Heritage’s Jan. 29 to
Feb. 1 auctions held at the Long Beach Expo topped $7 million in prices
realized and among the series represented in depth were Seated Liberty
quarter dollars. This series, produced from 1838 to 1891, has the
range and variety that one would expect with a production run that
spanned seven decades, multiple design subtypes, production at various
U.S. Mints, weight changes and the Civil War.
World is profling three in its Market Analysis.
1868 Seated Liberty quarter dollar,
Proof 65 Deep Cameo, CAC
Seated Liberty quarter dollar graded Professional Coin Grading Service Proof 65 Deep
Cameo with a green CAC sticker sold for $7,050 at Heritage’s Jan. 29
Long Beach Expo auction.
It is the sole example of this
date with a PCGS Deep Cameo designation, which signals a high level of
contrast between frosted devices and mirrored fields.
Heritage notes the mintage of 600 Proof pieces enjoyed a relatively
high survival rate, but examples with cameo contrast are rare in any
Amazingly, this same coin sold for $17,250 when
offered at auction in 2009. As far as PCGS comparables go, in 2010
Heritage sold one of the three PCGS Proof 65 Cameo examples for
$4,025, and in August 2013 the firm sold one graded Proof 66 Cameo by
PCGS for $11,750.
Keep reading this Market Analysis:
one 1860-S Seated Liberty quarter graded higher by PCGS than
of Proof 1875 Seated Liberty quarter may be looking for upgrade or