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: $3.39 (10/21/2014)
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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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
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 275 375 825 1500 3450 3450 4900 6100 8750 11000 17000 20500 31000 47500 - - - - - - -
$ 3750 5400 6600 9500 12000 18500 22000 33500 52500 - - - - -
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 25
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 40
High Grade: 62


Upcoming Auctions

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Grade
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Sale / Lot
11/10/2014 XF 40   Heritage Auctions 2014 November 6 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Beverly Hills Session(1), 1211/Lot# 3439
11/10/2014 UNC Details  Heritage Auctions 2014 November 6 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Beverly Hills Session(1), 1211/Lot# 3440
11/10/2014 AG 3   Heritage Auctions 2014 November 6 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Beverly Hills Session(5), 1211/Lot# 7654


Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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3/25/1998 PCGS XF 40   Teletrade Auction 1035, 1035/Lot# 1356 $1,296.00
2/12/1999 PCGS MS 61   Heritage Auctions 1999 February Long Beach Sale #197, 197/Lot# 5905 $5,405.00
5/25/2002 PCGS AU 50   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #22113, 22113/Lot# 15473 $2,990.00
7/8/2010 NGC VF 25   Heritage Auctions 2010 July Orlando, FL (Summer FUN) Signature US Coin Auction #1142, 1142/Lot# 3546 $2,415.00
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
11/3/2013 PCGS VF 20   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 776, 785/Lot# 125 $1,425.00
9/14/2014 PCGS VG 10   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/14/2014, 192/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


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1852 O 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base629705874134522953038331135564614514958116190669479901011311053163642457937414413494558250127
654761103116612542312933923908479253695937635871268697104261282319102288573872542760470970
0000003392390847925369593763587126869710426128231910228857387254276000
0000003474426149705590606365267558940510739145932184033135400374417100
1852 O 25C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base672752930142324103179346137154805535760396428694682781045511418168532523838313423174662251242
698811109417522666327335454078498955846168660073909003107761322919648295963964743752481620
0000003545407849895584616866007390900310776132291964829596396474375200
0000003630444151735811629867737834972911097150412244333954409824518700
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