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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 9 Coins for Sale. New coin(s) added on June 24, 2020

Photo Date Grade TPG Variety GFRC Rating Price Description Buy
Draped Bust
Draped Bust  1805 1805
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
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
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.
Capped Bust
Capped Bust  1815 1815
Original $495 First Year Strike, Crusty Gun Metal Gray-Blue Toning, Well Preserved Surfaces, Wooster Collection. Price Reduction - June 2020. First year of issue and a date that infrequently appears on the GFRC price list. This is the only Capped Bust quarter offering from the Wooster Collection and pleased to have in inventory. Gun metal gray-blue patina covers both sides with embedded gold appearing during bring light inspection. Surfaces are well preserved and unabraded. Only 89,235 piece were struck from a single die pairing. A solid F12 example that is affordable given the CoinFacts auction records at the grade level. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder.
Capped Bust  1818 1818
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
Choice New Price
Consignor Buyout - Price Reduction,Choice Original, Crusty Gun Metal Gray Patina, Uniform Strike, Accurately Graded. Crusty gun metal gray surfaces dominate on this quality 1818 Browning 2 example. 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 PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder with CAC approval. CAC approval recognizes strict originality, blemish free surfaces and accurate grading.
Capped Bust  1818 1818
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
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
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.