1839 Seated Liberty Quarter 

The 1839 Seated Liberty Quarter is a notable coin in American numismatics, marking the early years of the Seated Liberty design. Here's some information about it: 

Design: The Seated Liberty design was created by Christian Gobrecht and was used on various denominations of United States coins from 1836 to 1891.  

The obverse (front) of the coin features a seated figure of Liberty holding a shield inscribed with the word "LIBERTY" in her right hand and a staff topped with a liberty cap in her left hand. The reverse (back) features a heraldic eagle with a shield on its breast, clutching arrows and an olive branch. 

Composition: Seated Liberty Quarters minted from 1838 to 1865 were composed of 90% silver and 10% copper, with a weight of 6.68 grams and a diameter of 24.3 millimeters. 

Historical Context: The Seated Liberty Quarter was introduced during a time of significant expansion and change in the United States, including westward expansion, the California Gold Rush, and the Industrial Revolution.  

Varieties: The 1839 Seated Liberty Quarter was produced at several mint facilities, including Philadelphia (no mint mark), New Orleans (O mint mark), and San Francisco (S mint mark). Each mint facility may have slight variations in the design or production quality of the coins. 

Mintage: The mintage of the 1839 Seated Liberty Quarter varied depending on the mint facility. The Philadelphia Mint typically produced the highest number of coins, followed by New Orleans and San Francisco. 

Collectibility: Seated Liberty Quarters, including the 1839 issue, are popular among coin collectors due to their historical significance, attractive design, and relative accessibility. Examples in well-preserved condition, especially those with full details and minimal wear, are highly sought after by collectors. 

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