- USA Coin Book
- Capped Bust
- 1827-P : Original - Curl Base 2 in 25c
1827 Capped Bust Quarters : Original - Curl Base 2 in 25c
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.):
All 1827 Capped Bust Quarters are extremely rare and valuable. There were two major varieties: One was an original strike and the other was a Restrike. The variety depicted above is the original strike (Source of example image is courtesy of Heritage Auction Galleries).
The difference between the original vs restrike can be found by studying the reverse of the coin - the "25 C." denomination in particular. The original had a curled base on the "2" in "25". Whereas the restrike had a squared based "2" instead. The difference between the curl base 2 vs square base 2 is depicted below in the example comparison image of the coins:
The 1827 Capped Bust Quarter (Original - Curl Base 2 in 25c Variety) is worth $61,338 in average condition and can be worth $86,599 or more in uncirculated mint condition. Click here to learn how to use coin price charts. Also, click here to learn about grading coins.
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