The United States Quarter is a coin that has a face value of 25 cents and that has been struck since 1796. Quarters originally consisted of 90% silver and 10% copper. However, in 1965, the coin's composition changed and the current US quarter contains 91.67% copper and 8.33% nickel.
Quarters are one of the most commonly collected coins in the United States. Bullion Shark is proud to offer the finest Twenty Cents, Draped Bust Quarters, Capped Bust Quarters, Seated Liberty Quarters, Barber Quarters, Standing Liberty Quarters, and Washinton Quarters on the market.
The American Twenty Cent piece was struck between 1875 and 1878. However, from 1876 until 1878, these coins were only produced and circulated for collectors and were not issued for general circulation.
The Twenty Cent features an image of Liberty holding a flag surrounded by 13 stars to signify the 13 founding states on the observe side. The design was created by Christian Gobrecht, but was re-engraved by William Barber, who also designed the left-facing bald eagle, which is featured on the reverse side of the coin.
The mintages of the Twenty Cent piece range from 10,000 to 1,155,000.
Draped Bust Quarter
The Draped Bust Quarter was the original Quarter design produced in 1796. The obverse of the coin shows Liberty facing to the right with flowing hair behind her. The reverse side depicts a wreath tied with a bow surrounding a small eagle sat on a cloud. Both sides of the Draped Bust Quarter were designed by Gilbert Stuart.
The Draped Bust Quarter continued to be produced until 1807. The lowest mintage of the coin occurred in 1796 when only 6,146 coins were struck, and the highest mintage was reached in 1807 when 220,643 pieces were made.
Capped Bust Quarter
The production of the quarter was briefly halted between 1807 and 1814. However, the quarter returned to production in 1815 with the Capped Bust Quarter. This coin was struck until 1838, although the coin's size was reduced in 1828.
Despite the change in size, the coin's design remained the same throughout its 23-year run. The Capped Bust Quarter was designed by John Reich, and the obverse side featured Liberty wearing a cloth cap with the word "Liberty" inscribed upon it. The reverse of the coin features an eagle perched on a branch while holding three arrows.
The mintages of the Capped Bust Quarter ranged from 4,000 to 1,952,000.
Seated Liberty Quarter
The Seated Liberty Quarter began production in 1838 and was regularly struck until 1891.
The Seated Liberty Quarter was designed by Christian Gobrecht, who also designed the obverse side of the Twenty Cent piece. The obverse side of the Seated Liberty shows Liberty holding both a flag and a shield with 13 stars surrounding her. The reverse side featured an eagle, shield, and three arrows until 1866 when a motto was added above the eagle. The motto read "In God We Trust."
The Seated Liberty Quarter mintages range from 8,000 to 17,816,000.
The Barber Quarter replaced the Seated Liberty Quarter in 1892 and was struck until 1916. The designer of the Barber Quarter was the engraver Charles E Barber. His design featured an image of Liberty wearing a leaf crown, 13 stars, and the inscription "In God We Trust" on the obverse side of the coin. An eagle clutching thirteen arrows appears on the reverse side.
The lowest mintage of the Barber Quarter is 40,000, and the highest is 12,624,00.
Standing Liberty Quarter
The Standing Liberty Quarter was produced between 1916 and 1930. There were a variety of designs featured on the Standing Liberty Quarter, all of which were designed by Hermon MacNeil. The original design included Liberty holding an olive branch and a broadsword with one bare breast on the obverse side. This design was later changed to include a chain vest that covered Liberty's breast.
Each incarnation of the reverse side of the Standing Liberty Quarter includes an eagle with 13 stars, but the placement of the stars was changed in 1917.
The mintage of this coin ranges from 52,000 to 27,860,000.
The Washington Quarter is the current quarter of the United States and was the final silver quarter to be struck as the Mint transitioned to copper-nickel coinage in 1965. The Washington Quarter entered circulation in 1932 and was designed by the sculptor John Flanagan.
The Obverse side of the Washington Quarter features a bust of George Washington, while the reverse side features an eagle with outstretched wings and a bundle of arrows.
The mintage of the Washington Quarter ranges from 408,000 to 1,819,717,540.