R&R Small Size Capped Bust Quarters 1831-1838
1838

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Coin Details

Origin/Country: UNITED STATES
Design Description: QUARTER DOLLARS - CAPPED BUST, SMALL SIZE
Item Description: 25C 1838 CAPPED B-1
Full Grade: NGC AU 58
Owner: rfar

Set Details

Custom Sets: This coin is not in any custom sets.
Competitive Sets: R&R Capped Bust Quarters 1815-1838   Score: 2124
R&R Small Size Capped Bust Quarters 1831-1838   Score: 2124
Research: NGC Coin Explorer NGC Coin Price Guide
NGC US Coin Census for Early Quarters (1796-1838)

Owner Comments:

1838 25C AU58 NGC. B-1, R1. Population (PCGS 10/45, NGC 24/60).

Die State I, struck from perfect dies that are free of both cracks and clash marks. Only a single die marriage is known for 1838 Capped Bust quarter dollar, the final and “split mintage” year of the type. Not surprisingly the Seated Liberty design (initially produced on Gobrecht Dollars) was modified for the denomination later that same year. The recorded mintage for this issue was 366,000 coins, although it is probably the case that a number of those were dated 1837. The total mintage is remarkably high for a single die pair.

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