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. VIRTUALLY GEM SURFACES.
$8,500.00

1838 LIBERTY SEATED 25C, NO DRAPERY MS65

NO DRAPERY. VERY FLASHY. ONLY 2 GRADED HIGHER AT NGC.
$21,500.00

1840-O LIBERTY SEATED 25C, DRAPERY MS65

DRAPERY. GEM SURFACES. TIED WITH ANOTHER FOR HIGHEST GRADED.
$29,500.00

1840-O LIBERTY SEATED 25C, NO DRAPERY MS65

NO DRAPERY. GEM SURFACES. JUST ONE COIN GRADED HIGHER. ELIASBERG PEDIGREE.
$32,500.00

1843 LIBERTY SEATED 25C PR64

VERY RARE. ONLY 6-8 KNOWN. JUST 2 COINS GRADED HIGHER.
$39,950.00

1843 LIBERTY SEATED 25C PR64+

VIRTUAL GEM. ONLY 10 STRUCK. ONLY ONE COIN GRADED HIGHER. CAC.
$69,500.00

1845 LIBERTY SEATED 25C, NO MOTTO PR65

VERY RARE. ONLY 6-8 STRUCK. ELIASBERG PEDIGREE.
$54,500.00

1847 LIBERTY SEATED 25C, NO MOTTO PR65

GEM PROOF. ONLY 10 STRUCK. JUST ONE COIN GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$39,950.00

1848 LIBERTY SEATED 25C, NO MOTTO PR65

GEM PROOF SURFACES. ONLY 10 ORIGINALLY STRUCK. CAC.
$49,500.00

1850 LIBERTY SEATED 25C, NO MOTTO PR65

GEM PROOF. PEDIGREE LEADS DIRECTLY TO THE MINT IN 1850. ONLY 3 COINS STRUCK.
$149,500.00

1853 LIBERTY SEATED 25C, ARROWS AND RAYS MS65

ARROWS & RAYS. DEEP RICH AMBER/GREEN TONE. ONE YEAR ONLY TYPE COIN.
$8,950.00

1853 LIBERTY SEATED 25C, ARROWS AND RAYS MS66

ARROWS AND RAYS. GEM SATIN LUSTEROUS SURFACES. LIGHT IRIDESCENT PERIPHERAL TONING.
$26,500.00

1853-O LIBERTY SEATED 25C, ARROWS AND RAYS MS66

ARROWS & RAYS. GEM SURFACES. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED. ELIASBERG PEDIGREE.
$67,500.00

1857 LIBERTY SEATED 25C, NO MOTTO MS67

GEM PRISTINE SURFACES. LOVELY PERIPHERAL TONING. JUST 2 COINS GRADED HIGHER AT NGC.
$8,950.00

1858 LIBERTY SEATED 25C, NO MOTTO MS65+

NO MOTTO. ATTRACTIVE TONING. CAC.
$3,850.00

1858 LIBERTY SEATED 25C, NO MOTTO PR65 Cameo

GEM LUSTEROUS SURFACES WITH LIGHT, WATERY PROOF SURFACES. ONLY 100 STUCK.
$7,500.00

1858 LIBERTY SEATED 25C, NO MOTTO PR66

ELECTRIC BLUE TONING. ONLY 100 STRUCK. JUST 2 COINS GRADED HIGHER.
$12,500.00

1858 LIBERTY SEATED 25C, NO MOTTO PR66

GEM LOVELY IRIDESCENT PROOF. JUST 100 STRUCK. JUST 2 HIGHER.
$12,500.00

1858 LIBERTY SEATED 25C, NO MOTTO PR66 Cameo

NO MOTTO. ONLY 100 STRUCK. JUST ONE PR66+CAM GRADED HIGHER.
$14,950.00

1858 LIBERTY SEATED 25C, NO MOTTO PR66+ Cameo

GEM CAMEO WITH ELECTRIC BLUE PERIPHERAL TONING. ONLY 100 STRUCK. SOLE HIGHEST CAMEO GRADED.
$21,500.00

1873 LIBERTY SEATED 25C, ARROWS PR65

ARROWS. ONLY 540 STRUCK.
$4,950.00