Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Quarters (1838-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 491,146
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 6.6800g
ASW: 0.1933oz
Melt Value: $3.49 (2/22/2017)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
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1839 25C MS obverse 1839 25C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The mintage of 1839 quarter dollars was similar to that of 1838, yet Mint State survivors are far more scarce. The first-year novelty had passed, and no one saved souvenirs of this issue. Gems are exceedingly rare.

As with all of the "No Drapery" issues dated 1838-40, many 1839 are incompletely struck, and collectors are advised to shop around and find one having full details.

1839 quarters come with one of three reverse subtypes. The Open Claws variety is transitional with 1838 and is scarcer than the Closed Claws variety. Also known is the very rare Long Claws reverse. These resulted from hand punching of the claws into otherwise incomplete or not fully formed working dies. Collector interest is limited to specialists at this time.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 10/12/2016

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1839 25C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 37.00 50.00 70.00 185 475 850 975 1035 1300 1650 2350 3000 4800 10050 38000 72000 - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 146
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
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Sale / Lot
Price
1/11/1997 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 1997 F.U.N. Signature Sale #165, 165/Lot# 6005 $1,610.00
7/17/2005 PCGS XF 45   Teletrade Auction 2066, 2066/Lot# 1147 $495.00
2/11/2007 NGC MS 66   Goldberg February 11-14, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 39/Lot# 1351 $55,200.00
9/21/2009 NGC XF 45   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 412, 418/Lot# 7478 $380.65
6/29/2014 NGC AU 50   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/29/2014, 187/Lot# 167838 $700.00
7/11/2014 PCGS XF 45   Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 5742 $499.38
2/5/2015 PCGS AU 58   Stack's Bowers 2015 Americana Auction, 6070/Lot# 1509 $1,997.50
7/17/2016 NGC XF 40   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131630/Lot# 27538 $352.50
8/7/2016 NGC XF 45   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131633/Lot# 25891 $352.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1839 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1061231512203951039120113451612176719762102238827213751514583721061911354122411311213914
111132174278609109312491434166318362018219724993064421562209121108641164912531133790
0000001249143416631836201821972499306442156220912110864116491253100
0000001297152317151906206022922610340746807296987011109119451282100
1839 25C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base163851312207749031021122513451509160917992585314044037704139442254136687600771
21701001604048179421089126513991542167220612770356155039784168092725644483600770
000000942108912651399154216722061277035615503978416809272564448300
0000009811157130514541575173523232955398266031186419675319715228000
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 1509
Owner: BillJones
 
Grade: AU 55
Points: 1345
Owner: Zakmar
 
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