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1821 Silver Capped Bust Quarter NGC MS62

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Why add this 1821 Capped Bust Silver Quarter to your collection?

Imagine trying to find an uncirculated example of a quarter that was minted while James Monroe, the 5th President of the United States, was still in office! The Capped Bust Quarter was the second twenty-five cent denomination coin series of the United States, produced by the U.S. Mint for nineteen non-consecutive years from 1815 until 1838. The coin is characterized by two distinct varieties, each struck at the Philadelphia Mint from .900 fine silver: the "Large Diameter" variety was produced from 1815-1828, while releases dated 1831-1838 are known as "Reduced Diameter" or "Motto Removed." Mintage of this 27 mm "Large Diameter" 1821 Silver Capped Bust Quarter is reported to be 216,851.

Capped Bust Quarter Design by John Reich

The obverse features a left facing bust of Lady Liberty, her head adorned with a Phrygian style cap. Inscriptions include "LIBERTY" on the band of the cap and the date of issue "1821" below. The image is flanked by thirteen stars, seven on the left, six on the right.

The reverse depicts an eagle clutching a bundle of arrows and an olive branch, posed with a patriotically striped shield at its breast and its wings outstretched. Inscribed "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA," "E PLURIBUS UNUM" and "25 C." This piece is a wonderfully preserved strike with some original golden,blue coloration as well as some noticeable brick red on the reverse.

Impressive Mint State 62

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) has certified this stunning 1821 Silver Capped Bust Quarter to be in Mint State 62 (MS62) condition. A wonderful rarity, only seven of these pieces have been graded in this MS62 condition, with only thirty-four having received higher grades, as of January 2019. The coin is sharply struck with beautiful design details and attractive eye appeal overall. The quarter is presented in a labeled, sonically sealed NGC protective holder.

Add this gorgeous Mint State 1821 Silver Capped Bust Quarter to your collection of early American coinage!


Year of Issue:1821
Mint:U.S. Mint
Branch:Philadelphia
Grading Service:NGC
Grade:MS62
Finish:Mint State
Composition:Silver
Purity:0.9000
Weight in Grams:6.74 g
Weight in Ounces:0.2167 oz
Diameter:27 mm
Country:United States
Legal Tender:United States
Currency:Dollar
Denomination:0.25
Mintage:216,851
Obverse Design:Capped Liberty Bust
Reverse Design:Heraldic Eagle
Reverse Designer/Engraver:John Reich
Obverse Designer/Engraver:John Reich