¼ Dollar "Seated Liberty Quarter" with motto, w/o date arrows

Features

Issuer United States
Period Federal republic (1776-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1866-1891
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# 3659
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 98,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
KM# A98
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

Seated Liberty on shield, date below.

Lettering: 1891

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

Heraldic eagle clutching arrows and olive sprigs, value below.

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)
CC United States Mint, Carson City, United States
O United States Mint, New Orleans, United States
S United States Mint, San Francisco, United States (1854-date)

Comments

The 1873 closed-3 and open-3 varieties are distinguished by the amount of space between the upper left and lower left serifs
in the 3.

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1866  725 0.7% KM# 98 Proof
1866  17 525 0.7% KM# 98 rare
1866 S 28 000 0.7% KM# 98 rare
1867  625 0.7% KM# 98 Proof
1867  20 625 0.9% KM# 98 rare
1867 S 48 000 0.7% KM# 98 rare
1868  600 0.7% KM# 98 Proof
1868  30 000 0.9% KM# 98 rare
1868 S 96 000 1.1% KM# 98 rare
1869  600 0.7% KM# 98 Proof
1869  16 600 0.7% KM# 98 rare
1869 S 76 000 0.7% KM# 98 rare
1870  1 000 0.7% KM# 98 Proof
1870  87 400 0.9% KM# 98 rare
1870 CC 8 340 0.9% KM# 98 ultra rare
1871  960 0.7% KM# 98 Proof
1871  119 160 1.1% KM# 98 rare
1871 CC 10 890 0.7% KM# 98 rare
1871 S 30 900 0.7% KM# 98 rare
1872  950 0.9% KM# 98 Proof
1872  182 950 1.6% KM# 98 rare
1872 CC 22 850 0.7% KM# 98 ultra rare
1872 S 83 000 0.7% KM# 98 rare
1873  40 000 1.1% KM# 98 (closed "3") Proof; rare
1873  172 000 1.6% KM# 98 (open "3")
1873 CC 6 0.7% KM# 98 ultra rare
1875  4 293 500 $ 11 13% KM# A98
1875  700 1.4% KM# A98 Proof
1875 CC 140 000 0.7% KM# A98 rare
1875 S 680 000 1.8% KM# A98
1876  17 817 150 $ 6.21 $ 20 $ 25 33% KM# A98
1876  1 150 1.8% KM# A98 Proof
1876 CC 3% KM# A98 (fine reeding)
1876 CC 4 944 000 $ 44 11% KM# A98 (wide reeding)
1876 S 8 596 000 $ 11 16% KM# A98
1877  10 911 710 $ 15 $ 15 $ 18 $ 40 24% KM# A98
1877  510 0.9% KM# A98 Proof
1877 CC 4 192 000 7% KM# A98
1877 S 8 996 000 $ 14 13% KM# A98
1877 S 0.9% KM# A98 (horizontal "S")
1878  2 260 800 4% KM# A98
1878  800 1.1% KM# A98 Proof
1878 CC 996 000 3% KM# A98
1878 S 140 000 1.1% KM# A98 rare
1879  1 100 0.7% KM# A98 Proof
1879  14 700 0.9% KM# A98 rare
1880  1 355 0.9% KM# A98 Proof
1880  14 955 1.1% KM# A98 rare
1881  975 0.7% KM# A98 Proof
1881  12 975 0.9% KM# A98 rare
1882  1 100 0.7% KM# A98 Proof
1882  16 300 0.7% KM# A98 rare
1883  1 039 0.7% KM# A98 Proof
1883  15 439 1.1% KM# A98 rare
1884  875 0.7% KM# A98 Proof
1884  8 875 0.9% KM# A98 very rare
1885  930 0.7% KM# A98 Proof
1885  14 530 1.6% KM# A98 rare
1886  886 0.7% KM# A98 Proof
1886  5 886 0.7% KM# A98 very rare
1887  710 0.7% KM# A98 Proof
1887  10 710 0.9% KM# A98 rare
1888  800 0.7% KM# A98 Proof
1888  10 833 1.4% KM# A98 rare
1888 S 1 216 000 4% KM# A98
1889  711 0.7% KM# A98 Proof
1889  12 711 0.9% KM# A98 rare
1890  590 0.7% KM# A98 Proof
1890  80 590 1.8% KM# A98 rare
1891  3 920 600 $ 9.92 12% KM# A98
1891  600 0.9% KM# A98 Proof
1891 O 68 000 0.7% KM# A98 rare
1891 S 2 216 000 7% KM# A98

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