Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Quarters (1838-1891)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 740,000
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 6.6800g
ASW: 0.1933oz
Melt Value: $3.56 (2/27/2017)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
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1844 O 25C MS obverse 1844 O 25C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

New Orleans was the primary point of entry for silver bullion, most of which was then being mined in Mexico and South America. This accounts for the greater mintage of quarter dollars at this city's mint than at Philadelphia. Not until 1849 did America have its own domestic supply of silver, this coming as a byproduct of the rich gold discoveries in California. After that time, mintages evened out, and Philadelphia ultimately produced more coins during the 1850s.

The 1844-O quarter dollar is common in the lower circulated grades, becoming scarce in XF, AU and Mint State. Gems are exceedingly rare.

Four obverse dies were paired nine reverses, some of these held over from 1843, to produce this large coinage.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 10/12/2016

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1844 O 25C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 45.00 55.00 80.00 135 270 385 500 775 1300 1675 1950 2400 3400 4800 17000 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 6500 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 56
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 66


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2/16/2000 PCGS AU 50   Teletrade Auction 1272, 1272/Lot# 1265 $261.60
2/5/2006 NGC MS 62   Goldberg February 5-8, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 34/Lot# 685 $2,185.00
2/28/2012 NGC VF 30   Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 3024 $149.50
12/23/2012 PCGS G 4   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131301/Lot# 26601 $56.00
5/19/2013 PCGS VF 25   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131322/Lot# 26121 $123.38
11/24/2013 PCGS MS 97   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 779, 788/Lot# 767 $55.00
2/2/2014 PCGS G 4   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/02/2014, 177/Lot# 168899 $26.00
6/23/2014 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2014 June 23 The Eugene H. Gardner Collection of US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 1213/Lot# 30364 $12,925.00
1/25/2015 PCGS VF 25   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131505/Lot# 22227 $141.00
1/6/2016 PCGS MS 63   Prooflike Heritage Auctions 2016 January 6 - 11 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Tampa Session(2), 1231/Lot# 3852 $1,292.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1844 O 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1021191351903897058741021146316971995216922402519333236614778559813832220543545539238
107124153256494761923116815411796205321922333279034414033505183421657226521367160
00000092311681541179620532192233327903441403350518342165722652100
000000972131516191895211122162426306135514405532411087193133098800
1844 O 25C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1111311472094207529301084154517892098227923522642348338234975582014264226633631940169
117136167279530811981123716261892215823032448292235964207525686341706327215376020
00000098112371626189221582303244829223596420752568634170632721500
0000001032139117071995221823272545320237094591553811449198633176700
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 1995
Owner: Shep
 
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