Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Quarters (1838-1891)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 412,000
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 6.6800g
ASW: 0.1933oz
Melt Value: $3.43 (2/27/2020)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
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1849 O 25C MS obverse 1849 O 25C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

This is one of the rarest dates in the Seated Liberty Quarter series. There is no official record of its mintage, but Walter Breen believed that it was included in the first 1850 delivery of 16,000 pieces. Examples are rare across all grades, and Mint State pieces are extremely rare. The Census data below likely includes some duplication through resubmission of the same coins.

Just a single die pair was utilized for this brief issue.

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Last Updated: 1/3/2020

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1849 O 25C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1980 2050 3250 3850 7500 8000 8750 11900 16900 18200 21500 23000 27500 38000 - - - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 40
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 40
High Grade: 64

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.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 2/25/2020 1849 O 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base26526241232-1211------40
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Total26526241232-1211------40
 5%15%13%5%15%5%10%3%5%8%5%-3%5%3%3%------ 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1849 O 25C MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1183130516002345279437153995424945774777505452265441605370988310112031553021910314413490638646
122314031848249431013808407943584643486951115297564564017502927412645176562508732596361520
00000040794358464348695111529756456401750292741264517656250873259600
000000416444674710496151685369584967497906102381408719783282643375100
1849 O 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1117123315152233266535563828407343924586485550225231582568428022108431507021317306653406837742
115513271754237729623646390941794456467549105091542961647235896212252171522443331799352920
00000039094179445646754910509154296164723589621225217152244333179900
00000039914285452147654966516156276503762899021366119234275493293300
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Grade: AU 55
Points: 4586
Owner: jaebardoc
 
Grade: AU 53
Points: 4392
Owner: Grand Tour
 
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