Coin Specifications

Category: Early Quarters (1796-1838)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 17,800
Catalog: KM-44
Obverse Designer: John Reich
Reverse Designer: John Reich
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.8920
Weight: 6.7400g
ASW: 0.1933oz
Melt Value: $2.92 (7/8/2015)
Diameter: 27mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1823/2 B-1 25C MS obverse 1823/2 B-1 25C MS reverse


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Description & Analysis

In his new reference, Early United States Quarters 1796 - 1838, Steve Tompkins provided more in depth information about the 1823/2 Capped Bust quarter than any other author has even thought possible. He began: 'The 1823/2 Bust Quarter is one of the great rarities of the early Federal coinage series. Historically and specific to the quarter denomination, the 1796 and 1827/3/2 dates have enjoyed center stage in the rarity spotlight. While carrying comparable credentials, the 1823/2 date has languished off-stage in the shadows. In spite of much speculation over the years, the true rarity of the 1823/2 Bust Quarter has been un-promoted and under appreciated.' Tompkins continued to provide a pedigree roster of 31 known examples, including a single proof, and others that grade from MS61 down to Fair 2.

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Last Updated: 5/26/2015

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1823/2 B-1 25C MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 7
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 45
High Grade: 62


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8/18/2004 NGC VF 30   Heritage Auctions 2004 August Pittsburgh, PA Signature Sale #352, 352/Lot# 5927 $57,500.00
1/23/2006 NGC G 4   Heritage Auctions 2006 January Dallas, TX The Jules Reiver Collection Signature Auction #390, 390/Lot# 22399 $37,375.00
4/28/2009 PCGS VG 10   Heritage Auctions 2009 April-May Cincinnati, OH (CSNS) US Coin Auction #1124, 1124/Lot# 2324 $40,250.00
4/28/2009 NGC VF 30   Heritage Auctions 2009 April-May Cincinnati, OH (CSNS) US Coin Auction #1124, 1124/Lot# 2325 $74,750.00
3/27/2015 PCGS   Stack's Bowers March 2015 Baltimore, 6065/Lot# 6047 $27,025.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1823/2 B-1 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base381751585563608971987960833886869204952099561022610681140451711921240268393455145321111
4264529357386458745280868454885893099665100461037711802150691849223106294093814145321110
0000008454885893099665100461037711802150691849223106294093814145321100
0000008570903194149810101361052912923160941986624972319804173145321100
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