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1859 Seated Liberty Quarter Dollar Obverse      1859 Seated Liberty Quarter Dollar Reverse


1859 QUARTER DOLLAR

PCGS Nos: 5448, 5555, 85555, 95555

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 1,343,200
Proofs: 800

Designer: Obverse by Thomas Sully, modified by Christian Gobrecht and Robert Ball Hughes, executed by James Barton Longacre; Reverse by Christian Gobrecht

Diameter: 24.3 millimeters

Metal Content:
Silver - 90%
Copper - 10%

Weight: 96 grains (6.2 grams)

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: None (for Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) below the eagle on the reverse

Images courtesy of Heritage Numismatic Auctions

Significant examples:

Recent appearances:
NGC Proof-65.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000" Sale, August 6-7, 2000, Lot 5826, illustrated, sold for $2,875.00

PCGS Proof-65.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8150, illustrated, sold for $3,220.00

NGC Proof-65. Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8151, illustrated, not sold

IGC Proof-64.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "The ANA 2001 National Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 242, unsold

PCGS Proof-64.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8148, not illustrated, not sold

PCGS Proof-64.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8149, not illustrated, sold for $1,207.50

PCGS MS-64.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000" Sale, August 6-7, 2000, Lot 5808, illustrated, sold for $1,610.00

PCGS MS-64.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "The ANA 2001 National Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 243, sold for $1,150.00

PCGS MS-64.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part III", May 21, 2001, Lot 1452, illustrated, not sold

Varieties:

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 2 MS-67's.

The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 3 PR-67's.

The finest Proof Cameo examples graded by PCGS are 2 PRCA-65's.

The finest Proof Deep Cameo example graded by PCGS is a single PRDC-65.

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"The PCGS Population Report, July 2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service

 
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