Liberty Seated Quarters

1838 to 1855

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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 69 Coins for Sale. New coin(s) added on January 26, 2020

Photo Date Grade TPG Variety GFRC Rating Price Description Buy
Seated 25C 1838 1838
No Drapery
EF40
PCGS
80502843

$575 New January 24! No Drapery Type, Thick Crusty Gray Patina, Choice Original Surfaces, CAC Approval. Thick crusty gray surfaces and unabraded fields are the highlights of this perfectly original 1838 Seated quarter strike. Peripheral dark gray at the stars and legend nicely framed even gray centers. CAC approval was a no brainer as the grading is spot on while the piece screams originality. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. Perfect as an entry into circulated type coin set where CAC approval is required.
Seated 25c 1838 1838
No Drapery
VF30
PCGS
31852877

Choice $285 No Drapery Type, Choice Original, Medium Gun Metal Gray, Accurately Graded. Fresh CAC approval. A classic Seated quarter No Drapery type coin with choice original surface . Surfaces are covered with uniform gun metal gray patina along with some golden hues on the reverse. There are no blemishes whatsoever on this natural toned Philadelphia strike. Accurately graded and housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1838 1838
No Drapery
EF40 ANACS OWH
2447112
Briggs 1-A
Choice $525 Price Reduction 5/7/19 - Open Claws, Choice Original Surfaces, Blues plus Rose-Gold Patina, Typical No Drapery Strike, Accurately Graded, Kansas Collection. Superior eye appeal is at hand and a excellent reason to consider this 1838 No Drapery offering from the Kansas Collection. Like other Liberty Seated silver pieces in that collection, attractive blue, green and rose toning colors were the imperative. This offering features deep rose-gold centers and wide bands of peripheral blues on both sides. Surfaces are well preserved with few if any blemishes. Strike is typical for the No Drapery hub design with obverse weakness at the stars and head. Reverse strike is well executed. Under a light source, the deeper blue coloring shift to light sky blue due to residual luster. Accurately graded in its present ANACS old white holder. Another quality offering from the Kansas Collection.
Seated 25C 1838 1838
No Drapery
VF35 raw
Briggs 1-A
Market Acceptable $275 Open Claws, Old Album Toning, Accurately Graded, Faint Rim Filing. Attractive old album toning with ample device details remaining. Light rose within the obverse center is nicely framed by a dark teal ring surrounding the stars and date. The same teal ring is also evident on the reverse. Obverse rim may have been lightly filed but the reeding is undisturbed.
Seated 25C 1838 1838
No Drapery
F12 PCGS
28625180

Original $95 Original, Mt. View Liberty Seated Quarter Collection. First Right of Refusal Event - Sunday September 30 9:00 PM ET - Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with edge insert.
Seated 25C 1839 1839
No Drapery
MS62
PCGS
10260373
Briggs 2-B
Choice $3000 No Drapery, Closed Claws, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Rich Gold and Brown Patina, Typical Strike, Choice Original Surfaces, Accurately Graded, Sunset Point Collection. Much more eye appeal in hand than on the GFRC images. Rich gold and brown patina covers obverse while reverse is toned rose colored with peripheral aquamarine. Typical No Drapery design strike with weakness at the upper obverse. Accurately graded and 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 1839 1839
AU53
PCGS
83677523
Briggs 1-A
Choice $1200 New January 12! Choice Original, Crusty Brown-Gray Patina, Completely Struck , Accurately Graded, CAC Approved. One sees many 1838 dated No Drapery quarters on the market while the 1839 date is much more challenging to locate. Poor strikes on No Drapery designs are also a substantial issue as few example are struck up enough to appreciate the artistry of Chief Engraver Christian Gobrecht. GFRC is pleased to offer this natural 1839 example that is freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Surfaces are so crusty original with brown-gray patina and some ebony highlights mostly at right obverse rim. Strike is considered complete for the No Drapery design due to pervasive weakness. All stars have connected centrils and all reverse devices are deeply impressed. If one wishes to be exact, there is just a touch of weakness at the top of Liberty's head. Reverse horizontal bisecting die crack is bold and consistent with Briggs 1-A illustrations. Blemishes are limited to a few fully toned over random ticks that are of no consequence. Grading is accurate. A strong offering with CAC approval that deserves special attention by avid Seated quarter collectors. Taken in trade at the 2020 FUN show from a GFRC client. Now back in stock for a second sale.
Seated 25C 1839 1839
No Drapery
AU50 raw
Briggs 1-A
Market Acceptable $525 Cracked Reverse, Fully Struck, Uniform Gray Patina, Open Claws.. A sharply struck example in later die state with full bisecting reverse die crack and obverse die crack from Stars 1 and 2 down through left rock and into rim by 1 digit. Rims are particular sharp. Surfaces are covered with uniform ebony patina especially on the obverse and across most of the reverse. The lighter reverse region by UNITED on the image is not as pronounced on the actual coin. As for blemishes, the only issue to note is that the sharp rims attracted a few tiny marks. Fresh from old collection and off the market for years. Not a strictly original example but market acceptable and priced accordingly.
Seated 25C 1840 1840
Drapery
EF40
PCGS
84308824

Gem HOLD
$600
New January 24! Drapery, A Crusty Original Gem, JUST BUY IT NOW, CAC Approval. A crusty original 1840 Drapery Seated quarter strike that lasted minutes on the Daily Blog before being scooped up. A well above average offering at the assigned PCGS grade due to uniform thick gray patina along with embedded rose. Strike is nearly complete with just a touch of softness at the head. Surfaces are entirely unabraded. Truly a gem for those attempting to build consistently colored Seated quarter set with classic natural gray patina. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1840 1840
Drapery
MS62 PCGS
21514867
Briggs 1-A
Original $1950 Drapery Design, Near Choice Original, Reflective Cartwheel Luster, Light Mottled Gold Patina, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded, Sunset Point Collection. 1840 brought the No Drapery to Drapery design with all Philadelphia strikes being from with Drapery dies. Mintage of 188,127 and challenging in low grades. Reflective luster produces active cartwheels under a light source. Light mottled gold is seen on both sides. Accurately graded and housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert that dates back to the late 1990s. The lower reverse foggy appearance on GFRC images is old holder plastic haze. Part of a complete set of Liberty Seated quarters offered by the Sunset Point Collection.
Seated 25C 1840O 1840-O
No Drapery
VF30
PCGS
21450028
Briggs 1-A
Choice $275 Mintmark Left, Choice Original Surfaces, Even Gray Patina, Well Struck, Accurately Graded. Fresh CAC approval. Natural surfaces and traditional gun metal gray patina are the hallmarks on this choice original 1840 No Drapery quarter; the mintmark left die pairing. Strike is decent given how bad some of these come. A wholesome offerings that will satisfy the selective collector. Housed in early blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert that dates back to the late 1990s. Fresh CAC approval makes this offering even more attractive.
Seated 25C 1841 1841
VF30 raw
Briggs 1-A
Original $325 New December 15! Underrated Date, Near-Choice Original, Attractive Natural Gray Patina, Southern Texas Collection. 1841 Philadelphia strikes continue to be in strong demand given low mintage of 120,000 pieces. This Southern Texas duplicate presents natural gray surfaces and solid eye appeal. Ideal for a Dansco or Whitman album collection.
Seated 25C 1841O 1841-O
Double Die Obverse
MS61 NGC
1971702002
Briggs 2-C
Original $1100 Double Die Obverse, Original Surfaces, Thick Creamy Luster, Light Gold Coloring, Typical Strike, Sunset Point Collection. Bold double die obverse diagnostics are seen in the left field stars and on the heavily doubled shield. Luster has a thick creamy texture with mild cartwheels. Surfaces are free of any significant abrasions. The assigned MS61 grade is technically accurate and limited by luster; a common issue for many Briggs 2-C examples. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert. The NGC label reads DDO, FS-001. Part of a complete set of Liberty Seated quarters offered by the Sunset Point Collection. Listed as #3 in the Top 25 Die Varieties set and fairly priced consistent with the pricing table at www.seateddimevarieties.com.
Seated 25C 1841O 1841-O
Double Die Obverse
VF30 PCGS
36106593
Briggs 2-C
Choice $295 Double Die Obverse, Choice Original, Steely Field and Luster, Undergraded, Sunset Point Collection. An attractive example of the #3 entry in the Top 25 Varieties set; 1841-O double die obverse. Frankly I was expecting a VF35/EF40 grade from PCGS due to the strict originality coupled with steely fields and luster. Strike is a tad weak and could have been seen as wear by those not familiar with the variety. Srufaces are covered with light gray patina with the fields being quite active under a bright light. Obverse die doubling is bold under a 10x loupe with the shield and stars 1 and 2 being most distinct. Undergraded and housed in 2015 holder with edge view insert. Yet another quality Liberty Seated quarter offering from the Sunset Point Collection
Seated 25C 1842 1842
Large Date
MS61 NGC
561075005
Briggs 2-B
Choice $2000 Repunched 8, Choice Original Surfaces, Lightly Mirrored Fields, Reflective Luster, Hammered Strike, Conservatively Graded, Sunset Point Collection. A rare date in mint state with Briggs 2-B being the rarer of two known die pairings. PCGS population in all mint state grades is only twenty (20) as a reference point. This choice original example is part of a complete set of Liberty Seated quarters offered by the Sunset Point Collection. The new buyer will immediately enjoy the hammered strike and rich gray-copper gold patina. Toning melts under a light source to expose proof-like fields and faint gold and blue shades. Surfaces are entirely blemish free and appealing. Luster is the grade limiting issue and a common problem for heavily toned silver coins with proof like surfaces. Overall, close to JUST BUY IT NOW status as I really like this piece and you should too. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert.
Seated 25C 1842O 1842-O
Large Date
F15
PCGS
33480228

Choice $1150 Large Date, Choice Original, Crusty Gray-Olive Patina, Bold Devices, Accurately Graded, Mt. View Liberty Seated Quarter Collection. An attractive 1842-O Large Date example with crusty gray-olive patina on the obverse and mostly deep gray on the reverse. Regardless of the wear, devices are bold and offer much detail. A choice original example that is worthy of its CAC approval. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Another offering from the Mt. View Collection of Liberty Seated quarters.
Seated 25C 1842O 1842-O
Small Date
F15
PCGS
27746746
Briggs 1-A
Choice $2150 Rare Offering, Small Date, Choice Original, Early Die State, Well Sruck, Pleasing Circulated Cameo Eye Appeal, Accurately Graded, Mt. View Liberty Seated Quarter Collection. Small Date die variety and important opportunity for the Liberty Seated quarter collector assembling a Redbook set as this is one of the key dates in the Liberty Seated quarter series that should garner substantial attention. This is the first 1842-O Small Date handled by GFRC since being in business and what a way to get started. A thoroughly pleasing example with circulated cameo eye appeal and choice original surfaces covered with dark gray patina. Accurately graded and housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with edge insert along with CAC approval. CAC has approved a total of 28 pieces due to key date status with all being graded between Poor01 to Very Fine 35 and a lone MS63 specimen. 16 of the 28 are graded lower than this gorgeous Fine 15 offering. An noteworthy numismatic property from the Mt. View Collection.
Seated 25C 1842O 1842-O
Small Date
G06
PCGS
10244480

Choice $1000 Price Reduction 5/7/19 - Rare Small Date Variety, Cameo Eye Appeal, Aquamarine Blue Fields, Full Rims, Conservatively Graded, Kansas Collection. A popular date punch size die variety in the Liberty Seated quarter series. The 1842-O Small Date was recognized as a major variety as early as 1881, when it was catalogued in John Haseltine’s Type Table. During 2007-2008 timeframe, the LSCC membership voted it number 6 on the list of greatest New Orleans Seated coins. This offering brings a unique appearance as compared to others handled. The aquamarine-blue fields nicely frame the rose colored main devices with cameo contrast. Rims are bold and complete with the coin seeing nothing but honest wear followed by extended storage. Conservatively graded and housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert and CAC approval. Another eye appealing offering from the Kansas Collection.
Seated 25C 1842O 1842-O
Large Date
MS63 PCGS
50233879
Briggs 4-F
Choice $4350 Large Date, Superior Eye Appeal, Choice Original Surfaces, Mirrored Fields, Classic Ring Toning, Completely Struck, Fairly Graded, Sunset Point Collection. If planning to build a mint state set of Liberty Seated quarters, then this Sunset Point Collection offering should be immediately scooped up. 1842-O Large Date quarters are fairly available in circulated grades up to EF45. In AU, the population quickly thins out along fewer in mint state. Let's shift to this example. Mirrored fields and classic old album ring toning are the key highlights along with a complete strike. Center rose and peripheral blues are consistent on both sides. Under a bright light, the obverse shifts to sky blue at the stars. The reverse adds a thin golden arc at the periphery along with blues and a rose center. A really eye appealing example of a difficult to locate choice in mint state. Accurately graded and housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. In hand inspection on a bourse floor is definitely warranted. I suspect that the first collectors to see this piece in hand will buy it. It is that nice!
Seated 25C 1842O 1842-O
Small Date
F15 PCGS
36518325
Briggs 1-A
Original $2400 Key Liberty Seated Quarter Date, Small Date, Crusty Gray Patina, Near Choice Original Surfaces, Accurately Graded, Sunset Point Collection. The 1842-O Small Date brings a challenging date size die variety to locate with most being found in lower circulated grades. Listed in the Top 25 Die Varieties set as entry #4 with four figure pricing in circulated grades up to EF40. The Sunset Point Collection example remained raw for years and is now freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A strictly original example with crusty gray patina on both sides. Surfaces are entirely abrasion free and choice. Strike is typical with weakness at the right field stars. Worthy of a CAC attempt and not yet submitted. Serious Seated quarter collectors well understand this die variety therefore not much else to say as the quality is all there.
Seated 25C 1843 1843
MS63 NGC
572801008
Briggs 2-C
Choice $1500 Lightning Bolt Reverse, Choice Original, Brilliant Frosty Luster, Vibrant Cartwheels, Completely Struck, Accurately Graded, Sunset Point Collection. A wonderful Lightning Bolt Reverse example with thick frosty luster and vibrant cartwheels. Faint gold patina is concentrated at the obverse stars and along the reverse periphery. Strike is completed executed and so pleasing during 10x loupe inspection. Scattered obverse micro ticks are grade limiting while luster is a bit better than MS63 expectations. Fairly graded and housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert. GFRC are quite accurate with the obverse rose being a bit more golden when viewed in hand. Part of a complete set of Liberty Seated quarters offered by the Sunset Point Collection.
Seated 25C 1843O 1843-O
Small O
AU50 PCGS
5531596
Briggs 1-A
Market Acceptable $850 Small O, Brilliant White Luster, Reflective Surfaces, Complete Strike, Net Graded, Sunset Point Collection. 1843 New Orleans strikes are a better date once approaching the AU grade level. Prices move up quickly into four figures. This example offers a bold strike and little if any wear and could be seen as an AU58. The fields and devices are reflective enough to suggest some type of physical enhancement. Luster is brilliant and uniformly white. Overall, an attractive example for fans of dipped white type coins. The assigned AU50 grade suggests a net grading by PCGS as the luster is just too glossy and white to be strictly original. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert that dates back to the late 1990s. PCGS is well known for being lenient on dipped white coins and this is an example. Asking price is consistent with the AU50 grade. Part of a complete set of Liberty Seated quarters offered by the Sunset Point Collection.
Seated 25C 1843O 1843-O
Large O
VF30 PCGS
19532773
Briggs 3-F
Original $2250 Challenging Large O Variety, Peripheral Gold, Original Surfaces, Fully Struck, Conservative Grading, Palos Verdes Collection. An important 1843 New Orleans offering struck from the Briggs 3-F Large O die pairing. I immediately noted the conservative PCGS grading when first inspecting this offering. This piece is full VF35 in my opinion. Peripheral rose-gold nicely frames the mostly untoned centers. Strike is very well executed with all stars exhibiting connected centrils and rounded points. Even those pesky reverse arrow feathers are fully defined. Surfaces are unabraded other than a single reverse field contact mark above the eagle's left facing wing. Please note that there are multiple die rust pits in the reverse field as made. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder. A fresh offering from new Palos Verdes Collection consignor.
Seated 25C 1843O 1843-O
Large O
VG08 raw
Top 25: #5
Briggs 3-F
Original $450 Large O, Original, Medium Gray. A difficult variety to locate considering the obvious Large O mintmark. Offered example is toned a medium to darker gray with strong rims. A close inspection of the reeding indicates some smoothing over and a few small bumps that are seen on the obverse image.
Seated 25C 1843O 1843-O
Large O
G04 PCGS
29677885
Briggs 3-F
Original New Price
$290
New January 20! Large O, Original Surfaces, Dark Olive-Gray Fields, Circulated Cameo Appearance, Conservative Grading, Cleveland Collection. Price Reduction - January 20 2020. Listed separately by Briggs as the lone 1843 reverse with Large O mintmark. Later captured by the Cherrypickers Guide and listed as FS-501. Always found in lower circulated grades with the finest holdered at PCG being an AU53. This Good 4 example is nicely original with circulated cameo contrast between the dark gray fields and lighter wear points. There are some ancient toned over lines that must be mentioned but not distracting at the grade level. Overall, a wholesale example for a collector wishing to fill the #5 spot, in a Top 25 Varieties set, at a value price. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. The Large O and FS-501 designation is not on the label. From the Cleveland Collection.
Seated 25C 1844 1844
MS62 PCGS
81414612
Briggs 2-B
Choice $1275 Doubled Date, Choice Original Mint State Example, Light Gray with Olive Patina, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded. It is such a pleasure handling early date mint state Seated quarters when the surfaces are consistent with this 1844 example. This piece is perfectly original with obvious validation characteristics. Obverse toning is a transparent light gray that allows ample luster to radiate when viewed under a light source. There is mottled ebony and gold flake toning at the rims that can only be applied by nature. Strike is hammered on the obverse with only a trace of weakness on the eagles lower left leg and feathers. And finally, eye is all there if the buyer understands the appearance of mint state silver. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. I like this 1844 quarter and believe you will also.
Seated 25C 1844O 1844-O
EF45 PCGS
11529490
Briggs 3-E
Choice $350 New January 21! Choice Origina Surfaces, Thick Crusty Ebony- Gray Patina, Well Struck, Accurately Graded. The choice 1844 New Orleans strike is the definition of crusty original. A thick ebony-gray patina covers both sides with lighter coloring at the wear points and rims. A no question original example that is 95%+ struck. All stars have connected centrils with only a touch of weakness on the eagle's lower left facing leg. Fields and devices are free of any abrasions. Overall, a wholesome Briggs 3-E example that belongs in an advanced Seated quarter date and mintmark set. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with standard ring insert. Back on the GFRC price list as part of a partial Seated quarter set purchase. Last sold August 2018.
Seated 25C 1844O 1844-O
EF40 ANACS
620773
Briggs 1-A
Choice $250 Excellent Bright Light Eye Appeal, Crusty Orignal, Rich Aquamarine-Blue Toning, Repunched 44 Variety, Woodbridge Collection. A choice original 1844-O Briggs 1-A offering with excellent bright light eye appeal. The darker in hand colors melt exposing peripheral blues and rose centers, Typical strike with essentially unabraded surfaces. Accurately graded and housed in ANACS old white holder. A great new offering from the Woodbridge Collection.
Seated 25C 1845 1845
EF40
PCGS
28660428
Briggs 2-B
Choice HOLD
$250
New January 26! Choice Original Offering, Bold Strike, Steely Fields, Deep Olive-Gray Patina, CAC Approval. A perfectly original example of the 1845 Briggs die pairing with bold obverse strike and extended vertical shield lines on the reverse. A dark olive-gray patina covers both sides. Bright light inspection exposes steely fields as part of an overall pleasing experience. Free of any distracting circulation marks. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1845 1845
Contemporary Counterfeit
VF20 raw

Original $95 Antimony Cast Counterfeit, Heavy Mold Tooling Lines, Scarce Early Seated Quarter Date, Ex Richard August Collection. Classic antimony base metal cast counterfeit. Weight of 4.9 grams vs. 6.7 grams for pre 1853 silver mint strike. Heavy mold tooling lines in the left field along with mold pitting throughout obverse and reverse. Normal coin turn alignment. We don't often see earlier dates from the 1840 being counterfeited. From the Richard August Collection.
Seated 25C 1846 1846
EF45
PCGS
34642340

Choice HOLD
$385
New January 26! Near-Gem Original, Crusty Gray Patina, Steely Fields, JUST BUY IT NOW!. A wonderful 1846 Liberty Seated quarter strike that warrants a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. This example is very well balance including bold strike, unabraded surfaces, and natural gray toning. Bright light viewing exposes embedded copper-gold shades. A near-gem at the grade level. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. For the record, the Briggs book is difficult to use for the 1846 date. More fundamental illustrations are required. I could not attribute this piece due to its early die state.
Seated 25c 1846 1846
AU55 NGC
1749017003
Briggs 2-D
Original $475 Repunched Date, Original Surfaces, Frosty Luster, Faint Gold Toning, Hammered Strike, Accurately Graded, Sunset Point Collection. Repunched date obverse. Bold date repunching is seen within and below the 46 digits in the date. Heavy die polish lines intersect the right edge of the shield and are easily seen with a 10x loupe. A no question original example with frosty reflective luster and bold strike. The steely gray obverse coloring shifts to pretty gold when a light source is added. The reverse is similar with less golden hues. There are a few stray hairlines in the fields with none being distracting. Housed in old NGC holder with standard white ring insert and smaller reverse hologram. An important offering from the Sunset Point Collection of Liberty Seated quarter duplicates.
Seated 25C 1847 1847
AU50
PCGS
27548969

Choice $515 New December 17! Near Gem Original, Light Gray Patina, Steely Reflective Luster, Conservatively Graded, White Pine Collection. An above average 1847 Philadelphia strike that was previously sold by GFRC from the White Pine Collection. When last offered, it was listed with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation due to the strict originality and substantial residual luster. The Seated quarter has the perfect "look" with steely fields and light gray obverse toning. The reverse is toned over with gray-gold shades. There are no blemishes whatsoever to discuss. Obverse strike is bold with rounded stars and nearly complete hair curls while reverse has typical strike weakness on the eagle's leg feathers. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder . CAC approval captures the strict originality, conservative grading and overall eye appeal.
Seated 25C 1847 1847
AU50
PCGS
27231266
J-105
Choice $425 New January 26! Wicked Hammered Strike! Light Gun Metal Gray Toning, Steely Luster, Attractive and Choice. Choice original early date Liberty Seated quarters with CAC approval are under intense demand. This outstanding 1847 J-105 example features a hammered strike on both sides; wicked good as we say in Maine! Steely fields are unabraded and offer residual reflective luster during bright light inspection. A semi-transparent gun metal gray patina covers the obverse while the reverse is mostly light gray with hints of gold and aquamarine. The J-105 reference is per Greg Johnson. Greg continues to conduct Liberty Seated quarter die variety research and hopefully will be publish a more comprehensive tome in the future. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1847 1847
MS63 NGC
3051642006
J-103
Choice $1400 Incredible Obverse Hammered Strike, Choice Original Surfaces, Steely Luster, Mottled Rose-Blue Patina, Accurately Graded, Sunset Point Collection. Mintage of 734,000 and a heavily melted issue for its silver bullion content. Mint state survivors are relatively scarce in today's market. This example has a monster obverse strike with sharpness of a proof. However, the reverse strike is weak with the eagle's left shield border, left facing)leg, and arrow fletchings being soft. Rich forest-green, gold, and rose toning on found on each side and is stronger near the peripheries. A few tiny field marks and hairlines limit the grade. Die pairing is unlisted by Briggs and later classified as Johnson 103 in a E-Gobrecht article. 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 1847O 1847-O
VF30
PCGS
16659861
Briggs 1-A
Choice $800 Early Die State, Choice Original, Rich Gray-Olive Patina, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded. Locating choice 1847 New Orleans Seated quarters will take some patience as collectors are faced with weak obverse strikes and problematic surfaces. Though this date has a mintage of 368,000, few examples are known in mint state. In circulated grades, this date is available but many are not what I would consider as choice. CAC has only approved 19 examples in all grades. This new GFRC example offers a richly toned obverse with gun metal gray patina and golden gray on the reverse. Surfaces are vewry well preserved and free of any major distraction. Strike is typical with flat head and breasts along with weak definition of the eagle's lower left leg and claws. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval for the no question originality and accurate grading. An important offering from those attempting a Liberty Seated date and mintmark set.
Seated 25C 1847O 1847-O
F12
PCGS
24827016
Briggs 1-A
Choice $285 New December 17! Scarce New Orleans Date, Thick Crusty Gray-Gold Patina, CAC Approved. One does not often see an 1847 New Orleans strike with CAC approval. Mintage is 368,000 but survival rates are terribly low. Only 23 pieces have been approved since CAC started operations during 2007 with a scant five pieces in all AU grades and a sole example in Mint State. Offered here is a lower graded survivor with CAC approval. A quick loupe inspection immediately reveals why. Surfaces are covered with thick crusty gray-gold patina that validates strict originality. Bright light viewing exposes some embedded gold, especially on the reverse. The date comes with weak obverse strikes with this offering being typical. The obverse strike weakness contributes to the lack of visual contrast as compared to the reverse. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.5 (2011-2013) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1847O 1847-O
AU53 PCGS
27227282
Briggs 1-A
Original $3450 Scarce New Orleans Date, Rare Grade, Original Frosty Luster, Typical Strike, Palos Verdes Collection. 1847 New Orleans quarters may have a reported mintage of 368,000 but heavy circulation in the deep South lead to low survival rates for present day collectors. This date is presently scarce in all grades and rare at the EF/AU grade level. The date is also notorious for being weakly struck at the upper obverse. Grading this date is challenging due to weak strikes. Considering this background, GFRC is pleased to be offering a fresh example from new Palos Verdes Collection consignor. This original example is a no question AU specimen with residual mint frost surrounding the stars and throughout the reverse. Bright light inspection reveals frosty luster and moderate cartwheels on the reverse. Obverse toning is limited to peripheral rose that extends throughout the reverse. Surfaces are unabraded. PCGS has only graded four pieces at the AU53 level and another four at AU55. GFRC images are less than spectacular and unable to illustrate the residual luster. Please keep this in mind when considering this offering. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2012-2014) holder.
Seated 25C 1849 1849
EF40
PCGS
80655250
Briggs 3-B
Choice $375 New January 21! Choice Original, Classic Gun Metal Gray-Blue Patina, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Running Boar Collection. A lovely 1849 Philadelphia strike with classic gun metal gray-blue patina on both sides. Surfaces are choice and without blemishes . Strike is well executed with all stars having connected centrils. Definitely warranting a Choice quality rating and then some. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. Part of a partial Liberty Seated quarter set purchase and returning to GFRC inventory. Last sold May 2018.
Seated 25C 1849O 1849-O
F12
PCGS
80668422

Choice HOLD
$2600
New January 22! Series Key New Orleans Date, Thick Crusty Gray Patina, Completely Blemish Free, Very Scarce, CAC Approval. Rare date in the Liberty Seated quarter series that is always under strong demand. This example is heavily encrusted with natural gray-olive patina. Surfaces are entirely unabraded. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1849O 1849-O
EF40 PCGS
21902015
Briggs 1-A
Original $6500 Key New Orleans Date, Steely Residual Luster, Light Gun Metal Gray-Blue Patina, Near Choice Original Surfaces, Accurately Graded, Sunset Point Collection. The mintage for 1849-O New Orleans strikes is unrecorded with Briggs estimating a mintage of 16,000 pieces. Few example ever reach the marketplace. However, GFRC customers are lucky to have access to two PCGS graded EF40 example for comparison shopping. This offering is part of a complete set of Liberty Seated quarters from the Sunset Point Collection. A strictly original with ample residual luster on both sides. Surfaces are toned with a light gun metal gray-blue patina with GFRC images amplifying the blues. Obverse strike is partial and slightly better than that seen on the earlier 1847-O date. Reverse has a mark by the eagle's head otherwise, the fields are free from blemishes. Heavy die rust is noted in the obverse shield and surrounding gown folds. PCGS has graded eight at the EF40 level with few known at a higher level. Accurately graded and housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. An offering that should receive much consideration as nearly all EF40 examples are tied up in long term collections.
Seated 25C 1850O 1850-O
MS63 PCGS
21713995
Briggs 1-A
Choice $4500 Challenging In Mint State, Mirrored Fields, Reflective Cartwheel Luster, Heavily Rusted Obverse, Completely Struck, Choice Surfaces, Accurately Graded, Sunset Point Collection. The 1850-O is a surprisingly scarce issue in Mint State despite a respectable (by early O-mint standards) mintage of 412,000 pieces. Most of these coins were either heavily circulated or melted. Typically struck for the issue, the stars are a little soft on the obverse and heavy die rust shows over the obverse devices. Both sides display a thin coating of silver-gray patina, otherwise the fields are lightly mirrored. Pre-1853 Seated quarters from New Orleans are scarcer than their Philadelphia counterparts, and the 1850-O is especially rare in Mint State. This golden-toned MS63 example is among the finest-known. A quick check of auction records, for this date, revealed that most mint state survivors will have similar golden toning bands. PCGS population report indicates seven at the MS63 level with only one finer. Luster is reflective and the strike is sharp. Liberty's figure shows moderate die rust consistent for the Briggs 1-A die pairing. Accurately graded and 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 1851 1851
EF40
PCGS
84309046

Choice $875 Underrated Pre-1853 Melt Date, Choice Original Surfaces, Light Charcoal Gray Patina, CAC Approval. Locating 1851 Philadelphia Seated quarters in choice original condition will prove to be a challenging pursuit. Total mintage was only 160,000 pieces followed by heavy circulation and low survival rates due to pre-1853 silver bullion arbitrage. This date is a no question scarce issue with a surviving population similar to its 1851-O counterpart, which is considered to be rare. CAC has only stickered 23 total with 11 better than this EF40 specimen. Most of these are probably locked up in strong collector hands. The offered example sports light charcoal gray patina with darker shades immediately around the major devices. Choice surfaces retain some residual luster that becomes apparent under a light source. Strike is typical for the date. This piece should fit nicely into a Liberty Seated date and mintmark set which has emphasis on CAC approved pieces. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1851 1851
EF Details PCGS
37193505

Cleaned $425 Scarce Date, Attractive Toning, Enhanced Luster, Full EF45+, Orchard Collection. 1851 Philadelphia strikes are well recognized as being scarce in all graded and very scarce in EF or better. This offering, from the Orchard Dansco album, has enhanced glossy luster that is too reflective to be original. On a positive note, the gray patina is consistent with original coins and strike is completely executed. Freshly graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with Cleaned-EF Details designation. My grade is EF45+ and agree with the cleaned designation. An opportunity for Dansco collectors at a value price.
Seated 25C 1851 1851
MS64 PCGS
6560890
Briggs 1-A
Choice $4000 Near Gem Original, Sunset Point Collection. 1851 Philadelphia strikes are a semi-scarce issue with small mintage of only 160,000 coins. The surviving population is similar to that of the 1851-O, which is generally considered to be more rare. Many of the 1851 Philadelphia and New Orleans strikes were probably exported to Europe for melting. On this Briggs 1-A survivor, many vertical lines extend upward into the horizontal lines on the reverse shield. Strike is complete and sharp. Under alight source, brilliant reflective luster tickles the eyes. A light, mint-caused grease mark crosses Liberty's outstretched shin. Attractive nonetheless, with flashy surfaces and mint-fresh appeal. Accurately graded and 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 1851 1851
AU55 PCGS
81371051

Original $1200 New January 3! Underrated Date, Steely Reflective Luster, Light Gray-Blue Patina, Well Struck, Twin Lakes Collection. An underrated Philadelphia date due to silver arbitrage that took place during the 1850 through early 1853 time frame. Much rarer than its reported mintage of 160,000 as many were melted. This new offering, from the Twin Lakes Collection, is strictly original with near-choice surfaces. A semi-transparent light gray-blue patina covers both sides. Bright light exposure reveals pleasing steely reflective luster. Strike is complete through the reverse will the obverse has a few weakly struck stars by the head; a typical occurrence for this date. Surfaces a free of any distracting blemishes. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Seated 25c 1851 1851
EF45 raw
Briggs 1-A
Original $875 Underrated Date, Original Light Gray, Residual Luster, Fully Struck, Sunset Point Collection. A date that is much scarcer than its mintage would imply. Few examples are seen, and when arriving to market, bringing strong premiums over the price guides. The original example is fully struck with light gray surfaces. Residual luster is immediately evident during bright light viewing. An important offering from the Sunset Point Collection of Liberty Seated Quarter duplicates.
Seated 25C 1851 1851
F12 PCGS
32818697

Original $340 Challenging Philadelphia Date, Circulated Cameo Eye Appeal, Ebony-Gray Fields, Woodbridge Collection. An underrated Philadelphia date due to silver arbitrage during the 1850 through early 1853 time frame. Much rarer than its reported mintage of 160,000. This duplicate offering, from the Woodbridge Collection, is strict original with old time circulated cameo eye appeal. A thick crusty ebony-gray patina covers the fields while main devices are faint olive. Additional verdigris surrounds the date and reverse legend. Talk about crusty original! Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Seated 25C 1851O 1851-O
VG10 PCGS
34779223

Original $565 Scarce New Orleans Date, Old Album Rose-Blue Toning, Honest Wear, Unabraded Surfaces. Ex. Upstate New York Collection and just taken back in trade. This challenging 1851 New Orleans strike is one of only 88,000 minted. Survival rates are low for the date with most survivors found in the Good through Fine grade range due to heavy circulation. On this example, both sides feature honest wear and unabraded surfaces. Rich rose-blue patina is accentuated during bright light viewing. Fairly graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Seated 25C 1852 1852
AU55 PCGS
26024528
Briigs 1-A
Original $985 Challenging Philadelphia Date, Many Melted, Frosty Surfaces, Peripheral Gold, Twin Lakes Collection. The 1852 Philadelpha date is scarce in all grades. Its availability, or lack there of, is must likely a result of silver arbitrage melting prior to silver weight reduction during 1853. PCGS population report indicates only six certified in AU58 with not a single CoinFacts auction record. for PCGS graded examples. Talk about scarce! The 1852 date was struck with two die pairs; 1852/852 repunched date (also used for proofs) and a regular date. This example is the repunched date listed as Briggs 1-A. Frosty surfaces offer active cartwheels during bright light inspection. A faint gold skin covers both sides with deeper perpheral coloring on the obverse. Strike variability is typical for the issue. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.5 (20011-2013) holder. Another important duplicate offering from the Twin Lakes collection.
Seated 25C 1852 1852
AU50 PCGS
37193506
Briggs 2-B
Original $825 Choice Original, Heavily Cracked Reverse die. The 1852 quarter is a sleeper in the series, and the stated mintage does not reflect its true rarity. Many of these were melted following the Coinage Act of 1853, which lowered the silver content of the quarter. Just like the pre-1965 silver coinage of our own era, examples quickly disappeared from circulation, and many made their way to the smelters. This piece is accurately graded with no issues. Silver toned with a bit of crust in the protected areas, attesting to the originality of the coin, and well-struck with mostly complete star centers. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 holder, hand selected from the Orchard Collection's Dansco album, and freshly graded.
Seated 25C 1852O 1852-O
VG10 PCGS
32200047
Briggs 1_A
Original $625 Reflective Gold Toned Surfaces, Challenging New Orleans Date, Obverse Marks, Mountain View Collection. 1852 New Orleans examples are nearly always seen with weak obverse strikes and problematic surfaces. The small mintage of 96,000 entered circulation or was melted for being the heavier silver weight prior to silver weight reduction in 1853. Briggs indicates this is a scarce date in all grades and R4 at the VG/F grade level. This example offers golden gray surfaces and has some obverse lines at the Liberty cap and surrounding stars 9 through 11. Fairly graded and housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. A rare date Liberty Seated quarter from the Mountain View Collection that needs to find a new home.
Seated 25C 1853 1853
Arrows & Rays
MS62
PCGS
36311773

Choice HOLD
$1325
New January 25! Arrows & Rays Type, Creamy Frosty Luster, Swirling Cartwheels, Light Gold Coloring, Heavily Crack Dies, Fully Choice. An eye appealing 1853 Arrows & Rays quarters that features lustrous surfaces and swirling cartwheels. Struck from worn and heavily cracked dies. Overall coloring is a light creamy gold with thick mint frost on both sides. Strike is deeply impressed and pleasing. A wonderful possibility for a type coin set as prices nearly doubled at the MS63 grade level. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1853 1853
Arrows & Rays
AU58
PCGS
28891737

Choice $850 Perfectly Original Surfaces, Crusty Gray-Bown Patina, Accurately Graded, Titan Collection. Classic crusty gray-brown patina and ideal for fans of strict originality. Bright light viewing exposes embedded rose and blues. If there is any rub on the high points, it is difficult to discern given the thick toning. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. A new offering from the Titan Collection.
Seated 25C 1853 1853
AU50
PCGS
37167703

Choice HOLD
$350
New January 26! Arrows & Rays Type, Golden Original Surfaces, Complete Strike, Heavily Cracked Dies. An ideal candidate for a CAC centric early silver type set. This 1853 Arrows & Rays quarter offers a complete strike from cracked dies. A bold obverse die crack connect the right arrows to surrounding denticles. An internal die cud is forming on top of the arrow. Choice surfaces are covered with a golden skin. Bright light inspection reveals soft frosty residual luster. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1853 1853
No Arrows
AU53 PCGS
38260441

Choice $5650 New December 6! No Arrows, Rare Grade Level, Crusty Aquamarine-Rose Patina, Choice Original Surfaces, Important Opportunity. Crusty original is the operative word for this scarce No Arrows offering. Dark intermixed aquamarine-rose patina covers fields and device protected areas on the obverse. Reverse toning is a base light gray with peripheral olive-gold. Strike is complete and especially hammered on the reverse. The 1853 No Arrows date was a short lived issue as the Philadelphia mint transitioned quickly to the Arrows and Rays design, early in 1853, to denote a lower silver weight planchet. Mintage is reported at 44,200 and I suspect that many were caught up with silver arbitrage along with quarters and halves dated 1851 and 1852. Suvivors are few with PCGS population in all EF and AU grades totaling only twenty-four pieces. Some examples were saved by East Coast collectors resulting in another twenty mint state pieces in the PCGS report. Freshly graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Seated 25C 1853 1853
Arrows & Rays
AU50 raw

Choice $275 Choice Original, Light Gray Patina, Textured Luster, Accurately Graded, Perfect Type Coin. A wonderfully original 1853 Arrows & Rays type coin with semi transparent gray-gold patina. This piece offers a complete strike with connected star centrils, full hair curls and deeply impressed eagle feathers and claws. Under bright light, this piece shifts to a uniform light gold coloring. A quality offering for a Dansco or Whitman album type set.
Seated 25C 1853 1853
Arrows & Rays
EF45 raw

Original HOLD
$185
New December 15! Arrows & Rays Type, Original Light Gray Coloring, Southern Texas Collection. A boldly struck 1853 Arrows & Rays example that would be ideal for a Dansco or Whitman album collection. The reverse rays design was limited to 1853 and removed due to difficulty with striking quality. Surfaces are toned a light natural gray. There is one obverse rim nick mentioned for accuracy.
Seated 25C 1853 1853
Arrows & Rays
VF35 PCGS
38232878

Choice $135 New December 13! Arrows & Rays Type, Natural Russet-Gray Patina, Choice Original Surfaces. A lovely 1853 Arrows and Rays quarter with natural russet-gray patina on both sides. Nothing but honest wear and choice surfaces. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder and fairly priced.
Seated 25C 1853 1853
No Arrows
F12 PCGS
30192452

Original $2150 No Arrows, Original, Mt. View Liberty Seated Quarter Collection. The 1853 No Arrows date is well recognized as one of the Liberty Seated quarter series rarities. Mintage is report at 44,200 with two delivers of about equal amounts in February 9 and 17, 1853. As the value of silver bullion content exceeded face value, many were immediately exported and melted producing a rare collectible for present day numismatists. PCGS population reports indicate single digit population in most grades with limited auction appearances. As a result of the Mt. View Collection arriving to the market, GFRC now has a substantial hoard of 153 No Arrows quarters that is contrary to their rarity. This Fine 12 example has a base gray toning layer that is overlaid with mottled aquamarine-olive shades on both sides. Surfaces quality is consistent with the assigned grade and essentially unabraided. Strike is typical for the date and residual device details are quite adequate for a mid circulated grade date and mintmark set. From the Mt. View Collection and worthy of special consideration. Accurately graded and housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with edge view insert.
Seated 25C 1853 1853
Arrows & Rays
VG10 raw

Original $125 New December 30! Rotated Reverse Right, Thick Crusty Gray Patina, Arrows & Rays Type. A perfectly original 1853 A&R Seated quarter that is covers with a thick crusty gray skin. Notable is the rotated reverse. Surfaces are unabraded regardless of lengthy time in circulation. There is one rim bump on the reverse at 1:00.
Seated 25C 1853/4 1853/4
Arrows & Rays
MS63 PCGS
50074623
Briggs 1-A
Choice $3450 1853/4 Popular Overdate, Late Die State, Golden Frosty Luster, Active Cartwheels, Completely Struck, Choice Original Surfaces, Sunset Point Collection. A popular 1853/4 overdate specimen in the Liberty Seated quarter series. Obverse die is found in a late die state with the remnants of the last three digits and arrow visual under the final date punch. The under type can be found inside the upper loop of the 8, along the outside stand of the 5, and within the upper loop of the 3 digit. In addition, the right arrow shaft on the obverse has also been repunched. At the Mint State grade level, this die variety is rare with PCGS population report indicating six graded MS63 and another six finer. This choice original example offers frosty golden luster and active cartwheels. Surfaces are minimally marked for the grade. Strike is complete on both sides with no points of weakness for this picky cataloguer. Fairly graded and 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 1853O 1853-O
Arrows & Rays
G04
PCGS
32624837
FS-501
Choice HOLD
$350
O/Horizontal O, Choice Original, Mt. View Liberty Seated Quarter Collection. Listed in the Top 25 Seated Quarter Varieties set as #14 and quite challenging to locate choice since many 1853-O survivors and found with issues. This piece sports only honest wear and darker gray fields. The horizontal O is bold and remains obvious in the upper loop of the final O. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. PCGS label reads, "O/Horizontal O FS-501". Another cool Liberty Seated quarter die variety from the Mt. View Collection. CAC approval makes this example a must have for Top 25 set builders.
Seated 25c 1853O 1853-O
Arrows & Rays
EF45 NGC
1746824011
Briggs 1-A
Choice $725 Choice Original, Gun Metal Gray-Blue Patina, Bold Obverse Strike, Accurately Graded, Sunset Point Collection. No rays through center of mintmark variety. A lovely 1853 New Orleans surviving example with bold obverse strike and perfectly original surfaces. A choice original quality rating has been applied due to the superior bright light performance that is stunning. The darker olive gray patina is quite transparent and simply melts to expose sky blue fields and golden stars when viewed under a light source. The color transition is much more apparent on the obverse while the reverse shifts to combination blues and rose hues. There are some minor blemishes in the right obverse field but the bright light performance far outweighs those marks. Housed in old NGC holder with standard white ring insert and smaller reverse hologram . A choice original duplicate from the Sunset Point Collection that deserves special consideration.
Seated 25C 1854 1854
With Arrows
AU53
PCGS
18528984

Choice $310 Choice Original, Golden Brown Patina, Accurately Grade, Titan Collection. A strictly original 1854 With Arrows Seated quarter that is a pleasing candidate for CAC approved type set. The Titan Collection purchased this piece from GFRC during mid 2018 and now returning it back for a second appearance on the price list. Surfaces are toned a crusty brown with embedded gold. Under a bright light, golden brown luster is available on both sides. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1854 1854
With Arrows
AU50
PCGS
12219596

Choice HOLD
$280
New January 26! With Arrows Type, Frosty Luster, Golden-Gray Patina, Fully Struck, Woodbridge Collection. How I enjoy handling perfectly original Seated quarters like this new 1854 Arrows offering from the Woodbridge Collection. Crisp frosty luster is immediately surprising for the assigned AU50 graded piece. Rose and Golden-gray patina delicately covers the obverse while transparent light gold dresses up the reverse. Strike is essentially complete with only the eagle's lower left facing leg lacking complete definition. There is a light mark on the reverse horizontal shield lines of no consequence. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1854 1854
With Arrows
MS64 NGC
1704861002

Choice $2150 Gorgeous Eye Appeal, Near Gem Original Surfaces, Stunning Reflective Cartwheels, Rose-Gold Mirrors, Completely Struck, Accurately Graded, Sunset Point Collection. A special note to the GFRC community is in order concerning a certain gorgeous 1854 Arrows quarter from the Sunset Point Collection. JUST BUY IT NOW is the recommendation for either a mint state type set or a Liberty Seated date set. I'm thoroughly enjoying mirrored fields and resulting reflective cartwheels during description writing. Vertical die polish lines, on the obverse, are evident with 10x loupe. Both sides are covered with a transparent rose-gold skin that adds to the viewing delight. The reverse toning is more intense than the obverse. Strike is completely executed with high relief devices and motifs. Accurately graded and 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
Seated 25C 1854O 1854-O
With Arrows
MS62 NGC
1774406002
Briggs 1-D
Original $1950 Near Choice Original, Sunset Point Collection. Description added! Another high-grade branch Mint piece from the Sunset Point collection. The 1854-O Seated quarter is somewhat available in unc but remains more elusive than its Philadelphia counterpart. This example is mostly brilliant with a light cover of chestnut toning over the figure of Liberty. A few hairlines in the left obverse field limit the technical grade, but there are no other marks of note. The strike is complete with detailed star centers. Briggs 1-D, identified by the die scratch in the reverse dentil above M. This issue is rich with varieties, and new discoveries likely await. Why not get started with this piece? Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert.
Seated 25C 1854O 1854-O
With Arrows
VF30 raw
Briggs 3-B
Original New Price
$450
New January 20! Crumbled Die Obverse, Original Medium Gray Toning, Very Scarce Top 25 Seated Quarter Variety, Cleveland Collection . Price Reduction - January 20 2020. The Crumbled Die obverse is many time more elusive that its Huge O counterpart but priced at a lower level. This example is one of the few encountered since operating GFRC. Die erosion around the date digits is severe with a broken right arrow typical of a very late die state. Surfaces are covered with gun metal gray patina and two blemishes to note for 100% disclosure. There is one chatter mark in the left obverse field by star 3 and some impact on the lower left facing forearm along with an ancient rim bruise by star 6. A raw specimen that is fairly graded at the VF30 level. An important Top 25 Seated Quarter variety duplicate from the Cleveland Collection. Considering the asking price, there is much rarity value here as this die variety becomes more well known and popular.
Seated 25C 1855 1855
With Arrows
AU58 PCGS
84680897

Original $395 Price Reduction October 12, 2019 - Perfect With Arrows Design Type, Near Choice Original, Creamy Frosty Luster, Natural Silver-Gold Patina, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded, Twins Lakes Collection. Some collectors may not know that 1855 Philadelphia strikes are the better "With Arrows" date for Liberty Seated dimes, quarters and halves. Mintages dropped off after the first two years of providing lower silver weight coinage. Natural silver gray patina and frosty luster are the highlights of this 1855 Philadelphia struck example. Luster has a creamy texture under a light source. Ebony toning flakes are seen mostly on the obverse. Strike is typical with nearly all stars have connected centrils. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Another quality offering from the Twin Lakes Collection.
Seated 25C 1855O 1855-O
With Arrows
VF20
PCGS
29673395

Choice $925 Rare Date, Choice Original, Crusty Gun Metal Gray Patina, Typical Strike for Issue, Accurately Graded . Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder along with CAC approval. Full description after the FUN show.
Seated 25C 1855O 1855-O
With Arrows
F15 PCGS
36518326
Briggs 1-A
Choice $475 Challenging New Orleans Date, Choice Original, Crusty Gray Patina, Typical Strike, Sunset Point Collection. Mintage of 176,000 with most survivors available at the Fine and Very Fine grade level. A quick scan of CoinFacts and auction listings is warranted as a comparison basis for this choice specimen from the Sunset Point Collection. A crusty original example with uniform gray toning on both sides. When viewed under a light source, embedded rose appears through the thick toning. Surfaces are surprisingly abrasion free for the amount of time in circulation. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Seated 25C 1855S 1855-S
VF Details SEGS
80415014

Market Acceptable $250 Price Reduction 5/7/19 - Challenging San Francisco Date, Briggs 2-C Plate Coin, Original Gray Patina, Removed Obverse Mount, Fairly Graded, Kansas Collection. The Briggs 2-C macro image plate coin as published in Larry's The Comprehensive Encyclopedia of United States Liberty Seated Quarters. Surfaces are original gray. An obverse mount has been removed from the center with some faint re-engraving of details in that area. Housed in SEGS traditional holder with the label reading, "1855-S BRIGGS 2C/Book Coin, VF20 Details, MOUNTED OBVERSE, BOOK PLATE COIN_REV HALO." An interesting offering of the first year quarter issue at the San Francisco mint. From the Kansas Collection.
Seated 25C 1855S 1855-S
EF Details PCGS
37193509
Briggs 1-A
Cleaned $475 First Year San Francisco Strike, Bright White Luster, Scratch On Lower Obverse, Orchard Collection. First year of design and denomination issue, during the California gold rush, with mintage of 396,000. Survival rate is low due to heavy circulation in commerce and for jewelry making. Survivors are either damaged or less than original as most were mishandled among the mining communities. This specimen, from the Orchard Collection, has been obviously dipped to produce the white surfaces. Grade, based on wear, is EF45+ with residual luster. Obverse strike is complete while reverse has considerable weakness in lower eagle devices. There is a long horizontal obverse scratch at lower shield and base. Freshly graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with Scratch-EF Details designation. An opportunity for Dansco collectors at a value price.
Seated 25C 1855S 1855-S
With Arrows
VF20 NGC
3906104001
Briggs 2-C
Original $675 First Year of San Francisco Mint Issue, Near Choice Original, Gun Metal Gray Patina, Accurately Graded. First year of Liberty Seated quarter production at the San Francisco mint with a mintage of 396,400. This date circulated heavily on the west coast due to pent up demand for small denomination coinage. PCGS population clearly indicate low survival rates with only 26 pieces certified in all VF grades. The offered example is strictly original with near choice surfaces. A few scattered micro ticks are seen in the obverse fields consistent with the grade. Strike is typical for the date. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. An opportunity to acquire a challenging Seated quarter date that is not often seen in the marketplace.
Seated 25C 1855S 1855-S
With Arrows
VG10 PCGS
84785476
Briggs 1-A
Original $260 First Year San Francisco Mint Issue, 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 1855S 1855-S
With Arrows
VG10 raw
Briggs 1-A
Choice $225 New December 15! Choice Original, Southern Texas Collection. First year of Seated quarter production at the San Francisco mint with nearly all entering circulation in western mining towns. Other were made into jewelry. This choice original survivors offers natural gray patina and honest wear. Surfaces are unabraded which is surprising given the amount of time in circulation. Perfect candidate for a Dansco album collection. From the Southern Texas Collection.
Seated 25C 1855S 1855-S
With Arrows
VG08 PCGS
32968281

Original $225 First Year San Francisco Mint Issue, 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.