Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Quarters (1838-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
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: $2.82 (9/4/2015)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1843 25C PF obverse 1843 25C PF reverse

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Description & Analysis

Walter Breen, in his Encyclopedia (1988), indicates that as many as eight proofs exist of the 1843 quarter. In the August 3, 1998 Bowers and Merena The Rarities Sale of an NGC PR64 specimen (lot 155), the cataloger states: 'For some unrecorded reason, Proof mintages of silver coins were very low in 1843, considerably smaller than would be the case for the following year, 1844.'

Research reveals only six examples of proof 1843 quarters in auction catalogs of recent decades. They include:

1. PR66 NGC.ÿ1946 ANA Sale (Numismatic Gallery, 8/1946), lot 442 (unplated), John Jay Pittman Collection (David Akers, 5/1998), lot 1309, Phil Kaufman Collection (Heritage, 7/2008), lot 1808, which realized $74,750.

2. PR64 NGC.ÿThomas L. Smith Estate (Stack's, 6/1957), lot 529, Findley Collection (Heritage, 1/2009), lot 3763, Heritage (7/2009, lot 1085).

3. PR64 NGC.ÿDr. Christian A. Allenburger Collection (B. Max Mehl, 3/1948), lot 1015, Floyd T. Starr Collection (Stack's, 10/1992), lot 403, Bowers and Merena (8/1998), lot 155.

4. PR64 NGC.ÿJudge Joseph F. Sawicki (5/1948), John Jay Pittman Collection (David Akers, 10/1997), lot 832 (part of an 1843 Proof Set), Heritage (8/2006), lot 5187.

5. Brilliant Proof.ÿWill W. Neil Collection (B. Max Mehl MBS, 6/17/1947, Amon G. Carter, Jr. Family Collection (Stack's, 1/1984), lot 630 (part of an 1843 Proof Set).

6. Proof.ÿSmithsonian Institution.

Description and Analysis courtesy of Heritage Auctions and may not be republished without written permission.


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Total Graded: 4
Low Grade: 53
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 64

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Auction Prices Realized

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Sale / Lot
7/30/2008 NGC PF 66   Heritage Auctions 2008 July-August Baltimore, MD (ANA) US Coin Signature Auction #1114, 1114/Lot# 1808 $74,750.00
4/28/2009 NGC PF 64   Heritage Auctions 2009 April-May Cincinnati, OH (CSNS) US Coin Auction #1124, 1124/Lot# 2351 $19,550.00
7/31/2009 NGC PF 64   Heritage Auctions 2009 August Los Angeles, CA US Coin Auction #1128, 1128/Lot# 1085 $24,150.00
2/28/2012 NGC PF AU 53   Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 3022 $7,216.25
4/24/2013 NGC PF 66   Heritage Auctions 2013 April 24 - 28 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(5), 1184/Lot# 4218 $64,625.00
5/12/2015 NGC PF 64   Heritage Auctions 2015 May 12 The Eugene H. Gardner Collection III US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 1228/Lot# 98374 $22,325.00

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