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GTG: 1821 Capped Bust Quarter Grade Reveled

alaura22alaura22 Posts: 2,466 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited January 17, 2024 8:24PM in U.S. Coin Forum


  • NeophyteNumismatistNeophyteNumismatist Posts: 853 ✭✭✭✭✭


    I am a newer collector (started April 2020), and I primarily focus on U.S. Half Cents and Type Coins. Early copper is my favorite.

  • scubafuelscubafuel Posts: 1,716 ✭✭✭✭✭

    VF-35. Could see it as XF40 also.

  • jughead1893jughead1893 Posts: 825 ✭✭✭✭

    Im at 40 too.Nice !

  • HillbillyCollectorHillbillyCollector Posts: 485 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice coin!

  • pursuitoflibertypursuitofliberty Posts: 6,505 ✭✭✭✭✭

    35 was my first thought


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  • 2windy2fish2windy2fish Posts: 777 ✭✭✭✭✭

    30 as well, seems like PCGS is pretty conservative on these

  • 1TwoBits1TwoBits Posts: 450 ✭✭✭✭

    The obverse looks 40 ish to me, but the reverse details seem more like 45+, so I would be EF unless I saw it in hand.

    It’s a very nice example of the Browning 2 variety, which is one of the scarcer 1821 die marriages! Thanks for sharing your quarter.


    Searching for bust quarters.....counterstamps, errors, and AU-MS varieties, please let me know if you can help.
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  • coinkatcoinkat Posts: 22,675 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Wonderful coin and these are so hard to find in this state of preservation. I would likely grade it higher than out Host- I suspect our host is likely at 30 possibly 35. It is clearly a very high end VF with a reasonable shot at 40. The obverse has a pattern of wear that makes a 40 a tough call- but with the larger Bust Quarters, this is simply how they come. I like it. This also illustrates how challenging the early dates are to find in a nice circulated grade-

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  • jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 9,038 ✭✭✭✭✭

    40 crowd, but nice regardless.

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  • Mr_SpudMr_Spud Posts: 4,209 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I thought 40 also


  • sellitstoresellitstore Posts: 2,365 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'm right where everyone else is, in the 35-40 range. The reverse appears to have less wear than the obverse, but this isn't unusual.

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  • rheddenrhedden Posts: 6,555 ✭✭✭✭✭

    My first reaction was VF30, but the coin has nice eye appeal and is free of distracting marks. Let's call it VF35.

  • jacrispiesjacrispies Posts: 670 ✭✭✭✭✭

    XF-40 works for me!

    I will guess PCGS said VF-25.

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  • NumisOxideNumisOxide Posts: 10,981 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'll go with VF30

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  • psuman08psuman08 Posts: 218 ✭✭✭

    I'd be at VF-35

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  • manlye1manlye1 Posts: 198 ✭✭✭

    VF35 - non CAC

  • BustDMsBustDMs Posts: 1,559 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @alaura22 said:

    Who cares what the number is, just look at those surfaces! PERFECT!!!

    Anyone grading this less than a 30 needs to sell me their bust quarters. 😉

    I’m solidly in the 35 shot 40 camp.

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  • hchcoinhchcoin Posts: 4,825 ✭✭✭✭✭

    35-40 for me as well. Beautiful coin.

  • johnny9434johnny9434 Posts: 27,324 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 17, 2024 3:34PM

    I'm in the 35/40 camp as well
    Note: that's a real nice coin 🪙

  • logger7logger7 Posts: 7,956 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 18, 2024 12:33PM

    VF30, original, I guess that's how these come.

  • alaura22alaura22 Posts: 2,466 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @logger7 said:
    VF30, I'm glad the owner likes it.


  • CharlotteDudeCharlotteDude Posts: 2,851 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That’s an attractive quarter. I’m in the VF camp on it… looks like a nice VF-35 to me.

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  • jayPemjayPem Posts: 3,986 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'm with everyone else... tossed the same numbers around in my head.
    What P said, we will have to wait and see.

  • crazyhounddogcrazyhounddog Posts: 13,758 ✭✭✭✭✭

    35 is what I see. Very nice 👍

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  • scubafuelscubafuel Posts: 1,716 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Very nice coin, and congrats on having (I think) the most participation ever in a bust quarter GTG!

  • jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 9,038 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Great coin, great grade and great that you got a coin that you and the public loves.

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  • BECOKABECOKA Posts: 16,957 ✭✭✭

    Beautiful. I just started collecting these. Wish I started a long time ago but now that I know what I like, no better time than the present.


  • goldengolden Posts: 8,962 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Very nice coin.

  • Oh wow, awesome. I’d have said 35, but who cares what I say….. it’s beautiful!

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