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US Capped Bust Quarter  1815 to 1838
US Capped Bust Quarter 1815 to 1838

Wow, Cameron! You've got an 1834 capped bust quarter in fully uncirculated (MS65) condition and it is in a Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) holder! That's a *big time* collectible coin. Most of us never see a coin like that in our collections. A bust quarter like the one in our picture is much more common. Note that our pictured coin is worn, but it still has eye appeal. The MS65 designation of Cameron's coin means it is absolutely, fully uncirculated with basically no detraction at all.

First things first. Cameron's PCGS MS65 coin catalogs for a whopping $20,000 US dollars in the Grey Sheet, a conservative price guide for US coins. The fact that Cameron's coin has been certified by PCGS means that (1) it is genuine, not a counterfeit, (2) it carries a numismatic grade of MS65, and (3) it is protected from the elements. By comparison, the coin in our picture grades worn (F12) and the Grey Sheet says $85. Get the difference?

Considering the entire 1815 to 1838 series as a whole, here are approximate Grey Sheet catalog prices for circulated coins:

CAPPED BUST QUARTERS BEFORE 1830
worn: $50
average circulated: $400
well preserved: $1400
quarters dated 1823 are extremely rare, cataloging over $10000 in worn condition
quarters dated 1824 are very rare, cataloging at $3000 in average circulated condition

CAPPED BUST QUARTERS AFTER 1830
worn: $50
average circulated: $175
well preserved: $400

Remember that all these values are catalog values. Use our Terminology page to understand what this means relative to actual value.

If you have a capped bust quarter that looks nice and is in good condition, seek out a knowledgeable collector or coin dealer for an in-person appraisal. CoinQuest gives only general guidance.

Coin: 3684 , Genre: United States
Requested by: Cameron, Mon, 12-Apr-2010 17:49:17 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Sat, 02-Nov-2013 02:11:06 GMT
Last review by CoinQuest: Thu, 11-Dec-2014 14:05:23 GMT
Requester description: 1834 United States of America 25 C. 1834
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