1838 25C Capped Bust XF40 Certification #21402333, PCGS #5357
Joe O'ConnorBy 1838, John Reich’s Capped Bust design was nearing its end. Half Dimes and dimes had already transitioned to Christian Gobrecht’s rendition of Thomas Sully’s Liberty Seated design. And while half dollars would wait one more year, 1838 was the transitional year for quarters.
There is only one die pair known for 1838, mating a new obverse with a reverse used previously for the common 1837 B-2. Given the abnormally large mintage reported for this single die pair, it is likely that some of the Capped Bust Quarters included in the 1838 mintage were dated 1837.
90% Silver, 10% Copper
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