¼ Dollar "Seated Liberty Quarter" without motto, reduced weight

Features

Issuer United States
Period Federal republic (1776-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1856-1866
Value ¼ Dollar = 25 Cents (¼ USD)
Currency Dollar (1785-date)
Composition Silver (.900) (.100 copper)
Weight 6.22 g
Diameter 24.3 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Number
N#
315915
References KM# A64.2
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: 1857

Designer: 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

Script: Latin

Lettering:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
QUAR. DOL.

Designer: 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 of Philadelphia, United States (1792-date)
O United States Mint of New Orleans, United States (1835-1942)
S United States Mint of San Francisco, United States (1854-date)

Comments

The standard weight of these coins was 96 grains.
1856S

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1856  7 264 000 $ 13 $ 15 $ 23 $ 46 26%
1856  30 1.5% Proof
1856 O 968 000 6%
1856 S 286 000 1.2%
1856 S 1.0% Repunched mintmark (large S over small S)
1857  9 644 000 $ 20 $ 20 $ 34 $ 41 32%
1857  40 1.5% Proof
1857 O 1 180 000 4%
1857 S 82 000 1.5%
1858  7 368 000 $ 5.50 $ 32 $ 35 $ 40 $ 62 29%
1858  300 1.5% Proof
1858 O 520 000 3%
1858 S 121 000 1.3%
1859  1 343 200 8%
1859  800 1.3% Proof
1859 O 260 000 3%
1859 S 80 000 1.3%
1860  805 400 5%
1860  1 000 1.2% Proof
1860 O 388 000 3%
1860 S 56 000 1.3%
1861  4 853 600 $ 14 $ 25 19%
1861  1 000 1.3% Proof
1861 S 96 000 1.5%
1862  932 000 6%
1862  550 1.3% Proof
1862 S 67 000 1.7%
1863  191 600 2%
1863  460 1.2% Proof
1864  93 600 1.5%
1864  470 1.2% Proof
1864 S 20 000 1.2%
1865  59 300 1.7%
1865  500 1.2% Proof
1865 S 41 000 1.2%
1866  1.2% Not issued for circulation

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Past sales

Pictures Sale Date Version Grade Sold price
Picture 1 of a sold ¼ Dollar "Seated Liberty Quarter" (without motto, reduced weight)
Katz
Auction 86
Lot 2460
Internet Archive
Jun 10, 2023 Undetermined VF USD 24.94
(EUR 23.00)
(+ buyer's premium)
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