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: $3.30 (10/18/2017)
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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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: 152
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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11/3/2005 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2005 November Dallas, TX Signature Auction #388, 388/Lot# 1250 $1,150.00
2/11/2007 NGC MS 66   Goldberg February 11-14, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 39/Lot# 1351 $55,200.00
6/1/2009 NGC XF 45   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 380, 386/Lot# 420 $425.50
10/9/2011 NGC XF 40   Teletrade Auction 3151, 3151/Lot# 1763 $546.25
10/13/2011 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2011 October 13-16 US Coins Signature Auction #1160- Pittsburgh Session(1), 1160/Lot# 3577 $2,300.00
7/13/2014 NGC AU 50   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/13/2014, 203/Lot# 167838 $699.60
7/11/2014 PCGS XF 45   Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 5742 $499.38
11/6/2014 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions 2014 November 6 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Beverly Hills Session(5), 1211/Lot# 7645 $235.00
7/7/2016 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2016 July 7 - 10 Summer FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Summer FUN Session(1), 1237/Lot# 3400 $2,820.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1839 25C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1151351672414261103127114231700186120782210250628513916535486701097511727126351352714347
121145191302651115913211515175319332122230826213206439564599438112251202912932138000
0000001321151517531933212223082621320643956459943811225120291293200
00000013721607180720052166240727363561487475641020611476123321322900
1839 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1061231512203951039120113451612176719762102238827213751514583721061911354122411311213914
111132174278609109312491434166318362018219724993064421562209121108641164912531133790
0000001249143416631836201821972499306442156220912110864116491253100
0000001297152317151906206022922610340746807296987011109119451282100
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