Coin Specifications

Category: Early Quarters (1796-1838)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 366,000
Obverse Designer: William Kneass
Reverse Designer: William Kneass
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.8920
Weight: 6.7400g
ASW: 0.1933oz
Melt Value: $5.37 (8/6/2020)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
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1838 CAPPED B-1 25C MS obverse 1838 CAPPED B-1 25C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

There is just a single die pair known for this final year of the Capped Bust Quarter Dollar, yet its large mintage would suggest the use of additional dies. Since most examples show signs of extended die erosion and indifferent striking, perhaps the Mint simply got lucky in that these dies lasted so long. The transition to the new Seated Liberty type occurred in September.

This date is common in overall numbers, and a fair number of Mint State examples have survived. While many collectors favor the 1838 quarter as their one type coin for its transitional date status, buyers are cautioned to seek out examples from the early die state in which details remained sharp.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 5/15/2020

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1838 CAPPED 25C B-1 MS
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Base $ 80.00 105 135 210 450 825 950 1130 1700 2150 2450 2900 5200 10500 36500 60000 150000 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 320
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 67

The chart showing PrAg series, 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 1838 CAPPED 25C B-1 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
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1838 CAPPED 25C B-1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base11101679332911152332-3172519221---319
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Total11101679332911152333-3172520221---321
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1838 CAPPED 25C B-1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base255295381463631108111101494163418652124252526143080386851588058958812969198853085248388
268323408519781109012381540171119512257255427693342429861248568107151527423540366970
0000001238154017111951225725542769334242986124856810715152742354000
0000001366158717882037239125842924360547287091907811842175792719600
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 3080
Owner: Quarter Crazy
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 2124
Owner: Quarter Crazy
 
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