Liberty Quarter Eagle Mintages

During the course of the Liberty Head Quarter Eagle series, there were a total of 136 different circulation strikes produced at six different mints, excluding varieties. Mintages varied widely, creating some rarities and leaving other issues relatively common.

The lowest circulation strike mintage occurs for the 1854-S Quarter Eagle, which had only 246 pieces produced. Other issues with mintages below 1,000 coins include the 1856-D (874), 1875 (400), 1881 (640) and 1885 (800). Many other issues had low mintages, circulated extensively, or both, and are considered to be prime rarities as well. These include many struck at the Charlotte and Dahlonega from 1840 to 1861, and the Philadelphia issues of the 1860s and 1870s.

Mintages at the Philadelphia Mint increased steadily in the 1880s, although the highest mintage had already been archived in 1851, when a total of 1,372,748 quarter eagles were produced. Only two other dates would have a mintage above one million coins, being 1852 (1,159,681) and 1861 (1,283,788).

The table below includes the mintage figures for circulation strike issues of the Liberty Quarter Eagle series.

1840 18,859
1840-C 12,822
1840-D 3,532
1840-O 33,580
1841 Proof Only
1841-C 10,281
1841-D 4,164
1842 2,823
1842-C 6,729
1842-D 4,643
1842-O 19,800
1843 100,546
1843-C 26,064
1843-D 36,209
1843-O 364,002
1844 6,784
1844-C 11,622
1844-D 17,332
1845 91,051
1845-D 19,460
1845-O 4,000
1846 21,598
1846-C 4,808
1846-D 19,303
1846-O 62,000
1847 29,814
1847-C 23,226
1847-D 15,784
1847-O 124,000
1848 7,497
1848 CAL 1,389
1848-C 16,788
1848-D 13,771
1849 23,294
1849-C 10,220
1849-D 10,945
1850 252,923
1850-C 9,148
1850-D 12,148
1850-O 84,000
1851 1,372,748
1851-C 14,923
1851-D 11,264
1851-O 148,000
1852 1,159,681
1852-C 9,772
1852-D 24,078
1852-O 140,000
1853 1,404,668
1853-D 3,178
1854 596,258
1854-C 7,295
1854-D 1,760
1854-O 153,000
1854-S 246
1855 235,480
1855-C 3,677
1855-D 1,123
1856 384,240
1856-C 7,913
1856-D 874
1856-O 21,100
1856-S 72,120
1857 214,130
1857-D 2,364
1857-O 34,000
1857-S 69,200
1858 47,377
1858-C 9,056
1859 39,364
1859-D 2,244
1859-S 15,200
1860 22,563
1860-C 7,469
1860-S 35,600
1861 1,283,788
1861-S 24,000
1862 98,508
1862-S 8,000
1863 Proof Only
1863-S 10,800
1864 2,824
1865 1,520
1865-S 23,376
1866 3,080
1866-S 38,960
1867 3,200
1867-S 28,000
1868 3,600
1868-S 34,000
1869 4,320
1869-S 29,500
1870 4,520
1870-S 16,000
1871 5,320
1871-S 22,000
1872 3,000
1872-S 18,000
1873 178,000
1873-S 27,000
1874 3,920
1875 400
1875-S 11,600
1876 4,176
1876-S 5,000
1877 1,632
1877-S 35,400
1878 286,240
1878-S 178,000
1879 88,960
1879-S 43,500
1880 2,960
1881 640
1882 4,000
1883 1,920
1884 1,950
1885 800
1886 4,000
1887 6,160
1888 16,001
1889 17,600
1890 8,720
1891 10,960
1892 2,440
1893 30,000
1894 4,000
1895 6,000
1896 19,070
1897 29,768
1898 24,000
1899 27,200
1900 67,000
1901 91,100
1902 133,540
1903 201,060
1904 160,790
1905 217,800
1906 176,330
1907 336,294