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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1858 LIBERTY SEATED 25C, NO MOTTO PR66

GEM LOVELY IRIDESCENT PROOF. JUST 100 STRUCK. JUST 2 HIGHER.
$13,500.00

1858 LIBERTY SEATED 25C, NO MOTTO PR66

ELECTRIC BLUE TONING. ONLY 100 STRUCK. JUST 1 COIN GRADED HIGHER.
$13,500.00

1858 LIBERTY SEATED 25C, NO MOTTO PR66 Cameo

NO MOTTO. ONLY 100 STRUCK. ONLY ONE PR66+CAM GRADED HIGHER.
$16,500.00

1858 LIBERTY SEATED 25C, NO MOTTO PR66 Cameo

NO MOTTO. ONLY 100 STRUCK. JUST ONE PR66+CAM GRADED HIGHER.
$16,500.00

1858 LIBERTY SEATED 25C, NO MOTTO PR66+ Cameo

GEM CAMEO WITH ELECTRIC BLUE PERIPHERAL TONING. ONLY 100 STRUCK. SOLE HIGHEST CAMEO GRADE BY EITHER SERVICE.
$22,500.00

1860 LIBERTY SEATED 25C, NO MOTTO PR65

GEM WHITE PROOF. ONLY 1,000 STRUCK.
$4,350.00

1863 LIBERTY SEATED 25C, NO MOTTO MS66+

GEM CIVIL WAR ERA COIN. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED AT NGC.
$8,500.00

1863 LIBERTY SEATED 25C, NO MOTTO PR67

WONDERFUL CIVIL WAR ERA GEM. ONLY 1 COIN GRADED HIGHER AT NGC.
$13,950.00

1864 LIBERTY SEATED 25C, NO MOTTO PR68

NO MOTTO. CIVIL WAR YEAR. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED.
$29,950.00

1867 LIBERTY SEATED 25C, MOTTO MS66

GEM SURFACES. ONLY 20,000 STRUCK. TIED WITH ONE OTHER COIN FOR HIGHEST GRADED BY TWO FULL GRADES.
$22,950.00

1868 LIBERTY SEATED 25C, MOTTO MS66

GEM SURFACES. AMBER, SEAGREEN TONING. JUST A MS66+ COIN GRADED HIGHER.
$24,500.00

1868 LIBERTY SEATED 25C, MOTTO PR66

GEM PROOF. TIED FOR HIGHEST NUMERICAL GRADE 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.
$5,450.00

1873 LIBERTY SEATED 25C, ARROWS, MOTTO PR65

ARROWS. GEM PROOF. JUST 540 STRUCK.
$5,450.00

1873 LIBERTY SEATED 25C, ARROWS, MOTTO PR67

ARROWS. ONLY 540 STRUCK. HIGHEST GRADED AT PCGS.
$27,500.00

1873-CC LIBERTY SEATED 25C, ARROWS AU55

ARROWS. VERY RARE. ESTIMATED THAT ONLY 50 ARE KNOWN TO EXIST IN ALL GRADES. ONLY TWO COINS GRADED HIGHER.
$75,000.00

1873-S LIBERTY SEATED 25C, ARROWS MS65

LIGHT AMBER IRIDESCENT TONING. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED.
$14,950.00

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