Coin Specifications

Category: Early Quarters (1796-1838)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 398,000
Obverse Designer: William Kneass
Reverse Designer: William Kneass
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.8920
Weight: 6.7400g
ASW: 0.1933oz
Melt Value: $5.51 (8/6/2020)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
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1831 25C MS obverse 1831 25C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

As a class, the small diameter Capped Bust Quarter Dollars of 1831-28 are more plentiful than their large diameter predecessors. This is mostly a reflection of their higher mintages, though the distinctly raised rims of the new type did provide greater protection from wear. In place of the low-relief, toothed border used previously, the quarters made in 1831 and later feature a two-tiered border of short beads within a raised rim.

Mint Director Samuel Moore (1824-35) considered the Latin legend E PLURIBUS UNUM to be redundant with the English inscription UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, and he sought approval to remove it when the quarter dollar was reduced in size and increased in thickness. This approval was granted by President Andrew Jackson on January 28, 1831.

The seven die marriages of 1831 quarters are divided into those having UNITED STATES OF AMERICA in small letters, unique to this year, versus those having the large letters of subsequent years. Each group has a single scarce issue: B-3 (SL) and B-7 (LL). The remaining varieties are common in circulated grades, though some have provided a good pool of Mint State pieces, as well. B-5 appears to be the most available in MS.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 5/15/2020

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1831 25C MS
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Base $ 130 145 160 235 435 725 750 1050 1580 2100 2600 3000 4150 8300 27500 65000 - - - -
$ - - - - 1930 - - - - 13500 - - 147500 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 728
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 66

The chart showing G series, VG series, F series, VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 8/4/2020 1831 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-41542111424730356098532594561254----715
-------------1-24-----7
---------------3-11---5
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Total-415421114247303560985326045662951---727
 -1%2%6%15%6%6%4%5%8%13%1%4%8%6%9%4%1%0%--- 
1831 25C MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----------1-22-62-----13
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Total----------1-22-62-----13
 ----------8%-15%15%-46%15%----- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1831 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base11832012202887359201081115111961261130317072197258536755367731712648193572998046943
61189207242437796973110411661217127514371870232629484239601790941488422898356340
00000097311041166121712751437187023262948423960179094148842289800
0000001027112711811239128915722033245533114803666710871171202643900
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 3675
Owner: rfar
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 1261
Owner: Quarter Crazy
 
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