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SEATED LIBERTY QUARTER DOLLARS (1838-1891)

     

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NO MOTTO ON REVERSE (1838-1865)

Date

Mintage for
Circulation

Mintage of
Proofs

Notes

1838

466,000

est. 5

No drapery at Liberty's left elbow

1839

491,146

est. 5

No drapery at Liberty's left elbow

1840

188,127

est. 5

From 1840 onward, drapery is added to Liberty's left elbow.

1840-O

425,200

0

The first issues of this year lack drapery at Liberty's left elbow.  They are much more common than the later issues of this year where the drapery was added.

1841

120,000

est. 10

 

1841-O

452,000

0

 

1842

88,000

est. 10

 

1842-O

769,000

0

Comes in Small and Large Date varieties - the Small Date is the rare one.

1843

645,600

est. 10

 

1843-O

968,000

0

 

1844

421,200

est. 10

 

1844-O

740,000

0

 

1845

922,000

est. 10

 

1846

510,000

est. 20

 

1847

734,000

est. 10

 

1847-O

368,000

0

 

1848

146,000

est. 10

 

1849

340,000

est. 10

 

1849-O

412,000

0

 

1850-O

0

 

1850

190,800

est. 10

 

1851

160,000

est. 10

 

1851-O

88,000

0

 

1852

177,060

est. 10

 

1852-O

96,000

0

 

1853

44,200

None known

 

Obverse of 1853 Quarter Dollar - Arrows & Rays     Reverse of 1853 Quarter Dollar - Arrows & Rays

1853 Seated Liberty Quarter Dollar
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ARROWHEADS AT DATE, RAYS ON REVERSE (1853 ONLY)

1853

15,210,020

est. 10

 

1853-O

1,332,000

0

 
 

ARROWHEADS AT DATE, NO RAYS ON REVERSE (1854-1855)

1854

12,380,000

est. 25

 

1854-O

1,484,000

0

 

1855

2,857,000

est. 20

 

1855-O

176,000

0

 

1855-S

396,400

est. 1

 
 

NO MOTTO ON REVERSE (RESUMED 1856-1865)

1856

7,264,000

est. 40

 

1856-O

968,000

0

 

1856-S

286,000

0

 

1857

9,644,000

est. 40

 

1857-O

1,180,000

0

 

1857-S

82,000

0

 

1858

7,368,000

est. 100-200

 

1858-O

520,000

0

 

1858-S

121,000

0

 

1859

1,343,200

800

 

1859-O

260,000

0

 

1859-S

80,000

0

 

1860

804,400

1,000

 

1860-O

388,000

0

 

1860-S

56,000

0

 

1861

4,853,600

1,000

 

1861-S

96,000

0

 

1862

932,000

550

 

1862-S

67,000

0

 

1863

191,600

460

 

1864

93,600

470

 

1864-S

20,000

0

 

1865

58,800

500

 

1865-S

41,000

0

 

 1880 Seated Liberty Quarter Dollar Obverse      1880 Seated Liberty Quarter Dollar Reverse

WITH MOTTO ON REVERSE (1866-1891)

1866

16,800

725

 

1866-S

28,000

0

 

1867

20,000

625

 

1867-S

48,000

0

 

1868

29,400

600

 

1868-S

96,000

0

 

1869

16,000

600

 

1869-S

76,000

0

 

1870

86,400

1,000

 

1870-CC

8,340

0

 

1871

118,200

960

 

1871-S

30,900

0

 

1871-CC

10,890

0

 

1872

182,000

950

 

1872-S

83,000

0

 

1872-CC

22,850

0

 

1873

212,000

600

The circulation strike mintage includes both Open and Closed 3 varieties.

1873-CC

4,000

0

 

 

ARROWHEADS AT DATE (1873-1874)

1873

1,271,160

540

 

1873-S

156,000

0

 

1873-CC

12,462

0

 

1874

471,200

est. 700-850

 

1874-S

392,000

0

 

 

WITH MOTTO ON REVERSE (RESUMED 1875-1891)

1875

4,292,800

700

 

1875-S

680,000

0

 

1875-CC

140,000

0

 

1876

17,816,000

1,150

 

1876-S

8,596,000

0

 

1876-CC

4,944,000

0

 

1877

10,911,200

510

 

1877-S

8,996,000

0

 

1877-CC

4,192,000

0

 

1878

2,260,000

800

 

1878-S

140,000

0

 

1878-CC

996,000

0

 

1879

13,600

1,100

 

1880

13,600

1,355

 

1881

12,000

975

 

1882

15,200

1,100

 

1883

14,400

1,039

 

1884

8,000

875

 

1885

13,600

930

 

1886

5,000

886

 

1887

10,000

710

 

1888

10,000

800

 

1888-S

1,216,000

0

 

1889

12,000

711

   

1890

80,000

590

 

1891

3,920,000

600

 

1891-O

68,000

0

 

1891-S

2,216,000

0