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.
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.
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.
A pleasing example of this better date.
Solid detail with pleasing light silver-gray surfaces.
368,000 minted with an apparently low survival rate.
Solid detail with attractive steel-gray surfaces.
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. Attractive silver-white surfaces with violet and lavender tints towards the periphery
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.
Arrows. An inner creamy-white core blends into a champagne periphery. Luster is quite frosty and the strike is sharp. While common in circulated condition, this stand-out example is very scarce at this grade level.
Rich steel-gray surfaces and a sharp strike. With only 82,000 minted, this issue is scarce in all grades and is particularly elusive at this grade level.
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.