Coin Specifications

Category: Early Quarters (1796-1838)
Mint: Philadelphia
Catalog: KM-44
Obverse Designer: John Reich
Reverse Designer: John Reich
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.8920
Weight: 6.74g
ASW: 0.1933oz
Melt Value: $3.70 (9/28/2016)
Diameter: 27mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1824/2 B-1 25C MS obverse 1824/2 B-1 25C MS reverse

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Description & Analysis

Only 16,000 quarters are believed to have been struck with the 1824 date. The new Tompkins reference on early quarters proposes an alternate theory regarding this date. It states that, 'the quantity of 16,000 coins delivered in Warrant #935 on December 31st 1823 were actually dated 1824. The amount of coins and the frequency of their appearance seem to concur with this hypothesis.

'As Robert Scot passed away on November 1st. 1823, this may have been one of the last dies he produced. Another theory would be that after Scot died, Christian Gobrecht was immediately hired to help out, and perhaps it was Gobrecht who over-dated the unused 1822 die to create the 1824/2 as well as re-engraved the reverse die that was used to coin the 1823 B-1 die marriage, which was incomplete at the arrowheads and arrow shafts. William Kneass was commissioned as the new Chief engraver on January 29th, 1824 to replace Robert Scot, therefore due to the date of the delivery warrant, he was certainly not the person responsible for this 1824/2 die. 'Furthermore, it may be that long with the one 1824/2 obverse die, Gobrecht over-dated two other 1822 dated obverse dies with a 4 over the 2. A recent discovery that the 1825 B-1 obverse die, which has always been called an 1825/2 is in reality an 1825/4/2, sparked this theory.?

Description and Analysis courtesy of Heritage Auctions and may not be republished without written permission.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/11/2016

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Total Graded: 84
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: VF
High Grade: 65

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8/21/1996 PCGS F 12   Teletrade Auction 0869, 869/Lot# 1425 $152.60
9/4/2011 NGC VF 20   Goldberg September 4-6, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 65/Lot# 1042 $2,530.00
2/28/2012 PCGS AU 53   Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 4070 $9,200.00
12/1/2013 NGC XF 40   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 780, 789/Lot# 301 $4,250.00
9/14/2014 PCGS G 6   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/14/2014, 192/Lot# 215988 $450.00
5/19/2015 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers May 2015 Pogue Collection, 6071/Lot# 1073 $141,000.00
6/4/2015 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2015 June 4 - 7 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(2), 1221/Lot# 3898 $9,987.50
10/29/2015 PCGS G 4   Heritage Auctions 2015 October 29 - November 1 US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(4), 1225/Lot# 7391 $717.93

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1824/2 B-1 25C MS
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Grade: VG 10
Points: 351
Owner: Carl Beeson
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