***Seated Liberty quarter question***

***Seated Liberty quarter question***

Post by Robert Julian Jr » Wed, 30 Dec 1998 04:00:00



Hi All,

I have an MS-64 1859 Lib Stnd Quarter.  The coin features light obverse and
reverse clash marks.  Also, the strike is quite outstanding (Very heavy wire
rims both obverse and reverse).  It is a very early die state example,
minted from nicely prepared dies, which shows all of the finer details on
both the obverse and reverse.  The luster is very attractive and uniform.

I consider this to be an exceptional example.

I was wondering if any of my RCC friends could help me out a bit.  I am not
very familiar with this series in general.  Are these type of attributes
common???  If my description is correct, is this an exceptional or typical
example???

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Best Regards

Robert Julian Jr.
Lincoln Cent Collector



 
 
 

***Seated Liberty quarter question***

Post by John D'Amic » Wed, 30 Dec 1998 04:00:00


Robert,

This is a great series, and I am glad to see you have an interest in them.
The no-motto coins are a good value today, esp. in 64 grade.  The 1859 comes
fairly well struck, lots of die varieties this year too.  I suggest that you
get a copy of Larry Briggs' book on this series, it is excellent.   Is yours
toned or brilliant?  I prefer the toned pieces myself, but to each their
own.  I've got to go to work now (am running late) but if I can help you
with anything on this series e-mail me and I'll try to answer your
questions.



 
 
 

***Seated Liberty quarter question***

Post by Robert Julian Jr » Wed, 30 Dec 1998 04:00:00


Quote:
>This is a great series, and I am glad to see you have an interest in them.
>The no-motto coins are a good value today, esp. in 64 grade.  The 1859
comes
>fairly well struck, lots of die varieties this year too.  I suggest that
you
>get a copy of Larry Briggs' book on this series, it is excellent.   Is
yours
>toned or brilliant?  I prefer the toned pieces myself, but to each their
>own.

Hi John,

While my example is not brilliant, I would not call it toned either.  It has
the slightest golden toning around the entire perimeter of the coin.  Fully
original.  I cannot see any evidence of this coin being dipped or mishandled
in any way.

While I really like the piece, I am going to have to part with it in order
to by some of the tougher date Lincolns I need to complete my set.

What is the current market value of such a coin.  From examining the trends
section of Coin World and Nu News I value it somewhere around $2,250.  Does
this sound right???

Best Regards

Robert Julian Jr.
Lincoln Cent Collector