R&R Large Size Capped Bust Quarters 1815-1828





Coin Details

Origin/Country: UNITED STATES
Item Description: 25C 1825/4 B-2
Full Grade: NGC MS 64
Owner: rfar

Set Details

Custom Sets: This coin is not in any custom sets.
Competitive Sets: R&R Capped Bust Quarters 1815-1838   Score: 3747
R&R Large Size Capped Bust Quarters 1815-1828   Score: 3747
Research: NGC Coin Explorer NGC Coin Price Guide

Owner Comments:

1825/3 25C MS64 NGC. B-2, R2. Population (PCGS 19/9, NGC 6/5).

All three 1825-dated varieties are over dates, although what under-digit (or under-digits) may lurk beneath the 5 is a subject for some debate. While very scarce as a type, the B-2 is the most frequently encountered variety of this date. It is easily the most interesting die pairing as well, with not one, but two under-digits beneath the final digit in the date. Browning-2 is readily attributed. Star eight is placed low, and 25C is entered high. Fragments of an underlying 3 are slightly evident beneath the 5, using magnification.

This is a beautiful, multicolored specimen of this early large size Capped Bust quarter. The devices are rather sharply impressed for the issue with the coin awash in a sea of color including rich plum, ocean-blue, and gold drape the obverse. The reverse is untoned save for a lower band of honey patina. This lustrous near-Gem has pleasantly smooth surfaces, and the strike is intricate throughout. Mint State survivors of the Capped Bust, Large Size quarter series are anything but common in today's market.

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