First Draped Bust Silver Coin - 1806 Quarter

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by Omegaraptor, Mar 24, 2023.

  1. Omegaraptor

    Omegaraptor Gobrecht/Longacre Enthusiast

    This one I posted on another thread, but I think it deserves its own. I believe I am up to 10 1796-98 Draped Bust Large Cents at this point, but in the 10 years I have been collecting I never went and bought a Draped Bust silver coin.

    Then I was offered this for $120. The coin is a bit beat up but the details were simply too nice to pass up for what is basically Fair-2 money.


    Interestingly early quarters feel a lot more like 2 Reales than they feel like modern quarters, moreso than other early denominations. They are quite a bit larger in diameter and thinner. Now that I have one of these I would love to see a 1796 in hand.

    The variety on this one is B-9. A common but visually interesting variety that develops a large bisecting obverse die crack in the late states. Hope you enjoy this coin.
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  3. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Hey brother can you spare a half dime?

    Sweet pick up Flip ...You're one of the sharpest YN's I know...and sometimes we old collector's need to take a lesson from these younger ones.
    Congrats my friend...your a true leader for others to follow.
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  4. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Supporter! Supporter

    I'm surprised more of the coins from the 1800's don't look like this.
  5. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Well-Known Member

    Not bad shape for being 218 years old. Hope I look that good when I'm 90 or so. God's not looking is he? Thanks for sharing your win @Omegaraptor
  6. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Eccentric Moderator

    Draped Bust silver is tough stuff, and nice to have in any condition!
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