
Smoking Liberty
AU53
PCGS
33510183

Choice $780 Smoking Liberty, Near Gem Original, Prooflike Fields, Pleasing Reflective Luster, Accurately Graded, Top 25 Varieties . The finest Smoking Liberty handles by GFRC to date and worthy of a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. Yes, the asking price is strong however the qualiy and eye appeal are superior. I've handled a fair number of Smoking Liberty examples with this offering being heads and shoulders above the rest. Overall eye appeal is high due to proof like fields that turn to reflective mirrors under a light source. Surfaces are choice with no blemishes to mention. A thin gray skin covers covers both sides and is completely natural. Frankly, I would have assigned a Gem quality rating if not for the weak strike. The die scratch through Liberty's left facing hand is bold and well defined. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. An ideal candidate for upgrading that the Smoking Liberty entry in the Top 25 Varieties set as featured in the GFRC Open Set Registry. From a new consignor who wishes to remain anonymous. More is on the way from this individual.
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
EF45 PCGS
15477084
Briggs 6-B
Original $325 Better Date, Very Low Date Punch, Gray-Gold Patina, Well Struck, Accurately Graded. 1857-O strikes are a slightly better in the Seated quarter and half dollar series. This example offers a bold strike and lovely gray gold patina. Under a light source, some residual luster is noted. Obverse fields have some micro chatter. This is the Briggs 6-B die pairing with the date punch positioned very low. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert.
Seated 25C 1857O 1857-O
EF45 PCGS
26792286
Briggs 3-B
Choice $350 Better Date, Residual Luster, Rose-Gold Patina, Fully Struck, Conservative Grading. 1857-O strikes are a slightly better in the Seated quarter and half dollar series. This Briggs 3-B offering deserves special consideration due to attractive eye appeal and conservative grading. Surfaces are toned over with transparent rose-gold patina that allows the underlying luster to radiate through during bright light viewing. Residual mint frost surrounds the stars and date and validates the originality. Upon first viewing this lovely quarter, one could assume an AU50 grade due to the active residual luster. Housed in 2013 transitional PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert. Please give this nice Seated quarter your consideration.
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 1857S 1857-S
EF45
PCGS
31361213
Briggs 1-A
Choice New Price
$1600
Choice Original, Residual Satiny Luster, Light Gray-Gold Patina, Fully Struck, Accurately Grade, Iowa Collection. Close Out Sale Price! Mintage of 82,000 during third year of San Francisco mint operations. A near gem original example with satiny residual luster. Surfaces are blemish free and covered with light gray patina that contains embedded golden hues. Strike is completely executed. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder along with CAC approval. Only 22 approved at CAC with 10 better. Lots of value for the asking price. Part of the amazing Iowa Collection of strictly original and evenly matched Liberty Seated quarters.
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
F12 raw

Market Acceptable $475 Better Date, Even Medium Gray Toning, Tiny Rim Filing, West Texas Collection. A key date in the Liberty Seated quarter series with mintage of 121,000. This is yet another issue with low survival rates and choice specimens being the anomaly. Most collectors end up purchasing a market acceptable example to fill that spot in a Dansco or Whitman album. When first evaluating this example, from the West Texas Collection, an Original quality rating was assigned and priced. The surfaces are toned an even medium gray that may not be strictly original but close enough to be graded by the TPGs. During a second inspection, a small rim filing was noted at 12:00 above Liberty's head. The filing is about 5 reeds long and the location might suggest a removed jewelry loop but I'm not convinced of that. My thought is the rim was initially filed but left at that as the color is uniform with the balance of the coin. Otherwise, this offering is quite acceptable with only two tiny rim scrapes to mention on the reverse. A decent offering of this difficult and expensive date. I've seen much worst in TPG holders.
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 1859O 1859-O
VF35
PCGS
34642355
Briggs 1-A
Choice $265 New July 19! Better Date Choice, Thick Crusty Gray Patina, Choice Original Surfaces, Accurately Graded, Woodbridge Collection. 1859 New Orleans Seated quarter strikes are surprisingly difficult to locate with choice surfaces. CAC has only approved nineteen (19) in all grades. This VF35 example is definitely original with thick crusty gray patina on both sides. Strike is typical for the date. Fields and main devices are blemish free. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. Another strong duplicate from the Woodbridge Collection for the GFRC community to consider.
Seated 25C 1859S 1859-S
VF35 raw

Cleaned $750 Metal Detector Discovery, Lightly Cleaned, Otherwise Problem Free, White Pine Collection. 1859 San Francisco strikes are a semi key date in the Liberty Seated quarter series with small mintage of 80,000. Survival rate is low with most being lost in circulation or having issues if surviving into the 21th century. PCGS price guide suggests a $2000 price at VF30 level that jumps to $5000 at EF40 since only seven are known in all AU graded and none in mint state. The lone AU55 certified example is a mid five figure coin. Armed with that package, let's take a look at this decent 1859-S that is a medal detector find by the White Pine Collection consignor. A no question VF30 example that have been lightly cleaned to remove surface vedigris. Coloring is a dull gray with some obverse hairlines in the upper right obverse field. Pricing this example is challenging, so I've placed my best foot forward. We are open to offers. Ideal for someone needing to fill this difficult hole is a date and mintmark set.
Seated 25C 1859S 1859-S
F12 PCGS
32749234

Choice $1050 Challenging Date, Choice Original, Uniform Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Tenafly Collection . Don't I love this 1859 San Francisco example from the Tenafly Collection due to nicely balanced rarity, originality and eye appeal. A close inspection of the GFRC images reveals the blemish free suraces that are covered with gray and subtle rose patina. This piece is no question original. This is another early San Francisco date with a mintage of only 80,000 and low survival rate due to heavy circulation in the frontier west. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder and ready to be placed into a circulated grade date and mintmark set. Another fine numismatic property from the Tenafly Collection.
Seated 25C 1860 1860
AU50 raw

Choice $150 Type II/I Hubs, Choice Original, Golden Obverse Luster, Accurately Graded, Ideal Type Coin. Acquired at the 2018 Central States show as part of a trade. This lovely 1860 Type II/I design hub quarter offering is strictly original with choice surfaces. Both obverse and reverse retain natural luster that is pleasing under a light source. Obverse features gray-gold patina during in hand viewing that becomes completely golden under a light source. The reverse is exceptional with gray-silver coloring and steely luster. An ideal candidate for a Dansco or Whitman book shelf type set collection as this is where the piece originated.
Seated 25C 1860 1860
40+ 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 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
EF45
NGC
308271001

Gem $200 New July 5! Gem Original, Type II/II, Gun Metal Gray-Blue Patina, Residual Luster, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Jim Poston Consignment . Ex. Jules Reiver Collection. A marvelous 1861 Seated quarter that is perfect in every way and worthy of a JUST BUT IT NOW recommendation. The Type II/II design hub pairing is the most common for the 1861 date but don't let this stop you for acquiring a gem original example. Surfaces are entirely blemish free with a semi transparent gun metal gray-blue skin. Under a light source, this skin melts and exposes blues in the center that are nicely framed by gold rings surround the stars and reverse legend. Strike is about as good as it gets for the date. Housed in older NGC holder with standard ring insert and JULES REIVER COLLECTION listed on the label. A gem quarter with important pedigree courtesy of Jim Poston. Someone needs to buy this one immediately.
Seated 25c 1861 1861
Contemporary Counterfeit
G06 raw
C-104
Original $60 New July 26! Contemporary Counterfeit, Copper Planchet, Hand Cut Dies, Surface Lines, Coney Collection . An 1861 contemporary counterfeit quarter with considerable wear and listed as C-104 in the LSCC reference at www.lsccweb.org. Copper planchet struck by hand cut dies. Under weight at 5.2 grams against 6.3 for regular silver Mint struck coinage. Normal coin turn die alignment with excellent reeding. Obverse has some large scratches that are ancient and fully toned over. From the AuburnNY Accordian Collection.
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 1865 1865
F12 PCGS
33167796

Original $300 Better Civil War Date, Original Gray, Accurately Graded. Ex. Mountain View Collection. A well preserved Seated quarter from the Civil War era. Mintage is only 58,800 for this 1865 quarter struck at the mother Philadelphia mint. 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. Surfaces are essentially blemish free with only a tiny mark at Liberty's knee worthy of mention. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Recently upgraded by east coast customer turned consignor and back for a second GFRC offering.
Seated 25C 1866S 1866-S
VF20 PCGS
34779214

Original $2000 New July 7! Rare San Francisco Date, Original Surfaces, Old Album Rose-Blue Toning, Accurately Grade, Jim Poston Collection . The 1866 San Francisco date has a mintage of only 28,000 along with low survival rate as demonstated by PCGS only grading six examples at the VF20 grade level. This example is one of the six and offers original surfaces with just honest wear. Housed in an old paper album for a long period of time, the surfaces acquired classic rose and patina coloring. Strike is typical and nicely uniform. Blemish wise, a 10x loupe inspection revealed nothing worthy of mention. GFRC has handled several examples at the Fine grade level but not a Very Fine specimen due to the date's scarcity. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. An important Liberty Seated quarter selection from Jim Postin to consider.
Seated 25C 1867 1867
EF45
PCGS
28772537
Briggs 1-A
Choice New Price
$1900
Challenging Philadelphia Date, Choice Original, Residual Reflective Luster, Light Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Iowa Collection. Close Out Sale Price! Mintage of 20,000 and rarely since in low grades. Center portion of LIBERTY and scroll were ground down on the obverse die resulting in loss details and making 1867 quarters difficult to grade. Accurately graded at the EF45 level with choice original surfaces. Light gray patina covers both sides. Under a light source, the fields are lightly mirrored and provide residual reflective luster. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with edge view insert. Only 21 examples CAC approved in all grades with 8 better. Part of the amazing Iowa Collection of strictly original and evenly matched Liberty Seated quarters.
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
PR64 PCGS
12514502

Choice $1250 Choice Original, Sky Blue, Rose and Violet Toning, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded. A lovely Seated quarter proof with limited mintage of 625 pieces. Most surviving examples will be found at the PF62 through PF64 grades levels as PCGS population report indicates only 24 total in PR65 including those designated as cameos. This PR64 example has dark gray and rose in hand coloring with choice surfaces. Seated proof strikes with thick toning typically perform well when viewed under bright light. This is the case here as watery mirrors are exposed along with pretty toning patterns. The obverse shifts to mostly rose with teal patches surrounding Liberty's head and at below the base. Vibrant blues, rose and gold are seen on the reverse. A close 10x loupe inspection revealed absolutely perfect surfaces without a single micro blemish. Housed in old PCGS blue label holder with standard ring insert. A quality Liberty Seated quarter offering from the Missouri Collection.
Seated 25c 1867 1867
AU55 raw
Briggs 1-A
Cleaned $900 Rare Philadelphia Date, Blue Rose Toning, Well Struck, Details Grade, Sunset Point Collection. A no question AU example of the 1867 date with low mintage of 20,000 pieces. Briggs assigns an R5 rarity rating for all grades. Stored in a paper 2x2 envelope for years acquiring a blue rose patina throughout obverse and reverse. The coloring appears a bit unnatural in terms of acceptable toning and would be assigned a Questionable Color opinion at the TPGs. There are no signs of a mechanical cleaning under the toning but there is a hit on the eagle's beak. Priced at a substantial discount to the guides and perfect for a Dansco or Whitman album.
Seated 25C 1868 1868
PR64
PCGS
11639496

Choice $1300 Near Gem Original, Rich Surface Toning, Classic Proof Bright Light Transition, Accurately Graded, Missouri Collection. A near gem proof 1868 Seated quarter, at the assigned grade, and just approved at CAC to consider. In hand viewing finds mostly gray tones with embedded rose hues. Adding a light source shifts the transparent toning to gorgeous rose, blues and purples along with exposing reflective mirrored fields. Reverse fields are lightly toned and watery. Strike is complete while the fields have a few wispy random hairlines that account for the PR64 grade. Definitely gem original at the grade level and well preserved. A pleasing Liberty Seated quarter offering from the Missouri Collection.
Seated 25C 1868S 1868-S
VF35 PCGS
83703745

Choice $935 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
VF35 PCGS
34200349
Briggs 1-A
Original New Price
$950
Very Scarce in All Grades, Tiny Mintage, No Question Original Surfaces, Olive-Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Iowa Collection. Close Out Sale Price! Tiny mintage of 16,000 and very scarce to rare in all grades. CAC has only approved 12 pieces in all grades as a reference. Though the Iowa Collection consignor attempted to locate a CAC approved example, this strictly original example was the best candidate to maintain evenly toned appearance of his set. Surfaces are covered with olive-gray patina that is 100% natural. The presence of several faint obverse lines, which are toned over, is the reason for lack of CAC approval. Otherwise the originality is all there. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with edge view insert. Part of the amazing Iowa Collection of strictly original and evenly matched Liberty Seated quarters.
Seated 25C 1869 1869
F15 PCGS
32937475
Briggs 1-A
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 1869 1869
G04 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 1869S 1869-S
EF45 PCGS OGH
2657540
Briiggs 1-A
Original $1250 Challenging Date, Late Die State, Radial Obverse Die Cracks, Original Light Gray, Sunset Point Collection. The 1869 date in the Liberty Seated quarter series is challenging regardless of Philadelpha or San Francisco strikes. San Francisco output was limited to 76,000 pieces from a single die pair. The obverse die quickly cracked leaving bold radial die cracks throughout the stars and date. Briggs calls this late die state out in his guidebook; this offering matches all the late die state requirements. The example, from the Sunset Point Collection has plenty of mint frost surrounding the main devices and stars and appears to be conservatively graded given the significant amount of remaining luster. Surfaces are essentially blemish free with a transparent golden layer that appears in the GFRC images. Housed in PCGS old green holder with standard ring insert. A challenging date that definitely deserves special attention by advanced collectors.
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
PR64 PCGS
10822290

Choice $1250 Choice Original, Gold, Rose and Blue Patina, Active Mirrors, Accurately Graded, Missouri Collection. 1870 proof seated quarter mintage was typical 1,000 pieces for that era. This surviving example is well preserve and acquired a darker in hand viewed gray-gold patina over the years. The fun starts when tilting ever so slightly under a light source. The obverse glows with bright gold shades surrounding the stars and moving inward to the rose center....so pretty and pleasing. Reverse is similar with yellow gold at the legend that quickly transitions to sky blue on the eagle. GFRC images are ineffective in capturing the reflective coloring so please believe my description. I really like this piece! There a several hairlines to the immediate right of the drapery that account for the PR64 grade. A fun and attractive Liberty Seated proof quarter offering from the Missouri Collection.
Seated 25c 1870 1870
EF45 raw

Original $350 Better Philadelphia Date, Original Light Gray, Rusted Obverse Die, Residual Luster, Sunset Point Collection. A better Philadelphia date with small mintage of 86,400 pieces. This example offers light original gray patina over mirrored surfaces. The proof like fields are quite active and pleasing during bright light viewing. Fully struck from an obverse die that exhibits considerable die rust throughout the gown and shield. The EF45 assigned grade is very fair as Liberty's lower leg is nicely round with just light rub. Some marks in the right field hold this piece from a choice desigation but should not impact a TPG grading attempt which is warranted. From the Sunset Point Collection of Liberty Seated quarters.
Seated 25C 1870CC 1870-CC
AG3
PCGS
13897103

Choice $8450 New August 12! Carson City Key Date, Attractive Circulated Cameo Apperance, Honest Wear, Bold Obverse, Blemish Free, Accurately Graded, Mt. View Collection. Mintage of only 8,340 with very low survival rate. Only fourteen (14) certified examples approved by CAC. This example offers attractive circulated cameo appearance regardless of the honest wear. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval rewards the choice surfaces that feature no blemishes. One of the key date offerings from the Mt. View Collection of Liberty Seated quarters and an important opportunity to fill a Carson City hole in a date and mintmark set.
Seated 25C 1871CC 1871-CC
FR2
PCGS
26491124

Choice $3750 New August 12! Carson City Key Date, Light Gray Surfaces, Honest Wear, Bold Obverse, Accurately Graded, Mt. View Collection. Mintage of only 10,890 with low survival rate. The undisputed rarity in the entire Liberty Seated quarter series. Only seven (7) examples approved by CAC which clearly indicates how challenging this date is choice. Surfaces are covered with light gray patina is strictly original. Mintmark is visible with 10x loupe. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval rewards the choice surfaces that feature only honest wear. One of the key date offerings from the Mt. View Collection of Liberty Seated quarters and an important opportunity to fill a Carson City hole in a date and mintmark set.
Seated 25C 1872CC 1872-CC
G06
PCGS
31627205

Choice HOLD
$2000
New August 12! Carson City Key Date, Attractive Gray Surfaces, Sharp Obverse Rim, Bold Mintmark, Accurately Graded, Mt. View Collection. Mintage of 22,850 and the most available of the Carson City dates between 1870 to 1873. This example offers choice surfaces at the Good 6 grade level with bold obverse rims. Five letters of LIBERTY are visible with bold date and stars. Surfaces are essentially blemish free with only an ancient horizontal micro line on the reverse needing to be mentioned for complete accurary. Accurately graded and housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval rewards the choice surfaces that feature only honest wear. One of the key date offerings from the Mt. View Collection of Liberty Seated quarters and an important opportunity to fill that Carson City hole in a date and mintmark set.
Seated 25C 1872S 1872-S
VF25 PCGS
06692638
Briggs 1-A
Choice $7350 Key Date, Low Surviving Population, Choice Original, Gray-Rose Patina, Typical Strike, Newtown Collection. Mintage of 83,000. A choice original example with gray-rose toning that is uniform across obverse and reverse. Darker shades are evident at the rims and surrounding the primary devices. Surfaces are entirely blemish free and pleasing. The 1872-S date is the rarest San Francisco Mint quarter issue, during the long lived Seated series, when compared to earlier challenging dates such as 1860-S, 1861-S and 1864-S. 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. PCGS has graded four examples at the VF25 grade level with just twelve more between VF30 and AU58. CAC has only approved 9 total with 7 being in lower circulated grades (AG3 through VF25) and two at the MS66 level. Talk about a rare issue for choice original survivors! Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. A key date offering from the Newtown Collection that belongs in an advanced collection.
Seated 25C 1873 1873
With Arrows
MS63
PCGS
13522196

Choice $1385 Choice Original, Beautiful Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Intermixed Teal, Rose and Gold Patina, Accurately Graded. A perfect With Arrows type coin for an AU or Mint State type set. Quality Liberty Seated quarters are always challenging to locate so those with CAC approval should garner close attention. That is the case with this lovely 1873 With Arrows example. Perfectly original with uniform teal gold patina that remains transparent to the underlying cartwheel luster. Overall strike is well executed and balanced. Original mint state is easily seen throughout the main devices and fields and undisturbed. The assigned MS63 grade is accurate given that the thick patina dampens some of the luster. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. If you are a fan of strict originality and natural toning then this lovely quarter is for you. I would rather have this example in my collection rather than a blast white example that might achieve a higher grade.
Seated 25C 1873 1873
Open 3
MS62
PCGS
80557878
Briggs 1-A
Choice $1975 Near Gem Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Light Rose-Gold Patin, Hammered Strike, Blemish Free, Conservatively Graded . This a special GFRC offering when considering the overall quality and rarity. Let's start with rarity; this is the only example at combined MS62/MS63 grades with CAC approval. Think about that for a moment as this specimen is close to gem original at the assigned MS62 grade. Surfaces offer vibrant frosty cartwheel luster under a light source; both obverse and reverse have same frosty luster. Obverse is toned a light rose-gold while the reverse has hints of faint gold. Strike is absolutely hammered without a single point of weakness. At the MS62 grade level, one expects marks or a lack of luster to be grade limiting. I don't see a single blemish that would justify the MS62 grade level. So this leaves luster as the issue, right? Well the luster is bold and crisp. Conclusion is that PCGS grading is conservative and CAC agreed with Green Bean approval. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Don't take my word on rarity. Just go to the www.caccoins.com population reports to view our few CAC approved 1873 Open 3 quarters are available for the hobby.
Seated 25C 1873 1873
With Arrows
AU53 PCGS
84166679

Original $550 Original Surfaces, Attractive Rose with Sky Blue Peripheral Toning, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded, Hoosier Collection. An attractive 1873 With Arrows example that would be an excellent type coin selection. Surfaces are strictly original with rose centers and peripheral sky blues shades. This lovely quarter performs well under a light source brilliant luster that accentuates the colorful patina. Strike is typical with some obverse weakness at the stars. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Another fine numismatic property from the Hoosier Collection.
Seated 25C 1873 1873
No Arrows
AU50 PCGS
4901198
Closed 3
Original $4350 Very Rare Closed 3 Circulation Strike Offering, Crusty Original Rose Gray Obverse Patina, Lighter Reverse Toning, Accurately Graded Hoosier Collection. The 1873 Closed 3 variety is a well known rarity in the Liberty Seated quarter series. Mintage is only 40,000 with few pieces surviving. PCGS population reports indicates only 55 pieces graded throughout the enitre grade range from AG03 through MS62. Care must be taken to check the reverse shield for diagnostics that separate true circulation strikes from proof strikes. I can say with definite certainty that the Hoosier Collection example is indeed a circulation strike. This offering is 100% original and accurately graded at AU50 level. Crusty rose gray patina covers the entire obverse while the reverse has a much thinner multi color patina that consists of gold, rose and blues. When viewed under a bright light, the reverse luster is brilliant and activities the base colors. Blemishes are limited to a few tiny micro ticks in the obverse fields. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. For students of the Liberty Seated quarter series, this is a very important offering to consider as few examples arrive to market let alone with original and problem free.
Seated 25c 1873 1873
Closed 3
VF20 ICG
2704250401
Briggs 2-B
Market Acceptable $1250 Closed 3, Rare Business Strike, Ancient Dip, Retoning Light Gold, Conservative Grading, Sunset Point Collection. The 1873 Closed 3 date is an R5 rarity in all grades. Locating a business strike example that is fully choice may take a decade and some luck to boot. Mintage is listed at 40,000 but few survived due to melting at the Philadelphia mint during transition to With Arrows dies. Actually, proof examples, with a mintage of only 600 are more available and caution is always advised to check for business strike diagnostics when considering a purchase. This Closed 3 example, from the Sunset Point Collection, is a no question business strike with reverse die marker in the lower shield. ICG has net graded this example at the VF20 level though device details are closer to VF30/VF35. Surfaces have seen a long ago dip or other form of non mechanical cleaning leaving glossy reflective luster. Surfaces are recovering with in hand gray coloring that shifts to light gold under a bright light. The ICG net grade of VF20 is quite fair in my opinion given the rarity and probability of locating a better example. PCGS price guides lists $1250 for the VF20 grade with two CoinFacts auction records that are in alignment. This example is therefore priced at the same level. A true rarity in the Seated quarter series and an important offering from the Sunset Point Collection.
Seated 25C 1873CC 1873-CC
FR2
PCGS
28178849

Choice $3800 New August 12! Carson City Key Date, Natural Dark Gray Surfaces, Honest Wear, Clear Mintmark, Accurately Graded, Mt. View Collection. Mintage of only 12,462 with very low survival rate. Only eight (8) examples have received CAC approval and a validation of how challenging this date is choice. Surfaces are well worn and covered with darker natural gray patina. Reverse mintmark is clear. Other that two ancient marks in the right obverse field, this piece is blemish free and so well preserved. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval rewards the choice surfaces that feature only honest wear. One of the key date offerings from the Mt. View Collection of Liberty Seated quarters and an important opportunity to fill a Carson City spot in a date and mintmark set.
Seated 25C 1873S 1873-S
VF35 raw

Original $250 Original Gray Patina, Decent Strike, Fairly Graded, West Texas Collection. A strictly original 1873 San Francisco strike that will easily grade at any TPG. Surfaces are essentially blemish free and close to choice with even gray patina. An Original quality rating was assigned due to an ancient rim bruise below the 18 digits. Priced accordingly and perfect for a Dansco or Whitman date and mintmark album collection. A nice duplicate from the West Texas Collection.
Seated 25c 1874 1874
With Arrows
MS62 raw

Original $1150 With Arrows Type, Multi Color Toning, Original, Fully Struck, Sunset Point Collection. The 1874 With Arrows date, in the Seated quarter series, is more challenging than its 1873 With Arrows counterpart. Mintage is lower (471,000 vs. 1,271,000) as are the PCGS populations in AU and mint state. This example is raw and was stored in a 2x2 paper envelope in the Sunset Point Collection as the consignor maintain all his pieces in original holders or 2x2s. A closed inspection has convinced that MS62 is an accurate grade. The obverse toning in a combination of aquamarine and gold surrounding light rose at the center while the reverse offers a pretty rainbow arc at the left rim and gold at the balance of the rims. Strike is complete. Dies are clashed including arcing clash marks above the date. There are no blemishes to report after a close 10x loop inspection. If not sold in the near term, this piece will be heading to PCGS for grading.
Seated 25C 1874S 1874-S
AU55 PCGS
35499664
Briggs 3-A
Choice HOLD
$595
New July 22! Better Date, Choice Original, Crusty Golden Gray Patina, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Reasonable Strike, Accurately Graded, Jim Poston Consignment. At GFRC, I see many Liberty Seated quarters. Some simply move through quickly while others are memorable for the date or preservation state. This lovely 1874 San Francisco strike falls into the latter group. I don't often see the 1874-S date in AU55 which warranted a PCGS CoinFacts check; 30 pieces total in all AU grades with few auction records. As a fan of strict originality, I realy like this example. Crusty golden-gray patina covers the obverse while the reverse has lots of embedded aquamarine-blues along with incremental luster. Strike is reasonable with just a few obverse stars lacking full definition. Reverse is fully struck. Housed in a 2015 style PCGS holder. Another choice offering from Jim Poston.
Seated 25C 1874S 1874-S
Arrows
F15 PCGS
32937478

Original $115 Original Light Gray Surfaces, Ebony Highlights, Nice Example, Accurately Graded, Mountain View Collection. An attractive 1874 With Arrows quarter struck at the San Francisco mint. Surfaces are original with light gray patina that is further covered with scattered ebony verdigris. This piece is blemish free and comes with a typical strike for the issue. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A quality offering from the Mountain View Collection that is accurately graded.
Seated 25C 1875CC 1875-CC
EF45 NGC
4207068002

Original $1450 New July 1! Scarce Date, Original Light Gray, Residual Luster, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded, Murphy's Collection. The 1875-CC Seayed quarter date does not secure enough recognition for its scarcity. Production of Carson City Mint quarters substantially increased to to 140,000 in 1875. This is scarce in all grades and very scarce in AU or better. This well preserved example offers light golden gray surfaces and residual luster. Mint luster surrounds most stars and is seen within the gown lines. Frost and metal flow lines surround the reverse legend also. There are a few faint rim chatter anomalies but nothing distracting as attempting to be 100% accurate. Strike is typical. Accurately graded and housed in new large font NGC holder. An important Liberty Seated quarter dollar offering from Murphy's Collection to consider.
Seated 25C 1875CC 1875-CC
F12 PCGS
30195567
Briggs 2-B
Original $465 New July 19! Challenging Date, Original Surfaces, Light Gray Patina, Darker Peripheral Shades, Accurately Graded, Woodbridge Collection. A very scarce and underrated Carson City date that spans the period between low mintages (1870-1873) and the large mintages starting during 1876. Briggs rates this date as R4 rarity up through VF and then R5 onward. These Fine 12 example, from the Woodbridge Collection set of Liberty Seated quarters, is strictly original with a base layer of light gray patina along with darker gray surrounding the main devices, stars and legend. Surfaces are essentially blemish free for the grade. A quality example, from mintage of 140,000, that is accurately graded and housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. Don't overlook this opportunity as pricing quickly jumps into four figures once hitting VF grades. Lots of value here for those who understand the Seated quarter series.
Seated 25C 1875CC 1875-CC
G04 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 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
PR63 PCGS
21651380

Choice $825 Choice Original, Uniform Light Rose Patina, Vibrant Mirrors, Conservative Grading, Missouri Collection. 1876 proof seated quarter mintage is a typical 1,150 strikes. About 20% have been designated as Cameo based on the PCGS population report. Within the non Cameo population are excellent values and this Missouri Collection offering qualifies for that recognition. Mirrors are very reflective and toned light rose on both obverse and reverse. There is no question as to the originality. Eye appeal is that of a higher grade but obverse field imperfections limit to PF63, though conservative. 10x loupe inspection revealed a lint mark by star 4 and a few wispy hairlines while the right field has a mild divot as made. Reverse is blemish free. A quality Liberty Seated quarter offering from the Missouri Collection that is fairly priced for the overall eye appeal.
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 1876CC 1876-CC
MS64 PCGS
32930489
Briggs 7-F
Choice $1350 Choice Orignal, Lightly Rusted Obverse, Mirrored Fields, Uniform Crusty Gray Patina, Accurately Graded . Small CC, Type 2 Reverse, Die Scratch above Star 8. A choice original example of the Briggs 7-F die pairing with mirrored obverse and reverse fields under bright light. Surfaces are covered with uniform crusty light gray patina that contains gold and aquamarine hues. Strike is hammered with boldly rounded stars and deeply impressed major devices. Obverse die is lightly rusted with a bold die scratch in the denticles above star 8 while the reverse offers die cracks throughout the legend and denomination. Accurately graded with no blemishes to note. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. This GFRC mint state Seated quarter offering is for those collectors wanting originality as a priority over bright lustrous surfaces. Bright light performance with the mirrored fields validates the MS64 grade level.
Seated 25C 1876CC 1876-CC
AU55 PCGS
13012212

Choice $365 New July 1! Popular Date, Choice Original, Steely Gray Surfaces, Reflective Cartwheel Luster, Completely Struck, Murphy's Collection. A choice original 1876 Carson City Seated quarter for your consideration. Surfaces are 100% natural with a transparent light gray skin. Under a light source, the fields generate reflect luster on both side. Strike is about as good as it gets for the 1876-CC date and elevated the GFRC quality rating to Choice. There are blemishes worty of mention either. Accurately graded and housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. Another quality offering from Murphy's Collection that should not last long on the GFRC price list.
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
VF30 NGC
2628210002

Original $145 New July 8! Original Surfaces, Ebony-Gray Patina, Typical Strike, Conservatively Graded, Murphy's Collection. Both sides are covered with rich ebony-gray patina. Looks a bit better than VF30 as reverse strike is weak. A strictly original example with typical strike. There is an obverse rim blemish by the cap and mentioned for 100% accuracy. At GFRC, customers get the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, in their coin descriptions. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. A solid Liberty Seated quarter from the Murphy's Collection.
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 1877 1877
EF45
NGC
4218066003

Choice $135 Choice Original, Old Album Rainbow Arc Toning, Accurately Graded, Kansas Collection. A lovely 1877 Philadelphia strike with pretty rainbow arc toning on the upper obverse. Light orange gold covers the reverse with darker shades at the rims. Blemish free surfaces and accurately graded. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval. An attractive offering from the Kansas Collection.
Seated 25C 1877 1877
AU58 PCGS
84304449

Original $290 Crusty Original, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Ft. Lauderdale Collection. A quality 1877 Philadelphia strike with offers satiny cartwheel luster under crusty gray patina. Strike is complete with every star nicely rounded and full head details. Reverse is in a late die state with die cracks throughout the legend. Reverse has a few ancient micro lines that are not distracting and completely toned over. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Another consigned offering from the Ft. Lauderdale Collection.
Seated 25c 1877CC 1877-CC
MS62 PCGS
32963222
Briggs 2-B
Choice New Price
$795
Repunched Date, Choice Original, Vibrant Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Hammered Strike, Conservatively Graded, Cold Quarters Collection. Repunched Date. A wonderful 1877-CC Liberty Seated quarter that is a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. Why? Letís start with brilliant frosty luster with vibrant cartwheel effects. This piece tickles the eyes during bright light viewing. Surfaces are perfectly original with the obverse exhibiting vertical die polish lines that could have been improperly assumed to be hairlines during grading. Strike is absolutely hammered with every tiny device detail being completed impressed. Some minor steel gray patina is seen surrounding the obverse stars. This Carson City strike is a near gem and I'm still trying to find the reason for not awarding a Gem quality rating. Grading appears to be conservative also. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Another fine Liberty Seated quarter from the Cold Quarters Collection.
Seated 25C 1877CC 1877-CC
EF45 NGC
1884184006

Choice $210 Large CC Mintmark, Crusty Original Gray Patina, Well Struck, Accurately Graded. A lovely 1877 Carson City strike with natural surfaces and crusty original gray patina. Large CC mintmarks are well spaced and slope downward. Strike is complete with bold obverse stars. There is faint chatter on the obverse consistent with the grade. A most acceptable piece for a circulated date and mintmark set. Housed in new large font NGC holder.
Seated 25C 1877S 1877-S
VF30
PCGS
84396865

Choice $95 Choice Original, Crusty Gray Patina, Perfect Surfaces, Accurately Graded. Crusty original gray with choice surfaces and no blemishes. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. CAC approval is 100% warranted as so darn original. Another quality Denver ANA purchase.
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
AU58 PCGS
81697811

Original New Price
$205
Original, Twins Lakes Collection. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. From the Twins Lakes Collection.
Seated 25C 1877S 1877-S
S/Horizontal 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 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
PR64CAM
PCGS
11842626

Gem $1360 Gem Original, Accurately Graded, Missouri Collection. I had a strong feeling that this gem original 1979 proof quarter would garner CAC approval and was proven correct. This is a superior Liberty Seated quarter proof at the PR64CAM grade level as fields offer watery texture and flashy reflections. Stunning might be the operative word! GFRC images simply cannot do this piece justice due to straight on lighting and imaging that only capture the gray and gold coloring. Tilting this piece, ever so slightly under bright light, releases bold mirrors. Reverse has a lovely dark blue toning arc from eagle's left wing up to the scroll. There is one lint mark below eagle and olive branch stem to mention. A gorgeous Liberty Seated proof quarter offering from the Missouri Collection that is fairly priced.
Seated 25C 1880 1880
MS67+
PCGS
80687125
Briggs 1-A
Gem $6950 New August 8! Top 3 Graded! Gem Original, Vibrant Mirrored Fields, Reflective Cartwheel Luster, Mottled Gold, Rose and Sky Blue Patina, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Osprey PCGS Box of 20 Collection. One of the finest 1880 Seated quarter surviving examples with two at MS67+ and one lone MS68 at PCGS. This outstanding specimen definitely belongs in the condition census. Light mirrored fields also have a subtle frosty texture. The combination radiates vibrant cartwheel luster through out obverse and reverse. Condition census examples should have superior toning also. Obverse is covered with a transparent rose/gold film that floats on the surface. Reverse features bands of light gold, sky blue, then more gold and finally rose at the lower left. Strike is 100% executed and further adds to overall eye appeal. As expected as this grade level, there are no blemishes to mention. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. PCGS population report indicates two at the MSA67+ grade level with one MS68 finer. One of the impressive highlights of the Osprey PCGS Box of 20 Collection.
Seated 25C 1883 1883
VG08 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 1884 1884
EF40
PCGS
34802397

Choice New Price
HOLD
$775
Choice Original, Iowa Collection. Close Out Sale Price! Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with edge view insert. CAC approval. Part of the amazing Iowa Collection of strictly original and evenly matched Liberty Seated quarters.
Seated 25C 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 1888 1888
VF30 raw
Briggs 1-A
Original HOLD
$485
Rare Date, Original Surfaces, Gray-Rose Patina, Sunset Point Collection. A rare and underrated date with low mintage of 10,000. Briggs considers the 1888 Philadelphia date as R5 rarity in all grades. This example offer mostly gray patina with rose coloring that appears under a light source. Strike appears bold with deep rims and a nicely rounded knee but stars have more of a flower petal appearance and many lack connected centrils. A rare date offering from the Sunset Point Collection that is fairly priced.
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 1888S 1888-S
AU58 PCGS
84751422

Original New Price
HOLD
$245
Original, Twins Lakes Collection. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. From the Twins Lakes Collection.
Seated 25C 1889 1889
MS65 PCGS
07692038

Gem $1685 Gem Original, Vibrant Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Copper-Gray Patina, Accurately Graded. A gorgeous 1889 Philadephia quarter that screams old time originality and would fit nicely into my personal collector is a Seate dime. I liked this piece so much that it needed to be part of GFRC inventory. This is a no question gem original example with year's past accurate grade. Fields are entirely blemish free and major devices have a minute layer of mint frost. I've saved the best for last! The satiny cartwheel luster is spectacular due to transparent copper gray patina. Bright light viewing is just plain fun. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder. This piece is heading to CAC at the next opportunity.
Seated 25C 1890 1890
MS63 NGC
583013005

Choice $925 Underrated Date, Vibrant Cartwheel Luster, Choice Original, Steely Surfaces, Colorful Natural Toning, Accurately Graded. 1890 Philadelphia strikes do not garner the attention that this date deserves. Mintage is a low 80,000 with most collectors assuming that 1890 dated quarters are comparable to the high mintage 1891 date. I'm always on the hunt for nice original 1890 strikes and few are seen. Luckily, this lovely NGC MS63 specimen appeared at the 2018 Central States show and was immediately scooped up into inventory. One look at this piece and you will understand why. Eye appeal is high due to choice original mint state surfaces followed by vibrant cartwheel luster under any light source. Obverse offers copper gray patina with bold gold at the peripheries while reverse is a combination of darker rose, teal and gold. A closed 10x loupe inspection revealed nothing in terms of blemishes. Housed in old NGC standard ring holder than dates back to the late 1990s. I really like this example and believe you will also.
Seated 25C 1891 1891
AU58 PCGS
13201881

Choice New Price
HOLD
$195
Choice Original, Twins Lakes Collection. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. From the Twins Lakes Collection.
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
F15 PCGS
84741084

Original $1075 Underrated Date, Woodbridge Collection. For unknown reasons, the 1891 New Olreansdate does not secure the respect it deserves in circulated grades. Mintage is only 68,000 pieces since the New Olreans mint was consumed with striking Morgan dollars followed by Seated dimes. Seated quarters must have been an after thought with all entering circulation. Today the 1891 New Orleans date is a rarity only second to the elusive 1849-O. Few examples survived with only 14 examples at the F15 grade level per PCGS population report. This original example is quite pleasing with contrasting light devices against the darker field gray fields. Obverse and reverse rims are sharp as the Fine 15 grade level is accurate. A close 10x loupe inspection revealed no blemishes worthy of mention. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. An important better date duplicate from the Woodbridge Collection.
Seated 25C 1891O 1891-O
VG08 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.