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SERIES: Draped Bust Quarters 1796-1807
LEVEL: Minor Variety or Die Variety

1804 25C Browning 1 (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS64

PCGS VF35

PCGS VG10
PCGS #:
38921
Diameter:
27.50 millimeters
Designer:
Robert Scot
Weight:
6.74 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
6,738
Metal Content:
89.2% Silver, 10.8% Copper
Auction Record:
$345,000 • NGC MS65 • 1-5-2011 • Heritage
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS64 PCGS grade

Michael F. Higgy Collection - Numismatic Gallery 9/1943:390 - Harold S. Bareford Collection - Stack's 10/1981:323, $23,500 - Superior 1/1995:486 - Dr. Gene Sherman, sold privately on 3/6/2001 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack’s/Bowers & Sotheby’s 5/2015:1052

1 MS64 PCGS grade  

Stack's 7/2008:1458, $253,000

1 MS64 estimated grade  

Colonel E.H.R Green Collection - Stack's, sold privately in 1945 - Jerome Kern Collection - B. Max Mehl 5/1950:1385 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Stack's 2/1965:1620 - H. Philip Speir estate - Stack's 3/1974:2, $16,500 - Superior 8/1975:352 - American Numismatic Rarities 8/2006:405, $184,000 - Heritage 4/2008:2274, $310,500 - Joseph C. Thomas Collection - Heritage 1/2011:5507, $345,000

4 MS63 PCGS grade  

Superior 2/1994:1242 - Craig M. Morgan, MD Collection - Bowers & Merena 11/1998:99, $34,500 - Heritage 5/2005:6841, $92,000 - Stack's/Bowers 8/2011:7303, $184,000

5 MS62 PCGS grade  

A.H. Baldwin & Son 3/1954, approximately $60 - John Jay Pittman Collection - David Akers 5/1998:1265, $30,800 - Heritage 1/1999:6584, $28,750 - Superior 8/2002:847, $43,700 - American Numismatic Rarities 7/2003:258, $63,250 - Heritage 12/2005:572, $69,000 - Heritage 1/2012:3170, $149,500 - Heritage 8/2014:5567, $129,250

Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS64 PCGS grade

Michael F. Higgy Collection - Numismatic Gallery 9/1943:390 - Harold S. Bareford Collection - Stack's 10/1981:323, $23,500 - Superior 1/1995:486 - Dr. Gene Sherman, sold privately on 3/6/2001 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack’s/Bowers & Sotheby’s 5/2015:1052

1 MS64 PCGS grade  

Stack's 7/2008:1458, $253,000

1 MS64 estimated grade  

Colonel E.H.R Green Collection - Stack's, sold privately in 1945 - Jerome Kern Collection - B. Max Mehl 5/1950:1385 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Stack's 2/1965:1620 - H. Philip Speir estate - Stack's 3/1974:2, $16,500 - Superior 8/1975:352 - American Numismatic Rarities 8/2006:405, $184,000 - Heritage 4/2008:2274, $310,500 - Joseph C. Thomas Collection - Heritage 1/2011:5507, $345,000

4 MS63 PCGS grade  

Superior 2/1994:1242 - Craig M. Morgan, MD Collection - Bowers & Merena 11/1998:99, $34,500 - Heritage 5/2005:6841, $92,000 - Stack's/Bowers 8/2011:7303, $184,000

5 MS62 PCGS grade  

A.H. Baldwin & Son 3/1954, approximately $60 - John Jay Pittman Collection - David Akers 5/1998:1265, $30,800 - Heritage 1/1999:6584, $28,750 - Superior 8/2002:847, $43,700 - American Numismatic Rarities 7/2003:258, $63,250 - Heritage 12/2005:572, $69,000 - Heritage 1/2012:3170, $149,500 - Heritage 8/2014:5567, $129,250

5 MS62 estimated grade  

Norweb Collection - Bowers & Merena 3/1988:1513, $24,200 - Dr. Richard Ariagno Collection - Goldbergs 5/1999:287 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 10/2014:98340, $152,750

5 MS62 estimated grade  

Stack's 10/2005:1725, $36,800

Ron Guth:

The following is reprinted with permission from “The Early Quarter Dollars of the United States 1796-1838” by A.W. Browning, completely updated by Walter Breen, copyright 1992 by Bowers and Merena Galleries, Inc.:

Obverse: Date not equally spaced, 4 is low, about twice as far below bust as in [Browning] 2. Lower right star is nearer drapery than in [Browning] 2; upper left star points to almost the bottom of L. In LIBERTY, bottom space between B and E, is almost double that in [Browning] 2. A small mark in relief, caused by a cut or a flaw in the die, is found between the two upper stars at right, touching one point of next to upper star.

Reverse: In UNITED, D touches end of third from upper feather in eagle’s wing at left.

Dies perfect in early impressions; in later pieces obverse is cracked as follows: (a) Cracked in two places; from edge to bust through 0 in date; from right edge toward bust between second and third star from bottom; (b) A third crack on bust and in field, beginning on the drapery near hair, extending over neck to chin, and appearing in field just below lower lip. This variety is scarce in common condition and rare if sharp.

Date spaced 1 8 04, the 4 low; die cut between eighth and ninth stars.

Browning-1; Clapp-1; Duphorne-3; included in Breen-3883; Haseltine-1; Hilt 1 (obverse 3).

Date punches as on cents; obverse letter punches match some on reverse.

Die states:
I. Perfect. Least scarce.
II. Clash marks from wing near neck and bust.
III. First crack in Browning’s state A.
IV. Crack described in Browning’s state B.
V. Second crack in Browning’s state A. Rare.

Numerical Condition Census (RWM, Sr. [circa 1992]): 66, 63, 62, 60, 60, 60