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 1866-1873
Value ¼ Dollar = 25 Cents (0.25 USD)
Currency Dollar (1785-date)
Composition Silver (.900) (.100 copper)
Weight 6.22 g
Diameter 24.3 mm
Thickness 1.75 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Number N# 3659
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# 98
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 5 more volumes.

Obverse

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

Lettering: 1871

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

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

Lettering:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
IN GOD WE TRUST
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 (1870-1899)
S United States Mint, San Francisco, United States (1854-date)

Comments

The standard weight of these coins was 96 grains.
1873

See also

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
1866  16 800 (fr) KM# 98 (sans devise)
1866  725 Proof
1866 S 28 000
1867  20 000 (fr) KM# 98
1867  625 Proof
1867 S 48 000
1868  29 400 (fr) KM# 98
1868  600 Proof
1868 S 96 000
1869  16 000 (fr) KM# 98
1869  600 Proof
1869 S 76 000
1870  86 400 (fr) KM# 98
1870  1 000 Proof
1870 CC 8 340
1871  118 200 (fr) KM# 98
1871  960 Proof
1871 CC 10 890
1871 S 30 900
1872  182 950 (fr) KM# 98
1872  950 Proof
1872 CC 22 850
1872 S 83 000
1873  40 000 closed 3
1873  172 000 open 3
1873  600 Proof, closed 3
1873 CC 4 000 Only 6 known

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