Capped Bust Quarters

Capped Bust, Large Diameter (1815-28)


The American political experiment spawned many liberation movements throughout Europe, as people naturally embraced the idea of the right to self-determination. It began with France—first with the Revolution in 1789 and again, after the fall of Napoleon, spreading to Naples, Greece, Belgium and Poland. As the old Spanish Empire crumbled, the Latin American Republics were also created in this spirit.

The chaos in Europe attracted many immigrants to the dynamic, energetic and relatively peaceful United States. One of these was John Reich, a German engraver caught up in the Napoleonic Wars. He paid his way to America through indentured servitude and pursued his calling as an engraver by applying for a job at the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia. He was hired in 1807 and was immediately given the task of creating new coinage designs.

Reich brought Europe to America. His obverse design shows Lib.... (Expand Text)

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1818 CAPPED BUST 25C MS65

LOVELY ROSE/BLUE IRIDESCENT TONED SURFACES. B-2.
$26,400.00

1818 CAPPED BUST 25C MS66

POSITIVELY GEM. JUST 1 COIN GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$76,500.00

1818/5 CAPPED BUST 25C MS65

GEM SURFACES. B-3. RARITY-5.
$36,250.00

1819 CAPPED BUST 25C, LARGE 9 MS64

LARGE 9. COL GREEN PEDIGREE. ONLY TWO COINS GRADED HIGHER. B-2.
$24,750.00

1819 CAPPED BUST 25C, SMALL 9 MS64

SMALL 9. VITUALLY MARK FREE SURFACES WITH ROSE AQUAMARINE TONING. ONLY ONE COIN GRADE HIGHER AT NGC.
$16,500.00

1820 CAPPED BUST 25C, LARGE 0 MS63

LARGE 0. WELL STRUCK WITH WHITE, SATIN LUSTROUS SURFACES.
$14,250.00

1820 CAPPED BUST 25C, SMALL 0 MS66+

SMALL O. GEM LIGHT ELECTRIC BLUE TONING. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED.
$82,500.00

1821 CAPPED BUST 25C MS65

WELL STRUCK WITH LIGHT AMBER/SEAGREEN PATINA.
$43,950.00

1822 CAPPED BUST 25C MS65

GEM SATIN LUSTROUS SURFACES. SOLE SECOND HIGHEST GRADED. THE HIGHEST GRADED IS A MS67 THAT SOLD FOR $164,500 IN 2015.
$71,500.00

1831 CAPPED BUST 25C, LARGE LETTERS PR64

LARGE LETTERS. ONLY 20 STRUCK. RAZOR SHARP STRIKE. ONLY 10-15 BELEIVED TO EXIST TODAY IN ALL GRADES.
$63,250.00

1831 CAPPED BUST 25C, LARGE LETTERS PR64+ Cameo

LARGE LETTERS. GEM CAMEO PROOF SURFACES. ONLY 20 COINS STRUCK. CONDITON CENSUS. CAC.
$119,500.00

1831 CAPPED BUST 25C, SMALL LETTERS MS66

SMALL LETTERS. GEM SURFACES. B-4. ONLY TWO MS66+ COINS GRADED HIGHER.
$42,350.00

1831 CAPPED BUST 25C, SMALL LETTERS MS66

SMALL LETTERS. GEM SURFACES. BROWNING 1. JUST TWO MS66+ COINS GRADED HIGHER.
$42,350.00

1832 CAPPED BUST 25C MS65

GEM SURFACES. ONLY ONE MS65+ GRADED HIGHER.
$27,500.00

1834 CAPPED BUST 25C MS65

GEM SATIN LUSTROUS SURFACES WITH IRIDESCENT PERIPHAREL TONING. BROWNING 4. CAC.
$27,500.00

1834 CAPPED BUST 25C MS65

O/F IN OF VARIETY. GEM SURFACES. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED.
$32,950.00