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Capped Bust Quarters Basic Set, Circulation Strikes (1815-1838)

Number of Required Items

18
Current Finest Possible Set Rating

66.074
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. 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)

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating
1 The Early American Silver Capped Bust Quarter Date Set 2015 2016 100.00% 63.72 64.72 64.72
2 D. Brent Pogue Collection 100.00% 63.44 R 63.85 63.85
3 Louis Eliasberg 94.44% 60.44 R 60.48 56.00
4 Waldo Newcomer 100.00% 55.70 R 55.70 55.70
5 The Norweb Family 94.44% 57.88 R 57.88 53.59

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Current Finest

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating
1 The Early American Silver Capped Bust Quarter Date Set 2015 2016 100.00% 63.72 64.72 64.72
2 Perfection 4 100.00% 46.35 46.39 46.39
3 Miatamama 2013 UPDATED 94.44% 47.85 47.85 35.44
4 BCC Capped Bust 94.44% 45.55 45.55 33.74
5 Zin's Capped Bust Quarters Basic Set 72.22% 54.70 54.70 30.39
6 Eagleguy17's Busties on a Budget 94.44% 38.50 38.50 28.52
7 D. L. Hansen. Capped Bust Quarters Basic (1815-1838) UPDATED 61.11% 64.00 64.00 28.44
8 rfar 61.11% 56.38 56.38 27.15
9 sethwinegar 2009 2010 2011 2012 72.22% 45.87 45.87 25.48
10 JEFFOERT 50.00% 48.10 48.10 17.81
11 ctgreatone 83.33% 25.82 25.82 16.26
12 lostmountainman 88.89% 21.11 21.11 14.07
13 Toned Bust Quarter Set 50.00% 33.36 33.36 13.59
14 William Rotch Collection 83.33% 20.65 20.65 13.00
15 OC Collection 88.89% 19.28 19.28 12.85
16 Srotag Capped Bust Quarters 38.89% 30.00 30.00 08.89
17 The DS Collection 33.33% 34.29 34.29 08.89
18 jaenfield 50.00% 21.67 21.67 07.22
19 The Hunterdon Collection 22.22% 24.40 24.40 04.52
20 The Kaye Collection 16.67% 28.33 28.33 03.15

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