Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Quarters (1838-1891)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 260,000
Catalog: KM-A64.2
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 6.2200g
ASW: 0.1800oz
Melt Value: $3.51 (8/21/2014)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1859 O 25C MS obverse 1859 O 25C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1859-O is another New Orleans quarter from the latter part of this decade that is much harder to find in high grades than its mintage figure would suggest. It is unlikely that more than 12-15 pieces are known in Mint State, with most of these in the MS 60 to MS 62 range. Gems are extremely rare.

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Last Updated: 7/25/2014

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1859 O 25C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 27.00 37.00 50.00 115 260 260 450 630 950 1350 1850 2100 2450 4000 8500 24500 - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 40
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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3/24/2004 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2004 March Portland, OR Signature Sale #344, 344/Lot# 5648 $5,750.00
5/30/2005 NGC MS 64   Goldberg May 30 - June 16, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 31/Lot# 183 $4,600.00
9/21/2005 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2005 September Long Beach Signature Auction #384, 384/Lot# 2651 $747.50
12/25/2011 PCGS VG 8   Teletrade Auction 3195, 3195/Lot# 1596 $33.00
5/19/2013 PCGS VF 35   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/19/2013, 75/Lot# 116407 $101.34
12/1/2013 PCGS Genuine VF   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131350/Lot# 22649 $64.00
2/23/2014 NGC AU 50   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 792, 801/Lot# 505 $475.00
6/9/2014 NGC MS 87   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3485, 6034/Lot# 20253 $138.65


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1859 O 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base819811915926864294011771456161818321961219025433113437852371051416929274554481749307
8610513219539274110191270151016891875203723072733353446646996126522043733242463130
0000001019127015101689187520372307273335344664699612652204373324200
0000001098136315641760191821132425292339564950875514790239463902900
1859 O 25C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base8910613117529268699912471539170719292063230126673256456354481086617429281714584450409
9411414521442379010811344159517811973214224232863369148587254130532100934062473650
0000001081134415951781197321422423286336914858725413053210093406200
0000001164144116511855201822212545305941275153906015241245903995300
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