The 1854 Seated Liberty quarters have value as numismatic coins. Keep reading to learn more about these silver coins.

1854 Quarter

Specifications

Type: Seated Liberty Quarter
Year: 1854
Face Value: $0.25
Composition: 90% silver, 10% copper
Silver Weight: .18 oz.
Total Weight: 6.22 grams
Current Silver Bullion Value: $3.78

The US minted the 1854 quarter with no mint mark and also the 1854 O quarter. The mint mark, when present, can be found on the reverse side of the coin below the eagle.

Series Location Quantity Minted
1854 Philadelphia 12,380,000
1854 O New Orleans 1,484,000

Value

This coin in circulated condition is worth at least its weight in silver. The silver melt value for this coin is $3.78 as of October 04, 2022. This melt value is calculated from the current silver spot price of $21.02 per ounce.

The 1854 quarter with no mint mark is worth around $30 in good condition. In very fine condition the value is around $45. In extremely fine condition the value is around $85. In uncirculated condition the price is around $625 for coins with an MS 60 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 63 can sell for around $1,100.

The 1854 O quarter is worth around $50 in good condition. In very fine condition the value is around $75. In extremely fine condition the value is around $125. In uncirculated condition the price is around $1,100 for coins with an MS 60 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 63 can sell for around $1,750.

Huge O Variety

There is a notable variety for the 1854 O quarter. On this coin the O mint mark is much larger than normal. See the image below for reference.

Normal O vs Huge O

The 1854 O quarter with the huge O is worth around $650 in good condition. In very fine condition the value is around $1,600. In extremely fine condition the value is around $3,000.

Grading System

Good- The word "LIBERTY" on the shield is not readable. The letters and the date are readable.

Very fine- The word "LIBERTY" on the shield is strong.

Extremely fine- The word "LIBERTY" on the shield and the edges on the scroll are distinct.

MS 60 uncirculated- There are no signs of wear. The coin has luster, but there may be a few stains, abrasions, or surface marks.

MS 63 choice uncirculated- In the major focal areas there are some blemishes or contact marks. The coin's luster might not be as prominent.

 

Sources:

The Red Book


See also:

1855 Quarter