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 12 Coins for Sale. New coin(s) added on February 6, 2021

Photo Date Grade TPG Variety GFRC Rating Price Description Buy
Draped Bust
Draped Bust  1805 1805
VG08
NGC
149810002
B-4
Choice $700 Well Preserved Early Date, Circulated Cameo Eye Appeal, Old Album Toning, CAC Approval. An ideal candidate for collectors seeking lower grade early silver type with superior eye appeal. This 1805 Draped bust quarter offers pleasing circulated cameo eye appeal along with rich old album toning. Peripheral blues surround center rose on the obverse while reverse coloring is even gray with embedded gold hues. Just honest wear with only a well hidden mark at A(M)ERICA noted for accuracy. Housed in pristine NGC Fatty holder with CAC approval.
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
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  1806/5 1806/5
EF40
PCGS
32733541
B-1
Choice $4300 New January 11! 1806/5, Natural Gray Patina, Choice Surfaces, Uniform Strike. Natural coin gray patina covers both sides of this lovely 1806/5 overdate Drape Bust quarter. This is the only overdate for the series and consistently popular. The prior 5 digit is clearly visible within the oval of the 6 digit and below the lower loop. Bright light review reveals embedded obverse blues that are typical of old paper album storage. Thought not hammered, strike is uniform and pleasing. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Capped Bust
Capped Bust  1818 1818
AU50
PCGS
15741018
B-4
Choice $1950 Excellent Open Collar Type Coin, Antique Gray-Aquamarine, Choice Original Surfaces, Difficult Grade, Well Struck. Collectors seeking an open collar Capped Bust quarter will typically gravitate to the 1818 date. Yes, this date is "common" due to a substantial mintage of 361,174 pieces. When building a type set, the challenge lies in locating choice original examples with eye appeal and attempting to match color and overall eye appeal. This 1818 B-4 strike is a worthy candidate for consideration. Surfaces are perfectly original and are validated with a CAC green bean. Residual steely luster is immediately evident during bright light inspection. Strike is essentially complete with all stars being well rounded and displaying centrils. The only point of strike weakness seen is on the right facing eagle claws. No bad for a Capped Bust quarter and high production rates. Accurately graded and housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Capped Bust  1818 1818
EF40
PCGS
29351408
B-10 DS3
Choice $1475 Late Die State B-10, Steely Fields, Gray Patina, Choice Surfaces, Osprey Collection.. A choice original 1818 B-10 Capped Bust quarter that will please the series date collector or those specializing in die varieties. Steely fields retain residual reflective luster after a light source. Toning is a medium gray with embedded gold on the obverse and rose on the reverse. Surfaces are essentially unabraded and quite pleasing. The B-10 variety is easily attributed by a triple denticle below the 1 digit and reverse legend lettering placement with respect to the scroll ends. Die State 3 capture a bold die crack through the 2 digit in the denomination. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval. From the Osprey 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  1822 1822
AU58 PCGS
90034089
B-1
Choice $6500 New January 28! B-1 Condition Rarity, Partially Mirrored, Rose Coloring, Well Struck. Capped Bust quarter date with mintage of only 64,080. 1822 strikes are a significantly rare date and condition rarity at the AU58 level. Both sides are appealingly toned with iridescent steel-rose coloring. Additional embedded coloring includes bright pink, blue and apricot undertones. Bright light inspection reveals satiny to a partially semi-prooflike finish. Overall striking is uniform with bold reverse devices. This is one of the scarcer dates in the earlier open collar Capped Bust quarter series. The two known Browning die marriages, for the date, are easily attributed with B-1, offered here, the perfect denomination and B-2 the scarce 25/50 C. blundered reverse. In grades at or near the Mint State, the B-1 variety develops into a significant condition rarity. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.1 (2002-2004) holder.
Capped Bust  1822 1822
VF25
PCGS
33503343
B-1
Choice $1100 Scarce Date, Crusty Gray Patina, Choice Original Surfaces, Accurately Graded. 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. GFRC has purchased the balance of the Outback Collection Capped Bust quarters with corresponding price reductions.
Capped Bust  1825/4(2 1825/4(2
AU58 PCGS
85167557
B-2
Choice $3750 New January 21! Rich Frosty Luster. All 1825 dated quarters are overdates. The scarce Browning-1 captures the 1825/2 variety, while the more available B-2 and B-3 are listed as 1825/4. The exact number of 1825-dated quarters struck was not recorded, the mintage thought to comprise most of the 168,000-piece figure provided for the 1824- and 1825-dated issues combined. At the AU58 grade level, PCGS has only graded fifteen B-2 example, this offering included. Natural frosty luster radiates from this piece during bright light assessment. Moderate cartwheels add to the appeal. The obverse is covered with a light gold skin and patches of peripheral aquamarine. The reverse is more uniformly toned an even gold. Strike is 99% executed with star center points and the only the right facing eagle claws not fully detailed. This is a thoroughly pleasing example in terms of eye appealan infrequently encountered this nice. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with "Browning 2" attribution on label.
Capped Bust  1825/4(2 1825/4(2
VF30
PCGS
32038514
B-2
Choice $985 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  1837 1837
AU58 PCGS
81178020
B-3
Original $1250 New February 6! Frosty Luster, Cracked B-3 Reverse, Tough Die Pairing, Faint Gold Toning. Later date Capped Bust quarters are not often seen at the highly collectible AU58 level. CoinFacts posts a sole auction record dating to 9/17 as testament to AU58 scarcity. This lightly worn survivor is Browning 3 with late die state cracked reverse at (STATE)S. Though likely dipped, the fields retain crisply frosted surfaces. Cartwheels are active and pleasing. Worthy of consideration for type or those focused on Browning varieties. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder and worthy of serious consideration.