Quarter Dollar 1877 Seated Liberty, Coin from United States - detailed information

Quarter Dollar 1877 Seated Liberty, Coin from United States
CoinQuarter Dollar 1877 Seated Liberty

The Quarter Dollar is a United States coin worth 25 cents. It has been produced on and off since 1796 and consistently since 1831.

After the initial issue of the "Draped Bust" type (1796 - 1807), a second Capped Bust obverse was used until 1838. In 1838, the type was replaced by the Seated Liberty type design.

The weight was 6.68 grams initially, then was reduced to 6.22 grams in 1853, then was increased slightly to 6.25 g in 1873. The changes were marked by having arrow heads on both sides of the date for a couple of years.

In 1892, the type was replaced by the Liberty Head design (known as the Barber Quarter). In later years, there were also changes in size and composition (the quarter is now lighter and made of copper-nickel), but these coins have never been demonetised and are still legal tender. This, of course, is of academic interest only, as their numismatic value is enormously higher than their face value.

MintMint markTotal Mintage
Philadelphia Mint No mint mark 10,911,710 (10.9 million)
San Francisco Mint Letter S 8,996,000 (9.0 million)
Carson City Mint Letters CC 4,192,000 (4.2 million)
Obverse
United States / Quarter Dollar 1877 Seated Liberty - obverse photo

The obverse of the coin shows the symbolic figure of Liberty clad in a flowing dress and seated upon a rock. In her left hand, she holds a Liberty pole surmounted by a Phrygian cap (a type of cap which in Ancient Rome was worn by freed slaves). With her right hand, she supports the Union Shield, which has thirteen vertical stripes, white and red, with a blue horizontal bar on top. The colours are represented by heraldic hatching (thin lines indicating the colour - horizontal stripes for blue, vertical for red, no stripes for white). Across the shield, a diagonal banner inscribed with the word LIBERTY.

Around above, thirteen stars representing the 13 original states of the Union.

In the exergue below the figure, the date of issue: 1877.

The rim is beaded.

Obverse Inscription ************* 1877
Reverse
United States / Quarter Dollar 1877 Seated Liberty - reverse photo

The main device on the reverse is an eagle, perched, with open wings, looking to left. On its breast, the Union Shield at centre, with thirteen vertical stripes, white and red, with a blue horizontal bar on top. The colours are represented by heraldic hatching (thin lines indicating the colour - horizontal stripes for blue, vertical for red, no stripes for white). From the eagle's perspective, it holds a bundle of three arrows in its left talon, and an olive branch in its right talon.

The arrows and olive branch together symbolise that the United States has "a strong desire for peace, but will always be ready for war". The eagle has its head turned towards the olive branch, to symbolise a preference for peace.

Around above, a scroll inscribed with the motto IN GOD WE TRUST.

Around the outer rim, the name of the country: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. Below the eagle, the abbreviated value and denomination QUAR. DOL. (quarter dollar).

Coins struck by the Philadelphia Mint have no mint mark. Coins struck by the Carson City Mint or the San Francisco Mint have letters CC or S respectively, between the eagle and the denomination.

The rim is beaded.

Reverse Inscription UNITED STATES OF AMERICA QUAR. DOL.
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

The Philadelphia Mint struck 10,911,200 circulation coins and 510 proofs.

Quarter Dollar 1877 Seated Liberty: Known varieties
Variety S over horizontal S, San Francisco Mint
Mintage Issued: unknown
Details

Mint mark S over a shade of a horizontal S.

Variety Proof, Philadelphia Mint
Mintage Issued: 510 (included in total)
Showing 100 from a total of 248 coins of type: Quarter Dollar
Coin NameMintageSymbol or PortraitLegend
Quarter Dollar 1796 Draped Bust 6,146 Liberty, Portrait ******** LIBERTY ******* 1796
Quarter Dollar 1804 Draped Bust 6,738 Liberty, Portrait ******* LIBERTY ****** 1804
Quarter Dollar 1805 Draped Bust 121,394 Liberty, Portrait ******* LIBERTY ****** 1805
Quarter Dollar 1806 Draped Bust 206,124 Liberty, Portrait ******* LIBERTY ****** 1806
Quarter Dollar 1807 Draped Bust 220,643 Liberty, Portrait ******* LIBERTY ****** 1807
Quarter Dollar 1815 Capped Bust 89,235 Liberty, Portrait ************* 1815
Quarter Dollar 1818 Capped Bust 361,174 Liberty, Portrait ************* 1818
Quarter Dollar 1819 Capped Bust 144,000 Liberty, Portrait ************* 1819
Quarter Dollar 1820 Capped Bust 127,444 Liberty, Portrait ************* 1820
Quarter Dollar 1821 Capped Bust 216,851 Liberty, Portrait ************* 1821
Quarter Dollar 1822 Capped Bust 64,080 Liberty, Portrait ************* 1822
Quarter Dollar 1823 Capped Bust 17,800 Liberty, Portrait ************* 1823
Quarter Dollar 1824 Capped Bust 168,000 Liberty, Portrait ************* 1824
Quarter Dollar 1825 Capped Bust unknown Liberty, Portrait ************* 1825
Quarter Dollar 1827 Capped Bust 4,000 Liberty, Portrait ************* 1827
Quarter Dollar 1828 Capped Bust 102,000 Liberty, Portrait ************* 1828
Quarter Dollar 1831 Capped Bust 398,000 Liberty, Portrait ************* 1831
Quarter Dollar 1832 Capped Bust 320,000 Liberty, Portrait ************* 1832
Quarter Dollar 1833 Capped Bust 156,000 Liberty, Portrait ************* 1833
Quarter Dollar 1834 Capped Bust 286,000 Liberty, Portrait ************* 1834
Quarter Dollar 1835 Capped Bust 1,952,000 Liberty, Portrait ************* 1835
Quarter Dollar 1836 Capped Bust 472,000 Liberty, Portrait ************* 1836
Quarter Dollar 1837 Capped Bust 252,400 Liberty, Portrait ************* 1837
Quarter Dollar 1838 Capped Bust 366,000 Liberty, Portrait ************* 1838
Quarter Dollar 1838 Seated Liberty 466,000 Seated Liberty ************* 1838
Quarter Dollar 1839 Seated Liberty 491,146 Seated Liberty ************* 1839
Quarter Dollar 1840 Seated Liberty 613,327 Seated Liberty ************* 1840
Quarter Dollar 1841 Seated Liberty 572,000 Seated Liberty ************* 1841
Quarter Dollar 1842 Seated Liberty 857,000 Seated Liberty ************* 1842
Quarter Dollar 1843 Seated Liberty 1,613,600 Seated Liberty ************* 1843
Quarter Dollar 1844 Seated Liberty 1,161,200 Seated Liberty ************* 1844
Quarter Dollar 1845 Seated Liberty 922,000 Seated Liberty ************* 1845
Quarter Dollar 1846 Seated Liberty 510,000 Seated Liberty ************* 1846
Quarter Dollar 1847 Seated Liberty 1,102,000 Seated Liberty ************* 1847
Quarter Dollar 1848 Seated Liberty 146,000 Seated Liberty ************* 1848
Quarter Dollar 1849 Seated Liberty 356,000 Seated Liberty ************* 1849
Quarter Dollar 1850 Seated Liberty 602,800 Seated Liberty ************* 1850
Quarter Dollar 1851 Seated Liberty 248,000 Seated Liberty ************* 1851
Quarter Dollar 1852 Seated Liberty 273,060 Seated Liberty ************* 1852
Quarter Dollar 1853 Seated Liberty 16,577,220 Seated Liberty *************←1853 →
Quarter Dollar 1854 Seated Liberty 13,864,000 Seated Liberty *************←1854 →
Quarter Dollar 1855 Seated Liberty 3,429,400 Seated Liberty *************←1855 →
Quarter Dollar 1856 Seated Liberty 8,518,000 Seated Liberty ************* 1856
Quarter Dollar 1857 Seated Liberty 10,906,000 Seated Liberty ************* 1857
Quarter Dollar 1858 Seated Liberty 8,009,300 Seated Liberty ************* 1858
Quarter Dollar 1859 Seated Liberty 1,684,000 Seated Liberty ************* 1859
Quarter Dollar 1860 Seated Liberty 1,249,400 Seated Liberty ************* 1860
Quarter Dollar 1861 Seated Liberty 4,950,600 Seated Liberty ************* 1861
Quarter Dollar 1862 Seated Liberty 999,550 Seated Liberty ************* 1862
Quarter Dollar 1863 Seated Liberty 192,060 Seated Liberty ************* 1863
Quarter Dollar 1864 Seated Liberty 114,070 Seated Liberty ************* 1864
Quarter Dollar 1865 Seated Liberty 100,300 Seated Liberty ************* 1865
Quarter Dollar 1866 Seated Liberty 45,525 Seated Liberty ************* 1866
Quarter Dollar 1867 Seated Liberty 68,625 Seated Liberty ************* 1867
Quarter Dollar 1868 Seated Liberty 126,000 Seated Liberty ************* 1868
Quarter Dollar 1869 Seated Liberty 92,600 Seated Liberty ************* 1869
Quarter Dollar 1870 Seated Liberty 95,740 Seated Liberty ************* 1870
Quarter Dollar 1871 Seated Liberty 160,950 Seated Liberty ************* 1871
Quarter Dollar 1872 Seated Liberty 288,800 Seated Liberty ************* 1872
Quarter Dollar 1873 Seated Liberty 1,656,762 Seated Liberty *************←1873 →
Quarter Dollar 1874 Seated Liberty 863,900 Seated Liberty *************←1874 →
Quarter Dollar 1875 Seated Liberty 5,113,500 Seated Liberty ************* 1875
Quarter Dollar 1876 Seated Liberty 31,357,150 Seated Liberty ************* 1876
Quarter Dollar 1877 Seated Liberty 24,099,710 Seated Liberty ************* 1877
Quarter Dollar 1878 Seated Liberty 3,396,800 Seated Liberty ************* 1878
Quarter Dollar 1879 Seated Liberty 14,700 Seated Liberty ************* 1879
Quarter Dollar 1880 Seated Liberty 14,955 Seated Liberty ************* 1880
Quarter Dollar 1881 Seated Liberty 12,975 Seated Liberty ************* 1881
Quarter Dollar 1882 Seated Liberty 16,300 Seated Liberty ************* 1882
Quarter Dollar 1883 Seated Liberty 15,439 Seated Liberty ************* 1883
Quarter Dollar 1884 Seated Liberty 8,875 Seated Liberty ************* 1884
Quarter Dollar 1885 Seated Liberty 14,530 Seated Liberty ************* 1885
Quarter Dollar 1886 Seated Liberty 5,886 Seated Liberty ************* 1886
Quarter Dollar 1887 Seated Liberty 10,710 Seated Liberty ************* 1887
Quarter Dollar 1888 Seated Liberty 1,226,833 Seated Liberty ************* 1888
Quarter Dollar 1889 Seated Liberty 12,711 Seated Liberty ************* 1889
Quarter Dollar 1890 Seated Liberty 80,590 Seated Liberty ************* 1890
Quarter Dollar 1891 Seated Liberty 6,204,600 Seated Liberty ************* 1891
Quarter Dollar 1892 Barber 11,661,324 Liberty, Barber ****** IN GOD WE TRUST ******* 1892
Quarter Dollar 1893 Barber 10,295,350 Liberty, Barber ****** IN GOD WE TRUST ******* 1893
Quarter Dollar 1894 Barber 8,933,793 Liberty, Barber ****** IN GOD WE TRUST ******* 1894
Quarter Dollar 1895 Barber 9,021,561 Liberty, Barber ****** IN GOD WE TRUST ******* 1895
Quarter Dollar 1896 Barber 5,546,801 Liberty, Barber ****** IN GOD WE TRUST ******* 1896
Quarter Dollar 1897 Barber 10,097,760 Liberty, Barber ****** IN GOD WE TRUST ******* 1897
Quarter Dollar 1898 Barber 13,989,327 Liberty, Barber ****** IN GOD WE TRUST ******* 1898
Quarter Dollar 1899 Barber 15,976,846 Liberty, Barber ****** IN GOD WE TRUST ******* 1899
Quarter Dollar 1900 Barber 15,291,497 Liberty, Barber ****** IN GOD WE TRUST ******* 1900
Quarter Dollar 1901 Barber 10,577,477 Liberty, Barber ****** IN GOD WE TRUST ******* 1901
Quarter Dollar 1902 Barber 18,470,356 Liberty, Barber ****** IN GOD WE TRUST ******* 1902
Quarter Dollar 1903 Barber 14,296,064 Liberty, Barber ****** IN GOD WE TRUST ******* 1903
Quarter Dollar 1904 Barber 12,044,813 Liberty, Barber ****** IN GOD WE TRUST ******* 1904
Quarter Dollar 1905 Barber 8,082,250 Liberty, Barber ****** IN GOD WE TRUST ******* 1905
Quarter Dollar 1906 Barber 8,992,435 Liberty, Barber ****** IN GOD WE TRUST ******* 1906
Quarter Dollar 1907 Barber 15,536,575 Liberty, Barber ****** IN GOD WE TRUST ******* 1907
Quarter Dollar 1908 Barber 17,048,545 Liberty, Barber ****** IN GOD WE TRUST ******* 1908
Quarter Dollar 1909 Barber 16,442,650 Liberty, Barber ****** IN GOD WE TRUST ******* 1909
Quarter Dollar 1910 Barber 3,744,551 Liberty, Barber ****** IN GOD WE TRUST ******* 1910
Quarter Dollar 1911 Barber 5,642,143 Liberty, Barber ****** IN GOD WE TRUST ******* 1911
Quarter Dollar 1912 Barber 5,108,700 Liberty, Barber ****** IN GOD WE TRUST ******* 1912
Quarter Dollar 1913 Barber 1,975,413 Liberty, Barber ****** IN GOD WE TRUST ******* 1913
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Quarter Dollar 1877 Seated Liberty: Details
CountryUnited States
CurrencyUS Dollar
Coin TypeQuarter Dollar, Seated Liberty
Issued1877
SymbolLiberty, Seated
ReverseAmerican Eagle
Face Value25 (x Cent)
Circulation Mintage24,099,200 (24.1 million)
Total Mintage24,099,710 (24.1 million)
CurrentNo
Material0.900 Silver
DesignerChristian Gobrecht
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationCoin Alignment (Axis 6)
Size24.300 mm
Thickness1.750 mm
Mass6.250 g
OCC IDLBRP-ERRC-RQWN-EMNY
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Quarter Dollar 1877 Seated Liberty: Catalogue Reference IDs
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Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsUnited States KM# A98