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 115 Coins for Sale. New coin(s) added on January 16, 2017

Photo Date Grade TPG Variety GFRC Rating Price Description Buy
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 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
AU50 raw

Original $185 Original, Light Gray, Residual Luster, Earlier Die State of U(NITE)D Cud Reverse. Surfaces are exactly as one would expect for strict originality. Obverse is covered with satiny gray patina while the reverse is even light gray. The reverse die used to strike this piece is shattered above U(NITE)D and is close to break apart. This piece is essentially blemish free except for a well hidden arc shaped line above (ST)ATES. From the Maine Collection and housed in Wayte Raymond for years.
Seated 25C 1856 1856
VF35 PCGS
20781483

Original New Price
$65
Original Crusty Gray, Attractive and Blemish Free, Alexandria Collection.. A strictly original example with uniform crusty gray patina. Accurately graded and no blemishes to discuss. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with serial number 20781483. Value priced and ready for inclusion into a type set.
Seated 25C 1856O 1856-O
EF40
PCGS
18310501

Choice $345 Choice Original, Gun Metal Gray Patina, Woodlands Collection. Conservative grading is in order on this strictly original 1856 New Orleans quarter from the Woodlands Collection. I believe this is the Briggs 7-F die pairing but don't hold me to it as the Briggs book is difficult to use at times. Surfaces are an even gun metal gray color during in hand viewing while bright light exposed some blues on the obverse and rose hues on the reverse. Strike is typical and there are no blemishes. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval is warranted. The light reverse area by UNITE(D ST)ATES is lighting reflections during photography. The reverse is even gray as is the obverse. Definitely a quality example.
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
EF45
PCGS
24592187
Briggs 7-F
Choice $425 Choice Original, Well Struck, Mottled Gray Patina, Accurately Grade. Simply a wonderful original example with thick gray/brown patina across obverse and reverse that covers underlying luster. Strike is above average with the only weakness noted on reverse in the usual lower eagle's left leg. Feathers are all defined. CAC validation of the eye appeal and originality. Interestingly, this New Orleans date has a relative high population in VF and EF40 grades but quickly reduces in AU with corresponding price increase. Housed in 2012 generation PCGS holder with new edge view insert.
Seated 25C 1856S 1856-S
EF40 PCGS
81048682

Choice $3000 Scarce Date/Grade, Choice Original Gray, Hammered Strike, Accurately Graded, Saw Mill Run Collection. A challenging second year San Francisco strike in any grade let alone having strictly original surfaces at the EF40 grade level. One immediately will note the hammered strike as all devices are crisply defined. There is no device weakness to be found whatsoever. Surfaces are covered with medium gray patina with the typical slightly darker coloring surrounding stars and reverse legend. A close 10x loupe inspection for blemishes reveales some faint chatter in the right obverse field and on Liberty's mid section but nothing distracting. The reverse is entirely blemish free. Let's remember the mintage of only 286,00 and a PCGS population of (6) pieces. Survival rates for smaller denomination San Francisco coinage is quite low due to heavy circulation. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. An important offering from the Saw Mill Run consignor and worthy of an advanced collection.
Seated 25C 1856S 1856-S
VF30 raw

Original $850 New January 16! 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 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 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 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 1857S 1857-S
F15 raw

Cleaned $450 Scarce Date, Old Clean, Unevenly Retoned, West Texas Collection. A semi-key date that is so challenging to locate choice. When located choice this date easily moves into four figures. The offered example is an excellent filler piece for a date/mintmark set. Surfaces were probably dipped a long time ago with the obverse retoning with mottled deep gold and gray coloring. The reverse has acquired blotchy gray coloring also. Strike is typical for the date while the surfaces are entirely blemish free. MIntage is only 82,000 with a low survival rate.
Seated 25C 1857S 1857-S
F15 PCGS
31791330

Original $465 New December 4! Important Semi Key San Francisco Date, Original Surfaces, Mountain View Collection . 1857 San Francisco mintate is only 82,000 with typical low survival rate. Few examples are know choice in most any grade. This Mountain View specimen offered strictly original surfaces along with desirable gray patina. Surface coloring turns to ebony around the stars and reverse legend. Reverse is quite bold with the obverse strike being typicall. Obverse has one well toned over vertical line through the shield. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder and accurately graded. Another important offering from the Mountain View Collection.
Seated 25C 1858 1858
AU50 PCGS
27609077

Original $185 Original, Bright Light Eye Appeal, Central California Collection. The images accompanying this listing are down right bad and do not convey the true bright light beauty of this piece. In hand appearance is mostly even light gray toning with darker rose and ebony blue. Not exciting to say the least. But placing under bright light brings about a completely different view and helps explain why the consignor added this piece to his collection. Under bright light, the obverse turns to pretty rose with the darker region a deep blue. The reverse is even more exciting with a rainbow ring through the legend and denomination. The strike is generally flat but there are no blemishes. This is a colorful bright light coin for not too much money. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with edge view insert.
Seated 25C 1858 1858
EF40 raw

Original $100 Original Medium Gray, Upstate New York Collection. A strictly original example with uniform gray patina. Under bright light, the rims exhibit some darker gold hues. There is a tiny rim obverse rim bruise by Star 10. Housed in ANACS blue label holder.
Seated 25C 1858 1858
EF40 PCGS
31342040

Choice $100 Choice Original, Even Medium Gray. I enjoy taking in strictly original Seated coinage in trade. For example, this piece was previously purchased from GFRC as a raw piece, holdered and then traded back on other purchases at the Central States show. Surfaces are covered with an even medium gray patina while the fields and devices are blemish free. PCGS grading was conservative as the reverse eagle feathers are nice and crisp with minimum wear. Under bright light, some faint luster remains in the fields while the coloring changes to gray/brown. Housed in new PCGS reverse hologram holder.
Seated 25C 1858 1858
EF40 ANACS
4107541

Original $120 Super Bright Light Eye Appeal, Original, Upstate New York Collection. In hand appearance per GFRC images is accurately shown. Adding a light source is where the fun really begins. The obverse glows with rose center and pretty blue rim surrounding the stars while reverse is an even rose. Housed in blue label ANACS holder. Typical of the Upsate New York collection.
Seated 25C 1858 1858
EF45 NGC

Original $125 Original, Uniform Medium Gray Surfaces. Accurately graded example with uniform medium gray surfaces. Well struck and housed in new NGC holder.
Seated 25C 1858 1858
VF20 raw

Original $37 Nice and Original for Assigned Grade. A common date with medium gray toning throughout obverse and reverse.
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 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 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 1858S 1858-S
EF40 PCGS
18543863

Choice $4000 Scarce Date/Grade, Choice Original, Uniform Aquamarine/Gray Patina, Well Graded, Saw Mill Run Collection. Ok, where do I start with the description for this lovely 1858 San Francisco quarter? One immediately noted the choice surfaces and the attractive gun metal gray patina that includes gold and aquamarine when placed under a light source. This rare date quarter is perfectly original and belongs in an advanced collection. Strike is typical with weakness on Liberty's head and gown line, otherwise the reverse strike is quite good with nearly all arrow feather defined. This piece is essentially blemish free with only a tiny line in the field at the right wing and shared for full disclosure. The 1858-S date is an extreme rarity in mint state as few are none. Population in EF40 and EF45 are in the low teens but I suspect that many are marginal pieces and not fully choice and original as the offered example. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. An important offering from the Saw Mill Run consignor and worthy of your consideration if building an advanced Liberty Seated quarter set.
Seated 25C 1858S 1858-S
G4 PCGS
32289945

Original $335 Original Honest Wear, Even Gray, Very Scarce. Small mintage of 121,000 and only (4) examples are certified by PCGS at the G4 grade level. This example exhibits plenty of honest wear but still retains a nice even gray patina that is associated with original silver surfaces. Obverse rim is complete while the reverse does have some wear into the legend and denomination. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder.
Seated 25C 1859 1859
VF30 raw

Original $175 Type II Obverse Paired with Type II Reverse, Rare Variety, Attractive Toning . What a wonderful example of the most difficult 1859 transitional die pairings. Both Type II Obverse and Reverse hub dies were employed to strike this piece. Surfaces are original with old album base rose patina along with aquamarine and gold at the rims. An attractive example to complete an 1859 Transitional variety set.
Seated 25C 1859S 1859-S
G4 PCGS
26467356

Original $385 Original, Honest Wear, Fresh to Market. Another offering from recently broken up accumulation of semi key dates in AG/G grades. The 1859 San Francisco date is always challenging with some availability in the G-VG grade range as Briggs assign an R3+ rating. The offered example is fully problem free with just honest wear. Surfaces are covered with medium gray patina that has some rose mixed in. Housed in 2012 generation PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert; serial number Another offering from recently broken up accumulation of semi key dates in AG/G grades. The 1859 San Francisco date is always challenging with some availability in the G-VG grade range as Briggs assign an R3+ rating. The offered example is fully problem free with just honest wear. Surfaces are covered with medium gray patina that has some rose mixed in. Housed in 2012 generation PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert.
Seated 25C 1860 1860
AU50
PCGS
16142732

Choice $315 Choice Original, Light Gray Patina. A strictly original example with uniform light gray patina on the obverse and faint gold on the reverse. There is ample luster and no blemishes to note. Conservatively graded with the CAC approval being warranted. Housed in old PCGS holder with blue label and standard right insert. The images are an excellent representation of the coin's in hand appearance.
Seated 25C 1860 1860
AU50 raw

Market Acceptable $185 Luster, Old Album Toning, Accurate Grading. An attractive piece with considerable luster especially on the reverse. Obverse has faint gold center that transitions to deep gold with some blue at the rim. Reverse is mostly untoned with faint gold at the immediate rim. There are no blemishes worth noting on this lovely piece.
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
EF40+ 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 1860O 1860-O
AU55 PCGS
26233182

Choice $1100 Scarce Grade, Gun Metal Gray and Golden Hues, Accurately Graded, Fully Struck, Saw Mill Run Collection. Wow! What a strike on this AU55 1860 New Orleans quarter. All the devices are crisply defined on both obverse and reverse including full facial details and hair curls along with eagle claws and those persky arrow feathers. Surfaces are covered with a light to medium golden rose patina that is transparent to the underlying luster. Adding a light source exposes that luster, which is subtlely flashy. There are no blemishes whatsoever after checking with a 10x loupe. Housed in 2012 transitional PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert and worthy of an advanced collector. A better date at the AU grade level and a quality duplicate from the Saw Mill Run consignor.
Seated 25C 1860O 1860-O
VF20 raw
Briggs 2-B
Original $100 Broken O Reverse, Briggs 2-B Late Die State. Even medium gray toning throughout obverse and reverse. Broken O mintmark is partial visible but does take close inspection. There is one toned over mark by the rock otherwise the surfaces are clear of anomalies.
Seated 25C 1860O 1860-O
VF30 raw
Briggs 2-B
Original $125 Original, Broken O Reverse, Late Die State, Seal Beach Collection. Surfaces are not question original and covered with a light to medium gray patina. This is a late die state Briggs 2-B example with the mintmark nearly effaced. There are some random ticks on the obverse consistent with the grade along with a reverse rim bump at (S)TATES. From an old album type set in the Seal Beach collection and time to move this one to a new collection.
Seated 25C 1860S 1860-S
PO01 PCGS
33489290

Original $335 Key Date, Honest Wear, Gray Surfaces, Michigan Collection. Excessive honest wear is the best way to describe this surviving 1860 San Francisco strike. The date digits are clear while the upper half of the mintmark is visible. Obverse has toned over lines. GFRC images accurately capture the surface conditions and toning. Fresh to market and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Seated 25C 1861 1861
EF40 raw

Choice $85 Choice Original, Type II Reverse. Original uniform medium gray patina covers both obverse and reverse. Under bright light, the fields retain some mild luster. Fields and devices are blemish free. A nice original seated quarter for the selective collector and would fit nicely into Dansco album.
Seated 25C 1861 1861
EF40
PCGS
12415574

Choice $165 Choice Original, Bold Strike, West Coast Collection. A strictly original 1861 example as we have come to expect from the West Coast consignments. Strike is full with all head/hair curls and complete star centrils. Surfaces are covered with natural medium gray patina and are fully blemish free. Housed in older PCGS holder with blue label and standard ring insert. CAC approval is definitely warranted.
Seated 25C 1861 1861
EF45 raw

Choice $135 New November 30! Type II Reverse, Strictly Original and Choice. Deep gray/ebony patina covers this strictly original quarter. Strike is bold with fully defined hair curls, upper gown outline and fingers on pole. Reverse strike is similiar with strong feathers and claws. Light wear is evident on highest points but completed toned. Fields are blemish free. This is simply a choice example for the grade if originality is the collecting goal.
Seated 25C 1861 1861
MS63

Choice $695 Choice Original, Lustrous Rose/Gold Patina, Full Strike, Previously Holdered as NGC #3386365-004. This lovely 1861 Philadelphia struck quarter previously resided in NGC MS63 holder. GFRC images well represent the in hand appearance which is dominated by rose and gold patina near the obverse rim with a few darker streaks on the reverse. Bright light viewing results in most of the toning melting away with faint rose across obverse and reverse with immediate obverse rim being blue along with reverse toning streaks. Strike is complete with full facial details/hair curls along with all star centrils being connected. There are numerous die clashing marks throughout obverse and reverse and no blemishes to mention. The NGC label is included with the purchase.
Seated 25c 1862 1862
AU55
PCGS
32830305

Choice HOLD
$255
New November 23! Choice Original, Uniform Gray Patina, Golden Luster under Bright Light, Fully Struck, Tenafly Collection. CAC Approval On November 22! I look at many coins each day. There are some that are a joy to work with and then there are the average pieces. This 1862 Seated quarter is one of the fun coins for writing descriptions. Strike is hammered and you know I'm a big fan of complete strikes. Surfaces are choice original with semi transparent patina that exposes ample luster under bright light. With a light source, the obverse turns to glowing gold while the reverse introduces some light blues in the center. There is one toned over tick on the lower gown that needs to be mentioned for complete accuracy. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder and strong quality from the Tenafly Collection.
Seated 25C 1862 1862
VG10 PCGS
11944126

Choice $55 Choice Original, Even Gray, West Coast Collection. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert.
Seated 25C 1862S 1862-S
AU55 raw

Cleaned $525 Light Gray, Hammered Strike, Old Cleaning with Faint Hairlines, Much Better Date, West Texas Collection. A near mint state example of the 1862 San Francisco date. Mintage is a small 67,000 with typical low survival rate. During in hand inspection, the offered example has plenty of luster coupled with light gray surfaces. Strike is hammered and provides access to all device details. Close inspection with 10x loupe revealed faint obverse hairlines while angling the coin under bright light. This lines are consistent with a professional light clean. I've assigned an AU55 grade as the clean has dulled the highest point susceptible to friction. Pricing has been significant lowered to a fair level. Not every surviving piece of Seated coinage era can be choice original with examples like this available at a significant discount. From the West Texas Collection.
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 1862S 1862-S
VF25 PCGS
28268437

Original $650 New January 16! 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 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 1864 1864
G06 PCGS
32237655

Choice $185 Choice Original, Bold Rims, Difficult Civil War Date, Conservative Grading, Mountain View Collection. Actually, this is a strong example at the PCGS assigned G6 grade level. Obverse and reverse rims are boldly intact with most denticles still being well defined. Surfaces are strictly original and covered with dark gray patina. Mintage was limited to 93,600 pieces as silver bullion was scarce throughout the Union during the Civil War. Only eight pieces have been graded by PCGS below Fine 12. This example is one of the few available in lower circulated grades and is choice. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Just another quality duplicate from the Mountain View Collection.
Seated 25C 1864S 1864-S
F12 PCGS
12227774

Choice $1850 Key Date, Choice Original, Accurately Graded, Mountain View Collection. Definitely a challenging Civil War San Francisco date with a tiny mintage of 20,000 pieces. Only two mint state examples have been grade by PCGS with most surviving pieces appearing in the VG8 to VF25 range. The offered example has choice surfaces and considerable eye appeal for the assigned F12 grade level. A uniform gray patina covers obverse and reverse and sports some rose hues. A careful 10x loupe inspection revealed no blemishes whatsoever. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. Another quality duplicate being released from the Mountain View Collection and ready for a new home in an advanced collection.
Seated 25C 1865 1865
F12 PCGS
33167796

Original $300 Better Civil War Date, Original Gray, Accurately Graded. A nice surviving specimen from the Civil War era. Mintage is only 58,800 for this 1865 quarter struck in Philadelphia. Locating silver bullion for coinage was an ongoing problem for the Philadelphia mint as compared to San Francisco. This specimen is original with even medium gray patina covering the entire reverse and most of the obverse. PCGS grading is accurate. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Another quality piece from the Mountain View Collection.
Seated 25C 1865 1865
PF65CAMEO PCGS
10478697
Briggs 3-B
Gem $4600 Gem Original Proof, Old Album Toning, Silicon Valley Collection. How does one write a description for this stunning Liberty Seated quarter proof without the over usage of superlatives? If I get carried away, then please forgive me.... Upon viewing this lovely piece, one immediately is struck by the old album bullseye toning with light rose/gold centers that transition to an aquamarine ring andf finally yellow gold at the extreme rims. Under bright light, the coloring is simpler with rose centers and sky blue rings surrounding the stars and legend. What a magnificent piece with PCGS Cameo designation. Yes, the images do indicate there is a faint blemish in right obverse field and it is believed that this quarter could have graded PF66 without this anomaly. Mintage is a meager 500 pieces. PCGS pop report indicates PF65 (6), PF66 (3) and PF68 (1). Most HA appearances are those with untoned surfaces while this offering brings substantial character and eye appeal. Housed in old PCGS holder with blue label and standard ring insert. What a magnificent offering from the Silicon Valley Collection.
Seated 25C 1865S 1865-S
G6 PCGS
32666568

Original $350 Better Date, Honest Wear, Gun Metal Gray Patina, Michigan Collection. A better Civil War date with limited mintage of 41,000. Typically seen in the lower circulated grades. This Good 6 example offers decent contrast between darker gray fields and lighter main devices. Obverse rim is completely with the reverse rim is worn down to the right of the arrow points. There are no blemishes to discuss. Fresh to market and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Seated 25C 1866S 1866-S
F15 PCGS
28633490

Original $1635 Bold Strike, Original Light Olive Gray Surfaces, Conservative Grading. From a meager mintage of 28,000 pieces, this surviving piece sports strict original surfaces that are covered with an even light to medium patina. The strike is much better than average with deep obverse denticles and rims. Reverse rims do not exhibit typical weakness mentioned by Briggs. Reverse feathers on left wing are strong and consistent with VF20 grade while right wing has some weakness that is strike related. This is first year with the motto IN GOD WE TRUST. The scroll edges and letters are well defined. A superior example for the holdered grade. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder.
Seated 25C 1866S 1866-S
G6
PCGS
33260478

Gem HOLD
$700
New January 19! Gem Original, Rare Date, Accurately Graded, Woodbridge Collection. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. CAC approval recognizes the gem surfaces and accurate grading. A quality offering from the Woodbridge Collection.
Seated 25C 1867 1867
AG3 PCGS
32237656

Original $325 Original, Honest Wear, Even Gray Patina. Surfaces are well worn and covered with dirty light gray patina that is original. There are no blemishes to note as this piece is problem free. Housed in new 2015 PCGS holder.
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 1867 1867
EF40
PCGS
31385926

Choice $2100 New November 23! 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
F15 NGC
2666639002

Choice $725 Choice Original, Rich Gun Metal Gray/Blue Toning, Eye Appeal, Woodbridge Collection. A choice original 1867 Philadelphia strike with ebony/gray patina throughout the obverse and reverse fields. The contrast between the lighter main devices and darker fields results in some darn nice eye appeal for a quarter graded F15. Surfaces are entirely blemish free perfectly original; yes, I'm repeating myself but wish for this point to be understood. Mintage is a low 20,000 pieces. I would challenge GFRC customer to try to locate a better example at the F15 grade level as this offering is so attractive. Housed in newer NGC holder and ready for a new home in an advanced Seated quarter collection. Definitely worthy of a CAC submission.
Seated 25C 1867 1867
VF25 PCGS
26685951

Choice New Price
$1400
Choice Original, Eye Appeal, Aquamarine Centers and Golden Rims, Conservative Grading, Kansas Collection. Thought this 1867 quarters only graded VF25, it provides eye appeal that is superior to examples grading full EF. Mintage is a tiny 20,000 pieces as the Philadelphia mint struggled with locating silver bullion during and immediately after the Civil War. Surfaces are perfectly original with dark aquamarine centers (obverse and reverse) that are nicely framed with a ring of gold surrounding the stars and legend. This lovely quarter glows when a light source is added. Grading is conservative too. Housed in 2012/2013 transitional PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert. Asking price may be seen as high when compared to the price guides but please study the actual coin and not the assigned PCGS grade when considering a purchase. I don't make a habit of over pricing quality coins.
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
PR60 PCGS OGH
8319862

Original $675 Attractive Example, Faint Hairlines, Conservatively Graded in Today's Market, West Texas Collection. Libert Seated proof strike example that is housed in PCGS old green holder and graded PR60. This example has decent eye appeal and is untoned except for a thin gold ring at the obverse and reverse rims. Obverse has some wispy hairlines that can be seen when angling the coin under a light source. These hairlines are faint and I've seen worst in in recently graded PF62 holders. Conservative grading considering today's grading standards. A desirable example for those seeking out a proof Liberty Seated quarter example for type set without breaking the bank. Off the market for several decades and from the West Texas Collection.
Seated 25C 1869 1869
F15 PCGS
32937475

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
G4 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
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
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 1870 1870
EF45 PCGS
32634916

Choice New Price
$400
Choice Original, Gun Metal Gray Patina, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded. A superior 1870 quarter at the assigned EF45 grade level. This crisply struck example offers choice original surfaces. Both obverse and reverse are covered with a uniform gun metal gray during in hand viewing. Adding a light source exposes pretty light blue obverse patina while the reverse shifts to golden gray. There are no blemishes to discuss. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder and the second time through GFRC inventory after being upgraded by the Kansas consignor.
Seated 25C 1870 1870
VF35
PCGS
80655387

Choice $315 New November 23! Crusty Thick Original Patina, Underrated Date, Accurately Graded. CAC Approval On November 22! Philadelphia mintages for Seated quarters did not recover after the Civil War resulting in underrated dates from 1868 through 1871. The 1870 date is challenging to locate with a tiny mintage of 86,400 pieces struck. PCGS pop report indicates VF30 (8) VF35 (6) EF40 (15) which is rather small. When considering originality and potential mishandling, that are few nice choice pieces available. This example is simply crusty original and completely blemish free. A wise selection by an astute Liberty Seated quarter specialist. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Seated 25C 1871 1871
EF40 raw

Choice HOLD
$295
New January 16! Choice Original, Crusty Gun Metal Gray, Blemish Free and Nice! Better Philadelphia Date. 1871 Seated dimes are quite underrated given their meager mintage of 118,200. PCGS population is EF40 is only. Think about that for a moment…. This example offers crusty original surfaces that are perfectly original. Natural gun metal gray covers both obverse and reverse. Strike is typical for the date and Type 2 obverse design. A solid example that will easily grade at any TPG.
Seated 25C 1871 1871
EF45 PCGS
32959772

Choice $350 Choice Original, Uniform Medium Gray Patina, Accurately Graded. A strictly original Philadelphia strike with limited mintage of 118,200 pieces. Choice surfaces are covered with a uniform medium gray patina. Well struck with all star centril connected and head details defined. A closed 10x loupe inspection revealed no blemishes worth mentioning. A quality Seated quarter for the selective collector.
Seated 25C 1872 1872
VF30 NGC
2041026040
Briggs 1-B
Original $175 Original Gray, W 57th St Collection. Infrequently seen due to a meager 182,000 mintage for this Reconstruction Philadelphia date. Surface are toned an even medium gray and essentially blemish free. Housed in new NGC holder with Stack's W 57th St. Collection label. Overall an attractive example.
Seated 25c 1872 1872
EF40 PCGS
32030285

Original New Price
$275
Near Choice, Fully Struck, Pretty Obverse Blue Arc Toning, Accurately Graded. A strictly original 1872 Philadelphia strike with medium gun metal gray surfaces. Under a light source, the obverse shifts to light rose/gold center toning well framed by a sky blue ring surrounding the stars and date punched. Reverse toning is much more transparent and melts under bright light. This piece is well struck with no weak points. Previously purchased from GFRC and upgraded by the Kansas consignor. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder.
Seated 25C 1872 1872
VF35 raw

Original $175 Original Medium Gray, Attractive, Slightly Better Date, West Texas Collection. A better Philadelphia date with low mintage of 182,000. Surfaces are strictly original with crusty gray patina through out obverse and reverse. Fairly price and from the West Texas Collection.
Seated 25C 1873 1873
With Arrows
EF45 PCGS
30631939

Choice HOLD
$300
New December 22! Rainbow Bullseye Toning, Choice Reflective Surfaces, Accurately Graded, Upstate New York Collection. Iridescent rainbow toning provides substantial eye appeal for this 1873 Philadelphia strike resulting in a JUST BUY IT NOW designation. Yes, the assigned PCGS grade is EF45 but this grade seems out of touch with the coin in the holder due to eye appeal. Obverse toning consists of a deep rose center that is surrounded by sky blue and gold rings at the stars. The reverse is toned with mostly rose that surround a small aquamarine center. Strike is deeply impressed across obverse and reverse adding to the overall attractiveness. There are no blemishes worth mentioning. This piece may have some technical wear but the eye appeal is well above the EF45 grade level. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. Another eye appealing offering from the Upstate New York Collection.
Seated 25C 1873 1873
PF60 raw

Cleaned $395 Proof Strike, Lightly Cleaned and Retoned, Gun Metal Gray/Blue Surfaces with Mottled Rose/Gold. A proof strike that colorful surfaces including blues, gray, rose and gold. A careful 10x loupe review reveals faint hairlines in the obverse field with some traces on the reverse. These hairlines probably result from a careful clean followed by chemical toning. Bright light viewing results in glowing golden surfaces and attractive. Priced accordingly.
Seated 25C 1873 1873
No Arrows
VF20 raw
Open 3
Original $185 Open 3 Variety, Overall Scarce Date, Crusty Original Gray, Seal Beach Collection. A challenging 1873 No Arrow variety as the Open 3 is available but quite scarce while the Closed 3 is very rare. The offered example from the Seal Beach Collection is an opportunity for the date and mintmark collector to secure a no question original No Arrows example at a reasonable. Surfaces are covered with crusty gray patina and the only blemish seen is a toned over mark in the upper right field by the cap. 1873 Open 3 examples sell above the price guides as their scarcity is not well understood.
Seated 25C 1874 1874
With Arrows
VF20 PCGS
15406738

Original $80 Crusty Original, Even Light Gray, West Coast Collection. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert.
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
VF25 PCGS
29784228
Briggs 3-A
Choice $175 Choice Original, Uniform Light Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Tenafly Collection. I really like this 1874 San Francisco struck piece at the VF25 grade level and believe it to be worthy of a JUST BUY IT NOW designation. The surfaces are choice, the strike is uniform and the coloring is what one expects for antique silver. Mintage is only 392,000. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder and another quality duplicate from the Tenafly Collection.
Seated 25C 1875 1875
VF25 raw

Gem HOLD
$55
Gem Original, Eye Appeal. Common date but excellent selection for as a type coin in mid grade set. Pretty obverse ring toning with dark blue/gold at the stars turning to gray gold in the centers. Reverse is an even medium gray with subtle rose highlights. Just honest wear with no marks and probably sat in an old album for years.
Seated 25C 1875CC 1875-CC
G4 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 1875S 1875-S
Small S
MS61 NGC
3462263018
Briggs 1-A
Choice New Price
$775
Choice Eye Appeal, Proof Like. Struck from heavily polished dies that lowered the relief of devices and legend. This piece exactly matches Briggs' descriptions with weakness at the date, QUAR DO and the legend. However, the fields are very flashy and proof like especially on the reverse. Surfaces are covered in a light rose/gold patina that lights up easily due to the PL fields. So why is this only graded MS61. The obverse is fully blemish free and perfect while the reverse has roller marks or lines when minted and toned. Otherwise, this quarter could easily grade higher. For the assigned grade and pricing, I believe this piece presents excellent value if you collect proof like seated coinage of any denomination. ....please note that the reverse wispy line is on the holder and not on the coin. Housed in new NGC holder.
Seated 25C 1875S 1875-S
VG10 raw

Original $65 Even Gray, Better Date. A better date that is always found weakly struck. Surfaces are an even gray. Perfect for mid circulated grade Dansco set.
Seated 25c 1876 1876
AU55 PCGS
30835200
Briggs 6-F
Original New Price
$225
Original Golden Gray Patina, Repunched Date, Accurately Graded. A strictly original example with bold repunching within the inner loop of the 6 digit. Obverse is covered with golden gray patina and ample luster during bright light viewing. Reverse is beautifully toned with rose center surrounded by sky blue rims. Essentially fully struck with only slight weakness within the left obverse stars. Previous sold by GFRC on behalf of the Virginia Collection and now back for a second sale. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. A rock solid Liberty Seated quarter for the selective collector.
Seated 25C 1876 1876
EF45 raw

Choice $100 Choice Original, Type II Reverse. An unassuming seated quarter in hand that is strictly original. Surfaces are toned a dirty gray with the reverse being a tad lighter than the obverse. There are no blemished on this piece. Just honest wear and original surfaces.
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
Small CC
MS63
NGC
690089003
Briggs 6-E
Choice $1500 New November 23! Choice Original, Accurate Grading. CAC Approval On November 22! A special offering for advanced Seate quarter collectors who are fans of strictly originality. Some collectors enjoy owning pieces with old album bullseye toning while others collect even gray specimens. This piece falls in the latter category with ample luster under bright light coupled with uniform golden gray patina covering both the obverse and reverse surfaces. There are no blemishes either. Obverse strike is perfectly hammered while the lower reverse indicates weakness that is from a lapped or eroded die. Housed in early NGC holder. This is the second time that I've handled this quarter. It originated from an old Maine collection and previously off the market for at least 15 years. I guarantee that the appearance will be better in hand than on my images. Oh...there is no CAC attempt on this piece and I would make a small wager that it would CAC.
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 1876S 1876-S
EF40 raw

Choice $85 Choice Original, Type II Reverse, Medium S. A lovely example with strong contrast between the fields and main devices. Obverse and reverse centers are toned lighter gray which transitions to medium gray around the stars and legend. This piece is completely blemish free. The Type II reverse has a medium S that slopes left but difficult to attribute given the large number of potential reverse dies. This is a really quarter at an attractive price.
Seated 25c 1876S 1876-S
MS63
PCGS
21943662

Gem $650 Gem Original, Multi Color Patina, Cartwheel Luster, Eye Appeal, West Coast Collection. A common San Francisco date in uncommon condition and so well preserved. I've assigned a Gem quality rarity given the superior eye appeal under a light source. Strong cartwheel luster activates transparent rose, blues, gold and aquamarine patina when viewed under a light source. Surfaces are entirely blemish free. Strike is complete with nicely rounded stars, deeply impressed hair curls and crisp eagles feathers and claws. Definitely better struck than most 1876-S quarters seen. This lovely quarter is indeed a gem at the MS63 assigned grade level and CAC agreement with green bean sticker. Housed in older PCGS blue label holder with standard ring insert.
Seated 25C 1877 1877
F12 PCGS
9529650

Original $45 Crusty Original, Medium Gray, West Coast Collection. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert.
Seated 25C 1877 1877
MS61 PCGS
82255735

Original $450 New December 30! Choice Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Conservative Grading, Osprey Collection. Frosty cartwheel luster is the primary attraction for this lovely 1877 Philadelphia struck quarter. A no question original example with a hint of gold toning at the obverse rim. Fields have a small amount of chatter that explains the assigned MS61 graded. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. An attractive example at a reasonable price from the Osprey Collection.
Seated 25C 1877 1877
VF25 raw

Choice $50 Choice Original Gray. A strictly original quarter with uniform light gray patina throughout obverse and reverse. Nice eye appeal. There is a very faint obverse line to the right of Liberty to Star 10 that is mentioned for complete accuracy but does not detract in any way. Perfect for a circulated Dansco date/mintmark set or a type set.
Seated 25C 1877CC 1877-CC
Large CC
VF20 raw

Original $80 Large CC Mintmark, Original. Nice even medium gray throughout obverse and reverse. A few tiny reverse ticks on eagle that are long again toned over.
Seated 25C 1877CC 1877-CC
VF30 PCGS
80655391
Unlisted
Choice $135 Unlisted Die Pairing, Choice Crusty Original, Accurately Graded. A perfectly original 1877 Carson City quarter with crusty gun metal gray patina. This piece is quite choice with uniform strike and no blemishes whatsoever. A strong example for those that appreciate strict originality. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
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
AU50 raw
Briggs 3-C
Choice $110 Medium S, Choice Original, Uniform Gray. An accurately graded example with ample luster under the light gold/gray patina. There are no blemishes whatsoever on this lovely example. Perfect for a Dansco set given the eye appeal and originality.
Seated 25C 1877S 1877-S
MS64
PCGS
20806364

Gem $850 New December 22! Gem Original, Frosty Obverse Cartwheel Luster, Mirrored Reverse Surfaces, Gorgeous Eye Appeal, Upstate New Year Collection . A no question gem quarter that is perfectly original and tickles the eyes. CAC agreed and assigned green bean approval at the MS64 grade level. The GFRC images are rather poor in capturing the incredible cartwheel luster and bright light appearance. When adding a light source, the transparent obverse mottled gray patina shifts to faint sky blue center which is in turn surrounded by a golden ring. Interestingly, the reverse offers watery mirrored fields and even rose patina. Both obverse and reverse strikes are hammered while a few obverse micro ticks are seen and consistent with the assigned grade. Housed in older PCGS holder with standard ring insert. CAC Approval. Another top quality offering from the Upstate New York Collection.
Seated 25C 1877S 1877-S
VF20 raw
Briggs 9-I
Original $45 Medium S, Original Surfaces. A lovely original piece with uniform medium gray patina and will easily grade at TPG.
Seated 25C 1877S 1877-S
VF30 raw

Original $50 Original Deep Gray Surfaces, Seal Beach Collection. This 1877 San Francisco quarter is no question original but has some faint obverse porosity. Priced accordingly.
Seated 25C 1878 1878
MS63 PCGS
30631941

Choice $600 Super Originality, Gray/Golden Patina and Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Colorado Collection. Let's open the description by saying that this lovely Seated quarter is a Gerry Fortin JUST BUY IN NOW recommendation! I love this later date seated quarter and believe you will also. Why? Perfect old time gray patina that is quite transparent to the underlying luster immediately catches my eyes. Strike is hammered with well rounded stars; every star plus crip head and hair curls. Reverse is also fully struck. Add a light source, and coloring shifts to deep gold at the rims and cartwheel luster is exposed. This attractive quarter is so choice and has never been messed with. Anyone interested should give this piece a shot and secure in hand viewing. You will not what to give it back, beleive me! Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder and worthy of a CAC submission.
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 1878 1878
VF30 raw
Briggs 2-B
Original $65 Original Pleasing Medium Gray. A nice 1878 example with medium gray patina and darker shades around the main devices. The Briggs Reverse B is polished with considerable weakness at the legend. Accurately graded and more difficult than the common dates.
Seated 25C 1878CC 1878-CC
VF35 PCGS
18197038

Original New Price
$200
Original, Light Gray. A desirable specimen with even light to medium gray patina that is original in nature. Accurately graded with devices that are free of blemishes. Typical weakness in the lower right wing and claws should not be confused with wear.
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
MS62 PCGS
32972897
Briggs 1-A
Choice New Price
$1750
Bold Strike, Upstate New York Collection. One sees the Canceled Die Obverse variety in circulated grades but this is the first mint state example handled at GFRC. Frosty luster dominates on this choice specimen. Every tiny metal stress line along with major devices elements are deeply struck and a joy to examine. The stars are bold and fully rounded while the eagle feathers provide intricate details. There are no blemishes to discuss either. The long diagonal die scratch across Liberty is also crisp. In hand viewing is suggested as the images don't fully capture the luster. A faint layer of golden patina is seen at the rims. Fresh to market and housed in new 2015 PCGS holder.
Seated 25C 1879 1879
EF45
PCGS
24826982

Choice $525 New November 30! Near Gem, Eye Appeal, Conservative Grading, Low Mintage Date, Port Matilda Collection.. A wonderful example of the low mintage 1879 Philadelphia strike in a perfect collector grade. Mintage is only 13,600 leading to limited availability in circulated grades. PCGS population report indicates only (15) holdered in EF40 and EF45 while there are exactly (200) pieces holdered in all Mint State grades. Of course, the mint state examples are priced at substantial premiums over EF graded pieces. What is there to no like about this EF45 example with CAC approval? Surfaces retain some glowing luster under semi transparent rose/gray patina. The reverse performs especially well under bright light with sky blue hues. Strike is complete and the grading is conservative. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval and highly recommended for overal quality.
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 1879 1879
F15 raw

Choice $425 Choice Original, Medium Gray Patina, Blemish Free, Tough Late Philadelphia Stike. Late Philadelphia strikes are always in demand and locating problem free examples is challenging. Offered here is an 1879 example with small mintage of 13,600 pieces. Demand for small silver denomination coinage dropped off dramatically after 1878 and is seen on dime, quarter and half dollar series starting in 1879 as very low mintage years. I really like this choice example as about as perfect as one could expect at the Fine15 grade level. Surfaces have honest wear and uniform gray patina. There are no blemishes to discuss. This piece will easily grade at TPGs.
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 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
VG8 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 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 1887 1887
PR60 PCGS OGH
8319871

Original $750 Important Later Philadelphia Date, Undergraded, Eye Appeal, West Texas Collection. Watery mirrored fields dominate on this undergraded 1887 proof strike. Housed in PCGS old green holder with PR60 designation. Why the Proof 60 grade? The right obverse field has some very faint hairlines under angled light along with a circular field imprint to the right of Liberty's outstretched arm. Surfaces are untoned except for a thin golden ring at the rims. The flashy mirrored surfaces and minimal technical issues warrant a higher grade than PR60 but this was the standard back in the late 1980. A difficult Seated quarter date to locate due to tiny circulation strike mintage so often times, a proof is substituted in a date and mintmark set. 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 1888S 1888-S
VF25 PCGS
33480241

Choice $75 Choice Original, Eye Appeal, Mountain View Collection. A wonderful Seated quarter with strictly original surfaces. The gray patina shades are nicely balanced with darker rims and letter centers. Stars also contrast nicely against tthe darker fields. I really like this piece and assigning a "Just Buy It Now" designation. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Seated 25C 1891 1891
MS62 raw

Choice $360 Choice Original, Satiny Luster, Formerly PCGS MS62 #28297140. This 1891 quarter was previously housed in PCGS MS62 holder. Bold satiny luster dominates the eyes when viewing either the obverse and reverse. Surfaces are mostly untoned except for some light gold at the extreme rims. Strike is typical while surfaces are unabraided. Serial number for previous PCGS holder is 28297149 for those who wish to do due diligence. The PCGS label is included with the purchase.
Seated 25C 1891 1891
Vf20 raw

Original $50 Original Gun Metal Gray, Accurately Graded, Seal Beach Collection. Perfectly original with natural gun metal gray patina throughout obverse and reverse. A nice type coin offering at fair price. Last year of Liberty Seated quarter issue from the Seal Beach Collection.
Seated 25C 1891S 1891-S
EF45 raw

Original $95 Original Medium Gray, Residual Luster, Accurately Grade, West Texas Collection. A quality offerings from the West Texas Collection. Original surfaces are toned a medium gray with lighter shades on the reverse. Bright light viewing exposes rose/gold obverse coloring with similar on the reverse along with faint blue hues. In terms of blemishes, I see one fully toned over mark under Liberty's right elbow. Accurately graded and attractively priced.
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.