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 12, 2022

Photo Date Grade TPG Variety GFRC Rating Price Description Buy
Draped Bust
Draped Bust  1806 1806
Original $1550 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.
Capped Bust
Capped Bust  1815 1815
Original $5150 New September 12! First Year of Design Issue, Hammered Strike, Untoned, Near-Choice, Twin Lakes Collection. 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  1821 1821
Choice $875 Crusty Rose-Gray Patina, Choice Surfaces, Open Collar Type Candate, Lakeland Collection. 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  1825/4(2 1825/4(2
Choice $1500 Choice Original, Gray Patina with Golden Highlights, Accurately Graded. 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. GFRC has purchased the balance of the Outback Collection Capped Bust quarters with corresponding price reductions.
Capped Bust  1831 1831
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Choice $1250 Choice Original.. Deep blue rim toning surrounds smooth steel gray fields that are mark-free for the grade. The AU58 grade level is popular with collectors, and for good reason. Examples are completely detailed with only high point rub, and ample luster is often present, such as within the protected areas of the present offering. On the B-4 variety, star 7 points to the lower curl, the right side of 1 in the date is below the left edge of the curl, the eagle exhibits a tongue, and 25 C. is placed high. Housed in new large font NGC holder.
Capped Bust  1831 1831
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Choice $1400 Steely Gray, Nicely Mirrored Reverse, Choice Surfaces, Twin Lakes Collection. Type collectors should take a serious look at this Twin Lakes offering for its natural eye appeal. This 1831 B-1 Capped Bust quarter is perfectly original and performs well under angled lighting. Obverse luster is best described as steely frosty while the reverse fields are close to being considered partially mirrored. Active cartwheels make the bright light experience that much better. Centers have a transparent gray skin with peripheral gold on both sides. A few tiny fields ticks are seen with 10x which do not preclude a Choice quality rating. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2022) holder.
Capped Bust  1833 1833
Choice $950 Choice Original. Rich shades of chestnut and slate patina blanket both sides, while silver color lurks within the protected areas of the central devices. Stars to the lower left are softly struck, while star centers to the right are evident if faint. B-1, with the shield verticals in sets of three lines. Note, the lime color at the shield corners is not PVC. U.S. silver coins remained scarce in circulation at this time, with the Spanish silver dollar being the “coin of the realm.” The Mint struck 156,000 quarters in this year, a relatively low total in the context of later 19th century production. Housed in new large font NGC holder with B-1 attribution on label.
Capped Bust  1837 1837
Gem $7250 Ideal Type Candidate, Gem Original, Superb Eye Appeal, Continuous Mint Frost. Consignor Buyout Opportunity - Price Reduction. One of the marquee Washington State Collection highlights is this gem 1837 B-2 Capped Bust quarter. Mintage is a low 252,400 strikes with a reasonable number of Mint State survivors. A collector's challenge is selecting the best possible example when building an advanced type set or even a date set. Superb coloration is the apotheosis of this most pleasing gem. Both sides are covered with a continuous layer of micro mint frost that amplifies the natural toning. In-hand viewing reveals intermixed rose and deep green-gold on the obverse and additional violet-blue on the reverse. Viewing this piece with ordinary sunlight exposes orange shades along with other subtle colors. Strike is nearly complete with a fully impressed reverse and partial stars on the left obverse. The weak "C" in the denomination is a diagnostic for the B-2 die pairing. CAC has approved six pieces at the MS64 level with dramatic price jumps in MS65 and above. I can't imagine a nicer 64 after checking CoinFacts auction records. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) holder with CAC approval.