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 128 Coins for Sale. New coin(s) added on December 23, 2020

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
Flag in Gown
VF30
NGC
2089164003

Choice $195 Flag in Gown, Choice Original, New England Collection. Medium to deep shades of grey evenly cover obverse and reverse fields, while the central figures are lighter and contrast at the high points. Surfaces are smooth for the grade with the few ticks nicely scattered. This variety features a '5' errantly punched into the gown, most easily identified by the horizontal line extending from the base of the obverse shield ribbon. The strike is typical, with hints of star detail remaining. There are no major visual distractions, and, with the original surfaces, the piece easily qualifies for CAC status. Housed in a new large font NGC holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1856 1856
Misplaced 1 in Gown
MS63 PCGS
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
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 1856 1856
VF35 PCGS
36869491

Original $95 New December 22! 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
AU58 PCGS
18450630
Briggs 5-D
Original $1300 New December 12! Original, Hoosier AU58 Collection Sale. Frosty luster radiates from the brilliant surfaces of this New Orleans piece, with deeper plum evident at the rims. Original mint bloom is more evident around the stars and reverse legend. The strike is sharp, with defined star points and near-complete feather detail. As Briggs notes, examples of this issue are better struck than most New Orleans quarters. Briggs 5-D with a centered mintmark. PCGS has certified 15 fifteen pieces in all MS grades combined. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
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
VG08
PCGS
38142289
Briggs 1-A
Choice $600 New December 8! Scarce San Francisco Date, Choice Original Surfaces, Tenafly Collection. A second year San Francisco mint issue that is scarce is in all grades due to widespread Western frontier circulation. Surfaces retain a natural gray skins on both sides. Fields are remarkably unmarked given the considerable wear. CAC population of only twenty-one pieces with nearly half being AU58 or better survivors at substantial premiums. This lovely Tenafly Collection duplicate is ideal for collectors on a limited budget but still wishing to enjoy the security of CAC approval. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
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
Smoking Liberty
EF45 PCGS
27434721

Choice $405 Smoking Liberty Variety, Substantial Eye Appeal, Aquamarine-Blue and Rose Toning, Choice Original, Accurately Graded, Cleveland Collection. Price Reduction - January 20 2020. 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
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 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 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
Gem $1250 Natural Coin Gray, Circulated Gem, Important San Francisco Date, Iowa Collection II. 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 17 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 thin, 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 a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-date) holder with CAC approval. Ex. Iowa Collection I.
Seated 25C 1858S 1858-S
F12
NGC
4670970003
Briggs 1-A
Choice $750 New December 8! Early San Francisco Strike, Crusty Gray Patina, Unabraded Surface and so Choice. Ex. Iowa Collection. A better early San Francisco quarter date with entire mintage of 121,000 placed into circulation given the growing small denomination needs of Western frontier commerce. Few survivors are known above the EF grade level. The Tenafly Collection is divesting an important duplicate example that is choice with natural gray surfaces. Total CAC population is only seventeen pieces with two examples approved at both Fine grades. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. Previously from the well known Iowa Collection of evenly toned natural gray Seated quarters. Given the rarity and choice surfaces, a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation is warranted.
Seated 25C 1858S 1858-S
AU58 NGC
1933962008
Briggs 2-B
Original $11500 New December 12! Original, Hoosier AU58 Collection Sale. A light silver and grey skin blankets both obverse and reverse surfaces, with remaining luster in the protected areas. Ticks are well-distributed with no major distractions. This piece is deeply struck with all star points evident and exceptional detail in the claws and feathers. Briggs 2-B, with an even date and mintmark serif touching the stem. The NGC census reports 50 pieces in all grades, with a single piece above the present coin, in MS62 (the Gene Gardner example). PCGS also reports a sole unc, at MS62, which places this coin solidly within the condition census for the issue. Housed in NGC Gen 17 (2004-2008) 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 1858S 1858-S
F15 raw
Briggs 1-A
Original $600 Difficult Early San Francisco Date, Crusty Olive-Gray Patina, Southern Texas Collection. An important surviving example from the early western frontier days and initial production years at the San Francisco Mint. A better early date as the entire mintage of 121,000 immediately went into circulation and remains there. Few survivors are known in AU or better. This duplicate, from the Southern Texas Collection, features olive-gray toning with even grays being more predominant on the reverse. A close 10x loupe inspection revealed well preserved surfaces that are free of any abrasions. Overall, a solid original example for a Dansco album at market competitive price.
Seated 25C 1859 1859
MS63 ANACS
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 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
VF35 PCGS
81263715
Briggs 1-A
Original $170 New December 22! 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
VG08
PCGS
27548968
Briggs 1-A
Choice $2100 New December 8! Rare San Francisco Date, Choice Surfaces, Tenafly Collection. Along with the 1864-S and 1872-S dates, the 1860-S is in the top tier when pursuing Liberty Seated quarters from the San Francisco Mint. The 1860-S date 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 twenty-one examples, including this, in all grades. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder. Another important Tenafly duplicate offering.
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
F15 PCGS
30677659
Briggs 1-A
Original $2850 New December 23! Key Date, Rare Overall, Natural Gray Patina, Visually Attractive, City By The Bay Collection. A pre-Civil War San Francisco issue that becomes progressively rare in EF and extremely rare in AU. This "affordable" City By The Bay duplicate possesses a typical strike at Liberty's head and upper body. Surfaces are toned a natural coin and are appealing. Deeper gray peripheral toning provides for an accent to the evenly colored centers. There are no significant abrasions to note. An excellent example for that difficult slot in a Liberty Seated date and mintmark set. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) Dupont hologram holder.
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
AU58
PCGS
29835172
II/II
Choice $500 New December 12! Choice Original, Hoosier AU58 Collection Sale. A thoroughly original example, this piece exhibits medium gray shading with russet highlights, particularly in the recessed areas. The high points reflect silver color and the overall "look" is eye appealing. Obverse surfaces are smooth while the reverse reveals a few scattered marks in the upper field. Type II obverse, with shield verticals present above E in LIBERTY, and Type II reverse with separated arrowheads. The CAC census notes 101 pieces across all grades. Housed in a PCGS Gen 5.0 (2014-2015) Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval.
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
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 1862 1862
VF35 NGC
2041024028

Original $100 New December 21! Southern Texas Collection. An early Type II/II design date with mintage of 932,000. A challenging date that might be considered underrated. I see steely fields and ample amounts of residual reflective luster on this original example. Surfaces are covered with light gray patina with a heightened amount of rose on the reverse. Essentially blemish free and better preserved than many of the W 57th St Seated coins seen over the years. Housed in special NGC Stack's W 57th St Collection labeled holder.
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 1862S 1862-S
AU58 NGC
1667698020
Briggs 1-A
Original $3250 New December 12! Original, Hoosier AU58 Collection Sale. The 1860s include numerous low-mintage issues in the Seated quarter series, and the 1862-S is a worthy example with just 67,000 pieces struck. This lustrous piece exhibits a silver background with mottled patches of gray and olive throughout. The central figures are largely brilliant with much of the toning activity occurring in the recessed areas. Surfaces are consistent with the technical grade, with a couple marks noted at stars 6 and 8. A few stars are softly struck while the eagle feathers are nicely distinct. NGC reports 48 examples total with 10 in Mint State, surely indicating some duplication of MS pieces, in this cataloguer's opinion. Housed in an NGC Gen 14 (2003) holder.
Seated 25C 1863 1863
AU58 NGC
1746200007
Unlisted
Choice $700 New December 12! Choice Original, Hoosier AU58 Collection Sale. The obverse of this better-date Philadelphia piece reveals a thick skin, with speckled midnight blue hues liberally draped across the surfaces. The reverse is much lighter, with mottled olive shades atop silver surfaces. The "3" in the date has a distinct, delicate appearance, especially as compared to the 1853 and 1873 issues, for which thicker date punches were used. Nicely struck, with defined star points and separated feather detail. The NGC census includes 73 pieces across all grades. Housed in an NGC Gen 14 (2003) 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 1864 1864
AU58 NGC
2039917051
Briggs 2-B
Choice $1100 New December 12! Near-Gem, Hoosier AU58 Collection Sale. A perfect coin for the holiday season, this piece exhibits ample amounts of reddish russet and blue-green shading, while a few of the high points and protected areas reveal traces of silver. The strike is hammered with stars that nearly burst from the surface, while the reverse reveals sharp detail in the claws and feathers. The NGC population is 66 pieces in all grades combined. Housed in a newer NGC holder with edge view insert, with label specifying the "MANHATTAN COLLECTION" pedigree.
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 1865 1865
AU58 ANACS
4734047
Briggs 1-A
Original HOLD
$1250
New December 12! Near-Choice, Hoosier AU58 Collection Sale. The Philadelphia Mint delivered 58,000 quarters in the final year of the Civil War, and this is a worthy representative with crisply-struck, frosty devices. The toning is brilliant silver with a russet crescent on the obverse, while the reverse is more uniformly silver-gray. Stars are completely defined, while the reverse feather and claw detail is sharp. Briggs 1-A, with a low date sloping up to the right and a repunched 1 in the date. Housed in a gold label ANACS holder.
Seated 25C 1865 1865
VF20 PCGS
12234621
Briggs 1-A
Original $325 Near-Choice, West Coast Collection. Hard money disappeared during the Civil War, and the low mintage of the 1865 quarter (58,800 pieces) is no surprise. This piece is gray toned with silver at the high points, a characteristic "look" in the West Coast collection. A few lines around the eagle's head are consistent with the VF grade. Briggs 1-A, with repunched 1 in the date, and weakness in the star centers. PCGS has certified 137 pieces in all grades, a fraction of the populations typically seen for Morgan dollars and other 20th century issues. Housed in Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Seated 25C 1865S 1865-S
F12 PCGS
11593479
Briggs 1-A
Original $400 West Coast Collection. Yet another low-mintage date in the Seated quarter series, the 1865-S was struck to the extent of 41,000 pieces. This example exhibits deep grey fields that contrast with silver tones in Liberty and the eagle. A few marks are evident within the figure of Liberty and the right obverse field. The strike is typical, with softness in the eagle feathers. This is a later die state, as noted by Briggs, with the tops of 8 and 6 in the date worn away. The PCGS census notes 106 pieces in all grades combined. Housed in a Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Seated 25C 1865S 1865-S
VG10 raw
Briggs 1-A
Original $400 Original Gray, Scarce San Francisco Date, Great Dansco Candidate, Southern Texas Collection. An original gray late die state Briggs 1-A with the base and top of 86 digits being polished down. As a result, the dagte punch appears weak. Gray coloring contains embedded rose during bright light inspection. Another duplicate from the Southern Texas Collection.
Seated 25C 1865S 1865-S
VG10 PCGS
80625486

Choice $400 Challenging Civil War San Francisco Date, Thick Original Toning, Unabraded Surfaces. A better Civil War date with limited mintage of 41,000 and low surviving population. 1865-S quarters are typically seen in the lower circulated grades as is the case here. This VG10 example is 100% original with choice surfaces. Toning probably came from a paper envelope given the uniform coloring on both sides. An ideal candidate for those attempting a Liberty Seated quarter set on a tight budget. You will not lose money during the upgrade and resale.
Seated 25C 1866 1866
With Motto
PR64CAM
PCGS
35697136
Briggs 2-B
Choice HOLD
$1750
New January 10! With Motto Type, Watery Proof, Cameo Designation, CAC Approval. From a mintage of 725 comes this well preserved 1866 Motto proof Liberty Seated quarter. The watery mirrors are immediately noted during initial bright light inspection. Strike is hammered with every intricate device detail being fully impressed. Peripheral ebony-gray in-hand toning shifts to copper-gold once under a light source. The result in a thoroughly pleasing viewing experience. A quality offering for the selective collector. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1866 1866
With Motto
F12
PCGS
26876274

Choice $1500 New December 8! Rare Reconstruction Date, Natural Gray Patina, Choice Surfaces, Tenafly Collection. A Reconstruction Era issue with low mintage of 16,800 and new design type with IN GOD WE TRUST motto added to the reverse. Few circulated survivors are known in general and especially choice per the CAC population report. Those that did survive were saved from the ravages of everyday commerce. The Tenafly Collection is offering an important duplicate with natural gray surfaces and unabraded fields. CAC population is two at the grade level with two at VF25 and three at the EF-AU grade comprising all that is available for present day collectors. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.5 (2011-2013) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1866 1866
With Motto
VG10
PCGS
38796450
Briggs 1-A
Choice $1295 Motto Reverse, Low Mintage, Light Gray Patina, Choice Surfaces, 85% CAC Buyback. 1866 brought the Civil War saga to a close. Belief in God given human rights permeated through the country resulting in the IN GOD WE TRUST added to United States coinage. 1866 Seated quarter mintage amounted to only 16,800 pieces with few examples certified in circulated grades. Case in point is this VG10 PCGS certified example with two at the grade level. This is a well preserved example with antique gray patina on both sides. Regardless of a lengthy time in circulation, fields remain nearly unabraded. Previously from the Iowa Collection and returning to GFRC price list after 85% CAC Buyback. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. Hurry on this offering as few examples arrive to GFRC inventory and when available, quickly find new homes.
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
VF25 PCGS
40521932
Briggs 1-A
Original HOLD
$1850
New December 23! Rare San Francisco Date, Crusty Rose-Gray Patina, Bold Devices, City By The Bay Collection. A scarce date in all grade with choice EF and AU examples being rare. Only 28,000 pieces were struck from a single die pair for first year with IN GOD WE TRUST added to the reverse. The story is always the same for Civil War era San Francisco strikes. All went into circulation and were heavily worn or worse, molested. The survivor is well preserved with bold devices and no abrasions worthy of mention. Both sides are covered with a crusty rose-gray patina. A fresh duplicate from the City By The Bay Collection. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020) holder with embedded NFC device.
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
VF25
PCGS
16573668
Briggs 1-A
Choice $1300 Choice Original, West Coast Collection. The 1867 quarter has a characteristic look, with noticeable weakness in the obverse shield ribbon. This serves to distinguish the business strikes, which are actually more desirable than the proofs, which sometimes happens within the Seated series. This piece exhibits olive-gray surfaces that frame central figures with silver color at the high points. Shading is even throughout, without spots or distractions. The strike is typical, with a few star centers barely evident. CAC liked the originality of the piece, and their overall population is low, with 23 pieces certified. Housed in a Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1867 1867
F12
PCGS
15072743

Gem $950 New December 8! Rare Post-Civil War Date, Gem Original, Tenafly Collection. As the Union transitioned to the Reconstruction Era, the Philadelphia Mint struck only 20,000 Seated quarters during 1867. Few surviving example are available for present day collectors let alone choice. CAC has approved all of twenty-three pieces with circulated examples being rare. At the F12 grade level, this Tenafly Collection offering is the lone piece approved. A special offering with gem surfaces, circulated cameo eye appeal and natural crusty gray patina. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with standard ring insert. CAC approved.
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 1867 1867
MS61 PCGS
25115455
Briggs 1-A
Original $3550 Rare Date, Bright Reflective Luster, Peripheral Toning, Fully Struck, Lenny Rizzo Collection. The 1867 quarter is rare is business strike format, with proofs outnumbering Mint state pieces. Indeed, PCGS has certified just over a hundred pieces in all business strike grades combined. Although highly reflective, this piece is clearly a circulation strike, with weakness starting to form in BER of LIBERTY. The date is level and matches Briggs’ obverse die 1, which was used for business strikes. The untoned, bright centers lead to blue and russet rim toning on both sides, a pleasing effect. Marks are more evident, as expected with reflective surfaces, but still consistent with the grade designation. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.5 (2011-2013) holder.
Seated 25C 1867 1867
AU53 PCGS
29980830
Briggs 2-B
Choice $3350 Proof Die Pair, Mirrored Fields, Olive-Rose Patina, Rare Date, Lenny Rizzo Collection. This richly toned, rare-date quarter exhibits deep golden obverse shades while the reverse reveals intense blue-green at the rims with silver legends and devices. The coin was clearly struck from the Briggs 2-B (proof) dies, with the telltale upward slope in the date. However, proofs of this date exhibit strong stars throughout, while this example features weaker stars to the left. No representation is made as to how the services will treat this in the future, but, in our opinion, this coin is a business strike from the proof dies - a not an uncommon event in the U.S 19th century coinage. Housed in a PCGS Gen 5.0 (2014-2015) Dupont hologram holder.
Seated 25C 1867 1867
F15 PCGS
84309636
Briggs 1-A
Market Acceptable $700 New December 22! Low Mintage Date, Rare in Low Circulated Grades, Light Gray, Old Wipe, Southern Texas Collection. The Reconstruction Era arrived after a prolonged Civil War. Philadelphia small denomination coinage remained at very low levels including quarter production. Only 20,000 1867 dated pieces were struck. A small amount were well preserved by wealthier individuals with the balance spending years in circulation. Well worn examples are rare in lower circulated grades. This survivor has the typical hallmarks of the Briggs 1-A business strike. The BER on the scroll along with Liberty's mid-section were polished on the die leaving weak device details. These characteristics are evident on this Southern Texas Collection duplicate offering. Surfaces have been wiped in the past leaving a "glossy" texture along with faint hairlines. Coloring is a light gray. This offering is housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder and straight graded.
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
VF25 PCGS
26086606
Briggs 1-A
Original $1700 Rare San Francisco Date, Near Choice Original Surfaces, Pewter-Gray Patina, Well Preserved, Iowa Collection II. The Seated quarter series is full of challenging pieces, and the 1867-S emission is positioned well up the ladder as a semi-key issue. The obverse of this example exhibits a creamy, off-white palette with hints of blue and maroon in the background. These shades are more prominent on the reverse, which remains moderately toned overall. The mintmark is cut, representing a reverse die shared with the 1866-S and 1869-S quarters. Strike is typical, as usually seen for the issue, with soft stars. Note, reverse haze is on the holder. Housed in a PCGS 4.5 (2011-2013) 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 1868 1868
MS61 ANACS
4734039
Briggs 1-A
Choice HOLD
$1625
Underrated Date, Mirrored Fields, Bold Reflective Luster, Light Rose- Gold Patina, Conservatively Graded, Woodbridge Collection. 1868 strikes are a challenging Philadelphia date with mintage of only 29,400. A limited number of survivors are known at the AU and Mint States grade levels. GFRC is most pleased to be offering a fully original Mint State example with partial mirrored surfaces. Bright light inspection exposes mirrors on both side along with sharp reflective luster. Coloring is a light rose-gold. Strike is complete and pleasing. Heavy die polish lines are noted on the reverse. Overall, a most pleasing 1868 example that belong in an advanced Seated quarter collection. Please don't let the ANACS yellow label holder hold you back from a purchase. This offering is definitely choice at the assigned grade.
Seated 25C 1868S 1868-S
VF20
PCGS
38788707
Brigga 1-A
Choice $865 New December 6! Rare Date When CAC Approved, Natural Gray Patina, Pleasing Surfaces, Denver Collection. Well preserved and one of the nicest pieces that can be expected at the VF level, with original surfaces and pleasing color. Obverse fields are toned a light to medium grey while the reverse contains embedded blues. Marks are minimal, and the eye appeal is strong. CAC has approved just 15 in all grades. The combination of rarity (96,000 struck) and natural eye appeal is compelling. The offer price is consistent with past GFRC CAC approved sales for the date. This Denver Collection offering should quickly find a new buyer. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
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
AU58 NGC
2039123002
Briggs 1-A
Original $3750 New December 12! Original, Hoosier AU58 Collection Sale. Low mintage is the rule for San Francisco quarters of this era, with 96,000 coins struck in this year. This piece exhibits light silver skin, with a russet patch in the left obverse field. Original luster is evident in the protected areas, and the fields are exceptionally smooth for the grade. Briggs 1-A, the only die pair. Briggs description of strike characteristics tells the story here - softness in the head and stars 7-8, while the reverse is sharply struck with strong claw and feather detail. NGC has certified 44 pieces in all grades, including 11 in uncirculated condition. Housed in an NGC Gen 14 (2003) holder.
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
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
F15 PCGS
32937475
Briggs 1-A
Market Acceptable $630 Better Date, Light Gray Obverse, Darker Reverse, Accurately Graded, Southern Texas Collection. A key Philadelphia date with tiny mintage of 16,000 to consider here. I've assigned a Market Acceptable quality rating as the obverse has seen an ancient clean and is in the recovery mode with light dull gray toning. The reverse looks to be original with medium gray patina. Blemishes are limited to several small marks in the right obverse field. This is not a strictly original piece but given mintage and survival rate, PCGS felt the coin should straight grade. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder. A fresh duplicate from the Southern Texas Collection.
Seated 25C 1869S 1869-S
EF45 PCGS OGH
2657540
Briggs 1-A
Choice HOLD
$1300
New December 23! Challenging Date, Frosty Luster, Original Golden Patina, Late Die State, Radial Obverse Die Cracks. 1869 dated Liberty Seated quarters are challenging regardless of being struck at Philadelphia or San Francisco strikes. San Francisco output was limited to 76,000 pieces from a single die pair. The obverse die quickly cracked leaving bold circular die cracks throughout the stars and date. Briggs calls this late die state out in his guidebook; this offering matches all the late die state requirements. Mint frost surrounds the main devices and stars. I would opin conservative grading given the remaining luster. Surfaces are essentially blemish free with a transparent golden layer that appears in the GFRC images. Housed in PCGS Gen 3.0 (1990-1993) old green holder. A challenging date previously from the Palos Verdes and City By The Bay Collections.
Seated 25C 1869S 1869-S
EF40 PCGS
40521977
Briggs 1-A
Original HOLD
$1100
New December 23! Low Mintage San Francisco Date, Bold Devices, Undergraded, Thick Brown-Gray Patina, City By The Bay Collection. Locating either 1869 Philadelphia or San Francisco strikes is a constant challenge for Liberty Seated quarter enthusiasts. Mintages were 16,000 and 76,000 respectively. Even with the higher mintage, San Francisco strike were employed for Western frontier commerce with a low survival rate. This City By The Bay duplicate is new to GFRC inventory. Upon first review, the bold devices and limited wear warranted no lower than EF45 grade. What a surprise when viewing the assigned PCGS grade. This coin is way nicer than EF40. Surfaces are toned a rich brown-gray with expected steely fields under the patina. Strike is fully impressed. Surfaces are mark free. There is much to appreciate concerning this attractive 1869-S offering. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020) holder with embedded NFC.
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 1871 1871
PF58
PCGS
37904086

Choice $675 New December 12! Choice Original, Hoosier AU58 Collection Sale. The Philadelphia Mint produced 960 Seated quarter proofs in this year, a far cry from the modern mintages numbering in the millions. This circulated proof example exhibits gray centers with deeper ochre shades in the stars and legend. As expected for a proof, the shrike is sharp, with fully-detailed stars and feathers. Briggs 1-A, with characteristic weakness is the scroll folds. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1871 1871
VF25 PCGS
31944679

Original $225 New December 21! Underrated Philadelphia Date, Light Gun Metal Gray Patina, Accurately Grade, Southern Texas Collection. Mintage of only 118,200 with low survival rate. Yes, astute Liberty Seated quarter collectors recognize how underrated the 1871 date is at current pricing levels. PCGS has graded twenty-one example in all four Very Fine grades. This VF25 certified offering is well preserved with near choice original surfaces. Light steely gun metal gray patina covers both sides with some blue hues under a light source. Strike is well executed for the Type II/II design hub and surfaces are blemish free. Accurately graded and housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) Dupont hologram holder. Sold by GFRC into the Southern Texas Collection and now returning for a new appearance as a duplicate offering.
Seated 25C 1871CC 1871-CC
VG08 PCGS
1468448
Briggs 1-A
Original $13000 Rare Carson City Date, Saw Mill Run Collection "Duplicates" Sale. While the 1870-CC and 1873-CC pieces are competitive in terms of rarity, the 1871-CC has an edge in terms of availability, and examples come to market less frequently than those of the other Carson City rarities. Any market appearance of an 1871-CC is noteworthy, and even problem coins are highly coveted. This piece exhibits most of the design details, starting with full rims and including the majority of the motto lettering, with several letters of LIBERTY barely visible. Shading is gray with russet, gold, and sea-green at the rims. A number of hairlines crisscross the figure of Liberty, consistent with the grade, along with a few surface marks on both sides. Still, this is superior to most survivors at the same technical grade level, for an issue which tends to come with a lot of problems. The keyword is rarity, and this is arguably the toughest coin in the series. The PCGS population is an ultra-low 53 pieces in all grades combined. Housed in a PCGS Gen 3.1 (1993-1998) old green holder. Ex. Sunset Point Collection.
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
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, Open 3
EF40
PCGS
32216643
Briggs 2-A
Choice HOLD
$525
No Arrows, Open 3, Natural Gray, Choice Surfaces, Iowa Collection II . The 1873 No Arrows quarters were struck prior to the April 1, 1873 Coinage Act and conform to a weight standard of 6.22 grams. The April Act increased this is to 6.25 grams, and arrows were added to the 1873 and 1874 issues to denote the slightly increased weight. This piece reveals even gray toning, lighter on the reverse, with gold shades among the stars, legend, and other protected areas. Fields are nearly unblemished and there are no marks of note. Strike is typical with the eagle’s lower feathers blending together. The CAC population is 18 pieces across all grades. Housed in a PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1873 1873
No Arrows, Closed 3
VG08
PCGS
18249941

Choice $950 No Arrows, Closed 3, Rare Variety Opportunity, Choice Original, West Coast Collection. The Close 3 is distinct variety in the quarter series, with the balls of the 3 in the date nearly touching. This effect is plainly visible with the naked eye, and the variety, first popularized by Harry X Boosel of the Chicago Coin Club, is highly popular. This is a grey-toned piece, more mottled on the reverse, with silver at the high points. Field are original and free of significant distractions. CAC has approved only 12 pieces in all grades combined. The West Coast consignor had a knack for locating examples of low-population CAC pieces, and the present example is fully consistent with this theme. Housed in a Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
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 $465 With Arrows Type, Crusty Thin Gray Patina, Residual Frosty Luster, Well Struck. 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 1873S 1873-S
AU58 NGC
1611482001
Briggs 1-A
Original $1600 New December 12! Original, Hoosier AU58 Collection Sale. The 1873-S is an astute selection to represent the With Arrows type, struck to a lesser extent than the other With Arrows issues, apart from the Carson City delicacies. This gray-toned example reveals deeper shades in the date and stars, while the reverse is uniformly toned. Strike is typical with flat stars to the right, while the feather detail in the eagle's left leg is more distinct. Briggs 1-A, with mintmark punched far to the left. NGC has graded 22 pieces higher. Housed in an NGC Gen 9 (2001-2003) holder.
Seated 25C 1873S 1873-S
EF45 raw

Cleaned $245 Difficult With Arrows Date, Reflective Fields, Old Pencil Eraser Rub at Date, White Pine Collection. 1873 San Francisco quarter strikes are much more difficult to locate than their follow-on counterparts. Mintage is a small 156,000 pieces during western frontier days. Most were placed into circulation where reverse lettering becomes very weak on lower grade coins. The White Pine Collection's only raw consignment is this piece. Obviously old pencil eraser rubbing at the date precludes a regular TPG certification but otherwise this piece should grade. Faint gray patina and peripheral gold cover moderately mirrored fields. Strike is complete and well balance. Ideal for the difficult 1873-S spot in a Dansco or Whitman bookshelf collection as the cleaning is minimal and not too distracting.
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
VF30 PCGS
83424383
Briggs 1-A
Choice $215 Popular San Francisco Date, Moderate Gray-Gold Patina, Residual Luster, White Pine Collection . Since when does a VF30 graded Liberty Seated quarter still retain natural luster? This "top of the ladder" example, from the White Pine Collection, may not have CAC approval but still presents itself well during in-hand or bright light viewing. Obverse toning is grayish-gold while the reverse, a more consistent light gray. Luster is active on both sides. Mintage for the date is 392,000 with all three 1874-S obverse dies sharing a common reverse die with a Small S. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Seated 25C 1874S 1874-S
With Arrows
F15 PCGS
32937478

Original $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
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
AU58 PCGS
84929124
Briggs 1-A
Choice HOLD
$550
New December 29! Underrated Date, Scarce in All Grades, Natural Frosty Luster, Twin Lakes Collection. An underrated date that is challenging to locate in any grade. Though reported to have a mintage of 680,000, the lack of present date survivors brings that number into question. Striking issue were also prevalent at the San Francisco mint for the Seated dime and quarter denominations. Briggs 1-A is known for its flat stars and weak reverse legend, which this example exhibits, However, this piece excels during bright light inspection with natural frosty luster and active cartwheels. Toning is a light creamy gold. A special Twin Lakes Collection duplicate offering that warrants prompt and serious consideration. I can't stress enough how challenging this date is. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Seated 25C 1876 1876
MS63 PCGS
36694166

Choice $475 Centennial Strike, Briliant Luster, Flashy Cartwheels, Creamy Gold Coloring, Cracked Dies. Brilliant flashy luster immediately captures the viewer's attention whether during in-hand or bright light inspection. A well preserved 1876 Philadelphia example struck with cracked dies as many were. Some peripheral gold is available otherwise this offering is mostly untoned. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
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 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 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 1876S 1876-S
AU53 PCGS
26678378

Choice $175 Satiny Luster, Light Champagne Coloring, Choice Surfaces, Sooner Collection. A pleasing 1876 San Francisco struck quarter with glowing satiny luster. Bright light inspection accentuates swirling cartwheels. Both sides are toned a light champagne coloring. Strike is well executed though the reverse exhibits typical Type 2 design hubbing weakness at the denomination. A quality new offering from the Sooner Collection that is housed in PCGS Gen 4.5 (2011-2013) holder.
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 1877CC 1877-CC
AU50
PCGS
38189081

Choice $400 Large CC Mintmark, Wide Spacing, Choice Original, Iowa Collection II . Deeply toned in gold and olive shades, this is sharply struck piece with distinct star centers and virtually complete detail in the usual problem area beneath the reverse shield. Varied hues create a thicker reverse skin, while the figure of Liberty is primarily gold and silver with a touch of crust at the right corner. Surfaces are smooth with no issues of note. CAC has certified an even hundred pieces. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-date) holder.
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
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
MS65 PCGS
34403821

Gem $1050 Gem Original, Gorgeous Aquamarine-Gold Satiny Luster, Vibrant Cartwheels, Fully Struck, Saw Mill Run Collection. A lovely gem original 1877 San Francisco strike that offers gorgeous natural toning and vibrant cartwheel luster. Aquamarine-gold coloring is satisfying and melts away, during bright light viewing, to expose yellow, rose and light green shades. Strike is complete with all stars having connected centrils and a full head. Intricate mint frost is pervasive throughout the fields and devices. Accurately graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder. A wonderful duplicate offering from the Saw Mill Run Collection that should garner attention.
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
AU58 PCGS
29128327

Choice $275 New December 18! Brilliant Frosty Luster, Peripheral Rose, Complete Strike, Twin Lakes Collection. Rich frosty luster and swirling cartwheels on the gorgeous 1877 San Francisco strike are most pleasing. An additional reason to purchase this latest Twin Collection offering is the peripheral rose toning that is a bit amplified by GFRC images. Strike is complete with high relief stars and reasonable reverse legend lettering. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) Dupont hologram holder.
Seated 25C 1877S 1877-S
EF45 PCGS
24145256

Original $100 New December 21! 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
EF40 PCGS
80832158
Briggs 4-D
Choice $275 Popular S/Horizontal S Variety, Choice Original, Crusty Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Tenafly Collection. Always popular and part of the Liberty Seated quarter Top 25 Varieties set on the GFRC Open Set Registry. Surfaces are strictly original and choice. A crusty gray patina covers both sides. Bright light viewing exposes gun metal blue hues at the periphery and throughout the reverse. The Horizontal S mintmark is bold and easily seen with a 10x loupe. Overall, a pleasing example that is faily graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder. The PCGS label contains the S/Horizontal S attribution. A fresh duplicate from the Tenafly Collection.
Seated 25C 1877S 1877-S
S/Horizontal S
VF20 raw

Original $130 S/Horizontal S, Old Album Aquamarine-Blue, Top 25 Varieties, Southern Texas Collection. A popular Top 25 Seated quarter die variety and listed in the PCGS Price Guide. This Southern Texas Collection duplicate features old album aquamarine and blue toning. The horizontal S is bold under 10x loupe. Fairly priced.
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 1878 1878
AU58 PCGS
80526409
Briggs 1-C
Choice $325 New December 12! Choice Original, Hoosier AU58 Collection Sale. A brilliant obverse leads toward a dusting of russet color at the rim, while the reverse exhibits golden and purplish streaks over a silver surface. Well-struck, with star points evident and some blending of feather detail. Briggs 1-C, with a low date and extensive die cracks in the legend. The obverse is heavily clashed, with traces of the ribbon easily visible above the date. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Seated 25C 1878CC 1878-CC
AU58
PCGS
30001421
Briggs 2-B
Choice $900 Well Struck, Partially Mirrored Fields, Tan-Gray Patina, Iowa Collection II . Varying tan shades and occasional russet blanket both sides, with bits of dirt outlining Liberty and the stars. The skin is medium, not overwhelming, and the coin is well-struck with distinct star points. Mintmark placement is inconsistent on the 1876-1878 Carson City quarters, with this example revealing the first C punched higher than the second. The CAC population is 75 pieces, on the higher side for Seated quarters but still scarce in an absolute sense. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.1 (2002-2004) holder with CAC approval.
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 1878CC 1878-CC
AU58 PCGS
2852699
Briggs 1-A
Choice $1125 Cancelled Die Obverse, Satiny Luster, Swirling Cartwheels, Light Rose Coloring, Lenny Rizzo Collection. Fans of sharp strikes will appreciate the relief on this Carson City quarter, with fully delineated stars that seemingly pop out of the planchet, while the reverse exhibits strong detail in the lower portion of the eagle, a perpetual problem point in this series. A few lines diagonal lines bisect Liberty’s torso, while the fields are nearly smooth and uninterrupted. The last Carson City quarter in the Seated series, this completes the eight-year Carson City set pursued by Liberty Seated and Carson City specialists alike. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.0 (1998-2002) holder.
Seated 25C 1879 1879
AU58 PCGS
32922815
Briggs 1-A
Choice $800 New December 12! Choice Original, Hoosier AU58 Collection Sale. This is a pleasing coin-gray example with darker shades in the stars and more so in the reverse legend. Light gold inhabits the protected areas, around the stars and within the gown folds and eagle feathers. A few vertical lines are present in the obverse fields, none inconsistent with the assigned grade. Briggs 1-A, the business strike die, with a distinct, upward sloping date. Business strikes are scarcer, and more desirable than proofs throughout the 1879-1889 low mintage period. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 holder (2015-date).
Seated 25C 1879 1879
AU55 PCGS
33994444
Briggs 1-A
Original $650 First of the Low Mintage Dates, Reflective Luster, Iowa Collection II. This year launches the run of low-mintage run of Philadelphia quarters that extends until 1890. These were pursued at the time of issue, meaning they survived in a larger proportion than many other Seated quarters. Still, the mintages were so low to begin with that these coins remain highly desirable. This piece reveals steely blue surfaces with deep russet additionally evident on the reverse. Well-struck with most star centers present, and sharp detail in the eagle feathers. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-date) holder.
Seated 25C 1880 1880
VF20
PCGS
16711904
Briggs 1-A
Choice $475 Choice Original, West Coast Collection. Late date Seated quarters are highly desirable, especially in business strike format. This low-mintage piece exhibits mottled tones of gold, blue, and russet, with silver at the high points. Surfaces are original and smooth for the grade. Collectors in this period preferred proof format examples, with the result that circulation strikes are today more challenging. Housed in a Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1880 1880
MS64 NGC
375857012
Briggs 1-A
Choice $1100 Price Reduction - Consignor Buyout! Low Mintage Date, Satiny Luster, Choice Original Surfaces, Attractively Priced. Granular, satiny luster booms from both sides of this near-gem uncirculated Seated quarter. Shading is silver and steel-blue, with subdued intensity in the protected areas. The strike is strong, with just a couple soft stars and near-complete delineation of the feathers. Just 13,600 pieces were struck in this year, but these were recognized as scarce at the time of issue, and survive in a higher proportion than most of the branch Mint issues in the series. Nevertheless, they are substantially more scarce than the Morgan dollars being coined by the millions during this era of abundant silver discoveries. Housed in an old NGC holder with standard ring insert.
Seated 25C 1880 1880
AU58 PCGS
81174097
Briggs 1-A
Original $800 New December 12! Original, Hoosier AU58 Collection Sale. This brilliantly toned example reveals silver color throughout with a few traces of smoky grey on the reverse. Protected areas retains original Mint bloom as expected at this grade level, Briggs 1-A, the business strike dies, from which 13,600 coins were struck, with a downward sloping date and die lump at the lower portion of 0 in the date. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Seated 25C 1882 1882
F12
PCGS
27670324

Choice HOLD
$625
New December 14! Low Mintage Date, Attractive Peripheral Gray Patina, Pristine Surfaces, Accurately Graded. Let's start the description for this most attractive 1882 Philadelphia strike with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. The eye appeal is superb for a quarter at the Fine 12 grade level. Surfaces are 100% naturally toned with dark gray ring at the stars and date. A careful 10x loupe inspection revealed absolutely no blemishes. Overall, a quality example for someone building a mid circulated date and mintmark set where CAC approval is important. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder with CAC approval.
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 1886 1886
AU58 ANACS OWH
552746
Briggs 1-A
Choice $1500 New December 12! Near-Gem, Hoosier AU58 Collection Sale. The 1886 quarter mintage, 5,000 pieces, is the lowest in the late-date quarter series from 1879 to 1889. The PCGS and NGC population data is consistent, with both reporting the 1886 issue as the least frequently seen. This moderately shaded example exhibits pleasing blue rim toning, surrounding gray-pink centers. Briggs 1-A, the business strike die pair, which is frequently confused with proofs of this year. This piece has a level date, while the proofs exhibit a slight upward slope. On the reverse, the berry at the left is separated from the stem, while firmly attached on proof examples. A few minutes examining business strike and proof issues on PCGS Coin Facts or other reference site will be instructive. Housed in an ANACS old white holder.
Seated 25C 1887 1887
AU58 NGC
1720943014
Briggs 1-A
Original $850 New December 12! Original, Hoosier AU58 Collection Sale. This better-date piece is brilliantly toned with a few touches of deep blue at the obverse rim, while both shields reveal traces of crust. A few hairlines are evident in the obverse fields. Marks are well distributed with no areas of major concentration. Stars are weakly struck, characteristic of this die variety, while a few eagle feathers in the eagle's left leg lack complete definition. Briggs 1-A, with a downward sloping date. Housed in an NGC Gen 14 (2003) holder.
Seated 25C 1887 1887
AU55 PCGS
84979107
Briggs 1-A
Original $985 Very Scarce Date, Residual Steely Luster, Light Golden Gray Patina, Twin Lakes Collection. One of the late Philadelphia Liberty Seated quarter dates with a low mintage of 10,000. Survivors will be typically seen in mid circulated grades or Mint State. This AU example has light wear from limited time in circulation. Interesting, the obverse has a satiny finish while the reverse offers proof like fields and reflective luster. Golden-gray coloring is fairly consistent on both sides. This issue is known for weakly struck stars as is the case for this Twin Lakes Collection offering. Abrasions are limited to a few tiny ticks in the reverse shield. Accurately graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
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 1889 1889
AU58 NGC
1774168004
Briggs 1-A
Choice $800 New December 12! Choice Original, Hoosier AU58 Collection Sale. The final year of the late-date, low mintage Philadelphia pieces within the Seated quarter series, the 1889 issue was struck to the extent of 12,000 coins. As usual, business strikes are more desirable than proofs, and this is a no-question circulation piece, Briggs 1-A, with a downward sloping date. The obverse reveals even gray toning while the reverse exhibits olive fields framed by a more intensely toned legend. Stars are a touch soft, typical for the die variety, while the arrow feathers are starting to blend together. Housed in an NGC Gen 14 (2003) holder
Seated 25C 1889 1889
EF45 PCGS
21570341
Briggs 1-A
Choice $550 Choice Original, West Coast Collection. The 1889 Seated quarter completes the low-mintage run extending from 1879 to 1889. This issue was struck to the extent of 12,000 pieces, and survivors are more typically encountered in proof format. This piece exhibits uniform grey toning with bits of silver emerging at the very highest points, particularly on the reverse. The strike is characteristic with slight softness in the stars, while the eagle is more sharply impressed. Housed in a Gen 4.1 (2002-2004) holder.
Seated 25C 1890 1890
MS64
PCGS
21066772

Choice $1375 Popular Low Mintage Date, Frosty Luster, Swirling Cartwheels, CAC Approval. A near-gem original 1890 quarter that would nicely upgrade many Liberty Seated quarters sets presently being assembled. This piece screams originality with its micro-granular mint frost and flashy cartwheels. Strike if fully executed with high relief stars and complete hair details. Reverse details are a function of the weakly hubbed die and not strike. Faint rose and gold coloring is nicely showcased by GFRC images. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.1 (2002-2004) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1890 1890
AU58
NGC
3660342005
Briggs 2-B
Choice $800 New December 12! Near-Gem, Hoosier AU58 Collection Sale. This piece exhibits original, antique surfaces with a medium skin of grey and gold. Light dirt is sprinkled about the obverse and is additionally present in the reverse shield. Briggs 2-B, with an even date and recut verticals on the reverse. The strike is typical, with a few soft stars and some indistinct detail around the arrow feathers. This is a scarce piece in collector grades - although CAC has certified 61 pieces total, over half of these are at the MS64 level or higher. Housed in a newer NGC holder with edge view insert and CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1890 1890
VF30 PCGS
26639637

Choice HOLD
$270
New December 17! Popular Lower Mintage Philadephia Date, Crusty Gray-Ebony Patina, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded. 1890 Philadelphia strikes are one of the most popular Seated quarter dates at GFRC. A small mintage of 80,000 and reasonable selling price leads to difficulties in keeping choice examples in stock. This offering has solidly original surfaces with moderate circulated cameo eye appeal. 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. Just taken in trade and back on the price list.
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. 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 1891O 1891-O
VF30
PCGS
14881265

Choice $2250 Scarce and Popular Date, Choice Original, CAC Approval, West Coast Collection. The Liberty Seated quarter series, challenging enough to begin with, leaves yet another semi-key issue at the conclusion of the 1838-1891 run. The 1891-O mintage was low, 68,000 pieces, and few collectors cared much about branch Mint pieces at the time of issue. This piece exhibits mottled shades of slate, gray, and rose, with characteristic lighter tones at the high points. Surfaces are original, and CAC-approved piece are scarce, with only 35 examples certified across all grades. Housed in a Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
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.