1827 Capped Bust Quarters : Original - Curl Base 2 in 25c

Type 1 - Large Diameter - With Motto

Mintage: 4,000
Minted at: Philadelphia

Designer - Engraver: John Reich
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.):
1827 Capped Bust Quarter - Original - Curl Base 2
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:

1827 Capped Bust Quarter -Original vs Restrike - Curl Base 2 vs Square Base 2 - Difference and Comparison
Coin valuation chart: Typical coin prices, values and worth per grade or condition - in USD
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