Number of Required Coins : 25

Current Finest Possible Set Rating : 64.350

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Coinage of Quarters was suspended between 1808 and 1814. When production resumed in 1815, John Reich's Capped Bust design replaced Robert Scot's Draped Bust series. While most of the issues in this set are fairly common, the 1823/2 is a notable exception to that rule. Despite showing a mintage of just under 18,000 pieces, it is speculated today that much of that consisted of coins dated 1822. As a result, fewer than thirty-five 1823 quarters are known today, making it a mid five-figure coin in almost any grade. PCGS has graded only 17 examples, none of them mint state. Including the major varieties adds seven coins to the Basic 18-coin set. Of these, only the 1822 25/50C is apt to be a significant challenge. In 1831 the size of the quarter was reduced from a diameter of 27 mm to that of 24.3 mm. This smaller size is what we still see today in our Washington Quarters. Designer William Kneass also made a number of changes from the 1815-1828 capped bust design, which includes the elimination of the motto on the reverse. All of the reduced-size quarters of 1831-1838 are worth roughly the same. No rarities exist in this portion of the set.
All-Time Finest (All Eras)View PCGS Era
RankCollection% CompleteWeighted GPASet Rating
1 Link's Capped Bust Quarters Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 96.00% 63.41 61.83
2 Louis Eliasberg Click to view Set Images 100.00%
Retired All-Time Finest
Rank 2
Weighted GPA 61.225
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 61.225
61.23
61.23
3 The Norweb Family Click to view Set Images 88.00%
Retired All-Time Finest
Rank 3
Weighted GPA 58.000
% Complete 88.00%
Set Rating 52.200
58.00
52.20
4 Garrett Collection Click to view Set Images 80.00%
Retired All-Time Finest
Rank 4
Weighted GPA 44.600
% Complete 80.00%
Set Rating 33.450
44.60
33.45
5 DAyers5000 Click to view Set Images 88.00%
Retired on 1/21/2009
Rank 1
Weighted GPA 39.926
% Complete 91.67%
Set Rating 27.641
39.93
26.95
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Current Finest
RankCollection% CompleteWeighted GPASet Rating
1 Link's Capped Bust Quarters Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 96.00% 63.41 61.83
2 Zin's Capped Bust Quarters with Major Varieties Set Click to view Set Images 64.00% 54.58 24.56
3 sethwinegar Click to view Set Images 80.00% 36.22 24.45
4 rfar Click to view Set Images 48.00% 54.88 23.33
5 Eagleguy17 Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 88.00% 32.15 21.70
6 BC Bust Quarters Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 64.00% 46.17 20.78
7 The Farmington Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 76.00% 24.67 14.80
8 Toned Bust Quarter Set Click to view Set Images 44.00% 29.20 10.95
9 lostmountainman Click to view Set Images 72.00% 16.47 07.83
10 jaenfield Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 52.00% 17.92 05.83
11 Coulthard Bust Quarters Click to Contact Owner 16.00% 41.25 04.13
12 The Hunterdon Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 16.00% 24.40 03.05