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 137 Coins for Sale. New coin(s) added on March 19, 2019

Photo Date Grade TPG Variety GFRC Rating Price Description Buy
Seated 25C 1856 1856
MS64
PCGS
13155656

Choice $1400 New January 29! Above Average Eye Appeal, Thick Frosty Luster, Near Gem Original Surfaces, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Sunset Point Collection. CAC approval was definitely warranted for this lovely 1856 Seated quarter. CAC approval recognized the strictly original surfaces covered with thick mint frost. The resulting luster is brilliant with active cartwheels. Strike is complete with deeply impressed devices and motifs. A faint creamy gold skin covers both sides and further validates the originality. Accurately graded and fairly priced. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. Part of a complete set of Liberty Seated quarters offered by the Sunset Point Collection.
Seated 25C 1856 1856
AU53
PCGS
31887333

Choice $250 New February 12! Dirty Light Gray Patina, Choice Original Surfaces, Completely Strike, Frosty Luster, Accurately Graded, Titan Collection. A well preserved 1856 Philadelphia strike with naturally toned surfaces. Both sides are covered with dirty light gray patina. Under the patina, are frosty surfaces. Bright light viewing exposes this luster and shifts the toning to light gold. A fully struck specimen that is accurately graded. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with edge view insert and CAC approval. A top quality Liberty Seated quarter offering from the Titan Collection.
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 1856O 1856-O
F15
PCGS
18159877

Choice $120 Choice Original, Mt. View Liberty Seated Quarter Collection. First Right of Refusal Event - Sunday September 30 9:00 PM ET - Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert and CAC approval.
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
AU50 PCGS
13030628
Briggs 3-D
Original $3500 New February 20! Condition Rarity, Satiny Luster, Faint Gold Coloring, Hammered Strike, Net Graded, Sunset Point Collection. The 1856 San Francisco Seated quarter date is semi-scarce in low, circulated grades, but quickly accelerates into a condition-rarity at the AU grade level. Mint State examples are extremely scarce therefore date and mintmark set collection must search for the best AU specimens possible. Contained with the Sunset Point Collection is a high grade AU example with hammered strike. Satiny cartwheel luster and deeply struck devices interact well for considerable eye appeal. Please remember that I am describing an 1856-S quarter.... This piece has been net graded by PCGS as so rare at the grade level. Surfaces are AU55 based on limited wear. The obverse contains field hairlines that resulted for an old wipe. Only three are graded AU50 at PCGS. Fairly graded and housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert.
Seated 25C 1856S 1856-S
VF30 raw

Original $850 Original Charcoal Gray Surfaces, Better Date, Blemish Free. The arrival of any 1856 San Francisco struck quarter to the GFRC office is an important occasion given the low survival rate for this second year issue. This example grades a full VF30 with nearly complete strike and uniform wear. Surfaces are covered with charcoal gray patina that also includes some thin ebony verdigris that is more predominate on the reverse. To my knowledge, this rare date has not been submitted for grading and does deserve an attempt given what I currently see in PCGS holders. Please give this piece some consideration as fairly priced in current raw state.
Seated 25C 1856S 1856-S
Large S/Small S
VF30 PCGS
25601634
Briggs 4-E
Original $2950 Large S/Small S, Top 25 Varieties, Condition Census, Original Light Gray, Accurately Graded. 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
MS64 NGC
2018819001

Original $785 New January 29! Original, Sunset Point Collection. 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 1857O 1857-O
MS61 NGC
370994003
Briggs 1-A
Original $1650 New January 29! Original, Sunset Point Collection. 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 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 1857O 1857-O
F12 PCGS
24136668

Choice $80 Choice Original, Mt. View Liberty Seated Quarter Collection. First Right of Refusal Event - Sunday September 30 9:00 PM ET - Housed in 2013 transitional PCGS holder with edge view insert.
Seated 25C 1857S 1857-S
AU Details PCGS
36518327
Briggs 1-B
Cleaned $1150 New January 29! Altered Surfaces, Sunset Point Collection. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Part of a complete set of Liberty Seated quarters offered by the Sunset Point Collection.
Seated 25C 1858 1858
MS64
NGC
629270017

Choice $1200 New January 29! Choice Original, Sunset Point Collection. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert that dates back to the late 1990s. Fresh CAC approval. Part of a complete set of Liberty Seated quarters offered by the Sunset Point Collection.
Seated 25C 1858O 1858-O
AU50 NGC
2019611024
Briggs 2-B
Original $475 New January 29! Original, Sunset Point Collection. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert. Part of a complete set of Liberty Seated quarters offered by the Sunset Point Collection.
Seated 25C 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
G06
PCGS
12403824

Choice $420 Better San Francisco Date, Choice Original, Full Rims, Natural Gray Patina, Honest Wear, Accurately Graded, Mt. View Liberty Seated Quarter Collection. A meager mintage of 121,000 pieces with only three (3) examples certified by PCGS at G6 level. The offered example exhibits just honest wear and full solid rims. Surfaces are blemish free and toned an even medium gray. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval is warranted due to strict originality and fair grading. Making a return GFRC appearance after being purchased by the consignor during May 2016. From the Mt. View Collection and should garner attention for a quality low to mid circulated grade date and mintmark set.
Seated 25C 1858S 1858-S
AU53 NGC
3315004014
Briggs 1-B
Original $4950 New January 29! Near Choice Original, Sunset Point Collection. An important condition rarity, the 1858-S saw a production of 121,000 coins, but the West Coast economy was starving for small change at the time, and the entire production entered circulation at the time they were issued. This AU specimen will be hard to improve. Both sides are deeply toned gray-brown with hints of charcoal, showing microscopic surface roughness. The combined NGC and PCGS population is three, Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. Part of a complete set of Liberty Seated quarters offered by the Sunset Point Collection.
Seated 25C 1858S 1858-S
EF40 PCGS
18543863

Choice $3450 Scarce Date/Grade, Choice Original, Uniform Aquamarine/Gray Patina, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded. Ex. Outback and Saw Mill Run Collections. Ok, where do I start with the description for this lovely 1858 San Francisco quarter? One immediately noted the choice surfaces and the attractive gun metal gray patina that includes gold and aquamarine when placed under a light source. This rare date quarter is perfectly original and belongs in an advanced collection. Strike is typical with weakness on Liberty's head and gown line, otherwise the reverse strike is well executed with nearly all arrow feather defined. This piece is essentially blemish free with only a tiny line in the field at the right wing. The 1858-S date is an extreme rarity in mint state as few are known. Population in EF40 and EF45 are in the low teens but I suspect that many are marginal pieces and not fully choice and original as this example. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. Previous from the Outback and Saw Mill Run Collections.
Seated 25C 1858S 1858-S
F12 raw

Market Acceptable New Price
$385
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 1859 1859
MS63 ANACS OWH
3016965
I/II
Choice $1350 New January 29! Choice Original, Sunset Point Collection. Housed in ANACS old white holder. Part of a complete set of Liberty Seated quarters offered by the Sunset Point Collection.
Seated 25C 1859 1859
EF45 PCGS
29274515
I/I
Choice $180 Type I/I Design Hubs, Old Album Bullseye Toning, Choice Original, Bright Light Eye Appeal, Accurately Graded . A perfectly original 1859 Seated quarter with classic old album toning and choice surfaces. Bright light eye appeal is very pleasing. Obverse features a center ring of rose coloring that is nicely framed by sky blue at the periphery. Bullseye toning is also seen on reverse with center rose- gold and another blue ring at the legend. Reverse strike is complete while there are a few obverse stars that lack defined centrils. Housed in 2014 generation PCGs holder. An eye appealing Liberty Seated quarter that deserves special consideration.
Seated 25C 1859S 1859-S
EF40 NGC
1725687009
Briggs 1-A
Original $4500 New January 29! Original, Sunset Point Collection. Briggs 1-A, the only known dies. This is a scarce issue in all grades, and no true Mint State examples are known, although a few AU coins are certified at NGC and PCGS. This piece shows deep smoke-gray toning evenly covering both sides, with the usual die crumbling around several of the obverse stars. A few shallow scrapes appear to the left of the date, but otherwise the coin is characterized by even wear with no singular distractions. Briggs calls the issue "rare" in XF and "extremely rare" in AU. Ex: Jim Gray Collection (Bowers and Merena, 7/2004), lot 2237. 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 1859S 1859-S
VF30 PCGS
16632119

Original $1850 New January 28! Challenging San Francisco Issue, Original Gray Patina, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded, Saw Mill Run Collection. 1859 San Francisco strikes are well respect by Liberty Seated quarter collectors due to no known mint state examples and just a handful at the AU grade level. Mintage is a low 80,000 pieces with all entering circulation for West Coast commerce. Surviving AU examples are an immediately five figure price tag. Availability increases at the VF and EF grade levels with pricing becoming affordable for date and mintmark set collectors. This example, from the Saw Mill Run Collection is a original specimen with pleasing surfaces. Lighter gray surfaces are uniformly toned with some darker coloring at the peripheries. Strike is typical with Liberty's head lacking full details and several stars lacking connected centrils. A careful 10x loupe inspection reveal no abrasions worthy of mention. Accurately graded and housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert.
Seated 25C 1860 1860
MS62 NGC
573422007
II/I
Choice $650 New January 29! Choice Original, Sunset Point Collection. 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 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 1860O 1860-O
MS61
PCGS
16633583
Briggs 2-B
Choice $1550 New January 29! Choice Original, Sunset Point Collection. Strongly struck with bright and shining luster. Though numerous wispy abrasions and more significant marks affect the fields, this is a gorgeous O-mint coin in silver-white and peach. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. Fresh CAC approval. Part of a complete set of Liberty Seated quarters offered by the Sunset Point Collection.
Seated 25C 1860S 1860-S
VF30
PCGS
80670231

Choice $8750 Significant Offering, Key Date, Choice Original, Natural Gray-Gold Patina, Blemish Free Surfaces, Accurately Graded, A Prize for the Advanced Collector. A near gem original example of the 1860 San Francisco Seated quarter date that belongs in one of the top collections under construction. Where else will you find an 1860-S offering of this caliber? Surfaces 100% naturally toned with light gray patina that becomes deeper around the date, stars and all reverse devices. Most impressive is the lack of any blemishes on a silver coin that received moderate circulation. Mintage is only 56,000 and essentially unknown in mint state; a lone PCGS MS61. PCGS population at the VF30 grade level is all of six pieces. CAC has approved 18 with two at VF30 and five finer. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. So well preserved and one of the finest at the VF-EF grade level.
Seated 25C 1860S 1860-S
EF40 NGC
7001444001
Briggs 1-A
Original $9000 New January 29! Original, Sunset Point Collection. 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 1860S 1860-S
F12 PCGS
08743527

Original $3000 New February 25! Rare San Francisco Date, Near Choice Original Surfaces, Crusty Gray Patina, Well Preserved, Accurately Graded, New GFRC Consignor. Limited mintage of 56,000 and low survival rates combine to make the 1860-S date a condition rarity in the Liberty Seated quarter series. GFRC is pleased to offer a strictly original examples with thick crusty gray patina on both sides. Surfaces are near choice with a full choice rating being held back by a darker obverse toning area in the left field. Strike is well executed. A careful 10x loop inspection revealed no blemishes worthy of mention. Original and uncleaned examples of this date are few and far between. Now is an important to put away an attractive 1860-S survivor at a fair price. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. From a new GFRC consignor.
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
MS63 NGC
2501074002
II/II
Choice $725 New January 29! Choice Original, Sunset Point Collection. 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 1861 1861
Contemporary Counterfeit
G06 raw
C-104
Original $60 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 1861S 1861-S
VF30
PCGS
2870377
Briggs 1-A
Choice $4450 Scarce in All Grades, Choice Original, Near Condition Census, Light Tan-Gray Patina, Uniform Strike, Accurately Graded, Watch Hill Collection. Ex. Iowa 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. Light tan-gray patina covers both sides. Strike is uniform and nicely executed. Heavy die cracks on the reverse. No blemishes to note. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert and dating back to late 1990s. Only 16 pieces approved by CAC in all grades. This example is at the upper end of the distribution with only 5 better. From the Watch Collection and previously part of the amazing Iowa Collection of strictly original and evenly matched Liberty Seated quarters.
Seated 25C 1861S 1861-S
AU55 PCGS
60154559
Briggs 1-A
Original $17500 New January 29! Original, Sunset Point Collection. A rare S-mint Seated quarter which rarely, if ever, comes up for sale. This coin is fresh with original light golden-grey surfaces. Only 7 AU's have ever been graded by PCGS -- nothing better than an AU58. This is truly a pristine example and a great opportunity for someone building a high-grade Seated Liberty Quarter collection. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. Part of a complete set of Liberty Seated quarters offered by the Sunset Point Collection.
Seated 25C 1861S 1861-S
VF30 PCGS
81333480

Choice $2500 Scarce in All Grades, Choice Original, Gray-Rose Patina, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded. 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 rare in VF or better. Light gray-rose patina covers both sides. Strike is uniform and nicely executed. A middle die state strike with die crack developing from (Q)UAR into the olive leaves. Reverse is entirely blemish free while obverse fields have a few scattered ancient ticks of no consequence. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Seated 25C 1862S 1862-S
MS62 PCGS OGH
9516515
Briggs 2-A
Original $3850 New January 29! Original, Sunset Point Collection. Housed in PCGS Old green holder. Part of a complete set of Liberty Seated quarters offered by the Sunset Point Collection.
Seated 25C 1863 1863
F15
PCGS
20175807

Choice $310 Better Civil War Date, Choice Original, Uniform Light Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Watch Hill Collection. Ex. Mountain View Collection. Popular Civil War date and difficult to locate in the lower circulated grade range. Light to medium gray patina covers both sides with darker shades that the peripheries. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval. From the Watch Hill Collection.
Seated 25C 1863 1863
MS64 PCGS
50072538
Briggs 1-A
Choice $2100 New January 29! Civil War Date, Rich Copper Gold Patina, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Completely Struck, Near Gem Original Surfaces, Accurately Graded, Sunset Point Collection. 1863 brought a precipitous decline in the mintage of Liberty Seated quarters as the Civil War ran on and took its toll on Union commerce. In Mint State, this date is not particularly rare and only scarce. The collector's challenge is locating a near gem or full gem original specimen. This lovely PCGS MS64 graded example deserves consideration. A thick layer of copper-gold patina covers both sides and validates the strict originality. Under the toning is considerable mint frost that produces active luster under a light source. A careful 10x loupe inspection revealed no abrasions whatsoever. Strike is complete with high relief stars and deeply impressed devices. Overall, an accurately graded Civil War survivor that is perfectly original with lots of luster and no marks. The asking price is also fair and consistent with overall quality. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert that dates back to the late 1990s. Part of a complete set of Liberty Seated quarters offered by the Sunset Point Collection.
Seated 25C 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 1864 1864
MS64 PCGS
60055808
Briggs 1-A
Choice $2950 New February 20! Civil War Strike, Near Gem Original, Brilliant Cartwheel Luster, Hammered Strike, Accurately Graded, Sunset Point Collection. 1864 Seated quarter production slowed as the Civil War ran on. Mintage for the year amounted to 93,600 pieces. When compared to 1863 mintage and pricing structure, the 1864 date presents a compelling value. The Sunset Point Collection example is brilliant white with frosty cartwheel luster. Actually, the luster is more than brilliant and closer to intense under a light source. Strike is hammered with large bold stars and deeply impressed devices. Both obverse and reverse dies are clashed. Abrasions are to a minimum and consistent with the assigned grade level. Overall, a high grade mint state example with intense luster and few marks. Accurately graded and housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert that dates back to the late 1990s.
Seated 25C 1864S 1864-S
AU58 NGC
1820394001
Briggs 1-B
Original $12500 New February 20! Lowest Mintage San Francisco Date, Frosty Luster, Original Surfaces, Near Complete Strike, Accurately Graded, Sunset Point Collection. 1864 brought a tiny mintage of 20,000 at the San Francisco mint resulting in a Civil War era rarity. The 1864-S date has the smallest mintage of any Seated Liberty quarter struck at the western mint. This date is a rarity in mint state with few known therefore this AU58 graded example should garner substantial attention. The Sunset Point Collection example is strictly original with sparkling frosty luster and decent cartwheels under a light source. Surfaces are covered with a light gold skin on both sides. Strike is essentially complete with full reverse devices and only the right obverse stars exhibiting some weakness. That strike weakness is consistent with the finest known Eliasberg NGC MS68 example. The fields are remarkably free of any marks or abrasions. PCGS population is one in AU55 and two at the AU58 level as a reference. An accurately graded Liberty Seated quarter rarity that should garner substantial attention in the GFRC display cases. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert.
Seated 25C 1864S 1864-S
EF40 PCGS
34174546

Original $5250 New January 28! Key Seated Quarter San Francisco Date, Original Surfaces, Light Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Saw Mill Run Collection. 1864 San Francisco strikes are recognized as one of the Liberty Seated quarter key dates. Few examples ever reach market above the VF level. PCGS has graded a total of eleven pieces in combined EF40 and EF45 grades. In AU, this date is already very rare with three pieces certified. GFRC is most excited to be offering an EF40 graded example from the Saw Mill Collection. This is an original example with classic gray patina that collectors strive to locate. Centers are toned a lighter gray with the peripheries having darker coloring. Strike is well executed for Type II/II hub design, especially within the lower reverse with full claws and arrow feathers. At first quick inspection, my thought was CAC approval since the coloring and eye appeal are consistent with approved Seated quarters at the EF40 grade level. Careful inspection with a 10x loupe revealed a darker toning streak from Liberty's left facing shoulder and across the neck. This areas has the characteristics of being in contact with a rubber band or other foreign materal that has impacted the surface. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. One must remember that rare Liberty Seated quarter key dates are what they are.... There are so few graded that waiting for a CAC approved EF example could take a decade. This offering is so close to regular CAC approved eye appeal and warrants special attention.
Seated 25C 1865 1865
MS64 NGC
3464199002
Briggs 1-A
Choice $3850 New January 29! Near Gem Original, Sunset Point Collection. An underrated, low-mintage (58,800 coins) date, especially in grades finer than MS63. This Choice Uncirculated representative exhibits only a few minuscule surface grazes, with boldly struck devices. Just a blush of light golden toning warms the softly frosted luster of this attractive near-Gem.Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. Part of a complete set of Liberty Seated quarters offered by the Sunset Point Collection.
Seated 25C 1866 1866
MS63 NGC
1285117006
Briggs 1-A
Choice HOLD
$2875
New January 29! Brilliant Reflective Luster, Vibrant Cartwheels, Peripheral Gold Toning, Well Struck, Choice Original Surfaces, Accurately Graded, Sunset Point Collection. Late Civil War strike with mintage of only 16,800. Eye appeal is exceptional due to mirrored fields and brilliant cartwheel luster. Faint gold toning covers most of the obverse with darker shades at the periphery. Reverse has light gold at the rims. Strike is well executed with bold stars and obverse devices. Some faint wispy hairlines are seen in the right obverse field during bright light inspection and account for the assumed MS63 grade. 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 1866S 1866-S
VF30 raw
Briggs 1-A
Market Acceptable $1850 New January 29! Faint Obverse Clean, Retoning.
Seated 25C 1866S 1866-S
F12 PCGS
32149727

Original $1200 Important San Francisco Date, Crusty Original, Gray-Brown Patina, Accurately Graded, Woodbridge Collection . The 1866-S quarter is definitely an important duplicate offering from the Woodbridge Collection. Purchase from GFRC and the Mt. View Collection during early 2017 and now back on the market. Mintage for the 1866-S date is a tiny 28,000 pieces with a slightly higher survival rate than late 1850s strikes. This original example is covered with crusty gray-brown patina on both sides. There are a few toned over lines on the reverse that are not distracting. Eye appeal is quite pleasing if a fan of old time original gray toning. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder and seeking another home in a circulated grade Seated quarter set.
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
MS62 PCGS
06866831
Briggs 1-A
Choice $4250 New January 29! Choice Original, Sunset Point Collection. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. Part of a complete set of Liberty Seated quarters offered by the Sunset Point Collection.
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 1868 1868
MS62
PCGS
16631330
Briggs 1-A
Choice HOLD
$2200
New January 29! Rare Philadelphia Date, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Gun Metal Gray-Blue Obverse Patina, Choice Original Surfaces, Completely Struck, Accurately Graded, Sunset Point Collection. A challenging Philadelphia date with mintage of only 29,400. CAC has approved two examples at the MS62 grade level with five finer. The Sunset Point Collection specimen is strictly original with choice surfaces that warranted CAC approval. Both sides are completely struck with bold high relief stars. Frosty cartwheel luster is immediately evident during bright light inspection and is most pleasing. Obverse toning is a semi-transparent gun metal gray-blue while reverse is faint mottled gray. Fairly graded and housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert with CAC approval.
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
PR64
PCGS
32735524
Briggs 2-B
Choice $1150 New March 19! A Near Gem, Bright Reflective Mirrors, Peripheral Rose Gold, Hammered Strike, Clean Fields, Fairly Graded, New Hampshire Collection. The New Hampshire Collection consignor decides to redirect his box of 20 collecting goals and brings this lovely proof quarter to market. 1869 proof strikes were limited to 600 pieces and are listed as Briggs 2-B in Larry's Encyclopedia. This example has been well preserved with near gem original surfaces. The mirrors are bright and reflective with peripheral rose gold decorating the untoned centers. Strike is absolutely hammered with high relief devices. The right obverse field has a few faint hairlines that limits the grade on a technical basis but with excellent eye appeal. CAC believed so and rewarded with a green bean. Housed in 2015 PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Seated 25C 1869 1869
MS63 PCGS
22104204

Choice $4685 Very Scarce Philadelphia Date, Choice Original, Relfective Cartwheel Luster, Lightly Mirrored Fields, Hammered Strike. Tiny mintage of only 16,000 places this 1869 strike near the top of the list for rare Philadelphia mint issues in the Liberty Seated quarter series. PCGS has graded six (6) at the MS63 grade level with only six (6) finer. This example is at the ideal "value" point in terms of perservation states versus cost. Light rose-gold toning enhances the reflective fields and frosty devices. A few minor marks do not distract. It would be difficult to locate an example nicer than this sharply struck specimen at the asking price. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. Consigned by an individual that wishes to stay silent but carries a big bag of great Liberty Seated quarters. Last sold at auction during 2010 and finally back to the market via GFRC.
Seated 25C 1869 1869
MS63 PCGS
16653356
Briggs 1-A
Choice $4350 New January 29! Choice Original, Sunset Point Collection. The 1869 Seated Liberty quarter boasts a tiny mintage of 16,000 pieces, and examples are very scarce to rare in all grades. The present coin exhibits fine detail on all design elements and the surfaces are semiprooflike, especially on the reverse. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. Part of a complete set of Liberty Seated quarters offered by the Sunset Point Collection.
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 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
MS62 PCGS
24215311
Briggs 1-A
Original $2000 New February 20! Scarce Mint State Grade, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Creamy Tan-Gold Patina, Original Surfaces, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Sunset Point Collection. Like many Philadelphia Seated quarter dates from the Civil War and Reconstruction period, 1870 brought a limited of mintage of 86,400 pieces. In mint state, most 1870 survivors will be found at the MS61 or MS62 grade level. This attractive specimen is sharply struck. Frosty luster is consistent with the assigned grade level. A faint tan-gold patina covers both sides with additional darker speckles on the obverse. Worthy of consideration as few are available at this grade level. Housed in 2012 transitional PCGS blue label holder and edge view insert. Part of a complete set of Liberty Seated quarters offered by the Sunset Point Collection.
Seated 25c 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
VF20 PCGS
22104043
Briggs 1-A
Original HOLD
$20000
New January 29! Original, Sunset Point Collection. Generally considered the rarest date in the Seated quarter series, the 1870-CC has an impressively low mintage of only 8,340 pieces. Counterfeits are known of this issue, the pressure is so great and the economic imperative so compelling. Close examination of this piece reveals that it was most likely struck from standard coin silver and not pure Comstock Lode silver, which means the surfaces are non-porous, as one would expect from coins struck from unannealed silver. Also, there are no mentionable planchet flaws on either side as often seen. There are, however, numerous small to medium sized abrasions from contact with other coins in the channels of commerce. Perhaps the most noticeable of these are a pair of reeding marks in the left obverse field by star 5. Light brilliantish-lilac color overall, there is a bit of pale golden around the margins. Evenly worn over the highpoints. This is a highly collectible example of this important, initial-year Carson City issue Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. Part of a complete set of Liberty Seated quarters offered by the Sunset Point Collection.
Seated 25C 1871 1871
MS62 NGC
1795229001
Briggs 3-C
Original $1250 New February 20! Better Philadelphia Date, Brilliant Cartwheel Luster, Near Choice Original, Hammered Strike, Accurately Graded, Sunset Point Collection. A better Philadelphia date with limited mintage of 118,200 pieces. Brilliant cartwheel luster is immediately evident during bright light viewing. Strike is hammered, and coupled with the lustrous surfaces, provides for excellent eye appeal. Wispy hairlines in the obverse fields account for the assigned grade. In hand and bright light viewing suggests a higher grade. 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 1871 1871
VF25 PCGS
31944679

Original $225 New February 18! Underrated Philadelphia Date, Original Surfaces, Light Gun Metal Gray Patina, Accurately Graded. Mintage of only 118,200 with low survival rate. Yes, astute Liberty Seated quarter collectors recognize how underrated the 1871 date is at current pricing levels. PCGS has graded 21 example in all four Very Fine grades. This VF25 certified offering is well preserved with near choice original surfaces. Light steely gun metal gray patina covers both sides with some blue hues under a light source. Strike is well executed for the Type II/II design hub and surfaces are blemish free. Accurately graded and housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. Previoulsy sold into a collection during December 2015 and recently purchased for a second GFRC inventory appearance.
Seated 25C 1871CC 1871-CC
FR2
PCGS
26491124

Choice $3750 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 1871S 1871-S
F15
PCGS
36274819
Briggs 1-A
Choice $3250 New March 6! Key San Francisco Date, Choice Original Surfaces, Gun Metal Gray Patina, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded, Golden Harvest Collection. A key San Francisco date in the Liberty Seated quarter series. Mintage is a tiny 30,900 for regular circulation strike with few survivors in all grade levels. Locating this date in choice original condition is extremely challenging. CAC approval population is only twelve pieces with this lovely example being the latest to receive green bean approval. Choice surfaces are covered with even gun metal gray patina. Regardless of considerable circulation, this piece is completely abrasions free and so pleasing. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with fresh CAC approval. An important offering from the Golden Harvest Collection that should not last long on the GFRC price list.
Seated 25C 1871S 1871-S
MS62 PCGS
28457718
Briggs 1-A
Choice HOLD
$8750
New January 29! Choice Original, Sunset Point Collection. The 1871-S quarter is quite rare in mint condition. Indeed, PCGS and NGC have graded fewer than 30 Uncirculated pieces. The lustrous silver-gray surfaces display occasional whispers of light brown which are slightly more evident on the reverse. The design elements are well-impressed. A very faint vertical linear mark is visible to the left of star 1. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. Part of a complete set of Liberty Seated quarters offered by the Sunset Point Collection.
Seated 25C 1871S 1871-S
EF40 PCGS
60214687
Briggs 1-A
Original $4250 New February 20! Key San Francisco Date, Near Choice Original Surfaces, Steely Gray Patina, Residual Luster, Typical Strike, Golden Harvest Collection. Ex. Eugene Gardner Collection. One of the key San Francisco dates in the Liberty Seated quarter series with a tiny mintage of 30,900. Most surviving examples, when found, will be in lower circulated graded. This EF40 graded example offers the Eugene Gardner pedigree. PCGS has only graded four examples at EF40 and another four at EF45 as a testament to the rarity of this date. Surfaces are strictly original with light gray base patina on both sides. The left reverse has an additional crusty film that further validates the no question originality. Accurately graded with bold devices and some residual luster during bright light inspection. There are no abrasions to discuss other than tiny chatter in the lower shield. A well preserved specimen that is housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert that dates back to the late 1990s. An important duplicate offering from the Golden Harvest Collection.
Seated 25C 1871S 1871-S
VF20 PCGS
6692578
Briggs 1-A
Original $2750 New February 25! Key San Francisco Date, Original Gray Patina, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded, Only Two Graded VF20. Mintage of only 30,900 and very scarce due to low survival rates. GFRC is pleased to be offering one of the two examples graded at VF20 level by PCGS. Due to heavy circulation in the frontier western United States, few survivors are known. This example is completely original with uniform gun metal gray patina on both sides. Some crusty toning is seen around the stars, date and on the reverse devices. Fields and devices are entirely blemish free. If the 1871-S date remains as a hole in your Liberty Seated quarter date and mintmark set, then now may just be the time to acquire a strictly original specimen with strong device details. Accurately graded and fairly priced. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert.
Seated 25C 1872 1872
MS64 NGC
447095004
Briggs 2-B
Choice $3750 New January 29! 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 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
With Arrows
AU55
PCGS
13064343

Choice $650 New February 12! With Arrows, Reflective Cartwheel Luster, Choice Original Surfaces, Pewter-Aquamarine Patina, Completely Struck, Conservative Grading, Titan Collection. Wow! What a great looking 1873 With Arrow quarter for type or a date and mintmark set. Before writing more, let's make a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. A light pewter-aquamarine patina covers the obverse while the toning on the reverse is thicker and approaches the GFRC crusty designation. The obverse has bold reflective cartwheel luster under a light source consistent with a mint state piece. Reverse luster is subdued due to the thick toning. Strike is complete with high relief obverse devices and stars. As far as abrasions, all I could find was one tiny line in the right obverse field at a special bright light viewing angle. No other dealer in the industry would make mention of this line but at GFRC we are committed to accuracy. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert and CAC approval. Another great offering from the Titan Collection.
Seated 25C 1873 1873
No Arrows Closed 3
G04
PCGS
31470665

Choice $650 Closed 3, So Rare, Choice Original, Much Honest Wear, Circulated Cameo Eye Appeal, Accurately Graded, Mt. View Liberty Seated Quarter Collection. 1873 Closed 3 Liberty Seated quarters simply get no respect. Mintage is only 40,000 pieces with few having survived based on PCGS population reports. Securing a problem free attractive example will be very difficult if using CAC population report as a proxy for those surviving choice. CAC has approved only ten (10) examples with this Good 4 being the lowest graded piece to be approved. Most CAC approvals are clustered in the VF through EF grades and sell at a substantially higher value than the Mt View Collection example. The Mt View offering features much honest wear but without issues. Fields are toned a gray-brown and produce attractive circulated cameo eye appeal on both sides. Obverse rim is worn through at stars 9 through 11 with additional reverse rim wear at STA(TES OF) and at the denomination. Otherwise a blemish free piece. Accurately graded and housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1873 1873
With Arrows
MS63 NGC
1716019071

Original $1250 New January 29! Near Choice Original, Sunset Point Collection. 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 1873 1873
No Arrows Open 3
AU55 PCGS
35038782
Briggs 1-A
Choice $575 Pleasing Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Choice Original Surfaces, Light Lavendar-Rose Patina, Completely Strike, Excellent Bright Light Performance . If a superior 1873 No Arrows Open 3 quarter has been on your shopping list, then this above average example might be for you! A single bright light inspection definitely made me a believer. First is the frosty cartwheel luster that is active and vibrant. Second is the soft lavendar-rose patina that floats on the obverse and reverse surfaces. Strike is complete on both sides with no points of weakness. Choice surfaces are also blemish free. The resulting eye appeal is very pleasing. Wear is limited to faint rub on the left facing breast and lower knee. Accurately grade and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Please give this lovely quarter special consideration.
Seated 25C 1873 1873
No Arrows, Closed 3
AU55 PCGS
25283267
Briggs 2-B
Original $6000 New January 29! Original, Sunset Point Collection. After the early strikings of 1873 coinage made the 3 in the date look like another 8, another Open 3 logotype was produced and implemented. (This problem recurred 50 years later with the Peace dollar, but no such change was made, much to the regret of collectors with weak eyesight.) The coin on offer is a Closed 3 1873 quarter with just a touch of wear on silver-blue surfaces that retain largely intact luster. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. Part of a complete set of Liberty Seated quarters offered by the Sunset Point Collection.
Seated 25C 1873 1873
No Arrows Open 3
AU53 PCGS
15663981

Choice $500 New March 7! Open 3, Choice Original Surfaces, Frosty Luster, Golden Peripheries, Fully Struck, Conservatively Graded. A conservatively graded choice original example of the popular 1873 No Arrows Open 3 date. Mintage is a limited 172,000 with survivors at the upper grade levels being finite. Actually this date remains underrated and under appreciated. For example, the PCGS population indicates only fourteen pieces graded in all AU grades with two at AU53. This is one of the two graded. A lovely example with brilliant frosty luster that is nicely framed by peripheral gold toning. Strike is complete with bold stars and devices including those pesky eagle claws and arrow feathers. This example has considerable overall eye appeal. I was very surprised it was not approved during recent CAC submission. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Seated 25c 1873 1873
No Arrows Closed 3
VF20 ICG
2704250401
Briggs 2-B
Market Acceptable $900 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
With Arrows
G04 PCGS
27287375
Briggs 1-A
Original $4950 Rare Carson City Date, Original Surfaces, Light Gray Patina, Ebony Highlights, Accurately Graded, Sunset Point Collection. An important offering of an 1873 Carson City struck Seated quarter with nothing but honest wear. Mintage is a low 12,462 with survivors in any grades being R5+ and quickly higher in rarity if choice. One must understand striking characteristic to properly grade heavily circulated examples. Reverse rims are always weak under the denomination with wear moving into the lettering below fine grades. Most survivors will have issues including porosity. A careful 10x loupe inspection of the surfaces on this example revealed no porosity or damage. Surfaces are well worn and toned a light gray with mottled ebony toning highlights on both sides. Obverse rim is bold and elevated with weak denticles. Reverse rim has survived well during circulation with no wear into QUAR DOL, through close. The Good 4 assigned grade appears to be conservative as Good 6 is more warranted. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with edge view insert. An important duplicate offering from the Sunset Point Collection that will please the new owner. Fairly priced.
Seated 25C 1873S 1873-S
With Arrows
F15
PCGS
83668739

Choice $225 Choice Original, Uniform Gun Metal Gray Patina, Well Struck, Blemish Free, Accurately Graded, Mt. View Liberty Seated Quarter Collection. 1873 San Francisco strikes have a mintage of 156,000 and are much scarcer than its 1874-S following year counterpart. This Fine 15, from the Mt. View Collection has strictly original gray patina and choice surfaces. Strike strike is unifiorm with full denticles and well formed stars. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder and worthy of special consideration by those building a mid circulated grade date and mintmark set.
Seated 25C 1873S 1873-S
AU Details raw
Briggs 2-B
Cleaned $395 High Grade AU, Strictly Original Reverse, Cleaned Obverse, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Sunset Point Collection. At first glance, this 1873 San Francisco struck Seated quarter appears to be a high grade surviving example. My assigned grade would be AU55. However, the obverse has been lightly cleaned resulting in bright frosty luster than is inconsistent with the natural cartwheel luster on the reverse. The reverse is no question original with a faint rose-gold patina and entirely blemish free. Mint frost surrounds the obverse stars regardless of its current preservation state. A duplicate from the Sunset Point Collection that would be an ideal value purchase by someone assembling a Dansco or Whitman bookshelf collection.
Seated 25C 1873S 1873-S
AU55 PCGS
35989999
Briggs 2-B
Original $850 New February 2! Better With Arrows San Francisco Date, Near Choice Original, Rich Rose-Blue Patina, Satiny Luster, Completely Struck, Watch Hill Collection. 1873 brings the better of the two With Arrows San Francisco dates. This well preserved example is an important acquistion opportunity for serious collectors of the Seated quarter denomination. Both sides are covered with rich rose patina on both sides along with a blue band on the lower obverse. Pleasing satiny luster is immediately released during bright light inspection. Strike is typically well executed for this date with this specimen being fully impressed. Mintage is only 156,000. PCGS population is only fifteen in all AU grades (AU50 to AU58) with only two graded at the AU55 level. This is a chance to acquire one of the two AU55s certified. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. From the Watch Hill Collection of fine numismatic properties.
Seated 25C 1873S 1873-S
VF35 raw

Original New Price
$225
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
MS64 NGC
289147007

Choice $1600 New January 29! 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 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
With Arrows
F15 PCGS
32937478

Original $2100 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 1875 1875
AU58 PCGS
83230834

Original New Price
$225
Near Choice Original, Antique Silver Gray Patina, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Fully Struck, Twins Lakes Collection. A lovely 1875 with classic frosty silver gray surfaces and active cartwheel luster. A near choice original with a complete strike and always a plus when evaluating Type II/II design Seated quarters. The obverse right field has a few wisply hairlines under 10x loupe that holds this piece back from full Choice quality rating. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Yet another quality offering from the Twins Lakes Collection
Seated 25C 1875 1875
AU50 PCGS
84309057

Original $150 Original Surfaces, Light Crusty Olive-Gray Patina, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Well Struck, Accurately Graded. A perfect type coin for fans of strict originality. Both sides of this 1875 Philadelphia strike are covered with a light crusty olive gray skin that mutes some of the luster. Under a light source,sufficient frosty cartwheel luster remains regardless of the thick patina. Strike is complete, especially on the obverse with high relief stars. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Seated 25C 1875 1875
F12 PCGS
83631829

Choice $45 Choice Original, Mt. View Liberty Seated Quarter Collection. First Right of Refusal Event - Sunday September 30 9:00 PM ET - Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Seated 25C 1875 1875
VG08 PCGS
31642445

Original $40 Original, Mt. View Liberty Seated Quarter Collection. First Right of Refusal Event - Sunday September 30 9:00 PM ET - Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder.
Seated 25C 1875CC 1875-CC
EF45 NGC
4207068002

Original New Price
$1390
Scarce Date, Original Light Gray, Residual Luster, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded, Murphy's Collection. Price Reduction Effective October 17, 2018. 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 1876 1876
MS62
PCGS OGH
3303305

Choice $515 New January 29! Choice Original, Sunset Point Collection. Housed in PCGS old green holder with CAC approval. Part of a complete set of Liberty Seated quarters offered by the Sunset Point Collection.
Seated 25C 1876 1876
PR63 PCGS
21651380

Choice $700 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
G06
PCGS
83631830

Gem $90 Gem Original, Circulated Cameo Eye Appeal, Deep Gray Fields. Conservative Grading, Watch Hill Collection. Ex. Mountain View Collection. Well worn with gem surfaces and circulated cameo eye appeal. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. From the Watch Hill 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 1876S 1876-S
MS64 PCGS
21525750

Choice $850 New January 29! Choice Original, Sunset Point Collection. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert that dates back to the late 1990s. Part of a complete set of Liberty Seated quarters offered by the Sunset Point Collection.
Seated 25C 1876S 1876-S
EF40 raw

Original HOLD
$60
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
MS64 NGC
1716019086

Original $750 New January 29! Near Choice Original, Sunset Point Collection. 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 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
AU58 PCGS
26149675

Choice New Price
$440
Popular Carson City Date, Choice Original Surfaces, Light Gray Toning, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Hammered Strike, A Touch of Rub, Twins Lakes Collection. A wonderful 1877 Carson City strike in every way possible and deserving of a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. Strike is hammered with bold high relief stars along with all other device details being fully formed. Surfaces are entirely blemish free and pleasing. A natural light gray skin covers frosty surfaces. Cartwheel luster is immediately evident when viewed under a light source. Just a touch of run and accurately graded. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A special offering from the Twins Lakes Collection that will please the selective collector.
Seated 25C 1877CC 1877-CC
VG10 PCGS
26594266
Briggs 2-B
Original $100 Repunched Date, Original, Mt. View Liberty Seated Quarter Collection. First Right of Refusal Event - Sunday September 30 9:00 PM ET - Housed in 2013 transitional PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert.
Seated 25C 1877S 1877-S
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 New January 29! Choice Original, Sunset Point Collection. 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 1877S 1877-S
S/Horizontal S
MS63 PCGS
50181307
Briggs 4-D
Choice $1925 New January 29! Choice Original, Sunset Point Collection. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. Part of a complete set of Liberty Seated quarters offered by the Sunset Point Collection.
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 1877S 1877-S
VG10 PCGS
33285888

Original $35 Original, Mt. View Liberty Seated Quarter Collection. First Right of Refusal Event - Sunday September 30 9:00 PM ET - Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Seated 25C 1878CC 1878-CC
MS63 PCGS
21887432
Briggs 2-B
Choice $1650 New January 29! Choice Original, Sunset Point Collection. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. Part of a complete set of Liberty Seated quarters offered by the Sunset Point Collection.
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 1879 1879
EF45
PCGS
82972437

Choice $600 New February 12! Low Mintage Date, Crusty Gray-Gold Patina, Choice Original Surfaces, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded, Titan Collection. Mintage for 1879 Philadelphia strike amounted to only 13,600 piece. Mint state examples have a huge survival rate (161 PCGS graded MS63 through MS66) as compared to subsequent years. Choice circulated examples are challenging to locate as only a small fraction if the mintage entered circulation. This EF45 survival is absolutely choice with uniform gray-gold patina on both sides. Reverse has darker toning streaks. Strike is typical for the date. A careful 10x loupe inspection revealed not a single blemish to mention. Fairly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. Another quality offering from the Titan Collection that will please the selective collector.
Seated 25C 1879 1879
MS62 PCGS OGH
1338442
Briggs 1-A
Choice $865 New February 19! Low Mintage Date, Brilliant Cartwheel Luster, Frosty Devices, Choice Original Surfaces, Complete Strike, Golden Harvest Collection. Brilliant cartwheel luster of a higher grade is immediately evident when first viewing this 1879 Seated quarter. Mintage is a low 13,600 pieces. Devices are covered with thick min frost on both sides. Strike is complete and essentially hammered. Faint chatter on the obverse fields is grade limiting on a technical basis. However, the overall eye appeal is well beyond the assigned MS62 grade level. Housed in PCGS old green holder and a candidate for CAC submission. Another great offering from the Golden Harvest Collection to consider.
Seated 25C 1881 1881
MS62
NGC
350125005
Briggs 1-A
Choice $950 New January 29! Choice Original, Sunset Point Collection. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert that dates back to the late 1990s. CAC approval. Part of a complete set of Liberty Seated quarters offered by the Sunset Point Collection.
Seated 25C 1882 1882
F12
PCGS
27670324

Choice $625 Low Mintage Philadelphia Date, Choice Original, Attractive Peripheral Gray Patina, Pristine Surfaces, Accurately Graded, Mt. View Liberty Seated Quarter Collection. Let's start the description for this most attractive 1882 Philadelphia strike with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. The eye appeal is fabulous for a quarter at the Fine 12 grade level. Surfaces are 100% naturally toned with dark gray ring at the stars and date. A careful 10x loupe inspection revealed absolutely no blemishes. Overall, this is a top quality example for someone building a mid circulated grade date and mintmark set. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. Another low mintage Philly date from the Mt. View Collection.
Seated 25C 1883 1883
MS64
PCGS
05866011
Briggs 2-A
Choice $1600 New January 29! Near Gem Original, Sunset Point Collection. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval. Part of a complete set of Liberty Seated quarters offered by the Sunset Point Collection.
Seated 25C 1883 1883
VF30 PCGS
34990035

Original $515 New February 12! Low Mintage Date, Thick Crusty Deep Gray Patina, Near Choice Original Surfaces, Typical Strike, Conservative Grading, Titan Collection. Mintage for the 1883 Philadelphia date is 14,400 with a more well balanced ratio between surviving examples in mint state and circulated pieces. By 1883, collectors probably stopped hoarding these low mintage dates and let the year's mintage circulated freely. This survivor is no question original with thick crusty deep gray patina. Strike is typical with stars lacking connected centrils. Surfaces are choice but the thick heavy patina reduces the eye appeal. Grading is conservative based on wear and I don't see any abrasions worthy of mention. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Another quality Seated quarter offering from the Titan 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
MS63 PCGS
22104005
Briggs 1-A
Choice $1150 New January 29! Choice Original, Sunset Point Collection. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. Part of a complete set of Liberty Seated quarters offered by the Sunset Point Collection.
Seated 25C 1886 1886
MS62 PCGS OGH
4775078
Briggs 1-A
Original $1750 New January 29! Original, Sunset Point Collection. Housed in PCGS old green holder. Part of a complete set of Liberty Seated quarters offered by the Sunset Point Collection.
Seated 25C 1887 1887
MS63
PCGS
5530800
Briggs 1-A
Choice $1250 New January 29! Near Gem Original, Sunset Point Collection. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert that dates back to the late 1990s. CAC approval. Part of a complete set of Liberty Seated quarters offered by the Sunset Point Collection.
Seated 25C 1887 1887
VF35
PCGS
84309643

Choice $750 New February 12! Low Mintage Date, Classic Crusty Gray Patina, Choice Original Surfaces, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Titan Collection. If a fan of strictly original natural gray toning on your Liberty Seated quarters, then you really need to consider this 1887 offering. Mintage for the 1887 date is only 10,000 with more examples certified MS64 through MS66 than all those in circulated grades. This example offers surfaces are covered with thick crusty gray patina. Under a light source, golden hues appear. Strike is typical with stars lacking connected centrils. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC. A quality offering from the Titan Collection.
Seated 25C 1888 1888
MS64
PCGS
60033304
Briggs 1-A
Gem $1450 New January 29! Gem Original, Sunset Point Collection. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert that dates back to the late 1990s. CAC approval. Part of a complete set of Liberty Seated quarters offered by the Sunset Point Collection.
Seated 25C 1888 1888
F12
PCGS
32875826

Choice $625 Rare Low Mintage Philadelphia Date, Choice Original, Thick Crusty Gray Patina, Blemish Free, Accurately Graded, Mt. View Liberty Seated Quarter Collection. A rare and underrated date with low mintage of 10,000. Briggs considers the 1888 Philadelphia date as an R5 rarity in all grades. The Mt. View Collection specimen is one of those crusty original survivors with thick gray-brpwn patina on both sides. Regardless of the long time in circulation, this piece failed to pick up any defects. A no question choice original example that is ideal for a mid grade Liberty Seated quarter set. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1888 1888
PR65CAM PCGS
34101634

Gem $2250 Gem Cameo, Watery Mirrored Fields, Bold Reflective Cartwheel Luster, Aquamarine-Blue Patina, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection. Eye appeal is on steroids with respect ot this 1888 proof Seated quarter from the Osprey Collection. Proof fields have strong watery texture under bright light and emit crisp reflective luster. A transparent layer of aquamarine-blue covers the obverse while the reverse offers some additional rose hues under a bright light. Strike is hammered as one would expect from a proof strike. Devices are in high relief and illustrate the nuances of every subtle dvice detail. There are a few wispy ancient hairlines in the right field that hold this piece back to PR65 as the eye appeal is consistent with a higher grade. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Another fine numismatic offering from the Opsrey Collection's PCGS blue box of 20 that is being divested. Please note the two hairlines in the left obverse field (on GFRC image) are on the holder and not the coin.
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
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
VF35 PCGS
29100380

Original $95 Original Surfaces, Light Gray-Olive Patina, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded. 1888 San Francisco strikes are relatively available in all circulated grades. This Very Fine 35 graded example is quite wholesome with natural surfaces and patina. Verdigris surrounding the stars and date punch provides validation of the original surfaces. Strike is typical for a later date With Motto quarter. Regardless of being in circulation, this example has no blemishes whatsoever. Housed in 2014 generation PCGs holder and fairly priced.
Seated 25C 1889 1889
F15
PCGS
16884271

Choice $600 Rare Low Mintage Philadelphia Date, Choice Original, Light Gray Circulated Cameo Eye Appeal, Blemish Free, Accurately Graded, Mt. View Liberty Seated Quarter Collection. Tiny mintage of 12,000 and rare in circulated grades. This lovely survivor exhibits choice original surfaces without any blemishes. Decent eye appeal at the assigned Fine 12 grade due to moderate circulated cameo contrast between darker fields and lighter main devices. CAC approval confirms what the eyes see in terms of originality. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. Another quality offering from the Mt. View Collection of Liberty Seated quarters.
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 1889 1889
MS62 NGC
3310357002

Choice New Price
$850
Choice Original, Brilliant Cameo Cartwheel Luster, Faint Gold Patina, Hammered Strike, Fairly Graded, Twins Lakes Collection. Mintage of 12,000 and challenging late Philadelphia date. If brilliant cameo cartwheel luster is your cup of tea, then this lovely 1889 specimen is for you. Main device are heavily frosted and nicely contrast with reflective fields on both sides. Strike is hammered with no points of weakness. The right obverse field has faint micro hairlines with are amplified by the mirrored surface and probably resulted in the assigned grade. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. Recent sold at the Heritage Winter FUN auction for $1020 all in. The asking price is well below that level. Another great offering from the Twin Lakes collection.
Seated 25C 1890 1890
EF45
PCGS
33791341

Gem $600 New February 17! Gem Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Aquamarine and Rose Toning, Well Struck, Substantial Eye Appeal, Under Graded, Kansas Collection. 1890 Philadelphia strikes are popular and always in demand. They just don't last long on GFRC price list if fairly priced. We wrap up the Kansas Collection offerings with a gem original 1890 specimen that is under graded at the assigned EF45 level. This Seated quarter offers vibrant cartwheel luster under a light source that one does not expect from an EF45 coin. Luster has a frosty texture. Obverse is toned uniform aquamarine while the reverse has the classic rose center that is surrounded by peripheral aquamarine-blue. Strike is well executed but no complete. Housed in PCGS green label 30th Anniversary holder with CAC approval. Another eye appeal offering from the Kansas Collection.
Seated 25C 1890 1890
MS63 NGC
583013005

Choice HOLD
$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 1890 1890
MS62 PCGS
22104215
Briggs 2-B
Choice $750 New January 29! Choice Original, Sunset Point Collection. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. Part of a complete set of Liberty Seated quarters offered by the Sunset Point Collection.
Seated 25C 1891 1891
MS64 PCGS
36518331

Choice $800 New January 29! Near Gem Original, Sunset Point Collection. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Part of a complete set of Liberty Seated quarters offered by the Sunset Point Collection.
Seated 25C 1891 1891
MS62 NGC
2715154003

Choice $385 New February 4! Serious Eye Appeal, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Choice Original Surfaces, Deep Aquamarine-Rose Toning, Hammered Strike, Accurately Graded, Upstate New York Collection. Lustrous aquamarine and rose toning and a complete strike are the highlights of this lovely 1891 Seated quarter. GFRC images provide decent insight into the attractive coloring during in hand viewing. Under a light source, the darker shades transition to golden-gray hues. The color transition is quite dramatic. Frosty cartwheel luster is also quite pleasing during inspection. Strike is complete. Housed in new large font NGC holder. An eye appealing offering from the Upstate New York 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 1891 1891
F15 PCGS
33480243
FS-301
Original $100 Misplaced 89 in Denticles, Top 25 Varieties, Original, Uniform Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Mt. View Liberty Seated Quarter Collection. A low cost example of the 1891 Misplaced Date die variety whereby the top loops of the 8 and 9 date digits are seen in the denticles directly below. A cool late date die variety is include in the Top 25 Varieties set. Surfaces are stritcly original and coveres with light to medium gray patina. Blemish wise, there is one obverse divot by star 13 that is ancient and toned over. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Yet another offering from the Mt. View Collection yhat is fairly priced.
Seated 25C 1891O 1891-O
F12
PCGS
29676815

Choice $985 Choice Original, Mt. View Liberty Seated Quarter Collection. An underrated date in the Liberty Seated quarter series that deserves more respect. 1891 New Orleans strikes were limited to 68,000 while the mint was primarily focused on striking Seated dime and Morgan dollars. Survival rates in choice condition are anemic. Along comes this choice original example from the Mt. View Collection to consider. Accurately graded as a Fine 12 with consistent gray-blue patina on both sides. During bright light inspection, the reverse shifts to even blue in the fields. The obverse retains more of a bullseye ring color gradient. There are no blemishes to discuss after a careful 10x loupe inspection. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1891O 1891-O
VG08
PCGS
33105059

Choice $725 New February 5! Underrated Date, Choice Original Gray, Honest Wear, Accurately Graded, West Texas Collection. Fresh CAC approval. 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 VG08 graded example is strictly original with choice surfaces and 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 with CAC approval. A better date from the West Texas Collection for your circulated Seated quarter date and mint mark set.
Seated 25C 1891O 1891-O
AU50 PCGS
11625187
Briggs 1-A
Original $3950 New January 29! Near Choice Original, Sunset Point Collection. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. Part of a complete set of Liberty Seated quarters offered by the Sunset Point Collection.
Seated 25C 1891S 1891-S
MS63 NGC
3652526001

Choice New Price
$550
New February 18! New GFRC Images, Choice Original Surfaces, Frosty Luster, Vibrant Cartwheels, Light Rose-Blue Patina, Fully Struck . A gorgeous last year of design 1891 San Francisco strike with light toning and brilliant frosty luster. Toning is a combination of mottled rose, gray and blues across the obverse and reverse. The new GFRC images accurately capture in hand appearance. When viewing under a bright light bright, the vibrant cartwheels accentuate the attractive coloring. Strike is 100% complete with high relief stars and main devices. Accurately graded and housed in newer NGC holder. Lots of eye appeal from this choice original offering.