Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    1851-O Quarter, MS62
    Rare in Mint State
    Tied for Finest at PCGS

    1851-O 25C MS62 PCGS. CAC. Briggs 1-B. The influx of raw gold from California, off-setting the gold to silver value ratio, brought on widespread melting of minor silver coins in an attempt to profit from their increased bullion value, an act which effectively stunted the survival rate of many early Seated Liberty issues. The low mintage of the 1851-O quarter (just 88,000 coins), only aided in its near-demise. Closely rivaled by the also elusive 1849-O and 1852-O, the 1851-O is among the rarest Seated Liberty quarters produced at the New Orleans Mint; problem-free representatives are scarcely seen in any grade, and PCGS and NGC combined have certified only nine Mint State pieces, though even this paltry number likely includes resubmissions. This piece is tied with a purported two other specimens as the finest certified at PCGS (6/14). Rich burgundy-red, teal, and green-gold toning accents semiprooflike mirroring in the fields on each side, while the strike shows above-average definition for the issue. An exceptional example of this sought-after New Orleans issue.(Registry values: P5)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 23T7, PCGS# 5418)

    Weight: 6.68 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


    View Certification Details from PCGS

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    July, 2014
    10th-13th Thursday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 11
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 840

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    17.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    Sold on Jul 13, 2014 for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
    Track Item

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 42 days left to consign to the 2021 August 12 - 13 ANA WFOM World Coins Signature Auction - Dallas!

    Learn about consigning with us

    I couldn't ask for more with respect to Heritage's marketing effort.
    Gerald T.,
    Atlantic Highlands, NJ
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search