Liberty Seated Quarters

1856 to 1891

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Pricing Comments: Liberty Seated quarters are probably the most under valued seated coinage denomination. The full date and mintmark set is extremely difficult to complete due to length and individual date rarities. Weak strikes are also an ongoing issue for many dates including weak head and breast details and incomplete definition of reverse feathers. You will find competitive retail asking prices for nice original and problem free coins. Quarters with small issues will be discounted accordingly.

Rotated Reverses: Reverse images are best effort to capture the actual reverse rotation with respect to obverse position. If a rotated reverse is seen in the images, then this is how the quarter appeared during photography and the descriptions may not include specific comments as to the observation.

Top 25 Varieties Information: Just click on the Top 25 Variety # to access detailed information published by Greg Johnson, noted Seated quarter varieties expert.

There are 121 Coins for Sale. New coin(s) added on December 2, 2019

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

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

Choice $250 Dirty Light Gray Patina, Choice Original Surfaces, Completely Strike, Frosty Luster, Accurately Graded, Titan Collection. A well preserved 1856 Philadelphia strike with naturally toned surfaces. Both sides are covered with dirty light gray patina. Under the patina, are frosty surfaces. Bright light viewing exposes this luster and shifts the toning to light gold. A fully struck specimen that is accurately graded. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with edge view insert and CAC approval. A top quality Liberty Seated quarter offering from the Titan Collection.
Seated 25C 1856 1856
Misplaced 1 in Gown
MS63 PCGS Rattler
7114284
FS-301
Choice $1150 Misplaced 1 in Gown, Choice Original, . This new PCGS MS63 rattler offering is the finest 1856 Misplaced 1 Digit in Gown handled by GFRC. The A popular 1856 Seated quarter die variety with top segment of 1 digit that is misplaced in the gown lines immediately to the right of the scroll end. One immediately notes the thick frosty luster and vibrant cartwheels during inspection. Coloring is a light creamy gold and uniform on both sides. Obverse strike is weak as shown in the GFRC images. Surfaces are completely unabraded other than some lower reverse roller lines as made. I believe this piece was net graded at MS63 on strike, as eye appeal and luster are of a higher grade. Listed in the Top 25 Varieties set and found on the GFRC Open Set Registry, a perfect candidate for a set builder. Housed in PCGS Gen 1.2 (1986-1989) holder. Attractively priced. I'm not aware if this piece has been to CAC.
Seated 25C 1856 1856
AU50 raw

Choice $225 Choice Original, Gray/Rose Patina, Attractive. A lovely example with pristine surfaces that are covered with a gray and rose colored patina. The images well illustrate the lightly variegated toning patterns on both obverse and reverse. I will guarantee that this 1856 quarter will grade at the major TPG services.
Seated 25C 1856 1856
Misplaced 1 in Gown
AU50 PCGS
28660439
FS-301
Choice $350 Misplaced 1 in Gown, Choice Original. Shimmering Frosty Luster, Peripheral Gold, Pleasing Eye Appeal. A popular 1856 Seated quarter die variety with top segment of 1 digit that is misplaced in the gown lines immediately to the right of the scroll end. This choice example offers shimmering frosty luster surrounded by peripheral gold. Strike is essentially complete throughout both sides. This lovely quarter excels during bright light viewing simply due to the overall eye appeal. I'm sure you would agree when seeing this piece in hand. A few ancient micro divots are seen to the left of the 1 digit and mentioned for complete accuracy. Listed in the Top 25 Varieties set as found on the GFRC Open Set Registry and a perfect candidate for a set builder. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2011-2013) holder. GFRC last sold an NGC AU50 example during July 2018 at the same asking price.
Seated 25C 1856 1856
Misplaced 1 in Gown
EF45 PCGS
34412999
FS-301
Original $285 Misplaced 1 in Gown, Near Choice Original, Gray-Rose Patina, Above Average Eye Appeal, Completely Struck. Another offering of the popular 1856 Seated quarter die variety with top segment of 1 digit that is misplaced in the gown lines immediately to the right of the scroll end. This example is housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 Gold Shield holder with the MPD FS-301 attribution on the label. Both sides are fully struck. A gray-rose colored patina covers the obverse while the reverse is a consistent gun metal gray. There is an ancient line in the shield mentioned for complete accuracy but does not detract.
Seated 25C 1856O 1856-O
F15
PCGS
18159877

Choice $120 Choice Original, Mt. View Liberty Seated Quarter Collection. First Right of Refusal Event - Sunday September 30 9:00 PM ET - Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert and CAC approval.
Seated 25c 1856O 1856-O
EF45 raw
Briggs 2-B
Original $275 Crusty Original, Light Gray Patina, Residual Luster, Sunset Point Collection. A lovely crusty original 1856 New Orleans strike with light gray patina on the obverse and thicker coverage on the reverse. Accurately graded at the EF45 level with some residual luster under the toning. Obverse strike is complete while the reverse has some weakness in the usual locations; lower leg eagle leg and arrow feathers. A completely unmolested example that will immediate grade at your favorite TPG. Another fine duplicate from the Sunset Point Collection.
Seated 25C 1856S 1856-S
F15
PCGS
34513168
Briggs 3-D
Choice HOLD
$715
New December 2! Choice Original, Mt. View Collection. This is a better date in the Seated quarter series with a mintage of just 286,000 pieces. The San Francisco Mint was more focused on gold coinage during the 1850s, as abundant quantities of the yellow metal poured forth from the western mines. This piece exhibits medium gray toning, characteristic of the Mountain View "look," which is clearly evident as one views the Mountain View Seated quarter gallery on GFRC. Briggs 3-D with a high date. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-date) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1856S 1856-S
AU50 PCGS
13030628
Briggs 3-D
Original $3500 Condition Rarity, Satiny Luster, Faint Gold Coloring, Hammered Strike, Net Graded, Sunset Point Collection. The 1856 San Francisco Seated quarter date is semi-scarce in low, circulated grades, but quickly accelerates into a condition-rarity at the AU grade level. Mint State examples are extremely scarce therefore date and mintmark set collection must search for the best AU specimens possible. Contained with the Sunset Point Collection is a high grade AU example with hammered strike. Satiny cartwheel luster and deeply struck devices interact well for considerable eye appeal. Please remember that I am describing an 1856-S quarter.... This piece has been net graded by PCGS as so rare at the grade level. Surfaces are AU55 based on limited wear. The obverse contains field hairlines that resulted for an old wipe. Only three are graded AU50 at PCGS. Fairly graded and housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert.
Seated 25C 1856S 1856-S
EF40 PCGS
37193510

Original $2150 Huge O, Original, Popular Variety. Few, if any, collectors pursued the early San Francisco coinage at the time of issue, and as a result these coins become increasingly rare in higher grades. PCGS has graded a mere eight examples of the 1856-S quarter in EF40 condition. This example exhibits brilliant silver color with partial rim toning in shades of amber and russet. The coin has been dipped and maintains residual, frosty luster. The strike is complete with defined star centers and sharp detail south of the reverse shield. Any 1856-S quarter will draw interest, but at the EF level and up astute collectors will take an especially considered look. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 holder, hand selected from the Orchard Collection's Dansco album, and freshly graded.
Seated 25C 1856S 1856-S
VF30 raw

Original $850 Original Charcoal Gray Surfaces, Better Date, Blemish Free. The arrival of any 1856 San Francisco struck quarter to the GFRC office is an important occasion given the low survival rate for this second year issue. This example grades a full VF30 with nearly complete strike and uniform wear. Surfaces are covered with charcoal gray patina that also includes some thin ebony verdigris that is more predominate on the reverse. To my knowledge, this rare date has not been submitted for grading and does deserve an attempt given what I currently see in PCGS holders. Please give this piece some consideration as fairly priced in current raw state.
Seated 25C 1856S 1856-S
Large S/Small S
VF30 PCGS
25601634
Briggs 4-E
Original $2950 Large S/Small S, Top 25 Varieties, Condition Census, Original Light Gray, Accurately Graded. A special opportunity to acquire one of the condition census 1856 Large S/Small S examples. Seated quarter collectors are invited to visit the Top 25 Gobrecht Journal Issue #119 article by Greg Johnson that is posted on the GFRC homepage along with CoinFacts auction records concerning this key date 1856-S/s offering. Most examples are known in AG through F grades per the Greg Johnson Top 25 Seated quarter varieties population survey conducted during 2011. A CoinFacts review indicates only two examples graded better than VF30 by PCGS; EF40 and EF45. The offered example is the CoinFacts plate coin. This piece has original gray surfaces with no blemishes whatsoever. Strike is typical for the 1856-S date. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. An important opportunity to acquire a Top 25 Varieties key date at a reasonable price. The Small S below the Large S is bold and well defined for the variety.
Seated 25C 1856S 1856-S
Large S/Small S
VF25 PCGS
83619771
Briggs 4-E
Original $2750 Rare Large S/s Die Pairing, Original Gray-Rose Patina, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded, Top 25 Varieties Set Candidate. Larry Briggs labels the 1856 Large S over Small S variety as die pair 4-E and estimates that 10-15% of the 286,000 mintage could be this die pairing. Overall, the 1856 San Francisco date becomes quite scarce in VF, then rare in EF and extremely rare in choice AU. This Large S over Small S example offers natural gray patina with intermixed rose. The coloring is accurately captured by GFRC photography. Surfaces are essentially blemish free except for a few micro ticks on the obverse that are of no consequence and require careful 10x loupe inspection to see. This variety is one of the "keys" within the Top 25 Varieties set as defined by Greg Johnson and now available in the GFRC Open Set Registry. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. The PCGS label reads, "Large/Small S FS-501 (FS-005)". An important offering that is fairly priced.
Seated 25C 1856S/S 1856S/S
Large/Small S
AG3
PCGS
32237600

Choice HOLD
$575
New December 2! Large S/Small S, Top 25 Varieties, . This is a prominent variety in the Seated quarter series and is listed in the Guide Book, which assigns a substantial premium to this overpunched mintmark error. The smaller mintmark was from a punch likely intended for a Seated dime and is plainly visible underneath the larger S, peeking out to the right on this example. The rims are not quite full, as expected, but the all-important mintmark is bold and the repunching is evident to the naked eye. Surfaces are obviously worn, but scratches and other defects typically seen at this grade level are minimal. Housed in a PCGS Gen 5.0 (2014-2015) Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1857 1857
MS64
PCGS
21062659

Choice $1125 Consignor Buy-Out/Price Reduction! Ideal Mint State Type, Near Gem Original, Satiny Cartwheel Luster. Classic heavily toned mint state eye appeal is at hand for this lovely 1857 Liberty Seated quarter. A silver piece that performs well during bright light viewing with satiny overall luster and bright peripheral blues. Strike is typical for the date. An ancient grade limiting mark is seen in the upper left field otherwise the surfaces are unabraded. Fairly graded for overall eye appeal and preservation state. Housed in old PCGS Gen 4.0 (1998-2002) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1857 1857
MS63 NGC
1716801003
Briggs 1-A
Choice $550 New November 29! Heavily Rusted Dies, Frosty Luster, Rich Rose-Gold Patina, Complete Strike. 1857 Philadelphia strikes are considered to be common in all circulated grades. Mint State example are infrequently seen and desirable when they appear. This attractive Briggs 1-A example walked up to the GFRC at the 2019 Winter Baltimore show and was instantly purchased. NGC grading is accurate along with the example being struck from heavily rusted dies include an obverse die blob below pole and cap. Frosty luster interacts well with the rich rose-gold patina that is uniform on both sides. Strike is complete and adds to overall eye appeal. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert.
Seated 25C 1857 1857
Smoking Liberty
EF45 PCGS
27434721

Choice $450 Smoking Liberty Variety, Substantial Eye Appeal, Aquamarine-Blue and Rose Toning, Choice Original, Accurately Graded, Cleveland Collection. An eye appealing example of the popular Smoking Liberty die variety that is also entry #19 in the Top 25 Varieties set as defined by Greg Johnson. Fields present bright reflective luster that highlights the pretty aquamarine-blue and rose bullseye toning. Accurately graded and well struck. This is an early die state example that provides a details view into the "smoking liberty" die gouge. The gouge extends through the L in LIBERY and into the horizontal shield lines. Blemishes are limited to a few ancient micro hits or lines in the obverse fields of no consequence. Fairly graded and housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 holder. A quality Top 25 duplicate offering from the Cleveland Collection that warrants serious consideration.
Seated 25C 1857O 1857-O
MS61 NGC
370994003
Briggs 1-A
Original $1650 Original, Sunset Point Collection. The Seated quarter series is full of challenging dates, some more recognized than others. The 1857-O may not come quickly to mind, but consider that NGC has certified only 17 pieces at the uncirculated level. Imagine how a Morgan dollar with a similar grading profile would be priced! This example, however, can be had at a much more reasonable level. Untoned and well-struck, with a few of the left stars weak, while the reverse detail is sharp. Briggs 1-A with a high, even date, and reverse die rust over E in STATES.
Seated 25C 1857O 1857-O
AU55 PCGS
85740886
Briggs 2-B
Original $650 New October 16! Better Date at AU Grade, Grayish Blue-Rose Patina, Completely Struck, Original Surfaces, Titan Collection. 1857 New Orleans strikes have several peculiarities that become well known to Liberty Seated quarter specialists. First is striking characteristic with most example found weakly struck. Briggs states, "In general, a very poorly struck issue overall" in his encyclopedia. The Briggs 2-B die pairing is the best opportunity to locate a fully struck specimen, as is the case with this Titan Collection offering. The other issue with the date is availability in AU grade of better. This date becomes quite scarce in AU and infrequently offered. This lovely example is toned a grayish-blue with embedded rose. In hand obverse toning appears mottled while the reverse is distinctive and showcases eagle devices and legend. Under a light source, the frosty luster radiates through the thick patina. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Seated 25C 1857O 1857-O
F12 PCGS
24136668

Choice $80 Choice Original, Mt. View Liberty Seated Quarter Collection. First Right of Refusal Event - Sunday September 30 9:00 PM ET - Housed in 2013 transitional PCGS holder with edge view insert.
Seated 25C 1857S 1857-S
VG08
PCGS
28454082
Briggs 2-C
Choice $400 New December 2! Choice Original, Mt. View Collection. The 1857-S quarter is one of the more underrated pieces in the Seated quarter pieces, with a mintage of only 82,000 coins. The rare 1872-S quarter was actually struck in higher quantities, to the extent of 83,000 examples, although the survival rate for that elusive issue is somewhat lower than for the 1857-S quarter. This CAC-approved example has no significant surface issues, and the coin exhibits a mix of color underlying a light brown palette, with shades of rose, aqua, and chestnut underneath. CAC has certified only 24 pieces total. Briggs 2-C with a high mintmark touching both the feather and stem. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder.
Seated 25C 1857S 1857-S
AU Details PCGS
36518327
Briggs 1-B
Cleaned $1150 Altered Surfaces, Sunset Point Collection. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Part of a complete set of Liberty Seated quarters offered by the Sunset Point Collection.
Seated 25C 1858 1858
MS64
NGC
629270017

Choice $1200 Choice Original, Sunset Point Collection. Description added! This lovely CAC-approved quarter is a worthy representative of the No Motto type, with antique silver coloring and occassional dirt attesting to the originality. Well-struck with a couple flat stars to the right and some weakness around the arrow fletching. Housed in an old NGC holder with standard ring insert dating to the late 1990s. Part of a complete set of Liberty Seated quarters from the Sunset Point Collection.
Seated 25C 1858O 1858-O
AU50 NGC
2019611024
Briggs 2-B
Original $475 Original, Sunset Point Collection. Description added! Briggs 2-B, with a typical strike for that variety - obverse stars are incomplete and there is some reverse weakness under the shield. An obverse horizontal line extends from star 12, but there are no other marks inconsistent with the grade. Silver toned with a bit of "dirt" in protected areas, particuarly the obverse and reverse shields. From the Sunset Point collection of Seated quarters and housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert.
Seated 25C 1858O 1858-O
VF25 PCGS
27869106

Choice $165 Choice Original, Lightly Mottled Brown/Gray Patina, Accurately Graded. A better date with mintage of only 520,000 pieces and few examples in population reports for mid circulated grades. Surfaces are strictly original and covered with gun metal gray and blue patina. Accurately graded with no blemishes or distractions. The obverse toning is a bit mottled on Liberty but there is also some haze on the PCGS holder that impacts the image. Housed in 2013 PCGS holder.
Seated 25C 1858S 1858-S
F15
PCGS
34200348
Briggs 2-B
Choice HOLD
$1250
New December 2! Choice Original, Mt. View Collection. The 1858-S becomes extremely tough in EF and above, and it's no slouch at this grade level either, especially when considering the eye appeal of the present example. CAC has approved but 18 examples in all grades combined. This piece boasts smooth surfaces with lighter fields offsetting the more richly toned protected areas at the rims and around the central figures. A very light line extends from the eagle's beak, but the aesthetic appeal is exceptional for an 1858-S at this grade level. Indeed, opportunities such as this generally come only when a carefully formed collection is made available to the market. Briggs 2-B with the mintmark just touching stem. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-date) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1858S 1858-S
G06
PCGS
12403824

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

Choice $3450 Scarce Date/Grade, Choice Original, Uniform Aquamarine/Gray Patina, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded. Ex. Outback and Saw Mill Run Collections. Ok, where do I start with the description for this lovely 1858 San Francisco quarter? One immediately noted the choice surfaces and the attractive gun metal gray patina that includes gold and aquamarine when placed under a light source. This rare date quarter is perfectly original and belongs in an advanced collection. Strike is typical with weakness on Liberty's head and gown line, otherwise the reverse strike is well executed with nearly all arrow feather defined. This piece is essentially blemish free with only a tiny line in the field at the right wing. The 1858-S date is an extreme rarity in mint state as few are known. Population in EF40 and EF45 are in the low teens but I suspect that many are marginal pieces and not fully choice and original as this example. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. Previous from the Outback and Saw Mill Run Collections.
Seated 25C 1858S 1858-S
EF40 PCGS
08838484

Original $3150 Original, Springfield Collection. The year 1858 begins a four-year stretch within the Seated quarter series where San Francisco coins at the EF level and above are especially elusive. This condition rarity was only recognized within the last 20 years or so, as grading population data became more well known. This PCGS EF example is lightly toned and brilliant, with hints of light olive in the protected areas, visible among the obverse stars and throughout the reverse legend. The strike is complete with distinct star centers. Briggs 2-B with an even date and mintmark right of center. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder, and from the Bruce Burnham collection sold by David Lawrence in June, 2003.
Seated 25C 1858S 1858-S
F12 raw

Market Acceptable New Price
$385
Better Date, Even Medium Gray Toning, Tiny Rim Filing, West Texas Collection. A key date in the Liberty Seated quarter series with mintage of 121,000. This is yet another issue with low survival rates and choice specimens being the anomaly. Most collectors end up purchasing a market acceptable example to fill that spot in a Dansco or Whitman album. When first evaluating this example, from the West Texas Collection, an Original quality rating was assigned and priced. The surfaces are toned an even medium gray that may not be strictly original but close enough to be graded by the TPGs. During a second inspection, a small rim filing was noted at 12:00 above Liberty's head. The filing is about 5 reeds long and the location might suggest a removed jewelry loop but I'm not convinced of that. My thought is the rim was initially filed but left at that as the color is uniform with the balance of the coin. Otherwise, this offering is quite acceptable with only two tiny rim scrapes to mention on the reverse. A decent offering of this difficult and expensive date. I've seen much worst in TPG holders.
Seated 25C 1858S 1858-S
VG10 PCGS
30854407
Briggs 1-A
Choice $400 Better San Francisco Date, Crusty Gray-Ebony Patina. Choice Orignal Surfaces, Circulated Eye Appeal, Woodbridge Collection. When first examining this crusty original 1858-s Seated quarter, I did a double take. Eye appeal is above the certified VG10 grade level with bold reverse devices. Choice surfaces are covered with thicky gray patina that include ebony highlights. Limited mintage of 121,000 with this example in the top tier for VG10 grade. Conservatively graded and housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder. A wonderful duplicate offering from the Woodbridge Collection.
Seated 25C 1859 1859
MS63 ANACS OWH
3016965
I/II
Choice $1350 Choice Original, Sunset Point Collection. Description added! Violet, champagne, and cobalt blue blanket both sides of this pleasingly toned Seated quarter. Type I obverse with straight fingers at the pole, type II reverse with claws more relaxed than on the earlier hub. Along with the introduction of new hubs in this year, the date punches are smaller, leaving more space in the exergue. Complete strike with just a touch of weakness in the right stars. From the Sunset Point collection and housed in an ANACS old white holder.
Seated 25C 1859S 1859-S
VG10
PCGS
81787058
Briggs 1-A
Choice $900 New December 2! Choice Original, Mt. View Collection. Coins such as this are the epitome of Seated coin collecting. While it's nice to have an unlimited checkbook and first shot at the best collections when they are broken up, the reality for most collectors is quite different. But one can be a connoisseur at any level, as the Mountain View consignor demonstrates. The present coin is a choice example of a low-mintage issue, with significant foundational value as a pleasing, rare piece. Dappled olive toning graces medium gray surfaces on both sides, while the fields are above average for a coin at this technical grade. The CAC population is a mere 20 pieces. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-date) holder.
Seated 25C 1859S 1859-S
VF Details PCGS
37193513
Briggs 1-A
Market Acceptable $725 Rare Date, Light Gray Surfaces, Old Clean, Few Random Lines, Orchard Collection. Another key San Francisco date from the Orchard Collection's Dansco album. This 1859-S example was reportedly purchased in a straight graded NGC holder and broken out for Dansco album insertion. Surfaces are just too dull to be original along with some faint lines at the date and along the left obverse periphery. In hand eye appeal is not offensive due to light gray color. Freshly graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with Tooled-VF Details designation. An opportunity for Dansco collectors at a value price.
Seated 25C 1859S 1859-S
EF40 NGC
1725687009
Briggs 1-A
Original $4500 Hall of Fame Collection, Condition Scarcity, Evenly Toned.. Description added! Briggs 1-A, the only known dies, type I/I. This coin is an "old friend" from the Jim Gray 2004 sale, where this cataloguer evaluated the coin as nice for the grade. At the time the coin sold at a healthy premium to the published guide prices. Jim Gray went on to become an LSCC Hall of Famer, and today the Jim Gray auction sale catalog remains a useful reference. Gray was one of the first to recognize the condition scarcity of the San Francsico quarters from 1858-1861, and this EF 1859-S example is certainly in the mix, with only six pieces graded higher by NGC. Briggs noted no uncirculated examples in 1991, and that holds true today. The present coin is minimally abraded with with even, medium color, and just the right amount of "crust" to ensure originality. Ex: Jim Gray Collection (Bowers and Merena, 7/2004), lot 2237. Prior to that, Jim Gray noted purchasing the coin at the 1983 ANA convention. From the Sunset Point collection and housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert that dates back to the late 1990s. This piece has much to recommend - eye appeal, condition rarity, pedigree, and LSCC club history to boot.
Seated 25C 1859S 1859-S
EF40 PCGS
03889198

Original $4000 Original, Springfield Collection. This lovely, "coin gray" 1859-S quarter exhibits what Doug Winter calls "multiple levels of demand." The date is scarce, the coin is aesthetically wholesome, and the EF grade represents a condition rarity. These coins were not saved in high-grade, and today there is not a single uncirculated piece reported by either PCGS or NGC. There is also the question of availability - PCGS Coin Facts notes that a higher example is typically seen at auction only about once per year, and many of these appearances are at price points substantially higher than the present example. As can be seen, this is an infrequent opportunity to acquire a special coin. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder. Previously from Superior, 1/2003, lot 585.
Seated 25C 1860 1860
AU50 raw

Choice $150 Type II/I Hubs, Choice Original, Golden Obverse Luster, Accurately Graded, Ideal Type Coin. Acquired at the 2018 Central States show as part of a trade. This lovely 1860 Type II/I design hub quarter offering is strictly original with choice surfaces. Both obverse and reverse retain natural luster that is pleasing under a light source. Obverse features gray-gold patina during in hand viewing that becomes completely golden under a light source. The reverse is exceptional with gray-silver coloring and steely luster. An ideal candidate for a Dansco or Whitman book shelf type set collection as this is where the piece originated.
Seated 25C 1860S 1860-S
VG08
PCGS
27548968
Briggs 1-A
Choice $1650 New December 2! Choice Original, Mt. View Collection. Along with the 1864-S and 1872-S quarters, the 1860-S is in the top tier of desirability when it comes to collecting Seated quarters from the San Francisco Mint. This will be one of first coins examined when viewing a set of quarters, and there will be no apologizing for this example. Even silver color is surrounded by chestnut tones at the rims while ample "dirt" hides in the protected areas - precisely the wear pattern one expects on an original coin. Briggs 1-A, the only variety for this issue. CAC has certified just 18 examples, including this, in all grades. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder.
Seated 25C 1860S 1860-S
EF40 NGC
7001444001
Briggs 1-A
Original $9000 Original, Sunset Point Collection. Description added! One of the highlights of the Sunset Point collection, this conditionally rare 1860-S quarter is exceeded by only seven grading "events" at NGC, of which several likely represent resubmissions. Gray and brown tones predominate, with deeper hues in the upper obverse stars and lower portion of the reverse legend. There is some discoloration around the eagle's head. Surfaces are lightly abraded with no major distractions. Well-struck with some weakness in the stars, as Briggs notes for 1860-S quarters, which were struck from a single die pair. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert, dating to the late 1990s. This coin offers substantial foundational value - absolute rarity, conditional rarity, and NGC certification, assuring a standard of quality.
Seated 25c 1860S 1860-S
VG10 raw
Briggs 1-A
Original $1900 Original Gray, Sunset Point Collection. The 1860 San Francisco date is scarce in all grades with a limited mintage of 56,000. Most surviving examples will be found in the Very Good through Fine grade range as is the case with this original example. Obverse rims are bold with six full letters in LIBERTY presence. The reverse rim has barely worn through under (U)NITED and the olive leaves. Surfaces are toned a medium gun metal gray with blue shades evident under a light source. This example is entirely blemish free with no marks, lines or other anomalies. I'm comfortable in indicating that TPG grading is a strong possibility given the natural coloring. An important offering from the Sunset Collection of Liberty Seated quarters and ideal for a Dansco or Whitman album set. Fairly priced!
Seated 25C 1861 1861
MS63 NGC
2501074002
II/II
Choice $725 Choice Original, Sunset Point Collection. Description added! A high-grade Seated quarter from the dawn of the Civil War, this well-detailed piece exhibits frosty, brilliant luster with light shades of blue-green on the reverse. The strike is complete with strong star centers and distinct arrow fletching. Liberty's curved fingers and the more relaxed claws identify this as a type II/II example, a well-known variety for this year. Type I and II die pairings in the Liberty Seated quarter series are not completely worked out, and new discoveries likely await the eagle-eyed collector. Housed in an old (1990s) NGC holder with standard ring insert. From the Sunset Point complete set of Liberty Seated quarters.
Seated 25C 1861S 1861-S
F12
PCGS
31609269
Briggs 2-B
Choice $1250 New December 2! Choice Original, Mt. View Collection. Yet another challenging coin in the Seated quarter series, the 1861-S was struck to the extent of only 96,000 pieces. Remarkably, of this entire issue, which once existed in the form of well struck, gem uncirculated pieces, only 18 have been certified by CAC as retaining a sufficient measure of originality. This example has the "circulated cameo" look with deep indigo shades contrasting with lighter fields and neatly outlining the stars and reverse legend. A lovely coin for the grade that would fit in nicely with a circulated set of Seated quarters. Briggs 2-B with a centered mintmark. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 (2014-2015) Dupont hologram holder.
Seated 25C 1861S 1861-S
VF Details PCGS
83712266

Cleaned $1150 Rare Date, Original Surfaces, Rose-Gray Toning, Obverse Rim Damage, Strong VF Devices, LaSalle Collection. An important offering for all serious collectors of the Liberty Seated quarter series. Mintage of 96,000 and very scarce in all grade. Typically found in G-VG and rarely in VF or better. The LaSalle Collection brings an original Very Fine example to market but with an obverse rim clip at stars 6 and 7. Much of the clip is hidden by the PCGS edge prong otherwise this piece is fully original. Rose-gray patina covers the obverse while the reverse is toned an even light gray. Strike is well executed . Freshly graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with VF Details (Rim Damage) certification. An ideal "filler" candidate for a Dansco album collection at a fair price.
Seated 25C 1861S 1861-S
EF Details PCGS
37193514
Briggs 1-A
Cleaned $1750 Key San Francisco Date, Bright Glossy Surfaces, Obverse Gouges, Orchard Collection. A very scarce date in all grades with mintage of 96,000. Rare at the EF grade level. This example, from the Orchard Collection Dansco album, has been cleaned but without any hairlines. Surfaces are glossy on both sides. The obverse has a large gouge across the horizontal shield lines and at Liberty's mid section. Freshly graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with Gouge-EF Details designation. An opportunity for Dansco collectors at a value price. Offers welcomed.
Seated 25C 1861S 1861-S
AU55 PCGS
60154559
Briggs 1-A
Original $17500 Original, Sunset Point Collection. Description added! Seated quarters of certain issues, especially branch Mint pieces, simply did not surivve in high grades. Neither PCGS or NGC have cerified a Mint State 1861-S quarter, putting this piece toward the top of the condidtion census. Although PCGS has certified eight pieces at the AU58 level, it is certain this number includes multiple resubmissions from hopeful owners attempting to "score" the first uncirculated example. Briggs 1-A, with mintmark right of center and a reverse die crack left of QUAR. The strike is typical for the 1-A variety, with star centers of varying strength. The toning is pleasing, silver with underlying violet shades. Liberty has somewhat of a two-tone appearance with silver on the high points and more color in the protected areas. Stars 3-4 host a bit of crust, as does the reverse shield. The new owner of this piece will immediately be a contender for "King of the Hill," as numbers do not necessarily mean everything - at this level, only a in-person comparison with other high-grade specimens settles the argument, and, even then, disagreements may remain! From the Sunset Point collection, and housed in an old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert.
Seated 25C 1861S 1861-S
VF30 PCGS
81333480

Choice $2500 Scarce in All Grades, Choice Original, Gray-Rose Patina, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded. An important offering for all serious collectors of the Liberty Seated quarter series. Mintage of 96,000 and very scarce in all grade. Typically found in G-VG and rare in VF or better. Light gray-rose patina covers both sides. Strike is uniform and nicely executed. A middle die state strike with die crack developing from (Q)UAR into the olive leaves. Reverse is entirely blemish free while obverse fields have a few scattered ancient ticks of no consequence. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Seated 25C 1862S 1862-S
MS62 PCGS OGH
9516515
Briggs 2-A
Original $3850 Original, Sunset Point Collection. Housed in PCGS Old green holder. Part of a complete set of Liberty Seated quarters offered by the Sunset Point Collection.
Seated 25C 1862S 1862-S
VG10 PCGS
15240565

Choice $400 New October 23! Well Preserved Brown-Gray Surfaces, Popular San Francisco Date, Choice Original Overall, White Pine Collection. A challenging San Francisco date with a small mintage of 67,000 pieces. This lower grade example features well preserved surfaces with nothing but honest wear. Brown-gray patina is strictly natural while the fields are pleasantly unabraded. One would expect a few random marks on a coin that saw heavy circulation. But that is not the case with this White Pin Collection offering. All seven letters in LIBERTY are well formed and visible at the assigned VG10 grade level. Overall, a choice lower grade example that is housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder. A great starting for this expensive date.
Seated 25C 1863 1863
F15
PCGS
20175807

Choice New Price
$295
Consignor Buyout & Price Reduction! Better Civil War Date, Choice Original, Uniform Light Gray Patina, Accurately Graded. Ex. Mountain View Collection. Popular Civil War date and difficult to locate in the lower circulated grade range. Light to medium gray patina covers both sides with darker shades that the peripheries. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval. Recently purchased from the Watch Hill consignor with price reduction.
Seated 25C 1863 1863
MS64 PCGS
50072538
Briggs 1-A
Choice $2100 Civil War Date, Rich Copper Gold Patina, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Completely Struck, Near Gem Original Surfaces, Accurately Graded, Sunset Point Collection. 1863 brought a precipitous decline in the mintage of Liberty Seated quarters as the Civil War ran on and took its toll on Union commerce. In Mint State, this date is not particularly rare and only scarce. The collector's challenge is locating a near gem or full gem original specimen. This lovely PCGS MS64 graded example deserves consideration. A thick layer of copper-gold patina covers both sides and validates the strict originality. Under the toning is considerable mint frost that produces active luster under a light source. A careful 10x loupe inspection revealed no abrasions whatsoever. Strike is complete with high relief stars and deeply impressed devices. Overall, an accurately graded Civil War survivor that is perfectly original with lots of luster and no marks. The asking price is also fair and consistent with overall quality. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert that dates back to the late 1990s. Part of a complete set of Liberty Seated quarters offered by the Sunset Point Collection.
Seated 25C 1863 1863
F12 PCGS
29200379

Original $325 Crusty Charcoal Grey, Strictly Original, Accurately Graded, Mountain View Collection. A strictly original 1863 Philadelpha strike with mintage of xxxx. Surfaces are covered with uniform charcoal gray patina. No distracting blemishes were seen under 10x loupe inspection. Grading is accurate with a strong LIBERTY in the scroll present. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. Another strong duplicate offering from the Mountain View Collection.
Seated 25C 1864 1864
MS64 PCGS
60055808
Briggs 1-A
Choice $2950 Civil War Strike, Near Gem Original, Brilliant Cartwheel Luster, Hammered Strike, Accurately Graded, Sunset Point Collection. 1864 Seated quarter production slowed as the Civil War ran on. Mintage for the year amounted to 93,600 pieces. When compared to 1863 mintage and pricing structure, the 1864 date presents a compelling value. The Sunset Point Collection example is brilliant white with frosty cartwheel luster. Actually, the luster is more than brilliant and closer to intense under a light source. Strike is hammered with large bold stars and deeply impressed devices. Both obverse and reverse dies are clashed. Abrasions are to a minimum and consistent with the assigned grade level. Overall, a high grade mint state example with intense luster and few marks. Accurately graded and housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert that dates back to the late 1990s.
Seated 25C 1864S 1864-S
G06
PCGS
30998707
Briggs 1-A
Choice HOLD
$1250
New December 2! Choice Original, Mt. View Collection. Regarded as perhaps the toughest coin among the San Francisco quarters, the mintage of the 1864-S was a mere 20,000 pieces. A handful of these - just ten pieces - have been certified by CAC. This piece is exceptional for the grade with only circulation wear and no distracting problems. Silver-toned surfaces contrast with light crust in the stars and legend. Given the combination of rarity and eye appeal, this piece will sell quickly. Briggs 1-A, with mintmark separated from the feather, and upward sloping date. Housed in a PCGS Gen 5.0 (2014-2015) Dupont hologram holder.
Seated 25C 1864S 1864-S
MS62 PCGS
37594564

Choice HOLD
$16000
Key San Francisco Date, Low Overal Mint State Population, Frosty Luster, Choice Surfaces, Springfield Collection. The 1864 San Francisco date is an important Civil War era rarity with a small mintage of only 20,000 coins. The 1864-S date also has the smallest mintage of any Seated Liberty quarter struck at the San Francisco mint. As a result of widespread circulation, this date is rare in all grades and an extreme rarity in MInt State. Examining the PCGS population report revealed only four pieces certified in all Mint State grades with this MS62 offering being the only example graded at that level. Brilliant frosty luster and vibrant cartwheels are immediately noticed during in hand and bright light inspection. Surfaces are lightly toned with a faint rose patina on the obverse and a more consistent mottled gray on the reverse. Considerable time was spent examining this piece with a 10x loupe under halogen lighting. Field are essentially unabraded with some faint roller lines behind Liberty and into the lower left and right fields. Reverse strike is hammered while the obverse right field stars lack centrils. Overall, this specimen warrants the assigned PCGS grade and should please the proud new owner. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder. A key divestment from the Springfield Collection that is fairly priced. Please call or email for an appointment to discuss this item and potential structuring of payment terms.
Seated 25C 1865 1865
MS64 NGC
3464199002
Briggs 1-A
Choice $3850 Near Gem Original, Sunset Point Collection. An underrated, low-mintage (58,800 coins) date, especially in grades finer than MS63. This Choice Uncirculated representative exhibits only a few minuscule surface grazes, with boldly struck devices. Just a blush of light golden toning warms the softly frosted luster of this attractive near-Gem.Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. Part of a complete set of Liberty Seated quarters offered by the Sunset Point Collection.
Seated 25C 1865S 1865-S
VG08
PCGS
29677892
Briggs 1-A
Choice HOLD
$550
New December 2! Choice Original, Mt. View Collection. Mintage of all coins in the 1860s decreased as the Civil War drove hard money out of circulation. The quarter dollars were no exception as both the Philadelphia and San Francisco Mints ramped down production. This is yet another low-mintage San Francisco issue, 41,000 pieces, of which CAC has certified but 14.This is a gem piece for the grade, with medium gray color and darker shades outlining the stars, legend, and central figures. A few light lines bisect the eagle, none inconsistent with the assigned grade. Housed in a PCGS Gen 5.0 (2014-2015) Dupont hologram holder.
Seated 25C 1866S 1866-S
VG10
PCGS
81734995
Briggs 1-A
Choice HOLD
$1300
New December 2! Choice Original, Mt. View Collection. San Francisco began using a smaller mintmark punch on this issue, and this reverse die has a distinctive cut in the lower portion of the mintmark, an anomaly seen also on the 1867-S and 1869-S quarters. Low mintage is again the watchword for the San Francisco Seated quarter series, with only 28,000 pieces struck in this year. This is a lovely, light silver example with even, smooth surfaces and no distracting marks apart from a short line in Liberty's face. This is an elusive coin, particularly so when CAC-certified, with just 11 pieces approved by CAC altogether. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-date) holder.
Seated 25C 1866S 1866-S
VF30 raw
Briggs 1-A
Market Acceptable $1750 Challenging San Francisco Date, Light Gray Patina, Faint Obverse Clean, Retoning, Sunset Point Collection. A scarce San Francisco date in all grades that become progressively rarer in EF or better. A single die pair produced only 28,000 strikes. This example has uniform light gray surfaces but faint obverse hairlines across Liberty and into the right obverse field. A Market Acceptable quality rating is appropriate as this piece will not TPG certified but has original coloring eye appeal. This is one of those offerings best suitable for a Dansco or Whitman album collection. From the Sunset Point Collection.
Seated 25C 1866S 1866-S
F12 PCGS
32149727

Original $1200 Important San Francisco Date, Crusty Original, Gray-Brown Patina, Accurately Graded, Woodbridge Collection . The 1866-S quarter is definitely an important duplicate offering from the Woodbridge Collection. Purchase from GFRC and the Mt. View Collection during early 2017 and now back on the market. Mintage for the 1866-S date is a tiny 28,000 pieces with a slightly higher survival rate than late 1850s strikes. This original example is covered with crusty gray-brown patina on both sides. There are a few toned over lines on the reverse that are not distracting. Eye appeal is quite pleasing if a fan of old time original gray toning. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder and seeking another home in a circulated grade Seated quarter set.
Seated 25C 1867 1867
EF40
PCGS
31385926

Choice $2100 Choice Original, Gun Metal Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Scarce Date. CAC Approval On November 22! The 1867 Philadephia mintage is quite low for half dimes, dimes and quarters resulting in an ongoing challenge to locate choice examples. 1867 Seated quarter mintag is only 20,000 pieces. This example is a no question original piece with gun metal gray on the obverse and lighter gray throughout the reverse. The obverse has a darker toning arc through upper stars and Liberty's head. Under bright light, the thick patina maintains coloring as seen in the GFRC images. Strike is complete with all star centrils connected along with well defined left leg and arrow feathers on the reverse. There are no blemishes whatsoever. This is an opportunity for advanced Seated quarter collectors as this piece is strictly original and accurately graded. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder.
Seated 25C 1867 1867
MS62 PCGS
06866831
Briggs 1-A
Choice $4250 Choice Original, Sunset Point Collection. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. Part of a complete set of Liberty Seated quarters offered by the Sunset Point Collection.
Seated 25C 1867S 1867-S
F15 PCGS
14165155
Briggs 1-A
Original HOLD
$1500
New December 2! Original, Mt. View Collection. This issue has been a prized rarity at the Mint State level, but it remains challenging across all grade levels, and especially so with this level of quality. This pleasing piece offers hints of color underneath a light silver surface, with wisps of rose and blue embedded throughout. The obverse is predominantly light gray while the reverse is slightly more intense. Mark are minimal and there is a small tick at star 4. The eye appeal is strong, and, when matched with rarity of the issue, combines to create a numismatic prize. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Seated 25C 1868S 1868-S
F12
PCGS
29100374
Briggs 1-A
Choice $400 New December 2! Choice Original, Mt. View Collection. Most of the low-mintage San Francisco quarters were struck from a single die pair, and the 1868-S issue is no exception. Curiously, the reverse die used for the 1866, 1867, and 1869 San Francisco quarters was not used in this year. Medium gray toning covers both sides of this example, with heavier dirt in the lower portions of the obverse and reverse. A couple horizontal lines bisect Liberty, but the surfaces are smooth and original. There is a small patch of roughness above the right wing, even so this remains a most appealing example for the grade. Briggs 1-A, the only die pair for this issue, with mintmark punched to the left. CAC has certified just 15 pieces. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 (2014-2015) Dupont hologram holder.
Seated 25C 1868S 1868-S
EF Details PCGS
83712288

Cleaned $650 Low Mintage Date, White Surfaces, Cleaned, LaSalle Collection. Mintage of 96,000 and available in lower circulated grades. The 1868-S is always difficult to locate choice as CAC has only approved 13 pieces in all grades including mint state. The LaSalle Collection brings a cleaned example to market at a fair offer price. Surfaces are uniform white after a light cleaning and dip. Obverse hairlines are evident during 10x loupe inspection. Those hairlines are also visible in the on the GFRC images. Reverse cleaning is minimal if any. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with EF Details certification. Device details are close to AU grade level. Fair value for an original example at this grade level is about $1250. GFRC offer price is half that amount.
Seated 25C 1868S 1868-S
AU55 PCGS
35966075

Choice $2650 Rare Date and Grade, Absolutely Choice Original Surfaces, Frosty Cartwheels, A Noteworthy GFRC Offering . 1868 San Francisco strikes totaled 96,000 pieces with a terribly low survival rate in AU or better. PCGS has graded nine in all AU grades with several having questionable originality. CAC approval in AU is abysmal with a grand total of two AU58s and no others at the other AU grades. This offering is one of two graded PCGS AU55. Surfaces are 100% original with silver gray frosty luster on both sides. Moderate cartwheels remain during bright light viewing. Strike is typical with weakness at the upper obverse. There is an ancient line through the breastd that holds this piece back from CAC approval. What a pity as the surfaces are compliant in terms of strict originality. One of the nicest 1868-S quarters I've had the pleasure of handling since launching GFRC. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder and ready for placement in an advanced collection.
Seated 25C 1868S 1868-S
VF35 PCGS
83703745

Choice $935 Scarce Date, Choice Original, Uniform Gray-Brown Patina, Conservative Grading. Liberty Seated quarters never cease to amaze me as to the number of very scarce dates with mintage under 100,000. Take for example this choice 1868 San Francisco struck piece with a mintage of only 96,000 and low PCGS populations throughout the grade range. Seven examples are reported at VF35 and only eight at the EF40 grade when viewing CoinFacts. Between EF40 and AU58, there are an additional thirteen graded and few known in mint state. Surfaces on this example are cover with uniform gray-brown patina. Strike is typical for the Type II obverse design by James Longacre and I believe the assigned PCGS grade is more a function of strike than wear. Looking at the reverse, an EF40 grade is justified. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder and ready for inclusion in an advanced Seated collection. Images after the Manchester NH show if it lasts that long.
Seated 25C 1868S 1868-S
F12 PCGS
37193517

Original $350 Choice Original, Orchard Collection. Coins like this are what collecting Seated coinage is all about - rare, plainly circulated, charming reminders of a different and long-forgotten time. A market-acceptable line across the reverse shield attests to the coin's use in commerce, and the light gray toning with darker shades in the protected areas is exactly what one expects of a piece that has done honest duty in service of the national economy. Straight-graded by PCGS, this is a better-than-average survivor for the assigned grade level, with smooth surfaces and no major distractions. The coin is hand selected from the Orchard Collection's Dansco album and freshly graded in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-date) holder.
Seated 25C 1869 1869
PR64
PCGS
32735524
Briggs 2-B
Choice $1025 Consignor Buyout and Price Reduction, A Near Gem, Bright Reflective Mirrors, Peripheral Rose Gold, Hammered Strike, Clean Fields, Fairly Graded. 1869 proof strikes were limited to 600 pieces and are listed as Briggs 2-B in Larry's Encyclopedia. This example has been well preserved with near gem original surfaces. The mirrors are bright and reflective with peripheral rose gold decorating the untoned centers. Strike is absolutely hammered with high relief devices. The right obverse field has a few faint hairlines that limits the grade on a technical basis but with excellent eye appeal. CAC believed so and rewarded with a green bean. Housed in 2015 PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Seated 25C 1869 1869
MS63 PCGS
22104204

Choice $4685 Very Scarce Philadelphia Date, Choice Original, Relfective Cartwheel Luster, Lightly Mirrored Fields, Hammered Strike. Tiny mintage of only 16,000 places this 1869 strike near the top of the list for rare Philadelphia mint issues in the Liberty Seated quarter series. PCGS has graded six (6) at the MS63 grade level with only six (6) finer. This example is at the ideal "value" point in terms of perservation states versus cost. Light rose-gold toning enhances the reflective fields and frosty devices. A few minor marks do not distract. It would be difficult to locate an example nicer than this sharply struck specimen at the asking price. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. Consigned by an individual that wishes to stay silent but carries a big bag of great Liberty Seated quarters. Last sold at auction during 2010 and finally back to the market via GFRC.
Seated 25C 1869 1869
MS63 PCGS
16653356
Briggs 1-A
Choice $4350 Choice Original, Sunset Point Collection. The 1869 Seated Liberty quarter boasts a tiny mintage of 16,000 pieces, and examples are very scarce to rare in all grades. The present coin exhibits fine detail on all design elements and the surfaces are semiprooflike, especially on the reverse. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. Part of a complete set of Liberty Seated quarters offered by the Sunset Point Collection.
Seated 25C 1869 1869
VF30 PCGS
10350628

Original $950 Better Philadelphia Date, Original Surfaces, Orchard Collecton. Silver coinage production following the Civil War period was not robust, and picked up only with the mining discoveries of the 1870s. This lower-mintage 1869 quarter is typical of the era, with a low mintage of only 16,000 pieces. Lightly cleaned in the past, at a market acceptable level, and now retoning in shades of russet and gold and with more intense blue-green at the rims. The strike is typical, with flat stars and some weakness in the reverse arrow feathers. PCGS has certified less than a hundred examples of this date, and the present example will appeal to the collector seeking a lot of rarity at a reasonable price point. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Seated 25C 1869S 1869-S
F15
PCGS
14831157
Briggs 1-A
Choice HOLD
$650
New December 2! Choice Original, Mt. View Collection. This a gem example for the grade, with even, medium toning and no distracting spots. Surfaces are smooth and remarkably problem-free for the grade. CAC has certified only 12 examples, making any buying opportunity an infrequent event. As with all 1869-S quarters, this example exhibits traces of the date in the dentils at the obverse base of the coin. Briggs 1-A, the only die pair used for 1869-S quarters. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.4 holder (2005-2011).
Seated 25C 1870 1870
MS62 PCGS
24215311
Briggs 1-A
Original $2000 Scarce Mint State Grade, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Creamy Tan-Gold Patina, Original Surfaces, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Sunset Point Collection. Like many Philadelphia Seated quarter dates from the Civil War and Reconstruction period, 1870 brought a limited of mintage of 86,400 pieces. In mint state, most 1870 survivors will be found at the MS61 or MS62 grade level. This attractive specimen is sharply struck. Frosty luster is consistent with the assigned grade level. A faint tan-gold patina covers both sides with additional darker speckles on the obverse. Worthy of consideration as few are available at this grade level. Housed in 2012 transitional PCGS blue label holder and edge view insert. Part of a complete set of Liberty Seated quarters offered by the Sunset Point Collection.
Seated 25C 1870 1870
EF40 PCGS
30932682
Briggs 1-A
Choice $350 New October 23! Low Mintage Philadelphia Date, Choice Original, Natural Olive-Gray Patina, White Pine Collection. A surprisingly difficult Philadelphia date to locate choice with a mintage of only 86.400. That mintage figure is about 10,000 less than the 1868-S date for a perspective. Survival rate is higher than the 1868-S with eighteen pieces certified in both EF40 and EF45 per PCGS population report. This choice original example is toned over with a thick olive gray patina. Heavy die rust is evident within the vertical obverse shield lines as discussed by Briggs. All business strikes are from the same heavily rusted obverse die. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder. A "Top of the Ladder" offering from the White Pine Collection.
Seated 25C 1871 1871
MS62 NGC
1795229001
Briggs 3-C
Original $1250 Better Philadelphia Date, Brilliant Cartwheel Luster, Near Choice Original, Hammered Strike, Accurately Graded, Sunset Point Collection. A better Philadelphia date with limited mintage of 118,200 pieces. Brilliant cartwheel luster is immediately evident during bright light viewing. Strike is hammered, and coupled with the lustrous surfaces, provides for excellent eye appeal. Wispy hairlines in the obverse fields account for the assigned grade. In hand and bright light viewing suggests a higher grade. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert that dates back to the late 1990s. Part of a complete set of Liberty Seated quarters offered by the Sunset Point Collection.
Seated 25C 1871 1871
EF45 PCGS
28822854

Choice $350 New October 23! Scarce Philadelphia Date, Ebony-Gray Patina, Hammered Strike, Accurately Graded, White Pine Collection. 1871 brought the playing of the first Major League Baseball game. While baseball players were learning professional sports, the Philadelpha mint was busy striking Liberty Seated coinage. A total of 118,200 quarters were struck. This White Pine Collection offering features a hammered strike with high relief devices on both sides. Surfaces are covered with ebony-gray patina and are unabraded. Overall, a pleasing 1871 strike that would fit nicely into a higher circulated grade date and mintmark set. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2012-2014) holder.
Seated 25C 1871S 1871-S
VG10
PCGS
33194287
Briggs 1-A
Choice HOLD
$2200
New December 2! Choice Original, Mt. View Collection. For many years this was an underrated date in the series, but today is more recognized with the advent of certified population reports. In addition to the PCGS and NGC reports, we now also have the CAC census, which provides additional insight into the quality of the remaining population. For the 1871-S, CAC has blessed but a tiny group of 11 pieces, and this coin is among the most affordable of these select few. Light silver color covers both sides of this example, while the obverse stars, date, and central figure are nicely outlined by minimal crust in the protected areas. There are a few scattered marks as expected for the grade, but the surfaces are largely smooth and the overall eye appeal is strong. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-date) holder.
Seated 25C 1871S 1871-S
MS61 PCGS
21658088

Choice $7000 Choice Original, Springfield Collection. The 1871-S Seated quarter doesn't get as much attention as the even rarer 1872-S, but longtime collectors of the series are aware of how tough this issue is, especially in higher grades like the present example. This multi-chromatic piece is pleasingly toned with obverse chestnut shades and reverse hues of blue and pink. The coin is well struck with full detail in the lower part of the eagle, a perpetual problem area on Seated quarters, and the star centers are nearly complete. A light line across the eagle's throat blends into the toning. GFRC recently sold an MS62 example for $8,750. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.1 (2002-2004) holder. From Pinnacle Rarities, August 2004, to the present consignor.
Seated 25C 1871S 1871-S
EF40 PCGS
60214687
Briggs 1-A
Original $4250 Key San Francisco Date, Near Choice Original Surfaces, Steely Gray Patina, Residual Luster, Typical Strike, Golden Harvest Collection. Ex. Eugene Gardner Collection. One of the key San Francisco dates in the Liberty Seated quarter series with a tiny mintage of 30,900. Most surviving examples, when found, will be in lower circulated graded. This EF40 graded example offers the Eugene Gardner pedigree. PCGS has only graded four examples at EF40 and another four at EF45 as a testament to the rarity of this date. Surfaces are strictly original with light gray base patina on both sides. The left reverse has an additional crusty film that further validates the no question originality. Accurately graded with bold devices and some residual luster during bright light inspection. There are no abrasions to discuss other than tiny chatter in the lower shield. A well preserved specimen that is housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert that dates back to the late 1990s. An important duplicate offering from the Golden Harvest Collection.
Seated 25C 1871S 1871-S
VF20 PCGS
6692578
Briggs 1-A
Original $2750 Key San Francisco Date, Original Gray Patina, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded, Only Two Graded VF20. Mintage of only 30,900 and very scarce due to low survival rates. GFRC is pleased to be offering one of the two examples graded at VF20 level by PCGS. Due to heavy circulation in the frontier western United States, few survivors are known. This example is completely original with uniform gun metal gray patina on both sides. Some crusty toning is seen around the stars, date and on the reverse devices. Fields and devices are entirely blemish free. If the 1871-S date remains as a hole in your Liberty Seated quarter date and mintmark set, then now may just be the time to acquire a strictly original specimen with strong device details. Accurately graded and fairly priced. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert.
Seated 25C 1872 1872
MS64 NGC
447095004
Briggs 2-B
Choice $3750 Choice Original, Sunset Point Collection. A very flashy and highly reflective coin that is well defined in most areas. Each side shows subtle golden patina that adds considerable character to the overall eye appeal of this lovely coin. Housed in a green label holder. An excellent value for an MS64 piece, and a much scarcer date in the better grades of Mint State with only 13 other pieces so graded by PCGS and two finer Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert that dates back to the late 1990s. Part of a complete set of Liberty Seated quarters offered by the Sunset Point Collection.
Seated 25C 1872S 1872-S
VG10
PCGS
27767091
Briggs 1-A
Choice $3950 New December 2! Choice Original, Mt. View Collection. This is the key to the San Francisco Seated quarter set, with a low mintage of 83,000 pieces and an even lower rate of survival. In over 30 years of operation, PCGS and NGC combined have reported only 75 grading events total. Of these 75, only eight have been CAC-certified. This example features medium gray toning with hints of chestnut on both sides. Apart from a few marks at star 6 and 7 the fields are smooth. As is typical for lower-grade examples, the obverse detail is stronger than the reverse. The aesthetic appeal is strong, and altogether this presents an enticing combination of rarity and quality. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder.
Seated 25C 1872S 1872-S
AU50 PCGS
50064374

Original $6950 Original, Springfield Collection. This is the toughest S-mint piece in the Seated quarter series, with a mintage of 83,000 pieces. Although other S-mint quarters were struck in lower quantities, Briggs notes that many of the 1872-S issue were likely melted in 1873. As a result, availability is the key word, and this issue is decidedly in the "least available" category. The present example has a gray "skin" and is evenly toned. The strike is typical, with flat stars as noted by Briggs for the issue. The reverse exhibits a die clash through the scroll, a well-known characteristic of the 1872-S reverse die. GFRC sold an AU55 example for $7500 in 2017. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.1 (2002-2004) holder. Sold by Brian Greer to the present consignor, who was a steady customer, in August 2003.
Seated 25C 1872S 1872-S
VF25 raw
Briggs 1-A
Cleaned $4500 Rarest San Francisco Minted Date, Glossy Luster, Old Non Abrasive Clean, Retoning Gray-Gold, Sunset Point Collection. The Liberty Seated quarter series key San Franc isco date with limited mintage of 83,000. A date that is difficult to locate in any grade or condition. Briggs speculates that, "most probably melted in 1873 creating a far greater demand than supply." This offering is part of the Sunset Point Collection and demonstrated how difficult this date is to locate well preserved and in high grade. Surfaces are glossy from an old non mechanical cleaning and are recovering with light gray and gold coloring. Fields are essentially blemish free regardless of the time in circulation. An ideal candidate for a Dansco or Whitman bookshelf album collection as nearly every set has this hole unfilled.
Seated 25C 1873 1873
With Arrows
MS63
PCGS
13522196

Choice $1385 Choice Original, Beautiful Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Intermixed Teal, Rose and Gold Patina, Accurately Graded. A perfect With Arrows type coin for an AU or Mint State type set. Quality Liberty Seated quarters are always challenging to locate so those with CAC approval should garner close attention. That is the case with this lovely 1873 With Arrows example. Perfectly original with uniform teal gold patina that remains transparent to the underlying cartwheel luster. Overall strike is well executed and balanced. Original mint state is easily seen throughout the main devices and fields and undisturbed. The assigned MS63 grade is accurate given that the thick patina dampens some of the luster. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. If you are a fan of strict originality and natural toning then this lovely quarter is for you. I would rather have this example in my collection rather than a blast white example that might achieve a higher grade.
Seated 25C 1873 1873
No Arrows Closed 3
EF Details PCGS
18321959

Market Acceptable $1850 No Arrows, Closed 3. Crusty Gray Surfaces, Faint Environment Damage, Orchard Collecton. This EF-details 1873 closed 3 quarter has an interesting story. No Arrows quarters of this year (struck prior to April 1) come with either a closed or open 3. The closed 3, struck first, was confused with an 8, and thus the date punch was modified to an open 3, resulting in a variety visible to the naked eye. Other denominations also feature the closed 3 variety, and the 1873 U.S. coinage is rich with over 50 different issues when one takes into account the combinations of arrows, mintmarks, and open and closed 3s. Minted for only a short time, the closed 3 quarter becomes very tough in higher grades with an MS63 being the finest known. This particular example exhibits EF details, with environmental issues impairing the luster, and there is faint obverse porosity. The strike is typical, with some star centers present and decent detail in the reverse arrow feathers. Briggs 2-B with the date sloping downward from left to right. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with the Geniune designation on the label.
Seated 25C 1873 1873
With Arrows
MS63 NGC
1716019071

Original $1250 Near Choice Original, Sunset Point Collection. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert that dates back to the late 1990s. Part of a complete set of Liberty Seated quarters offered by the Sunset Point Collection.
Seated 25C 1873 1873
No Arrows Open 3
AU55 PCGS
35038782
Briggs 1-A
Choice $575 Pleasing Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Choice Original Surfaces, Light Lavendar-Rose Patina, Completely Strike, Excellent Bright Light Performance . If a superior 1873 No Arrows Open 3 quarter has been on your shopping list, then this above average example might be for you! A single bright light inspection definitely made me a believer. First is the frosty cartwheel luster that is active and vibrant. Second is the soft lavendar-rose patina that floats on the obverse and reverse surfaces. Strike is complete on both sides with no points of weakness. Choice surfaces are also blemish free. The resulting eye appeal is very pleasing. Wear is limited to faint rub on the left facing breast and lower knee. Accurately grade and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Please give this lovely quarter special consideration.
Seated 25C 1873 1873
No Arrows, Closed 3
AU55 PCGS
25283267
Briggs 2-B
Original $6000 Original, Sunset Point Collection. After the early strikings of 1873 coinage made the 3 in the date look like another 8, another Open 3 logotype was produced and implemented. (This problem recurred 50 years later with the Peace dollar, but no such change was made, much to the regret of collectors with weak eyesight.) The coin on offer is a Closed 3 1873 quarter with just a touch of wear on silver-blue surfaces that retain largely intact luster. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. Part of a complete set of Liberty Seated quarters offered by the Sunset Point Collection.
Seated 25C 1873 1873
No Arrows, Closed 3
VF25 PCGS OGH
8340710

Original $1050 Closed 3 Date Punch Variety, Frosty White Luster, Low Mintage Date, Very Scarce at Grade Level. A scarce 1873 Liberty Seated quarter date punch size variety with mintage of 40,000. Initial produced in 1873 until complaints that the 3 digit in the date was too closed and could be mistaken for an 8 digit. Date punches were retooled for the dime, quarter, and half dollars denominations resulting in two date punche sizes for that year priority to the addition of arrow. This example has been net graded during the early days of PCGS grading. Device details are full EF or better with brilliant frosty luster that may not be original. At a minimum, this Seated quarter has been dipped. Housed in PCGS Gen 3.0 (1990-1993) old green holder.
Seated 25c 1873 1873
No Arrows Closed 3
VF20 ICG
2704250401
Briggs 2-B
Market Acceptable $900 Closed 3, Rare Business Strike, Ancient Dip, Retoning Light Gold, Conservative Grading, Sunset Point Collection. The 1873 Closed 3 date is an R5 rarity in all grades. Locating a business strike example that is fully choice may take a decade and some luck to boot. Mintage is listed at 40,000 but few survived due to melting at the Philadelphia mint during transition to With Arrows dies. Actually, proof examples, with a mintage of only 600 are more available and caution is always advised to check for business strike diagnostics when considering a purchase. This Closed 3 example, from the Sunset Point Collection, is a no question business strike with reverse die marker in the lower shield. ICG has net graded this example at the VF20 level though device details are closer to VF30/VF35. Surfaces have seen a long ago dip or other form of non mechanical cleaning leaving glossy reflective luster. Surfaces are recovering with in hand gray coloring that shifts to light gold under a bright light. The ICG net grade of VF20 is quite fair in my opinion given the rarity and probability of locating a better example. PCGS price guides lists $1250 for the VF20 grade with two CoinFacts auction records that are in alignment. This example is therefore priced at the same level. A true rarity in the Seated quarter series and an important offering from the Sunset Point Collection.
Seated 25C 1873S 1873-S
With Arrows
F15
PCGS
83668739

Choice $225 Choice Original, Uniform Gun Metal Gray Patina, Well Struck, Blemish Free, Accurately Graded, Mt. View Liberty Seated Quarter Collection. 1873 San Francisco strikes have a mintage of 156,000 and are much scarcer than its 1874-S following year counterpart. This Fine 15, from the Mt. View Collection has strictly original gray patina and choice surfaces. Strike strike is unifiorm with full denticles and well formed stars. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder and worthy of special consideration by those building a mid circulated grade date and mintmark set.
Seated 25C 1873S 1873-S
AU55 PCGS
35989999
Briggs 2-B
Original New Price
HOLD
$725
Consignor Buyout & Price Reduction! Better With Arrows San Francisco Date, Near Choice Original, Rich Rose-Blue Patina, Satiny Luster, Completely Struck. 1873 brings the better of the two With Arrows San Francisco dates. This well preserved example is an important acquistion opportunity for serious collectors of the Seated quarter denomination. Both sides are covered with rich rose patina on both sides along with a blue band on the lower obverse. Pleasing satiny luster is immediately released during bright light inspection. Strike is typically well executed for this date with this specimen being fully impressed. Mintage is only 156,000. PCGS population is only fifteen in all AU grades (AU50 to AU58) with only two graded at the AU55 level. This is a chance to acquire one of the two AU55s certified. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder. Recently purchased from the Watch Hill consignor with price reduction.
Seated 25C 1874 1874
With Arrows
PR61 PCGS
37193519

Original $800 Original, Scarce Date. This a superior example for the assigned grade level, with icy devices approaching cameo status. The strike is superb with great clarity beneath the reverse shield, a notorious problem spot for Seated quarters. Deep, watery mirrors host a few obverse hairlines as expected at the PR61 level, while the reverse surface is largely free of any blemishes. There is a light line running from Liberty's nose to the rim. Silver-toned with occasional hints of crimson at the rims. This coin is housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 holder, hand selected from the Orchard Collection's Dansco album, and freshly graded.
Seated 25C 1874 1874
With Arrows
MS64 NGC
289147007

Choice $1600 With Arrows Type, Tan-Gold Patina, Frosty Luster, Active Cartwheels, Choice Original Surfaces, Typical Strike, Sunset Point Collection. A perfect With Arrows type offering or ideal for those pursuing mint state Seated quarters. Sparkling cartwheel luster and thick mint frost are immediately evident during bright light viewing. Both sides are toned. Obverse coloring is mostly tannish-gold while the reverse is creamy white gold with embedded sky blue. Strike is typical for the date. Abrasions are to a minimum and consistent with the assigned grade. Heavy die clashing is also seen on the obverse. Overall, a frosty choice original offering for the selective collector. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert that dates back to the late 1990s. Part of a complete set of Liberty Seated quarters offered by the Sunset Point Collection.
Seated 25C 1874S 1874-S
F12
PCGS
83631828
Briggs 2-A
Choice HOLD
$115
New December 2! Choice Original, Mt. View Collection. With Arrows quarters are pursued by many U.S. type coin collectors, creating appeal to a wide audience. While quarters in the mid-1870s become more common, quality remains elusive, with just 29 pieces of this issued certified by CAC. This example represents the characteristic "look" of the consignor's collection, with medium gray surfaces neatly surrounded by crust in the protected areas of the stars, date, legend, and central figures. A couple light lines cross Liberty's breast but are minor considerations given the overall eye appeal. Briggs 2-A with an upward sloping date and the 1 in the date aligned with vertical stripe 7. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-date) holder.
Seated 25C 1874S 1874-S
With Arrows
AU55 PCGS
38288051

Choice $450 Potential With Arrows Type, Satiny Luster, Olive-Gold Patina, Springfield Collection. Satiny luster and deep olive-gold and rose toning are the highlights of this choice original 1874 San Francisco strike. Bright light viewing accentuates the intermixed shades including a heavy golden presence on the reverse. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder. Another wonderful market release by the Springfield Collection.
Seated 25C 1874S 1874-S
With Arrows
F15 PCGS
32937478

Original $2100 Original Light Gray Surfaces, Ebony Highlights, Nice Example, Accurately Graded, Mountain View Collection. An attractive 1874 With Arrows quarter struck at the San Francisco mint. Surfaces are original with light gray patina that is further covered with scattered ebony verdigris. This piece is blemish free and comes with a typical strike for the issue. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A quality offering from the Mountain View Collection that is accurately graded.
Seated 25C 1875 1875
AU58 PCGS
83230834

Original $200 New October 12! Price Reduction October 12, 2019 - Near Choice Original, Antique Silver Gray Patina, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Fully Struck, Twins Lakes Collection. A lovely 1875 with classic frosty silver gray surfaces and active cartwheel luster. A near choice original with a complete strike and always a plus when evaluating Type II/II design Seated quarters. The obverse right field has a few wisply hairlines under 10x loupe that holds this piece back from full Choice quality rating. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Yet another quality offering from the Twins Lakes Collection
Seated 25C 1875 1875
AU50 PCGS
84309057

Original $150 Original Surfaces, Light Crusty Olive-Gray Patina, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Well Struck, Accurately Graded. A perfect type coin for fans of strict originality. Both sides of this 1875 Philadelphia strike are covered with a light crusty olive gray skin that mutes some of the luster. Under a light source,sufficient frosty cartwheel luster remains regardless of the thick patina. Strike is complete, especially on the obverse with high relief stars. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Seated 25C 1875 1875
VG08 PCGS
31642445

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

Original $1325 May 14, 2019 Price Reduction! Scarce Date, Original Light Gray, Residual Luster, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded, Murphy's Collection. Price Reduction Effective October 17, 2018. The 1875-CC Seayed quarter date does not secure enough recognition for its scarcity. Production of Carson City Mint quarters substantially increased to to 140,000 in 1875. This is scarce in all grades and very scarce in AU or better. This well preserved example offers light golden gray surfaces and residual luster. Mint luster surrounds most stars and is seen within the gown lines. Frost and metal flow lines surround the reverse legend also. There are a few faint rim chatter anomalies but nothing distracting as attempting to be 100% accurate. Strike is typical. Accurately graded and housed in new large font NGC holder. An important Liberty Seated quarter dollar offering from Murphy's Collection to consider.
Seated 25C 1875S 1875-S
F15
PCGS
15449990
Briggs 1-A
Choice HOLD
$165
New December 2! Choice Original, Mt. View Collection. Although a lower mintage issue, with less than a million pieces struck, the 1875-S pricing is more in line with "common date" status. Such opportunities are numerous with the Liberty Seated series. This example is another gem for the grade from the Mountain View collection, with unspotted, even gray toning and original crust embedded in the recesses of the design. Briggs 1-A, the only variety for this issue. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1876 1876
MS62
PCGS OGH
3303305

Choice $495 Choice Original, Sunset Point Collection. Description added! This lovely, CAC-approved Seated quarter features soft, pastel tones underlaid by vibrant luster. The strike is typical, with the star centers and arrow feathers not completely brought up. There are no distracting marks and the overall effect is pleasing. From the Sunset Point collection and housed in a Gen 3.1 (1993-1998) PCGS old green holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1876 1876
VF25 PCGS
33771864

Original $75 Misplaced Digit in Denticles, Original Gray, Accurately Graded, Mountain View Collection. Another example of PCGS struggling to get variety attributes straight. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with label attribution reading "RPD FS-302 (FS-006.8)". Unfortunately, the date is not repunched, rather there is a misplaced digit in denticles between 87 digits. Surfaces are original with light to medium gray toning. An opportunity to start a collection of mis-attributed Seated varieties..... Another interesting piece from the Mountain Collection.
Seated 25C 1876CC 1876-CC
MS64 PCGS
32930489
Briggs 7-F
Choice $1350 Choice Orignal, Lightly Rusted Obverse, Mirrored Fields, Uniform Crusty Gray Patina, Accurately Graded . Small CC, Type 2 Reverse, Die Scratch above Star 8. A choice original example of the Briggs 7-F die pairing with mirrored obverse and reverse fields under bright light. Surfaces are covered with uniform crusty light gray patina that contains gold and aquamarine hues. Strike is hammered with boldly rounded stars and deeply impressed major devices. Obverse die is lightly rusted with a bold die scratch in the denticles above star 8 while the reverse offers die cracks throughout the legend and denomination. Accurately graded with no blemishes to note. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. This GFRC mint state Seated quarter offering is for those collectors wanting originality as a priority over bright lustrous surfaces. Bright light performance with the mirrored fields validates the MS64 grade level.
Seated 25C 1876S 1876-S
MS64 PCGS
21525750

Choice $825 Choice Original, Sunset Point Collection. Description added! This frosty piece is dappled with russet and gold on both sides, as the central figures peak out from the toned fields. The strike is complete, with the exception of die cracks and weakness in the lower reverse around QUAR. DOL. A fingermark in the obverse right field mixes in with the toning. Housed in a Gen 4.1 (2002-2004) old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert and part of the Sunset Point complete set of Liberty Seated quarters.
Seated 25C 1877 1877
MS64 NGC
1716019086

Original $750 Near Choice Original, Sunset Point Collection. Description added! A hammered strike is the hallmark of this exceptionally well-detailed piece, with deep lettering, strong star centers, and distinct feathering in the eagle. Some chatter in the right obverse field limits the technical grade, but the real attraction is the frosted devices that impart the look of a Cameo proof. Untoned and brilliant with the exception of a patch of deep gold around Liberty's knee. From the Sunset Point collection, housed in an old (late-1990s) NGC holder with standard ring insert.
Seated 25C 1877 1877
AU58 PCGS
84304449

Original $290 Crusty Original, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Ft. Lauderdale Collection. A quality 1877 Philadelphia strike with offers satiny cartwheel luster under crusty gray patina. Strike is complete with every star nicely rounded and full head details. Reverse is in a late die state with die cracks throughout the legend. Reverse has a few ancient micro lines that are not distracting and completely toned over. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Another consigned offering from the Ft. Lauderdale Collection.
Seated 25C 1877CC 1877-CC
VG10 PCGS
26594266
Briggs 2-B
Original $100 Repunched Date, Original, Mt. View Liberty Seated Quarter Collection. First Right of Refusal Event - Sunday September 30 9:00 PM ET - Housed in 2013 transitional PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert.
Seated 25C 1877S 1877-S
MS64 NGC
1848081015
Briggs 11-J
Choice $895 Medium S, Near Gem Original, Huge Bright Light Eye Appeal, Accurately Graded. If GFRC customers could only view this piece under bright light...Wow! Strictly original and natural patina covers the surfaces and the in hand appearance is that of mostly rose coloring with some aquamarine at the obverse rim and light rose across the reverse. Well that all changes when this piece is exposed to a light source. The obverse turns into a color masterpiece with core blue and rose intermixed center that transitions to light yellow gold at the rims. Believe me, I'm not over exaggerating on this one and the eye appeal is well above MS64. The reverse stays rose under bright light with a dash of blues at AMERICA. Housed in pristine older NGC holder.
Seated 25C 1877S 1877-S
MS64 NGC
1634986002

Choice $800 Choice Original, Sunset Point Collection. Description added! The 1877-S Seated quarter may be one of the more available pieces in the series, but it's hard to get tired of looking at well-preserved 19th century silver coinage. This MS64 peice is largely untoned, with occasional touches of ochre at the rims. The strike is complete with most star centers defined. A few ticks are hidden in the lower portion of Liberty's gown. This would be a nice addition to a Seated type set or high-grade collection of Seated quarters. Housed in a late-1990s NGC holder with standard ring insert. Part of a complete set of Liberty Seated quarters offered by the Sunset Point Collection.
Seated 25C 1877S 1877-S
VG10 PCGS
33285888

Original $35 Original, Mt. View Liberty Seated Quarter Collection. First Right of Refusal Event - Sunday September 30 9:00 PM ET - Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Seated 25C 1878CC 1878-CC
MS63 PCGS
21887432
Briggs 2-B
Choice $1650 Choice Original, Sunset Point Collection. Description added! The appeal of any CC coin in the Seated series is undeniable, and even more so at this grade level. Carson City was a hard to reach, backwater location, but nearby silver was abundant, and the residents were justifiably proud of their coining capability. The present, silver-toned example exhibits a complete strike along with a few streaks of obverse brown. Briggs 2-B variety, with even date and no reverse die polishing. Housed in a Gen 4.2 (2004-2005) old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert.
Seated 25C 1878S 1878-S
F12
PCGS
26878168
Briggs 1-A
Choice HOLD
$900
New December 2! Choice Original, Mt. View Collection. The 1878-S is the last difficult San Francisco Seated quarter, with the 1888-S and 1891-S being more easily acquired issues. CAC has certified but 12 examples. This piece exhibits medium gray toning and hints of olive underlying the surface. Consistent with other coins in the Mountain View consignment, lighter fields and central figures contrast with darker shades in protected areas. Scattered ticks cover largely smooth surfaces, and the aesthetic appeal is compelling, especially in light of the rarity of this issue. Briggs 1-A, the only die pair for this issue. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1878S 1878-S
EF Details PCGS
37193523

Market Acceptable $1150 Original, Lustrous. "There is no substitute for rarity" goes the old saying, and this coin certainly clears the bar with regard to that consideration. Initial mintage was low to begin with, and Briggs notes that many were melted at the time of issue and diverted toward Morgan dollar production. The assigned EF details grade is on the low side and, while the obverse is not quite at the AU level, the reverse detail clearly qualifies. The surfaces, especially the reverse, are a tad too glossy for a straight grade, but the piece remains a strongly detailed example of a rare date, with no distracting marks. This coin is housed in a recent PCGS Gen 6.0 holder, and hand selected from the Orchard Collection's Dansco album.
Seated 25C 1883 1883
MS64
PCGS
05866011
Briggs 2-A
Choice New Price
$1500
Near Gem Original, Sunset Point Collection. CAC liked this 1883 Seated quarter from the Sunset Point collection, and it's easy to see why. The strike is hammered without no weakness, and original luster booms from the surfaces. Toning is light, with scattered bronze in the reverse legend and arrowheads, while the obverse reveals a couple toning dots at stars 1 and 9. Housed in a Gen 4.1 (2002-2004) old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert.
Seated 25C 1883 1883
PR55 PCGS
37193525

Original HOLD
$350
Original, Rim-Toned Proof. The run of low-mintage, late date Seated quarters, from 1879-1890, is an interesting set to put together, and many collectors often choose proof examples, as business strikes for some of the years are quite challenging. This 1883 proof is the Briggs 1-A variety, with traces of errant digits in the dentils below the date. Circulation marks are evident on both sides, as expected for the grade level. The strike is bold, consistent with the proof attribution. Toning is brilliant with gold and burgundy at the obverse rims. Hand selected from the Orchard Collection's Dansco album, this coin is recently graded by PCGS and housed in a Gen 6.0 holder.
Seated 25C 1883 1883
VF35 raw

Original HOLD
$425
New November 10! Low Mintage Philadelphia Date, Light Gray Patina, Ideal for Dansco or Whitman Bookshelf Album. Low mintage of 14,400 pieces with most survivors being placed in numismatic cabinets at the time of issue. A small portion of the mintage actually saw circulation resulting is very low survival numbers for present day collectors. This VF35 graded example features natural faint gray coloring and some residual luster. Reverse strike is weak as compared to the fully struck obverse. Another ungraded value offering from the West Texas collection.
Seated 25C 1883 1883
VG08 PCGS
32498327

Original $425 Original Gray, Net Graded, Rare In Circulated Grades. A rare Philadelphia 1883 strike and the only VG8 example graded by PCGS. The 1883 date is rare in all circulated grades with only (14) total pieces certified in the Fa2 through VF20 grades; (4) of the (14) are in Fa2 and AG3. This example has been net graded as the obverse is full F12 while the reverse has a worn left rim. Surfaces haver honest waer and are covered with medium gray patina. There are no distracting marks. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder.
Seated 25C 1884 1884
F15
PCGS
32624852

Choice $650 Very Scarce Later Philadelphia Date, Natural Light Gray Patina, Choice Original, Blemish Free, Accurately Graded. Ex. Mountain View Collection. Just taken in trade during an upgrade and back on the GFRC price list. The 1884 date sports a very low mintage of 8,000 piece. More survivors are found in mint state than in circulated grades and, of course, at a much higher cost. This lovely Fine 15 example offers choice surfaces that are natural toned with a light to medium gray skin. This piece screams originality and is blemish free. Fairly graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval A rare low mintage date for those building circulated grade sets.
Seated 25C 1884 1884
Details PCGS
37193526
Briggs 1-A
Market Acceptable $525 Attractive Toning, AU Detailed Devices, Glossy Reflective Luster, Market Acceptable . 1884 circulation strikes totaled a meager 8,000 pieces. This surviving example presents Market Acceptable in hand appearance with gray base toning and some peripheral aquamarine. Bright light viewing exposure bright reflective luster than is too glossy to be natural. Regardless this is a challenging date with strong device details. Freshly graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with Cleaned EF-Details designation. An opportunity for Dansco collectors at a value price.
Seated 25C 1884 1884
MS63 PCGS
22104005
Briggs 1-A
Choice $1150 Choice Original, Sunset Point Collection. Description added! Collectors tend to have consistent taste, and this 1884 Seated quarter from the Sunset Point collection is a near twin to the 1883 example from the same collection, featuring largely untoned surfaces with scattered shades of khaki at the rims. Although MS/PR attribution is often confused for this date, this coin is clearly in the MS group, with the left base of 1 in the date positioned above a gap in the dentils. The strike is hammered with sharp detail throughout. Housed in a Gen 4.2 (2004-2005) old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. Part of a complete set of Liberty Seated quarters offered by the Sunset Point Collection.
Seated 25C 1888 1888
F12
PCGS
32875826

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

Gem $2250 Gem Cameo, Watery Mirrored Fields, Bold Reflective Cartwheel Luster, Aquamarine-Blue Patina, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection. Eye appeal is on steroids with respect ot this 1888 proof Seated quarter from the Osprey Collection. Proof fields have strong watery texture under bright light and emit crisp reflective luster. A transparent layer of aquamarine-blue covers the obverse while the reverse offers some additional rose hues under a bright light. Strike is hammered as one would expect from a proof strike. Devices are in high relief and illustrate the nuances of every subtle dvice detail. There are a few wispy ancient hairlines in the right field that hold this piece back to PR65 as the eye appeal is consistent with a higher grade. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Another fine numismatic offering from the Opsrey Collection's PCGS blue box of 20 that is being divested. Please note the two hairlines in the left obverse field (on GFRC image) are on the holder and not the coin.
Seated 25C 1888 1888
PR64 PCGS
37193527

Choice $900 Original Circulated proof. This near-gem proof is among the better survivors of the issue, featuring fully brilliant mirrors and a deep, strong strike. Although not qualifying for a cameo designation, one plainly sees marked contrast between the devices and fields, especially on the reverse. The toning is mostly brilliant with more intense coloring above Liberty's head and below the reverse eagle. A few subtle obverse hairlines preclude the gem grade, but on balance the overall appeal is compelling. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 holder, hand selected from the Orchard Collection's Dansco album and recently graded.
Seated 25C 1888 1888
PR63CAM PCGS
13654154
Briggs 1-A
Choice $925 Boldly Reflective Mirrors, Partial Golden Toning, Accurately Graded, West Texas Collection. Old time grading is found on this lovely 1888 Seated quarter proof strike. The Cameo designation is accurate with watery mirrored fields throughout obverse and reverse. A close inspection with 10x loupe while rotating the quarter under bright light revealed some faint obverse hairlines while the reverse is entirely blemish free. In hand viewing and overall appearance suggests a higher grade while a technical loupe inspection revealed the basis for PPR63 designation. There are two gray-gold toned regions otherwise a classic steely proof appearance. Housed in older PCGS blue label holder with standard ring insert. A quality piece from the West Texas Collection at a fair asking price.
Seated 25C 1888 1888
VF20 PCGS
32237603

Original $585 Original, Even Gray Patina, Rare. Late Philadelphia strikes are always in demand and locating problem free examples is challenging. Offered here is the 1888 date with meager mintage of 10,000 pieces. This Seated quarter is accurately graded and strictly original with uniform medium grade surfaces. About the only complaint is a well toned over line through the obverse shield and a few tiny blemishes above Liberty's head. Fresh to market and housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder.
Seated 25C 1889 1889
PR Genuine PCGS
37193528
Briggs 1-A
Cleaned $425 Proof Strike, Watery Obverse Mirrors, Bold Strike, Faint Reverse Porosity, Probably Over Dipped, Orchard Collection. Mintage of only 711 proof strikes during 1889. An interesting proof strike with completely original obverse while reverse exhibits faint porosity. Obverse mirrors have a pleasing watery texture and are completely unabraded. There are no typical faint hairlines. I would grade the obverse side full PF64. Then there is the reverse which has lost its mirrored fields on the lower third due to faint porosity. Freshly graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with Environmental Damage-UNC Details designation. An opportunity for Dansco collectors at a value price.
Seated 25C 1890 1890
AU53 PCGS
35869348

Original $500 Consignor Buy-Out/Price Reduction! Popular Late Philadelphia Date, Frosty Cartwheels, Rose and Blue Toning, Fairly Graded. If a fan of later date Liberty Seated quarters and looking for great luster and colors, then this offering might just be for you. A pleasing example with frosty cartwheel that showcases the rose-blue obverse toning along with reverse golden-rose hues. Strike is typical for the date. Fairly graded and housed in new PCGS Gen 6.0 holder. GFRC images are not the best and fail to capture the strong luster. This one will definitely look much better in hand upon arrival.
Seated 25C 1890 1890
VF30 PCGS
26639637

Choice $265 Popular Lower Mintage Philadephia Date, Crusty Gray-Ebony Patina, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded. 1890 Philadelphia strikes are one of the most popular dates Seated quarter dates at GFRC. This date has a limited mintage of 80,000 and is always a fast seller as difficult to keep choice examples in stock. This offering features normal circulation with solidly original surfaces. A crusty gray-ebony patina covers both sides. Under a light source, some rose hues can be detected. Accurately graded and housed in PCGS Gen 4.5 (2011-2013) blue label holder. Completely fresh to GFRC inventory.
Seated 25C 1891 1891
MS64 PCGS
36518331

Choice $775 Near Gem Original, Sunset Point Collection. Description added! Representing the last year of a 53-year run, the 1891 Seated quarter wraps up one of the more challenging series in U.S. numismatics. This example is brilliant, with mustard toning scattered about the stars and reverse legend. Marks are minimal, and only a couple ticks below Liberty's knee keep this coin out of the gem uncirculated category. The strike is better than average for the 1891 issue, with about the half the star centers delineated. From the Sunset Point Collection, freshly graded and housed in a 2015-style PCGS holder.
Seated 25C 1891 1891
AU53 PCGS
82437691

Original $170 Original Light Gold Patina, Residual Luster, Accurately Graded, Saco River Collection. A last year of issue Liberty Seated quarter with light gold patina covering lustrous surfaces. The obverse offers darker shades with an ebony-gray toning area to the right of the shield. Strike is typical with nearly all star centrils being connected. There is one obverse blemish to the left of Liberty's face. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Another quality offering from the Saco River Collection.
Seated 25C 1891 1891
F15 PCGS
33480243
FS-301
Original $100 Misplaced 89 in Denticles, Top 25 Varieties, Original, Uniform Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Mt. View Liberty Seated Quarter Collection. A low cost example of the 1891 Misplaced Date die variety whereby the top loops of the 8 and 9 date digits are seen in the denticles directly below. A cool late date die variety is include in the Top 25 Varieties set. Surfaces are stritcly original and coveres with light to medium gray patina. Blemish wise, there is one obverse divot by star 13 that is ancient and toned over. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Yet another offering from the Mt. View Collection yhat is fairly priced.
Seated 25C 1891S 1891-S
MS63 NGC
3652526001

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