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

1804 25C Browning 2 (Regular Strike)

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PCGS VF20

PCGS VG10

PCGS AG3
PCGS #:
38922
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:
$40,250 • PCGS EF45 • 2-1-2009 • Heritage
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Condition Census (Explain)
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PCGS VG10  
2 PCGS AG3
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Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PCGS VG10  
2 PCGS AG3

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 equally spaced, 4 is high, about half as far below bust as in [Browning] 1. Lower right star is further from drapery than in [Browning] 1. In LIBERTY, bottom space between B and E, is not much more than half that in [Browning] 1. The small mark in relief between the two upper stars at right is not found in this variety.

Reverse: The same as [Browning] 1.

Dies perfect. A very rare variety.

Date spaced 18 04, the 4 almost touching bust; BE close; no die cut.

Different obverse letter punches, not matching those on reverse.

Browning-2; not in Clapp; Duphorne 4; included in Breen-3883; not in Haseltine; Hilt 2 (obverse 4)

High rarity-6

Die States:
I. Perfect.
II. Triple clash marks, plainest on reverse.
III. Crack from end of drapery through last four (later, last five) stars.

Numerical Condition Census (RWM, Sr. [circa 1992]): 25, 20+, 20+, 15, 12, 12