The 1855 Seated Liberty quarters have value as numismatic coins. Keep reading to learn more about these silver coins.

1855 Quarter

Specifications

Type: Seated Liberty Quarter
Year: 1855
Face Value: $0.25
Composition: 90% silver, 10% copper
Silver Weight: .18 oz.
Total Weight: 6.22 grams
Current Silver Bullion Value: $5.30

The US minted the 1855 quarter with no mint mark and also the 1855 O quarter and 1855 S quarter. The mint mark, when present, can be found on the reverse side of the coin below the eagle.

Series Location Quantity Minted
1855 Philadelphia 2,857,000
1855 O New Orleans 176,000
1855 S San Francisco 396,400

Value

This coin in circulated condition is worth at least its weight in silver. The silver melt value for this coin is $5.30. This melt value is calculated from the current silver spot price of $29.45 per ounce.

The 1855 quarter with no mint mark is worth around $35 in good condition. In very fine condition the value is around $50. In extremely fine condition the value is around $125. In uncirculated condition the price is around $675 for coins with an MS 60 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 63 can sell for around $1,250.

The 1855 O quarter is worth around $150 in good condition. In very fine condition the value is around $750. In extremely fine condition the value is around $1,500. In uncirculated condition the price is around $6,000 for coins with an MS 60 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 63 can sell for around $15,000.

The 1855 S quarter is worth around $175 in good condition. In very fine condition the value is around $700. In extremely fine condition the value is around $1,000. In uncirculated condition the price is around $3,500 for coins with an MS 60 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 63 can sell for around $8,500.

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:

1856 Quarter
1854 Quarter