Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Quarters (1838-1891)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 1,484,000
Catalog: KM-81
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 6.2200g
ASW: 0.1800oz
Melt Value: $2.81 (7/1/2015)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1854 O ARROWS 25C MS obverse 1854 O ARROWS 25C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Numerous individual varieties exist for this emission, including those with large mintmarks and 'Huge' mintmarks, according to Larry Briggs and with small, medium, and huge mintmarks according to Walter Breen. This issue is very rare in Mint State despite a production of 1,484,000 coins. Larry Briggs called this a 'complicated year' for die varieties and considers the date to be common in lower circulated grades through VF, scarce in XF and AU grades, and truly rare in any Mint State grade level. In Choice Mint State quality, this is a very rare issue.

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 159
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 45
High Grade: 67


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7/7/2011 PCGS F 15   Heritage Auctions 2011 July Orlando Summer FUN Signature US Coin Auction Session(1), 1157/Lot# 3490 $2,300.00
1/14/2013 NGC Details VF Details  Teletrade Auction 3413, 3413/Lot# 1755 $30.00
6/23/2013 PCGS G 4   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/23/2013, 80/Lot# 123244 $20.00
7/11/2013 NGC VF 20   Heritage Auctions 2013 July 11 - 14 US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(4), 1187/Lot# 4874 $2,951.60
12/22/2013 NGC F 15   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 783, 792/Lot# 846 $2,009.00
6/9/2014 PCGS AU 55   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3485, 6034/Lot# 20239 $434.75
2/8/2015 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131507/Lot# 25182 $141.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1854 O ARROWS 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base819811513527845662276410921271150216391697191125193761577170088591220513594839769
8610312118233751166987311511348154716581768211329334431618375351307726683372210
0000006698731151134815471658176821132933443161837535130772668300
0000007169821211142515931677183923163347510165958063175643131500
1854 O ARROWS 25C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base8910612714730148966581511571345158517281789201226423927599772698895226593682040709
9411313319836354771592912191425163217481863222230704617642178111348327379381160
0000007159291219142516321748186322223070461764217811134832737900
00000076510431282150516801768193724323498530768458353180713209900
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