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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1866 LIBERTY SEATED 25C, MOTTO PR66 Cameo

GEM CAMEO. ONLY 725 STRUCK.
$4,500.00

1868 LIBERTY SEATED 25C, MOTTO MS66

GEM SURFACES. AMBER, SEAGREEN TONING. JUST 1 GRADED HIGHER.
$24,500.00

1868 LIBERTY SEATED 25C, MOTTO PR66

GEM PROOF. TIED FOR HIGHEST NUMERICAL GRADE AT PCGS.
$6,500.00

1868-S LIBERTY SEATED 25C, MOTTO MS65+

GEM SATIN WHITE. VERY RARE. JUST 2 GRADED HIGHER. CAC.
$21,500.00

1871 LIBERTY SEATED 25C, MOTTO MS65

GEM SATIN WHITE SURFACES. JUST 4 COINS GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS
$6,500.00

1872 LIBERTY SEATED 25C, MOTTO MS66

GEM BU. GORGEOUS TONING. ONLY 1 GRADED HIGHER AT NGC.
$14,500.00

1872 LIBERTY SEATED 25C, MOTTO MS67

A FABULOUS GEM. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED.
$23,500.00

1873 LIBERTY SEATED 25C, ARROWS PR65

ARROWS. ONLY 540 STRUCK.
$5,750.00

1873 LIBERTY SEATED 25C, ARROWS, MOTTO PR65

ARROWS. GEM PROOF. JUST 540 STRUCK.
$5,750.00

1873 LIBERTY SEATED 25C, ARROWS, MOTTO PR67

ARROWS. ONLY 540 STRUCK. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED AT PCGS.
$24,500.00

1873 LIBERTY SEATED 25C, NO ARROWS, CLOSED 3 MS63

CLOSED 3. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED. BASS PEDIGREE.
$45,000.00

1873-S LIBERTY SEATED 25C, ARROWS, MOTTO MS65

ARROWS. TIED WITH 2 OTHERS FOR HIGHEST GRADED AT PCGS.
$19,950.00

1874 LIBERTY SEATED 25C, ARROWS PR66+

ARROWS. GEM PROOF. ONLY 850 STRUCK. LOVELY ROSE/AMBER IRIDESCENT TONING.
$8,950.00

1875 LIBERTY SEATED 25C PR66+ Deep Cameo

GEM WHITE DEEP CAMEO. ONLY 700 STRUCK. TIED ONE OTHER COIN FOR HIGHEST GRADED AT PCGS.
$14,950.00

1875 LIBERTY SEATED 25C, MOTTO PR65

GEM PROOF. ONLY 700 STRUCK. CAC.
$1,995.00

1875-CC LIBERTY SEATED 25C, MOTTO MS65

GEM SATIN SURFACES. JUST TWO GRADED HIGHER AT NGC.
$21,500.00

1876 LIBERTY SEATED 25C, MOTTO PR68

GEM PROOF. TIED WITH 1 OTHER FOR HIGHEST GRADED AT PCGS.
$19,500.00

1877 LIBERTY SEATED 25C, MOTTO MS67

*QUALITY. A FLASHY SATIN WHITE GEM.
$4,500.00

1878-S LIBERTY SEATED 25C, MOTTO MS65

GEM SATIN WHITE COIN. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED AT NGC.
$15,950.00

1878-S LIBERTY SEATED 25C, MOTTO MS65

GEM SATIN WHITE. ONLY 2 GRADED HIGHER. SOLE HIGHEST CAC. CAC
$21,500.00

1881 LIBERTY SEATED 25C, MOTTO PR68 Cameo

ELEGANT PERIPHERAL TONE. ONLY 975 STRUCK. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED AT NGC.
$12,950.00