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1861 Seated Liberty Quarter Dollar Obverse       1861 Seated Liberty Quarter Dollar Reverse


1861 QUARTER DOLLAR

PCGS Nos: 5454, 5557, 85557

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 4,853,600
Proofs: 1,000

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, PA) below the eagle on the reverse

Images courtesy of Heritage Numismatic Auctions

Significant examples:

Recent appearances:
Proof-63.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 1630, illustrated, sold for $920.00

PCGS Proof-62.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 1614, sold for $356.50

NGC MS-67.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 568, illustrated, sold for $7,187.00

PCGS MS-65.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000" Sale, August 6-7, 2000, Lot 5812, illustrated, sold for $2,645.00

PCGS MS-65.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 1200, unsold

PCGS MS-65.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part III", May 21, 2001, Lot 1454, illustrated, sold for $3,681.15

PCGS MS-61.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part III", May 21, 2001, Lot 1455, illustrated, not sold

NGC MS-64.  Ex - Early American History Auctions, Inc.'s Mail Bid Sale, October 14, 2000, Lot 1093

PCGS MS-64.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "The ANA 2001 National Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 244, sold for $1,161.50

NGC MS-63.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000" Sale, August 6-7, 2000, Lot 5811, not illustrated, sold for $603.75

MS-62.  Ex-  Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale", October 5-7, 2000, Lot 6763, not illustrated, sold for $264.50

Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 724, , not plated, sold for $172.50

AU-58.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 1631, not illustrated, sold for $172.00

AU-55.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 1681, sold for $115.00

Varieties:

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 3 MS-67's.

The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 4 PR-66's.

The finest Proof Cameo example graded by PCGS is a single PRCA-66.

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

 
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