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 39 Coins for Sale. New coin(s) added on January 16, 2017

Photo Date Grade TPG Variety GFRC Rating Price Description Buy
Draped Bust
Draped Bust  1806 1806
F12 raw
B-7
Cleaned $975 Old Clean, Light Gray, Rare Die Pairing, Hanes Park Collection. A rare die variety with considerable remaining device details. Surfaces are recovering from an old cleaning and presently offer light gray coloring. The reverse is particular well struck with all horizontal shield lines distinct. A close 10x loupe inspection revealed not blemishes other than faint obverse hairlines from the old clean.
Draped Bust  1806 1806
F15 PCGS
26616967
B-9
Choice New Price
$1345
Bisecting Obverse Die Cracks, Choice Original, Medium Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Port Matilda Collection. Gun metal gray dominates on this attractive 1806 B-9 Draped Bust quarter. Surfaces are strictly original and blemish free. There is a bold bisecting obverse die crack that starts at the 1 digit and moves upward through curls and exits at LIB(E)RTY. Under bright light, the devices offer rose hues. Housed in 2013 transitional holder with blue label and edge view insert. A quality offering from the Port Matilda Collection.
Draped Bust  1806 1806
G6
PCGS
30371786
B-3
Choice $675 Choice Original Gray, Conservative Grading, Seal Beach Collection. Since Bust and Seated quarters are so difficult to locate choice in higher circulated grades, many collectors focus on acquiring exceptional pieces in the About Good through Fine grade levels. It would be difficult to imagine a nicer 1806 B-3 example at the Good 6 grade level given the bold rims and original toning. Surfaces are perfectly original with uniform gun gray patina. Under bright light, blues hues are apparent and surround Liberty on the obverse while the reverse remains mostly gray with just a hint of blue hues. There are blemishes whatsoever even at this low grade level. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. The Browning variety is not listed on the PCGS label. Typical Seal Beach originality and quality.
Draped Bust  1806 1806
G6 PCGS
30865920
B-7
Choice $595 B-7, R5 Example, Eye Appeal, Choice Surfaces, Conservative Grading. The Browning 7 variety features the only usage of Reverse H with stem touching the "C" in denomination. This is a choice example with bold rims and ample device details remaining at the Good 6 grade level. Surfaces are entirely blemished free and covered with a uniform gray/rose patina. Housed in 2014 generations PCGS holder.
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 1806
VG10 raw
B-5
Choice $650 New January 9! Choice Original, Ideal For Grade, Better Variety, Highwoods Collection. An attractive early Draped Bust quarter with perfectly original surfaces. Toning is even medium gray with rose hues on the obverse. Fairly graded with honest wear. There is a small obverse blemish between LIBERT(Y) and star 8 otherwise the surfaces are mark free. The Browning 5 die pairing is scarce in all grades and commands an R4+ rarity rating. This lovely piece will easily grade at the TPGs and could also be a candidate for CAC approval if accurately graded. A strong type coin and variety offering from the Highwoods Collection.
Draped Bust  1806 1806
VG8 raw
B-9
Market Acceptable $525 Die State (d), Heavy Obverse Die Cracks. Light gray and rose patina covers this early draped bust quarter. Given its age and grade, there are essentially no blemishes to highlight. Accurately graded as the rims remain strong and there is sufficient device details. Struck from the B-9 die pair and found in later die state with heavy obverse bisecting die crack. This crack starts at LIB(E)RTY and proceeds downward across hair curls, then through the 1 digit into lower rim. This piece probably saw an old dip and have recovered. Problem free draped bust quarters are always challenging to locate.
Draped Bust  1806 1806
VG8 raw
B-6
Original $875 Choice Original, Old Album Toning, Eye Appeal, Hanes Park Collection. A wonderful example of the Browning 6 die pairing. Surfaces are problem free and original with old album gray, rose and blue coloring. Lots of eye appeal for the assigned VG8 grade. This rare variety example should easily be certified to a major TPG as surfaces are solidly original with just honest wear.
Draped Bust  1807 1807
AG3 PCGS
30371787

Original $375 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  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
G6 NGC
2543071060
B-7
Original New Price
$170
Original Gray, Honest Wear. Surfaces are fully original with uniform medium gray patina throughout obverse and reverse. This piece suffers from just honest wear while the rims remain distinct. NGC grading is accurate. The Browning 7 variety is more challenging among 1818 die pairing. Housed in older NGC holder with traditional insert.
Capped Bust  1818 1818
G6 raw
B-7
Original $150 Original Light Gray, Honest Wear, Better Die Pairing, Seal Beach Collection. Early capped bust quarters are challenging to locate without issues. This example, from the Seal Beach Collection, offers original surfaces that are fully blemish free. The B-7 die pairing is definitely a better variety.
Capped Bust  1818 1818
VF25
PCGS
28979910

Choice $865 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  1819 1819
Lg 9
AG3 raw

Original $70 Even Light Gray, Honest Wear. Surfaces are well worn but problem free. There is nice constrast between the steel gray fields and lighter devices.
Capped Bust  1819 1819
Small 9
AU50 raw
B-3
Market Acceptable $985 B-3, Mottled Gray Patina, Old Reverse Wipe, West Texas Collection. High circulated grade open collar Capped Bust quarter are always difficult to locate choice. This example, from the West Texas Collection, offers nice obverse luster and mottled toning while the reverse appears to have seen an old wipe that has impacted the surfaces and luster. Overall strike is well executed throughout obverse and reverse.
Capped Bust  1819 1819
Small 9
VG8 raw
B-4
Original $450 B-4 Retained Cud At Date, Rare DS-5 Die State, Original Gun Metal Gray, West Texas Collection. An important offering of the B-4 die variety with bold retained cuds and die cracks through the date (DS-5). Surfaces are strictly original with uniform gun metal gray patina. There are two old time obverse scratches between the upper curls and Star 10 that are completely toned over. An infrequently offered variety/die state that should attract the attention of variety specialists. An important offering from the West Texas Collection.
Capped Bust  1820 1820
Lg 0
EF45 PCGS
04051409
B-3
Choice $3150 Choice Original, Medium Gray Patina. Blemish free example of this rare date in grades at and above EF40. A review of CoinFacts reveals two examples selling during 2013 (PCGS40 $1525 and PCGS58 $5875). One then has to go back to 2008/2009 to locate NGC graded examples. This quarter has superior eye appeal, original surfaces and no marks for the assigned grade. I believe a review of images will allow potential customers to appreciate how nice this quarter is in hand. At EF45, it is tied at #13 in condition census based on Early Quarter Dollars of the United States Mint which uses Rea-Koenings-Haroutunian Census reported in bar chart format.Please note that the light reverse region at 11:00 is reflections from holder and not on the coin. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert.
Capped Bust  1820 1820
Small 0
VG10 raw
B-4
Market Acceptable $115 Old Album Secondary Toning, Few Obverse Marks, West Texas Collection. An open collar 1820 strike that has been dipped and most likely stored in old Wayte Raymond brown paper album. The result is rainbow bullseye toning on the obverse and similar on the reverse, though less dramatic. Obverse has second lines through Star 6 that are fully toned over. From the West Texas Collection.
Capped Bust  1824/2 1824/2
F15 raw
B-1
Cleaned $1000 Rare Date, Circulate Cameo Appearance, Dark Gray Seconday Patina, West Texas Collection. Scarce date with a tiny mintage of 16,000 pieces and single die pair. This example offers nice circulated cameo eye appeal but is not original due to the coloring and reflective surfaces at the Fine grade level. The toning appears to be secondary in nature therefore, a Market Acceptable quality rating is assigned. There are no blemishes worth mentioning. A challenging date from the West Texas Collection.
Capped Bust  1824/2 1824/2
FR2 raw

Original $375 Rare, Honest Wear, Even Gray. A well worn example but affordable for that difficult slot in the Capped Bust quarter Dansco album. Meager mintage of 24,000 means few survived with specimens in AU or better being significant rarities. We are lucky that this example is available given its lack of problems and nice original gray coloing.
Capped Bust  1825/4/2 1825/4/2
VG10
PCGS
30117113
B-2
Choice $375 Choice Original, Gun Metal Gray, Mountain View Collection. A splendid example with strictly original gun metal gray colored surfaces. Under bright light, the fields surrounding Liberty turn to gun metal blue as is often seen on these earlier silver pieces. Strike is uniform with ample reverse eagle details remaining for the VG10 assigned grade. Surfaces are also completely blemish free. Overall, this is a very well balanced that is accurately graded and perfectly original. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder.
Capped Bust  1833 1833
AU50 PCGS
B-1
Choice $1200 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
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  1834 1834
VF30 PCGS

Choice $215 Choice Original, Gun Metal Gray, Rotated Reverse. A strictly original example with rich gun metal gray/blue patina throughout the fields. Obverse has rose hues under bright light while the reverse has lighter olive/blue coloring. A 10x inspection revealed no blemishes worth noting. Reverse die alignment is obviously shift left. Housed in older PCGS holder with three prong insert. Images are old and must be redone to properly capture the appearance of this Capped Bust quarter.
Capped Bust  1834 1834
VF30 PCGS
33679288
B-1
Original $165 New January 16! Scarcer Early Die State, Filled A-2, A-3, Original Gray, Ebony Shades at Rim, Accurately Graded, Ft. Lauderdale Collection. An original 1834 Browning 1 example struck from dies that are in Obverse 2 die state. An obverse die crack is visible from Star 1 through the lower bust and out to right rim across Star 13. Later die states will exhibit a completely shattered reverse. Please note that A2 and A3 are completely filledl on the reverse. Surfaces are covered with medium gray patina along with darker shades at the rim. A misaligned reverse die is commonplace for this variety. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Strong originality from the Ft. Lauderdale Collection.
Capped Bust  1835 1835
AU53 raw

Choice $785 Choice Original, Light Gold/Gray Patina, Hamden Collection (NGC AU53). The Hamden collector is a purist and obviously purchases the coin and not the holder since all coins are cracked out and placed in Dansco album. Recently, the Hamden collector decided to break up a type set with all pieces sent to GFRC. This lovely 1835 Capped Bust quarter is choice with light even gray surfaces when viewed in hand. Under bright light, the toning transitions to pretty gold with ample luster remaining. 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 with serial number 4184041-001. The NGC label is included.
Capped Bust  1835 1835
EF40 raw

Market Acceptable $495 Pretty Old Album Toning, Eye Appeal. For those who enjoy old album ring toning, then please consider this lovely example. Surfaces were most likely dipped and placed into paper album then acquiring secondary toning. Secondary toning can be colorful with typical rose centers that transition to blues at the rims. There are no blemishes on this piece while the grading is conservative. This is not your typical even original gray appearance but rather a special offering for those who collect enjoy their silver type coins with old album ring toning.
Capped Bust  1835 1835
EF40 ANACS OWH
545558
B-5
Original $415 New December 30! Original Old Album Toning, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection. A lovely later date Capped Bust quarter that is housed in ANACS old white holder. Obverse is covered with attractive copper gold patina while the reverse is a bit more mottled. Accurately graded with bold reverse strike. An attractive offering from the Osprey Collection for your consideration.
Capped Bust  1835 1835
EF45 PCGS
33679286

Gem $535 New January 16! Gem Crusty Original, Superb Eye Appeal, Well Struck, Conservatively Graded, Ft. Lauderdale Collection. A wonderful gem Capped Bust quarter at the assigned EF45 grade. Frankly, this piece deserves a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation as the eye appeal is superior to nearly all close collar Capped Bust quarter seen in the past several years. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A wonderful gem from the Ft. Lauderdale Collection.
Capped Bust  1835 1835
VF20 PCGS

Choice New Price
$200
Choice Original Gray, Dallas Collection. A strictly original example that is accurately graded. Surfaces are covered with medium gun metal gray patina with a lighter shade on the reverse. There is good contrast between the darker fields and lightly toned main devices. This piece is labeled as choice since close 10x loupe revealed no blemishes. Housed in slightly older PCGS holder with 3 prong insert.
Capped Bust  1836 1836
F12 raw

Original $145 Original Charcoal Gray. Ample device details remain on this Capped bust quarter. Fields are covered with a charcoal gray patina along with lighter devices. There are no significant blemishes to mention. Images well capture this quarters appearance.
Capped Bust  1836 1836
VF30 PCGS
B-3(d)
Original $265 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 older PCGS holder with blue label and three prong insert.
Capped Bust  1837 1837
EF40
PCGS
16891994
B-2
Choice $450 New December 21! Near Gem Original, Crusty Gun Metal Gray Patina, Conservative Grading, Saw Mill Run Collection. Crusty original gun metal gray surfaces are the lighlight of this lovely 1837 B-2 Capped Bust quarter. Obverse is toned an even gray without blemishes while the reverse is covered with darker gray shades. Strike is well impressed with boldy defined eagle feathers. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval recognizes the strict originality and accurate grading. Another quality offering from the Saw Mill Run Collection. Please note that GFRC images poorly capture the beauty of this 1837 quarter given some reverse holder haze especially at the upper rim area.
Capped Bust  1838 1838
AU55 PCGS
81110166

Choice $1100 New December 22! Choice Original, Satiny Rose-Aquamarine Toning, Eye Appeal, Accurately Graded, Upstate New York Collection. Satiny luster and a hammered reverse strike are the highlights of this gorgeous 1838 Capped Bust quarter dollar. Surfaces are fully choice with no blemishes. Obverse offers a rose center that is surrounded by aquamarine while the reverse is similar but with the rose being more predominant. Adding a bright light releases the steely luster with the obverse becoming mostly uniform rose. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A super offering from the Upstate New York Collection
Capped Bust  1838 1838
EF45
PCGS
14603618

Choice $625 New December 21! Near Gem Originial, Light Golden Gray Patina, Residual Frosty Luster, Conservative Grading, Saw Mill Run Collection. Lovely light gray patina covers both obverse and reverse on this near gem 1838 capped bust quarter. Strike is completed with deeply impressed eagle device. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval recognizes the strictly originality and conservative grading. Another top quality offering from the Saw Mill Run Collection.
Capped Bust  1838 1838
G6 raw

Original $85 Original Gray. Last year of Capped Bust quarter issue before transition to the Liberty Seated design. Accurately graded. Fields are toned medium gray with lighter devices. Obverse has a few scattered tiny lines.
Capped Bust  1838 1838
VF25 raw

Original $215 Original Gray. 1838 is a transitional year between the Capped Bust and Liberty Seated designs. This Capped Bust example offers uniform original gray surfa es. However the reverse exhibits a few hairlines in the upper left field that should be considered. Strike is crisp and there are no blemishes worth to mention.
Capped Bust  1838 1838
VF25
PCGS
24867787
B-1
Market Acceptable $195 Old Album Toning, Early Die State, Woodlands Consignment. Last year of Capped Bust design issue with only one pair of dies known. This example was struck from early die state dies as no die cracks are apparent. Dipped surfaces are fully retoned and appear to have spent considerable time in an old album. Under bright light, the obverse offers rose center framed by gun metal gray/blue surrounding the stars while the reverse is mostly rose gold. Grading is conservative and CAC like the overall eye appeal at the VF25 grade level. Housed in 2013 blue label transitional PCGS holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval adds to this piece's collectability.