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Liberty Seated Quarters - Top 25 Varieties Sets

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The Top 25 Liberty Seated Quarter Varieties were initially published in the Liberty Seated Collectors Club's Gobrecht Journal, Issue #111. Greg Johnson was the author and worked extensively with club colleagues toward the Top 25 Variety set formulation. Following are excerpts from Greg's article that provide the selection background and proper context.

The Liberty Seated quarter series has been referred to as an extreme series due to its many scarce and rare dates. Historically, the only thing rarer than the quarters has been collectors who pursue the set by die variety. Recent increases in the popularity and availability of the coins, due in part to dealer websites and internet based auctions, have spawned a small be dedicated group of collectors who specialize in Liberty Seated quarters by die variety. These collectors have realized that building this die variety set presents a unique numismatic opportunity for those with the patience and persistence to undertake the challenge.

Seated Quarter variety collectors are encourage to submit their Top 25 holdings via this open registry approach. The open registry accepts quarters whether TPG certified or in raw condition with the owner's grading and is structured for competitive display of Top 25 collections.

It is important that collectors carefully study their seated quarters and ensure proper variety attributions before submitting. The Liberty Seated Quarter Top 25 Varieties webpage provides sufficient attribution information via this link.

An Excel Top 25 Input form can be downloaded at the "Microsoft Excel Format". Once completed, please email to I will do my best to quickly post your sets or recent updates!


Liberty Seated Quarters - Top 25 Varieties Sets

Microsoft Excel Format


% Completion

 Set Weighted Grade
Set Rating




The Greg Johnson Collection




January 31, 2015
The Hoosier Collection




November 25, 2014
The Dale Miller Collection




May 23, 2016



% Completion: Number of coin entries divided by total entries required to complete a set; for Top 25 Varieties Set, then 25 entries are required for a 100% completion.

Set Weighted Grade: The grade of each coin is multiplied by the "rarity factor", then summed and divided by the total of the "rarity factors" for those coin entries in the set.

Set Rating: The grade of each coin is mutiplied by the "rarity factor", then summed and divided by the total of all "rarity factors" for a completed set.

%: The ratio of coins certified by CAC whether green or gold sticker. The calculate is total number of CAC coins divided by number of entered coins in the respective set.

Rarity Factor: The rarity assessment for each Top 25 Variety based on Sheldon scale of R1 through R8 with a 1 numerical weight being the most common while an 8 numerial weight being the most difficult to locate.


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