Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Quarters (1838-1891)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 1,180,000
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 6.2200g
ASW: 0.1800oz
Melt Value: $3.08 (5/24/2017)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
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1857 O 25C MS obverse 1857 O 25C MS reverse


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Description & Analysis

This issue offers another example in which a fairly generous mintage has nonetheless resulted in a Mint State rarity. In fact, any grade approaching the MS level is likewise scarce for 1857-O quarters.

Most examples are weakly struck in places. Problem areas include the stars, Liberty's head and the eagles right (viewer's left) leg.

Though several die pairs have been identified, the only notable variety is a misplaced date in which the tops of duplicate numerals 18 are seen within the denticles below the correct date placement.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 10/12/2016

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1857 O 25C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 28.00 40.00 60.00 105 260 490 600 850 1225 1450 1700 2200 3800 7650 - - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 83
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 64


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Auction Prices Realized

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9/10/2006 PCGS AU 58   Goldberg September 10-13, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 37/Lot# 1527 $1,150.00
4/28/2009 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2009 April-May Cincinnati, OH (CSNS) US Coin Auction #1124, 1124/Lot# 396 $3,737.50
8/22/2010 PCGS Genuine Genuine   Teletrade Auction 2910, 2910/Lot# 1510 $50.00
3/21/2013 NGC AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2013 March 21 -22 & 24 US Coin Signature Auction - Dallas Session(4), 1183/Lot# 7552 $329.00
6/16/2013 PCGS VF 30   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 756, 765/Lot# 718 $145.00
7/11/2013 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2013 July 11 - 14 US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(1), 1187/Lot# 3125 $8,225.00
2/2/2014 PCGS Genuine F   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/02/2014, 177/Lot# 168178 $66.00
7/11/2014 NGC VF 25   Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 5775 $105.75
9/14/2014 NGC XF 45   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131438/Lot# 27844 $235.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1857 O 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base81981151272415027649741260142116351762205623623628430772631188419553323303586639681
861031191653285898341069131314921677186021582784385452928803144402381233508371370
000000834106913131492167718602158278438545292880314440238123350800
0000009041164136715631719195822603206408062771034316996280713468700
1857 O 25C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base8910612713926253981510341333150117241857216224793788449075311226920110331373673840620
941131311803546318881133138915751768195822672915402255039110148822445234337380320
000000888113313891575176819582267291540225503911014882244523433700
0000009611233144516491812206023733351425665171068917496287943553700
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