1891-O Seated Liberty Quarter

The 1891-O Seated Liberty quarter may not have the high profile as do a few other important Seated Liberty quarters, but experienced numismatists understand why the 1891-O is included on the Key Date List of recommendations. Let’s point out some of the reasons why:

  • The 1891-O is the only New Orleans Mint Seated Liberty quarter to carry the IN GOD WE TRUST motto. In that respect, it is one-of-a-kind.
  • It was the first quarter struck at New Orleans following a 31-year pause.
  • Its meager mintage of 68,000 pieces and heavy attrition through circulation make it a rarity across all grades.(1)

The value trend charts indicate steady, but not spectacular, price increases over a long time period for the 1891-O. This data elevates it head and shoulders above most Seated Liberty quarters in terms of rate of appreciation.

For collectors on a tighter budget, the 1891-O is worth considering because of its affordability and respectable price performance track record.

Estimated survivors in all grades: 500
? The survivor estimate from PCGS represents an average of one or more experts' opinions as to how many examples survive of a particular coin in all grades. Survival estimates include coins that are raw, certified by PCGS, and certified by other grading services.
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PCGS Rarity Scale: 6.0
? The 'PCGS CoinFacts Rarity Scale' assesses the relative rarity of all U.S. coins, based on estimated surviving examples. The scale runs from 1.0 to 10.0. The higher the number, the rarer the coin.
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1. Stack's Bowers Galleries.  1891-O Liberty Seated Quarter.  Nov 2016 Auction.

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