Value of a 1876/6/6 Seated Liberty Quarter?

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by huntsman53, Jun 21, 2008.

  1. huntsman53

    huntsman53 Supporter**

    Hey C.T. Folks,

    Does anyone know what the current market value is for an 1876/6/6 Seated Liberty Quarter in about AU-50? For those new Coin Collectors which may wonder what an 1876/6/6 is, it is an 1876 "6 over 6 over 6" Re-Punched Date! I believe that there are very few specimens that exist and the Variety may be rare. I ask because I have one.

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  3. kanga

    kanga 65 Year Collector Supporter

    I can't help you with the value of your coin, but your query brings up a large question.

    There's boatloads of varieties out there.
    Everything from "flyspeck" doubling (or whatever) on Memorial cents and state quarters to some more significant but unlisted varieties.
    They get reported, but never priced. Coin World is the biggest problem with respect to this, mostly because they are the publication with the largest circulation.
    Yeh, I know. "Whatever the market will pay."
    That's not good enough for me.
    Just wander through your Red Book and see the growing list of varieties that are being included.
    These unlisted items CAN be priced, at least with a ballpark figure.

    Take this as a kick in the pants to those who CAN do something about it.
    Also venting.
  4. mark_h

    mark_h Somewhere over the rainbow

    I tried some searching on Heritage, but no luck. I think it will be finding a market for the variety. Even though it might be rare there needs to be a market that would pay the premium for it. No telling how long I might have to hold that 1882 snow 6 IHC, before I find the right market.
  5. Onehawk33

    Onehawk33 Senior Member

    Brian Greer is an expert on liberty seated coins. I don't know him personally, but know folks who do and have very good things to say about him. Here is his dealer website with contact info:
  6. huntsman53

    huntsman53 Supporter**

    Thanks kanga, mark and Onehawk for the responses! Yes, there is little to be desired in the way of pricing guides for many of the Variety and Error coins and we seem to have to make it up as we go. Kudos goes out to the folks that have tried to fill in some of the blanks for certain denominations and/or Series with their' websites and/or webpages! The CherryPicker's Guide Volume I (I believe) as well as Volume II, leaves a lot to be desired as literally thousands of Varieties and Errors are not covered and they are about 8 (or more) and 3 (or more) years old respectively. Also, there are a lot of Books out there on specific Varieties and Errors for specific denominations and Series but even some of these, leave a lot to be desired and way too many years go by before they are revised. Don't get me started on the Greysheets which covers very few Varieties whatsoever! There are a lot of folks that cannot afford or even justify the costs for all of the Books and References needed to identify and/or even get a remote idea as to the values of specific denominations and Series much less the cost for ones on Varieties and Errors within each. I dream of a time when an Encyclopedia of Varieties and Errors for all U.S. denominations and Series of coinage is published which will probably be never! Even if one was published, the price would more than likely be astronomical and it would need to be revised every year with updates every month or so, similar to the VAM updates.

    As far as my 1876/6/6 Seated Liberty Quarter goes, I will recheck my CherryPicker's Guide for possible POP on the Variety and then contact Larry Briiggs of SEGS who discovered the Variety. Maybe Larry can tell me what the POP is on it as well as the value.

  7. cesariojpn

    cesariojpn Coin Hoarder

    Ah drat, I just got rid of 4 1876 Culls a few months ago!!
  8. Phoenix21

    Phoenix21 *The King Of Jokes*

    Okay, I need to see this, any pics? :D

    Phoenix :cool:
  9. earlyrarecoins

    earlyrarecoins New Member

    You won't find a "market" value for such a variety.

    For example, take the 1854-O crumbled die which is supposed to be more scarce than the Huge-O. But so few people collect by variety, that the price varies widely.

    You might put a VF up for auction and have 2 people fight over it, and it sells for $500. Then in a few months, another VF will show up, but only 1 person wants it, and it sells for $200.

    The 1856 Flag in 1 of skirt was for a short time though to be extremely rare, until people actually started to look for it. Now it is considered fairly common.

    I'll have to get the Brigg's book out and look up your variety. I've never even heard of it, and I've never seen it being discussed by anyone.

    In terms of value, nobody could tell you. You can use past sales as a reference, but I don't recall any sales of this variety you mention.
  10. Leadfoot

    Leadfoot there is no spoon

    Your best answer will likely come directly from Larry (or another specialist) or from careful searching of the Heritage archives. As pointed out above, understand the market for these is very thin & highly variable...Mike
  11. huntsman53

    huntsman53 Supporter**

    I agree with you totally! Varieties are very volatile on the coin market but that is much the same with every coin which people have interest in. One month the values may be up or even astronomical then the bottom drops out for values.

    The Variety is in the Cherrypicker's Guide - Fourth Edition, Volume II as FS-25-1876-304! The book shows a URS of 5 but I am of the belief that the Variety has an extremely low POP...especially in the higher grades. The value in the Cherrypicker's Guide is $300 in AU-50 (which I think is now about three years old) but I believe that it should be much higher!

    I have tried in vain to locate any information on the Variety on the web to no avail! Apparently a very small number of these have ever come up for sale and apparently none at auction through Heritage, Bowers & Merena, Goldbergs or any others.

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