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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 32 Coins for Sale. New coin(s) added on February 15, 2018

Photo Date Grade TPG Variety GFRC Rating Price Description Buy
Draped Bust
Draped Bust  1806 1806
AU50 PCGS
50058189
B-9
Choice $5250 New January 22! 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
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
F12 raw
B-7
Cleaned New Price
$750
Old Clean, Light Gray, Rare Die Pairing, Hanes Park Collection. A rare die variety with considerable remaining device details. Surfaces are recovering from an old cleaning and presently offer light gray coloring. The reverse is particular well struck with all horizontal shield lines distinct. A close 10x loupe inspection revealed not blemishes other than faint obverse hairlines from the old clean.
Draped Bust  1806 1806
VG08 raw
B-6
Original New Price
$695
Choice Original, Old Album Toning, Eye Appeal, Hanes Park Collection. A wonderful example of the Browning 6 die pairing. Surfaces are problem free and original with old album gray, rose and blue coloring. Lots of eye appeal for the assigned VG8 grade. This rare variety example should easily be certified to a major TPG as surfaces are solidly original with just honest wear.
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 $825 New February 15! 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
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
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  1819 1819
Small 9
VF30
PCGS
30630539
B-3
Gem $970 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
Large 9
F15 ANACS

Cleaned $210 Even Gray, Obverse Porosity, Details Grade. Obverse has suffered some environmental damage while the reverse is nice and original. Eye appeal is decent for the ANACS Details designation with gold contrast between the darker gray surrounding the stars and the center Liberty device. Reverse sports an even light to medium patina. There are no blemishes or marks other than the obverse porosity. Housed in ANACS Gold holder.
Capped Bust  1819 1819
Large 9
VG08 PCGS
27292662

Original $160 Large 9, Original, Uniform Light Gray Patina, Honest Wear, Mountain View Collection . An open collar Capped Bust quarter with uniform light gray patina throughout obverse and reverse. There is considerable honest wear but few marks. Mintage for the 1819 date is 144,000. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder.
Capped Bust  1820 1820
Medium 0
EF45 PCGS
04051409
B-3
Choice $2950 Medium 0, Low Population, Choice Original, Medium Gray Patina, Residual Luster, Accurately Graded. A strictly original and blemish free example of the rare 1820 B-3 Medium 0 die variety graded EF45. A This quarter has well above average eye appeal, and no marks at the assigned grade level. Please carefully review new GFRC images that allow potential customers to appreciate the in hand eye appeal. A CoinFacts review indicates few Medium 0 examples have been certified with 7 in all VF grades, only 1 in EF40/45 grades and an additional 2 in all AU grades. Think about that for a moment concerning rarity! At the EF45 grade level, this specimen is tied at #13 in condition census based on Early Quarter Dollars of the United States Mint which uses Rea-Koenings-Haroutunian Census reported in bar chart format. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. PCGS has misattributed, on the label, as a Large 0 die variety when in fact this is the B-3 Medium 0.
Capped Bust  1821 1821
F15
PCGS
30641837
B-4
Gem $500 New January 14! Gem Original, Attractive Circulated Cameo Appearance, Gun Metal Gray Patina, Uniform Strike, Accurately Graded . This gem original 1821 Capped Bust quarter is heads and shoulders above any Fine 15 example found in CoinFacts auction records. Perfectly natural surfaces are covered with crusty gun metal grade patina while the wear points being a lighter color as one would expect. The sharp contrast between the wear points and darker fields results in a circulated cameo appearance that is so popular with collectors. I've assigned a gem quality rating as I absolutely love this example as a collector. Eye appeal is high while the surfaces are blemish free. Locating open collar Capped Bust quarters in this preservation state is infrequent and one must savor the moment when an opportunity arises. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. If this lovely quarter had not received CAC approval, I would have hung up my dealer hat and done fishing. Superior to most VF20 examples of this date.
Capped Bust  1824/2 1824/2
FR2 raw

Original $335 Rare, Honest Wear, Even Gray. A well worn example but affordable for that difficult slot in the Capped Bust quarter Dansco album. Meager mintage of 24,000 means few survived with specimens in AU or better being significant rarities. We are lucky that this example is available given its lack of problems and nice original gray coloing.
Capped Bust  1828 1828
AU53
PCGS
27332234

Gem $3350 New January 10! Gem Original, Copper Gold Toning, Residual Luster, Conservatively Graded, Eye Appeal. Let's start this description with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. Yes, this 1828 B-4 Capped Bust quarter is not inexpensive, however the value is all there and an astute purchase. Copper gold patina covered both obverse and reverse with darker shades at the rims. Rotating this piece under a light source activites ample remaining luster and faint aquamarine coloring at the centers. Strike is close to complete with a few stars lacking connected centrils and the eagle's right facing claws being weak. The balance of the devices are well struck. Overall, a well balance example that is heads and shoulders, in terms of strict originality, above most seen in the marketplace. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. The only CAC example approved at AU53 grade level.
Capped Bust  1831 1831
Small Letters
MS63 PCGS
29213728
B-1
Choice $4000 New January 26! Important Browning-1 R3, Small Letters, Vibrant Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Copper Gold Patina, Hammered Strike, Accurately Graded, Ft. Lauderdale Collection. Small Letters reverse. B-1 die pairing (R3) in late die state. The reverse die cracks, during later die states, are well known for the Browning 1 die pair. This choice mint state example is within the top 10-12 examples extant for the variety. Satiny carthweel luster is most pleasing as is the hammered strike. Moving clock wise along the reverse, bold cracks connect the arrow heads to the denomination and then move through the olive leaves along with connecting to the lower left eagle wing and UNITED STATES. All B-1 examples are struck with a reverse that rotated left by 25-30 degrees. This piece of information is valuable for quickly attributing B-1 examples. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. An important numismatic offering from the Ft. Lauderdale Collection that deserves special consideration. As with much of GFRC inventory, coins typically appear much better in hand than on GFRC images. I like it that way as return rate is essentially zero.
Capped Bust  1831 1831
Sm Letters
VF25 PCGS
83456851
B-2
Original $180 Original Ebony-Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Blemish Free, B-2 Small Letters Reverse, Ft. Lauderdale Collection. Die Stage 2 Reverse with appropriate die cracks for the variety. Thick ebony-gray patina covers main devices and fields. There are no distracting blemishes to discuss; just a wholesome closed collar Capped Bust quarter for circulated type set. You can't beat the originality. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. An nice offering from the Ft. Lauderdale Collection.
Capped Bust  1833 1833
AU50 PCGS
B-1
Choice New Price
$1050
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
VF30 PCGS

Choice HOLD
$200
Choice Original, Gun Metal Gray, Rotated Reverse. A strictly original example with rich gun metal gray/blue patina throughout the fields. Obverse has rose hues under bright light while the reverse has lighter olive/blue coloring. A 10x inspection revealed no blemishes worth noting. Reverse die alignment is obviously shift left. Housed in older PCGS holder with three prong insert. Images are old and must be redone to properly capture the appearance of this Capped Bust quarter.
Capped Bust  1834 1834
VF30 PCGS
33679288
B-1
Original $165 Scarcer Early Die State, Filled A-2, A-3, Original Gray, Ebony Shades at Rim, Accurately Graded, Ft. Lauderdale Collection. An original 1834 Browning 1 example struck from dies that are in Obverse 2 die state. An obverse die crack is visible from Star 1 through the lower bust and out to right rim across Star 13. Later die states will exhibit a completely shattered reverse. Please note that A2 and A3 are completely filledl on the reverse. Surfaces are covered with medium gray patina along with darker shades at the rim. A misaligned reverse die is commonplace for this variety. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Strong originality from the Ft. Lauderdale 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 raw

Market Acceptable $495 Pretty Old Album Toning, Eye Appeal. For those who enjoy old album ring toning, then please consider this lovely example. Surfaces were most likely dipped and placed into paper album then acquiring secondary toning. Secondary toning can be colorful with typical rose centers that transition to blues at the rims. There are no blemishes on this piece while the grading is conservative. This is not your typical even original gray appearance but rather a special offering for those who collect enjoy their silver type coins with old album ring toning.
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 NGC
2038711019

Original $155 Original Gray, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Woodbridge Collection . This nice 1835 Capped Bust quarter is accurately graded with light gray surfaces that are essentially blemish free. Strike is uniform with bold feathers through both wings. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. A quality closed collar capped bust quarter from the Woodbridge Collection that is fairly priced.
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
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 $265 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 older PCGS holder with blue label and three prong insert.
Capped Bust  1836 1836
F12 raw

Original $145 Original Charcoal Gray. Ample device details remain on this Capped bust quarter. Fields are covered with a charcoal gray patina along with lighter devices. There are no significant blemishes to mention. Images well capture this quarters appearance.
Capped Bust  1838 1838
No Drapery
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.