Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Quarters (1838-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,000
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: $3.19 (9/22/2014)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1861 25C PF obverse 1861 25C PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Briggs 7-E, the proof die marriage of the 1861 Seated Quarter. An elusive date from the early years of increased proof production at the Philadelphia Mint, the 1861 does not appear to have been well received by the collecting public at the time of issue. Four hundred coins of the original 1,000-piece delivery were melted as unsold, leaving a net mintage of just 600 coins.

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Last Updated: 9/15/2014

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1861 25C PF
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 575 705 975 1525 2550 5500 9500 27000 - - -
$ - - - - - 625 760 1050 1675 2750 6500 10500 30000 -
1861 25C PF Cameo
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2950 8500 14000 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 3300 10000 16500 - 215000
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 93
Low Grade: 58
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67


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1/10/1998 NGC Proof 64   Heritage Auctions 1998 F.U.N. Signature Sale #181, 181/Lot# 6788 $1,897.50
6/27/2001 NGC Proof 63   Teletrade Auction 1453, 1453/Lot# 1277 $735.75
11/21/2002 NGC Proof 65   Heritage Auctions 2002 November Santa Clara Signature Sale #304, 304/Lot# 7040 $4,370.00
1/9/2008 NGC Proof 66   Heritage Auctions 2008 January Orlando, FL (FUN) Signature Coin Auction #454, 454/Lot# 1147 $8,050.00
8/11/2011 PCGS Proof 64   Heritage Auctions 2011 August Chicago Signature US Coin & Platinum Night Auction Session(2), 1158/Lot# 3773 $1,841.15
6/27/2014 PCGS Proof 63   Stack's Bowers June 2014 Baltimore, 6021/Lot# 1360 $1,116.25
8/8/2014 PCGS Proof 64   Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 3295 $2,820.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1861 25C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base11111111398586813941100513331558227433494431574784531221617936
111111113346066185596211141408179626323709486966499707141220
00000011334606618559621114140817962632370948696649970700
000000126552373789898312231483203529904070530875511096100
1861 25C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base111111114296278651001106714101644238835004617597387531260918458
11111111434957069101023118114881892275838725069689910038145580
0000001143495706910102311811488189227583872506968991003800
0000001286561785955104512951566214031294244552178261132300
1861 25C PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base111111114716869411085115515191765254837124876628691671315119174
11111111575427719891108127616012026293641005346724610495151580
0000001157542771989110812761601202629364100534672461049500
00000013146148561037113113971683228733244488581682061182300
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