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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1881 LIBERTY SEATED 25C, MOTTO PR68 Cameo

*QUALITY. GEM WHITE CAMEO. ONLY 975 STRUCK. JUST 1 COIN GRADED HIGHER.
$18,950.00

1881 LIBERTY SEATED 25C, MOTTO PR68 Cameo

ELEGANT PERIPHERAL TONE. ONLY 975 STRUCK. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED AT NGC.
$12,950.00

1884 LIBERTY SEATED 25C, MOTTO MS67+

ABSOLUTE GEM. TIED WITH 1 OTHER FOR HIGHEST GRADED. CAC.
$9,500.00

1884 LIBERTY SEATED 25C, MOTTO PR67

GEM WHITE. ONLY 875 STRUCK. JUST 6 GRADED HIGHER AT NGC.
$4,750.00

1884 LIBERTY SEATED 25C, MOTTO PR68 Cameo

GEM PROOF. LIGHT PERIPHERAL TONE. JUST 875 STRUCK. ONLY ONE COIN GRADED HIGHER AT NGC.
$15,500.00

1885 LIBERTY SEATED 25C, MOTTO MS67+

ABSOLUTE GEM. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED AT PCGS AND CAC. CAC.
$10,950.00

1885 LIBERTY SEATED 25C, MOTTO PR67 Cameo

GEM WHITE CAMEO. JUST 930 STRUCK. ONLY 2 HIGHER AT PCGS.
$7,200.00

1889 LIBERTY SEATED 25C, MOTTO PR68

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

1891 LIBERTY SEATED 25C, MOTTO PR67 Cameo

GEM WHITE CAMEO. ONLY 600 STRUCK. JUST 2 HIGHER AT NGC. CAC.
$7,250.00