1851 Seated Liberty Quarter

CoinTrackers.com estimates the value of a 1851 Liberty Seated Quarter in average condition to be worth $32.00, while one in mint state could be valued around $1,574.00. - Last updated: June, 10 2022


1851 Seated Liberty Quarter
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  • Year: 1851
  • Mint Mark: No mint mark
  • Type: Seated Quarter
  • Price: $32.00-$1574.00+
  • Face Value: 0.25 USD
  • Produced: 160,000
  • Edge: Reeded
  • Silver Content: 90%
  • Silver Weight: 0.1808 oz.
  • Melt Value: $4.14





Notes: An 1851 Liberty Seated Quarter with no mint mark is worth much less than the same quarter in the same condition with the O (New Orleans) mint mark.




How much is a 1851 Seated Liberty Quarter worth?

In Average Circulated (AC) condition it's worth around $32.00, one in certified mint state (MS+) condition could bring as much as $90 at auction. This price does not reference any standard coin grading scale. So when we say Average Circulated, we mean in a similar condition to other coins circulated in 1851, and mint state meaning it is certified MS+ by one of the top coin grading companies. *** [?].


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Most Valuable

The most valuable Liberty Seated Quarter's. Prices listed are for MS-65 certified. Visit the link to learn more about each coin.

Image Year Mint Worth
Liberty Seated Quarter 1870 CC $150k
Liberty Seated Quarter 1871 CC $115k
Liberty Seated Quarter 1873 CC $90k
Liberty Seated Quarter 1842 O $58k
Liberty Seated Quarter 1860 S $55k
Liberty Seated Quarter 1859 S $53.5k
Liberty Seated Quarter 1852 O $37,867
Liberty Seated Quarter 1861 S $35,798
Liberty Seated Quarter 1872 CC $35,310
Liberty Seated Quarter 1851 O $35k
Liberty Seated Quarter 1867 S $33,597
Liberty Seated Quarter 1873 $32,117
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1989 P $345.22
1989 $345,000
1989 D $345
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Are 1851 Seated Liberty Quarters Silver?

Yes! Liberty Seated Quarter's produced in 1851 are 90% silver to be precise, and contain 0.1808 troy oz or 5.623 grams in total of .999 pure silver. Silver weight is measured in troy ounces. Troy ounces weigh about 2 grams more than the standard ounce. CoinTrackers has built a tool that will let you know if your coin is silver or not. The tool is called Is My Coin Silver?.

Numismatic vs Intrinsic Value:

This coin in poor condition is still worth $27.86 more than the intrinsic value from silver content of $4.14, this coin is thus more valuable to a collector than to a silver bug. Coins worth more to a collectors may be a better long term investment. If the metal prices drop you will still have a coin that a numismatic would want to buy.

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Current silver melt value* for a 1866 S Seated Quarter is $4.14 and this price is based off the current silver spot price of $22.90 This value is dynamic so bookmark it and comeback for an up to the minute silver melt value.

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***Price subject to standard supply and demand laws, dealer premiums, and other market variations. Prices represent past values fetched at online auctions, estate sales, certified coins being sold by dealers, and user submitted values. While we wholeheartedly try to give honest price estimates there are many factors besides appearance, metal content, and rarity that help make up the coins overall value. Call or visit your local coin dealer for more information.

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