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Capped Bust Quarters (1815-1838)

Capped Bust Quarters (1815-1838)

Following a suspension of quarter coinage after 1807, the denomination was again produced in 1815, at which time the Capped Bust style was introduced. The motifs are similar to that found on other silver denominations of the period, first seen on the half dollar of 1807. Liberty faces left, wearing a cloth cap secured with a band inscribed LIBERTY, with tresses flowing to her shoulder. Her neckline is draped in cloth, secured by a brooch or a clasp at the shoulder. Seven stars are to the left, with six to the right. The date is below. The reverse shows an eagle perched on a branch and holding three arrows, a shield on its breast, and E PLURIBUS UNUM on a scroll above. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA and 25C. appear around the border.

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