Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Quarters (1838-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 340,000
Catalog: KM-64.2
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 6.6800g
ASW: 0.1933oz
Melt Value: $3.62 (9/17/2014)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1849 25C MS obverse 1849 25C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Thanks to increased gold shipments from California and rising silver prices, bullion speculators melted most of the 340,000 quarters that emerged from the Philadelphia Mint in 1849. Only a handful of Mint State examples are known.

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Last Updated: 11/25/2013

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1849 25C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 27.00 31.00 45.00 105 180 180 365 435 565 625 825 925 1150 2000 6500 15000 - - - - -
$ 200 400 480 600 685 900 1025 1250 2200 7500 18000 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 84
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 65


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4/21/2009 NGC MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 363, 369/Lot# 563 $1,610.00
7/9/2009 NGC AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2009 July West Palm Beach, FL (Summer FUN) Signature US Coin Auction #1127, 1127/Lot# 7694 $195.50
11/10/2010 PCGS VG 8   Teletrade Auction 2958, 2958/Lot# 1325 $63.25
8/11/2011 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2011 August Chicago Signature US Coin & Platinum Night Auction Session(2), 1158/Lot# 3734 $1,725.00
11/29/2012 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2012 November 29 - December 2 US Coin Signature Auction - Houston Session(4), 1177/Lot# 8700 $305.50
5/25/2014 NGC VF 30   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3483, 6032/Lot# 22224 $70.50
5/25/2014 NGC VF 30   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3483, 6032/Lot# 22223 $99.88
6/4/2014 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2014 June 4 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(6), 1206/Lot# 7961 $381.88


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1849 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base85102127159301487699874104411451284136915781762230237045355864513843223403630740156
90110137206363557757930107711911312143816391942276942546451103771667526995375900
00000075793010771191131214381639194227694254645110377166752699500
00000081598711111237134015081700212232364804754812110195073165100
1849 25C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base94115139175327522745930110712131358144716651857241738685569895014275229553718641103
101123151225392596806989114212611387151917292043290044356696107251716827698384910
00000080698911421261138715191729204329004435669610725171682769800
000000868104811771309141715921793223033845002782312500200613244200
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