Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Quarters (1838-1891)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 1,332,000
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 6.2200g
ASW: 0.1800oz
Melt Value: $4.66 (4/19/2021)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
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1853 O ARR & RAYS 25C MS obverse 1853 O ARR & RAYS 25C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

More than a million quarter dollars were struck at the New Orleans Mint in 1853, as this facility contributed to the massive effort at repopulating America's circulating coinage. Lighter in weight than previous issues, these coins remained in circulation for decades.

Though far less often seen than its Philadelphia Mint cousin, the 1853-O quarter with arrows and rays is fairly plentiful in circulated grades. Mint State examples are genuinely rare, and the data below likely included some duplication from resubmissions.

The only variety of note features its mintmark punched correctly over a previous one that had been placed horizontally.

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Last Updated: 8/30/2019

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1853 O ARR & RAYS 25C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 45.00 75.00 70.00 155 460 1150 1300 1950 2900 4250 5050 6500 11500 18850 29000 62500 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 117
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 45
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: 4/13/2021 1853 O ARR & RAYS 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base132823111691099-218221----117
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Total132823111691099-218221----117
 1%3%2%7%20%9%14%8%9%8%8%-2%1%7%2%2%1%---- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1853 O ARR & RAYS 25C MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1061271351903639301403175924492802324334963883444555946766803310830235943793461443100182
11312915324755210871521198925662949332736254070482859847188896515084283744577074356105191
0000001521198925662949332736254070482859847188896515084283744577000
0000001640221926843096341137544257521163757610989719339331545360600
1853 O ARR & RAYS 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base98115123175336874132716682333267431003345371942645379651877511047822966370426016798348
10311714022851510251440188924462816318134693900463557586929866014640276584475072894103265
0000001440188924462816318134693900463557586929866014640276584475000
0000001554211125602958326335944082500761387340956918803323505245800
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Grade: F 12
Points: 175
Owner: Two B's Coins
 
Grade: VF Details
Points: 168
Owner: Top Dollar Trading Post LLC
 
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