1831 Capped Bust Quarters : Small Letters

Type 2 - Reduced Diameter - No Motto

Mintage: 398,000
Minted at: Philadelphia

Designer - Engraver: John Reich
Metal Composition: 89% Silver - 11% Copper

Diameter: 24.3 mm
Mass / Weight: 6.74 grams

What this coin looks like (obverse, reverse, mint mark location, special features, etc.):
1831 Capped Bust Quarter - Small Letters
There were to major varieties of the 1831 Capped Bust Quarter. One variety had small letters on the reverse (as depicted above) while the other had larger letters. The letters to look for are in the words "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" and the denominational "25 C". The difference between the large letters vs small letters is depicted below in the example comparison image of the coins:

1831 Capped Bust Quarter - Small Letters vs Large Letters - Difference and Comparison
Coin value chart: Typical coin prices, values and worth in USD based on grade/condition
Good
(G-4)
Very Good
(VG-8)
Fine
(F-12)
Very Fine
(VF-20)
Extremely Fine
(EF-40)
About Uncirculated
(AU-50)
Uncirculated
(MS-60)
Uncirculated
(MS-63)
Proof
(PR-63)
$71$100$126$152$407$760$1,308$4,598-

The 1831 Capped Bust Quarter (Small Letters Variety) is worth $100 in average condition and can be worth $1,308 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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