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 69 Coins for Sale. New coin(s) added on July 30, 2021

Photo Date Grade TPG Variety GFRC Rating Price Description Buy
Seated 25C 1856 1856
VF35
NGC
2089164004

Choice $230 Flag in Gown, Choice Original, GFRC CAC Buyback. Mottled grey shades populate obverse and reverse fields on this better-variety Seated quarter. The color is even and highlighted by silver at the high points while light crust outlines design elements, particularly the reverse shield. Strike is typical, with flat stars, but the feather detail in the eagle is better. The 1856 quarter has a number of misplaced date varieties, which are well documented by Greg Johnson at http://www.seateddimevarieties.com/Quarter_QOM/1856_misplaceddates.htm. This example feature a '5' punched in the gown, most easily identified by a horizontal line extended from the right base of the shield ribbon. Housed in a new large font NGC holder with CAC approval. .
Seated 25C 1856 1856
VF35 PCGS
36869491

Original $95 Honest Wear, Light Gray Surfaces, Southern Texas Collection. Surfaces are toned a light gray and blemish free. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder. Another Southern Texas Collection duplicate offering.
Seated 25C 1856O 1856-O
VF30 raw

Original $130 Better New Orleans Date, Light Gray Surfaces, Well Preserved, Southern Texas Collection. A quality offering that features uniform light gray patina that is consistent on both sides. Surfaces are entirely unabraded and pleasing for a raw VF30.
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
Large S/Small S
VF25 PCGS
83619771
Briggs 4-E
Original $2750 Rare Large S/s Die Pairing, Original Gray-Rose Patina, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded, Top 25 Varieties Set Candidate. Larry Briggs labels the 1856 Large S over Small S variety as die pair 4-E and estimates that 10-15% of the 286,000 mintage could be this die pairing. Overall, the 1856 San Francisco date becomes quite scarce in VF, then rare in EF and extremely rare in choice AU. This Large S over Small S example offers natural gray patina with intermixed rose. The coloring is accurately captured by GFRC photography. Surfaces are essentially blemish free except for a few micro ticks on the obverse that are of no consequence and require careful 10x loupe inspection to see. This variety is one of the "keys" within the Top 25 Varieties set as defined by Greg Johnson and now available in the GFRC Open Set Registry. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. The PCGS label reads, "Large/Small S FS-501 (FS-005)". An important offering that is fairly priced.
Seated 25C 1857 1857
MS63
NGC
5850392001

Choice $750 Thick Mint Bloom, Choice Surfaces, CAC Approval, Woodbridge Collection. A wonderfully preserved 1857 Philadelphia strike that offers thick mint frosty on both sides. Surfaces are unabraded with light obverse clashing. There could be a errant digit in the base next to the rightmost gown fold. Strike is typical for the date. CAC population is a meager six pieces at grade. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval. A quality duplicate from the Woodbridge Collection.
Seated 25C 1857O 1857-O
AU53 PCGS
36946228

Choice HOLD
$675
Low Populatiion AU Grade, Old Album Peripheral Toning, Well Struck. This AU53 graded 1857 New Orleans strike exhibits lightly mirrored fields under a semi-transparent layer of light gold gray patina. Peripheral blues most certainly resulted for time in an old paper album and careful preservation. Bright light viewing exposed reflective luster, especially on the lighter toned reverse center. A well struck specimen with all stars having connected center points. This remember that the 1857-O date becomes scarce at the AU grade level and rare in Mint State. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder.
Seated 25C 1857O 1857-O
AU50 PCGS
39116513

Choice $600 New July 30! Colorful Obverse Toning, Better Date at AU Level, Accurately Graded. Experienced Liberty Seated coinage collectors recognize that 1857-O quarters and halves become better dates at AU and higher grade levels. PCGS populations drop off quickly in AU for Seated quarters. GFRC is pleased to offer this beautifully toned AU50 specimen that walked up to the Summer FUN table. Circular obverse toning consists of peripheral blues surrounding center rose. While the reverse is essentially untoned, there is a hint of gold at the rims. Reverse strike is fully executed while the obverse shows some weakness at the top of Liberty's head and adjacent stars. A pleasing offering with plenty of eye appeal. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Seated 25C 1857O 1857-O
EF40 PCGS
81069750
Briggs 2-B
Choice $260 Thick Crusty Gray-Olive Patina, Choice Surfaces, Bold Strike. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder. Full description shortly.
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
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
VF30 PCGS
26257824

Original $1700 Low Mintage Date, Circulated Cameo Eye Appeal, Original Gray Surfaces, Southern Texas Collection. The 1858-S Seated quarter date becomes extremely tough in EF and above, and it's no slouch at this VF30 grade level either. The Southern Texas Collection is back with a most pleasing example that combines natural gray surfaces with circulation cameo eye appeal. Grays are a bit deeper at the peripheries. Obverse strike is typical while the reverse is nicely uniform. A long ago line through the shield is fully toned over. Mintage is only 121,000 during the Western Frontier days. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.5 (2011-2013) holder.
Seated 25C 1859 1859
MS63 ANACS
3016965
I/II
Choice $1350 Choice Original, Sunset Point Collection. 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 1860 1860
AU50 raw

Choice $150 Type II/I Hubs, Choice Original, Golden Obverse Luster, Accurately Graded, Ideal Type Coin. Acquired at the 2018 Central States show as part of a trade. This lovely 1860 Type II/I design hub quarter offering is strictly original with choice surfaces. Both obverse and reverse retain natural luster that is pleasing under a light source. Obverse features gray-gold patina during in hand viewing that becomes completely golden under a light source. The reverse is exceptional with gray-silver coloring and steely luster. An ideal candidate for a Dansco or Whitman book shelf type set collection as this is where the piece originated.
Seated 25C 1860O 1860-O
AU55 PCGS
33298637
Briggs 1-A
Choice $850 Low Mintage New Orleans Date, Brilliant Steely Luster, Natural Toning. 1860 brought the final year of Liberty Seated dime and quarter production at the New Orleans. America was on the verge of a nightmarish civil war. Seated quarter strikes amount to only 388,000 from two die pairs. The Briggs 1-A pairing is recognized as being the better struck of the two pairs. This new example is fresh to the GFRC price list. Steely luster is eye grabbing upon first inspection. The obverse center is toned a lovely rose and surrounded by peripheral blue. Reverse coloring is nearly uniform coin gray. This date is very scarce at the AU grade level and has shown recent price increases. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Seated 25C 1860O 1860-O
VF35 PCGS
81263715
Briggs 1-A
Original $170 Near-Choice, Crusty Surfaces, Early Die State, Southern Texas Collection. A crusty 1860 New Orleans strike from the Briggs 1-A die pair. Surfaces are near-choice with the reverse having an ebony colored patina in the fields. This example was struck from early die state dies and lacks the polishing and die cracks mentioned by Briggs during later die states. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder. A solid Southern Texas Collection duplicate offering.
Seated 25C 1860S 1860-S
EF40 NGC
7001444001
Briggs 1-A
Original $9000 Original, Sunset Point Collection. 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
AU53 ANACS
5270401
II/II
Original HOLD
$240
New July 15! Brilliant White Luster, Substantial Mint Bloom, Southern Texas Collection. A fans of brilliant white Liberty Seated coinage, this new Southern Texas Collection offering is worthy of consideration. Thick mint bloom is evident on both sides. Strike is complete with deeply impressed devices and die clashing as indicated on the label. Surfaces are ever so slightly worn. Housed in new ANACS gold label holder with "Clashed Dies" indicated on the label.
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. 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 1862S 1862-S
MS62 PCGS
9516515
Briggs 2-A
Original $3650 New PCGS Holder and Images, Better San Francisco Date, Original Frosty Luster, Creamy Tan-Rose Patina, Sunset Point Collection. In Mint State, 1862 San Francisco struck quarters are scarce and occasionally available. However, most of the known examples are seen less than fully choice. The 1862-S is more likely to appear in MS62 than any other grade, and the best examples top out at MS64. The Sunset Point Collection example has been freshly reholdered at the 2020 FUN show and what a difference fresh plastic makes as compared to the yellowed PCGS Gen 2.2 old green holder. GFRC photography accurately captures the tan-rose coloring and soft satiny luster. A fully struck example that is most pleasing. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Seated 25C 1863 1863
F12 PCGS
29200379

Original $325 Crusty Charcoal Grey, Strictly Original, Accurately Graded, Mountain View Collection. A strictly original 1863 Philadelpha strike with mintage of xxxx. Surfaces are covered with uniform charcoal gray patina. No distracting blemishes were seen under 10x loupe inspection. Grading is accurate with a strong LIBERTY in the scroll present. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. Another strong duplicate offering from the Mountain View Collection.
Seated 25C 1865 1865
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 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
VF20 PCGS
34779214
Briggs 1-A
Original $1800 Rare San Francisco Date, Original Surfaces, Old Album Rose-Blue Toning, Accurately Graded. The 1866 San Francisco date has a mintage of only 28,000 along with low survival rate as demonstated by PCGS only grading six examples at the VF20 grade level. This example is one of the six and offers original surfaces with just honest wear. Housed in an old paper album for a long period of time, the surfaces acquired classic rose and patina coloring. Strike is typical and nicely uniform. Blemish wise, a 10x loupe inspection revealed nothing worthy of mention. GFRC has handled several examples at the Fine grade level but not a Very Fine specimen due to the date's scarcity. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder. Recently bought back from a client and once again available.
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
6866831
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
VF35 PCGS
36607306

Original $1975 Very Scarce Date, Original Gray, City by the Bay Collection. 1867 San Francisco quarter strikes are scarce in all grades and become rare in VF or better. Mintage was limited to 48,000 pieces using a leftover reverse die of 1866-S. As a result, reverse strikes tend to be weak for the issue, though obverse strikes are not much better. The City by the Bay Collection recently consigned this circulated example with satiny surfaces. Coloring is mostly a light gray with embedded golden hues seen during bright light inspection. Residual mint frost throughout the reverse legend adds to the eye appeal. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Seated 25C 1867S 1867-S
VF20 raw
Briggs 1-A
Original $750 Rare San Francisco Date, Original Crusty Gray, Upper Right Reverse Hit, West Texas Collection. . An evenly toned example of the scarce 1867-S issue, with a small mintage of 48,000 pieces. Original gray patina covers both sides. There is enhanced wear on the lower right obverse at Liberty's lower legs, the foot, and extending into the right field. The wear results from the piece being bent due to a hit on the upper right reverse at (AM)ERICA. Attractively priced for the preservation state and ideal for that challenging empty hole in a Dansco or Whitman album collection. From the West Texas Collection.
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 $900 Scarce Date, Choice Original, Uniform Gray-Brown Patina, Conservative Grading.. Another Liberty Seated quarter date with mintage under 100,000 as is so prevalent for the series. This choice 1868 San Francisco strike sports a mintage of only 96,000 and low PCGS populations throughout the grade ranges. CoinFacts indicates ten examples at VF35 and only nine at the EF40 grade level. Surfaces are cover with a thick gray-brown patina. Strike is typical for the Type II obverse design leading to conservative grading. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder and ready for inclusion in an advanced Seated quarter collection.
Seated 25C 1868S 1868-S
VF20 PCGS
34990071

Original $600 Challenging San Francsco Date, Near Choice Original Surfaces, Light Gray Toning, Saw Mill Run Collection . The 1868-S is one of those underrated and challenging dates in the Liberty Seated quarter series. Mintage is a low 96,000 with most seeing considerable time in West Coast commerce. 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. Light gray toning covers both sides of this example, with some slightly darker shades at the peripheries. Both sides are free of abrasions or rims bumps. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder. A quality duplicate from the Saw Mill Run Collection.
Seated 25C 1868S 1868-S
VG10 raw
Briggs 1-A
Original $300 Low Mintage San Francisco Date, Original Gray Patina, Very Pleasing at Grade, West Texas Collection. There is not question that 1868 brings a challenging San Francesco date for Liberty Seated quarter collectors. Mintage was limited to 96,000 pieces coupled with a low survival rate. Choice survivors are rare in any grade. The West Texas Collection consignor arrives with this perfectly original VG10 example. Surfaces are toned a natural gray along with being unabraded for the grade. The reverse rims are worn through the natural toning exposing the underlying silver coloring. Please be aware that the GFRC images have amplified the contrast between the natural gray and silver coloring. This is a nice example overall and perfect for a Dansco bookshelf album collection.
Seated 25C 1869 1869
VF20 PCGS
38692824
Briggs 1-A
Original HOLD
$900
New June 10! Scarce Date, Tiny Mintage, Early Die State, Near-Choice, Saw Mill Run Collection. Silver coinage production, following the Civil War period, was not robust and increased once the mining discoveries of the 1870s arrived. This lower-mintage 1869 quarter is typical of the era, with a tiny mintage of only 16,000 pieces. This evenly circulated example sports moderate center gray patina with darker peripheral shades on the obverse, less so on the reverse. A much scarcer early die state example with no traces of the arcing obverse die cracks that quickly appear during production. Fields are well preserved and unabraded. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2021) holder.
Seated 25C 1869S 1869-S
VF35 PCGS
16333578
Briggs 1-A
Original $895 Consignor Buyout, Price Reduction - Scarce San Francisco Date, Gray-Rose Coloring, Partial Obverse Die Crack Die State. This is somewhat underrated issue, with only 86,400 pieces struck and 124 pieces reported by PCGS in all grades combined. The Seated series is full of such issues, which is undoubtedly an attraction among collectors for whom there is no substitute for rarity. This obverse of this example is enveloped in shades of blue and olive, while the reverse is a more even gray. The strike is typical, with flat stars and weakness in the lower portion of the eagle. Marks are consistent with the grade, and, on the whole, this is a more than acceptable example of a scarce issue. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 holder (2015-date).
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
VF20 PCGS
35613195
Briggs 1-A
Choice HOLD
$265
New June 10! Underrated Philadelphia Date, Natural Gray, Choice Surfaces, Saw Mill Run Collection. 1870 Philadelphia strikes are an underrated issue, with only 86,400 pieces struck. The Liberty Seated quarter series is full of such issues, which is undoubtedly an attraction among collectors for whom there is no substitute for rarity. GFRC is pleased to offer a fresh Saw Mill Run Collection duplicate that is evenly toned with natural coin gray patina. Bright light inspection reveals a thin peripheral gold arc on both sides. Choice surfaces are essentially unmarked. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder.
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
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
AU53
PCGS
14255409

Choice $525 With Arrows, Moderate Ebony-Brown Toning, Steely Fields, Choice and Fully Original, White Pine Collection . A no question original 1873 With Arrows strike given the crusty ebony and brown toning. Residual luster has a steely texture and is limited by the thick accumulated "skin". Strike is fully executed other than the lower three stars in the right obverse field. An ideal offering for those who are collecting on the crusty gray side of things as compared to collectors seeking brilliant frosty luster for their AU grade purchases. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval. From the White Pine Collection.
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
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
With Arrows
AU50 PCGS
27477062

Original $430 New July 4! With Arrows Type, Crusty Thin Gray Patina, Residual Frosty Luster, Well Struck. Consignor Buyout, Price Reduction! A crusty toned 1873 With Arrows quarter that screams originality. Both sides are covered with continuous gray patina that shifts to rose shades under a light source. Strike is well defined. Residual frosty luster is more prevalent on the obverse due to thinner skin. There are some well hidden micro-lines on Liberty's midsection and immediate right field. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) 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 1873 1873
No Arrows, Closed 3
F15 NGC
1884789005

Choice $1100 New June 1! No Arrows, Closed 3, Rare Date, Gray Patina, Choice Surfaces. The 1873 No Arrows Closed 3 variety is a well known rarity in the Liberty Seated quarter series. Mintage is only 40,000 with a low survival rate. Care must be taken to check the reverse shield for diagnostics that separate true circulation strikes from proof strikes. I've done that check and can assure that this example is indeed a circulation strike. A choicel offering with attractive gray surfaces. Blemishes are limited to a few tiny micro ticks that are well within expectations at the assigned grade. Wear is uniform. I've handled a far number of 1873 No Arrows Closed 3 quarters during GFRC tenure and view this F15 offering as one of the finer in lower circulated grades. Housed in new large font NGC holder.
Seated 25C 1873S 1873-S
With Arrows
VF35 PCGS
39851295
Briggs 2-B
Choice $350 New June 10! Difficult With Arrows Date, Dusty Coin Gray Skin, Choice Surfaces, Saw Mill Run Collection. Uniform dusty coin gray patina attests to the originality of this With Arrows type, with traces of mint frost in the protected areas. The strike is typical, with flat stars to the right and incomplete detail in the lower portion of the eagle. The 1873-S With Arrows quarter is a surprisingly better date with just 156,000 struck. A choice example that will certainly please the selective collector. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder.
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
With Arrows
MS66
PCGS
06755583
Briggs 1-A
Gem $6000 New July 18! Gem Original, Branch Mint Collection. Luster drips from both sides of premium Gem example, and the slightest tilt quickly reveals the situation, creating instant cartwheel rotation. A gold and olive skin covers both sides, more evenly on the obverse. The strong luster easily penetrates the medium shading and is completely unimpeded as it moves about the surfaces. Briggs 1-A, with an even date and small, squat mintmark. Briggs notes a hoard of this issue that surfaced from a west coast bank in the 1940s, and the population numbers are consistent. PCGS notes 39 pieces in MS66 with just five at the MS67 level. The situation is more competitive at CAC, with nine pieces in MS66 and a single coin at M67. Regardless of where this coin originated, there is no denying the overall "pop" revealed by an initial glance. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval. From the Jim O'Neal Collection (Heritage 1/2018, lot 3490, realized $5,520).
Seated 25C 1874S 1874-S
With Arrows
F15 PCGS
32937478

Original HOLD
$115
Original Light Gray Surfaces, Ebony Highlights, Nice Example, Accurately Graded, Mountain View Collection. An attractive 1874 With Arrows quarter struck at the San Francisco mint. Surfaces are original with light gray patina that is further covered with scattered ebony verdigris. This piece is blemish free and comes with a typical strike for the issue. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A quality offering from the Mountain View Collection that is accurately graded.
Seated 25C 1875 1875
MS64 PCGS
03971493

Choice $800 Ideal Type Candidate, Frosted Surfaces, Moderate Gray Patina, Choice Surfaces, Lizard King Collection. Moderate gray patina is semi-transparent to the underlying frosty luster on this attractive 1875 Liberty Seated quarter. Bright light viewing exposes embedded gold hues on both sides. Strike is nearly complete. Ideal as a type piece considering its former role in the Lizard King collection. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Seated 25C 1875 1875
AU55 PCGS
37193520

Original HOLD
$210
New July 14! Original, Frosty White Luster, Southern Texas Collection. Although one of the more common dates in the series, this AU55 1875 quarter offers a lot of coin for the money and would be a good choice for a type set. Liberty and the eagle are fully detailed with just a touch of rub at the high points. The coin is frosty white, and although dipped retains a generous amount of luster. The strike is complete, with nearly full obverse star centers. Recently graded by PCGS in a Gen 6.0 holder (2015-date), and hand selected from the Orchard Collection's Dansco album.
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 1875S 1875-S
MS63
PCGS
36774659

Choice $1150 Underrated Date, Choice Original, CAC Approval, Woodbridge Collection. The 1875-S Liberty Seated quarter date is another odd fellow that lacks appreciation. Mintage is 680,000 but few are ever seen in circulated grades. Most survivors will be found in Mint State as is the case for this lovely PCGS MS63 CAC offering. Total CAC approved population in all grades is a meager 18 pieces. Why? This date was poorly struck when the San Francisco mint was forced to ramp Liberty Seated dime, quarter and half dollar production in parallel. Liberty Seated dimes are notorious for weak strikes from eroded dies. The quarters are not much better along with having circulated extensively. This lovely example offers brilliant frosty luster and creamy gold toning. The upper obverse is weakly struck with roller lines as made. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. An important duplicate from the Woodbridge Collection.
Seated 25C 1876 1876
AU58 PCGS
83610334

Original $295 Gorgeous Frosty Luster, Near-Choice Untoned Surfaces, Hammered Strike, Oregon Beaver Collection. Huge mint bloom and vibrant cartwheels are the highlights of this near-choice 1876 Seated quarter. Strike is hammered with every minute die detail completely impressed on the planchet. Fields exhibit random chatter when viewed with a 10x loupe. This chatter holds the piece back from a full Choice quality rating. If a fan of brilliant Mint State frosty luster, please consider this fairly graded offering. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder and from the noteworthy Oregon Beaver collection. Lots of eye appeal and fun viewing to be had!
Seated 25C 1876CC 1876-CC
MS64 PCGS
38288052

Choice $1500 Near-Gem Original, Brilliant Luster, Frosty Obverse with Mirrored Reverse, Eye Appeal. Ex. Springfield Collection. This 1876 Carson City offering is essentially a gem with cool dual sided die finishes. Traditional frosty luster is readily evident on the obverse as a result of continuous mint frost throughout the devices and fields. Turning the coin over reveals a completely different die finish. Reverse fields were struck by a polished die resulting in a mirrored cameo appearance. Strike is consistent executed on both sides with heavily impressed stars and complete hair curls. Overall, this 1876-CC quarter is ideal for those who enjoy brilliant mint frost on their Mint State pieces. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder and last handled by GFRC during September 2019 where it sold at the current asking price.
Seated 25C 1876CC 1876-CC
MS63 NGC
3429746005

Choice $950 Mirrored Business Strike, Deep Gray, Rose Toning, Choice Original. An 1876 Carson City strike with small CC mintmark. The obverse fields are mirrored while reverse finish leans towards a light frosty texture. Peripheral obverse ebony-gray transitions to blue shades under a light source. Reverse rose coloring is consistent during in-hand and bright light viewing. Obverse mirrors are quite strong with several abrasions in the upper right field being amplified. Strike is essentially complete with only the reverse arrow tail feathers not 100% impressed. Fairly graded and priced. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert.
Seated 25C 1876S 1876-S
MS63 NGC
1965227008

Choice $485 Brilliant Frosty Luster, Swirling Cartwheels, Light Obverse Gold Toning, City By The Bay Collection. 1876-S Liberty Seated quarters were struck in large quantities and can be found in the marketplace with little trouble. Like all Seated coinage, the challenge lies in selecting quality Mint State pieces that offer above average luster and minimal abrasions for the grade. The City By The Bay Collection has recently purchased an MS64 upgrade that enabled the release of this new offering. The duplicate was originally hand selected for it brilliant luster and swirling cartwheels. Bright light viewing is a true pleasure. The technical grade is accurate due to two micro lines in the obverse field. Obverse toning is a uniform light gold while the reverse is essentially untoned. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert.
Seated 25C 1877 1877
MS64 NGC
1716019086

Original $750 Near Choice Original, Sunset Point Collection. 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 1877CC 1877-CC
MS63 PCGS
35000344

Choice $995 Brilliant Frosty Luster, Light Gold Tonung, Choice Mint State Surfaces, Great Diagnostics, Murphys Collection. A visually appealing 1877-CC Seated quarter with brilliant frosty luster and bold strike. Shimmering cartwheels are most pleasing during bright light inspection. A light gold skin is more apparent on the obverse. This Murphys Collection offering could do double duty as a Carson City Mint State type coin or be selected for it intriguing die diagnostics. The obverse die is not well finished with heavy die scratches through the right shield edge and into the gown lines. The gown area adjacent to the shield edge is poorly hubbed. Reverse diagnostics include a die scratch in the shield and die cracks throughout the legend and denomination. Fairly priced and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Seated 25C 1877CC 1877-CC
AU50 NGC
4501133008

Choice HOLD
$300
New July 15! Light Olive-Gold Patina, Choice Surfaces, Well Preserved, Southern Texas Collection. A well preserved 1877-CC quarter that is entirely blemish free, Choice surfaces are covered by a olive-gray and gold skin that is nicely uniform. Well struck with old time natural eye appeal. Accurately graded and housed in new large font NGC holder.
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. 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
EF45 PCGS
24145256

Original $100 Gray Centers, Peripheral Gold, Residual Reflective Luster, Southern Texas Collection. A near-choice 1877-S Seated quarter with thick gray and aquamarine skin. The obverse features a lovely ring of peripheral gold while the reverse is an intermixed rainbow of pastel colors. Under a light source, there is residual reflective luster. A cool offering from the Southern Texas Collection. Housed in Gen 4.5 (2011-2013) holder.
Seated 25C 1877S 1877-S
S/Horizontal S
VF20 PCGS
11818390
Briggs 4-D
Original $135 West Coast Collection. A Guide Book-listed variety, the 1877-S/s features a large 'S' mintmark punched over a smaller 'S' that has been rotated by 90 degrees. The horizontally punched mintmark is an unusual situation, an obvious mistake by the coiner. This piece exhibits original gray and power-blue surfaces with silver shades at the high points of the devices. The obverse is toning is even while the reverse hosts occasional crust. CAC has approved 18 pieces total. Housed in a Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder. The PCGS label reads "S/Horizontal S".
Seated 25C 1878CC 1878-CC
VF30 PCGS
30447973
Briggs 1-A
Choice $350 Canceled Die Obverse, Crusty Olive-Rose Gray Patina, Choice Surfaces, Cleveland Collection. The Cleveland Collection consignor does not limit himself to Top 100 Seated dime varieties. This choice 1878-CC Seated quarter Canceled Die Obverse offering is yet another die variety duplicate being made available from his Top 25 Seated quarter varieties. All diagnostics are easily seen with 10x loupe including the diagonal die scratch in the reverse shield (Reverse of 1877-CC). Natural olive and gray colorings are predominant with heavier shades on the reverse. Bright light inspection reveals embedded rose on the obverse. Strike is typical for the die pairing. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) Dupont hologram holder.
Seated 25C 1887 1887
MS65
NGC
3229007001
Briggs 1-A
Gem $2975 New June 29! Low Mintage Date, Gorgeous Eye Appeal, Brilliant Steely Frosted Luster, CAC Approval. What a joy to be adding this gorgeous 1887 Seated quarter to GFRC inventory. One of only 10,000 minted that has been carefully preserved for well over a century. This is a lustrous piece with superb eye appeal facilitated by unabraded fields. The overall cameo appearance would suffer with marks in the fields. The exact opposite is true as the steely/frosted luster is continuous without interruption during bright light assessment. Dancing cartwheel action is of a high grade. I truly like this example enough to issue a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. CAC approval is icing on the cake from a financial investment perspective. Unquestionably a circulation strike (Briggs 1-A) given the die scratch in the lower left obverse shield. Housed in NGC Gen 17 (2004-2008) holder with standard ring insert.
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 1890 1890
VG10 raw

Original $130 Popular Low Mintage Philadelphia Strike, Original Crusty Gray Surfaces, Southern Texas Collection. Low mintage of 80,000 makes this late Philadelphia consistently popular with collectors. The Southern Texas Collection is offering a well circulated crusty original example that is scarce at the level while being most affordable for a Dansco album. Images accurately capture the surfaces.
Seated 25C 1891 1891
AU58
PCGS
27149000

Choice $325 Near-Gem, Glowing Satiny Luster, CAC Approval, Sooner Collection. This Sooner Collection 1891 Seated quarter offering is NOT just another 1891 dated quarter. When first viewed under a light source, I immediately took note of the glowing satiny luster and active cartwheels. Most 1891 quarters will be seen with frosty luster, but this is not the case here. This specimen was struck from eroded dies leading to heavy radial metal flow lines on both sides. These lines will produce satiny rather than frosty luster. Unabraded surfaces lead me to assigned a near-gem quality rating. Accurately graded and housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1891 1891
MS64 PCGS
36518331

Choice $775 Near Gem Original, Sunset Point Collection. 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 1891O 1891-O
F15 NGC
1933967005

Original HOLD
$1185
New July 15! Very Scarce, Underrated, Original Light Gray, Southern Texas Collection. The arrival of an 1891-O quarter to the GFRC price list is always an important event. The Southern Texas Collection is offering a strictly original F15 example with light gray patina. An underrated date in the Liberty Seated quarter series with strikes limited to 68,000 while the mint was primarily focused on striking Seated dimes and Morgan dollars. Surfaces are well preserved with just a hint of field chatter. Housed in NGC Gen 17 (2004-2008) holder. Ideal for a circulated grade date and mintmark set.
Seated 25C 1891S 1891-S
MS63 NGC
3652526001

Choice $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.