1796 Draped Bust Quarter NGC XF45

Rare, First and Only Year of Type

The Small Eagle quarter ranks among the rarest silver types. It was struck only in 1796, due to the preference of bullion depositors for the dollar, the largest silver denomination. The mintage was a meager 6,146 pieces. The Spanish Colonial two reales coins were also widely available in the late 18th century and the first half of the 19th century in America and elsewhere, worth 25 American cents and widely accepted as an alternative to the U.S. quarter. The fledgling U.S. Mint, with its limited bullion deposits and meager capacity, could scarcely compete with the pervasive Spanish Colonial coins. NGC has graded only 195 examples (including re-submissions) in all grades combined. 

Offered at $48,875 delivered

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1796 Draped Bust Dime NGC MS65

Attractive Gem, First Year

Extremely well struck and (while not apparent in our images) attractively toned in shades of violet, turquoise and mint-green. The 1796 Draped Bust, Small Eagle dime is always in demand from type collectors and series specialists, alike. Aside from its status as the first year of the denomination, it garners special attention as the first year of a two-year design type, since the Small Eagle reverse was retired after 1797. NGC population of only 8 with 10 (including one PL) graded higher. Listed at $115,000 in the CDN CPG, $125,000 in the NGC price guide and $80,000 in Trends.

Offered at $64,650 delivered

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