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 85 Coins for Sale. New coin(s) added on April 1, 2020

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

$575 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
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 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
EF45
PCGS
13831870
Briggs 1-A
Choice $785 New March 8! Open Claws, Choice Original, Lenny Rizzo Collection. Pale blue fields contrast with silver toning on the high points of Liberty, delivering a pleasing circulated cameo appearance. The strike is typical, as is common for 1839 quarters, with a touch of weakness in the head, stars, and eagle feathers. Fields are largely even and smooth, with a few ticks around the reverse eagle, consistent with the technical grade. This piece is CAC-approved, with just 16 pieces at higher grades appearing in the CAC population report. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
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 1839 1839
No Drapery
AU50 PCGS
81390057
Closed Claws
Choice $900 High Grade No Drapery Type, Old Album Pastel Toning, Residual Frosty Luster, Typical Strike. Limited mintage of 491,146 and definitely more difficult to locate than the preceding 1838 year. 1839 Philadelphia strike are popular due to type coins status and also necessary for a Liberty Seated quarter date and mintmark set project. Many will be found with crusty original surfaces. This lovely AU survivor has minimal wear and is difficult to grade due to strike variability. Choice surface retain mint frost under pastel gold, tan, and aquamarine toning that could have originated from old paper album storage. Obverse wire rims are sharp and indicative of the limited time in circulation. The obverse center strike is hammered while the gown line and hair curls are weakly defined. Similarly, the reverse wing feathers are deeply impress while the adjacent arrow feathers are weak. Even high grade Mint State pieces will be found with the same striking issues. Bright light inspection reveals a healthy dose of frosty luster under the crust patina. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
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 1840O 1840-O
No Drapery
EF40 PCGS
31976923
Briggs 1-A
Original $575 New March 8! Mintmark Left, Near-Choice Original, Lenny Rizzo Collection. A higher-graded early New Orleans quarter, this piece exhibits obverse silver and tan toning with darker indigo shades set into the reverse fields. The Briggs 1-A variety is easy to attribute, with the mintmark placed far to the left of the arrow feathers. The strike is typical and precisely as Briggs describes, without complete detail in the head and stars. This is a scarce issue with a mintage of less than a million pieces, the same as all Seated quarters struck prior to 1853. Housed in a PCGS Gen 5.0 (2014-2015) Dupont hologram holder.
Seated 25C 1840O 1840-O
Drapery
F12 PCGS
26907828
Briggs 2-C
Original $175 New March 8! Small O, Crusty Original, Lenny Rizzo Collection. Fans of richly toned coins will appreciate this crusty, original New Orleans variety from 1840. Briggs 2-C with the mintmark to the left, over the R in QUAR. Briggs notes that many of the 2-C coins originate from the 1982 New Orleans bank hoard, and this may well be one such example. This hoard was never formally inventoried, as the discovery was made in a high-traffic downtown area, and passers by quickly descended into the deposit site, a construction pit, to grab whatever prize could be found. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder.
Seated 25C 1841 1841
VF30 raw
Briggs 1-A
Original $325 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 1842 1842
Large Date
VF25 PCGS
26643514
Briggs 2-B
Original HOLD
$365
New March 8! Large Date, Near Choice Original, Crusty Gray Patina, Lenny Rizzo Collection. Medium toning covers both sides in mixed shades of olive and grey, while the obverse higher points are distinct with more intense hues. Here is an object lesson in identifying the high points of the Liberty Seated design! Briggs 2-B with a medium date, the rarer variety, as opposed to the 1-A that features a vertically higher-placed date. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.5 holder, indicating certification in between 2011 and 2013.
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
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
Large Date
VF20 PCGS
29674862
Briggs 3-C
Choice $210 New March 8! Large Date, Choice Original, Lenny Rizzo Collection. The 1842-O large date variety is quickly distinguished from the small date by the curve in the flag of 1 in the date. Although not as a rare as its famous brother, the 1842-O large date remains a scarce issue with only 153 pieces in all grades certified by PCGS - compare with the small date variety which is not that far behind at 112 certification events. This piece exhibits medium gold and gray toning, with lighter contrasting shades on the high points of the obverse and reverse central figures. Briggs 3-C, with a high date sloping upward. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder with the Large Date attribution noted on the label.
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 1842O 1842-O
Small Date
G06 PCGS
27630186
Briggs 1-A
Original $945 New March 8! Small Date, Crusty Gray, Lenny Rizzo Collection. Strong contrast between the devices and fields is the immediate attraction to this rare small-date variety. Indeed, If circulated coins qualified for cameo status, this piece would be a contender for the Deep Cameo designation. Aside from the visual appeal, the 1842-O small date issue is a popular and long known variety, distinguished by the flat top of the 1 in the date. With status as a Guide Book-listed variety, the demand for this coin is strong, and this piece won't last long. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder with the Small Date designation noted on the label.
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 $290 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
30115687
Briggs 1-A
Original $400 New March 8! Repunched Date, Light Gray Coloring, Near Choice Original, Lenny Rizzo Collection. Delicate violet drapes the obverse of this better grade 1844-O quarter, with blue-gray emerging on the high points. The reverse is mottled in similar tones. Marks are minimal for the grade and the strike is typical, with flat stars. Briggs theorizes that 44-Os continued to be struck in 1845, a possibility as no 1845-O or 1846-O quarters were otherwise recorded. Housed in a PCGS Gen 5.0 (2014-2015) Dupont hologram holder.
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 1844O 1844-O
EF40 PCGS
11990588

Original $450 New March 17! Original Surfaces, Uniform Gray-Rose Patina, Well Struck, Conservatively Graded, Saw Mill Run Collection. When first examing this lovely 1844 New Orleans strike, my grading was EF45 or even a tad better. Then I was surprised to see that the PCGS Gen 4.4 holder with an assigned EF40 grade. Really? This is quite the conservative grade. Overall, this example is quite pleasing an well balance. Strike is deeply impressed along with original toning and blemish free surfaces. Bright light inspection reveals blue obverse fields and rose-brown on the reverse with ample remaining luster. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 holder with standard ring insert. Though not CAC approved, this is an above average quality offering from the Saw Mill Run Collection
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 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 1847 1847
AU53 PCGS
22104031
J-102
Original $525 New March 21! Doubled Die Reverse, Briggs Plate Coin, Mirrored Fields, Original Surfaces, Saw Mill Run Collection. The Saw Mill Run Seated quarter collection contains many surprises. Not only is the consignor an avid collector, he is a leading research of the series. This 1847 J-102 double die reverse die pairing just happens to be the Briggs’ plate coin and a rare die marriage. Bright light review exposes fairly sharp obverse mirrors that radiate crisp reflective luster while reverse fields have a frosty component. Untoned centers are surrounded by thin gold arc at the rims. Obverse strike is big and old while the reverse is typical of the die. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
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 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 1847O 1847-O
EF40 PCGS
36162119
Briggs 1-A
Choice $950 New February 18! Scarce date, Crusty Gray and Speckled Ebony Patina, Above Average Strike, Choice Surfaces. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder. Full description shortly.
Seated 25C 1847O 1847-O
F15 PCGS
20419917
Briggs 1-A
Original $465 New March 8! Original Gray, Lenny Rizzo Collection. The 1847-O is a semi-key date in the quarter series, with one of the lowest New Orleans mintages apart from the 49-O, 51-O, and 52-O. This example exhibits even "coin gray" with no major distractions. The 1847-O quarter is notorious for weak strikes, an effect that is somewhat muted on lower grade examples such as this. Normal circulation wear tends to blend with the incomplete strike and coiner's lack of attention becomes less distracting. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Seated 25C 1847O 1847-O
F15 raw

Original $350 New March 23! Scarce Date, Thick Crusty Gray Patina, Original Surfaces, Southern Texas Collection. The 1847 New Orleans date has a mintage of 368,000 pieces but survival rates are terribly low. Original survivors are few and far between. The Southern Texas Collection is offering an original raw example that is ideal for a bookshelf circulated date and mintmark set. Both sides feature an even darker gray "skin" that is a testament to the coin's originality. Fairly graded as this New Orleans date comes weakly struck.
Seated 25C 1848 1848
EF40 PCGS
3199150
Briggs 1-A
Original $635 Compass Point Reverse, Attractive Peripheral Toning, Near-Choice Original, Old Green Holder, Woodbridge Collection. The 1848 Briggs 1-A Compass Point reverse is straightforward to attribute. A large center point depression intersects vertical shield lines 1 and 2 at the border with horizontals. Date repunching is also easily seen during 10x inspection. The Woodbridge Collection duplicate is housed in PCGS Gen 3.0 (1990-1993) old green holder and accurately graded. Obverse features a faint rose center surrounded by peripheral aquamarine-gold. Golden shades are seen on the reverse with darker coloring at the periphery. Surfaces are unabraded.
Seated 25C 1849 1849
EF40
PCGS
80655250
Briggs 3-B
Choice $375 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 1849 1849
EF45 PCGS
83136425
Briggs 1-A
Original $600 New March 8! Compass Point Reverse, Near Choice Original, Fully Struck, Lenny Rizzo Collection. Strong strikes are the hallmark of Philadelphia quarters of this period, and this example is no excretion with boldly impressed stars and deep relief evident in the reverse legend. The central figures boldly emerge from the surrounding fields, and the production crew in the Philadelphia Mint were no doubt proud of their workmanship, which was clearly superior to the New Orleans coinage. Gray shades cover both sides, with light copper in the protected areas and more intense tones in the obverse right field. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-date) holder.
Seated 25C 1849O 1849-O
VF20 PCGS
25245182
Briggs 1-A
Choice $3250 New April 1! Series New Orleans Key Date, Crusty Gray Patina, Choice Original Surfaces, Golden Harvest Collection. The mintage for 1849 New Orleans strikes is unrecorded with Briggs estimating a mintage of 16,000 pieces. Few example ever reach the marketplace. However, GFRC customers have been lucky to have access to a steady flow of this date due to collector divestment. The Golden Harvest Collection is back with an important VF20 duplicate for your consideration after recently purchasing an upgrade. Natural surfaces are choice and unabraded. The assigned grade is quite conservative given the elevated obverse scroll and available device details. Uniform gray patina covers both side with some lighter shades on the lower reverse. A strictly original offering that will fill that key date hole in your Liberty Seated quarter collection. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Seated 25C 1850 1850
AU53 PCGS
21019051
Brigg 1-A
Original $635 Misplaced Digit on Denticles, Steely Fields, Gray Patina, Residual Luster, Woodbridge Collection. A popular Liberty Seated quarter die variety with errant or "misplaced" 1 digit on the denticles direct below the 1 digit punch. Included in the Top 25 Varieties set as published by Greg Johnson. The 1850 Philadelphia date is also challenging in higher circulated grades given a mintage of 190,800 with a portion being melted during the silver arbitrage era that took place from 1850 until 1853 planchet silver weight reduction. The Woodbridge Collection is back with a near-choice original offering. Steely surfaces are covered with a natural gray patina. Strike is essentially complete with all obverse stars having connected central. The eagle's left facing leg has lacks complete definition as is so typical for the series. Several ancient and toned over marks in the obverse field hold this offering from a Choice quality rating. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.0 (1998-2002) holder.
Seated 25C 1850 1850
EF40 raw
Briggs 1-A
Cleaned $225 New February 17! Errant 1 on Denticles, Old Clean, Retoning Golden-Gray, West Texas Collection. A challenging San Francisco date with a small mintage of 190,800 pieces. Many were melted for their silver bullion content during the 1850-1853 silver arbitrage timeframe leading to a silver weight reduction. This survivor has been cleaned in the past and is recovering an olive-gold patina on the obverse and portions of the reverse. A 10x loupe inspection does not find hairlines, rather the surfaces are dull with the natural luster impacted. From the West Texas Collection.
Seated 25C 1850 1850
EF40 PCGS
24864968
Briggs 1-A
Choice HOLD
$450
New April 1! Misplaced 1 on Rim, Crusty Gray Patina. Choice Surfaces, Residual Steely Luster, Golden Harvest Collection. 1850 Philadelphia strikes are scarce and recognized as a better date in the Seated quarter series. The Briggs 1-A die pairing brings additional importance due to an extra 1 digit on the rim that is included in the Top 25 Varieties set. Mintage is only 190,800 with the possibility that a portion of the mintage was melted as part of the silver bullion arbitrage playing out until an 1853 planchet silver weight reduction. The Golden Harvest Collection is back with a crusty original gray toned survivor with choice surfaces and hints of residual steely luster. Eye appeal is consistent with the expertation of strict originality fans. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.5 (2011-2013) holder.
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 1850O 1850-O
VF25 PCGS
29100386
Briggs 1-A
Choice $325 New March 8! Choice Original, Crusty Gray Patina, Well Struck, Lenny Rizzo Collection. Deep gray and copper fields surround the lighter central figures on this better-date New Orleans quarter. A few marks are evident within the reverse shield, but the fields are smooth for the grade. Briggs 1-A with the mintmark to the left. The strike is typical for the issue, with flat stars and weakness in the date. Housed in a PCGS Gen 5.0 (2014-2015) Dupont hologram holder.
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
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
VF35 PCGS
26420280
Briggs 1-A
Original $625 New March 8! Scarce Date, Reflective Fields, Lenny Rizzo Collection. The 1851 is well-known as a tougher date by Seated quarter collectors, as many were melted prior to the devaluation of silver coinage in 1853. Russet and gray fields cover the obverse of this example, while the reverse boasts splashes of blue and burgundy. The strike is typical with flat stars on the right and some incomplete eagle feathers. Briggs 1-A with reverse shield verticals extending into the horizontal band. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder.
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 1852 1852
AU53 NGC
4251137009
Briggs 2-B
Original $775 New February 18! Business Strike Dies, Scarce Date, Residual Frosty Luster, Faint Rose Toning, Rev. McClure Pedigree. Housed in new large font NGC holder with Rev. Dr. James G. K. McClure pedigree on the label.
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 1852 1852
VF30 PCGS
34381559
Briggs 1-A
Original $775 New March 8! Proof Repunched Date Obverse, Original Gun Metal Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Top 25 Varieties, Lenny Rizzo Collection. The 1852 Seated quarter is a scarce coin in any grade. This date is more available in high grades such as AU and Mint State, and less available in circulated condition. This is probably due to the issue having little time to circulate prior to the weight change of 1853. The 1852 date also features a rare and interesting die variety, the 1852/52 repunched date listed by Briggs as 1-A and also included in the Top 25 Varieties set by Greg Johnson. 1852/852 examples are rare with obvious repunching on the 852 digits. The date position is also unique so that attribution is straightforward even for lower graded coins. This obverse was also used to strike two known proofs. The offered example is well preserved with original gun metal gray patina. Strike is typical for the date with some stars lacking connected centrils. Repunching below the flag of the 5 digit and below the upper loop of the 2 digit is easily seen with 10x loupe. Blemishes are limited to a single well toned over line on Liberty's left facing breast to right top shield point. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder and ready to be included in a Top 25 Varieties set on the GFRC Open Set Registry.
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
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
Arrows & Rays
EF45
PCGS
31342039

Choice $385 New March 8! Arrows & Rays Type, Choice Gray-Gold, Lenny Rizzo Collection. A golden skin blankets the obverse of this CAC-approved piece, while reverse silver shades are highlighted by occasional crust. The more lightly toned areas reveal remaining luster, and the overall effect is pleasing. Although the mintage for this year is generous, PQ examples such as this are elusive, and the single-year design will attract attention from type collectors. Housed in a PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder (2014-2015).
Seated 25C 1853 1853
No Arrows
AU53 PCGS
38260441

Choice $5650 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 PCGS
30637953

Choice $230 New March 14! Arrows & Rays Type, Choice Light Gray, Complete Strike, Southern Texas Collection. The Southern Texas Collection is back with a choice 1853 A&R duplicate that warrants immediate attention. This example presents light gray toned surfaces along with residual steely luster. Bright light viewing exposes peripheral orange-gold. Strike is complete. Overall, a thoroughly pleasing offering for type set or more extended date and mintmark set. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder.
Seated 25C 1853 1853
Arrows & Rays
EF40 PCGS
33004066

Original $185 New March 14! Arrows & Rays Type, Untoned Surfaces, Residual Luster, Southern Texas Collection. An 1853 Arrows & Rays type offering with untoned surfaces and residual frosty luster. I suspect that this Seated quarter was dipped prior to be holdered and is priced accordingly. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Seated 25C 1853 1853
Arrows & Rays
VF35 PCGS
38232878

Choice $135 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 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 1853
No Arrows
VG10 PCGS
82207205
Briggs 1-A
Original $2000 No Arrows, Rare Date, Low Survival Rate, Original Medium Gray Surfaces, Woodbridge Collection. 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. The Woodbridge Collection is back with a solidly original VG10 graded duplicate. Fields are toned a medium gray with lighter colored devices. Five full letters of LIBERTY are present. A rare issue with GFRC handling only six certified survivors in all grade levels since starting business in early 2014. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
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
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
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 1854 1854
With Arrows
EF45 PCGS
29408408

Original $210 New March 8! With Arrows Type, Original Gray, Lenny Rizzo Collection. The 1854 With Arrows quarter is always popular as a two-year type coin, and, even though a more common issue, quarters collectors building date and mintmark sets still require an example of each emission. Russet tones peak from the protected areas of this piece, more so on the reverse, surrounding silver and grey fields. Strike is typical with a few stars not completely detailed. Housed in a PCGS Gen 5.0 (2014-2015) Dupont hologram holder.
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 $450 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
EF40 PCGS
29400204

Original $1750 New March 17! Challenging New Orleans Issue, Original Gray, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Saw Mill Run Collection. The 1855-O date is infrequently encountered in the marketplace due to a mintage of 176,000 and low survival rate. The 1855-O survival rate is similar to that of the 1849-O in circulated grades but priced at a fraction of the cost. PCGS population report shows only twelve combined in both EF grades. This EF40 graded survivor is fully struck for the date. All stars have connected centrils and Liberty's lower leg is fully rounded. Unfortunately, the head details are weak and so consistent with near every example seen. Reverse strike is bold with deeply impressed claws and arrow feathers. Original surfaces are toned a light gray with some dirty gold at the peripheries. There is one line in the right obverse field that requires mention. Fairly graded and housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder. An important offering from the Saw Mill Run Collection.
Seated 25C 1855O 1855-O
With Arrows
VF30 PCGS
32821263
Briggs 1-A
Original $1125 New March 8! Challenging New Orleans Date, Rose-Gray Patina, Lenny Rizzo Collection. This is one of the most underrated pieces in the Seated quarter series, with just 91 pieces certified at PCGS in all grades combined. A swath of golden color blankets both sides of this example, decreasing in intensity from left to right on the obverse, while the reverse is evenly toned. There are no significant marks, and the strike is typical for an 1855-O, but the controlling factor here is the unrecognized scarcity of the issue. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-date) 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 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.