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.
1875 Seated Liberty Quarter dollar,
Proof 64, CAC
Seated Liberty quarter dollar graded Professional Coin Grading Service Proof 64 with
a green Certified Acceptance Corp. sticker represents a valuing
challenge. By auction comparables alone, Proof 64 examples of this
date bring between $1,100 and $1,300 at auction, and Proof 65 examples
normally sell for $2,000 to $2,300.
The lot description
notes, “The white-on-black contrast is undeniable, but this brilliant
near-Gem lacks a Cameo designation,” and the coin is in an old-style
green label PCGS holder.
Proof 64 Cameo examples trade
between $1,300 to $1,600 while Proof 65 Cameo pieces bring $3,000 to
Based on the price realized, it appears that
someone purchased this one hoping that it may upgrade, or get a Cameo
designation, or if the winning bidder is very lucky, both!
Keep reading this Market Analysis:
one 1860-S Seated Liberty quarter graded higher by PCGS than
the price for only Deep Cameo 1868 Seated Liberty quarter graded