Liberty Seated Quarters

(1838-1891)

No Motto (1838-1866)

For over a decade, renowned banknote plate engraver and medalist Christian Gobrecht had been seeking a permanent position with the Mint. By the early 1800s, however, the nepotism permeating the Mint’s employment practices was firmly entrenched. This engraver was that mint director’s nephew, that official was another official’s son, and so on. Professionally gifted as he was, but unrelated to any person-of-influence, Gobrecht unsuccessfully pursued the position of chief engraver. And ironically, he was without question, the best qualified for the job.

One of seven children of a German immigrant minister, Gobrecht was born in 1785, in Hanover, Pennsylvania. Right away he showed a talent for mechanics and inventions. After apprenticing to a clockmaker, he moved to Philadelphia in 1811, and acclaim for his work as an engraver soon came to the attention of.... (Expand Text)

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1838 LIBERTY SEATED 25C, NO DRAPERY MS64

NO DRAPERY. ONLY 8 GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS. SECURE-PLUS.
$9,500.00

1838 LIBERTY SEATED 25C, NO DRAPERY MS65

NO DRAPERY. VERY FLASHY. ONLY 3 GRADED HIGHER AT NGC.
$24,950.00

1838 LIBERTY SEATED 25C, NO DRAPERY MS65

NO DRAPERY. GEM SATIN WHITE. ONLY 3 HIGHER AT NGC.
$24,950.00

1840-O LIBERTY SEATED 25C, DRAPERY, NO MOTTO MS63

VIRTUALLY WHITE. VERY SCARCE NEW ORLEANS MINT.
$3,500.00

1840-O LIBERTY SEATED 25C, DRAPERY, NO MOTTO MS65

DRAPERY. GEM SURFACES. TIED WITH ANOTHER FOR HIGHEST GRADED.
$26,950.00

1840-O LIBERTY SEATED 25C, NO DRAPERY MS65

NO DRAPERY. GEM SURFACES. TIED FOR HIGHEST. ELIASBERG.
$32,950.00

1841 LIBERTY SEATED 25C, NO MOTTO MS64

LOVELY LIGHT ROSE BLUE TONING. JUST 3 GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$3,250.00

1842 LIBERTY SEATED 25C, NO MOTTO MS65

LARGE DATE. TIED WITH 1 COIN FOR HIGHEST GRADED. PITTMAN.
$13,500.00

1842-O LIBERTY SEATED 25C, LARGE DATE, NO MOTTO MS64

LARGE DATE. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED.
$8,250.00

1843 LIBERTY SEATED 25C, NO MOTTO MS65

GEM LOVELY TONING. TIED WITH 1 OTHER FOR HIGHEST AT PCGS.
$6,250.00

1843 LIBERTY SEATED 25C, NO MOTTO PR64

ONLY 10 STRUCK. JUST 1 GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$44,950.00

1843 LIBERTY SEATED 25C, NO MOTTO PR64

ONLY 10 COINS STRUCK. JUST 1 GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS. CAC.
$42,500.00

1843 LIBERTY SEATED 25C, NO MOTTO PR64

VIRTUAL GEM. ONLY 10 STRUCK.
$39,500.00

1845 LIBERTY SEATED 25C, NO MOTTO MS65

NO MOTTO GEM. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED AT PCGS.
$6,350.00

1845 LIBERTY SEATED 25C, NO MOTTO PR63

CHOICE WHITE PROOF. VERY RARE. ONLY 10 STRUCK.
$23,950.00

1845 LIBERTY SEATED 25C, NO MOTTO PR65

VERY RARE. ONLY 6-8 STRUCK. JUST 1 GRADED HIGHER. ELIASBERG
$57,500.00

1845 LIBERTY SEATED 25C, NO MOTTO PR65

VERY RARE. ONLY 6-8 STRUCK. JUST 1 GRADED HIGHER.
$54,500.00

1846 LIBERTY SEATED 25C, NO MOTTO MS65

GEM FABULOUS LOOK. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED AT PCGS. CAC.
$13,500.00

1846 LIBERTY SEATED 25C, NO MOTTO PR65

GEM PROOF. ONLY 20 STRUCK. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED.
$29,500.00

1846 LIBERTY SEATED 25C, NO MOTTO PR65

ONLY 20 STRUCK. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED. ELIASBERG PEDIGREE
$29,500.00

1847 LIBERTY SEATED 25C, NO MOTTO PR66

ATWATER SPECIMEN. ONLY 10 STRUCK. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED.
$38,500.00