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1820 B-1 Bust Quarter G-T-C : 200 Year Anniversary

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To get back on track with 200 year old Browning varieties again, lets take a look at the 1820 Browning 1 variety large size bust quarter for January. PCGS designates this as a Large 0 variety

The 1820 Browning 1 variety is somewhat scarce, and seldom seen. It is called an R-5- in the Rea/Peterson/Karoleff/Kovach book on bust quarters, and R-4 in the Tompkins book. There aren't many die stages noted. Obverse and reverse perfect, and then a late state reverse with a die chip in the 2 of "25C." Several proofs are known of this variety, with only a few mint state coins noted in the Census.

The 1820 B-1 below was in an old white ANACS holder when I originally purchased it, but it did get crossed. Feel free to guess the ANACS and PCGS grades if you'd like, and comments are always welcome. If you have an 1820 B-1, please post a picture of it.


Searching for bust quarters.....counterstamps, errors, and AU-MS varieties, please let me know if you can help.


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