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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1840-O LIBERTY SEATED 25C, DRAPERY MS64

NEAR GEM SURFACES WITH SPLASHES OF ELECTRIC BLUE TONING. ONLY TWO MS65 COINS GRADED HIGHER. CAC.
$21,950.00

1840-O LIBERTY SEATED 25C, DRAPERY MS65

DRAPERY. GEM SURFACES. TIED WITH ANOTHER FOR HIGHEST GRADED.
$38,500.00

1845 LIBERTY SEATED 25C, NO MOTTO PR64+

GEM SURFACES HIGHLIGHTED WITH REDDISH/BLUE TONING. ONLY 6 STRUCK. TIED FOR SECOND HIGHEST GRADE AT PCGS. HIGHEST GRADED WITH A CAC STICKER. CAC.
$43,950.00

1845 LIBERTY SEATED 25C, NO MOTTO PR65

VERY RARE. ONLY 6-8 STRUCK. TIED WITH ONE OTHER FOR HIGHEST GRADED AT PCGS. ELIASBERG PEDIGREE.
$132,000.00

1846 LIBERTY SEATED 25C, NO MOTTO PR65

GEM PROOF SURFACES WITH LIGHT AMBER/BLUE TONING. ONLY 12 COINS STRUCK. NORWEB PEDIGREE. CAC.
$82,500.00

1847-O LIBERTY SEATED 25C, NO MOTTO MS63

VERY SCARCE NEW ORLEANS MINT SEATED QUARTER. BLUISH RED, AMBER TONE LAYS NICELY ON THE CHOICE LUSTROUS SURFACES. ONLY ONE MS64 COIN GRADES HIGHER.
$15,400.00

1849 LIBERTY SEATED 25C, NO MOTTO PR64

VIRTUAL GEM SURFACES WITH BLUISH AMBER TONING. MINTAGE OF ONLY 8 COINS. CAC.
$35,750.00

1852 LIBERTY SEATED 25C, NO MOTTO MS65

GEM SATIN WHITE SURFACES. ONLY ONE COIN GRADE HIGHER AT NGC.
$6,325.00

1852-O LIBERTY SEATED 25C, NO MOTTO MS61

WHITE LUSTROUS SURFACES. ONE OF JUST FOUR COINS GRADE IN THE UNCIRCULATED CATAGORY. EXTREMELY RARE IN MINT STATE.
$15,400.00

1853 LIBERTY SEATED 25C, ARROWS AND RAYS MS65

ARROWS & RAYS. DEEP RICH AMBER/GREEN TONE. ONE YEAR ONLY TYPE COIN.
$10,500.00

1853 LIBERTY SEATED 25C, ARROWS AND RAYS PR66 Cameo

ARROWS & RAYS. GEM WHITE CAMEO PROOF. A ONE YEAR ONLY TYPE COIN. ONLY FIVE COINS STRUCK.
$299,500.00

1854-O LIBERTY SEATED 25C, ARROWS MS64

ARROWS. VERY CHOICE. VITUALLY WHITE, SATIN LUSTROUS SURFACES.
$4,500.00

1854-O LIBERTY SEATED 25C, ARROWS MS64+

ARROWS. GEM SATIN LUSTROUS SURFACES. JUST FOUR COINS GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS. SECOND HIGHEST GRADED WITH A CAC STICKER. CAC.
$12,500.00

1854-O LIBERTY SEATED 25C, ARROWS MS65

ARROWS. FABULOUS COLOR. HIGHEST GRADED STICKERED BY CAC. CAC.
$27,500.00

1856 LIBERTY SEATED 25C, NO MOTTO MS65

GEM ROSE BLUE TONING LAYERED OVER SATIN LUSTROUS SURFACES. CAC.
$4,400.00

1856 LIBERTY SEATED 25C, NO MOTTO PR67 Cameo

A MONSTER COIN WITH GEM HHITE CAMEO SURFACES. ONLY 30 COINS STRUCK. ONLY A PR68CAM GRADED HIGHER.
$60,000.00

1857 LIBERTY SEATED 25C, NO MOTTO MS67

GEM PRISTINE SURFACES. LOVELY PERIPHERAL TONING. JUST 3 COINS GRADED HIGHER AT NGC.
$8,750.00

1857-S LIBERTY SEATED 25C, NO MOTTO MS64

CHOICE WELL STRUCK SURFACES. VERY LIGHT ATTRACTIVE AMBER TONING. ONLY 2 COINS GRADED HIGHER.
$14,250.00

1858 LIBERTY SEATED 25C, NO MOTTO PR65 Cameo

GEM LUSTROUS SURFACES WITH LIGHT, WATERY PROOF SURFACES. ONLY 100 STUCK.
$8,750.00

1858 LIBERTY SEATED 25C, NO MOTTO PR66

ELECTRIC BLUE TONING. ONLY 100 STRUCK. JUST 2 COINS GRADED HIGHER.
$16,500.00

1858 LIBERTY SEATED 25C, NO MOTTO PR66 Cameo

NO MOTTO. ONLY 100 STRUCK. JUST ONE PR66+CAM GRADED HIGHER.
$17,500.00