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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 31 Coins for Sale. New coin(s) added on January 15, 2019

Photo Date Grade TPG Variety GFRC Rating Price Description Buy
Draped Bust
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
AU50
PCGS
5732252
B-9
Choice $6350 Choice Original, Pleasing Gray-Gold Surfaces, Residual Luster, Substantial Eye Appeal, Ideal High Grade Type Coin Candidate, Osprey Collection. B-9 late die state (DS-6 per Tompkins) with bisecting obverse die crack. A choice example with well above average surfaces and eye appeal. Strike is well executed with uniform star relief at the peripheries coupled with bold hair curls at the center. A gray-gold toning covers each side with satiny luster readily available with a light source. This is a attractive coin, with remarkably few marks and reflective fields. Housed in 2000 era PCGS holder with embossed PCGS logo on reverse. Typical conservative grading of the timeframe. Another important early Draped Bust type piece from the Osprey Collection.
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 $2450 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.
Draped Bust  1807 1807
AG3 PCGS
30371787

Original $350 Honest Wear, Light Gray, Seal Beach Collection. A well worn early Draped Bust quarter without any distracting marks. Mintage of 220,643. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder.
Capped Bust
Capped Bust  1815 1815
EF40
PCGS
24561571
B-1
Gem $2500 New January 15! 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  1818 1818
VF25
PCGS
28979910

Choice $795 Choice Original, Crusty Gun Metal Gray Patina, Uniform Strike, Accurately Graded, Port Matilda Collection. Crusty gun metal gray surfaces dominate on this quality 1818 Browning 2 example from the Port Matilda Collection. 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 2013 generation PCGS holder. CAC approval recognizes strict originality, blemish free surfaces and accurate grading.
Capped Bust  1818 1818
VF20 PCGS
32461089
B-2
Original $485 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  1818 1818
F12
PCGS
32572884
B-10
Choice $350 Choice Original, Classic Crusty Gray Patina, Surface Verdigris, Blemish Free, Accurately Graded, Jim Poston Consignment. 10% Price Reduction October 7, 2018 - A choice original example of the better Browning 10 die pairing. Surfaces are covered with thick crusty gray patina along with olive verdigris in the protected areas. Strike is typical for the date and die pairing. Housed in new 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. Another quality early type offering from Jim Poston.
Capped Bust  1820 1820
Medium 0
VF20
NGC
586305014
B-3
Choice New Price
$665
New December 23! Price Reduction Through FUN Show! Choice Original, Crusty Gray Patina, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Outback Collection. 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. Another quality offering from the Outback Collection of Capped Bust quarters that deserves special consideration.
Capped Bust  1821 1821
F12
PCGS
19646447
B-3
Choice $385 Choice Original, Gorgeous Circulated Cameo Eye Appeal, Accurately Graded, Woodbridge Collection. 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 blemish free and accurately graded. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert and CAC approval. A pleasing early capped bust duplicate from the Woodbridge Collection. Hurry on this one as can't imagine it will last long.
Capped Bust  1822 1822
VF25
PCGS
33503343
B-1
Choice New Price
$1140
New December 23! Price Reduction Through FUN Show! Scarce Date, Crusty Gray Patina, Choice Original Surfaces, Accurately Graded, Outback Collection. 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. Please give this special offering from the Outback Collection your consideration if a serious fan of Capped Bust quarters.
Capped Bust  1824/2 1824/2
VF35
PCGS
25650928
B-1
Choice New Price
$3995
New December 23! Price Reduction Through FUN Show! Date Rarity, Choice Original Surfaces, Crusty Olive-Gray and Rose Patina, Blemish Free, Accurately Graded, Outback Collection. 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 from the Outback Collection that deserves a place in an advanced collection.
Capped Bust  1825/4(2 1825/4(2
VF35
PCGS
28012766
B-2
Choice $1125 New January 15! B-2, Near Gem Original Surfaces, Attractive Gray-Gold and Aquamarine Patina, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection. A serious attractive 1824/4 Capped Bust quarter with gray-gold base toning and aquamarine surrounding stars and reverse legend. Under a light source, gold coloriing becomes predominant. Strike is typical. Obverse fields have a few ancient micro lines of no consequence. If those were not present, then a full Gem quality rating would have been stated. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with edge insert. Handpicked by the Osprey Collection for GFRC inventory at the 2019 FUN show.
Capped Bust  1825/4(2 1825/4(2
VF30
PCGS
32038514
B-2
Choice New Price
$1020
New December 23! Price Reduction Through FUN Show! Choice Original, Gray Patina with Golden Highlights, Accurately Graded, Outback Collection. 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. Yet another top quality offering from the Outback Collection to consider.
Capped Bust  1828 1828
25/50C
F12
PCGS
83240885
B-3
Choice New Price
$2435
New December 23! Price Reduction Through FUN Show! 25/50C, Rare Die Marriage, Near Gem Original, Classic Circulated Cameo Eye Appeal, Dark Gray Fields, Accurately Graded, Outback Collection. An exceptional and near gem original offering of the popular 20/50C reverse die variety that is worthy of a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. Currently listed as an R5 rarity and difficult in all grades. This example is so sweet with classic dark gray fields and overall circulated cameo eye appeal. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with edge view insert. CAC approval rewards the amazing preservation state, accurate grading and overall eye appeal. An important Capped Bust quarter offering that is worthy of an advanced collection. I can't imagine a nice example at the Fine 12 grade level. Another important divestment from the Outback Collection.
Capped Bust  1831 1831
Small Letters
AU58 PCGS
21550516

Original $1250 New December 22! Original, Twins Lakes Collection. A sharply struck near mint state 1831 B-4 Capped Bust quarter for consideration. Faint gold toning accompanies UNITED STATES and the lower righrt obverse. The balance of the coin is uintoned with sharp steely luster. Under a bright lights, cartwheels are active and crisp. Blemishes are minor overall, though there is a line from star 4 to Liberty that will be seen when viewed under a light source. The Browning 4 die pairing includes a Small Letters reverse. Fairly graded and housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert that dates back to the late 1990s. Another offering from the Twins Lakes Collection this is part of a substantial divestment. Collector divestment are good as they allow great coins to reenter the marketplace.
Capped Bust  1831 1831
Large Letters
AU50 NGC
323651011
B-5
Choice $750 New December 17! B-5, Steely Luster, Gun Metal Gray Patina, Choice Original Surfaces, Eye Appeal, Running Boar Collection. Every day there are new early type coins that cross my desk. Some are average and simply are processed. Then they are specimens that stop me for awhile to enjoy perfect originality and old time eye appeal. This 1831 B-5 Capped Bust quarter is one of those special coins that I'm thoroughly enjoying. During in hand inspection, lovely uniform gray patina covers both sides. Under a light source, steely luster is most apparent and pleasing. Strike is well executed for the date with complete reverse devices and only some softness on several stars requiring mention. I really like this new offering from the Running Boar Collection and believe you will also. Accurately grade and housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert that dates back to the late 1990s. Worthy of a CAC submission.
Capped Bust  1833 1833
AU50 PCGS
B-1
Choice $900 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 halves 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
AU50 PCGS
7415443
B-1.4
Original $750 New December 17! Cracked Obverse, Original Surfaces, Gray-Rose Patina, Steely Residual Luster, Accurately Graded, Running Boar Collection. B.1 Die State 4. A popular 1834 Capped Bust quarter die pairing due to long production time resulting in progressive die cracking and die lapping. This offer is die state with multiple obverse die cracks and completely filled A1 on the reverse. A lovely example with residual steely luster under a light source and gray-rose patina through obverse and reverse. Please note that the GFRC images have amplified blues on the reverse due to the residual luster being stronger on reverse and than obverse. Both sides are consistently toned gray-rose. Housed in PCGS old green holder. A nice high grade offering from the Running Boar Collection.
Capped Bust  1834 1834
EF40 PCGS
32904198
B-2
Original $445 Scarce Die Pairing, Original Antique Gray, Bold Strike, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection. Eye appeal is much better than the EF40 assigned grade. Both obverse and reverse are covered with uniform antique gray patina. Struck from B-2 die pair with 1 digit obviously higher than the rest of date digits coupled with triple shield line reverse. A very well struck example with two faint toned over lines on the lower left obverse. These lines look typical of contact with foreign material like a rubber band but who knows. These lines are completely toned over. I believe that PCGS net graded this piece as strike, eye appeal and wear are more consistent with EF45 grade. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. From the Osprey Collection.
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 PCGS
82484888

Choice $785 Choice Original, Light Satiny Gold/Gray Luster, Accurately Graded . Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A lovely choice original 1835 Capped Bust quarter with satinly golden gray luster. Well struck with just a few tiny micro ticks on the obverse that are completely toned over and nearly invisible. Previously encapsulated in NGC AU53 holder and cracked out by GFRC customers. Purchased from customer and reholdered as PCGS AU53. If both TPGs can agree on the grade, then definitely accurately graded and fair value.
Capped Bust  1835 1835
VF30
PCGS
03999854
B-8
Choice $525 New December 17! B-8, Very Scarce Die Marriage, Choice Original Surfaces, Gun Metal Gray Patina, Bold Die Cracks ST(ATES), Accurately Graded, Running Boar Collection. A much better 1835 die marriage with speculation that B-8 was struck after 1837 B-3 and B-4. Rarity rating is a challenging R4+ for the die variety collector. This example is perfectly original with even gray surfaces and essentially blemish free for being in circulation. Strike is uniform and pleasing. Accurately graded and housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval is more icing on the cake as can't imagine there are that many B-8 examples known with CAC approval. A top quality offering from the Running Boar Collection. Yes, there is a strong premium for the die variety and CAC approval. Offers are always welcomed.
Capped Bust  1835 1835
VF25 raw
B-7
Original $145 Original Surfaces, Pleasing Appearance, Gray Patina and Olive Peripheries, Balanced Strike, West Texas Collection. A most attractive 1835 B-7 Capped Bust quarter with pleasing toning. This original raw example offers center obverse gray with olive hues at the periphery. Reverse is mostly gun metal gray-blue with some embedded rose. Bright light viewing accentuates blue coloring on both sides. A nice balanced strike with a few ancient micro lines in the lower left obverse field that are of no consequence at the VF25 grade level. These is light colored reverse vedigris which has been left intact. From the West Texas 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 New Price
$395
New December 23! Price Reduction Through FUN Show! Choice Original, Crusty Gray Patina, Conservative Grading, Outback Collection. 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. Yet another quality numismatic property from the Outback Collection.
Capped Bust  1836 1836
VF35 PCGS
84218801
B-3
Choice $290 B-3 Late Die State, Heavily Cracked Obverse, Choice Original Surfaces, Crusty Olive Brown Patina, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection. A choice original example of the Browning 3 die variety with Obverse die state 5 and reverse die state 4. Die cracks are boldly defined but may be difficult to see on the GFRC images due to the crusty original olive-brown toning. Surfaces are entirely blemish free. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. An important die variety offering from the Osprey Collection that deserves a CAC submission.
Capped Bust  1836 1836
VF30 PCGS
B-3(d)
Original $235 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.
Capped Bust  1838 1838
VF35 PCGS
32838171
B-1
Original $265 Original Gray-Olive Patina, Excellent Eye Appeal, Accurately Graded, Saco River Collection. Last year of Capped Bust quarter issue as the Philadelpha mint was transitioning to the Liberty Seated design for quarters. This is a near choice original example with lovely gray-olive toning throughout obverse and reverse. Strike is well executed and uniform. At first glance, I would have assigned a Choice quality rating but a 10x loupe inspection revealed two fully toned over reverse lines that do not detract but are present and must be factored in the quality rating. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Another strong offering from the Saco River Collection.