1847 LIBERTY SEATED 25C, NO MOTTO PR66
ATWATER SPECIMEN. ONLY 10 STRUCK. JUST ONE COIN GRADED HIGHER.
NGC Graded Higher:
1847 witnessed an event known as the Battle of Chapultepec during the Mexican-American War. The engagement took place during the US invasion of Mexico and was fought over a strategic castle on top of a hill that defended Mexico City. The capture of Chapultepec Castle made the eventual capture of Mexico City possible. This 1847 quarter recalls one of the most important clashes of the Mexican-American War.
One of this writer's favorite U.S. coin series, the proof No Motto Seated Quarter is a very rare type. None of the issues in this series can even remotely be described as common, struck as they were during an era when numismatics in the United States was in its infancy. The 1851 is currently unkown in proof, and the remaining issues exist in very small quantities. The 1842 Small Date is a proof-only delivery.