Liberty Seated Quarters

(1838-1891)

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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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1875 LIBERTY SEATED 25C, MOTTO PR65

GEM PROOF. ONLY 700 STRUCK. CAC.
$1,895.00

1876 LIBERTY SEATED 25C, MOTTO PR68

GEM PROOF. TIED WITH 1 OTHER FOR HIGHEST GRADED AT PCGS.
$18,950.00

1877 LIBERTY SEATED 25C, MOTTO MS67+

*QUALITY. GEM FLASHY WHITE PROOFLIKE SURFACES.
$5,450.00

1878-S LIBERTY SEATED 25C, MOTTO MS64

LOVELY ORIGINAL STATE OF PRESERVATIONS. WELL STRUCK.
$6,950.00

1878-S LIBERTY SEATED 25C, MOTTO MS65

GEM SATIN WHITE. ONLY 2 GRADED HIGHER. SOLE HIGHEST CAC. CAC
$22,500.00

1878-S LIBERTY SEATED 25C, MOTTO MS65

GEM SATIN WHITE COIN. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED AT NGC.
$14,950.00

1881 LIBERTY SEATED 25C, MOTTO PR68 Cameo

ELEGANT PERIPHERAL TONE. ONLY 975 STRUCK. JUST 1 PR68CAM* GRADED HIGHER AT NGC.
$12,950.00

1883 LIBERTY SEATED 25C, MOTTO PR68 Cameo

GEM WHITE CAMEO. JUST ONE COIN GRADED HIGHER.
$18,500.00

1884 LIBERTY SEATED 25C, MOTTO PR67

GEM WHITE. ONLY 875 STRUCK. JUST 2 COINS GRADED HIGHER AT NGC.
$4,750.00

1885 LIBERTY SEATED 25C, MOTTO PR67 Cameo

GEM WHITE CAMEO. JUST 930 STRUCK. ONLY 2 COINS GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$6,750.00

1889 LIBERTY SEATED 25C, MOTTO PR68

*QUALITY. ONLY 711 STRUCK. LOVELY COLOR. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED.
$11,950.00

1891 LIBERTY SEATED 25C, MOTTO PR67 Cameo

GEM WHITE CAMEO. ONLY 600 STRUCK. JUST 4 GRADED HIGHER AT NGC. CAC.
$6,950.00