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Obverse of 1838 Quarter Dollar - Browning 1     Reverse of 1838 Quarter Dollar - Browning 1


1838 QUARTER DOLLAR -
CAPPED BUST
(see also 1838 Quarter Dollar -
Seated Liberty
)

PCGS Nos: 5357, 5386

Mintage:
Circulation strikes: 366,000
Proofs: estimated 5

Designer: John Reich, modified by William Kneass

Diameter: 24.3 millimeters

Metal Content:
Silver - 90%
Copper - 10%

Weight: 103 grains (6.7 grams)

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: None (all dates of this type were struck at Philadelphia)

Images courtesy of Heritage Numismatic Auctions

Varieties (1):
Browning 1 - Very Common

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated example graded by PCGS is a single MS-66.

The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 2 PR-66's.

Significant examples:
See variety listings

Recent appearances:
See variety listings

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"The PCGS Population Report, July 2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service

"John Reich Journal, January 2001", Volume 13, Issue 2, page 15

"The Early Quarter Dollars of the United States 1796-1838" by A.W. Browning