Seated Liberty quarter values begin at $17 to $18 each. These values are for the common date coins in extremely worn condition, known as "Good" condition by collectors and dealers.
However, the chances are good your coin is better persevered and possibly a better, rarer date.
Minted for over 50 years, many of the dates and mint marks of the series are rare and highly valuable. Here are just five dates all worth at least $200... 1866, 1867, 1884, 1887 and 1888.
Should any of your quarters have the pulse quickening "CC" mintmark, dealers and collectors are immediately interested.
Also, don't overlook the condition of your coin. The Uncirculated 1873 Seated Liberty quarter pictured, because of its condition, is worth over $715. See the section about "Grading" the condition of your coins below.
The following chart shows clearly the wide range of coin values from one date, grade and mintmark. Examine your coins closely, take your time and assess condition carefully to arrive at an accurate value.
|Seated Liberty Quarter Values|
|Condition of Coin|
|Seated Liberty Quarter Values Updated||2016|
|No Motto Variety 1838-1865|
|With Motto Variety 1866-1891|
|The Following are a Few Selected Dates|
The above are wholesale coin values. Computed from dealer's price lists with various mark-up factors figured in. They reflect closely the value you would expect to receive when selling. Variations in value do occur subject to subtle grading points, collector demands and dealer needs.
If your coin is not listed above, it is seldom encountered. For additional reference... NumisMedia publishes an extensive fair market value price guide, covering retail Seated Liberty Quarter Values in detail.
Many of these older quarters are common in the heavily worn "Good" condition. But, the same coin in the more eye pleasing "Extremely Fine" condition is often very rare and valuable. Here is just one example. Find an 1857-O in "Good" condition and it is a $19 coin, if your 1857-O is in "XF" condition the values rises to $180.
Dealers and collectors interested in old quarters treasure nice condition Seated Liberty quarters. And, pay accordingly.
Study your coins and compare them to the grading images below. Examine the gown of Liberty, look for some detail showing and all letters of "Liberty" on the shield. This separates the "Fine" condition coin from the lesser "Good" condition quarter. If all the details on the obverse and reverse are sharp and crisp the coin is in "Extremely Fine" condition, denoted as "XF".
Sometimes the difference from one grade to the next is subtle. Not so with the value of your old quarter, many times the increase in value from one grade to the next is often large. If you believe your coin is of a higher grade and value and not sure, help is available.
Collectors and dealers consider PCGS and NGC as leaders in coin grading services. Seek their advice. They both authenticate and grade your coin. The small fee you pay provides assurance you understand and receive the full value of your coin.
It is also helpful to know grading a coin is not an exact science. It is your opinion, dealers and collectors have their own opinions... and they can all differ slightly.
Check a few rare coin dealers listings, look for those offering Seated Liberty quarters similar to yours. Their listings and prices usually include a notation of the NGC or PCGS assigned grade. Additionally, these coin dealers are potential buyers of your coins.
Quarters with the "CC" mintmark indicates the coin was produced at the Carson City Mint in Nevada. All are highly prized by collectors. Many are extremely rare. Refer back to the coin values chart for some amazing values. Check to find the "CC" on the reverse just under the eagle.
The other mint marks that contribute to the Seated Liberty quarter values are... "O" for the New Orleans Mint and "S" for the mint in San Francisco and are found in the same location. Good luck in your hunt for these as well.
All of this adds up to making Seated Liberty Quarters a fascinating and rewarding collectable.
Consider your group of coins as the beginning of a coin collection. The start of an enjoyable and rewarding hobby. If that is not for you, one successful approach is to sell all your coins and use the proceeds to buy one nice rare coin. The one you were hoping to find in the box. Pass the thrill of a rare coin on to your children.
One thing is certain, change. The value of your quarters is constantly changing. The trend of the past is for the values to increase. The future is bright for Seated Liberty quarters. Many new collectors take up the hobby every year and seasoned collectors are constantly adding to their collections.
Check back whenever curious or should you decide to sell your coins. Stay current with Seated Liberty quarter values.
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