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Mintages at the Philadelphia Mint increased steadily in the 1880s, although the highest mintage had already been archived in 1851, when a total of 1,372,748 quarter eagles were produced.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.

IssueMintage
184018,859
1840-C12,822
1840-D3,532
1840-O33,580
1841Proof Only
1841-C10,281
1841-D4,164
18422,823
1842-C6,729
1842-D4,643
1842-O19,800
1843100,546
1843-C26,064
1843-D36,209
1843-O364,002
18446,784
1844-C11,622
1844-D17,332
184591,051
1845-D19,460
1845-O4,000
184621,598
1846-C4,808
1846-D19,303
1846-O62,000
184729,814
1847-C23,226
1847-D15,784
1847-O124,000
18487,497
1848 CAL1,389
1848-C16,788
1848-D13,771
184923,294
1849-C10,220
1849-D10,945
1850252,923
1850-C9,148
1850-D12,148
1850-O84,000
18511,372,748
1851-C14,923
1851-D11,264
1851-O148,000
18521,159,681
1852-C9,772
1852-D24,078
1852-O140,000
18531,404,668
1853-D3,178
1854596,258
1854-C7,295
1854-D1,760
1854-O153,000
1854-S246
1855235,480
1855-C3,677
1855-D1,123
1856384,240
1856-C7,913
1856-D874
1856-O21,100
1856-S72,120
1857214,130
1857-D2,364
1857-O34,000
1857-S69,200
185847,377
1858-C9,056
185939,364
1859-D2,244
1859-S15,200
186022,563
1860-C7,469
1860-S35,600
18611,283,788
1861-S24,000
186298,508
1862-S8,000
1863Proof Only
1863-S10,800
18642,824
18651,520
1865-S23,376
18663,080
1866-S38,960
18673,200
1867-S28,000
18683,600
1868-S34,000
18694,320
1869-S29,500
18704,520
1870-S16,000
18715,320
1871-S22,000
18723,000
1872-S18,000
1873178,000
1873-S27,000
18743,920
1875400
1875-S11,600
18764,176
1876-S5,000
18771,632
1877-S35,400
1878286,240
1878-S178,000
187988,960
1879-S43,500
18802,960
1881640
18824,000
18831,920
18841,950
1885800
18864,000
18876,160
188816,001
188917,600
18908,720
189110,960
18922,440
189330,000
18944,000
18956,000
189619,070
189729,768
189824,000
189927,200
190067,000
190191,100
1902133,540
1903201,060
1904160,790
1905217,800
1906176,330
1907336,294