¼ Dollar "Seated Liberty Quarter" without motto

Features

Issuer United States
Period Federal republic (1776-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1838-1853
Value ¼ Dollar = 25 Cents (¼ USD)
Currency Dollar (1785-date)
Composition Silver (.900) (.100 copper)
Weight 6.68 g
Diameter 24.3 mm
Thickness 1.75 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Number
N#
4942
References KM# 64.1,
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.
KM# 64.2
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: 1843

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)

Comments

The standard weight of these coins was 103⅛ grains.
Reference numbers (obverse):
KM#64.1 No drapery at the elbow
KM#64.2 Drapery at the elbow
1840O

1842

1853

See also

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1838  466 000 13% KM# 64.1
1839  491 146 10% KM# 64.1
1840  188 127 7% KM# 64.2
1840 O 382 200 12% KM# 64.1 Without drapery
1840 O 43 000 8% KM# 64.2 With drapery
1841  120 000 6% KM# 64.2
1841 O 452 000 9% KM# 64.2
1842  88 000 6% KM# 64.2 Large date
1842  3% KM# 64.2 Small date, Proof
1842 O 769 000 8% KM# 64.2 Large date
1842 O 6% KM# 64.2 Small date
1843  645 600 13% KM# 64.2
1843 O 968 000 9% KM# 64.2
1844  421 200 13% KM# 64.2
1844 O 740 000 11% KM# 64.2
1845  922 000 11% KM# 64.2
1846  510 000 8% KM# 64.2
1847  734 000 14% KM# 64.2
1847 O 368 000 6% KM# 64.2
1848  146 000 6% KM# 64.2
1849  340 000 9% KM# 64.2
1849 O 4% KM# 64.2 Mintage included in 1850 O mintage
1850  190 800 5% KM# 64.2
1850 O 412 000 7% KM# 64.2
1851  160 000 6% KM# 64.2
1851 O 88 000 4% KM# 64.2
1852  177 060 6% KM# 64.2
1852 O 96 000 4% KM# 64.2
1853  44 200 21% KM# 64.2 Repunched (recut) date

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