- USA Coin Book
- Capped Bust
- 1825-P : 5 Over 2 - Wide Date
1825 Capped Bust Quarters : 5 Over 2 - Wide Date
Type 1 - Large Diameter - With Motto
Metal Composition: 89% Silver - 11% Copper
Diameter: 27 mm
Mass / Weight: 6.74 grams
What this coin looks like (obverse, reverse, mint mark location, special features, etc.):
One major variety is the 1825/2 Capped Bust Quarter. All 1825 quarters have an overdate error but this particular one has an 1825 date struck over an 1822 date which resulted in a "5" stuck over a "2". In addition: This particular variety has a wide date where the numbers are spaced out more.
This variety can sometimes be known as the 1825/4/2 or 1825/4/3 and even 1825/3 as there are a number of different sub-varieties. So comparing the wide date vs close date is often the best way to identify this variety. The wide date is also the rarer and more valuable variety.
The difference between the 1825/2 vs 1825/4 - and wide date vs close date is depicted below in the example comparison image below:
Source of example images are courtesy of Heritage Auction Galleries.
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