¼ Dollar "Seated Liberty Quarter" without motto, with rays and date arrows

Features

Issuer United States
Period Federal republic (1776-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 1853
Value 1/4 Dollar = 25 Cents (0.25 USD)
Currency Dollar (1785-date)
Composition Silver (.900)
Weight 6.22 g
Diameter 24.3 mm
Thickness 1.75 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Number N# 24992
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 78
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.

Obverse

Lettering:
LIBERTY
1853

Engraver: Christian Gobrecht

Christian Gobrecht was the third Chief Engraver of the United States Mint from 1840 until his death in 1844. He was responsible for designing the famous "Seated Liberty" designs, which were in turn the direct inspiration for the design of the Trade Dollar.

Reverse

Lettering:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
QUAR.DOL.

Engraver: Christian Gobrecht

Christian Gobrecht was the third Chief Engraver of the United States Mint from 1840 until his death in 1844. He was responsible for designing the famous "Seated Liberty" designs, which were in turn the direct inspiration for the design of the Trade Dollar.

Edge

Reeded

Mints

United States Mint, Philadelphia, United States (1792-date)
O United States Mint, New Orleans, United States (1835-1942)

Comments

The 1853/4 overdate is rather unusal because the underlying date is a newer date than the overstrike. As such, there has been some debate on whether or not the underdate is truly 1854.

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1853  15 210 020 $ 15 $ 34 $ 45 91% Overdate variety exists (1853/4)
1853  5 3% Proof
1853 O 1 332 000 12%

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