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    Seated Liberty Quarter (1838-1891)

    Quarters have played a major role in the coinage of the United States since the earliest days of the US Mint. There have been countless different types of these coins minted over the years, but the Seated Liberty is one of the most popular types of quarters. Minted from the middle stages of the 19th century through to just shy of the 20th century, the Seated Liberty was being circulated during some of the most tense times in American history.

    Most every type of Seated Liberty is highly valuable in the eyes of collectors, but it is the special edition and rare versions that really top the price charts. If you are able to find one of these rarer versions in excellent condition, the price of the coin can easily stretch to 4-figures and beyond. For people who are attempting to put together a complete collection of quarters, you cannot do so without the Seated Liberty.

    What You Will Pay for a Seated Liberty

    As is the case with any series of coins that is over 100 years old, the price you are going to be asked to pay for a coin is something that is not so cut and dry. Things that you have to take into consideration include not only the year the coin was minted, but also its condition. In addition to that, you must also take note of any special markings that may set the coin apart from others. Generally, Seated Liberties have starting prices that range from roughly $15 to $20. This, of course, is all dependent on the condition of the coin as well as its rarity.

    In addition to the condition and year, it is important that you also pay attention to the type of Seated Liberty. Because multiple different types of these coins were minted most years, you will find that the difference between a regular seated liberty and a “CC” Seated Liberty are quite drastic.

    The Most Sought After Seated Liberty Quarters

    Determining which Seated Liberties are highly sought after and which ones are often overlooked is not such a simple task. This is so because coins of this age seem to have no rhyme or reason behind why one coin is incredibly valuable and another isn’t. With regard to Seated Liberties, the difference in price points for coins from the same year will most often come down to the type of coin you own. While the 1877 Seated Liberty may sell for less than $20 in poor condition, the “CC” Seated Liberty from the same year will sell for almost $30 in the same condition. As the coin’s condition improves, the disparity in price only seems to intensify.

    Condition does mean a lot to collectors, but when it comes down to it condition is not always the most important aspect of Seated Liberties. You will find many of the older versions of the coin can only be found in poor shape, but they will still sell for a pretty penny.

    Seated Liberty Quarter Values

    The future value of a coin is something that is never easy to predict, but when it comes to the Seated Liberties you can bet that their value will rise as time moves forward. These coins are only going to become increasingly difficult to find, and that is something that will inevitably inflate the asking price.

    What’s more, the longer you wait to purchase, the more likely it will be that all of the extremely well-preserved coins will be bought up. Basically, because of these coins’ extreme age, now is the best time to act if you want to purchase an affordable coin.

    Liberty Seated Quarters

    DATE GOOD FINE EXTREMELY FINE UNCIRCULATED
    1838 Liberty Seated Quarter (No Drapery) $35 $60 $375 $750
    1839 Liberty Seated Quarter (No Drapery) $35 $60 $375 $750
    1840 Liberty Seated Quarter (No Drapery) (O) $40 $70 $400 $800
    1840 Liberty Seated Quarter (Drapery) $25 $55 $180 $300
    1840 Liberty Seated Quarter (Drapery) (O) $30 $70 $210 $500
    1841 Liberty Seated Quarter $45 $100 $250 $325
    1841 Liberty Seated Quarter (O) $30 $60 $175 $320
    1842 Liberty Seated Quarter $75 $160 $350 $650
    1842 Liberty Seated Quarter (O) $20 $70 $220 $600
    1843 Liberty Seated Quarter $25 $35 $85 $175
    1843 Liberty Seated Quarter (O) $30 $60 $250 $800
    1844 Liberty Seated Quarter $25 $35 $85 $175
    1844 Liberty Seated Quarter (O) $30 $60 $200 $360
    1845 Liberty Seated Quarter $25 $35 $80 $160
    1846 Liberty Seated Quarter $25 $35 $85 $180
    1847 Liberty Seated Quarter $25 $35 $80 $160
    1847 Liberty Seated Quarter (O) $35 $75 $800 $2,500
    1848 Liberty Seated Quarter $25 $60 $175 $300
    1849 Liberty Seated Quarter $25 $45 $160 $250
    1849 Liberty Seated Quarter (O) $450 $1,100 $6,000 $7,750
    1850 Liberty Seated Quarter $30 $65 $175 $475
    1850 Liberty Seated Quarter (O) $30 $65 $175 $475
    1851 Liberty Seated Quarter $35 $75 $200 $300
    1851 Liberty Seated Quarter (O) $150 $475 $1,500 $3,000
    1852 Liberty Seated Quarter $45 $95 $225 $300
    1852 Liberty Seated Quarter (O) $175 $400 $2,250 $4,500
    1853 Liberty Seated Quarter (No Arrows or Rays) $300 $625 $1,500 $3,000
    1853 Liberty Seated Quarter $25 $35 $175 $300
    1853 Liberty Seated Quarter (O) $25 $60 $250 $1,100
    1854 Liberty Seated Quarter $25 $35 $75 $225
    1854 Liberty Seated Quarter (O) $30 $45 $100 $275
    1855 Liberty Seated Quarter $25 $35 $85 $225
    1855 Liberty Seated Quarter (S) $40 $85 $350 $1,100
    1856 Liberty Seated Quarter $25 $35 $75 $160
    1856 Liberty Seated Quarter (O) $25 $55 $80 $250
    1856 Liberty Seated Quarter (S) $40 $100 $1,500 $2,250
    1857 Liberty Seated Quarter $25 $35 $75 $160
    1857 Liberty Seated Quarter (O) $30 $50 $150 $400
    1857 Liberty Seated Quarter (S) $60 $200 $600 $1,200
    1858 Liberty Seated Quarter $25 $35 $75 $175
    1858 Liberty Seated Quarter (O) $30 $45 $125 $350
    1858 Liberty Seated Quarter (S) $25 $35 $75 $175
    1859 Liberty Seated Quarter $25 $35 $80 $175
    1859 Liberty Seated Quarter (O) $25 $50 $135 $400
    1859 Liberty Seated Quarter (S) $100 $350 $4,200 $12,500
    1860 Liberty Seated Quarter $25 $35 $80 $175
    1860 Liberty Seated Quarter (O) $30 $55 $95 $375
    1860 Liberty Seated Quarter (S) $600 $2,000 $12,500 $20,000
    1861 Liberty Seated Quarter $25 $33 $80 $175
    1861 Liberty Seated Quarter (S) $150 $500 $2,500 $10,000
    1862 Liberty Seated Quarter $25 $33 $85 $175
    1862 Liberty Seated Quarter (S) $55 $150 $800 $1,800
    1863 Liberty Seated Quarter $40 $75 $240 $375
    1864 Liberty Seated Quarter $75 $120 $275 $425
    1864 Liberty Seated Quarter (S) $35 $75 $800 $2,500
    1865 Liberty Seated Quarter $75 $130 $275 $500
    1865 Liberty Seated Quarter (S) $85 $175 $1,000 $1,500
    1866 Liberty Seated Quarter $350 $625 $1,600 $1,850
    1866 Liberty Seated Quarter (S) $200 $575 $2,500 $3,000
    1867 Liberty Seated Quarter $200 $450 $1,350 $1,650
    1867 Liberty Seated Quarter (S) $200 $525 $4,500 $8,400
    1868 Liberty Seated Quarter $120 $200 $525 $625
    1868 Liberty Seated Quarter (S) $80 $170 $900 $1,500
    1869 Liberty Seated Quarter $250 $425 $900 $1,100
    1869 Liberty Seated Quarter (S) $80 $190 $1,000 $1,600
    1870 Liberty Seated Quarter $50 $110 $275 $450
    1870 Liberty Seated Quarter (CC) $10,000 $18,500 $35,000 $65,000
    1871 Liberty Seated Quarter $30 $60 $225 $350
    1871 Liberty Seated Quarter (CC) $2,500 $9,500 $25,000 $45,000
    1871 Liberty Seated Quarter (S) $325 $1,500 $1,500 $4,500
    1872 Liberty Seated Quarter $30 $60 $200 $300
    1872 Liberty Seated Quarter (CC) $1,200 $2,400 $12,000 $20,000
    1872 Liberty Seated Quarter (S) $750 $1,400 $6,000 $8,000
    1873 Liberty Seated Quarter (Close 3) $125 $300 $1,500 $2,500
    1873 Liberty Seated Quarter (Open 3) $30 $65 $200 $300
    1873 Liberty Seated Quarter (CC) $3,500 $11,500 $25,000 $35,000
    1873 Liberty Seated Quarter (S) $35 $65 $350 $750
    1874 Liberty Seated Quarter $25 $40 $200 $450
    1874 Liberty Seated Quarter (S) $25 $65 $265 $485
    1875 Liberty Seated Quarter $25 $35 $65 $160
    1875 Liberty Seated Quarter (CC) $80 $200 $650 $1,200
    1875 Liberty Seated Quarter (S) $35 $70 $200 $300
    1876 Liberty Seated Quarter $25 $35 $65 $160
    1876 Liberty Seated Quarter (CC) $45 $75 $120 $250
    1876 Liberty Seated Quarter (S) $25 $35 $65 $160
    1877 Liberty Seated Quarter $25 $35 $65 $160
    1877 Liberty Seated Quarter (CC) $45 $75 $120 $220
    1877 Liberty Seated Quarter (S) $25 $35 $65 $160
    1878 Liberty Seated Quarter $25 $35 $65 $160
    1878 Liberty Seated Quarter (CC) $55 $85 $200 $300
    1878 Liberty Seated Quarter (S) $125 $360 $700 $1,300
    1879 Liberty Seated Quarter $120 $200 $325 $400
    1880 Liberty Seated Quarter $120 $200 $325 $400
    1881 Liberty Seated Quarter $160 $250 $375 $425
    1882 Liberty Seated Quarter $130 $210 $325 $425
    1883 Liberty Seated Quarter $130 $210 $325 $425
    1884 Liberty Seated Quarter $225 $350 $550 $600
    1885 Liberty Seated Quarter $130 $225 $325 $400
    1886 Liberty Seated Quarter $300 $475 $675 $750
    1887 Liberty Seated Quarter $225 $325 $475 $525
    1888 Liberty Seated Quarter $200 $325 $500 $650
    1888 Liberty Seated Quarter (S) $25 $35 $65 $160
    1889 Liberty Seated Quarter $150 $225 $325 $450
    1890 Liberty Seated Quarter $60 $100 $175 $300
    1891 Liberty Seated Quarter $25 $35 $65 $160
    1891 Liberty Seated Quarter (O) $200 $600 $2,250 $3,200
    1891 Liberty Seated Quarter (S) $25 $35 $70 $160
    Source: Red Book

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