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 23 Coins for Sale. New coin(s) added on December 1, 2019

Photo Date Grade TPG Variety GFRC Rating Price Description Buy
Draped Bust
Draped Bust  1805 1805
F12 PCGS
35651573
B-3
Choice HOLD
$780
New December 9! Circulated Cameo Eye Appeal, Olive Gray Fields, Peripheral Gold, Multi-Color Beauty. This 1805 B-3 Draped Bust quarter offers hours of viewing pleasure. The obverse has classic circulated cameo eye appeal resulting from olive gray fields that frame the lightly toned center devices. Bright light viewing is where the fun is. Darker in hand patina melts to expose aquamarine-blue centers surrounded by peripheral gold. Surfaces are choice and unabraded. GFRC images accurately capture the in hand colors. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder. Recently taken in on trade from a most selective collector.
Draped Bust  1805 1805
VG08 raw
B-3
Cleaned $375 New November 10! Great Type Set Value, Gray-Rose Coloring, Glossy Luster, Bold Rims, West Texas Collection. If in the market for an inexpensive Draped Bust quarter with decent eye appeal, this West Texas offering might be for you. Gray fields surround rose colored devices as illustrated in the GFRC images. A Cleaned quality rating has been assigned since the surfaces are glossy and reflective at the VG08 grade level. This 1805 B-3 is essentially unabraded other than two ancient lines in the upper left obverse field. Ideal for a basic type set being constructed with a tight budget.
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  1807 1807
VF30
PCGS
33315809
B-1
Choice HOLD
$2050
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.
Capped Bust
Capped Bust  1815 1815
EF40
PCGS
24561571
B-1
Gem $2500 B-1, First Year Gem, Lightly Mirrored Fields, Gorgeous Gun Metal Gray-Blue Patina, Reflective Luster, Well Struck, Conservative Grading. A superior 1815 B-1 first year strike with gem original surfaces and eye appeal. The GFRC images should immediately convince you of this fact. Rich gun metal gray-blue patina covers both sides. Under a light source, toning shifts to blue-gold and the reflective fields provide ample luster. Obverse is uniform and complete while reverse is a tad weak on the eagle claws. Honestly, this lovely Capped Bust quarter is conservatively graded. Housed in 2013 transitional PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert. This offering is for the advanced collector who will only settle for a top quality premium specimen. CAC approval was never a question here.
Capped Bust  1815 1815
F12 PCGS
B-1
Original $550 First Year Strike, Crusty Gun Metal Gray-Blue Toning, Well Preserved Surfaces, Wooster Collection. 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  1815 1815
VG10 raw
B-1
Original $350 New November 10! Lovely Circulated cameo Eye Appeal, Original Surfaces, Ebony Gray Patina, Upper Left Obverse Planchet Delimination.. A very well preserved first year 1815 Capped Bust quarter strike with circulated cameo eye appeal. Surfaces are strictly original with nothing but honest wear and natural gray patina. Rims are 100% intact and elevated. Obverse planchet delamination is so cool on this early Capped Bust quarter strike. Metal is peeling between stars 5 and 6. Otherwise surfaces are fully unabraded and pleasing. How can you go wrong at the asking price for this West Texas Collection offering?
Capped Bust  1818 1818
AU50
PCGS
06614422
B-2
Choice $2325 Consignor Buyout and Price Reduction, Perfect Capped Bust Quarter Type Coin, Choice Original, Gorgeous Circulated Cameo Eye Appeal, Residual Luster, Accurately Graded. GFRC is please to be offering a gorgeous 1818 Capped Bust quarter that would be ideal for an early silver type set. Locating well preserved and choice Capped Bust quarters takes time and patience. This example has superior eye along with being well balanced. A dark gray-blue ring surrounds the obverse stars, date and center device while the center fields and hair curls are lightly toned. The resulting contrast is eye catching. The reverse offers glowing orange-rose residual luster along with a narrow aquamarine ring at the legend. Under a light source, the obverse toning shifts to deep blues and center rose. The luster is particularly strong on the reverse. A no question choice example with no blemishes of distractions. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 blue label holder with standard ring insert and CAC approval. I like this quarter so much that a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation is warranted. Even the most selective collector will be pleased upon the arrival of this piece.
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
VF30
PCGS
16274292
B-10
Choice $685 Circulated Cameo Eye Appeal, Olive Gray Fields, Later Die State, CAC Approval . The 1818 B-10 die pairing was previously considered to be rare but recent research suggests an R3 rarity rating as being accurate. This B-10 example is fully choice with blemish free surfaces. I love it when early type coins have the circulated cameo appearance and eye appeal. This is the case here with olive-gray fields providing reasonable contrast with the lighter main devices. A well struck example with reverse die crack through (2)5C and upward into the left shield edge. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 blue label holder with CAC approval.
Capped Bust  1818 1818
VF20 PCGS
32461089
B-2
Original New Price
HOLD
$395
Price Reduction September 9, 2019. Original Surfaces, Natural Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Woodbridge Collection. Mintage of 361,174. The year 1818 saw the reopening of the White House after being burnt down by the British during the War of 1812. A strictly original quarter strike with uniform gray patina in the fields and lighter coloring on the motifs. Two ancient lines in the lower left field are noted for accuracy but completely toned over. An attractive example for a date set. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A pleasing early capped bust duplicate from the Woodbridge 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  1820 1820
Large 0
VF30 PCGS
37948438
B-2
Choice HOLD
$765
New December 6! Gun Metal Gray-Blue Fields, Peripheral Gold, Choice Original, Bright Light Eye Appeal. Browning 2 with Large 0. Old time toning and eye appeal that collectors strive to locate. This a "fun coin" with great bright light viewing. In hand appearance is that of mostly gray-ebony fields with lighter shades on primary devices. Tilting this piece under a light source brings about a transition to a sky blue cameo surrounding Liberty coupled with a rich peripheral gold ring at the stars. Fields retain some reflective luster. Unabraded surfaces warrant a Choice Original quality rating. Accurately graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Capped Bust  1820 1820
Medium 0
VF20
NGC
586305014
B-3
Choice $645 Choice Original, Crusty Gray Patina, Well Struck, Accurately Graded. This 1820 Medium 0 specimen is 100% original with crusty gray patina. Residual verdigris is seen throughout the hair curls and especially on the lower reverse devices and legend. This piece provides excellent balance of thick original toning coupled with decent contrast and eye appeal. This offering is essentially blemish free other than a hit on the 1 digit and an ancient toned over line direct left of the 1. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert dating back to late 1990s. CAC approval captures the strict originality and accurate grading. GFRC has purchased the balance of the Outback Collection Capped Bust quarters with corresponding price reductions.
Capped Bust  1821 1821
F12
PCGS
19646447
B-3
Choice $395 New December 1! Choice Original, Gorgeous Circulated Cameo Eye Appeal, Accurately Graded. How I wish that all Capped Bust quarters could be located in this well preserved condition. Dark gray fields nicely frame the lighter main device. This contrasting appearance is often noted as circulated cameo; a fine description for the 1821 B-3 strike. Completely unabraded and accurately graded. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with standard ring insert and CAC approval. A pleasing early Capped Bust offering that is making a second apperance on the GFRC price list. Hurry on this one as can't imagine it will last long.
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  1824/2 1824/2
VF35
PCGS
25650928
B-1
Choice $3650 Date Rarity, Choice Original Surfaces, Crusty Olive-Gray and Rose Patina, Blemish Free, Accurately Graded. There are no official mint records indicating that Capped Bust quarters were struck during 1824. However, series specialist believe that 16,000 pieces delivered on December 31, 1823 were dated 1824. This choice original example is one of those 16,000 strikes that managed to survive with well preserved surfaces. Actually, this piece screams originality with it crusty gray-olive patina along with embedded rose coloring during bright light viewing. Surfaces are entirely blemish free and a pleasure to view with 10x loupe. Strike is typical for open collar production era. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with edge view insert. CAC approval validates the strictly originality on this key date specimen. A significant Capped Bust quarter offering that deserves a place in an advanced collection. GFRC has purchased the balance of the Outback Collection Capped Bust quarters with corresponding price reductions.
Capped Bust  1824/2 1824/2
F15
PCGS
15535720
B-1
Gem $2100 Key Capped Bust Quarter Date, Circulated Cameo Gray, Accurately Graded . 1824/2 is the key Capped Bust quarter date if one ignores the very rare 1823/2. A mintage of 24,000 was produced from a single die pairing. Due to heavy circulation, most survivals are well worn and typically found with surface issues. The key date status and high pricing structure has brought many specimens to the market place. More than half of the CAC approved pieces are at the AG03 through F15 grade levels. This F15 example is a gem for the grade and worthy of a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. Circulated cameo eye appeal is immediately evident and results from contrasting lighter main devices against darker gray fields. Surfaces are entirely unabraded other than an ancient line by stars 10 and 11. Open collar capped Bust quarters are a challenging series with long term value potential. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder. A Chicago ANA new purchase.
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  1831 1831
Small Letters
AU55 PCGS
38000193
B-1
Choice HOLD
$1450
New December 6! Small Letters, Frosty Luster, Light Gray-Rose, Thin Peripheral Blue Arc, Super Eye Appeal. Wonderfully choice with beautiful old time toning. Well above average eye appeal. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Capped Bust  1832 1832
EF45
PCGS
34402007
B-2
Choice $525 Ex. Reiver-Marx, Old Album Ring Toning, Residual Luster, Accurately Graded, A Premium Example. A superior 1832 Capped Bust quarter considering the assigned EF45 grade level. This lovely Browning 2 specimen (small thin arrow heads on reverse) scores well against GFRC evaluation criteria. First is the strict originality with residual mint frost surrounding all stars and reverse legend. Then there is eye appeal as bright level inspection reveals old album toning rings of gold, yellow and blue at the periphery. When swirling this piece under a light source, the impression is that of a full AU50 surfaces due to the cartwheel luster. Finally, strike is well executed with only the left obverse stars lacking complete definition. Overall, a well balanced offering that will please the most selection Capped Bust collector. Housed in new 2015 style PCGS with CAC approval. This piece also sports the Jules Reiver and Marx pedigrees and worthy of special consideration.
Capped Bust  1833 1833
AU50 PCGS
B-1
Choice $850 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 quarters 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
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  1835 1835
AU53 NGC
3636493010
B-6
Original New Price
$450
Light Gray, Peripheral Blue-Gold, Residual Luster, Upstate New York Collection. A lovely 1835 B-6 Capped Bust quarter with light gray surfaces and peripheral blue-gold. Housed in new large font NGC holder. Yet another old album toned offering from the Upstate New York Collection.
Capped Bust  1835 1835
VG10 PCGS
33771858
B-8
Original $145 Scarce Die Pairing, Original Gray Sufaces, Mountain View Collection . This offering is not just another 1835 Capped Bust quarter but rather a challenging B-8 die pairing and late die state lapped reverse that has an R4+ rarity rating accordingly to the Browning reference. Obverse is full fine with the reverse exhibiting device weakness and upper rim wear through. This piece was therefore net graded as VG10. Surfaces are perfectly original and covered with medium gun metal gray patina. Blemishes are to a minimum. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder and another nice offering from the Mountain View Collection.
Capped Bust  1836 1836
EF40
PCGS
14825506
B-2
Choice $385 Choice Original, Crusty Gray Patina, Conservative Grading. An impressive 1836 B-2 example with thick crusty gray patina. Under a light source, rose hues are evident, especially on the reverse. There are no blemishes worthy of mention on this lovely example. Conservatively graded and housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert along with CAC approval. GFRC has purchased the balance of the Outback Collection Capped Bust quarters with corresponding price reductions.
Capped Bust  1836 1836
VF30 PCGS
B-3(d)
Original $225 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 2013 transitional PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert.