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: 6.74g
ASW: 0.1933oz
Melt Value: $3.06 (2/14/2016)
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: 9/10/2015

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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 36500 60000 145000 - - -
$ 500 - 1000 1250 1900 - 3600 6325 13750 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 271
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 67


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9/21/2005 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2005 September Long Beach Signature Auction #384, 384/Lot# 2637 $2,300.00
5/27/2007 PCGS VF 35   Teletrade Auction 2372, 2372/Lot# 1606 $156.80
9/21/2009 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 412, 418/Lot# 7476 $5,980.00
1/30/2011 NGC AU 58   Goldberg January 30 - February 3, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 62/Lot# 1356 $2,530.00
5/27/2012 NGC AU 55   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 19995/Lot# 1028 $351.00
10/17/2012 NGC AU 55   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 1465 $805.00
9/15/2013 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131339/Lot# 20092 $387.75
9/12/2014 NGC F 12   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3499, 6053/Lot# 21113 $117.50
10/10/2014 NGC VF 20   Stack's Bowers November Baltimore 2014, 6039/Lot# 14849 $111.63
4/22/2015 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2015 April 22 - 26 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(2), 1219/Lot# 4101 $1,292.50
4/19/2015 NGC Details VF Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131517/Lot# 27737 $141.00


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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