Draped Bust Quarters

Draped Bust, Small Eagle (1796)

On September 17, 1796, George Washington delivered his now famous Farewell Address in which he cautioned that “it is our true policy to steer clear of permanent alliance with any portion of the foreign world.” This policy of “no entangling alliances,” as it became better known, was to be the dominant theme of American foreign policy for the next one hundred and fifty years, right up to the start of World War II.

At the same time, the fledgling Philadelphia Mint was preparing to manufacture a new denomination, the quarter dollar, authorized by the Mint Act of 1792. It would eventually be recognized and accepted throughout the world.

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1796 DRAPED BUST 25C, SMALL EAGLE AU53

WELL STRUCK. JUST 6,146 STUCK OF THIS ONE YEAR ONLY TYPE
$57,500.00

1796 DRAPED BUST 25C, SMALL EAGLE MS63

ONE YEAR ONLY TYPE COIN. VERY LUSTROUS UNDER LIGHT IRIDESCENT TONING.
$135,000.00

1796 DRAPED BUST 25C, SMALL EAGLE XF40

ONE YEAR ONLY, TYPE COIN. BROWNING 2. LOVELY BLEMISH FREE SPECIMEN.
$47,500.00

1804 DRAPED BUST 25C, LARGE EAGLE VF20

VERY RARE. ONLY 6,738 STRUCK.
$12,500.00

1805 DRAPED BUST 25C, HERALDIC EAGLE MS63

VERY CHOICE LUSTEROUS SURFACES.
$29,950.00

1806 DRAPED BUST 25C, HERALDIC EAGLE MS63

LOVELY ORIGINAL STATE OF PRESERVATION.
$14,950.00

1806 DRAPED BUST 25C, HERALDIC EAGLE MS64

VERY CHOICE SURFACES. ONLY 5 GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$32,500.00

1806 DRAPED BUST 25C, LARGE EAGLE MS64

A FLASHY, NEAR GEM COIN. ONLY 4 GRADED HIGHER AT NGC.
$27,500.00

1806 DRAPED BUST 25C, LARGE EAGLE MS65

GEM WHITE LUSTROUS SURFACES. ONLY 2 GRADED HIGHER.
$75,000.00