1863 LIBERTY SEATED 25C, NO MOTTO PR67
WONDERFUL CIVIL WAR ERA GEM. TIED WITH 1 FOR HIGHEST GRADED.
1863 saw the Battle of Chancellorsville of the Civil War. The battle was fought between 133,000 Union soldiers commanded by Major General Joseph Hooker and 60,000 Confederate soldiers led by General Robert E. Lee. During the eventual Confederate victory, which is argued by many to be the greatest Confederate victory of the war, each side suffered significant casualties and the Confederate side lost one of their most respected Generals; Stonewall Jackson. This 1863 quarter recalls one of the most noteworthy battles of the Civil War.
This is a short-lived, two-year proof type the pursuit of which is a task for those with an overabundance of patience and very deep pockets. The proof 1854 and 1855 Arrows Quarters have unknown, although presumably very limited original mintages. It is likely that the combined extant population of both issues is fewer than 30 coins, and survivors appear in the market only once in a very long while.