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.
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.
Sharp detail with pleasing surfaces. Nearly a million minted, but much scarcer than that figure might suggest.
Solid detail with pleasing light silver-gray surfaces.
368,000 minted with an apparently low survival rate.
Only 88,000 were minted and many were melted when the weight of quarters was reduced in 1853. Scarce in any grade!
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.
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.
Well detailed light gray surfaces and a touch of gold along the periphery. A mintage of 286,000 and a challenge to locate in any grade.
A beautiful Gem with rich steel-blue toning and an underlying rose hue. The strike is razor-sharp and the surfaces are exceptionally nice. Fewer than 100 were minted and this was the final year before proofs were minted in larger quantities and sold to the general public. Tied for the finest graded at PCGS and the coin photographed for use on the PCGS CoinFacts site.
Only 121,000 were minted and most survivors are well worn. This example is quite nice for the grade with a solid strike and pleasant silver-gray surfaces.
Pleasant well struck battleship gray surfaces. Only 80,000 pieces were minted and the issue is unknown in uncirculated condition. Very tough and desirable.
Well-worn but still attractive with problem-free steel-gray surfaces. Just 80,000 minted with a low survival rate.
Pleasant gun metal gray surfaces. Tough in any grade with a mintage of only 96,000 versus almost 5 million coins minted in Philadelphia the same year.