Seated Liberty Quarter Fine 1853-O

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    The Seated Liberty Quarter series began its production in 1838 and continued until 1891. The Seated Liberty design was used on the dime, quarter, and half dollar and would be replaced by the infamous Barber coin series. The quarter underwent numerous revisions throughout its cycle as the US quarter, creating varietal types for collectors. Some examples of these varieties are large and small dates, stars and no stars, drapery being removed, re-struck mint-marks, and a die crack at various stages of production. The Seated Liberty collection is not for the faint of heart and is mainly popular among experienced collectors.

    With a mintage of only 1.3 million, the 1853-O Seated Liberty Quarter is hard to find in decent grades, especially since it is a varietal coin. Considered to be in fine condition, the 1853-O Seated Liberty Quarter will contain wear that compromises the details of the coin. In 1853, the Philadelphia and New Orleans mints produced a Seated Liberty Quarter that contained arrows around the coin's date and sunshine rays that encircled the eagle on the reverse. The 1853 Quarters are the only coins to feature the rays of light and were promptly removed the next day. The New Orleans Mint had the most erratic career out of all the mints. It first opened its doors in 1838 to only close in 1861 for the Civil War. It wouldn't reopen its doors again until 1869 and run for 40 years before being decommissioned. The Old Mint still stands as a historic landmark and has been used as a storage facility, assay office, and fallout shelter.

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    • Year: 1853
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