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Draped and Capped Bust Quarters

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Variety attributions (B) and rarity are as listed in Browning, A.W. The Early Quarter Dollars of the United States, 1796-1838, updated by Walter Breen 1992, Bowers and Merena Galleries.

There are 37 Coins for Sale. New coin(s) added on October 8, 2018

Photo Date Grade TPG Variety GFRC Rating Price Description Buy
Draped Bust
Draped Bust  1805 1805
G06
PCGS
24987402
B-2
Choice $485 Choice Original, Crusty Gray Patina, Honest Wear, Blemish Free, Accurately Graded, Upstate New York Collection. A pleasing 1805 B-2 Draped Bust quarter that is well preserved after seeing considerable circulation. Surfaces are covered with uniform crusty gray patina. Bold obverse device details are evident. Accurately graded and housed in 2013 transitional PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert. CAC approval is fully warranted given the choice surfaces and strict originality. Part of the Upstate New Year Collection of nicely toned silver type coins and ideal for a circulated graded type set collection.
Draped Bust  1805 1805
G06 PCGS
81798203
B-1
Original $600 Browning 1 R4 Die Pairing, Near Choice Original, Uniform Gray Patina, Substantial Device Details, Accurately Graded, Tenafly Collection. The Browning 1 die pairing with 1 and 5 digits in the date touching the bust. A wonderful example that is near choice if not for the wear through the upper obverse rim. Surfaces are covered with a gray toning layer with darker outlines around the major devices. There are no blemishes to mention and quite surprising given the well circulated preservation state. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Lots of device details and overall quality at the assigned grade level. From the Tenafly Collection and worthy of a second look.
Draped Bust  1806 1806
AU50 PCGS
50058189
B-9
Choice $5250 Cool Terminal Die State, Choice Original, Lavendar Gray Surfaces, Residual Luster, Bisecting Obverse Die Crack. A lovely 1806 Capped Bust quarter with B-9 die pairing. The dies have reached terminal die states when striking this piece. Obverse 6 is at Die State 6 with bold bisecting obverse die cracks and die lapping resulting in lost of hair curl relief. Reverse J is at Die State 5 with rim cuds and heavy clashing behind STA(TES) that is the obverse date transfer. A strictly original example that retains luster that is more predominate on the reverse. Bright light viewing exposes a transparent patina with faint rose and lavendar hues. Surfaces are entirely blemishe free and attractive. Housed in early generation PCGS blue holder with small PNG hologram and embossed PCGS logo. This holder is circa 2000-2001 timeframe. Fresh to market with no prior auction records. An important offering for the advanced collector of Draped Bust quarters. Reasonable priced.
Draped Bust  1806 1806
AU50
PCGS
5732252
B-9
Choice $6350 Choice Original, Pleasing Gray-Gold Surfaces, Residual Luster, Substantial Eye Appeal, Ideal High Grade Type Coin Candidate, Osprey Collection. B-9 late die state (DS-6 per Tompkins) with bisecting obverse die crack. A choice example with well above average surfaces and eye appeal. Strike is well executed with uniform star relief at the peripheries coupled with bold hair curls at the center. A gray-gold toning covers each side with satiny luster readily available with a light source. This is a attractive coin, with remarkably few marks and reflective fields. Housed in 2000 era PCGS holder with embossed PCGS logo on reverse. Typical conservative grading of the timeframe. Another important early Draped Bust type piece from the Osprey Collection.
Draped Bust  1806 1806
VF20 PCGS
26547413
B-3
Original $1650 Original Gray, Eye Appeal, Accurately Graded. What a lovely Draped Bust quarter for the selective collector. Surfaces are strictly original and covered with medium gray patina. There is decent contrast between the dark fields and lighter main devices which is eye catching. Surfaces are completely blemish free. The PCGS holder has considerable hazing on the upper obverse and at the reverse center. This appears as cloudiness on the images. The piece was added to GFRC inventory due to meeting my basic criteria; strictly originality and strong eye appeal. Housed in 2013 generation blue label PCGS holder with edge view insert. The Browning variety is not listed on the PCGS blue label.
Draped Bust  1806 1806
G06
PCGS
30371786
B-3
Choice $675 Choice Original Gray, Conservative Grading, Seal Beach Collection. Since Bust and Seated quarters are so difficult to locate choice in higher circulated grades, many collectors focus on acquiring exceptional pieces in the About Good through Fine grade levels. It would be difficult to imagine a nicer 1806 B-3 example at the Good 6 grade level given the bold rims and original toning. Surfaces are perfectly original with uniform gun gray patina. Under bright light, blues hues are apparent and surround Liberty on the obverse while the reverse remains mostly gray with just a hint of blue hues. There are blemishes whatsoever even at this low grade level. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. The Browning variety is not listed on the PCGS label. Typical Seal Beach originality and quality.
Draped Bust  1807 1807
VF30
PCGS
33315809
B-1
Choice $2450 Near Gem Original, Light Gray Toning, Eye Appeal, Better Date, Conservative Grading. This near gem 1807 example is one of the nicest Draped Bust quarters handled since starting the GFRC business. I like this piece so much that a JUST BUY IT NOW designation is appropriate. Trust me. Fields are toned over with gun metal gray patina while the higher wear points have lighter shades just as one would expect from a truly original silver coin. Strike is well executed throughout obverse and reverse. There are some faint toned over lines under a 10x loupe but let's remember this is a circulated coin and not an AU with rub. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. Please give this attractive quarter special consideration as the buyer will be pleased.
Draped Bust  1807 1807
AG3 PCGS
30371787

Original $350 Honest Wear, Light Gray, Seal Beach Collection. A well worn early Draped Bust quarter without any distracting marks. Mintage of 220,643. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder.
Capped Bust
Capped Bust  1818 1818
VF25
PCGS
28979910

Choice New Price
$795
Choice Original, Crusty Gun Metal Gray Patina, Uniform Strike, Accurately Graded, Port Matilda Collection. Crusty gun metal gray surfaces dominate on this quality 1818 Browning 2 example from the Port Matilda Collection. The patina is quite thick and uniform and screams originality. Strike is well executed with uniform devices throughout obverse and reverse. There are no blemishes to discuss on this well preserved open collar struck Capped Bust quarter. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder. CAC approval recognizes strict originality, blemish free surfaces and accurate grading.
Capped Bust  1818 1818
VF20 PCGS
32461089
B-2
Original $485 Original Surfaces, Natural Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Woodbridge Collection. Mintage of 361,174. The year 1818 saw the reopening of the White House after being burnt down by the British during the War of 1812. A strictly original quarter strike with uniform gray patina in the fields and lighter coloring on the motifs. Two ancient lines in the lower left field are noted for accuracy but completely toned over. An attractive example for a date set. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A pleasing early capped bust duplicate from the Woodbridge Collection.
Capped Bust  1818 1818
F15 PCGS
81749420
B-8
Choice $335 Choice Original, Circulated Cameo Eye Apeal, Better Variety, Accurately Graded. A choice original 1818 B-8 example for your consideration. This piece is quite attractive due to the circulated cameo appearance resulting from gun metal gray/blue fields that frame lighter colored main devices. The only blemish to note is a small divot in the left obverse field opposite Liberty's chin. The Browning 8 variety is slight better with an R3 rarity rating. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Capped Bust  1818 1818
F12
PCGS
32572884
B-10
Choice New Price
$350
New October 8! Choice Original, Classic Crusty Gray Patina, Surface Verdigris, Blemish Free, Accurately Graded, Jim Poston Consignment. 10% Price Reduction October 7, 2018 - A choice original example of the better Browning 10 die pairing. Surfaces are covered with thick crusty gray patina along with olive verdigris in the protected areas. Strike is typical for the date and die pairing. Housed in new 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. Another quality early type offering from Jim Poston.
Capped Bust  1818 1818
G06 raw
B-7
Original $150 Original Light Gray, Honest Wear, Better Die Pairing, Seal Beach Collection. Early capped bust quarters are challenging to locate without issues. This example, from the Seal Beach Collection, offers original surfaces that are fully blemish free. The B-7 die pairing is definitely a better variety.
Capped Bust  1818/5 1818/5
F12
PCGS
80491935
B-1
Choice $550 1818/5, Choice Original, Gray Fields, Well Struck, Blemish Free, Accurately Graded, Outback Collection. Die State 2. A well preserved B-1 die pairing example with choice surfaces. This naturally toned example offers gray fields and somewhat lighter main devices. The contrast is not stark enough for a circulated cameo designation but still offering pleasing eye appeal. Though graded Fine 12 and experiencing considerable circulation, this piece is unabraided and attractive. Capped Bust series specialist should pay close attention to this lovely offering. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with edge view insert. CAC approval was fully warranted based on the number of pieces seen in TPG holders with one problem or another. Another fine numismatic property from the Outback Collection.
Capped Bust  1819 1819
Small 9
VF30
PCGS
30630539
B-3
Gem New Price
$945
Small 9, Gem Original, Gun Metal Gray-Blue Patina, Conservative Grading, Overall Eye Appeal, Port Matilda Collection. An immediate BUY IT NOW recommendation. A gem original 1819 Small 9 B-3 Capped Bust quarter is offered for your consideration. Surfaces are covered with natural gun metal gray-blue patina with darker blue shades on the reverse. Characteristic of the B-3 die variety, the double punching on the 2(5)C is heavy and obvious. The piece is entirely blemish free as so well preserved. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with edge ring insert. CAC approval was a foregone conclusion on this conservatively graded example. A gem early type offering from the Port Matilda Collection that deserves special attention.
Capped Bust  1819 1819
Small 9
VG10
PCGS
19820691
B-3
Choice $325 Small 9, Choice Original, Light Gray Patina, Honest Wear, Accurately Graded, Outback Collection. Ex. Mountain View Collection. A lovely 1819 B-3 Small 9 example with bold repunching on the 5 digit in the reverse denomination. This choice example features only honest wear and no blemishes. Surfaces are covered with a light to medium gray patina including olive hues surrounding stars and to a lesser extent, the reverse legend. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert along with CAC approval. Another quality numismatic offering from the Outback Collection.
Capped Bust  1820 1820
Medium 0
VF20
NGC
586305014
B-3
Choice $700 Choice Original, Crusty Gray Patina, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Outback Collection. This 1820 Medium 0 specimen is 100% original with crusty gray patina. Residual verdigris is seen throughout the hair curls and especially on the lower reverse devices and legend. This piece provides excellent balance of thick original toning coupled with decent contrast and eye appeal. This offering is essentially blemish free other than a hit on the 1 digit and an ancient toned over line direct left of the 1. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert dating back to late 1990s. CAC approval captures the strict originality and accurate grading. Another quality offering from the Outback Collection of Capped Bust quarters that deserves special consideration.
Capped Bust  1820 1820
Small 0
F12
PCGS
27898906
B-4
Choice $460 Choice Original, Ebony Fields, Circulated Cameo Eye Appeal, Blemish Free, Accurately Graded, Outback Collection. Ex. Mountain View Collection. Ebony fields and circulated cameo eye appeal are the highlights of this choice original 1820 B-4 Capped Bust quarter. Surfaces are well preserved and entirely free of blemishes. Housed in 2013 generation holder with edge view insert and CAC approval. Another fine numismatic property from the Outback Collection to consider.
Capped Bust  1821 1821
F12
PCGS
19646447
B-3
Choice $385 Choice Original, Gorgeous Circulated Cameo Eye Appeal, Accurately Graded, Woodbridge Collection. How I wish that all Capped Bust quarters could be located in this well preserved condition. Dark gray fields nicely frame the lighter main device. This contrasting appearance is often noted as circulated cameo; a fine description for the 1821 B-3 strike. Completely blemish free and accurately graded. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert and CAC approval. A pleasing early capped bust duplicate from the Woodbridge Collection. Hurry on this one as can't imagine it will last long.
Capped Bust  1822 1822
VF25 PCGS
36266056
B-1
Original $685 New October 2! Original, Gun Metal Gray-Blue Patina, Uniform Strike, Accurately Graded, Susquehana Collection. Browning 1, R2. Gun metal gray-blue patina is immediately evident on this lovely 1822 open collar Capped Bust quarter. Mintage is a low 64,080 with most survivors being problematic. Surfaces sport old album toning which shifts to golden and blue hues under a light source. Hints of residual mint frost are seen at the star points. Strike is uniform. Blemish wise, there is an ancient line below the right facing wing that was toned over years ago. Off the market for decades and now freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Sourced from Bowers & Ruddy by the Susquehana Collection and now time to sell.
Capped Bust  1822 1822
VF25
PCGS
33503343
B-1
Choice $1200 Scarce Date, Crusty Gray Patina, Choice Original Surfaces, Accurately Graded, Outback Collection. Low mintage of 64,000 with only a single obverse die and two reverse dies employed for strikings. This surviving example is a special treat to handle. I must admit that the GFRC images fail to convey the strict originality and choice surfaces. In hand viewing reveals a fairly thick layer of crusty gray patina on both sides. Ancient reverse verdigris between (A)MERICA and the right scroll end is further validation of the exceptional originality. Bright light viewing exposes embedded golden hues along with deep grays. A closed 10x loupe inspection revealed no distracting blemishes. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with edge view insert. CAC approval is 100% warranted. Please give this special offering from the Outback Collection your consideration if a serious fan of Capped Bust quarters.
Capped Bust  1824/2 1824/2
VF35
PCGS
25650928
B-1
Choice $4200 Date Rarity, Choice Original Surfaces, Crusty Olive-Gray and Rose Patina, Blemish Free, Accurately Graded, Outback Collection. There are no official mint records indicating that Capped Bust quarters were struck during 1824. However, series specialist believe that 16,000 pieces delivered on December 31, 1823 were dated 1824. This choice original example is one of those 16,000 strikes that managed to survive with well preserved surfaces. Actually, this piece screams originality with it crusty gray-olive patina along with embedded rose coloring during bright light viewing. Surfaces are entirely blemish free and a pleasure to view with 10x loupe. Strike is typical for open collar production era. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with edge view insert. CAC approval validates the strictly originality on this key date specimen. A significant Capped Bust quarter offering from the Outback Collection that deserves a place in an advanced collection.
Capped Bust  1824/2 1824/2
VF25 raw

Market Acceptable $1800 New October 4! Key Open Collar Capped Bust Date, Circulated Cameo Eye Appeal, Dull Gray Shades, Hairlines Right Field, Fairly Graded. Important 1824/2 Capped Bust quarter offering with low mintage of 24,000. An attractive example with circulation cameo eye appeal resulting from darker gray fields that contrast the lighter main devices. Surfaces are essentially blemish free for an early Federal coinage piece that saw significant circulation. There is a tiny blemish in the left field by the face mentioned for completely accuracy. This important quarter has seen a mild cleaning with a few remaining hairlines in the right obverse field under a halogen light. With incandescent lighting, these hairlines are not visible. Surfaces have retoned nicely. A Market Acceptable quality rating is assigned since the eye appeal is strong but technically, this piece will not straight grade. An ideal offering for a Dansco or Whitman bookshelf album type set and priced accordingly.
Capped Bust  1825/4(2 1825/4(2
VF30
PCGS
32038514
B-2
Choice $1075 Choice Original, Gray Patina with Golden Highlights, Accurately Graded, Outback Collection. A superior example of the 1825/4(2) date that is as choice as one could desire. All 1825 dated Capped Bust quarters (mintage 168,000) were struck during the last month of that year. Erratic supplies of the silver bullion incoming to the Philadelphia mint resulted in unpredictable striking and releases. This surviving example is perfectly original with natural gray patina and embedded golden hues that appear during bright light inspection. I went back and forth between a Choice or Gem quality rating. Choice was selected as there is an ancient micro line on the obverse that can seen with 10x loupe. Otherwise, a Gem quality rating would have been assigned as all other aspects of the coin are superior. A quick check of CoinFacts indicates a reasonable surviving population at the VF30 level but few auction records. This is probably the results of choice examples being closely held in advanced collections or trading directly among collectors. Accurately graded and housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder along with CAC approval. CAC approval was a foregone conclusion on this piece. Yet another top quality offering from the Outback Collection to consider.
Capped Bust  1828 1828
25/50C
F12
PCGS
83240885
B-3
Choice $2650 25/50C, Rare Die Marriage, Near Gem Original, Classic Circulated Cameo Eye Appeal, Dark Gray Fields, Accurately Graded, Outback Collection. An exceptional and near gem original offering of the popular 20/50C reverse die variety that is worthy of a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. Currently listed as an R5 rarity and difficult in all grades. This example is so sweet with classic dark gray fields and overall circulated cameo eye appeal. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with edge view insert. CAC approval rewards the amazing preservation state, accurate grading and overall eye appeal. An important Capped Bust quarter offering that is worthy of an advanced collection. I can't imagine a nice example at the Fine 12 grade level. Another important divestment from the Outback Collection.
Capped Bust  1832 1832
EF45
PCGS
34402007
B-2
Choice $525 Ex. Reiver-Marx, Old Album Ring Toning, Residual Luster, Accurately Graded, A Premium Example. A superior 1832 Capped Bust quarter considering the assigned EF45 grade level. This lovely Browning 2 specimen (small thin arrow heads on reverse) scores well against GFRC evaluation criteria. First is the strict originality with residual mint frost surrounding all stars and reverse legend. Then there is eye appeal as bright level inspection reveals old album toning rings of gold, yellow and blue at the periphery. When swirling this piece under a light source, the impression is that of a full AU50 example given the cartwheel luster. Finally, strike is well executed with only the left obverse stars lacking complete definition. Overall, a well balanced offering that will please the most selection Capped Bust collector. Housed in new 2015 style PCGS with CAC approval. This piece also sports the Jules Reiver and Marx pedigrees and worthy of special consideration.
Capped Bust  1833 1833
AU50 PCGS
B-1
Choice New Price
$900
Choice Original, Early Die State, Scarce Date. A strictly original example of the scarce 1833 date with natural gray coloring framed by darker shades at the rim. Both in hand and bright viewing are similar and consistent with images. After inspecting nearly all 1833 capped bust halves seen in EF or better, most are seen with varying degrees of die rust. I added this choice example to inventory since being struck by dies that are in perfect condition. A detailed 10x inspection reveal do traces of die pitting, rather the strike is crisp with sharp curls and all eagles nicely defined. I would recommend this AU example for those seeking an original Capped Bust quarter for type set that has a story and some character. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. Please note that the light obverse area at 11:00 is typical lighting reflections during photography.
Capped Bust  1834 1834
EF40 PCGS
32904198
B-2
Original $445 Scarce Die Pairing, Original Antique Gray, Bold Strike, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection. Eye appeal is much better than the EF40 assigned grade. Both obverse and reverse are covered with uniform antique gray patina. Struck from B-2 die pair with 1 digit obviously higher than the rest of date digits coupled with triple shield line reverse. A very well struck example with two faint toned over lines on the lower left obverse. These lines look typical of contact with foreign material like a rubber band but who knows. These lines are completely toned over. I believe that PCGS net graded this piece as strike, eye appeal and wear are more consistent with EF45 grade. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. From the Osprey Collection.
Capped Bust  1834 1834
VF20 raw
B-1
Original $175 Gun Metal Gray, Strictly Original and Attractive. . A no question original example with uniform gun metal gray patina that should please the most selective collector. Accurately graded and ready for inclusion into a Whitman or Dansco album. Images on July 11.
Capped Bust  1835 1835
AU53 PCGS
82484888

Choice $785 Choice Original, Light Satiny Gold/Gray Luster, Accurately Graded . Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A lovely choice original 1835 Capped Bust quarter with satinly golden gray luster. Well struck with just a few tiny micro ticks on the obverse that are completely toned over and nearly invisible. Previously encapsulated in NGC AU53 holder and cracked out by GFRC customers. Purchased from customer and reholdered as PCGS AU53. If both TPGs can agree on the grade, then definitely accurately graded and fair value.
Capped Bust  1835 1835
EF40 ANACS OWH
545558
B-5
Original $415 Original Old Album Toning, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection. A lovely later date Capped Bust quarter that is housed in ANACS old white holder. Obverse is covered with attractive copper gold patina while the reverse is a bit more mottled. Accurately graded with bold reverse strike. An attractive offering from the Osprey Collection for your consideration.
Capped Bust  1835 1835
VF25 raw
B-7
Original $145 Original Surfaces, Pleasing Appearance, Gray Patina and Olive Peripheries, Balanced Strike, West Texas Collection. A most attractive 1835 B-7 Capped Bust quarter with pleasing toning. This original raw example offers center obverse gray with olive hues at the periphery. Reverse is mostly gun metal gray-blue with some embedded rose. Bright light viewing accentuates blue coloring on both sides. A nice balanced strike with a few ancient micro lines in the lower left obverse field that are of no consequence at the VF25 grade level. These is light colored reverse vedigris which has been left intact. From the West Texas Collection.
Capped Bust  1835 1835
VG10 PCGS
33771858
B-8
Original $145 Scarce Die Pairing, Original Gray Sufaces, Mountain View Collection . This offering is not just another 1835 Capped Bust quarter but rather a challenging B-8 die pairing and late die state lapped reverse that has an R4+ rarity rating accordingly to the Browning reference. Obverse is full fine with the reverse exhibiting device weakness and upper rim wear through. This piece was therefore net graded as VG10. Surfaces are perfectly original and covered with medium gun metal gray patina. Blemishes are to a minimum. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder and another nice offering from the Mountain View Collection.
Capped Bust  1836 1836
EF40
PCGS
14825506
B-2
Choice $415 Choice Original, Crusty Gray Patina, Conservative Grading, Outback Collection. An impressive 1836 B-2 example with thick crusty gray patina. Under a light source, rose hues are evident, especially on the reverse. There are no blemishes worthy of mention on this lovely example. Conservatively graded and housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert along with CAC approval. Yet another quality numismatic property from the Outback Collection.
Capped Bust  1836 1836
VF35 PCGS
84218801
B-3
Choice $290 B-3 Late Die State, Heavily Cracked Obverse, Choice Original Surfaces, Crusty Olive Brown Patina, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection. A choice original example of the Browning 3 die variety with Obverse die state 5 and reverse die state 4. Die cracks are boldly defined but may be difficult to see on the GFRC images due to the crusty original olive-brown toning. Surfaces are entirely blemish free. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. An important die variety offering from the Osprey Collection that deserves a CAC submission.
Capped Bust  1836 1836
VF30 PCGS
B-3(d)
Original $235 B-3(d), Late Die State, Original Gray. Surfaces are covered with light to medium gray patina with darker spots on the reverse that is verdigris. This is the B-3 die state (d) with shattered obverse and bisecting reverse die crack through left side of eagle and into rim at the left of 25C. Housed in 2013 transitional PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert.
Capped Bust  1838 1838
VF35 PCGS
32838171
B-1
Original $265 Original Gray-Olive Patina, Excellent Eye Appeal, Accurately Graded, Saco River Collection. Last year of Capped Bust quarter issue as the Philadelpha mint was transitioning to the Liberty Seated design for quarters. This is a near choice original example with lovely gray-olive toning throughout obverse and reverse. Strike is well executed and uniform. At first glance, I would have assigned a Choice quality rating but a 10x loupe inspection revealed two fully toned over reverse lines that do not detract but are present and must be factored in the quality rating. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Another strong offering from the Saco River Collection.