Liberty Seated Quarters
1838 to 1855

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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 61 Coins for Sale. New coin(s) added on December 21, 2016

Photo Date Grade TPG Variety GFRC Rating Price Description Buy
Seated 25C 1838 1838
EF45
PCGS
14564665
Briggs 1-A
Choice New Price
$695
Open Claws, Choice Original. Surfaces are strictly original with uniform light to medium gray patina. The strike better than average with only the top of head and Stars 7 and 8 lacking complete definition. A close inspection revealed no blemishes. A quality example and perfect selection for early Seated quarter no drapery type. Housed in older PCGS holder with blue label and standard ring insert. This is an offering for collectors who desire strict originality and strong eye appeal from even gray surfaces.
Seated 25C 1838 1838
EF45 PCGS
14087387
Briggs 1-A
Choice New Price
$595
Open Claws, Choice Original, Conservative Grading. A lovely example that is perfect as type set or date and mintmark collection also. Surfaces are fully original and choice without blemishes. In hand, this quarter exhibits an even gray appearance while rbight light inspection of the obverse provides light blue hues surrounding the stars and date while the center has rose coloring. Reverse is similar with the rose being predominate and just a touch of blues at the rims. Strike is consistent with many seen with weakness at the top of Liberty's head and on the stars in right field. Reverse strike is bold with all eagle feather fully defined. Housed in old PCGS holder with blue label and standard ring insert.
Seated 25C 1838 1838
EF40 ANACS
5057939

Original $425 Near Choice, Crusty Gun Metal Gray Patina, Better Than Average Strike, Accurately Graded.. Strike variability is always an issue with 1838 No Drapery quarters. When I can locate an example that is well struck and properly priced, then it immediately heads into GFRC inventory. This is a near choice example with crusty gun metal gray patina throughout obverse and reverse. Please note the complete eagle wings and deeply impressed feathers. There are a few tiny obverse blemishes that held back the quality rating to Original. Housed in a yellow ANACS holder and please don't hold that against this better than average 1838 quarter.
Seated 25c 1838 1838
VF30 PCGS
31852877

Original $275 Strictly Original, Medium Gun Metal Gray, Accurately Graded. A classic Seated quarter No Drapery type coin with strictly original surfaces. Surfaces are covered with uniform gun metal gray patina along with some golden hues on the reverse. There are no blemishes on this Philadelphia strike. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder.
Seated 25C 1839 1839
AU50 raw
Briggs 1-A
Market Acceptable $525 Cracked Reverse, Fully Struck, Uniform Gray Patina, Open Claws.. A sharply struck example in later die state with full bisecting reverse die crack and obverse die crack from Stars 1 and 2 down through left rock and into rim by 1 digit. Rims are particular sharp. Surfaces are covered with uniform ebony patina especially on the obverse and across most of the reverse. The lighter reverse region by UNITED on the image is not as pronounced on the actual coin. As for blemishes, the only issue to note is that the sharp rims attracted a few tiny marks. Fresh from old collection and off the market for years. Not a strictly original example but market acceptable and priced accordingly.
Seated 25C 1839 1839
No Drapery
EF40
PCGS
12773571
Briggs Rev A
Choice $585 New December 21! Choice Orginal, Uniform Gray with Gold Hues, Typical Strike, Conservative Grading, Saw Mill Run Collection. Conservative grading is the rule for this strictly original 1839 No Drapery Seated quarter. The TPG struggle with discerning weak strikes from wear on these shallow relief issues. Surfaces are perfectly original and covered with gray-gold patina. A closed inspection revealed no blemishes whatsoever. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval validates the originality and grading. Another quality offering from the Saw Mill Run Collection.
Seated 25C 1840 1840
With Drapery
MS61 PCGS
04416162

Original $2350 With Drapery, Mirrored Fields, Faint Gold Patina, Rare Grade, Saw Mill Run Collection. The 1840 With Drapery date continues to be underrated as few examples reach the market. Imagine an example grading MS61? Yes, the Saw Mill Run collector has consigned a mirrored example that is freshly grade as MS61 and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Checking CoinFacts, there are only (2) at the MS61 grade, (3) at MS62 and then (7) at MS63. An original MS63 example with be expansive at over $6000. The offered example has been dipped but still retains original mirrored fields and reflective luster. Viewing this piece under bright light, releases proof like characteristics. Strike is complete and the fields are essentially blemish free. Just remember that an untoned proof field will over emphasize any micro surface disturbance while a toned example will be much more forgiving in terms of eye appeal. There is a very faint gold patina on most of the obverse and reverse while the "milky" area on left obverse and reverse lacks that golden patina. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder and ready for a new home in an advanced collection.
Seated 25C 1840O 1840-O
No Drapery
AU53
PCGS
26792279
Briggs 2-B
Choice $1250 New December 21! Choice Original, Old Album Toning, Accurately Graded, Saw Mill Run Collection. Serious students of the Liberty Seated quarter series will quickly understand and appreciate why this PCGS AU53 1840 New Orleans strike is so special. Striking characteristic are erratic for this date along with most being found in lower circulated graded. This choice example is perfectly original with old album toning at the rims. During bright light viewing, soft orange gold coloring is exposed through obverse and reverse and framed by darker blues and rose at the rims. Strike is complete with nicely rounded stars, complete hair curls and deeply impressed eagle feathers. Housed in 2013 PCGS transitional holder with blue label and edge view insert. CAC approval is absolutely warranted. A special type coin offering from the Saw Mill Run Collection that deserves serious consideration.
Seated 25C 1840O 1840-O
No Drapery
VF30 PCGS
24170081
Briggs 1-A
Original $250 Original Gun Metal Gray, Union Bridge Collection. Strictly original surfaces are covered with a uniform layer of gun metal gray patina. PCGS grading is accurate. There are no blemishes whatsoever. A quality example for collectors who appreciate natural gray toning. Housed in transitional 2012 blue label PCGS holder with edge view insert. Please note that the white lines on the upper obverse by cap/pole are holder scratches and not present on the coin. It was too much effort to try to edit these out.
Seated 25C 1840O 1840-O
No Drapery
VG10 NGC
2040989015
Briggs 1-A
Original $75 Crusty Original, Mintmark Left. Accurately graded with natural crusty gray patina throughout obverse and reverse. Device details remain strong, especially on the reverse, while the fields are blemish free. A solid example at a fair price. Housed in new NGC holder.
Seated 25c 1841 1841
AU50 PCGS
26537788

Choice New Price
$600
Choice Original, Hammered Strike, Soft Golden Luster, Conservatively Graded. A challenging early Philadelphia date with a slim mintage of 120,000. Currently underrated at the AU grade level. PCGS population report indicates (5) at AU50/53, (4) at AU55 and (5) at AU58 grade levels. Regardless of the scarcity, this piece is choice with light golden patina throughout obverse and reverse. Remaining luster has that natural glow that one expects from strictly original surfaces. Strike is crisp with all stars have connected centrils. Housed in 2012 transition PCGS holder with blue label and edge view Insert. This is a lovely offering for the selective collector.
Seated 25C 1841 1841
AU55 PCGS
28662635

Original $785 Original Gun Metal Gray, Underrated Philadelphia Date, Accurately Graded. An above average example of the challenging 1841 Philadelphia date. Surfaces are covered with a mottled gun metal gray patina that includes rose hues on the obverse and aquamarine on the reverse. This lovely quarter performs well under bright light with the surfaces developing a soft rose and blue coloring. Strike is hammered with all star centrils connected and the reverse eagle feathers and claws being deeply impressed. Blemishes are limited to a single mark below HAL(F) in the denticles that is old time and fully toned over. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with edge view insert.
Seated 25C 1842 1842
AU55 PCGS
33890967
Briggs 1-A
Choice $1225 Choice Silver Gray, Grade Rarity, Accurately Graded. Liberty Seated quarter collectors well understand how difficult the 1842 Philadelphia date is in original AU or better. Mintage is only 88,000 pieces. Few examples are known with the PCGS population report indicating (6) in AU55, (3) in AU58 and (5) in MS62. That is it after 30 years of PCGS grading. Reviewing CoinFacts and HA records indicates that some of the AU55/58 examples don't have much eye appeal. Now let's move to this example which is fresh to market from a new GFRC consignor. Surfaces are lightly mirrored and offer ample residual luster. Faint gold patina is surrounds the obverse stars while the reverse exhibits deep gray within the legend lettering. Strike is superb with all stars having connected centrils while Liberty's hair curls are deeply impressed. The same is seen on the reverse with crisply defined eagle feathers and claws. This is no strike weakness whatsoever. In terms of blemishes, there is nothing to mention either. Die lines are seen from stars 3 through 5 to the rim and validate the Briggs 1-A attribution. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. This piece has not been submitted to CAC and is completely new to the market from an old time type set. Advanced Liberty Seated quarter collectors should give this piece special consideration.
Seated 25C 1842O 1842-O
Lg Date
AU55 PCGS
Briggs 2-B
Original New Price
$1600
Closed Claws Reverse, Original with Luster. A nice piece with lightly toned obverse and lustrous reverse. Obverse has acquired some light gray color with tiny ebony random toning while the reverse is original as struck with some faint gold in the fields. Strike is quite good with full head and hair curls and all eagles feathers. The 8 digit has obvious repunching in upper loop consistent with Briggs and the reverse mintmark is a small round O on typical Closed Claws reverse hub. This piece is housed in older generation PCGS holder with solid blue label and circular insert.
Seated 25C 1842O 1842-O
Large Date
VF35 raw

Original $165 Large Date, Original Medium Gray Patina, Few Obverse Blemishes, West Texas Collection. A strictly original large date 1842 New Orleans struck example. Surfaces are covered by uniform medium gray patina. The right obverse fields has two fully toned over lines and several tiny divots to consider. From the West Texas Collection and suitable for Whitman or Dansco album set.
Seated 25C 1842O 1842-O
Small Date
VG8 PCGS
13728192

Original $1200 Small Date, Top 25 Varieties, Original Ebony/Gray Patina, Saw Mill Run Collection. The 1842 New Orleans Small Date variety is a challenging entry in the Top 25 Varieties set. This example, from the Saw Mill Run consignor, is strictly original with deep gray patina throughout obverse and reverse. There are a few scattered field blemishes that are consistent with the grade and fully toned over. Eye appeal is decent as there are nothing to distract the eyes when viewing in hand or under a light source. Actually, I like this piece as it screams originality for a difficult variety. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert.
Seated 25C 1843 1843
EF45 raw

Original $175 Crusty Original Gray, Accurately Graded. An original early die Philadelphia strike with dirty medium gray patina. The darker ebony areas are surface verdigris that further validate the original condition. Strike is complete with full head and hair curls along with connected star centrils. Blemishes are limited to a few fully toned over lines on the obverse rim at 9:00.
Seated 25C 1843 1843
VF35 raw
Briggs 1-A
Original $145 Original, Thick Gray Patina, Scarce. Locating 1843 quarters with thick original gray patina will be much more challenging than expected. Mintage is only 645,000 and well below its New Orleans counterpart at nearly 1,000,000 struck. However, the price guides give the advantage to 1843-O examples while Philadelphia pieces remain underrated. Offer here is a lovely example that is about as original as could be expected. Dies are in an early die state with no cracks. The obverse has a few well toned over blemishes but none distracting.
Seated 25C 1843O 1843-O
Sm O
EF45 NGC
3709441019
Briggs 1-C
Choice $625 Choice Original. An above average example with strictly original gray surfaces that are blemish free. This quarter retains some luster and native eye appeal with rose tinted fields under light source. Obverse and reverse strike is bold with full hair curls and eagles feathers and claws. Reverse is easily diagnosed as Briggs C due to the die crack through bottom of (STATES OF AM)ERICA and die polished between 2:00-7:00. Housed in new NGC holder.
Seated 25C 1843O 1843-O
Sm O
F12 PCGS
13902270
Briggs 1-B
Original New Price
$175
Gray/Rose Patina, West Coast Collection. An orignal example with crusty rose/gray patina on the obverse and lighter shades on the reverse. Accurately graded with just honest wear and no blemishes. Housed in old bue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert.
Seated 25C 1843O 1843-O
Lg O
VG8 raw
Top 25: #5
Briggs 3-F
Original $450 Large O, Original, Medium Gray. A difficult variety to locate considering the obvious Large O mintmark. Offered example is toned a medium to darker gray with strong rims. A close inspection of the reeding indicates some smoothing over and a few small bumps that are seen on the obverse image.
Seated 25c 1844 1844
EF45 PCGS
15766782
Birggs 1-A
Original $175 Original, Uniform Gray Patina, Bright Light Eye Appeal, Accurately Graded, West Coast Collection. Wow! What a great Liberty Seated quarter under bright light viewing. In hand and on GFRC images, this 1844 Philadelphia strike has even gray appearance. That gray patina is quite transparent and adding a light source brings on the fun. The obverse shifts to a lavendar center and faint gold surrounding the stars while the reverse is absolutely gorgeous; light blue center with a golden ring at the legend. Surfaces are lightly mirrored and completely blemish free. Strike is above average too. Reverse has die cracks are consistent with Briggs 1-A variety. Housed in older PCGS blue label holder with standard ring insert.
Seated 25C 1844O 1844-O
VG8 NGC

Original New Price
$60
Original Ebony and Gray Surfaces. It seems like 1844 New Orleans quarters are always in demand so I keep stocking them. This example has original surfaces with uniform ebony gray toning and no blemishes to mention. Housed in NGC holder and fairly graded.
Seated 25C 1844O 1844-O
VF35 PCGS
14831158

Market Acceptable $185 Even Gun Metal Gray Toning, West Coast Collection. I've attempted to attribute this nice 1844 New Orleans to Briggs book without much luck. Reverse has many die cracks including a vertical crack from left wing tip through olive leaves to rim and also from right wing through AM(E)RICA to rim. Surfaces are a tad reflective under bright light to be strictly original. Overall, the obverse and reverse are toned an even gun metal gray. Strike is bold with all star centrils connected and nearly all hair curls defined. Housed in old PCGS holder with blue label and standard ring insert.
Seated 25C 1844O 1844-O
VG10 PCGS
32624833

Choice $95 Choice Original, Crusty Gray, Mountain View Collection. Another crusty original Seated quarter from the Mountain View collection. Surfaces are covered with a thick layer of gray patina. There are no blemishes whatsoever. Interestingly, the first 4 digit in the date punch has a broken crossbar the likes of which I've not seen before or mentioned in Briggs. Close inspection is warranted. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Seated 25C 1845 1845
EF45 raw
Briggs 1-A
Market Acceptable $235 Original, Gun Metal Gray Toning, Full Strike, Accurately Graded. A lovely 1845 dated example with bold strike and close to AU device features. Obverse is covered with gun metal gray patina that is strictly original. The reverse features lighter gray patina probably from a long ago underlying wipe. Overall, an attractive example and perfect for a Whitman or Dansco album set.
Seated 25C 1845 1845
EF45+ raw
Briggs 3-C
Original $345 Repunched Date, Shattered Obverse, Very Late Die Date. Lots of luster remaining on this interesting piece and most dealers will just call AU. Briggs indicates this obverse is a Large 5 over Small 5 but looks like a typical repunched date with extra flag of 5 digit above the final punch. The obverse is shattered with multiple die cracks and parallel die scratches from base into denticles to the left of the 1 digit. Reverse has rims cuds from 11:00 to 1:00. This piece is blemish free with light gold toning throughout. There is a darker toning region on the lower left reverse. This is a cool piece and worthy of an advanced seated quarter varieties collection.
Seated 25C 1845 1845
F15 PCGS
33285881

Original $100 Original, Crusty Gray, Accurately Graded, Mountain View Collection. Surfaces are strictly original with medium gray patina covering the obverse and reverse. There is nice contrast between the darker fields and lighter main devices. There are a few scattered ticks that are fully toned over. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Seated 25c 1845 1845
VF30
PCGS
30362863
Briggs 4-C
Choice $160 Choice Original, Even Gray, Tenafly Collection. A lovely 1845 Philadelphia strike with natural gray patina. Accurately graded with CAC approval. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. Another quality offering from the Tenafly Collection.
Seated 25C 1846 1846
VF20 PCGS
81058262
RPD
Original $135 Repunched Date, Original, Medium Gray, Accurately Graded, Mountain View Collection. Original surfaces with medium gray patina throughout obverse and reverse. Definitely Briggs obverse 2 with repunching under the horizontal segment of 4 digit and extra ball of 6 digit between final ball and upper loop of that digit. Reverse has no die cracks therefore unable to attribute. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Another nice Seated quarter duplicate from the Mountain View Collection.
Seated 25C 1847 1847
VF30 NGC
2597612005

Original New Price
$95
Original Thick Gray Patina. Accurately graded with ample device details. Surfaces are covered with a thick gray/brown patina that is quite uniform. A close 10x loupe inspection revealed a very obverse blemishes that are completely covered with toning. Housed in new NGC holder.
Seated 25C 1847 1847
AU Details

Cleaned $175 Cracked Reverse, Reflective Surfaces, Well Struck, Old Clean. A fully strike 1847 Philadelphia example with no question AU details. Surfaces are toned a light rose and quite reflective under bright light. This quarter has been cleaned in the past with some faint porosity on the lower leg. Priced at VF30 monies to sell.
Seated 25C 1847O 1847-O
VF20 PCGS
32617838
Briggs 2-C
Original $575 Original, Charcoal Gray Patina. Fully original specimen of the difficult 1847 New Orleans date with mintage of only 368,000. There are few surviving examples in grades of VF or better. This piece sports honest wear and a fairly uniform charcoal gray patina. Blemishes are to a minimum with a few scattered micro lines that are fully toned over. Reverse has an obvious die crack through upper arrow tip into right wing. Housed in new 2015 thick PCGS holder and fresh to market.
Seated 25C 1848 1848
VF35 PCGS
30807998
Briggs 2-B
Choice $450 Choice Original, Even Gray/Rose Toning, Conservative Grading. A strictly original example of Briggs 2-B with obvious triple punching on the 1 digit and repunching below the final 8 digit. From a wear perspective, I believe this piece is all of EF40 but the reverse strike has some weakness on traditional wear points; the lower right wing, left leg and arrow feathers. When examing the the eagles claws, I see limited wear and EF grade features. Toning is an even gray with intermixed rose. Under bright light, the surfaces turn an attractive light gun metal blue. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder and ready for a new home in a circulated date/mintmark set. The light reverse area between 11:00 and 12:00 on image is PCGS holder lighting reflections and not on the coin.
Seated 25c 1848 1848
AU53 PCGS
33390950
Briggs 1-A
Choice HOLD
$850
Doubled Date, Compass Point Reverse, Choice Original, Hammered Strike, Top 25 Varieties #8. A choice original example of the popular 1848 double date Top 25 Variety. Surfaces are covered with a uniform but transparent gun metal gray patina. Adding a light source results in golden luster emerging from behind the gray coloring. Struck is absolutely hammered as I can't imagine a better strike than this piece. The double date diagnostics are crisp and bold along with the compass point divot in the reverse shield. There are no blemishes on this lovely AU53 quarter. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder and ready to be place in an advanced collector.
Seated 25C 1848 1848
F12 PCGS
30693594

Original $225 Near Choice, Darker Gun Metal Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Woodbridge Collection. A near choice original offering of the surprisingly difficult 1848 Philadelpha date. Surfaces are covered with rich gray patina that is a tad darker at the rims. A Choice quality rating would have been assigned except for one fully toned over mark directly below the shield point. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder.
Seated 25C 1849 1849
AU55 PCGS
21051010
Briggs 1-A
Choice $800 Compass Point Reverse, Choice Original, Hammered Strike, Creamy White Patina, Attractive, Saw Mill Run Collection. Don't I enjoy handling Type 1 obverse Liberty Seated quarters when they come with hammered strikes. This 1849 Philadelphia piece is absolutely hammered with every minor device detail being completely struck. Surfaces are choice and covered with a thin layer of cream white patina that is strictly original. The reverse easily confirms the Briggs 1-A Compass Point variety with extensive die cracks through QUAR DOL into the left olive leaves. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. Another quality duplicate from the Saw Mill Run consignor.
Seated 25C 1849 1849
F15 raw
Briggs 1-A
Original $115 Compass Point Reverse. This date is difficult to locate in lower circulated grades with a mintage of only 340,000. The offered example is the Compass Point reverse variety. Surfaces are an even light to medium gray with a small mark in the right field by Liberty's right arm. Overall an acceptable example for date and mintmark set.
Seated 25C 1849 1849
VF35 raw
Briggs 1-A
Choice $185 Compass Point Reverse, Choice Original, Light Gray. Building a circulated set of VF-EF Seated quarters? If yes, then you should buy this 1849 offering. Besides being the Briggs 1-A Compass Point reverse variety, it is a really sweet piece. Accurately graded with strict original gray/golden patina and a great strike. I've assigned a Choice quality rating and hope there is agreement....
Seated 25C 1850O 1850-O
VG10 PCGS
18310494
Briggs 1-B
Original $155 Original Light Gray, Blemish Free, Accurately Graded. Just honest wear with all letters in LIBERTY visible. Strong rims and residual details. Accurately graded and residing in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert.
Seated 25C 1850O 1850-O
VF30 raw
Briggs 1-A
Original $295 Rusted Obverse, Original Gray Patina, Scarce. 1850 New Orleans strikes always appear weak but the rusted obverse limits the amount of available details and makes grading this date challenging. The offered example is full VF30 with sharp scroll edges and distinct fingers surrounding the pole. The reverse strike is quite good with strong feathers and claws along with bold shield outline. Surfaces are toned an even base gray with darker gray/rose on the upper obverse and lower reverse. Fields and devices are blemish free. This is an underrated date and is scarce even though several examples are offered here.
Seated 25C 1851O 1851-O
F12 PCGS
29592750

Original $825 Challenging Date, Origina Gray, Well Preseved, Accurately Graded, Woodbridge Collection. A near choice 1851 New Orleans strike with perfectly original surfaces. Mintage is only 88,000 with a low survival rate as indicated by a quick check of PCGS population reports. 1851-O quarters are a rarity in mint state. This example has even light gray toning and is entirely blemish free. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder and an important offering for the Seated quarter specialist.
Seated 25C 1851O 1851-O
VG10
PCGS
28553692

Choice $825 Choice Original, Attractive Gray/Rose Patina, Accurately Graded. A difficult New Orleans date that is know for less than stellar strikes. The challenge with collecting circulated Liberty Seated quarters is locating choice examples especially when the denomination saw heavy circulation in the deep South. Ths specimen has to be one of the finest available at the VG grade level. Surfaces are perfectly original with just honest wear and a thick layer of gray/rose patina. There are no blemishes whatsoever. Grading is accurate with strong five and half letters in LIBERTY showing along with bold rims on both obverse and reverse. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder. CAC approval is warranted for the originality and superior eye appeal.
Seated 25C 1852O 1852-O
EF45 NGC
1751290003

Market Acceptable $4750 Semi Key Date, Proof Like, Few Available in EF45. This is a very challenging New Orleans date in EF or better and only the second piece handled. The strike and surfaces are typical for the 1852-O date with lightly proof like fields and considerable die rust in the protected obverse areas. The surfaces are covered with a light gray/rose toning and are reflective under bright light. A quick look at PCGS pop report indicates (8) EF40, (3) EF45, (3) AU50 and (2) in AU55. The latter has auction record of $10,000 and MS62 examples trade in the $30,000 range. This piece does not have strict original gray surfaces but is still an important addition to an advanced Seated quarter collection. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert.
Seated 25C 1853 1853
A&R
AU50 raw

Choice $275 Choice Original, Crusty Light Gray Patina, Strong Luster, Perfect Type Coin. A perfect type coin for the one year 1853 Arrow and Rays type. Surfaces are strictly original and covered with light crusty gray patina. Strike is above average along with obverse rims being quite sharp. A top quality example at a fair price for Whitman or Dansco type set. Typical GFRC quality.
Seated 25C 1853 1853
A&R
AU53 raw

Original $415 Original, Residual Mint Frost, Hamden Collection. Upon viewing this lovely 1853 Arrows and Rays quarter, the residual mint frost surrounding the stars and reverse legend is immediately evident. There is minimal wear on the main devices. Surfaces are strictly original and covered with a light gray patina that is transparent under bright light. There is one obverse blemish between the left base and rim otherwise this piece is problem free. From the recently broken up Hamden type set collection.
Seated 25C 1853 1853
A&R
AU55
PCGS
26406408

Choice New Price
$525
Choice Original, Lustrous Surfaces, Light Rose Patina, Accurately Graded, Port Matilda Collection. Consistent with the assigned AU55 grade, this 1853 Arrows & Rays quarters offers substantial luster throughout obverse and reverse. Surfaces are quite reflective under bright light and expose a thin layer of rose patina with a darker blue arc on the upper reverse. Strike is complete with all devices being sharply impressed. There are two well hidden minor marks on Liberty's left arm and adjacent field. Housed in 2013 transitional holder with blue label and edge view insert. CAC approval is warranted due to accurate grading, ample luster and overall quality. From the Port Matilda Collection.
Seated 25C 1853 1853
A&R
EF40 raw

Choice $155 Choice Original, Attractive Gray/Rose Patina. A excellent type set candidate as this piece is strictly original with natural gray and rose patina. Surfaces are fully blemish free.
Seated 25C 1853 1853
A&R
EF40   PCGS
10934973

Original $160 Crusty Original Gray, West Coast Collection. Images well capture the crusty gray surfaces that are strictly original. Another silver coin that is so typical of the West Coast Collection; nearly all consigned pieces have the same thick original gray patina. Surfaces has a few toned over blemishes that are not worth mentioning. Housed in old PCGS holder with blue label and standard ring insert.
Seated 25C 1853 1853
A&R
MS61 NGC
2016596002

Gem HOLD
$1200
New December 22! Gem Original, Rainbow Bullseye Toning, Reflective Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Upstate New Year Collection. An eye appealing offering with Wayte Raymond old album bullseye toning throughout obverse and reverse. Adding to the overall eye appeal, is a hammered strike with rounded stars, complete hair curls and deeped impressed eagle feathers and claws. Surfaces are essentially blemish free also. Practically speaking this is an AU58 Arrows and Rays quarter with incredible eye appeal that has been graded MS61. I'm comfortable with either designation as this coin speaks for itself. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert. A superb offering from the Upstate New York Collection.
Seated 25C 1853/4 1853/4
A&R
VF25 NGC
3606000001
Top 25: #12

Choice $295 1853/4 Overdate, Original Medium Gray. A popular Seated quarter variety that has been recognized and listed in the Redbook for years. The extra arrow stem is clearly visible above final stem and validates the 1853/4 variety. Obverse has rose/gray fields and medium gray at the stars while the reverse is toned an even medium gray throughout. Housed in new NGC holder.
Seated 25C 1853O 1853-O
EF45
PCGS
32000997
Briggs 2-D
Choice $875 Choice Original, Crusty Patina, Accurately Graded. A perfectly original 1853 New Orleans strike housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. The 1853 Philly With Arrows and Rays date may be common but the New Orleans counterpart is much scarcer and challenging to locate choice. Weak strikes are all an issue. This example offers brown/gold obverse coloring while the reverse is covered with thick gun metal gray patina. There are no blemishes to discuss. CAC approval is warranted due to the strict originality and decent eye appeal for an 1853-O quarter.
Seated 25C 1853O 1853-O
A&R
VF30 PCGS
31470840
Briggs 1-B
Original $175 Original Light Gray. Surfaces are toned ovwr with even base light gray patina along with darker shades on the reverse. Strike is typical for 1853 New Orleans date. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder.
Seated 25C 1853O 1853-O
A&R
VG10 raw
Top 25: #13
Briggs 3-E
Cleaned $115 Filled Mintmark Reverse, Cleaned Obverse. A late die state example with maximum amount of mintmark deterioration. The obverse has been cleaned while the reverse retains its natural dark gray toning in the areas surrounding legend and denomination. The reverse condition is exactly as listed Briggs in his Encyclopedia. The bottom horizontal lines in the shield along with lower eagle details and arrows feathers are poorly struck with the legend indicating heavy recutting during the working die preparation process. Accurately graded; this piece is still a reasonable example as a filler until a higher grade example can be located.
Seated 25C 1854 1854
AU50 raw

Original $125 Original Luster, Probably Old Dip, Attractive Example, West Texas Collection. Decent residual luster on this 1854 With Arrows example. Surfaces have probably seen an old dip but retain frosty appearance. Typical Type I obverse design strike with weakness at the head and stars. There are a few wispy lines in the right obverse field mentioned for completeness. From the West Texas Collection.
Seated 25C 1854 1854
With Arrows
AU53
PCGS
18528984

Original New Price
$325
Near Choice Original, Golden Brown Patina, Accurately Grade, Dallas Collection. Another special offering from the Dallas Collection with thick obverse golden brown surfaces. This is a strictly original AU example that would be nice candidate for type set. It should be noted that there is an obverse blemish under the left arrow in the spirit of complete disclosure. This mark did not bother PCGS or CAC as the grading is fair and accurate. Housed in older PCGS with blue label and standard insert.
Seated 25C 1854 1854
With Arrows
AU53
PCGS
29128972

Choice HOLD
$285
Choice Original, Light Antique Gray Patina, Accurately Graded.. For collectors who desire strict originality, then might I suggest this lovely 1854 With Arrow quarter. Surfaces are covered with a uniform antique gray patina. Strike is complete with all stars having connected centrils and reverse eagle claws being crisply defined. Reverse die mostly likely has been lapped due to the weak denomination lettering. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. A complete package for those being a quality type set.
Seated 25C 1854 1854
With Arrows
VF30 raw

Gem HOLD
$80
Gem Original, Perfect for Dansco 7070 Set. A no question common date in the Liberty Seated quarter series but I will purchase when surfaces are gem original. I'm 100% confident this lovely quarter will grade at major TPGs if you so desire. Both obverse and reverse are covered with darker gray patina but with obvious rose hues. No blemishes whatsoever.
Seated 25C 1854O 1854-O
Huge O
AG3 PCGS
32237599

Original $425 Original, Honest Wear, Accurately Graded, Mountain View Collection. A well known variety in the Liberty Seated quarter series with crude handcut mintmark. This example features just honest wear with three letters in LIBERTY remaining. Fields offers nice original gray patina. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder.
Seated 25C 1854O 1854-O
F12 PCGS
19585853

Original $1750 Huge O, Attractive Even Gray, Accurately Graded, Value Priced, Top 25 Varieties, Saw Mill Run Collection. The 1854 Huge O variety is so easily identified due to a crude hand cut mintmark. The engravers workmanship partial effaced the R in QUAR as a result. The offered example is strictly original with uniform medium gray patina. Strike is typical while fields and major devices are entirely blemish free. The premium on this variety has been substantia for a number of years. Recently, the premium has become more reflective of the overall availability and now is the time to purchase an example for your Top 25 Seated quarter variety set. Accurately graded and housed in 2012 transitional PCGS Security holder with blue label and edge view insert.
Seated 25C 1854O 1854-O
With Arrows
VF25 PCGS
29387345
Briggs 3-B
Original $550 New December 21! Crumbled Die Obverse, Original Old Album Russet and Blue Toning, Very Scarce Top 25 Seated Variety, Saw Mill Run Collection . The Crumbled Die obverse is many time more elusive that its Huge O counterpart but priced at a lower level. This example has a nice circulated cameo appearance with rose-sky blue fields highlighting the lightly toned main devices. Die erosion around the date digits and right arrow is quite acute and approaching a very late die state. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder and fairly graded at the VF25 level. An important Top 25 Seated Quarter variety offering from the Saw Mill Run Collection.
Seated 25C 1855 1855
With Arrows
VF25 raw

Choice $60 Choice Original, Eye Appeal. A lovely original 1855 with arrows quarter that has even medium gray/brown patina. The main devices, stars and reverse legend are surrounded with slightly darker toning as is typical on original pieces.
Seated 25C 1855 1855
With Arrows
VF35 PCGS
27624293

Original New Price
$200
Near Choice Original, Even Rich Gray Patina, Doubled Obverse Die Left, Scarce Variety. Surfaces are toned a uniform medium gray/brown. Doubling on the left outer shield edge is obvious under loupe. There is some strike weakness on the right stars. Housed in recent PCGS holder with blue and white label. Greg Johnson discusses the two 1855 doubled die obverse varieties in the June 2014 E-Gobrecht's Quarter of the Month column.
Seated 25C 1855O 1855-O
EF45 PCGS
81048680

Market Acceptable $3500 Rare Date/Grade, CoinFacts Plate Coin, Light Gold Toning, Accurately Graded, Saw Mill Run Collection. It give me great pleasure to be offering an 1855 New Orleans quarter at the EF45 grade level and a first for GFRC. This is such a difficult date at any grade level and to prove this statement, might I suggest that you visit CoinFacts. There are only (8) auction listings from Good 6 through AU58 with three of the eight being 2006 or earlier. Case made! The offered example is the CoinFacts plate coin at the EF45 grade level. It is not a strictly original example and, as a result, received a Market Acceptable quality rating. However, given the rarity, this is probably as good as it will get for most advanced collectors. This piece has been dipped in the past and is untoned except for some faint gold at the extreme rims. Strike is complete on the obverse with crisp devices and all stars having connected centrils. The reverse shows some weakness on the lower right wing and the arrow feathers. In terms of blemishes, there are none. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. An importan and rare key date Liberty Seated quarter offering from the Saw Mill Run consignor and worthy of consideration.
Seated 25C 1855O 1855-O
F15 PCGS
33454818

Original $450 New December 4! Scarce New Orleans Strike, Original Light Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Mountain View Collection . 1855 New Orleans strikes saw a low mintage of only 176,000 and are well known for having a low survival rate. Most examples seen will be problematic with few known in AU or better. Even mid grade circulated examples are very scarce thus making this Mountain View Collection example an important offering. Surfaces are strictly original and covered with light to medium gray patina. Strike is uniform with ample device details remaining for the Fine 15 assigned grade. There are no blemishes to mention whatsoever; just a quality offering for your consideration. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder and ready for a home in an advanced collection.