Coin Specifications

Category: Early Quarters (1796-1838)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 286,000
Obverse Designer: William Kneass
Reverse Designer: William Kneass
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.8920
Weight: 6.7400g
ASW: 0.1933oz
Melt Value: $3.56 (2/26/2017)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
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1834 25C MS obverse 1834 25C MS reverse

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Description & Analysis

This is one of the more common dates for the Capped Bust Small Size Quarter series. It is plentiful in Mint State, and there are even a fair number of gems available.

Five die marriages are known from the combining of two obverse and four reverse dies. The common B-1 variety is distinctive in having letter several letters in UNITED STATES OF AMERICA repunched. The first punchings were too far to the left, and the duplicate letters are most easily seen at OF and the first A of AMERICA. Also, there is no period after the denomination, and this is the only reverse of the four that has just two lines to each of the gules (vertical stripes representing the color red). This die was likewise used for 1833 B-2. B-4 and B-5 are the fairly scarce, while the other three varieties are common.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/11/2016

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1834 25C MS
Base $ 78.00 105 135 200 430 800 900 1050 1500 2025 2150 2600 5150 9750 30000 67500 105000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - 3500 - 12000 33000 72500 - -

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Total Graded: 641
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 67

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Auction Prices Realized

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9/23/2007 NGC MS 65   Goldberg September 23-26, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 42/Lot# 2634 $19,550.00
8/4/2008 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 271, 277/Lot# 791 $874.00
2/5/2012 NGC VG 8   Teletrade Auction 3219, 3219/Lot# 1449 $85.00
6/2/2013 PCGS XF 45   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/02/2013, 77/Lot# 92919 $623.70
3/16/2014 NGC VF 25   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/16/2014, 172/Lot# 154244 $192.50
6/16/2014 NGC Details VF Details  Stack's Bowers iAuciton 3486, 6035/Lot# 20251 $67.00
8/10/2014 PCGS VF 35   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131433/Lot# 25046 $189.18
1/18/2015 NGC Details F Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131504/Lot# 28075 $56.00
7/9/2015 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2015 July 9 - 12 Summer FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Summer FUN Session(2), 1222/Lot# 3803 $2,820.00

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1834 25C MS
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 3675
Owner: rfar
Grade: MS 61
Points: 1707
Owner: JTO
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