Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Quarters (1838-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 4,853,600
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: $3.54 (4/16/2014)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1861 25C MS obverse 1861 25C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1861 Seated Liberty quarter has a mintage of close to 5 million pieces, as it preceded the suspension of specie payments. Philadelphia production declined annually thereafter until 1866, when a scant emission of 16,800 pieces was achieved.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 11/25/2013

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1861 25C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 25.00 29.00 33.00 50.00 95.00 95.00 180 195 220 285 345 435 500 625 1275 3750 6250 14750 - - -
$ 105 205 220 240 310 380 475 540 675 1400 4100 6650 15900 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 555
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 67


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4/27/2014 MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2014 April 23 - 27 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(2), 1204/Lot# 4227


Auction Prices Realized

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1/7/1998 PCGS AU 53   Teletrade Auction 1013, 1013/Lot# 1346 $103.55
9/15/2003 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg September 15-17, 2003 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 21/Lot# 326 $3,220.00
12/11/2008 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 308, 314/Lot# 8442 $862.50
5/27/2009 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2009 May Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction #1125, 1125/Lot# 7644 $207.00
2/28/2012 PCGS MS 62   Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 3042 $494.50
11/29/2012 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2012 November 29 - December 2 US Coin Signature Auction - Houston Session(4), 1177/Lot# 8727 $646.25
9/8/2013 PCGS XF 40   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/08/2013, 91/Lot# 135891 $80.30
10/20/2013 PCGS MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/20/2013, 97/Lot# 145417 $700.70
3/16/2014 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131412/Lot# 22831 $293.75


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1861 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base819410612716335447958870177086592597411521547197732774384587997121533624439
8598113139226395515625724801885941103312831690241036464882715611586183700
00000051562572480188594110331283169024103646488271561158600
00000055166374783390595710921415183328434015538084341346100
1861 25C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base891021191391793845156317498209209831034122116332080342645696109100441580125095
931071251522474275536707728539411000109613581782252838075082742011963188990
000000553670772853941100010961358178225283807508274201196300
000000592709796886962101711581495193129774188559587321388200
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 7233
Owner: ddr70
 
Grade: MS 67
Points: 5879
Owner: yeoldeone
 
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