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: $2.83 (8/29/2015)
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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Price Guide

Last Updated: 5/27/2015

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1838 CAPPED B-1 25C MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 77.00 105 135 205 460 830 925 1175 1700 2250 3250 5300 11750 37500 60000 145000 - - -
$ 500 - 1000 1250 1900 - 3600 6325 13750 - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 262
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 67


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9/20/2015 MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2015 September 17 - 20 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(2), 1224/Lot# 3860
9/20/2015 MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2015 September 17 - 20 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(2), 1224/Lot# 3861
9/20/2015 MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2015 September 17 - 20 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(1), 1224/Lot# 3540


Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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10/5/1994 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 1994 October Long Beach Bullet Sale #125, 125/Lot# 231 $1,595.00
5/24/2009 NGC MS 65   Goldberg May 24-27, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 53/Lot# 492 $13,225.00
9/21/2009 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 412, 418/Lot# 7476 $5,980.00
1/5/2011 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2011 January Tampa FUN Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(6), 1151/Lot# 10325 $575.00
7/18/2011 PCGS VF 30   Teletrade Auction 3103, 3103/Lot# 1304 $184.00
11/7/2011 PCGS VF 35   Heritage Auctions 2011 November 7-9 US Coins Signature Auction - Beverly Hills Session(4), 1161/Lot# 7865 $299.00
5/27/2012 NGC AU 55   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 19995/Lot# 1028 $351.00
3/21/2013 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2013 March 21 -22 & 24 US Coin Signature Auction - Dallas Session(1), 1183/Lot# 3391 $1,077.48
8/1/2014 NGC F 12   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3493, 6044/Lot# 20094 $115.15
10/10/2014 NGC VF 20   Stack's Bowers November Baltimore 2014, 6039/Lot# 14849 $111.63


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1838 CAPPED B-1 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base255295381463631108111101494163418652124252526143080386851588058958812969198853085248388
268323408519781109012381540171119512257255427693342429861248568107151527423540366970
0000001238154017111951225725542769334242986124856810715152742354000
0000001366158717882037239125842924360547287091907811842175792719600
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 2124
Owner: Quarter Crazy
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 2124
Owner: rfar
 
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