¼ Dollar "Seated Liberty Quarter" with motto; with date arrows

Features

Issuer United States
Period Federal republic (1776-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1873-1874
Value ¼ Dollar = 25 Cents (0.25 USD)
Currency Dollar (1785-date)
Composition Silver (.900) (.100 copper)
Weight 6.25 g
Diameter 24.3 mm
Thickness 1.75 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Number N# 30784
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# 106
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States.
And 5 more volumes.

Obverse

Seated Liberty looking right above her shoulder, with a cap on a stick and a shield, 13 stars around

Script: Latin

Lettering: 1874

Engraver: Christian Gobrecht Read more on Wikipedia

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

Eagle with arrows and olive branch in talons, banner with motto above

Script: Latin

Lettering:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
IN GOD WE TRUST
QUAR. DOL.

Engraver: Christian Gobrecht Read more on Wikipedia

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)
CC United States Mint, Carson City, United States (1870-1899)
S United States Mint, San Francisco, United States (1854-date)

Comments

The Coinage Act of 12 February, 1873, increased the standard weight of quarters from 96 grains (6.22 grams, KM# 92) to a metric standard of 6¼ grams (96.45 grains). The arrows were added to signify this change.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1873  1 271 200 80%
1873  500 2% Proof
1873 CC 12 462 7%
1873 S 156 000 11%
1874  471 200 30%
1874  700 2% Proof
1874 S 392 000 16%

Frequencies show the percentage of Numista users who own each year or variety among all the users who own this coin. Since some users own several versions, the sum may be greater than 100%.

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