Liberty Seated Quarters

(1838-1891)

No Motto (1838-1866)

For over a decade, renowned banknote plate engraver and medalist Christian Gobrecht had been seeking a permanent position with the Mint. By the early 1800s, however, the nepotism permeating the Mint’s employment practices was firmly entrenched. This engraver was that mint director’s nephew, that official was another official’s son, and so on. Professionally gifted as he was, but unrelated to any person-of-influence, Gobrecht unsuccessfully pursued the position of chief engraver. And ironically, he was without question, the best qualified for the job.

One of seven children of a German immigrant minister, Gobrecht was born in 1785, in Hanover, Pennsylvania. Right away he showed a talent for mechanics and inventions. After apprenticing to a clockmaker, he moved to Philadelphia in 1811, and acclaim for his work as an engraver soon came to the attention of.... (Expand Text)

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1840-O LIBERTY SEATED 25C, DRAPERY MS65 PCGS

DRAPERY. GEM SURFACES. TIED WITH ANOTHER FOR HIGHEST GRADED.
$38,500.00

1845 LIBERTY SEATED 25C, NO MOTTO PR64+ PCGS

GEM SURFACES HIGHLIGHTED WITH REDDISH/BLUE TONING. ONLY 6 STRUCK. TIED FOR SECOND HIGHEST GRADE AT PCGS. HIGHEST GRADED WITH A CAC STICKER. CAC.
$49,500.00

1845 LIBERTY SEATED 25C, NO MOTTO PR65 PCGS

VERY RARE. ONLY 6-8 STRUCK. TIED WITH ONE OTHER FOR HIGHEST GRADED AT PCGS. ELIASBERG PEDIGREE.
$132,000.00

1846 LIBERTY SEATED 25C, NO MOTTO PR65 PCGS

GEM PROOF SURFACES WITH LIGHT AMBER/BLUE TONING. ONLY 12 COINS STRUCK. NORWEB PEDIGREE. CAC.
$85,250.00

1847 LIBERTY SEATED 25C, NO MOTTO PR65 PCGS

GEM PROOF. ONLY 10 STRUCK. JUST ONE COIN GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$60,000.00

1849 LIBERTY SEATED 25C, NO MOTTO PR64 PCGS

VIRTUAL GEM SURFACES WITH BLUISH AMBER TONING. MINTAGE OF ONLY 8 COINS. CAC.
$41,250.00

1850 LIBERTY SEATED 25C, NO MOTTO MS67+ CACG

FABULOUS ELECTRIC COLOR. EYE APPEAL IS MAGNIFICENT. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED BY TWO GRADES. CAC.
$60,000.00

1850-O LIBERTY SEATED 25C, NO MOTTO MS64+ PCGS

GEM SATIN LUSTROUS SURFACES ENHANCED WITH A LOVELY GREENISH AMBER PATINA. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED AT PCGS. CAC.
$27,500.00

1850-O LIBERTY SEATED 25C, NO MOTTO MS64+ PCGS

GEM SURFACES WITH INCREDIBLE PERIPHERAL BLUISH/SEA GREEN TONING SURROUNDING LIGHT ROSE/AMBER TONED CENTER. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED AT PCGS. CAC.
$27,500.00

1853 LIBERTY SEATED 25C, ARROWS AND RAYS PR66 Cameo NGC

ARROWS & RAYS. GEM WHITE CAMEO PROOF. A ONE YEAR ONLY TYPE COIN. ONLY FIVE COINS STRUCK.
$275,000.00

1854-O LIBERTY SEATED 25C, ARROWS MS64+ PCGS

ARROWS. GEM SATIN LUSTROUS SURFACES. JUST FOUR COINS GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS. SECOND HIGHEST GRADED WITH A CAC STICKER. CAC.
$13,200.00

1857 LIBERTY SEATED 25C, NO MOTTO MS67 NGC

GEM PRISTINE SURFACES. LOVELY PERIPHERAL TONING. JUST 3 COINS GRADED HIGHER AT NGC.
$8,500.00

1857-S LIBERTY SEATED 25C, NO MOTTO MS64 NGC

CHOICE WELL STRUCK SURFACES. VERY LIGHT ATTRACTIVE AMBER TONING. ONLY 2 COINS GRADED HIGHER.
$13,650.00

1858 LIBERTY SEATED 25C, NO MOTTO PR65 Cameo NGC

GEM LUSTROUS SURFACES WITH LIGHT, WATERY PROOF SURFACES. ONLY 100 STUCK.
$6,600.00

1858 LIBERTY SEATED 25C, NO MOTTO PR66 Cameo NGC

NO MOTTO. ONLY 100 STRUCK. JUST ONE PR66+CAM GRADED HIGHER.
$14,250.00

1858 LIBERTY SEATED 25C, NO MOTTO PR66+ Cameo NGC

GEM CAMEO WITH ELECTRIC BLUE PERIPHERAL TONING. ONLY 100 STRUCK. SOLE HIGHEST CAMEO GRADED.
$22,000.00

1861 LIBERTY SEATED 25C, NO MOTTO MS67 PCGS

GEM AQUA GREEN LUSTROUS SURFACES. JUST A COUPLE OF MS67+ COINS GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$15,400.00

1864 LIBERTY SEATED 25C, NO MOTTO MS66+ PCGS

GEM SATIN LUSTROUS SURFACES WITH AMBER TONE ACCENTUATED BY RICH GREENISH BLUE PERIPHERAL TONING. CIVIL WAR YEAR. CAC.
$26,400.00

1868 LIBERTY SEATED 25C, MOTTO MS66 PCGS

GEM SURFACES. AMBER, SEAGREEN TONING. JUST ONE COIN GRADED HIGHER.
$27,500.00

1868-S LIBERTY SEATED 25C, MOTTO MS66 PCGS

GEM SATIN WHITE SURFACES. JUST ONE COIN GRADED HIGHER.
$45,000.00

1869 LIBERTY SEATED 25C, MOTTO PR66 PCGS

GEM PROOF SURFACES WITH CLAIMS TO CAMEO DEVICES. ONLY 600 STRUCK. CAC.
$6,000.00