1884 LIBERTY SEATED 25C, MOTTO PR67
GEM WHITE. ONLY 875 STRUCK. JUST 6 GRADED HIGHER AT NGC.
1884 LIBERTY SEATED - TYPE 5 25C
In 1884 a massive earthquake shook much of the East Coast. The shockwaves could be felt from Maine to Virginia and destroyed an untold amount of property but there were, thankfully, no reported deaths. Given the extent of the event, this 1884 quarter likely experienced the 1884 earthquake.
The proof Motto Seated Quarter series commenced in 1866 alongside its business strike counterpart. The type was produced all years through the end of the Seated series with the exception of 1874, during which only coins of the Arrows type were delivered. Survivors are prized as high-grade representatives of P-mint issues that are rare in the finer Mint State grades, or as type coins.