Coin Specifications

Category: Early Quarters (1796-1838)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 366,000
Catalog: KM-55
Obverse Designer: William Kneass
Reverse Designer: William Kneass
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.8920
Weight: 6.7400g
ASW: 0.1933oz
Melt Value: $3.74 (4/24/2014)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1838 CAPPED B-1 25C MS obverse 1838 CAPPED B-1 25C MS reverse


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Description & Analysis

The year 1838 saw the transition from the Capped Bust, Small Size quarter to Christian Gobrecht's Seated Liberty design, which premiered on half dimes and dimes in 1837.

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1838 CAPPED B-1 25C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 77.00 105 135 205 460 460 790 925 1175 1500 2100 2250 3150 5150 10000 31000 50000 - - - -
$ 500 870 1000 1250 1600 2250 2400 3450 6325 12750 37500 60000 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 234
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
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8/13/2006 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2006 August Denver, CO Signature & Platinum Night Auction #414, 414/Lot# 5174 $19,550.00
2/10/2008 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg February 10-13, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 44/Lot# 2069 $2,530.00
4/18/2011 NCS VF 20   Teletrade Auction 3050, 3050/Lot# 1270 $149.50
8/15/2011 NGC MS 64   Stack's Bowers The August 2011 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 115/Lot# 10021 $5,750.00
1/3/2012 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2012 January 4-8 US Coins & Platinum Night FUN Signature Auction- Orlando Session(1), 1166/Lot# 3179 $32,200.00
2/2/2012 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2012 February 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(1), 1167/Lot# 3455 $1,092.50
8/2/2012 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2012 August 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Philadelphia Session(1), 1173/Lot# 3260 $998.75
6/16/2013 PCGS XF 45   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 756, 765/Lot# 716 $450.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1838 CAPPED B-1 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base11832012202887359201081116212131286133317072197258536945563754312968198853085248388
61189207242437796973110811791237130114571870232629544317622393511527323540366970
00000097311081179123713011457187023262954431762239351152732354000
0000001027113511961261131715822033245533244940688311159175792719600
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Grade: MS 66
Points: 7543
Owner: yeoldeone
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 1286
Owner: rfar
 
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