1879 25C Morgan Quarter Dollar, Judd-1593, Pollock-1787, Low R.7
Easily called a "Morgan quarter," the obverse shows the familiar George Morgan Liberty Head design with peripheral inscriptions arranged differently from the silver dollar: two stars, E PLURIBUS, seven stars, UNUM, four stars (total 13), and the date 1879 below. On the reverse a spread-winged eagle holds an olive sprig in its right talon, three arrows in its left. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA is at the upper rim, with QUARTER DOLLAR at the lower rim. IN GOD WE TRUST is awkwardly squeezed in on three sides of the eagle. Struck in silver with a reeded edge.
PR67 $34,500.00 (Apr 29, 2009 HA.com)
1879 25C Morgan's Quarter Dollar, Judd-1594, Pollock-1788, High R.6
Morgan's Liberty Head is reduced to quarter dollar size with E PLURIBUS left, UNUM right, and the date below. An eagle with wings spread holds an olive branch and three arrows with UNITED STATES OF AMERICA above and QUARTER DOLLAR below. The motto IN GOD WE TRUST is placed counterclockwise from 9 o'clock to 3 o'clock. Struck in copper with a reeded edge.
PR66 Red and Brown $11,500.00 (Jan 2, 2007 HA.com)