Estimated grade. Ex. Randall Sold by Bowers & Ruddy Mar '80 Price realized $17000
After an eight-year hiatus, the U.S. Mint resumed production of Quarter Dollars in 1815. In that year, Mint employees produced a total of 89,235 Quarters, a significant reduction from the mintage of 1807 and far below the number of Quarter Dollars that would be produced three years later in 1818. Apparently, there was some economic reason for producing Quarter Dollars in 1815 which, hopefully, was satisfied by the new production.
The 1815 is semi-scarce, but there are ample supplies of Mint State examples to satisfy collector demand, though prices are high (as are the prices for most early U.S. type coins). The top ten examples of this date include coins graded from MS65 to MS67, the best coin being the NGC MS67 example from the Eric P. Newman collection.
"Colonel" E.H.R. Green - Green Estate - Partnership of Eric P. Newman & B.G. Johnson (St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.) - Eric P. Newman, who paid $12.50 - Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society - Heritage 11/2013:33335, $282,000
Stack’s, sold privately in the 1940s - Hank Rogers Collection, sold privately in the early 1970’s - Jimmy Hayes Collection - Stack’s 10/1985:35 - E. Richard Collection - Stack’s 10/1989:684 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack’s/Bowers & Sotheby’s 5/2015:1057, $96,937.50
American Numismatic Rarities "Classics Sale" 3/2004:532, $50,600
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