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: $5.18 (3/2/2021)
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: 8/30/2019

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1844 O 25C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 55.00 65.00 80.00 135 270 385 500 805 1300 1680 1950 2400 3400 4800 17000 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 6500 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 73
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 66

The chart showing PrAg series, G series, VG series, F series, VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 3/2/2021 1844 O 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base14738591341212514-1----71
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Total14738591341212514-1----71
 1%6%10%4%11%7%13%1%4%6%17%1%3%7%1%6%-1%---- 
1844 O 25C MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-----------------2----2
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Total-----------------2----2
 -----------------100%---- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1844 O 25C MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1111311472094207529301084154517892098227923522642348338234975582014264226633631940169
1171361672795308119811237162618922158230324482922359642075256863417063272153760242177
00000098112371626189221582303244829223596420752568634170632721500
0000001032139117071995221823272545320237094591553811449198633176700
1844 O 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1021191351903897058741021146316971995216922402519333236614778559813832220543545539238
1071241532564947619231168154117962053219223332790344140335051834216572265213671641200
00000092311681541179620532192233327903441403350518342165722652100
000000972131516191895211122162426306135514405532411087193133098800
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 1995
Owner: jlmjjhac
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 1995
Owner: Shep
 
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