Several different design types of Bust Quarters were struck from 1796 to 1838. The 1796 with its Small Eagle reverse is a one year only type. The same obverse was paired with a Heraldic Eagle for Bust Quarters dated 1804 to 1807.
From 1815 to 1828 a Capped Bust design was used and Bust Quarters from 1831 to 1838 had a nearly identical design but were smaller in diameter.
Here's a wonderful, first year of issue, U. S. quarter. It's also a one year Small Eagle type and only 6,146 coins were minted. This coin is superb for the grade with pleasing pewter-gray devices and a deeper blue-gray patina in the fields.
CAC. Super popular partly due to a date association with the famous dollar. The 1804 quarter is truly scarce in its own right with a mintage of 6,738. A low survival rates makes it more difficult to find than the first year 1796 quarter! This example is exceptional for the grade with solid detail and lovely problem-free steel-gray surfaces.
Browning-2. Well detailed with fairly light colored surfaces.
Basically perfect surfaces for the grade showing only honest wear.
Attractive steel gray surfaces
CAC. Problem-free and very attractive.
Pleasing color and surfaces. Some softness of strike as these often come.
Excellent detail except for softness at the eagle's head on the reverse as struck. The color and surfaces are outstanding and suggest the Fine-15 grade is very conservative.
CAC approved. A well-worn but attractive early quarter with pleasing dove-gray surfaces.
Well detailed and problem-free with nice even dove-gray surfaces.
Well detailed with attractive surfaces. A nice coin for a mid-grade type set.
CAC. Well detail with pleasing dove-gray devices and gunmetal fields. A nearly perfect coin for the grade.
Small 9. Very pleasing with solid detail and an even strike.
Small 9. Very attractive with nice silver-gray surfaces and nearly XF detail.
Well detailed with lustrous silver-gray surfaces. A tough date and type in this high of grade.
CAC. Evenly struck with pleasing surfaces and nice detail for the grade.
Very well detailed with rich olive-green surfaces and just a touch of wear. 102,000 minted with relatively few high grade survivors.
CAC approved. Nearly AU with sharp detail and remnants of mint luster.
Beautiful crisp white luster produces a radiant cartwheel on this beautiful, well struck early quarter. This is a fabulous coin for a nice date or type set and a superb coin for the grade!
CAC approved. Nice gun-metal gray surfaces.