Liberty Seated Quarters

1856 to 1891

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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 85 Coins for Sale. New coin(s) added on February 17, 2018

Photo Date Grade TPG Variety GFRC Rating Price Description Buy
Seated 25C 1856 1856
AU50 raw

Choice $225 Choice Original, Gray/Rose Patina, Attractive. A lovely example with pristine surfaces that are covered with a gray and rose colored patina. The images well illustrate the lightly variegated toning patterns on both obverse and reverse. I will guarantee that this 1856 quarter will grade at the major TPG services.
Seated 25C 1856 1856
VF35 ANACS
4498938

Choice $80 Choice Original, Gun Metal Gray, Gold ANACS Holder. Strictly original surfaces are covered with even gun metal gray patina. A chocie example that is accurately graded with evenly struck obverse and reverse. Housed in new ANACS gold holder.
Seated 25C 1856O 1856-O
EF40
PCGS
11944124

Original $335 Crusty Original, Gun Metal Gray, Well Struck, West Coast Collection. Surfaces are strictly original and covered with thick crusty medium gray patina. Strike is complete with full head and hair details along with all star centrils being deep and connected. The reverse is also well struck include the eagle's claws. This New Orleans quarter is accurate graded and essentially blemish free with only one obverse field tick that did not bother CAC. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval is definitely warranted due to strict originality.
Seated 25C 1856O 1856-O
EF40
PCGS
12160443
Briigs 5-D
Choice $300 Choice Original, Gun Metal Gray-Blue Patina, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Saw Mill Run Collection. The 1856 New Orleans date is not particular scarce given its mintage of 968,000. However the date is rare in mint state. CAC has approved 24 in all grades including mint state. The EF40 grade level is where many surviving examples are located with ten approved by CAC. This example, from the Saw Mill Run Collection, is one of those ten examples and deservedly so. A well preserved example that has classic gun metal gray-blue patina coupled with strong strike. Other than wear on the lower leg that has exposed the underlying silver composition, this piece is blemish free. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval for those collectors who are being selective.
Seated 25c 1856O 1856-O
EF45 raw
Briggs 2-B
Original $275 Crusty Original, Light Gray Patina, Residual Luster, Sunset Point Collection. A lovely crusty original 1856 New Orleans strike with light gray patina on the obverse and thicker coverage on the reverse. Accurately graded at the EF45 level with some residual luster under the toning. Obverse strike is complete while the reverse has some weakness in the usual locations; lower leg eagle leg and arrow feathers. A completely unmolested example that will immediate grade at your favorite TPG. Another fine duplicate from the Sunset Point Collection.
Seated 25C 1856S 1856-S
VF35
PCGS
15070114
Briggs 3-D
Choice $1900 Rare Early San Francisco Date, Choice Original, Medium Gray Patina, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Saw Mill Run Collection. 1856 San Francisco struck Seated quarters resulted in a mintage of 286,000 pieces. However, the survival rate is low with choice examples being unquestionably rare. Checking CAC population reports reveals a tiny 17 pieces approved with only 8 between the grades of VF35 to AU58. This wonderful specimen, from the Saw Mill Run Collection, is one of the three approved at the VF35 grade level and deservedly so. Surfaces are strictly original and covered with a layer of medium gray patina. Strike is well executed with all stars having connected centrils, even at the assigned VF35 grade. A careful 10x loupe inspection revealed no blemishes to mention. Overall, this is a choice and well balance example of an early key San Francisco date that will be cherished by the new owner. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval is absolutely warranted as this is one of the nicest 1856-S quarters handled by GFRC to date. It is always positive news when the Saw Mill Run Collection consignor decides to release long held duplicates for other collectors to enjoy.
Seated 25C 1856S 1856-S
VF30 raw

Original $850 Original Charcoal Gray Surfaces, Better Date, Blemish Free. The arrival of any 1856 San Francisco struck quarter to the GFRC office is an important occasion given the low survival rate for this second year issue. This example grades a full VF30 with nearly complete strike and uniform wear. Surfaces are covered with charcoal gray patina that also includes some thin ebony verdigris that is more predominate on the reverse. To my knowledge, this rare date has not been submitted for grading and does deserve an attempt given what I currently see in PCGS holders. Please give this piece some consideration as fairly priced in current raw state.
Seated 25C 1856S 1856-S
Large S/Small S
VF30 PCGS
25601634
Briggs 4-E
Original New Price
$3600
Large S/Small S, Top 25 Varieties, Condition Census, Original Light Gray, Accurately Graded, Outback Collection. A special opportunity to acquire one of the condition census 1856 Large S/Small S examples. Seated quarter collectors are invited to visit the Top 25 Gobrecht Journal Issue #119 article by Greg Johnson that is posted on the GFRC homepage along with CoinFacts auction records concerning this key date 1856-S/s offering. Most examples are known in AG through F grades per the Greg Johnson Top 25 Seated quarter varieties population survey conducted during 2011. A CoinFacts review indicates only two examples graded better than VF30 by PCGS; EF40 and EF45. The offered example is the CoinFacts plate coin. This piece has original gray surfaces with no blemishes whatsoever. Strike is typical for the 1856-S date. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. An important opportunity to acquire a Top 25 Varieties key date at a reasonable price. The Small S below the Large S is bold and well defined for the variety.
Seated 25c 1856S 1856-S
VF30 PCGS
27434720
Briggs 1-B
Original $1200 New February 11! Rare Early San Francisco Strike, Original Light Gray-Rose Toning, Above Average Eye Appeal, Accurately Graded, Saw Mill Run Collection. Second year issue at the San Francisco mint with low mintage of 286,000. Most were placed in circulation as the western region required small denomination coinage for local commerce. As a result survival rates are low and most are found with some type of problem. CAC has approved only 17 examples in all PCGS and NGC grades. This offering, from the Saw Mill Run Collection, was hand selected by the consignor due to it overall eye appeal and rarity. The main devices are well contrasted by darker gray shades in the fields and especially, around the stars reverse legend. Fields have a few tiny ticks that would be expected for the VF30 assigned grade level but there are no major blemishes to note. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. An important offering to consider.
Seated 25C 1856S 1856-S
Large S/Small S
VF25 PCGS
83619771
Briggs 4-E
Original $2750 Rare Large S/s Die Pairing, Original Gray-Rose Patina, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded, Top 25 Varieties Set Candidate. Larry Briggs labels the 1856 Large S over Small S variety as die pair 4-E and estimates that 10-15% of the 286,000 mintage could be this die pairing. Overall, the 1856 San Francisco date becomes quite scarce in VF, then rare in EF and extremely rare in choice AU. This Large S over Small S example offers natural gray patina with intermixed rose. The coloring is accurately captured by GFRC photography. Surfaces are essentially blemish free except for a few micro ticks on the obverse that are of no consequence and require careful 10x loupe inspection to see. This variety is one of the "keys" within the Top 25 Varieties set as defined by Greg Johnson and now available in the GFRC Open Set Registry. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. The PCGS label reads, "Large/Small S FS-501 (FS-005)". An important offering that is fairly priced.
Seated 25C 1857 1857
AU53 NGC
2040991048

Choice $215 Choice Original, Gun Metal Gray Surfaces, Accurately Graded, Saco River Collection. A strictly original 1857 Philadelphia strike that is accurately graded and approved by CAC. Both the obverse and reverse are covered with gun metal gray patina. The obverse strike is hammered with round stars and excellent head details while the reverse has some weakness at the lower leg eagle leg. I don't see any blemishes to mention either. Please note the bold obverse rim cuds to the left of the base. Housed in NGC Stack's W 57th St Collection label holder. A solid offering from the Saco River Collection
Seated 25C 1857 1857
EF45 raw

Choice $90 Choice Original, Even Medium Gray, Fully Struck. Common date but in choice original condition and well struck. Surfaces are covered with even medium gray patina. Inexpensive for the quality and state of preservation.
Seated 25C 1857 1857
EF45 PCGS
19578409

Original $110 Original, Thin Medium Gray Patina. Another strictly original example of the 1857 date that is also accurately graded. The patina is thin and allows remaining luster to peek through in hand while bright light viewing brings about some nice rose, blue and ebony mixed in with the grays. Fully struck with only Stars 7 and 8 not having centrils. Housed in old PCGS blue label holder with standard ring insert. A perfect circulated type set quarter.
Seated 25C 1857O 1857-O
VF35
PCGS
24298070
Briggs 6-C
Choice New Price
HOLD
$225
New February 16! Choice Original, Rich Gun Metal Gray-Blue Patina, Accurately Graded, Kansas Collection. Price Reduction effective February 2018. A choice original 1857 New Olreans struck example with deep gray-gold patina. This piece screams originality and so pleased to have a second opportunity to handle as previously placed into the Kansas Collection. Strike is a tad soft on the obverse and lower reverse but consistent with the Briggs 6-C die pairing per Briggs. Accurately graded and housed in 2013 transitional PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert. CAC approval captured the originality and accurate grading. A quality Liberty Seated quarter offering from the Kansas Collection that deserves carefully scrutiny.
Seated 25C 1857O 1857-O
EF40 raw

Original $185 Original, Gray/Rose Patina, Eye Appeal, Seal Beach Collection. An attractive 1857 New Orleans strike with original surfaces. This piece is best viewed under bright light as the obverse shifts from gray/rose colors to a light rose center that is framed by deep blue rims. The reverse appearance stays consistent between in hand and bright light viewing; my images are quite accurate. Surfaces are essentially blemish free with only the obverse rim bump at star 5 needing to be mentioned. From an old album type in the Seal Beach collection and needing a new home.
Seated 25C 1858O 1858-O
EF45
PCGS
16185833

Choice $425 Choice Original, Strong Eye Appeal, Soft Old Album Toning, Residual Luster, Conservative Grading, White Pine Collection. Housed in older blue label holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval rewards the originality, conservative grading and eye appeal. A quality offering from the White Pine Collection that deserves a second and third look as recommended.
Seated 25C 1858O 1858-O
VF25 PCGS
27869106

Choice $165 Choice Original, Lightly Mottled Brown/Gray Patina, Accurately Graded. A better date with mintage of only 520,000 pieces and few examples in population reports for mid circulated grades. Surfaces are strictly original and covered with gun metal gray and blue patina. Accurately graded with no blemishes or distractions. The obverse toning is a bit mottled on Liberty but there is also some haze on the PCGS holder that impacts the image. Housed in 2013 PCGS holder.
Seated 25C 1858O 1858-O
VF20 PCGS
33480231

Original $110 Original Light Gray, Accurately Graded, Mountain View Collection. Original surfaces are covered with light gray patina. Accurately graded with new blemishes to mention. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Seated 25C 1858S 1858-S
F12 raw

Market Acceptable $475 Better Date, Even Medium Gray Toning, Tiny Rim Filing, West Texas Collection. A key date in the Liberty Seated quarter series with mintage of 121,000. This is yet another issue with low survival rates and choice specimens being the anomaly. Most collectors end up purchasing a market acceptable example to fill that spot in a Dansco or Whitman album. When first evaluating this example, from the West Texas Collection, an Original quality rating was assigned and priced. The surfaces are toned an even medium gray that may not be strictly original but close enough to be graded by the TPGs. During a second inspection, a small rim filing was noted at 12:00 above Liberty's head. The filing is about 5 reeds long and the location might suggest a removed jewelry loop but I'm not convinced of that. My thought is the rim was initially filed but left at that as the color is uniform with the balance of the coin. Otherwise, this offering is quite acceptable with only two tiny rim scrapes to mention on the reverse. A decent offering of this difficult and expensive date. I've seen much worst in TPG holders.
Seated 25C 1858S 1858-S
AG3 PCGS
29677888

Original $295 Original Crusty Gray, Honest Wear, Mountain View Collection. Lots of honest wear but covered nice original crusty gray patina. Even with the substantial wear, this piece has survived with no blemishes. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder.
Seated 25C 1859S 1859-S
VF35 raw

Cleaned $900 New February 6! Metal Detector Discovery, Lightly Cleaned, Otherwise Problem Free, White Pine Collection. 1859 San Francisco strikes are a semi key date in the Liberty Seated quarter series with small mintage of 80,000. Survival rate is low with most being lost in circulation or having issues if surviving into the 21th century. PCGS price guide suggests a $2000 price at VF30 level that jumps to $5000 at EF40 since only seven are known in all AU graded and none in mint state. The lone AU55 certified example is a mid five figure coin. Armed with that package, let's take a look at this decent 1859-S that is a medal detector find by the White Pine Collection consignor. A no question VF30 example that have been lightly cleaned to remove surface vedigris. Coloring is a dull gray with some obverse hairlines in the upper right obverse field. Pricing this example is challenging, so I've placed my best foot forward. We are open to offers. Ideal for someone needing to fill this difficult hole is a date and mintmark set.
Seated 25C 1859S 1859-S
VF30 PCGS
25787675

Original $2000 New January 26! Semi-key Date, Original Surfaces, Uniform Gun Metal Gray Patina, Ebony Specks, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded, Iowa Collection. A important semi-key offering in the Liberty Seated quarter series that deserves special attention. Mintage for 1859 San Francisco strikes is only 80,000 with the date becoming rare in EF40 or better grades. The VF30 grade is the "last affordable" step before prices jump dramatically at the EF preservation state. This original example has just been released from the Iowa Collection as a duplicate. Surfaces are entirely blemish free and covered with natural gun metal gray patina. Strike is typical for the date with lower stars lacking connected centrils and some weakness at the top of Liberty's head. But originality is the key point when purchasing a semi-key Seated quarter towards future resale. The Iowa Collection consignor well understands this point as his duplicates don't last long on the GFRC price list. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Seated 25C 1860 1860
AU55 NGC
3890614005

Original $250 Near Choice Original, Light Gun Metal Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection. A solidly preserved 1860 Philadelphia quarter with Type II obverse design paired with Type I reverse. A boldly struck piece with sharp wire rims. Surfaces are covered with light gun metal gray patina. A near choice example with a few stray bag marks on Liberty's wrist and nearby field. Housed in new NGC large font label holder. More great offerings from the Osprey Collection.
Seated 25C 1860 1860
40+ raw

Original $110 Original, Even Gray/Gold Toning, Type II/Type I. A great Dansco album possibility as the surfaces are original with uniform toning. Both obverse and reverse have a light to medium gray coloring that turns to brown/gold under bright light. I believe this is the Briggs 1-A die pair due to the level date and weakly struck stars. The reverse has a few micro lines between the lower left wing tip and olive leaf.
Seated 25c 1860S 1860-S
VG10 raw
Briggs 1-A
Original $1900 Original Gray, Sunset Point Collection. The 1860 San Francisco date is scarce in all grades with a limited mintage of 56,000. Most surviving examples will be found in the Very Good through Fine grade range as is the case with this original example. Obverse rims are bold with six full letters in LIBERTY presence. The reverse rim has barely worn through under (U)NITED and the olive leaves. Surfaces are toned a medium gun metal gray with blue shades evident under a light source. This example is entirely blemish free with no marks, lines or other anomalies. I'm comfortable in indicating that TPG grading is a strong possibility given the natural coloring. An important offering from the Sunset Collection of Liberty Seated quarters and ideal for a Dansco or Whitman album set. Fairly priced!
Seated 25C 1862S 1862-S
VF25 PCGS
28268437

Original $650 Near Choice Original, Lovely Gray Patina, Well Struck, Accurate Grading. A challenging San Francisco date with a small mintage of 67,000 pieces. This near choice example offers circulated cameo eye appeal that many collectors strive to locate. Surfaces are strictly original with light to medium gray patina. The darker shades surround the stars, reverse legend and main devices. Strike is typical. There are several toned over lines in the right obverse field that hold this one back from a choice quality rating. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder. Please note that the white lines, in the lower right obverse field, are on the holder and not on the coin.
Seated 25C 1862S 1862-S
F15 PCGS
32959766

Original $485 Original Olive Gray Patina. San Francisco Civil War Strike, Accurately Graded, Mountain View Collection. A popular Civil War San Francisco date with limited mintage of 67,000 pieces. Original surfaces are covered with a uniform olive gray patina. There are no blemishes whatsoever. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Another quality duplicate from the Mountain View Collection.
Seated 25C 1863 1863
EF45 PCGS
30902482

Choice $525 Choice Original, Gun Metal Gray Patina, Better Date, West Coast Collection. A strictly original Civil War dated quarter that is properly graded and very choice at the EF45 grade level. Surfaces are covered with gun metal gray toning along with deep gold highlights on the obverse. The reverse turns to classic gun metal gray/blue under bright light. Strike is full throughout all devices and stars. There is one toned over line on the reverse between (ST)ATES and the upper left wing that does not bother me. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. This is an excellent candidate for CAC review and typical quality from the West Coast collection.
Seated 25C 1863 1863
F12 PCGS
29200379

Original $325 Crusty Charcoal Grey, Strictly Original, Accurately Graded, Mountain View Collection. A strictly original 1863 Philadelpha strike with mintage of xxxx. Surfaces are covered with uniform charcoal gray patina. No distracting blemishes were seen under 10x loupe inspection. Grading is accurate with a strong LIBERTY in the scroll present. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. Another strong duplicate offering from the Mountain View Collection.
Seated 25C 1867 1867
EF40
PCGS
31385926

Choice $2100 Choice Original, Gun Metal Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Scarce Date. CAC Approval On November 22! The 1867 Philadephia mintage is quite low for half dimes, dimes and quarters resulting in an ongoing challenge to locate choice examples. 1867 Seated quarter mintag is only 20,000 pieces. This example is a no question original piece with gun metal gray on the obverse and lighter gray throughout the reverse. The obverse has a darker toning arc through upper stars and Liberty's head. Under bright light, the thick patina maintains coloring as seen in the GFRC images. Strike is complete with all star centrils connected along with well defined left leg and arrow feathers on the reverse. There are no blemishes whatsoever. This is an opportunity for advanced Seated quarter collectors as this piece is strictly original and accurately graded. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder.
Seated 25C 1867 1867
PR64 PCGS
12514502

Choice $1250 Choice Original, Sky Blue, Rose and Violet Toning, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded. A lovely Seated quarter proof with limited mintage of 625 pieces. Most surviving examples will be found at the PF62 through PF64 grades levels as PCGS population report indicates only 24 total in PR65 including those designated as cameos. This PR64 example has dark gray and rose in hand coloring with choice surfaces. Seated proof strikes with thick toning typically perform well when viewed under bright light. This is the case here as watery mirrors are exposed along with pretty toning patterns. The obverse shifts to mostly rose with teal patches surrounding Liberty's head and at below the base. Vibrant blues, rose and gold are seen on the reverse. A close 10x loupe inspection revealed absolutely perfect surfaces without a single micro blemish. Housed in old PCGS blue label holder with standard ring insert. A quality Liberty Seated quarter offering from the Missouri Collection.
Seated 25c 1867 1867
AU55 raw
Briggs 1-A
Cleaned $900 Rare Philadelphia Date, Blue Rose Toning, Well Struck, Details Grade, Sunset Point Collection. A no question AU example of the 1867 date with low mintage of 20,000 pieces. Briggs assigns an R5 rarity rating for all grades. Stored in a paper 2x2 envelope for years acquiring a blue rose patina throughout obverse and reverse. The coloring appears a bit unnatural in terms of acceptable toning and would be assigned a Questionable Color opinion at the TPGs. There are no signs of a mechanical cleaning under the toning but there is a hit on the eagle's beak. Priced at a substantial discount to the guides and perfect for a Dansco or Whitman album.
Seated 25C 1867 1867
EF40 PCGS
14955834

Original New Price
$1575
Original, Gray with Mottled Ebony, Scarce Date, Highwoods Collection. Locating low mintage Civil War era Liberty Seated quarters is always a challenge. The 1867 Philadelphia date only has a mintage of 20,000 and is infrequently seen. GFRC is lucky to have two EF40 examples in stock. The Highwoods offering is strictly original with base layer of even gray patina. Layered on top of the gray toning is mottled ebony coloring. Bright light viewing results in a gun metal gray/blue appearance. Strike is typical while the main devices and fields are blemish free. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert.
Seated 25C 1867S 1867-S
FR2 NGC

Original $495 Lots of Honest Wear, Even Gray. A semi key San Francisco date with considered wear but surprisely, no problems other than a few faint obverse lines. This piece has even gray patina and is part of the AG/G accumulation presently being offered on price list. CoinFacts indicates a few 1867-S Fair 2 graded examples have come to market in the past five years. Housed new NGC holder and fresh to market. The reverse mintmark is bold and easily seen as is the date regardless of assigned grade.
Seated 25C 1868 1868
PR64
PCGS
11639496

Choice $1300 Near Gem Original, Rich Surface Toning, Classic Proof Bright Light Transition, Accurately Graded, Missouri Collection. A near gem proof 1868 Seated quarter, at the assigned grade, and just approved at CAC to consider. In hand viewing finds mostly gray tones with embedded rose hues. Adding a light source shifts the transparent toning to gorgeous rose, blues and purples along with exposing reflective mirrored fields. Reverse fields are lightly toned and watery. Strike is complete while the fields have a few wispy random hairlines that account for the PR64 grade. Definitely gem original at the grade level and well preserved. A pleasing Liberty Seated quarter offering from the Missouri Collection.
Seated 25C 1868S 1868-S
VF35 PCGS
83703745

Choice $935 Scarce Date, Choice Original, Uniform Gray-Brown Patina, Conservative Grading. Liberty Seated quarters never cease to amaze me as to the number of very scarce dates with mintage under 100,000. Take for example this choice 1868 San Francisco struck piece with a mintage of only 96,000 and low PCGS populations throughout the grade range. Seven examples are reported at VF35 and only eight at the EF40 grade when viewing CoinFacts. Between EF40 and AU58, there are an additional thirteen graded and few known in mint state. Surfaces on this example are cover with uniform gray-brown patina. Strike is typical for the Type II obverse design by James Longacre and I believe the assigned PCGS grade is more a function of strike than wear. Looking at the reverse, an EF40 grade is justified. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder and ready for inclusion in an advanced Seated collection. Images after the Manchester NH show if it lasts that long.
Seated 25C 1869 1869
F15 PCGS
32937475
Briggs 1-A
Market Acceptable $625 Better Date, Light Gray Obverse, Darker Reverse, Accurately Graded, Mountain View Colllection. A key Philadelphia date with tiny mintage of 16,000 to consider here. I've assigned a Market Acceptable quality rating as the obverse has seen an old clean and is in the recovery mode with light dull gray toning. The reverse looks to be original with medium gray patina. Blemishes are limited to several small marks in the right obverse field. This is not a strictly original piece but given mintage and survival rate, PCGS felt the coin should straight grade. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Another important duplicate from the Mountain View Collection.
Seated 25C 1869 1869
G04 PCGS
32086554
Briggs 1-A
Original $575 Original, Accurate Grading, Rare as only 16,000 Minted. One would be hard pressed to locate a better example of this rare Philadelphia date in Good 4 or Good 6. Surfaces are covered with thick gray toning that do hide some minor obverse lines and scattered reverse marks. Offsetting these minor imperfections are the remaining device details and the bold rims which leads me to believe that Good 4 is a well balanced grade while Good 6 would have been just fine too.. This is the only Good 4 example certified at PCGS with (4) in Good 6 and (2) at VG8 level. Once the grade level reaches VF, then price jumps to four figures. Most collectors will pursue lower grade examples and this offering should be carefully considered. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. The white lines on lower reverse image are on the holder and not the coin.
Seated 25c 1869S 1869-S
EF45 PCGS OGH
2657540
Briiggs 1-A
Original $1250 Challenging Date, Late Die State, Radial Obverse Die Cracks, Original Light Gray, Sunset Point Collection. The 1869 date in the Liberty Seated quarter series is challenging regardless of Philadelpha or San Francisco strikes. San Francisco output was limited to 76,000 pieces from a single die pair. The obverse die quickly cracked leaving bold radial die cracks throughout the stars and date. Briggs calls this late die state out in his guidebook; this offering matches all the late die state requirements. The example, from the Sunset Point Collection has plenty of mint frost surrounding the main devices and stars and appears to be conservatively graded given the significant amount of remaining luster. Surfaces are essentially blemish free with a transparent golden layer that appears in the GFRC images. Housed in PCGS old green holder with standard ring insert. A challenging date that definitely deserves special attention by advanced collectors.
Seated 25C 1869S 1869-S
F15 PCGS
32266062

Original $435 Original Gray/Rose Patina, Difficult San Francisco Date, Weak Strike but Accurately Graded, Mountain View Collection. . A key San Francisco date with meager mintage of 76,000. Surfaces are toned over with uniform gray/rose patina. Strike is a tad weak in the center obverse and at the lower eagle left leg. This piece has a full radial obverse die crack that is typically seen on 1869-S quarters. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. Another important offering from the Mountain View Collection.
Seated 25C 1870 1870
PR64 PCGS
10822290

Choice $1250 Choice Original, Gold, Rose and Blue Patina, Active Mirrors, Accurately Graded, Missouri Collection. 1870 proof seated quarter mintage was typical 1,000 pieces for that era. This surviving example is well preserve and acquired a darker in hand viewed gray-gold patina over the years. The fun starts when tilting ever so slightly under a light source. The obverse glows with bright gold shades surrounding the stars and moving inward to the rose center....so pretty and pleasing. Reverse is similar with yellow gold at the legend that quickly transitions to sky blue on the eagle. GFRC images are ineffective in capturing the reflective coloring so please believe my description. I really like this piece! There a several hairlines to the immediate right of the drapery that account for the PR64 grade. A fun and attractive Liberty Seated proof quarter offering from the Missouri Collection.
Seated 25c 1870 1870
EF45 raw

Original $350 Better Philadelphia Date, Original Light Gray, Rusted Obverse Die, Residual Luster, Sunset Point Collection. A better Philadelphia date with small mintage of 86,400 pieces. This example offers light original gray patina over mirrored surfaces. The proof like fields are quite active and pleasing during bright light viewing. Fully struck from an obverse die that exhibits considerable die rust throughout the gown and shield. The EF45 assigned grade is very fair as Liberty's lower leg is nicely round with just light rub. Some marks in the right field hold this piece from a choice desigation but should not impact a TPG grading attempt which is warranted. From the Sunset Point Collection of Liberty Seated quarters.
Seated 25c 1870 1870
EF40 PCGS
33520899
Brigg 1-A
Choice $350 Choice Original, Gun Metal Gray Patina, Better Philadelphia Date, Conservative Grading, Tenafly Collection. A surprisingl difficult date to locate choice with a mintage of only 86.400 which is about 10,000 less than the 1868-S date for a perspective. Survival rate is higher than the 1868-S with (15) in EF40 and (16) in EF45 per PCGS population report. This choice original example offers a fairly thick gray patina with olive hues. Adding a light source reveals lightly mirrored surfaces and a light toning layer of blue/gray that disappears around the stars. There are two micro ticks in the obverse right field mentioned for complete accurate but in no way distracting. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Another quality offering from the Tenafly Collection.
Seated 25C 1871CC 1871-CC
F12 PCGS
18335555
Briggs 1-A
Original HOLD
$17000
New February 17! Series Key Date, Uniform Light Gray Patina, Problem Free and Original, Accurately Graded, Newtown Collection. Series key date with mintage of only 10,980. This example offers quality original surfaces that are quite pleasing for a challenging early CC-Mint issue. Surfaces are covered with light gray and deep gold patina. Strike is uniform and well executed with all major design elements sharp. Rims are elevated and boldly defined adding to the strong eye appeal. Within the obverse and reverse, contrast between the devices and fields is pleasing due to darker toning surrounding the devices. Accurately graded at the Fine 12 grade level and difficult to imagine a more impressive specimen. Nearly all examples to reach the market are in lower grades of AG3 through Fine 15 with the Fine grade level being the end of the affordability range for nearly all collectors of the series. A four figure date from AG3 onward that becomes five figures at Very Good threshold. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. A special offering from the from the Newtown Collection that should find a home among the most advanced Liberty Seated quarter collections being assembled on the GFRC Open Set Registry. Lay-a-way terms are available if necessary. Newtown and GFRC wish to see this piece placed into a long term collection.
Seated 25C 1871S 1871-S
VG08 PCGS
29759869

Original $1425 New January 19! Key Date, Original Gray Surfaces, Accurately Graded, Woodbridge Collection. One of the Liberty Seated quarter series many key dates with tiny mintage of only 30,900. Most surviving examples, when found, will be in lower circulated graded. The 1871-S example has the expected even gun metal gray patina that would be expected for the grade level. Accurately graded with sharp obverse rims. There are no blemishes whatsoever, just honest wear. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. An important opportunity to acquire one of the series key dates without breaking the bank or wallet. Another duplicate from the Woodbridge Collection for the intermediate collector.
Seated 25C 1872S 1872-S
AU55 PCGS
25377416

Original HOLD
$7500
Key Date and Rare Grade, Original Brilliant Satiny Luster, Mottled Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Few Known Better. Mintage of 83,000 and a key date in the Liberty Seated quarter series. This important offering is a grade rarity at the AU55 level with only three in all AU grades, per PCGS population report, and five designated as Mint State. This specimen is strictly original with mottled silver gray patina on the obverse while the reverse offers satiny luster with pale golden highlights. Under a 10x loupe, there is minimal observed wear; therefore the assigned grade is definitely accurate. Strike is essentially complete with only a few stars on the upper obvere lacking connected centrils. Liberty's facial details and hair curls are adequate for the issue while the reverse is fully struck. Bright light viewing reveals ample amounts of vibrant satin luster on both obverse and reverse which GFRC images are unable to capture. The 1872-S date is the no question rarest San Francisco Mint quarter of this type, when compared to earlier challenging issues such as the 1860-S, 1861-S and 1864-S for this honor. Survivors are elusive even in the lower grades with speculation that many examples were melted when the Act of February 12, 1873 changed the weight of this denomination. With only a handful of Mint State survivors, this important AU-55 is included among the finest known. Housed in new 2015 style PCGS holder with edge view insert and ready for a home in one of the finest Liberty Seated quarter collections being assembled.
Seated 25C 1872S 1872-S
VF25 PCGS
06692638
Briggs 1-A
Choice $7350 New February 17! Key Date, Low Surviving Population, Choice Original, Gray-Rose Patina, Typical Strike, Newtown Collection. Mintage of 83,000. A choice original example with gray-rose toning that is uniform across obverse and reverse. Darker shades are evident at the rims and surrounding the primary devices. Surfaces are entirely blemish free and pleasing. The 1872-S date is the rarest San Francisco Mint quarter issue, during the long lived Seated series, when compared to earlier challenging dates such as 1860-S, 1861-S and 1864-S. Survivors are elusive even in the lower grades with speculation that many examples were melted when the Act of February 12, 1873 changed the weight of this denomination. PCGS has graded four examples at the VF25 grade level with just twelve more between VF30 and AU58. CAC has only approved 9 total with 7 being in lower circulated grades (AG3 through VF25) and two at the MS66 level. Talk about a rare issue for choice original survivors! Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. A key date offering from the Newtown Collection that belongs in an advanced collection.
Seated 25C 1873 1873
MS63
PCGS
13522196

Choice $1385 New January 18! Choice Original, Beautiful Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Intermixed Teal, Rose and Gold Patina, Accurately Graded. A perfect With Arrows type coin for an AU or Mint State type set. Quality Liberty Seated quarters are always challenging to locate so those with CAC approval should garner close attention. That is the case with this lovely 1873 With Arrows example. Perfectly original with uniform teal gold patina that remains transparent to the underlying cartwheel luster. Overall strike is well executed and balanced. Original mint state is easily seen throughout the main devices and fields and undisturbed. The assigned MS63 grade is accurate given that the thick patina dampens some of the luster. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. If you are a fan of strict originality and natural toning then this lovely quarter is for you. I would rather have this example in my collection rather than a blast white example that might achieve a higher grade.
Seated 25C 1873 1873
Open 3
MS62
PCGS
80557878
Briggs 1-A
Choice $1975 Near Gem Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Light Rose-Gold Patin, Hammered Strike, Blemish Free, Conservatively Graded . This a special GFRC offering when considering the overall quality and rarity. Let's start with rarity; this is the only example at combined MS62/MS63 grades with CAC approval. Think about that for a moment as this specimen is close to gem original at the assigned MS62 grade. Surfaces offer vibrant frosty cartwheel luster under a light source; both obverse and reverse have same frosty luster. Obverse is toned a light rose-gold while the reverse has hints of faint gold. Strike is absolutely hammered without a single point of weakness. At the MS62 grade level, one expects marks or a lack of luster to be grade limiting. I don't see a single blemish that would justify the MS62 grade level. So this leaves luster as the issue, right? Well the luster is bold and crisp. Conclusion is that PCGS grading is conservative and CAC agreed with Green Bean approval. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Don't take my word on rarity. Just go to the www.caccoins.com population reports to view our few CAC approved 1873 Open 3 quarters are available for the hobby.
Seated 25c 1873 1873
Closed 3
VF20 ICG
2704250401
Briggs 2-B
Market Acceptable $1250 Closed 3, Rare Business Strike, Ancient Dip, Retoning Light Gold, Conservative Grading, Sunset Point Collection. The 1873 Closed 3 date is an R5 rarity in all grades. Locating a business strike example that is fully choice may take a decade and some luck to boot. Mintage is listed at 40,000 but few survived due to melting at the Philadelphia mint during transition to With Arrows dies. Actually, proof examples, with a mintage of only 600 are more available and caution is always advised to check for business strike diagnostics when considering a purchase. This Closed 3 example, from the Sunset Point Collection, is a no question business strike with reverse die marker in the lower shield. ICG has net graded this example at the VF20 level though device details are closer to VF30/VF35. Surfaces have seen a long ago dip or other form of non mechanical cleaning leaving glossy reflective luster. Surfaces are recovering with in hand gray coloring that shifts to light gold under a bright light. The ICG net grade of VF20 is quite fair in my opinion given the rarity and probability of locating a better example. PCGS price guides lists $1250 for the VF20 grade with two CoinFacts auction records that are in alignment. This example is therefore priced at the same level. A true rarity in the Seated quarter series and an important offering from the Sunset Point Collection.
Seated 25C 1873S 1873-S
VF35 raw

Original $250 Original Gray Patina, Decent Strike, Fairly Graded, West Texas Collection. A strictly original 1873 San Francisco strike that will easily grade at any TPG. Surfaces are essentially blemish free and close to choice with even gray patina. An Original quality rating was assigned due to an ancient rim bruise below the 18 digits. Priced accordingly and perfect for a Dansco or Whitman date and mintmark album collection. A nice duplicate from the West Texas Collection.
Seated 25c 1874 1874
With Arrows
MS62 raw

Original $1150 With Arrows Type, Multi Color Toning, Original, Fully Struck, Sunset Point Collection. The 1874 With Arrows date, in the Seated quarter series, is more challenging than its 1873 With Arrows counterpart. Mintage is lower (471,000 vs. 1,271,000) as are the PCGS populations in AU and mint state. This example is raw and was stored in a 2x2 paper envelope in the Sunset Point Collection as the consignor maintain all his pieces in original holders or 2x2s. A closed inspection has convinced that MS62 is an accurate grade. The obverse toning in a combination of aquamarine and gold surrounding light rose at the center while the reverse offers a pretty rainbow arc at the left rim and gold at the balance of the rims. Strike is complete. Dies are clashed including arcing clash marks above the date. There are no blemishes to report after a close 10x loop inspection. If not sold in the near term, this piece will be heading to PCGS for grading.
Seated 25C 1874S 1874-S
AU50 PCGS
28262500
Briggs 1-A
Choice $475 Better Date, Choice Original, Light Gray-Gold Patina, Blemish Free, Accurately Graded. 1874 San Francisco struck quarters have a surprisingly low certified population and are not often seen. A quick CoinFacts check indicates only six examples graded at the AU50 level with no auction records for that grade. In all AU grades, the certified population is only twenty-seven with only a few auction records. The offered GFRC example is a pretty piece and fully original. Surfaces are choice with a base covering of patina along with overlaid gold and aquamarine colors. There are no blemishes to detract. Bright light performance is excellent as the golden hues are accentuated. Strike is typical for the date. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder and ready for inclusion in an advanced date and mintmark set or filling that With Motto, With Arrows slot in a type set.
Seated 25C 1874S 1874-S
VF20 raw
Briggs 3-A
Original $135 Original Gray Surfaces, Honest Wear. A strictly original example with light gray patina throughout obverse and reverse. There are some darker shades around the date. Close inspection with 10x loupe revealed no blemishes. A better date with natural surfaces and good candidate for Dansco collection.
Seated 25C 1874S 1874-S
Arrows
F15 PCGS
32937478

Original $115 Original Light Gray Surfaces, Ebony Highlights, Nice Example, Accurately Graded, Mountain View Collection. An attractive 1874 With Arrows quarter struck at the San Francisco mint. Surfaces are original with light gray patina that is further covered with scattered ebony verdigris. This piece is blemish free and comes with a typical strike for the issue. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A quality offering from the Mountain View Collection that is accurately graded.
Seated 25C 1875CC 1875-CC
G04 PCGS
13334784

Choice $200 Choice Original Gray, Honest Wear, Scarce Date, Mountain View Collection. Always challenging to locate, let along choice. This is the first 1875 Carson City quarter handled by GFRC and though low grade, it is really choice. Surfaces are toned an even gun metal gray with blemishes. Please remember the low mintage of 140,000. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. Worthy of special consideration.
Seated 25C 1875S 1875-S
F12 PCGS
32617843

Original $95 Original Gray, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded, Mountain View Collection. Typical low relief strike for the 1875 San Francisco date. Surfaces are original with light to medium gray patina. No blemishes were seen under 10x loupe inspection. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Seated 25C 1876 1876
PR63 PCGS
21651380

Choice $825 Choice Original, Uniform Light Rose Patina, Vibrant Mirrors, Conservative Grading, Missouri Collection. 1876 proof seated quarter mintage is a typical 1,150 strikes. About 20% have been designated as Cameo based on the PCGS population report. Within the non Cameo population are excellent values and this Missouri Collection offering qualifies for that recognition. Mirrors are very reflective and toned light rose on both obverse and reverse. There is no question as to the originality. Eye appeal is that of a higher grade but obverse field imperfections limit to PF63, though conservative. 10x loupe inspection revealed a lint mark by star 4 and a few wispy hairlines while the right field has a mild divot as made. Reverse is blemish free. A quality Liberty Seated quarter offering from the Missouri Collection that is fairly priced for the overall eye appeal.
Seated 25C 1876 1876
VF25 PCGS
33771864

Original $75 Misplaced Digit in Denticles, Original Gray, Accurately Graded, Mountain View Collection. Another example of PCGS struggling to get variety attributes straight. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with label attribution reading "RPD FS-302 (FS-006.8)". Unfortunately, the date is not repunched, rather there is a misplaced digit in denticles between 87 digits. Surfaces are original with light to medium gray toning. An opportunity to start a collection of mis-attributed Seated varieties..... Another interesting piece from the Mountain Collection.
Seated 25C 1876CC 1876-CC
MS64 PCGS
32930489
Briggs 7-F
Choice $1350 Choice Orignal, Lightly Rusted Obverse, Mirrored Fields, Uniform Crusty Gray Patina, Accurately Graded . Small CC, Type 2 Reverse, Die Scratch above Star 8. A choice original example of the Briggs 7-F die pairing with mirrored obverse and reverse fields under bright light. Surfaces are covered with uniform crusty light gray patina that contains gold and aquamarine hues. Strike is hammered with boldly rounded stars and deeply impressed major devices. Obverse die is lightly rusted with a bold die scratch in the denticles above star 8 while the reverse offers die cracks throughout the legend and denomination. Accurately graded with no blemishes to note. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. This GFRC mint state Seated quarter offering is for those collectors wanting originality as a priority over bright lustrous surfaces. Bright light performance with the mirrored fields validates the MS64 grade level.
Seated 25C 1876CC 1876-CC
Small CC
EF45 raw

Choice $230 Choice Original, Small CC Mintmark, Cracked Type II Reverse. Unlisted in Briggs. Surfaces are covered with thick original gray/brown patina that indicates this piece is perfectly original. Fields are completely blemish free with typical strike. Die cracks are found on reverse with long die crack through bottom of letters in the upper legend. Another die crack is seen through tops of QUAR DOL and proceeding left into UNITED. An obvious EF45 example using conservative grading and having excellent eye appeal. The only item keeping my designation from gem original is a tiny reverse rim bump at 11:00 that is over highlighted by my photography.
Seated 25C 1876S 1876-S
EF40 raw

Original $75 Original, Unlisted Type II Reverse, Medium S. Obverse is toned an even light to medium gray while the reverse sports deeper coloring with a mix of gray/brown and greens. Strictly original with typical reverse strike and weakness at bottom of QUAR. DOL. Medium S is bold on this piece.
Seated 25C 1877 1877
AU58 PCGS
84304449

Original $290 New January 26! Crusty Original, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Ft. Lauderdale Collection. A quality 1877 Philadelphia strike with offers satiny cartwheel luster under crusty gray patina. Strike is complete with every star nicely rounded and full head details. Reverse is in a late die state with die cracks throughout the legend. Reverse has a few ancient micro lines that are not distracting and completely toned over. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Another consigned offering from the Ft. Lauderdale Collection.
Seated 25C 1877CC 1877-CC
EF45 NGC
1884184006

Choice $210 Large CC Mintmark, Crusty Original Gray Patina, Well Struck, Accurately Graded. A lovely 1877 Carson City strike with natural surfaces and crusty original gray patina. Large CC mintmarks are well spaced and slope downward. Strike is complete with bold obverse stars. There is faint chatter on the obverse consistent with the grade. A most acceptable piece for a circulated date and mintmark set. Housed in new large font NGC holder.
Seated 25C 1877S 1877-S
VF30
PCGS
84396865

Choice $95 Choice Original, Crusty Gray Patina, Perfect Surfaces, Accurately Graded. Crusty original gray with choice surfaces and no blemishes. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. CAC approval is 100% warranted as so darn original. Another quality Denver ANA purchase.
Seated 25C 1877S 1877-S
MS64 NGC
1848081015
Briggs 11-J
Choice $895 Medium S, Near Gem Original, Huge Bright Light Eye Appeal, Accurately Graded. If GFRC customers could only view this piece under bright light...Wow! Strictly original and natural patina covers the surfaces and the in hand appearance is that of mostly rose coloring with some aquamarine at the obverse rim and light rose across the reverse. Well that all changes when this piece is exposed to a light source. The obverse turns into a color masterpiece with core blue and rose intermixed center that transitions to light yellow gold at the rims. Believe me, I'm not over exaggerating on this one and the eye appeal is well above MS64. The reverse stays rose under bright light with a dash of blues at AMERICA. Housed in pristine older NGC holder.
Seated 25C 1877S 1877-S
VF20 raw
Briggs 4-D
Original $130 S/Horizontal S, Old Album Blue and Rose Patina, Popular Variety. A popular Liberty Seated quarter variety that is recognized by the grading services. Also included in the Top 25 Seated Quarter varieties set on the GFRC Open Set Registry. This is an original piece that has sat in an old paper album for years and aquired blue and rose patina throughout obverse and reverse. The earlier horizontal S diagnostic is easily seen under 10x loupe.
Seated 25C 1878 1878
VF25 raw
Briggs 3-C
Original $60 Old Time Original Gray/Ebony Patina, Eye Appeal. Essentially a sister coin with the 1876-S EF40 posted above in terms of toning pattern and appearance. This piece is strictly original with one toned obverse blemish below Star 5.
Seated 25C 1878CC 1878-CC
F15 PCGS
32624838

Choice $155 Choice Original, Accurately Graded, Mountain View Collection. A no question original 1878 Carson City strike with crusty original patina covering both obverse and reverse. This is a choice example for the assigned PCGS grade with GFRC images providing an accurate representation. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Just another quality duplicate from the Mountain View collection.
Seated 25C 1878CC 1878-CC
F12 raw

Choice $105 Choice Original, Classic Gun Metal Surfaces, Accurately Graded. A strictly original example of the 1878-CC date. Surfaces are blemish free and covered with thick gun metal gray patina. A total problem free example that is accurately graded and fairly priced.
Seated 25C 1879 1879
PR64CAM
PCGS
11842626

Gem $1360 Gem Original, Accurately Graded, Missouri Collection. I had a strong feeling that this gem original 1979 proof quarter would garner CAC approval and was proven correct. This is a superior Liberty Seated quarter proof at the PR64CAM grade level as fields offer watery texture and flashy reflections. Stunning might be the operative word! GFRC images simply cannot do this piece justice due to straight on lighting and imaging that only capture the gray and gold coloring. Tilting this piece, ever so slightly under bright light, releases bold mirrors. Reverse has a lovely dark blue toning arc from eagle's left wing up to the scroll. There is one lint mark below eagle and olive branch stem to mention. A gorgeous Liberty Seated proof quarter offering from the Missouri Collection that is fairly priced.
Seated 25C 1879 1879
F15 PCGS
32617844

Choice $425 Choice Original, Antique Gray, Accurately Graded, Tenafly Collection. A perfectly original example of the low mintage 1879 Philadelphia date. Mintage is only 13,600. Fields are covered with ebony gray patina allowing the main devices to contrast nicely in a circulated cameo manner. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Surface are choice for the grade with the obverse entirely blemish free while the reverse has two toned over ticks by the right wing. Believe me, they are not distracting on a seated quarter grading Fine 15. By the way, this is the only Fine 15 graded example at PCGS. Housed in their new 2015 style holder and another quality offering from the Tenafly Collection.
Seated 25C 1880 1880
F15 PCGS
31852884

Choice $395 Choice Original, Difficult Philadelphia Date, Accurately Graded, Mountain View Collection. Choice original surfaces with medium olive gray patina throughout obverse and reverse. Mintage is only 13,600 pieces with two graded at the F15 level. Surfaces are nearly blemish free with only a few scattered field ticks that are fully toned over. Overall, this piece warrants a choice quality rating. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. Another quality Seated quarter duplicate from the Mountain View Collection.
Seated 25C 1880 1880
F12 PCGS
32931092

Choice $375 Choice Original Surfaces, Circulated Cameo Eye Appeal, Accurately Graded, Mountain View Collection. 1880 was a low mintage year for dimes, quarter and half dollar denominations. There was ample small denomination coinage in circulation in the eastern United States and attention shifted to the striking of Morgan dollars. This 1880 strike features honest wear and a circulated cameo apperance given the contrasting dark gray fields and lighter main devices. Surfaces are free of any major distraction and are the result of honest wear. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A quality low mintage date quarter from the Mountain View Collection.
Seated 25C 1881 1881
F12 PCGS
32200051

Original $385 Original Gray, Difficult Philadelphia Date, Mountain View Collection. Original surfaces with light gray patina throughout obverse and reverse. Mintage is a tiny 12,000 pieces with five graded at the F12 level. Surfaces are entirely blemish free. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. A challenging date and strictly original Seated quarter duplicate from the Mountain View Collection.
Seated 25C 1883 1883
VG08 PCGS
32498327

Original $425 Original Gray, Net Graded, Rare In Circulated Grades. A rare Philadelphia 1883 strike and the only VG8 example graded by PCGS. The 1883 date is rare in all circulated grades with only (14) total pieces certified in the Fa2 through VF20 grades; (4) of the (14) are in Fa2 and AG3. This example has been net graded as the obverse is full F12 while the reverse has a worn left rim. Surfaces haver honest waer and are covered with medium gray patina. There are no distracting marks. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder.
Seated 25C 1886 1886
PR63CAM
PCGS
13654153
Briggs 1-A
Choice $1100 Frosty Devices, Watery Proof Fields, Attractive Combination, Conservative Grading, West Texas Collection. Just back from CAC with green bean approval. A choice later date Seated quarter proof with completely natural surfaces and no hairlines. Mirrors are quite reflective under transparent patina. Conservatively graded by PCGS with thoughts that a Gold bean approval might have been possible. Housed in older PCGS blue label holder with standard ring insert. A quality proof Seated quarter offering from the West Texas Collection.
Seated 25c 1886 1886
AU55 SEGS
8564018
Briggs 1-A
Original $1050 Rarest Philadephia Business Strike, Proof Like Surfaces, Light Rose Obverse Toning, Accurately Graded, Sunset Point Collection. The 1886 Philadelphia date sports a tiny business strike mintage of 5,000 piece and is the rarest Philly issue in the Liberty Seated quarter series. Separating circulation strikes from proof issues is quite challenging as both were struck with polished dies or using polished planchets. The 1886 business strike can be evaluated by two important diagnostic; die polish lines in the lower reverse shield and obverse stars having well defined centril. Proof issues are known to lack star centrils. This business strike offering, from the Sunset Point Collection, is strictly original, accurately graded and housed in SEGS holder. Both obverse and reverse fields are mirrored with the reverse having close to watery fields. All business strike diagnostic are available and evident, therefore SEGS provided an accurate attribution. PCGS population report indicates that few circulated examples are known and when brought to auction, the typical selling price is $1000 regardless of the assigned grade. I definitely would rather have a nice AU specimen in my collecting rather than a worn VF. Please give this offering special consideration regardless of the SEGS holder.
Seated 25C 1887 1887
PF67 PCGS
5564610

Gem $4350 Gem Proof, Deep Mirrors, Eye Appeal, Florida Collection.. An incredible 1887 Philadelphia proof strike and the first to be offered at GFRC. Mintage is limited to 710 pieces with four graded at the PCGS PR67 level and none higher. The offered example is clearly one of the finest example extant. Watery mirror dominate when swirling this proof quarter under any light source. The obverse is covered with a highly transparent layer of gold patina while the reverse is completely untoned and radiates an incredible amount of light from pristine surfaces. GFRC images are unable to provide an adequate perspective of the quality and eye appeal of this proof quarter. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. From the eclectic Florida Collection.
Seated 25C 1888 1888
PR63CAM PCGS
13654154
Briggs 1-A
Choice $925 Boldly Reflective Mirrors, Partial Golden Toning, Accurately Graded, West Texas Collection. Old time grading is found on this lovely 1888 Seated quarter proof strike. The Cameo designation is accurate with watery mirrored fields throughout obverse and reverse. A close inspection with 10x loupe while rotating the quarter under bright light revealed some faint obverse hairlines while the reverse is entirely blemish free. In hand viewing and overall appearance suggests a higher grade while a technical loupe inspection revealed the basis for PPR63 designation. There are two gray-gold toned regions otherwise a classic steely proof appearance. Housed in older PCGS blue label holder with standard ring insert. A quality piece from the West Texas Collection at a fair asking price.
Seated 25c 1888 1888
VF30 raw
Briggs 1-A
Original $525 Rare Date, Original Surfaces, Gray-Rose Patina, Sunset Point Collection. A rare and underrated date with low mintage of 10,000. Briggs considers the 1888 Philadelphia date as R5 rarity in all grades. This example offer mostly gray patina with rose coloring that appears under a light source. Strike appears bold with deep rims and a nicely rounded knee but stars have more of a flower petal appearance and many lack connected centrils. A rare date offering from the Sunset Point Collection that is fairly priced.
Seated 25C 1888 1888
VF20 PCGS
32237603

Original $585 Original, Even Gray Patina, Rare. Late Philadelphia strikes are always in demand and locating problem free examples is challenging. Offered here is the 1888 date with meager mintage of 10,000 pieces. This Seated quarter is accurately graded and strictly original with uniform medium grade surfaces. About the only complaint is a well toned over line through the obverse shield and a few tiny blemishes above Liberty's head. Fresh to market and housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder.
Seated 25C 1889 1889
MS65 PCGS
07692038

Gem $1685 New January 25! Gem Original, Vibrant Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Copper-Gray Patina, Accurately Graded. A gorgeous 1889 Philadephia quarter that screams old time originality and would fit nicely into my personal collector is a Seate dime. I liked this piece so much that it needed to be part of GFRC inventory. This is a no question gem original example with year's past accurate grade. Fields are entirely blemish free and major devices have a minute layer of mint frost. I've saved the best for last! The satiny cartwheel luster is spectacular due to transparent copper gray patina. Bright light viewing is just plain fun. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder. This piece is heading to CAC at the next opportunity.
Seated 25C 1891 1891
AU53 PCGS
82437691

Original $170 Original Light Gold Patina, Residual Luster, Accurately Graded, Saco River Collection. A last year of issue Liberty Seated quarter with light gold patina covering lustrous surfaces. The obverse offers darker shades with an ebony-gray toning area to the right of the shield. Strike is typical with nearly all star centrils being connected. There is one obverse blemish to the left of Liberty's face. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Another quality offering from the Saco River Collection.
Seated 25C 1891O 1891-O
F12
PCGS
25374205

Choice $1100 Rare Date and Under Appreciated, Choice Original, Gray Circulated Cameo Eye Appeal, Accurately Graded, White Pine Collection. For some unknown reason, the 1891 New Olreans just does not secure the respect it deserves in circulated grades. Mintage is only 68,000 pieces as the New Olreans mint was focused on striking Morgan dollars followed by Seated dimes. Seated quarters must have been an after thought with all entering circulation. Today the 1891-O date is a rarity only bested by the elusive 1849-O. Few examples survived to begin with let alone choice. I was pleasantly surprised when the October 2017 White Pine Collection consignment contained this lovely F12 example with CAC approval. Only two examples have been approved at the Fine 12 graded with another two at Fine 15. Total CAC population is 24 examples. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with edge view insert. Overall eye appeal is high due to darker gray fields that accentuated the lighter toned main devices. PCGS grading is conservative given the well struck obverse including nicely rounded stars and lower leg. An important GFRC offering for the advanced Liberty Seated quarter collector.
Seated 25C 1891O 1891-O
F15 PCGS
84741084

Original $1075 New January 19! Underrated Date, Woodbridge Collection. For unknown reasons, the 1891 New Olreansdate does not secure the respect it deserves in circulated grades. Mintage is only 68,000 pieces since the New Olreans mint was consumed with striking Morgan dollars followed by Seated dimes. Seated quarters must have been an after thought with all entering circulation. Today the 1891 New Orleans date is a rarity only second to the elusive 1849-O. Few examples survived with only 14 examples at the F15 grade level per PCGS population report. This original example is quite pleasing with contrasting light devices against the darker field gray fields. Obverse and reverse rims are sharp as the Fine 15 grade level is accurate. A close 10x loupe inspection revealed no blemishes worthy of mention. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. An important better date duplicate from the Woodbridge Collection.
Seated 25C 1891O 1891-O
VG08 PCGS
33105059

Original $675 Underrated Date, Original Gray, Honest Wear, Accurately Graded, West Texas Collection. An underrated date in the Liberty Seated quarter series that is always popular. 1891 New Orleans strikes were limited to 68,000 while the mint was so busy strike Seated dime and Morgan dollars. Survival rates in choice condition are anemic. This VG8 graded example is strictly original with nothing but honest wear. Obverse rims are sharp while there is some slight reverse rim wear at A(MERICA). If not for this rim weakness, this piece would have graded VG10. Blemishes are to a minimum with only two tiny reverse ticks mentioned for complete accurately. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A better date from the West Texas Collection for your circulated Seated quarter date and mint mark set.
Seated 25C 1891S 1891-S
MS63 NGC
3652526001

Choice $625 Choice Original, Luster and Eye Appeal. This is an exciting offering given the original toning and bold luster under bright light. In hand, this quarter presents a combination of mottled rose, gray and blues across the obverse and reverse. The images well illustrate the in hand appearance. Placing this coin under bright light bright allows the full cartwheel luster to accentuate the attractive coloring. NGC grading is accurate as I would expect stronger in hand luster for a higher grade. Housed in new NGC holder and worthy of consideration.