Why add this Silver Proof 1873 Seated Liberty Quarter to your collection?
The U.S. Mint's Seated Liberty Silver Quarter series was minted for circulation from 1838 until 1891. Regular, annual production of a proof version of the coin began in 1858, continuing until the conclusion of the series.The changeover from a Closed 3 in the date to an Open 3, occurred between the time that the first proof quarter dollars of 1873 were struck, and the time that arrowheads were added to denote a minor weight change. Thus, all of the No Arrows quarters of this date have the Closed 3, which the coiner had found objectionable, due to its resemblance to an 8. Mintages fluctuated greatly, from a low of just 300 in 1858, to a high of 1,355 in 1880. This 1873 dated Seated Liberty Proof Quarter falls at the lower end of the scale, its mintage reported to be just 600 coins. The 24.3 mm diameter quarter was struck at the Philadelphia Mint from 0.20 Troy oz. of .900 fine silver.
Image of Lady Liberty by Christian Gobrecht
Lady Liberty is featured seated on the obverse with thirteen stars curving above, glancing over her shoulder while grasping a shield draped with a "LIBERTY" inscribed banner and a scepter adorned with a Phrygian cap. Inscribed "1873."
The reverse depicts an eagle behind a patriotic shield grasping an olive branch and bundle of arrows, with "IN GOD WE TRUST" inscribed on a scroll above. Additional inscriptions include "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" and "QUAR. DOL."
Breathtaking Proof 66 Condition
This 1873 Seated Liberty Proof Silver Quarter is graded Proof 66 (PF66) by Certified Guaranty Company (CGC). Sealed in a protective holder with grading certification label, the design details and lettering on the coin will be sharply struck, featuring nearly perfect surfaces, stunning original Mint luster and exceptional eye appeal. This piece features some original golden/blue rim toning with a pretty cameo contrast.
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This 1873 Silver Proof Seated Liberty Quarter NGC PF66 is proudly minted by the U.S. Mint. The United States Mint was founded in 1792 and manufactures circulating, collectible, and bullion coinage.
|Year of Issue:||1873|
|Weight in Grams:||6.22 g|
|Weight in Ounces:||0.2 oz|
|Legal Tender:||United States|
|Reverse Designer/Engraver:||Christian Gobrecht|
|Obverse Designer/Engraver:||Christian Gobrecht|