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 7 Coins for Sale. New coin(s) added on April 6, 2024

Photo Date Grade TPG Variety GFRC Rating Price Description Buy
Draped Bust
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Capped Bust
Capped Bust  1819 1819
Small 8
Choice $465 New March 28! Small 9, Natural Coin Gray, Well Preserved, CAC Approved. Locating well preserved Capped Bust quarters is a never ending challenge as I'm picky with surfaces. Most will be found with one issue or another, especially the Open Collar strikes from 1815 - 1828. This choice 1819 Small 9 example is evenly worn while the surfaces are toned the expected coin gray shades that validate originality. When viewed under a bright light, the obverse peripheral exhibits copper-gold and light blue hues. At the certified grade, I'm comfortable calling the surfaces as being unabraded. Overall, a premium offering that will please even the most selective collector. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2024) holder with CAC approval.
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  1825/4/2 1825/4/2
Original $850 Peripheral Rainbow Toning, Steely Reflective Surfaces, Bart Chapman Collection.. Typical of the Bart Chapman Collection is this 1825/4/2 Capped Bust quarter with colorful peripheral toning. GFRC images accurately capture the in-hand appearance while exposure to a bright light melts away the darker shades to reveal aquamarine and copper-gold on the obverse with heighten gold on the reverse. Fields present a steely texture with angled lighting radiance. This lot appears to have been dipped and placed into long term storage in an old paper album before being certified. Housed in new large font NGC holder. The NGC label does not call out the 1825/4/2 overdate.
Capped Bust  1831 1831
Large Letters
Choice $415 Large Letters, Better Die Pairing, Natural Coin Gray, Choice Surfaces. A pleasing 1831 B-5 closed collar struck quarter with natural coin gray patina. Steely fields are well preserved and unabraded. The B-5 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
Choice $385 Crusty Gray Toning, Choice Surfaces, Typical Strike. "Crusty" immediately comes to mind when first viewing this well preserved 1831 B-2 Capped Bust quarter. The obverse skin is quite thick and forms an undisturbed layer across devices and fields. The lighter toned reverse offers steely luster and golden overtones. There are a few well hidden field marks seen with a 10x. A solid piece that warrants a GFRC-Choice quality rating. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder. A new buyback that returns to the price list.
Capped Bust  1834 1834
Choice $2350 New April 6! Rarest 1834 Die Pairting, Steely Luster, Gray Patina, Choice Surfaces, Lakeland Collection. The just released Lakeland Collection lot is the rarest of the five 1834 die pairings per the Browning research (B-5) with an R5 rarity rating. As significant as the rarity is, the piece is a fine example with choice original surfaces. A bright light session exposes steely fields that are consistent on both sides, yet another validation of strict originality. Toning is a light gray with a mottled texture. This lot is ideal for those assembling a collection of rare die varieties across the early silver coinage spectrum. Housed in new large font NGC holder. The label captures the B-5 die variety attribution.
Capped Bust  1835 1835

Gem $2750 Exceptional Eye Appeal, Sparkling Frosted Luster, Amazing Gem. The old saying that a picture is worth a thousands words is certainly applicable for this exceptionally toned 1835 B-2 Capped Bust quarter. Though solid, the images only hint at the sparkling frosted luster that is consistent on both sides. Under a bright light, the peripheral blues are quite transparent to the underlying surfaces that brings on gobs of frosted radiance. Cartwheels are equally impressive. There is rub on the cheek and on the highest reverse wing points. In-hand viewing at a coin show is recommend and will lead to a purchase as this piece is difficult to put down once examined under a bright light. Obviously priced at the lower Mint State due to the differentiated eye appeal. But then again I paid close to the offer price to secure. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder.
Capped Bust  1835 1835
Original HOLD
New April 3! Better Browning Die Pairing, Rose-Gray Patina, Steely Fields, Lakeland Collection. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder. The label documents the Browning 8 attribution. Immediately sold upon being showcased in the Daily Blog.