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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 40 Coins for Sale. New coin(s) added on August 10, 2017

Photo Date Grade TPG Variety GFRC Rating Price Description Buy
Draped Bust
Draped Bust  1806 1806
VG8 raw
B-6
Original $875 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
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
G6
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  1806 1806
G6 PCGS
30865920
B-7
Choice $595 B-7, R5 Example, Eye Appeal, Choice Surfaces, Conservative Grading. The Browning 7 variety features the only usage of Reverse H with stem touching the "C" in denomination. This is a choice example with bold rims and ample device details remaining at the Good 6 grade level. Surfaces are entirely blemished free and covered with a uniform gray/rose patina. Housed in 2014 generations PCGS holder.
Draped Bust  1806 1806
F12 raw
B-7
Cleaned $975 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  1807 1807
VF30
PCGS
33315809
B-1
Choice $2450 New August 7! 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
F12 PCGS
28008626
B-1
Original HOLD
$865
New July 8! Block 8, Circulated Cameo Appearance, Original Light Gray, Accurately Graded, Outback Collection. Original medium gray fields surrounding lighter main devices. Only two die varieties are known for 1807 strikes. The Block 8 and Fancy 8 date punched dies. Accurately graded with a mild circulated cameo appearance. There are a two toned over lines on the reverse needing to be mentioned for complete accuracy. These lines are ancient and do not detract. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder. A nice original early quarter from the Outback Collection for the advanced collector with substantial devices for the assigned grade. Recently taken in trade from the consignor and priced to sell. Don't miss this opportunity.
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
VG10 ANACS
5076722
B-2
Choice $175 Choice Original, Uniform Ebony Gray Patina, Blemish Free, Accurately Graded, Wooster Collection. This 1818 open collar Capped Bust quarter has to be one of the nicest VG10s I've seen since operating GFRC. Surfaces are blemish free and so original with thick ebony-gray coloring. A perfect lower grade type coin even if you plan to crack out of the holder for insertion in a Dansco or Whitman album. Housed in ANACS Gold holder which should not be held against this choice example. A solid offering from the Wooster Collection.
Capped Bust  1818 1818
VF30 PCGS
84284404
B-8
Original $750 New July 30! Original Gray Patina, Die Stage 2 with Heavy Clashing, Accurately Graded, Santa Fe Collection. B-8 die pairing with triple denticle under the 1 digit and die state 2 with heavy die clashing lines throughout obverse. Naturally toned surfaces are covered with uniform gun metal gray patina. Strike is typical with no blemishes worth mentioning. The B-8 die pairing is a better rarity and rated R3. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Another quality early type offering from the Santa Fe Collection.
Capped Bust  1818 1818
G6 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 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  1819 1819
Sm 9
G4 raw

Cleaned $95 Uneven Toning over Old Cleaning. Full Good in terms of wear with some deeper grays at the rims while a lighter. A few random lines will be found in the obverse.
Capped Bust  1819 1819
Lg 9
F15 Details ANACS

Cleaned $235 Even Gray, Obverse Porosity. 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
Small 9
AU50 raw
B-3
Market Acceptable $495 B-3, Mottled Gray Patina, Old Reverse Wipe, West Texas Collection. High circulated grade open collar Capped Bust quarter are always difficult to locate choice. This example, from the West Texas Collection, offers nice obverse luster and mottled toning while the reverse appears to have seen an old wipe that has impacted the surfaces and luster. Overall strike is well executed throughout obverse and reverse.
Capped Bust  1819 1819
Lg 9
AG3 raw

Original $70 Even Light Gray, Honest Wear. Surfaces are well worn but problem free. There is nice constrast between the steel gray fields and lighter devices.
Capped Bust  1820 1820
Lg 0
EF45 PCGS
04051409
B-3
Choice $3150 Choice Original, Medium Gray Patina. Blemish free example of this rare date in grades at and above EF40. A review of CoinFacts reveals two examples selling during 2013 (PCGS40 $1525 and PCGS58 $5875). One then has to go back to 2008/2009 to locate NGC graded examples. This quarter has superior eye appeal, original surfaces and no marks for the assigned grade. I believe a review of images will allow potential customers to appreciate how nice this quarter is in hand. At EF45, it 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.Please note that the light reverse region at 11:00 is reflections from holder and not on the coin. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert.
Capped Bust  1820 1820
Lg 0
AG3 raw
B-2
Original $70 Old Album Bullseye Toning, Honest Wear. Worn surfaces sport old album ring toning with blues and gold being predominate. Large 0 in date obverse.
Capped Bust  1821 1821
AU53 PCGS
84213461
B-3
Choice $2750 New August 10! Choice Original, Crusty Gray Patina, Rare Date and Grade, Accurately Graded. 1821 is a challenging year for Capped Bust quarter collectors. There were many re-uses of dies from 1820 along with mintage of coinage dated 1820 during the 1821 calendar year. The 1820 B-4 die variety is believed to have been struck in 1821 and therefore reducing the stated mintage of 216,851. The offered example is a near gem and perfectly original. Capped Bust quarters are well known to be found with problems and few surviving in choice condition. GFRC is pleased to be offering this choice example. Surfaces are essentially blemish free and covered with crusty gray patina along with ebony shades surrounding the stars and legend. Strike is crisply executed and uniform. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Fresh to market and Denver ANA show new purchase that will please the most selective early type collector.
Capped Bust  1822 1822
AG3 raw

Original $105 Original Gray. Surfaces are toned an even gray with ebony freckles. Obverse has a few hidden lines. Low mintage of 64,080 pieces.
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  1824/2 1824/2
F15 PCGS
81640966
B-1
Original $2150 Challenging Date, Original Gray Surfaces, Just Honest Wear, Accurately Graded. Locating any open collar Capped Bust quarter with nice original surfaces, let alone choice, will take lots of patience. This early series was the workhorse of early United States commerce with resulting low survival rates. Reported mintage for the 1824/2 date is a low 24,000 from a single die marriage. No mint records are known for 1824 quarter deliveries during the 1824 calendar year. Researchers believe the December 31, 1823 delivery contained 16,000 quarters dated 1824. The offered example feature honest wear coupled with original light gray surfaces and is better than most seen at the Fine 15 graded level. Strike is consistent while the surfaces are essentially blemish free. A near choice example that would be welcomed into a mid grade Capped Bust quarter set. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
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  1832 1832
VF25 PCGS
82437688

Choice $185 Choice Original, Circulated Cameo Eye Appeal, Gray-Olive Fields, Accurately Graded, Saco River Collection. Nice circulated cameo eye appeal given the contrast between the darker gray fields and lighter devices. This is a no question choice example with no blemishes whatsoever and a near complete strike. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A top quality offering from the Saco River Collection.
Capped Bust  1832 1832
G6 raw

Original $80 Dark Toning with Verdigris.
Capped Bust  1833 1833
FR2 raw

Cleaned $50 Considerable Toning, Uneven Obverse Toning.
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
VF30 PCGS

Choice $215 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  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  1835 1835
VF20 PCGS

Choice New Price
$200
Choice Original Gray, Dallas Collection. A strictly original example that is accurately graded. Surfaces are covered with medium gun metal gray patina with a lighter shade on the reverse. There is good contrast between the darker fields and lightly toned main devices. This piece is labeled as choice since close 10x loupe revealed no blemishes. Housed in slightly older PCGS holder with 3 prong insert.
Capped Bust  1835 1835
G6 raw

Cleaned $65 Light Gray Surfaces. Honest wear with an old wipe on the reverse
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
EF40 raw
B-1
Choice HOLD
$300
Choice Original, Circulated Cameo Appearance, Accurately Graded. A choice original B-1 example with natural toning. Fields are covered with ebony-gray patina whule lighter shades are seen on the main devices resulting in a nice circulated cameo appearance. Strike is well executed, especially on the reverse with bold neck and wing feathers and fully defined claws. A long reverse die crack is visible from (STA)TES, above the eagle's head and exiting to rim at AMER(IC)A. Previously housed in PCGS EF40 holder before being cracked out for insertion in a Dansco album type set. A top quality offering at an attractive price.
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  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  1837 1837
G4 raw

Original $75 Original Gray. Well worn and original with no significant blemishes. Lots of reverse details remaining.
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.
Capped Bust  1838 1838
G6 raw

Original $85 Original Gray. Last year of Capped Bust quarter issue before transition to the Liberty Seated design. Accurately graded. Fields are toned medium gray with lighter devices. Obverse has a few scattered tiny lines.