Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Quarters (1838-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 4,853,600
Catalog: KM-A64.2
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 6.2200g
ASW: 0.1800oz
Melt Value: $2.64 (9/3/2015)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1861 25C MS obverse 1861 25C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1861 Seated Liberty quarter has a mintage of close to 5 million pieces, as it preceded the suspension of specie payments. Philadelphia production declined annually thereafter until 1866, when a scant emission of 16,800 pieces was achieved.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/14/2015

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1861 25C MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 25.00 29.00 33.00 53.00 100.00 185 200 230 285 445 525 715 1150 3650 6500 17000 40000 - -
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 611
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 68


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9/20/2015 MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2015 September 17 - 20 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(1), 1224/Lot# 3554


Auction Prices Realized

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9/23/2007 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg September 23-26, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 42/Lot# 2643 $862.50
3/15/2010 NGC AU 53   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 462, 468/Lot# 302 $161.00
7/7/2011 PCGS VF 30   Heritage Auctions 2011 July Orlando Summer FUN Signature US Coin Auction Session(4), 1157/Lot# 8062 $74.00
8/7/2011 PCGS MS 63   Teletrade Auction 3114, 3114/Lot# 1490 $747.50
3/31/2013 PCGS Genuine AU   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/31/2013, 68/Lot# 108487 $79.24
5/19/2014 NGC AU 53   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3482, 6031/Lot# 20164 $176.25
7/4/2014 NGC AU 55   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3489, 6040/Lot# 21195 $173.90


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1861 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base819410612716335447958870177086592597411521547197732774384587997121533624439
8598113139226395515625724801885941103312831690241036464882715611586183700
00000051562572480188594110331283169024103646488271561158600
00000055166374783390595710921415183328434015538084341346100
1861 25C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base891021191391793845156317498209209831034122116332080342645696109100441580125095
931071251522474275536707728539411000109613581782252838075082742011963188990
000000553670772853941100010961358178225283807508274201196300
000000592709796886962101711581495193129774188559587321388200
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 1977
Owner: ddr70
 
Grade: MS 64
Points: 1558
Owner: Type Coin
 
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