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 8 Coins for Sale. New coin(s) added on September 5, 2023

Photo Date Grade TPG Variety GFRC Rating Price Description Buy
Draped Bust
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Capped Bust
Capped Bust  1815 1815
Original $4500 First Year of Design Issue, Hammered Strike, Untoned, Near-Choice, Twin Lakes Collection. Consignor Price Reduction. 1815 brought the new Capped Bust quarter type with a limited mintage of 89,235. The date is semi-scarce overall, with most survivors being well worn and found between Good and Very Fine grades. At the AU level, the PCGS population drops off quickly with only 9 at the AU58 level. This Twin Lakes release features ample mint bloom with light rub. Device are deeply impressed from a single die pair. Angled lighting exposes brilliant frosted luster and some cartwheel action. Surfaces are untoned as a old dip is likely. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder.
Capped Bust  1820 1820
Small 0
EF Details PCGS
Market Acceptable $1350 Small 0, Attractive Appearance, Blue-Gray, Steely Reflective Fields, West Texas Collection. What does a poor collector do when a Details opinion arrives on an attractive early type coin. This 1820 B-4 quarter certainly has strong presentation and is attractive. Fields are steely reflective under angled lighting. Devices are lightly worn with ample remaining details. Coloration seems to be the issued that bothered the PCGS grader. Obverse toning is bluish-gray with copper at the periphery while the reverse is lighter toned with aquamarine surrounded by brownish-gold. A 10x review located the obverse die rust pits but no hairlines or porosity. I've gone with GFRC Market Acceptable rating as Cleaned is too harsh. Price accordingly. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with Altered Surfaces - EF Detail opinion and Small 0 attribution.
Capped Bust  1821 1821
Choice $825 New September 5! Crusty Rose-Gray Patina, Choice Surfaces, Open Collar Type Candate, Lakeland Collection. Consignor Price Reduction. Locating strictly original open collar Capped Bust quarters is most challenging as the majority has been subjected to various types of mistreatments or enhancements. The Lakeland Collection is releasing a choice 1821 B-3 specimen that warrants careful scrutiny. Why? This example is 100% original with even wear and crusty rose-gray toning that is consistent on both sides. A 10x inspection also reveals unabraded surfaces. A well preserved survivor that should please the new owner. Housed in ANACS old white holder.
Capped Bust  1821 1821
Choice $835 Terminal Die State 6, Crusty Gray Patina, Pristine Surfaces, Entirely Choice. The open collar (large size) Capped Bust quarter is a challenging series to collect as so few choice original survivors are available in the marketplace. Most are tied up in advanced collections. When GFRC can locate a strictly original example at a fair price, that piece is promptly added to inventory as is the case with this 1821 B-3 offering. Mintage amounted to 216,851 strikes with most survivors found in the lower circulated grades. This VF30 certified example is covered with natural coin gray patina along with steely fields. Under a light source, the fields still retain a subset of their original reflective luster. Surfaces are well preserved and unabraded. A borderline example with respect to CAC approval. Priced slightly below the CAC guide as this piece is fully choice for the grade. This piece also brings a desirable Die State 6 obverse with bold die crack at star 12 into the curls along with clashed arrow heads behind star 8. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2022) holder.
Capped Bust  1824/2 1824/2

Choice $1475 Near-Gem Preservation, Gray with Peripheral Gold, Notable Eye Appeal. A single die pair struck only 16,000 quarters dated 1824. There are no Mint records of any deliveries during that year, therefore researchers believe the issue was included in the final deliver of 1823. CAC has approved 58 in all grades with most in lower circulated grades. This new example garners a near-gem quality rating was the surfaces are very well preserved while bright light coloration is superb. Natural coin gray toning provide a contrasting backdrop for peripheral golds. The reverse is quite special with its center rose hues. If you wish to own lower grade early quarters with the all important green bean, this coin is for you. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) holder with CAC approval.
Capped Bust  1831 1831
Large Letters
Choice $415 Large Letters, Better Die Pairing, Natural Coin Gray, Choice Surfaces. A pleasing 1831 JR-6 closed collar struck quarter with natural coin gray patina. Steely fields are well preserved and unabraded. The JR-6 die pairing is attributed by bold repunching on the second 1 digit in the date along with a large 25C and long arrows on the reverse. A wholesome example that would be ideal for type. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert.
Capped Bust  1831 1831
Small Letters
Original $275 New August 23! Deep Battleship Gray, Steely Reflectance, Excellent Bright Light Preservation. This 1831 B-4 is an ideal offering for those interested in die varieties but encumbered by a limited budget. Overall presentation is satisfying given the battleship gray toning overlaid on steely fields. Under a bright light, rose hues appear. The fields are well preserved and pristine. Worthy of careful scrutiny. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) Dupont hologram holder.
Capped Bust  1835 1835
Choice $325 New August 23! Superb Eye Appeal, Olive-Brown Toning, Well Preserved Surfaces. GFRC has been fortunate to be handling a substantial Capped Bust quarter consignment that was quite "rich" in die varieties. The grade and toning uniformity among the group was also quite remarkable. This example is one of the consignment highlights and secures a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. This piece offers a steely background that is overlaid with olive-brown. Bright light viewing sharpens the steely reflectance that is consistent on both sides. I see a couple of ticks in the fields that are of no consequence. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) Dupont hologram holder.
Capped Bust  1837 1837
Original HOLD
New August 23! Better Die Pairing, Gray with Aquamarine-Gold, Reflective Surfaces . Even gray shades nicely decorate this 1837 Browning-3 example with its R4 rarity rating. Bright light review releases soft steely luster with a single mark in the right obverse field that is worthy of mention. A scarce die marriage that is difficult to locate. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.