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 NGC

LOVELY ROSE/BLUE IRIDESCENT TONED SURFACES. B-2.
$22,000.00

1818 CAPPED BUST 25C MS66 PCGS

POSITIVELY GEM. JUST 1 COIN GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$60,000.00

1818/5 CAPPED BUST 25C MS65 PCGS

GEM SURFACES. B-3. RARITY-5.
$39,600.00

1818/5 CAPPED BUST 25C MS65+ PCGS

GEM WHITE SURFACES WITH RADIANT LUSTER. MS66 IS THE HIGHEST GRADED AT PCGS.
$46,750.00

1819 CAPPED BUST 25C, LARGE 9 MS64 NGC

LARGE 9. COL GREEN PEDIGREE. ONLY TWO COINS GRADED HIGHER. B-2.SOLE SECOND HIGHEST GRADED.
$23,000.00

1819 CAPPED BUST 25C, SMALL 9 MS64 NGC

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

1820 CAPPED BUST 25C, SMALL 0 MS65 NGC

SMALL O. WELL STRUCK WITH LIGHT PERIPHERAL AMBER TONING. JUST FOUR COINS GRADED HIGHER.
$32,950.00

1820 CAPPED BUST 25C, SMALL 0 MS66+ NGC

SMALL O. GEM LIGHT ELECTRIC BLUE TONING. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED.
$71,500.00

1821 CAPPED BUST 25C MS65 PCGS

WELL STRUCK WITH LIGHT AMBER/SEAGREEN PATINA.
$55,000.00

1822 CAPPED BUST 25C MS65 PCGS

GEM SATIN LUSTROUS SURFACES. SOLE SECOND HIGHEST GRADED. THE HIGHEST GRADED IS A MS67 THAT SOLD FOR $164,500 IN 2015.
$82,500.00

1824/2 CAPPED BUST 25C MS62 CACG

RAZOR SHARP STRIKE. GREEN/ROSE LIGHT IRIDESCENT TONING. ONLY ONE COIN GRADED HIGHER WITH CAC STICKER. A MS64 SOLD FOR $141,000 IN 2015. CAC.
$87,950.00

1828 CAPPED BUST 25C, 25/50C MS62 PCGS

25/50C. VERY SHARP OVER DEMOMINATION. LIGHT AMBER ROSE PATINA ADORNS THE SATIN LUSTROUS SURFACES. LESS THAN 75 SPECIMENS BELIEVED TO EXIST TODAY IN ALL GRADES. JUST A COUPLE OF MS63 COINS GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$37,200.00

1831 CAPPED BUST 25C, LARGE LETTERS PR64+ Cameo PCGS

LARGE LETTERS. GEM CAMEO PROOF SURFACES. ONLY 20 COINS STRUCK. CONDITON CENSUS. CAC.
$132,000.00

1831 CAPPED BUST 25C, SMALL LETTERS MS66 PCGS

SMALL LETTERS. GEM SURFACES. B-4. ONLY TWO MS66+ COINS GRADED HIGHER.
$39,500.00

1831 CAPPED BUST 25C, SMALL LETTERS MS66 PCGS

SMALL LETTERS. GEM SURFACES. BROWNING 1. JUST TWO MS66+ COINS GRADED HIGHER.
$42,460.00

1832 CAPPED BUST 25C MS65 NGC

GEM SURFACES. ONLY ONE MS65+ GRADED HIGHER.
$22,000.00

1834 CAPPED BUST 25C MS65 PCGS

GEM SATIN LUSTROUS SURFACES WITH IRIDESCENT PERIPHAREL TONING. BROWNING 4. CAC.
$24,750.00

1834 CAPPED BUST 25C MS66 PCGS

BROWNING 1. GEM SATIN LUSTROUS SURFACES. LOVELY LIGHT AMBER PATINA. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED AT PCGS.
$44,000.00

1834 CAPPED BUST 25C MS65 PCGS

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