The 1877 Seated Liberty quarters have value as numismatic coins. Keep reading to learn more about these silver coins.

1877 Quarter

Specifications

Type: Seated Liberty Quarter
Year: 1877
Face Value: $0.25
Composition: 90% silver, 10% copper
Silver Weight: .18084 oz.
Total Weight: 6.25 grams
Current Silver Bullion Value: $4.36

The US minted the 1877 quarter with no mint mark and also the 1877 CC quarter and 1877 S quarter. The mint mark, when present, can be found on the reverse side of the coin.

Series Location Quantity Minted
1877 Philadelphia 10,911,200
1877 CC Carson City 4,192,000
1877 S San Francisco 8,996,000

Value

This coin in circulated condition is worth at least its weight in silver. The silver melt value for this coin is $4.36 as of September 29, 2020. This melt value is calculated from the current silver spot price of $24.09 per ounce.

The 1877 quarter with no mint mark and the 1877 S quarter have similar values. Each coin is worth around $25 in good condition. In very fine condition the value is around $45 and in extremely fine condition the value is around $65. In uncirculated condition the price is around $275 for coins with an MS 60 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 63 can sell for around $550.

The 1877 CC quarter is worth around $50 in good condition. In very fine condition the value is around $125 and in extremely fine condition the value is around $175. In uncirculated condition the price is around $475 for coins with an MS 60 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 63 can sell for around $1,150.

Proof coins with no mint mark are available and they are valued at around $750 each in PR 63 condition. There were 510 proof coins minted.

S Over Horizontal S Error Coins

There is a notable error variety for the 1877 S quarter series. On these error coins the S mint mark is minted over a horizontal S.

The 1877 S over horizontal S quarter is worth around $30 in good condition. In very fine condition the value is around $150 and in extremely fine condition the value is around $285. In uncirculated condition the price is around $850 for coins with an MS 60 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 63 can sell for around $2,000.

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.

PR 63 proof- This coin has reflective surfaces and only a few blemishes away from the major focal points. There are no major flaws.

 

Sources:

The Red Book