Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Quarters (1838-1891)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 96,000
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: $3.21 (5/6/2015)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1852 O 25C MS obverse 1852 O 25C MS reverse

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There are no NGC varieties for this coin.

Description & Analysis

The 1852-O quarter, from a mintage of 96,000 pieces, is very scarce in all grades. Larry Briggs, in The Comprehensive Encyclopedia of United States Liberty Seated Quarters, 1991, assigns the following rarity ratings to the issue: G/VG-R.3+ (approximately 250 or more pieces known), F/VF-R.4 (approximately 76 to 250 pieces known), XF/AU-R.6 (approximately 13 to 30 pieces known), and Unc-R.7+ (approximately 4 or more pieces known).

The elusiveness of the 1852-O quarter in high grades is such that many collectors settle for worn, or even problem coins. The Eliasberg piece, for example, graded AU55 Scratched (Bowers and Merena, 4/1997, lot 1452), and the Pittman specimen XF Cleaned (David Akers, 5/1998, lot 1323

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


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 11/25/2013

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1852 O 25C MS
Base $ 275 375 825 1500 3450 4900 6100 8750 11000 20500 31000 47500 - - - - - - -
$ 3750 5400 6600 9500 12000 22000 33500 52500 - - - - -

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Total Graded: 26
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 40
High Grade: 62

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Auction Prices Realized

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Sale / Lot
12/27/2000 PCGS F 15   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #21011, 21011/Lot# 1131 $410.00
6/10/2007 PCGS VF 25   Teletrade Auction 2379, 2379/Lot# 1429 $980.00
10/17/2012 NGC AU 50   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 1482 $3,737.50
10/18/2012 PCGS F 12   Heritage Auctions 2012 October 18-21 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(2), 1175/Lot# 4125 $822.50
8/18/2013 PCGS VF 20   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 765, 774/Lot# 42 $1,400.00
1/8/2014 PCGS VF 30   Heritage Auctions 2014 January 8 - 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction - Orlando Session(2), 1201/Lot# 4142 $1,997.50
10/12/2014 PCGS VG 10   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/12/2014, 190/Lot# 216217 $750.00
10/8/2014 PCGS VF 25   Heritage Auctions 2014 October 8 - 13 PNG New York Invitational US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 1210/Lot# 3442 $1,292.50
11/6/2014 NGC Details UNC Details  Heritage Auctions 2014 November 6 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Beverly Hills Session(1), 1211/Lot# 3440 $3,818.75

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1852 O 25C MS
1852 O 25C MS Prooflike
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