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. GEM SATIN WHITE. ONLY 4 HIGHER AT NGC.
$21,500.00

1838 LIBERTY SEATED 25C, NO DRAPERY MS65

NO DRAPERY. VERY FLASHY. ONLY 4 GRADED HIGHER AT NGC.
$21,500.00

1840-O LIBERTY SEATED 25C, DRAPERY MS65

DRAPERY. GEM SURFACES. TIED WITH ANOTHER FOR HIGHEST GRADED.
$27,950.00

1840-O LIBERTY SEATED 25C, NO DRAPERY MS65

NO DRAPERY. GEM SURFACES. JUST ONE COIN GRADED HIGHER. ELIASBERG.
$32,950.00

1841 LIBERTY SEATED 25C, NO MOTTO MS64

LOVELY LIGHT ROSE BLUE TONING. JUST 3 GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$3,250.00

1842 LIBERTY SEATED 25C, NO MOTTO MS65

LARGE DATE. TIED WITH ONE OTHER COIN FOR HIGHEST GRADED. PITTMAN.
$13,950.00

1843 LIBERTY SEATED 25C PR64

VERY RARE. ONLY 6-8 KNOWN. JUST 2 COINS GRADED HIGHER.
$42,500.00

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. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED AT PCGS.
$119,500.00

1845 LIBERTY SEATED 25C, NO MOTTO PR65

VERY RARE. ONLY 6-8 STRUCK. ELIASBERG PEDIGREE.
$55,000.00

1846 LIBERTY SEATED 25C, NO MOTTO PR65

GEM PROOF. ONLY 12 STRUCK. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED.
$32,500.00

1847 LIBERTY SEATED 25C, NO MOTTO PR66

ATWATER SPECIMEN. ONLY 10 STRUCK. JUST ONE COIN GRADED HIGHER.
$37,500.00

1850 LIBERTY SEATED 25C, NO MOTTO PR65

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

1850-O LIBERTY SEATED 25C, NO MOTTO MS65

A FABULOUS GEM. ONLY 1 COIN GRADED HIGHER.
$14,950.00

1852-O LIBERTY SEATED 25C, NO MOTTO MS61

WHITE LUSTEROUS SURFACES. ONE OF JUST FOUR COINS GRADE IN THE UNCIRCULATED CATAGORY. EXTREMELY RARE IN MINT STATE.
$14,950.00

1853 LIBERTY SEATED 25C, ARROWS AND RAYS MS65

ARROWS & RAYS. DEEP RICH AMBER/GREEN TONE. ONE YEAR ONLY TYPE COIN.
$9,250.00

1853 LIBERTY SEATED 25C, ARROWS AND RAYS MS66

ARROWS AND RAYS. JUST 4 GRADED HIGHER AT NGC.
$29,500.00

1853 LIBERTY SEATED 25C, ARROWS AND RAYS PR65 Cameo

ARROWS & RAYS. GEM PROOF. ONLY 5 STRUCK OF THIS ONE YEAR ONLY TYPE COIN. JUST 1 COIN GRADED HIGHER. ELIASBERG PEDIGREE.
$135,000.00

1854-O LIBERTY SEATED 25C, ARROWS MS65

ARROWS. FABULOUS COLOR. HIGHEST GRADED CONFIRMED BY CAC.
$29,500.00

1857 LIBERTY SEATED 25C, NO MOTTO MS67

GEM PRISTINE SURFACES. LOVELY PERIPHERAL TONING. JUST 4 COINS GRADED HIGHER AT NGC.
$9,250.00