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 134 Coins for Sale. New coin(s) added on May 25, 2020

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

Choice HOLD
$1400
Above Average Eye Appeal, Thick Frosty Luster, Near Gem Original Surfaces, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Sunset Point Collection. CAC approval was definitely warranted for this lovely 1856 Seated quarter. CAC approval recognized the strictly original surfaces covered with thick mint frost. The resulting luster is brilliant with active cartwheels. Strike is complete with deeply impressed devices and motifs. A faint creamy gold skin covers both sides and further validates the originality. Accurately graded and fairly priced. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. Part of a complete set of Liberty Seated quarters offered by the Sunset Point Collection.
Seated 25C 1856 1856
Flag in Gown
VF30
NGC
2089164003

Choice $195 New May 13! 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 Rattler
7114284
FS-301
Choice $1150 Misplaced 1 in Gown, Choice Original, . This new PCGS MS63 rattler offering is the finest 1856 Misplaced 1 Digit in Gown handled by GFRC. The A popular 1856 Seated quarter die variety with top segment of 1 digit that is misplaced in the gown lines immediately to the right of the scroll end. One immediately notes the thick frosty luster and vibrant cartwheels during inspection. Coloring is a light creamy gold and uniform on both sides. Obverse strike is weak as shown in the GFRC images. Surfaces are completely unabraded other than some lower reverse roller lines as made. I believe this piece was net graded at MS63 on strike, as eye appeal and luster are of a higher grade. Listed in the Top 25 Varieties set and found on the GFRC Open Set Registry, a perfect candidate for a set builder. Housed in PCGS Gen 1.2 (1986-1989) holder. Attractively priced. I'm not aware if this piece has been to CAC.
Seated 25C 1856 1856
AU55 PCGS
20124756

Original New Price
$250
New May 25! Frosty Luster, Well Struck, Lenny Rizzo Collection. Ample remaining luster highlights this 1856 quarter, produced in an era when silver circulated freely, unencumbered by any imbalance in the relative values of gold and silver. This example is largely untoned with the exception of a light russet band throughout Liberty's head and torso. The piece is well-struck with defined star centers and near-complete eagle feathers. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Seated 25C 1856 1856
AU50 raw

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

Choice $120 Choice Original, Mt. View Liberty Seated Quarter Collection. First Right of Refusal Event - Sunday September 30 9:00 PM ET - Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert and CAC approval.
Seated 25c 1856O 1856-O
EF45 raw
Briggs 2-B
Original $275 Crusty Original, Light Gray Patina, Residual Luster, Sunset Point Collection. A lovely crusty original 1856 New Orleans strike with light gray patina on the obverse and thicker coverage on the reverse. Accurately graded at the EF45 level with some residual luster under the toning. Obverse strike is complete while the reverse has some weakness in the usual locations; lower leg eagle leg and arrow feathers. A completely unmolested example that will immediate grade at your favorite TPG. Another fine duplicate from the Sunset Point Collection.
Seated 25C 1856O 1856-O
VF30 PCGS
30683272
Briggs 7-F
Original New Price
$195
New May 25! Antique Gray Surfaces, Near Choice Original, Lenny Rizzo Collection. The Briggs 7-F variety has a distinct appearance, with a date placed to the far right and sloping downward. The bottom of the date is weak, and the middle stars exhibit star centers while the remaining stars are flat. Fields are smooth on this example, and mark-free for the grade with the exception of a couple lines northwest of the reverse eagle. Gray shades underlie mottled maroon on the obverse, while the reverse toning is more uniform. Housed in a PCGS Gen 5.0 (2014-2015) Dupont hologram 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
EF40 PCGS
37193510

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

Original $850 Original Charcoal Gray Surfaces, Better Date, Blemish Free. The arrival of any 1856 San Francisco struck quarter to the GFRC office is an important occasion given the low survival rate for this second year issue. This example grades a full VF30 with nearly complete strike and uniform wear. Surfaces are covered with charcoal gray patina that also includes some thin ebony verdigris that is more predominate on the reverse. To my knowledge, this rare date has not been submitted for grading and does deserve an attempt given what I currently see in PCGS holders. Please give this piece some consideration as fairly priced in current raw state.
Seated 25C 1856S 1856-S
Large S/Small S
VF25 PCGS
83619771
Briggs 4-E
Original $2750 Rare Large S/s Die Pairing, Original Gray-Rose Patina, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded, Top 25 Varieties Set Candidate. Larry Briggs labels the 1856 Large S over Small S variety as die pair 4-E and estimates that 10-15% of the 286,000 mintage could be this die pairing. Overall, the 1856 San Francisco date becomes quite scarce in VF, then rare in EF and extremely rare in choice AU. This Large S over Small S example offers natural gray patina with intermixed rose. The coloring is accurately captured by GFRC photography. Surfaces are essentially blemish free except for a few micro ticks on the obverse that are of no consequence and require careful 10x loupe inspection to see. This variety is one of the "keys" within the Top 25 Varieties set as defined by Greg Johnson and now available in the GFRC Open Set Registry. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. The PCGS label reads, "Large/Small S FS-501 (FS-005)". An important offering that is fairly priced.
Seated 25C 1856S 1856-S
Large/Small S
VF20 PCGS
28922707
Briggs 4-E
Choice New Price
$2950
New May 25! Large/Small S, Choice Original Gray, Top 25 Varieties, Lenny Rizzo Collection. The 1856-S/s is popular as a Guide Book-listed variety, and its appeal is enhanced by the scarcity of all 1856-S quarters. The fields of this example exhibit a natural gray, while Liberty is somewhat lighter. Marks are consistent with the VF grade level, and surfaces are relatively smooth. This is an ideal collector piece, as valuation advances substantially at the EF level. Housed in a PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder (2014-2015), and the all-important overstruck mintmark attribution is designated on the label, Large/Small S, FS-501.
Seated 25C 1857 1857
EF45
PCGS
31340492

Choice $185 Choice Original, CAC Approval, Lenny Rizzo Collection. The 1857 is thought of as a common date, but the quality here is decidedly uncommon, as CAC has certified less than a hundred examples in all grade combined. Rich golden toning in the fields frame silver and gray-toned central figures, with occasional crust near the rims. The coin is well-struck, with about half of the star centers present, and delineated feathers in the reverse eagle. Housed in a PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder (2014-2015).
Seated 25C 1857 1857
MS63 NGC
1716801003
Briggs 1-A
Choice $550 Heavily Rusted Dies, Frosty Luster, Rich Rose-Gold Patina, Complete Strike. 1857 Philadelphia strikes are considered to be common in all circulated grades. Mint State example are infrequently seen and desirable when they appear. This attractive Briggs 1-A example walked up to the GFRC at the 2019 Winter Baltimore show and was instantly purchased. NGC grading is accurate along with the example being struck from heavily rusted dies include an obverse die blob below pole and cap. Frosty luster interacts well with the rich rose-gold patina that is uniform on both sides. Strike is complete and adds to overall eye appeal. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert.
Seated 25C 1857 1857
Smoking Liberty
EF45 PCGS
27434721

Choice $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
AU50 NGC
2019611024
Briggs 2-B
Original $475 Original, Sunset Point Collection. Description added! Briggs 2-B, with a typical strike for that variety - obverse stars are incomplete and there is some reverse weakness under the shield. An obverse horizontal line extends from star 12, but there are no other marks inconsistent with the grade. Silver toned with a bit of "dirt" in protected areas, particuarly the obverse and reverse shields. From the Sunset Point collection of Seated quarters and housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert.
Seated 25C 1858O 1858-O
VF25 PCGS
27869106

Choice $165 Choice Original, Lightly Mottled Brown/Gray Patina, Accurately Graded. A better date with mintage of only 520,000 pieces and few examples in population reports for mid circulated grades. Surfaces are strictly original and covered with gun metal gray and blue patina. Accurately graded with no blemishes or distractions. The obverse toning is a bit mottled on Liberty but there is also some haze on the PCGS holder that impacts the image. Housed in 2013 PCGS holder.
Seated 25C 1858S 1858-S
G06
PCGS
12403824

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

Choice $3450 Scarce Date/Grade, Choice Original, Uniform Aquamarine/Gray Patina, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded. Ex. Outback and Saw Mill Run Collections. Ok, where do I start with the description for this lovely 1858 San Francisco quarter? One immediately noted the choice surfaces and the attractive gun metal gray patina that includes gold and aquamarine when placed under a light source. This rare date quarter is perfectly original and belongs in an advanced collection. Strike is typical with weakness on Liberty's head and gown line, otherwise the reverse strike is well executed with nearly all arrow feather defined. This piece is essentially blemish free with only a tiny line in the field at the right wing. The 1858-S date is an extreme rarity in mint state as few are known. Population in EF40 and EF45 are in the low teens but I suspect that many are marginal pieces and not fully choice and original as this example. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. Previous from the Outback and Saw Mill Run Collections.
Seated 25C 1858S 1858-S
VF30 PCGS
26257824

Original $1700 New May 2! 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 New May 2! 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 1858S 1858-S
F12 raw

Market Acceptable New Price
$385
Better Date, Even Medium Gray Toning, Tiny Rim Filing, West Texas Collection. A key date in the Liberty Seated quarter series with mintage of 121,000. This is yet another issue with low survival rates and choice specimens being the anomaly. Most collectors end up purchasing a market acceptable example to fill that spot in a Dansco or Whitman album. When first evaluating this example, from the West Texas Collection, an Original quality rating was assigned and priced. The surfaces are toned an even medium gray that may not be strictly original but close enough to be graded by the TPGs. During a second inspection, a small rim filing was noted at 12:00 above Liberty's head. The filing is about 5 reeds long and the location might suggest a removed jewelry loop but I'm not convinced of that. My thought is the rim was initially filed but left at that as the color is uniform with the balance of the coin. Otherwise, this offering is quite acceptable with only two tiny rim scrapes to mention on the reverse. A decent offering of this difficult and expensive date. I've seen much worst in TPG holders.
Seated 25C 1858S 1858-S
VG10 PCGS
30854407
Briggs 1-A
Choice $400 Better San Francisco Date, Crusty Gray-Ebony Patina. Choice Orignal Surfaces, Circulated Eye Appeal, Woodbridge Collection. When first examining this crusty original 1858-s Seated quarter, I did a double take. Eye appeal is above the certified VG10 grade level with bold reverse devices. Choice surfaces are covered with thicky gray patina that include ebony highlights. Limited mintage of 121,000 with this example in the top tier for VG10 grade. Conservatively graded and housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder. A wonderful duplicate offering from the Woodbridge Collection.
Seated 25C 1859 1859
MS63 ANACS OWH
3016965
I/II
Choice $1350 Choice Original, Sunset Point Collection. Description added! Violet, champagne, and cobalt blue blanket both sides of this pleasingly toned Seated quarter. Type I obverse with straight fingers at the pole, type II reverse with claws more relaxed than on the earlier hub. Along with the introduction of new hubs in this year, the date punches are smaller, leaving more space in the exergue. Complete strike with just a touch of weakness in the right stars. From the Sunset Point collection and housed in an ANACS old white holder.
Seated 25C 1859O 1859-O
AU50 NGC
3889113015
Briggs 1-A
Original $875 New May 7! Thick Olive-Gold Patina, Steely Luster, Scarce at Grade, Golden Arm Collection. Deep olive and gold cover both sides, with hints of luster in the protected areas. The strike is typical, with flat stars and head, while the eagle's left leg feathers are starting to blend. The 1859-O is a better date, one that doesn't always get a lot of attention in a long series replete with challenging coins. Indeed, NGC has certified only 55 pieces in all grades combined. Briggs 1-A, with a thick date, most evident in the 9 which is nearly closed. The Mint began using smaller digit punches in this year, providing a less cluttered arrangement beneath the rock. Housed in a newer NGC holder with edge view insert.
Seated 25C 1859S 1859-S
VG10
PCGS
81787058
Briggs 1-A
Choice $900 Choice Original, Mt. View Collection. Coins such as this are the epitome of Seated coin collecting. While it's nice to have an unlimited checkbook and first shot at the best collections when they are broken up, the reality for most collectors is quite different. But one can be a connoisseur at any level, as the Mountain View consignor demonstrates. The present coin is a choice example of a low-mintage issue, with significant foundational value as a pleasing, rare piece. Dappled olive toning graces medium gray surfaces on both sides, while the fields are above average for a coin at this technical grade. The CAC population is a mere 20 pieces. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-date) holder.
Seated 25C 1859S 1859-S
EF40 PCGS
3889198

Original $4000 Original, Springfield Collection. This lovely, "coin gray" 1859-S quarter exhibits what Doug Winter calls "multiple levels of demand." The date is scarce, the coin is aesthetically wholesome, and the EF grade represents a condition rarity. These coins were not saved in high-grade, and today there is not a single uncirculated piece reported by either PCGS or NGC. There is also the question of availability - PCGS Coin Facts notes that a higher example is typically seen at auction only about once per year, and many of these appearances are at price points substantially higher than the present example. As can be seen, this is an infrequent opportunity to acquire a special coin. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder. Previously from Superior, 1/2003, lot 585.
Seated 25C 1859S 1859-S
VG08 PCGS
30371143
Briggs 1-A
Original New Price
$700
New May 25! Scarce in All Grades, Gray-Rose Patina, Original Surfaces, Lenny Rizzo Collection. This is a challenging semi-key in the Seated quarter series, with only 80,000 struck, and the population reports today are consistent with the scarcity of the issue. This VG example exhibits honest wear, strong rims, three letters of LIBERTY, and a bold mintmark. The obverse toning is even with highlights of electric blue, while the reverse eagle is nicely outlined by an indigo halo. A curved line in the reverse shield, and a few horizonal marks in the right wing, are consistent with the technical grade, and there are no other distractions of note. Housed in a PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder.
Seated 25C 1859S 1859-S
G04 raw

Original $320 Scarce in All Grades, Light Original Gray, Honest Wear, Southern Texas Collection. 1859 San Francisco struck quarters have a small mintage of 80,000 with typical survivors being the G-VG grade range. This Southern Texas offering is typical of available survivors. Surfaces have seen considerable honest wear and are presently colored an even light gray. An ideal candidate for a circulated Dansco album date and mintmark set.
Seated 25C 1860 1860
AU55 raw
II/I
Choice $275 Type II/I Hubs, Frosty Luster, Catwheels Action, Light Gray Toning, Choice Original Surfaces, Southern Texas Collection. A lovely 1860 AU quarter struck from Type II/I design hubs. Choice surfaces offer frosty luster with notable reverse cartwheels. A light gray patina covers both sides and is more prevalent on the obverse. Another quality duplicate from the Southern Texas collection.
Seated 25C 1860 1860
AU50 raw

Choice $150 Type II/I Hubs, Choice Original, Golden Obverse Luster, Accurately Graded, Ideal Type Coin. Acquired at the 2018 Central States show as part of a trade. This lovely 1860 Type II/I design hub quarter offering is strictly original with choice surfaces. Both obverse and reverse retain natural luster that is pleasing under a light source. Obverse features gray-gold patina during in hand viewing that becomes completely golden under a light source. The reverse is exceptional with gray-silver coloring and steely luster. An ideal candidate for a Dansco or Whitman book shelf type set collection as this is where the piece originated.
Seated 25C 1860S 1860-S
EF40 NGC
7001444001
Briggs 1-A
Original $9000 Original, Sunset Point Collection. Description added! One of the highlights of the Sunset Point collection, this conditionally rare 1860-S quarter is exceeded by only seven grading "events" at NGC, of which several likely represent resubmissions. Gray and brown tones predominate, with deeper hues in the upper obverse stars and lower portion of the reverse legend. There is some discoloration around the eagle's head. Surfaces are lightly abraded with no major distractions. Well-struck with some weakness in the stars, as Briggs notes for 1860-S quarters, which were struck from a single die pair. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert, dating to the late 1990s. This coin offers substantial foundational value - absolute rarity, conditional rarity, and NGC certification, assuring a standard of quality.
Seated 25C 1860S 1860-S
VG10 raw
Briggs 1-A
Original $1900 Original Gray, Sunset Point Collection. The 1860 San Francisco date is scarce in all grades with a limited mintage of 56,000. Most surviving examples will be found in the Very Good through Fine grade range as is the case with this original example. Obverse rims are bold with six full letters in LIBERTY presence. The reverse rim has barely worn through under (U)NITED and the olive leaves. Surfaces are toned a medium gun metal gray with blue shades evident under a light source. This example is entirely blemish free with no marks, lines or other anomalies. I'm comfortable in indicating that TPG grading is a strong possibility given the natural coloring. An important offering from the Sunset Collection of Liberty Seated quarters and ideal for a Dansco or Whitman album set. Fairly priced!
Seated 25C 1860S 1860-S
VG10 PCGS
16063756
Briggs 1-A
Original $2150 New May 7! Key San Francisco Date, Affordable Grade, Natural Graty Patina, Near-Choice, Golden Arm Collection. Coins like this are the epitome of Seated collecting, circulated rare pieces with honest wear and no major problems. All major design elements remain, with wear in the central figures as expected at the VG10 level. Fields are gray with a touch of lilac, hosting surfaces that are smooth for the grade, with a single mark of note at the eagle's beak. The all-important S-mintmark is bold, reminding the viewer that only 56,000 pieces were struck, and that this is one of the toughest S-mint coins in the series. A great additional to a circulated Seated quarter set. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Seated 25C 1860S 1860-S
G06 NGC
2357393002
Briggs 1-A
Original $1175 Low Mintage San Francisco date, Original Gray Surfaces, Accurately Graded, Orchard Collecton. The 1860-S quarter was minted only to the extent of 56,000 pieces. Most survivors are in lower grades, but this piece emerges from the crowd with honest wear and even gray toning. Silver color on the high points distinctively stands out from the gray surfaces, and the overall effect is pleasing. A few light lines are seen the figure of Liberty, none inconsistent with the technical grade. The obverse exhibits 6 letters of LIBERTY and is arguably at the VG level, while the reverse rims are not quite full between 6 and 9 o'clock. This is a common occurrence within the quarter series, and, taking both sides into account, NGC has accurately assigned a grade of G06. This coin is housed in an older NGC holder with standard ring insert. The San Francisco Mint struck Seated quarters only in low quantities until discoveries of western silver exploded in the mid-1870s, and assembling this run would be a great achievement - why not start with this example? A Southern Texas duplicate.
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 1861 1861
AU55 PCGS
84281503

Original $295 New May 7! II/II Design Hubs, Brilliant Luster, Original Surfaces, Golden Arm Collection. Frosty luster covers both sides of this 1861 quarter, which exhibits mixed shades of deep aqua and blue. This is the type II obverse (verticals above E in obverse shield) paired with type II reverse (convex eagle eye, open claws). The right obverse field is a bit marky, in this case a sign of circulation and not cleaning. Although not an especially tough date, original examples of this Civil War issue are more elusive.
Seated 25C 1861 1861
EF45 raw
II/II
Original $115 Light Gun Metal Blue-Gray, Complete Strike, Nice Overall Eye Appeal, Southern Texas Collection. This 1861 quarter was struck with dies from Type II obverse and reverse design hubs. A popular date and offering from the Southern Texas Collection. Strictly original with bluish-gray patina and some peripheral gold. Strike is bold with all devices sharp. Fairly priced for the quality.
Seated 25C 1861S 1861-S
F12
PCGS
31609269
Briggs 2-B
Choice $1275 Scarce in All Grades, Crusty Gray Toning, Choice Original Surfaces, Accurately Graded. Yet another challenging coin in the Seated quarter series, the 1861-S was struck to the extent of only 96,000 pieces. Remarkably, of this entire issue, which once existed in the form of well struck, gem uncirculated pieces, only 18 have been certified by CAC as retaining a sufficient measure of originality. This example has the "circulated cameo" look with deep indigo shades contrasting with lighter fields and neatly outlining the stars and reverse legend. A lovely coin for the grade that would fit in nicely with a circulated set of Seated quarters. Briggs 2-B with a centered mintmark. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 (2014-2015) Dupont hologram holder. Just bought from a GFRC client and immediately available.
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 1862S 1862-S
MS62 PCGS OGH
9516515
Briggs 2-A
Original $3650 New PCGS Holder and Images, Better San Francisco Date, Original Frosty Luster, Creamy Tan-Rose Patina, Sunset Point Collection. In Mint State, 1862 San Francisco struck quarters are scarce and occasionally available. However, most of the known examples are seen less than fully choice. The 1862-S is more likely to appear in MS62 than any other grade, and the best examples top out at MS64. The Sunset Point Collection example has been freshly reholdered at the 2020 FUN show and what a difference fresh plastic makes as compared to the yellowed PCGS Gen 2.2 old green holder. GFRC photography accurately captures the tan-rose coloring and soft satiny luster. A fully struck example that is most pleasing. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Seated 25C 1863 1863
VF30 PCGS
28007778

Original New Price
$385
New May 25! Civil War Strike, Light Gray Patina, Lenny Rizzo Collection. The 1863 features a distinct date with an oversized "3," a clownish digit that conveys the appearance of a modern counterfeit. Rest assured this example is 100% genuine, and scarce at that. The 1863 Philadelphia mintage is on the low side for a Philadelphia Seated quarter, as the Mint saw little precious bullion arrive at its doors during the Civil War. This example is silver-toned with original crust in the protected areas. The strike is typical incomplete stars and some of the eagle feathers not completely struck up. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) 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
F15
PCGS
80492398
Briggs 1-A
Choice HOLD
$375
New May 20! Near-Gem Original, Popular Civil War Date, Light Steely Gray, Iowa Collection. Let's get right to the point on this near-gem 1864 Seated quarter; JUST BUY IT NOW at the asking price. I see hundreds of Liberty Seated quarters in a year's time. This 1864 F15 example, from the Iowa Collection, is about as nice as one will see for the grade. Light gray patina is consistent on both sides. Fields retain their steely texture and offer hints of luster during bright light inspection. A gem quality rating would have been assigned if not for a small divot by the right facing arm and another field abrasion by the left wing. A superior specimen at grade. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1864S 1864-S
F12 PCGS
12227774
Briggs 1-A
Choice $1750 New May 20! Key Date, Choice Original Surfaces, Rose-Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Iowa Collection. A challenging Civil War San Francisco date with a tiny mintage of 20,000 pieces. Only two Mint State examples have been graded by PCGS with most certified survivors appearing in the VG8 to VF25 range. This Liberty Seated quarter key date has choice surfaces and considerable eye appeal at the assigned F12 grade level. A uniform gray patina covers obverse and reverse with embedded rose hues. Surfaces are entirely unabraded. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder. Another quality duplicate being released from the Iowa Collection and ready for a new home in an advanced collection.
Seated 25C 1865 1865
MS64 NGC
3464199002
Briggs 1-A
Choice $3850 Near Gem Original, Sunset Point Collection. An underrated, low-mintage (58,800 coins) date, especially in grades finer than MS63. This Choice Uncirculated representative exhibits only a few minuscule surface grazes, with boldly struck devices. Just a blush of light golden toning warms the softly frosted luster of this attractive near-Gem.Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. Part of a complete set of Liberty Seated quarters offered by the Sunset Point Collection.
Seated 25C 1865 1865
EF40 PCGS
30456136
Briggs 1-A
Choice New Price
$565
New May 25! Scarce Civil War Date, Natural Light Gray Patina, Residual Verdigris and Luster, Lenny Rizzo Collection. Another low-mintage Civil War date, this 1865 quarter exhibits mottled shades of russet and olive laid over a bright silver canvas. Original crust surrounds the obverse stars and date, and the reverse reveals the same effect within the legend. A bit of chatter above the left wing is completely acceptable for the grade, and one otherwise finds only scattered ticks. The coin is well-struck with most star centers present and decent detail in the eagle’s feathers. Housed in a PCGS Gen 5.0 (2014-2015) Dupont hologram holder.
Seated 25C 1865S 1865-S
F12 PCGS
13269606
Briggs 1-A
Choice $500 New April 25! Better Civil War Date, Choice Original, Uniform Gray, GFRC Buyback. A choice example of a scarce date, this coin is the epitome of Liberty Seated collecting - a difficult coin to find in pleasing condition, with a rarity profile that would demand a much higher valuation were it a Morgan dollar or an early gold piece. Connoisseurs of even the finest Seated coinage appreciate such examples, knowing that such coins tend to be found only in the cabinets of astute collectors. One needn't collect exclusively uncirculated pieces (and most of us can't afford them anyway) to demonstrate good coin taste - pickiness and selectivity can be demonstrated at any grade level. This choice example exhibits telltale "dirt" in the protected areas, a good sign that the coin has not recently been "improved." The fields are evenly toned in a pleasing shade of sandy grey, and there are no marks of note apart from a few obverse, horizontal lines within Liberty. Briggs 1-A, the only die for this issue. Briggs notes that many lower graded examples exhibit problems - not this one! Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Seated 25C 1866 1866
VG10
PCGS
38796450
Briggs 1-A
Choice HOLD
$1300
New May 20! Motto Reverse, Low Mintage, Choice Original, Iowa Collection. 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 is a tiny 16,800 piece with few pieces certified in circulated grades. Case in point is this VG10 certified example with two at the grade level. A well preserved example with antique gray patina on both sides. Regardless of a lengthy time in circulation, the fields remain nearly unabraded. A newly divested duplicate from the Iowa Collection that is 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
VF20 PCGS
34779214
Briggs 1-A
Original $1800 New April 25! Rare San Francisco Date, Original Surfaces, Old Album Rose-Blue Toning, Accurately Graded. The 1866 San Francisco date has a mintage of only 28,000 along with low survival rate as demonstated by PCGS only grading six examples at the VF20 grade level. This example is one of the six and offers original surfaces with just honest wear. Housed in an old paper album for a long period of time, the surfaces acquired classic rose and patina coloring. Strike is typical and nicely uniform. Blemish wise, a 10x loupe inspection revealed nothing worthy of mention. GFRC has handled several examples at the Fine grade level but not a Very Fine specimen due to the date's scarcity. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder. Recently bought back from a client and once again available.
Seated 25C 1867 1867
EF40
PCGS
31385926

Choice $2100 Choice Original, Gun Metal Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Scarce Date. CAC Approval On November 22! The 1867 Philadephia mintage is quite low for half dimes, dimes and quarters resulting in an ongoing challenge to locate choice examples. 1867 Seated quarter mintag is only 20,000 pieces. This example is a no question original piece with gun metal gray on the obverse and lighter gray throughout the reverse. The obverse has a darker toning arc through upper stars and Liberty's head. Under bright light, the thick patina maintains coloring as seen in the GFRC images. Strike is complete with all star centrils connected along with well defined left leg and arrow feathers on the reverse. There are no blemishes whatsoever. This is an opportunity for advanced Seated quarter collectors as this piece is strictly original and accurately graded. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder.
Seated 25C 1867 1867
MS62 PCGS
6866831
Briggs 1-A
Choice $4250 Choice Original, Sunset Point Collection. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. Part of a complete set of Liberty Seated quarters offered by the Sunset Point Collection.
Seated 25C 1867 1867
MS61 PCGS
25115455
Briggs 1-A
Original New Price
$3550
New May 25! 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 New Price
$3350
New May 25! 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 1867S 1867-S
VF35 PCGS
36607306

Original $1975 Very Scarce Date, Original Gray, City by the Bay Collection. 1867 San Francisco quarter strikes are scarce in all grades and become rare in VF or better. Mintage was limited to 48,000 pieces using a leftover reverse die of 1866-S. As a result, reverse strikes tend to be weak for the issue, though obverse strikes are not much better. The City by the Bay Collection recently consigned this circulated example with satiny surfaces. Coloring is mostly a light gray with embedded golden hues seen during bright light inspection. Residual mint frost throughout the reverse legend adds to the eye appeal. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Seated 25C 1867S 1867-S
VF20 raw
Briggs 1-A
Original $750 New April 26! 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 1867S 1867-S
F15 PCGS
14165155
Briggs 1-A
Original $1500 New April 25! Rare Date, Near-Choice Overall, Light Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, GFRC Buyback. The 1867-S date is a prized rarity at the Mint State level, but remains challenging across all grade levels, and especially so with this level of originality. This pleasing piece offers hints of color underneath a light olive-gray surface, with wisps of rose and blue embedded throughout. The obverse is predominantly light gray while the reverse is slightly more intense. Mark are minimal although there is a small tick at star 4. The eye appeal is strong, and coupled with rarity of the issue, combines to create a numismatic prize. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder. Please note the light reverse rim coloring from 12:00 to 3:00 is lighting reflections. A smaller effect is also on the obverse.
Seated 25C 1868S 1868-S
EF Details PCGS
83712288

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

Choice $2650 Rare Date and Grade, Absolutely Choice Original Surfaces, Frosty Cartwheels, A Noteworthy GFRC Offering . 1868 San Francisco strikes totaled 96,000 pieces with a terribly low survival rate in AU or better. PCGS has graded nine in all AU grades with several having questionable originality. CAC approval in AU is abysmal with a grand total of two AU58s and no others at the other AU grades. This offering is one of two graded PCGS AU55. Surfaces are 100% original with silver gray frosty luster on both sides. Moderate cartwheels remain during bright light viewing. Strike is typical with weakness at the upper obverse. There is an ancient line through the breastd that holds this piece back from CAC approval. What a pity as the surfaces are compliant in terms of strict originality. One of the nicest 1868-S quarters I've had the pleasure of handling since launching GFRC. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder and ready for placement in an advanced collection.
Seated 25C 1868S 1868-S
EF40 PCGS
30393937
Briggs 1-A
Original New Price
$1000
New May 25! Original Light Gray Surfaces, Better San Francisco Date, Accurately Graded, Lenny Rizzo Collection. The 1869 issue represents one of the lowest mintages in the Philadelphia Seated quarter series with just 16,000 pieces, and PCGS has certified less than a hundred pieces in all grade combined. The example reveals nicely paired gray and rose shades on both sides, with more intensity on the reverse, while light crust graces a few of the protected areas. There is a shallow obverse void to the left of star 11, while the reverse is especially mark-free for the grade. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 holder (2015-date).
Seated 25C 1868S 1868-S
VF35 PCGS
83703745

Choice $935 Scarce Date, Choice Original, Uniform Gray-Brown Patina, Conservative Grading. Liberty Seated quarters never cease to amaze me as to the number of very scarce dates with mintage under 100,000. Take for example this choice 1868 San Francisco struck piece with a mintage of only 96,000 and low PCGS populations throughout the grade range. Seven examples are reported at VF35 and only eight at the EF40 grade when viewing CoinFacts. Between EF40 and AU58, there are an additional thirteen graded and few known in mint state. Surfaces on this example are cover with uniform gray-brown patina. Strike is typical for the Type II obverse design by James Longacre and I believe the assigned PCGS grade is more a function of strike than wear. Looking at the reverse, an EF40 grade is justified. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder and ready for inclusion in an advanced Seated collection. Images after the Manchester NH show if it lasts that long.
Seated 25C 1868S 1868-S
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
MS63 PCGS
16653356
Briggs 1-A
Choice $4350 Choice Original, Sunset Point Collection. The 1869 Seated Liberty quarter boasts a tiny mintage of 16,000 pieces, and examples are very scarce to rare in all grades. The present coin exhibits fine detail on all design elements and the surfaces are semiprooflike, especially on the reverse. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. Part of a complete set of Liberty Seated quarters offered by the Sunset Point Collection.
Seated 25C 1869 1869
EF40 PCGS
81645361
Briggs 1-A
Choice $1500 Low Mintage Philadelphia Date, Very Scarce All Grades, Choice Original, Lenny Rizzo Collection. Gray and tan blanket both sides of this better-date San Francisco piece, with the obverse legend and central figure neatly outlined by a halo of crust. The die crack which nearly encircles some 1869-S quarters is starting to form and is evident in the lower stars on both sides of Liberty. The strike is typical for the issue, with flat stars and lack of detail in the reverse arrow feathers. A die defect cuts across the mintmark as on all genuine examples. Surfaces are smooth with the exception of a few obverse hairlines. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Seated 25C 1869 1869
F15 PCGS
32937475
Briggs 1-A
Market Acceptable $630 New May 2! 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 1869 1869
F12 PCGS
82112694
Briggs 1-A
Original $635 New April 25! Very Scarce Philadelphia Issue, Antique Gray Patina, Accurately Grade, GFRC Buyback. The Liberty Seated quarter series is replete with low mintage Philadelphia dates that significantly increase the collecting challenge. Case in point is the 1869 Philadelphia date with its a tiny mintage of 16,000 pieces and being an R5 rarity in all grades. This well circulated example sports antique gray patina on both sides. A darker peripheral gray ring nicely frames the lighter toned obverse center. Reverse toning is more color consistent. Field abrasions are consistent with amount of wear and time in circulation. Accurately graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder. An important offering at a fair price.
Seated 25C 1869S 1869-S
F15
PCGS
14831157
Briggs 1-A
Gem $685 New May 20! Low CAC Population, Gem Preservation, Iowa Collection. A gem 1869-S example for the grade, with even, medium toning and no distracting spots. Surfaces are smooth and remarkably problem-free for the grade. CAC has certified only 12 examples, making any buying opportunity an infrequent event. As with all 1869-S quarters, this example exhibits traces of the date in the dentils at the obverse base of the coin. An early Briggs 1-A die state with no signs of the circular obverse die crack. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.4 holder (2005-2011) with CAC approval. Worthy of a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation for those who may not be familiar with the date.
Seated 25C 1869S 1869-S
VF35 PCGS
16333578
Briggs 1-A
Original New Price
$995
New May 25! Scarce Philadelphia Date, Gray-Rose Coloring, Partial Obverse Die Crack Die State, Lenny Rizzo Collection. 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
AU55 PCGS
27210726

Choice $550 Scarce Philadelphia Date, Thick Crusty Gray Patina, Complete Strike, Accurately Graded, Saw Mill Run Collection. A crusty original Philadelphia strike with limited mintage of 118,200 pieces. Unabraded surfaces and toning uniformity easily warranted a Choice quality rating. Bright light inspection revealed orange-gold throughout the reverse due to thinner patina than obverse. Believe me, this offering is ideal for those who want there silver type to be crusty gray. Obverse is well struck with all stars having connected centrils other than the pesky star 8. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder. A quality duplicate from the Saw Mill Run Collection.
Seated 25C 1871 1871
AU50 PCGS
10727017

Choice $625 Choice Original, Classic Gun Metal Gray-Blue Patina, Better Date, Lenny Rizzo Collection. A stunning 1871 Seated quarter that failed to secure CAC approval though believing it was a slam-dunk. Toning is medium gray with peripheral ebony highlights. Surfaces are unabraded and so pleasing during 10x loupe inspection. This is a piece that fans of strict originality will scoop up during in hand inspection. The PCGS assigned AU50 grade is accurate but not conservative enough for CAC to sticker. If someone would degrade to an EF45 holder, approval would indeed be a slam-dunk. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
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
VF25 PCGS
21813477
Briggs 1-A
Choice New Price
$4150
New May 25! Rare San Francisco Date, Light Gray, Choice Surfaces, Lenny Rizzo Collection. This is one of the most challenging pieces among San Francisco Seated quarters, with a population of 71 pieces in all PCGS grades combined. The present coin has a lovely, light gray appearance, with hints of violet in the obverse stars and throughout the reverse. Apart from a horizontal line in the eagle’s right wing, marks are minimal for the grade and the surfaces are especially smooth. The overall “look” is wholesome, and the rarity of the piece only enhances its appeal as a truly special coin. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Seated 25C 1871S 1871-S
VF20 PCGS
6692578
Briggs 1-A
Original $2750 Key San Francisco Date, Original Gray Patina, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded, Only Two Graded VF20. Mintage of only 30,900 and very scarce due to low survival rates. GFRC is pleased to be offering one of the two examples graded at VF20 level by PCGS. Due to heavy circulation in the frontier western United States, few survivors are known. This example is completely original with uniform gun metal gray patina on both sides. Some crusty toning is seen around the stars, date and on the reverse devices. Fields and devices are entirely blemish free. If the 1871-S date remains as a hole in your Liberty Seated quarter date and mintmark set, then now may just be the time to acquire a strictly original specimen with strong device details. Accurately graded and fairly priced. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert.
Seated 25C 1872 1872
MS64 NGC
447095004
Briggs 2-B
Choice $3750 Choice Original, Sunset Point Collection. A very flashy and highly reflective coin that is well defined in most areas. Each side shows subtle golden patina that adds considerable character to the overall eye appeal of this lovely coin. Housed in a green label holder. An excellent value for an MS64 piece, and a much scarcer date in the better grades of Mint State with only 13 other pieces so graded by PCGS and two finer Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert that dates back to the late 1990s. Part of a complete set of Liberty Seated quarters offered by the Sunset Point Collection.
Seated 25C 1872CC 1872-CC
G04 PCGS
83136422
Briggs 1-A
Choice New Price
$2100
New May 25! Rare Carson City Date, Natural Gray Worn Surfaces, Choice and Pleasing, Lenny Rizzo Collection. Always in demand in all grades, the allure of the rare Carson City Seated quarters is strong, evoking the Old West and the isolated, remote Mint that somehow managed to compete, for a time, with its San Francisco counterpart. This piece is typical of how many CC quarters come, with an arguably VG obverse, while the reverse is less detailed and reveals rims that blend into the legend. Apart from a few horizontal obverse hairlines the surfaces are smooth for the grade, and the light gray color is exactly what one would expect for a coin of this vintage, with darker shades outlining the major design elements. Problem-free 1872-CC quarters are a rare bird, and this piece will see draw substantial interest. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 holder (2015-date).
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
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
AU53 PCGS
28639377

Choice New Price
$495
New May 25! With Arrows Type, Steely Reflective Luster, Choice Original, Lenny Rizzo Collection. This two-year With Arrows design is widely pursued by type collectors, and this piece will fill the bill with near-complete design detail. Shades of gray are surrounded by deeper tones at the rims, while the central figures are more lightly toned. A pair of marks inside star 4 are noted for accuracy and are consistent with the AU grade level. The piece is well-struck with a few star centers present and the arrow feathers beginning to merge together. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder.
Seated 25c 1873 1873
No Arrows Closed 3
VF20 ICG
2704250401
Briggs 2-B
Market Acceptable $900 Closed 3, Rare Business Strike, Ancient Dip, Retoning Light Gold, Conservative Grading, Sunset Point Collection. The 1873 Closed 3 date is an R5 rarity in all grades. Locating a business strike example that is fully choice may take a decade and some luck to boot. Mintage is listed at 40,000 but few survived due to melting at the Philadelphia mint during transition to With Arrows dies. Actually, proof examples, with a mintage of only 600 are more available and caution is always advised to check for business strike diagnostics when considering a purchase. This Closed 3 example, from the Sunset Point Collection, is a no question business strike with reverse die marker in the lower shield. ICG has net graded this example at the VF20 level though device details are closer to VF30/VF35. Surfaces have seen a long ago dip or other form of non mechanical cleaning leaving glossy reflective luster. Surfaces are recovering with in hand gray coloring that shifts to light gold under a bright light. The ICG net grade of VF20 is quite fair in my opinion given the rarity and probability of locating a better example. PCGS price guides lists $1250 for the VF20 grade with two CoinFacts auction records that are in alignment. This example is therefore priced at the same level. A true rarity in the Seated quarter series and an important offering from the Sunset Point Collection.
Seated 25C 1873 1873
No Arrows, Open 3
VG10 raw

Choice $120 No Arrows, Open 3, Circulated Cameo Eye Appeal, Honest Wear, Southern Texas Collection. The 1873 No Arrows Quarter Dollar can be found in two versions: Closed 3 and Open 3. Mint officials rejected the Closed 3 variety because it looked too much like an 8, and replaced it with the Open 3. This well worn Open 3 survivor offers choice surfaces and circulated cameo eye appeal. A quality duplicate from the West Texas Collection.
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
F15 PCGS
32937478

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

Original $200 Price Reduction October 12, 2019 - Near Choice Original, Antique Silver Gray Patina, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Fully Struck, Twins Lakes Collection. A lovely 1875 with classic frosty silver gray surfaces and active cartwheel luster. A near choice original with a complete strike and always a plus when evaluating Type II/II design Seated quarters. The obverse right field has a few wisply hairlines under 10x loupe that holds this piece back from full Choice quality rating. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Yet another quality offering from the Twins Lakes Collection
Seated 25C 1875 1875
AU55 PCGS
08841150

Original New Price
$250
New May 25! Brilliant Frosty Luster, Rose Coloring, Complete Strike, Lenny Rizzo Collection. Swirling maroon radiates from the surfaces of this brilliant piece, with ample luster that illuminates the colorful toning. The 1875 quarter may be thought of as a common date, but with this level of eye appeal the story changes, and such pieces are elusive. Ticks are scattered through the figure of Liberty, and the adjacent right field, but the reverse surfaces are smooth for the grade. The eye appeal is above average, and it would be challenging to acquire such “eye candy” at a more attractive price point. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 holder (2015-date).
Seated 25C 1875 1875
AU50 PCGS
84309057

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

Original $40 Original, Mt. View Liberty Seated Quarter Collection. First Right of Refusal Event - Sunday September 30 9:00 PM ET - Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder.
Seated 25C 1876 1876
AU58
PCGS
20124655

Choice New Price
HOLD
$350
New May 25! Choice Original, Thick Crusty Gray Patina, Lenny Rizzo Collection. From the Centennial year comes this CAC-approved quarter, a beauty with original, hairline-free surfaces and medium toning. Grey and chestnut predominate on the obverse while the reverse is slightly more colorful with blue-green mixed in here and there. Mint bloom is clearly evident underneath the skin, and the extensive die cracks will draw interest from specialists. Indeed, the reverse legend elements are completely joined by a light crack encircling the entire coin, while the obverse reveals the same effect beginning to join the left stars. An attractive and visually interesting example. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Seated 25C 1876 1876
VF25 PCGS
33771864

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

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

Original $750 Near Choice Original, Sunset Point Collection. Description added! A hammered strike is the hallmark of this exceptionally well-detailed piece, with deep lettering, strong star centers, and distinct feathering in the eagle. Some chatter in the right obverse field limits the technical grade, but the real attraction is the frosted devices that impart the look of a Cameo proof. Untoned and brilliant with the exception of a patch of deep gold around Liberty's knee. From the Sunset Point collection, housed in an old (late-1990s) NGC holder with standard ring insert.
Seated 25C 1877CC 1877-CC
F12 raw

Original $75 Natural Gray Patina, Original Surfaces, Southern Texas Collection. Yet another duplicate from the Southern Texas Collection for Dansco album collectors. This 1877-CC quarter has natural gray patina and original surfaces. Just honest wear.
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
AU50 PCGS
35119637

Original New Price
$190
New May 25! Near Choice, Light Gray Surfaces, Pleasing Eye Appeal, Lenny Rizzo Collection. This pleasing example is particularly mark-free for the grade and exhibits uniform gray toning highlighted by occasional crust around the central figures and within the stars and date. The strike is typical, with about half the star centers present. The 1877-S is not the most challenging date in the series, but this well-detailed AU piece nicely demonstrates the type at an accessible price level. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 holder (2015-date).
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
VG10 PCGS
33285888

Original $35 Original, Mt. View Liberty Seated Quarter Collection. First Right of Refusal Event - Sunday September 30 9:00 PM ET - Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Seated 25C 1878CC 1878-CC
MS63
PCGS
34953399
Briggs 1-A
Choice HOLD
$1650
New May 19! Cancelled Die Obverse, Frosty Cartwheels, Near-Gem Original Surfaces, CAC Approval. The Briggs 1-A Cancelled Die Obverse is an interesting and unique issue in which the obverse die was defaced prior to being used to strike coins. Though called the “cancelled die” obverse, and though the nature of the damage to the die would suggest a deliberate act, it is unlikely the intent was to actually cancel the die. Dies known to have been deliberately defaced in order to cancel them show considerably more damage. This is a scarce variety with a long, heavy die scratch starting from Liberty’s right kneecap and extending to the left arm. Die rust lumps can be found in the gown below the lower thigh. GFRC is pleased to be offering a near-gem example with frosty luster and swirling cartwheels. A fine layer of micro-granular mint frost is seen on both sides. Surfaces are essentially unabraded with just a few tiny contact marks; none of which are distracting. An ideal candidate for the 1878-CC slot in an advanced date and mintmark set along with doing double duty for the Top 25 Varieties set. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 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 New Price
$1125
New May 25! 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 1878S 1878-S
EF Details PCGS
37193523

Market Acceptable $1150 Original, Lustrous. "There is no substitute for rarity" goes the old saying, and this coin certainly clears the bar with regard to that consideration. Initial mintage was low to begin with, and Briggs notes that many were melted at the time of issue and diverted toward Morgan dollar production. The assigned EF details grade is on the low side and, while the obverse is not quite at the AU level, the reverse detail clearly qualifies. The surfaces, especially the reverse, are a tad too glossy for a straight grade, but the piece remains a strongly detailed example of a rare date, with no distracting marks. This coin is housed in a recent PCGS Gen 6.0 holder, and hand selected from the Orchard Collection's Dansco album.
Seated 25C 1878S 1878-S
VF35 PCGS
24826981
Briggs 1-A
Choice $1375 New April 25! Scarce in all Grades, Choice Original, Crusty Gun Metal Gray Patina, Conservative Grading. One of the "rare" Liberty Seated quarter dates to locate. This offering previously sold during an HA 2012 auction realizing $1380, a sum well above the price guides. In hand inspection brings the explanation. Surfaces are strictly original and coverage with thick medium gray patina. This quarter is also conservatively graded as I would grade full EF40. Reverse strike weakness could be the reason for assigned VF35 grade. There are no blemishes to detract. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.5 (2011-2013) transitional holder with blue label and edge view insert. Mintage is 140,000 but availability is consistent with that of a much lower number. Was a portion of the 1878 San Francisco quarter mintage melted with the bullion utilized for striking Morgan dollars? Recent GFRC buyback brings this important back to the price list.
Seated 25C 1880 1880
MS65
PCGS
9160642
Briggs 1-A
Gem New Price
$2500
New May 25! Gem Original, Brilliant Reflective Luster, Hammered Strike, Lenny Rizzo Collection. The 1879-1889 run in the Seated quarter series present an interesting challenge, with proof examples generally more available than business strikes. This example clearly falls in the latter category, exhibiting the downward sloping date (Briggs 1-A) associated with circulation pieces. This piece is high reflective with frosty devices, and, if a proof, would likely qualify for the Cameo designation. The strike is razor sharp with exceptionally strong stars and clear separation in the reverse arrow feathers. The CAC certification is easily merited and no surprise. Housed in a PCGS Gen 2.2 (1989-1990) old green holder.
Seated 25C 1881 1881
F12 PCGS
32200051

Original $450 Original Gray, Difficult Philadelphia Date, Southern Texas Collection. Original surfaces with light gray patina throughout obverse and reverse. Mintage is a tiny 12,000 pieces with seven graded at the F12 level. Surfaces are entirely blemish free. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder. A challenging date and strictly original Seated quarter duplicate from the West Texas Collection.
Seated 25C 1883 1883
MS64
PCGS
5866011
Briggs 2-A
Choice New Price
$1500
Near Gem Original, Sunset Point Collection. CAC liked this 1883 Seated quarter from the Sunset Point collection, and it's easy to see why. The strike is hammered without no weakness, and original luster booms from the surfaces. Toning is light, with scattered bronze in the reverse legend and arrowheads, while the obverse reveals a couple toning dots at stars 1 and 9. Housed in a Gen 4.1 (2002-2004) old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert.
Seated 25C 1883 1883
AU50 PCGS
20823812
Briggs 2-A
Choice New Price
$815
New May 25! Low Mintage Date, Natural Gray Surfaces, Well Struck, Choice Original, Lenny Rizzo Collection. Another example in the challenging date run from 1879-1890, this 1883 exhibits mottled obverse russet shades while the reverse is more evenly and richly covered. The piece is well-struck with most star centers present. Surfaces are nearly smooth, with a lint mark in the right field inside star 11. The overall eye appeal is good, and, in combination with the low mintage of 14,400 pieces, this a desirable Seated quarter. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Seated 25C 1884 1884
F15
PCGS
32624852

Choice $650 Very Scarce Later Philadelphia Date, Natural Light Gray Patina, Choice Original, Blemish Free, Accurately Graded. Ex. Mountain View Collection. Just taken in trade during an upgrade and back on the GFRC price list. The 1884 date sports a very low mintage of 8,000 piece. More survivors are found in mint state than in circulated grades and, of course, at a much higher cost. This lovely Fine 15 example offers choice surfaces that are natural toned with a light to medium gray skin. This piece screams originality and is blemish free. Fairly graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval A rare low mintage date for those building circulated grade sets.
Seated 25C 1884 1884
Details PCGS
37193526
Briggs 1-A
Market Acceptable $525 Attractive Toning, AU Detailed Devices, Glossy Reflective Luster, Market Acceptable . 1884 circulation strikes totaled a meager 8,000 pieces. This surviving example presents Market Acceptable in hand appearance with gray base toning and some peripheral aquamarine. Bright light viewing exposure bright reflective luster than is too glossy to be natural. Regardless this is a challenging date with strong device details. Freshly graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with Cleaned EF-Details designation. An opportunity for Dansco collectors at a value price.
Seated 25C 1884 1884
MS63 PCGS
22104005
Briggs 1-A
Choice $1150 Choice Original, Sunset Point Collection. Description added! Collectors tend to have consistent taste, and this 1884 Seated quarter from the Sunset Point collection is a near twin to the 1883 example from the same collection, featuring largely untoned surfaces with scattered shades of khaki at the rims. Although MS/PR attribution is often confused for this date, this coin is clearly in the MS group, with the left base of 1 in the date positioned above a gap in the dentils. The strike is hammered with sharp detail throughout. Housed in a Gen 4.2 (2004-2005) old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. Part of a complete set of Liberty Seated quarters offered by the Sunset Point Collection.
Seated 25C 1887 1887
MS64
PCGS
34292690

Choice $1525 New April 22! Low Mintage, Near-Gem, Frosty Luster, Swirling Cartwheels, A Premium Offering. The 1880s brought tiny Philadelphia mintages for Liberty Seated quarters and halves. In particular, the 1887 quarter date sports a mintage of only 10,000 pieces. Mint State survivors were saved by collectors of that era leading to current availability. This new GFRC offering is a near-gem with frosty luster and swirling cartwheels. The reverse cartwheel action is quite dramatic. Transparent gold is the main coloring with subtle peripheral blue hues. Granular mint frost covers the devices and fields. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1887 1887
AU55 PCGS
84979107
Briggs 1-A
Original $985 New May 24! 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
F12
PCGS
35764230
Briggs 1-A
Choice $495 New May 20! Low Mintage Date, Partial Circulated Cameo Eye Appeal, Choice Original Surfaces, Accurately Graded, Iowa Collection. The Iowa Collection is releasing a late date low mintage Philadelphia offering that warrants a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. 1889 mintage is a low 12,000 pieces with more MS63 through MS65 certified than in all circulated grades. This lovely F12 example offers choice surfaces that are entirely unabraded. Brown-ebony coloring covers both sides with darker shades at the peripheries. One could say that this well preserved quarter has partial circulated cameo eye appeal for collectors that specialize in this type of "look". Accurately graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1889 1889
G06
PCGS
30998717
Briggs 1-A
Choice New Price
$295
New May 25! Low Mintage Date, Rare Well Worn Grade, Choice Original, Lenny Rizzo Collection. Low grade survivors of this date are few and far between. Indeed, of 254 PCGS pieces for the date, a mere 10 fall within the AG-VG levels. This piece exhibits a few lines, but the overall look is wholesome, with “coin gray” throughout and nice contrast between the central figures and adjacent fields. Three letters of LIBERTY in the shield are visible, and the obverse rims are full while the reverse rims are nearly so. There is a certain charm in such coins, whose wear better evokes history than shiny, unworn pieces that have been subjected to “improvements” by numismatists more interested in profit than preservation. Housed in a PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1889 1889
MS62 PCGS
80871857
Briggs 1-A
Choice $1095 New May 7! Low Mintage Date, Swirling Frosty Cartwheels, Golden Arm Collection. Frosty luster highlights the multi-colored toning of this better-date Seated quarter. Lilac fields surround a more brilliant Liberty, while the rims host deeper russet and electric blue. The reverse eagle sits amid a swath of pinkish-copper, framed by a pair of blue bands. Surfaces are hairline-free and the eye appeal is strong. The strike is deep with solid star centers and near-complete eagle feathers. With just 12,000 pieces struck, this issue concludes the low-mintage run of Seated quarters that began in 1879, when the massive quantities of silver coming into the Mint were more efficiently turned into Morgan dollars.
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
VF35
PCGS
27670357
Briggs 2-B
Choice New Price
$385
New May 25! Underrated Date, Choice Original, Uniform Gray Coloring, Conservative Grading, Lenny Rizzo Collection. This year completes the low-mintage 1879-1890 Seated quarter run, with just 80,000 pieces struck. CAC has certified only 60 of these, and this near-EF example is a worthy entrant in the CAC roster with pleasing, delicate toning. Light gray gives way to medium chestnut tones on the obverse, while the reverse exhibits shade of lilac and evergreen. Crust is minimal and only in the most protected areas of the coin, including the date loops. The strike is typical with a couple star centers present and some blending of the reverse arrow feathers. The overall eye appeal is healthy, and this would be a welcome addition to nearly any set of Seated quarters. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder.
Seated 25C 1890 1890
VF35
PCGS
38189094

Choice $375 Popular Low Mintage Date, Natural Gun Metal Gray Patina, Choice Surfaces, CAC Approval, Saw Mill Run Collection. 1890 Philadelphia strikes are one of the most popular Seated quarter dates at GFRC. This date has a limited mintage of 80,000 and and difficult to keep choice examples in stock. We are fortunate that the Saw Mill Run Collection is releasing this near-gem with natural gun metal gray patina. Accurately graded with above average eye appeal for fans of strict originality. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Seated 25C 1890 1890
AU53 PCGS
35869348

Original $500 Consignor Buy-Out/Price Reduction! Popular Late Philadelphia Date, Frosty Cartwheels, Rose and Blue Toning, Fairly Graded. If a fan of later date Liberty Seated quarters and looking for great luster and colors, then this offering might just be for you. A pleasing example with frosty cartwheel that showcases the rose-blue obverse toning along with reverse golden-rose hues. Strike is typical for the date. Fairly graded and housed in new PCGS Gen 6.0 holder. GFRC images are not the best and fail to capture the strong luster. This one will definitely look much better in hand upon arrival.
Seated 25C 1890 1890
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
MS64 PCGS
36518331

Choice $775 Near Gem Original, Sunset Point Collection. Description added! Representing the last year of a 53-year run, the 1891 Seated quarter wraps up one of the more challenging series in U.S. numismatics. This example is brilliant, with mustard toning scattered about the stars and reverse legend. Marks are minimal, and only a couple ticks below Liberty's knee keep this coin out of the gem uncirculated category. The strike is better than average for the 1891 issue, with about the half the star centers delineated. From the Sunset Point Collection, freshly graded and housed in a 2015-style PCGS holder.
Seated 25C 1891 1891
AU55 PCGS
15435534

Choice $250 New April 26! Last Year Issue, Satiny Gray Patina, Choice Original Surfaces, Linden Collection. The Linden Collection is back with a four piece consignment for consideration. This collector has an eye for natural gray patina on his silver coins regardless of design and denomination. Case in point is this 1891 Seated quarter duplicate. A fully choice specimen that showcases original eye appeal. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder. There has been no CAC attempt by owner since February 2010 purchase.
Seated 25C 1891O 1891-O
VF20
PCGS
37579251
Briggs 2-B
Choice $1800 New May 20! Underrated Date, Superb Preservation, Light Gray Coloring, CAC Approval, Iowa Collection. There is much to discuss concerning this attractive 1891 New Orleans quarter from the Iowa Collection. While the New Orleans mint was consumed with striking Liberty Seated dimes and Morgan dollars, Seated quarter mintage was limited to only 68,000 pieces. I can see the backdrop whereby the 1891-O quarter date lacks the respect it is due as not a "common" date. Quality examples infrequently arrived to market. This offering also happens to be the Briggs 2-B die variety with a fat round mintmark that brings parallels with the 1854-O Huge O reverse. A superbly preserved specimen with unabraded surfaces and light gray patina. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 D.L. Hansen pedigreed holder with CAC approval.
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.