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: $2.83 (9/1/2015)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1845 25C PF obverse 1845 25C PF reverse

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Description & Analysis

Akers estimated that five or six 1845 proof quarters survive when he cataloged the Pittman coin more than a decade ago. Larry Briggs wrote in his Liberty Seated Quarters book that about six proof are known, and Walter Breen gave a similar total of six pieces known in his Complete Encyclopedia.

The following roster of 1845 proof quarters results from our survey of auction records:

1. PR66 NGC. Menjou Collection (Numismatic Gallery, June 1950), lot 715, John J. Pittman (David Akers, May 1998), lot 1711, as part of a complete 1845 proof set, the Phil Kaufman Collection (Heritage FUN Sale, 1/2008), lot 3030, the Scott Rudolph Collection (Heritage, 1/2009), lot 3765.

2. PR65 NGC. William Dickinson Collection (Chapman Brothers, March 1894), J. M. Clapp, Clapp Estate (1942), Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr., Eliasberg Estate (Bowers and Merena, April 1997), lot 1437, Phil Kaufman, Bowers and Merena (January 1999), lot 1112.

3. PR63. Earle Collection, Ryder Collection, New Netherlands (49th Sale, June 1957), lot 1152.

4. Proof. Smithsonian Institution.

Additional Appearances

A. PR64. Harmer Rooke (November 1989). This piece is either the same as number 3, or it is a fifth example

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


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Total Graded: 7
Low Grade: 64
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 66

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Auction Prices Realized

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Sale / Lot
4/24/2013 NGC PF 64   Heritage Auctions 2013 April 24 - 28 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(4), 1184/Lot# 3904 $30,550.00
8/8/2013 NGC PF 66   Heritage Auctions 2013 August 8 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Rosemont Session(5), 1188/Lot# 5589 $129,250.00
10/27/2014 NGC PF 66   Heritage Auctions 2014 October 27 The Eugene H. Gardner Collection II US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 1214/Lot# 98394 $76,375.00
4/22/2015 PCGS PF 63   Heritage Auctions 2015 April 22 - 26 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(4), 1219/Lot# 5030 $19,975.00
8/12/2015 PCGS PF 64   Heritage Auctions 2015 August 12 - 16 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(2), 1223/Lot# 4034 $25,850.00

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