Seated Liberty Quarters using Christian Gobrecht’s design were struck from 1838 to 1891. There were several design modifications to both the obverse and the reverse of Seated Liberty Quarters along the way.
Many scarce and rare date coins can be found in the very popular Seated Liberty Quarter series.
No Drapery. Lustrous nearly mint state surfaces that exhibits an obverse with gold tinted silver shade and a mostly peripheral touch of violet-blue. The reverse exhibits a steel-blue shade. A sharp strike and a low mintage of 382,200.
Drapery. Lustrous rich olive-gray shaded surfaces and a sharp strike. A scarce date with only 43,000 minted and just 16 graded finer at both services combined.
Drapery. Well detailed original steel-gray surfaces. A mintage of only 43,000 pieces.
No Drapery. Strong detail and pleasing surfaces. A date that seems scarcer than the 382,200 coin mintage might suggest.
CAC. Small Date. Strong detail with pleasing surfaces. The second rarest New Orleans mint Seated Quarter behind the '49-O.
Large O. The size of the mintmark and a dot over the R in QUAR.DOL on the reverse are diagnostic.
Attractive and well detailed steel-gray surfaces with a nice iridescent tint.
Solid detail with pleasing light silver-gray surfaces.
368,000 minted with an apparently low survival rate.
Solid detail with attractive steel-gray surfaces.
Just 88,000 minted with a very low survival rate. It is likely that many were melted after the weight of silver coinage was reduced in 1853. This is an attractive example with sharp detail and lustrous light silver-white surfaces. Only 7 coins have graded finer at NGC with this being the only AU-53 graded. Its pedigreed to the T. James Clarke sale in NYC in 1978.
CAC. Scarce in any grade partly due to a modest mintage of 88,000 coins, but primarily due to the melting of silver coinage after the weights were reduced on dimes, quarters and halves in 1853.
A nice problem-free example of this scarce date.
Arrows and Rays. An attractive blend of gray shades and mostly gold highlights rest upon well detailed surfaces. A popular New Orleans date.
Arrows. Huge O. Steel gray surfaces with a strong mint mark and date. The mint mark was apparently added by hand and is both large and poorly shaped. Scarce and very distinctive with none known in mint state.
Huge O. The mint-mark was added by hand and is large and poorly shaped. A scarce coin in any grade.
CAC. Huge O. A scarce and distinctive variety as the 'O' mintmark was apparently added by hand and is both large and poorly shaped. Unknown in mint state and seldom-seen in any grade.