Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Quarters (1838-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 4,853,600
Catalog: KM-A64.2
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 6.22g
ASW: 0.18oz
Melt Value: $2.71 (2/6/2016)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1861 25C MS obverse 1861 25C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1861 Seated Liberty quarter has a mintage of close to 5 million pieces, as it preceded the suspension of specie payments. Philadelphia production declined annually thereafter until 1866, when a scant emission of 16,800 pieces was achieved.

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Last Updated: 8/14/2015

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1861 25C MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 25.00 29.00 33.00 53.00 100.00 185 200 230 285 445 525 715 1150 3650 6500 17000 40000 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 625
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 68


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Auction Prices Realized

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1/25/2004 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg January 25-28, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 23/Lot# 2069 $661.25
9/18/2006 PCGS XF 45   Teletrade Auction 2261, 2261/Lot# 1281 $123.20
3/15/2010 NGC AU 53   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 462, 468/Lot# 302 $161.00
9/22/2010 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2010 September Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction #1144, 1144/Lot# 9315 $373.75
1/1/2013 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers The January 2013 Americana Sale, 180/Lot# 12338 $1,410.00
4/21/2013 PCGS Genuine XF   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131318/Lot# 28882 $101.05
1/5/2014 PCGS XF 45   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 01/05/2014, 176/Lot# 148598 $90.31
8/18/2015 NGC MS 60   Stack's Bowers 2015 Chicago ANA, 6104/Lot# 42349 $235.00
1/6/2016 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2016 January 6 - 11 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Tampa Session(2), 1231/Lot# 3867 $2,115.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1861 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base819410612716335447958870177086592597411521547197732774384587997121533624439
8598113139226395515625724801885941103312831690241036464882715611586183700
00000051562572480188594110331283169024103646488271561158600
00000055166374783390595710921415183328434015538084341346100
1861 25C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base891021191391793845156317498209209831034122116332080342645696109100441580125095
931071251522474275536707728539411000109613581782252838075082742011963188990
000000553670772853941100010961358178225283807508274201196300
000000592709796886962101711581495193129774188559587321388200
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 1977
Owner: ddr70
 
Grade: MS 63
Points: 1547
Owner: Electric Peak Collection
 
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