The 1804 Draped Bust quarters have value as numismatic coins. Keep reading to learn more about these silver coins.

1804 Quarter

1804 Quarter Reverse

This was the second quarter minted by the US. It features the heraldic eagle reverse.

Specifications

Type: Draped Bust Quarter
Year: 1804
Face Value: $0.25
Composition: 89.24% silver, 10.76% copper
Silver Weight: .1933 oz.
Total Weight: 6.74 grams
Current Silver Bullion Value: $4.20

The US minted the 1804 quarter with no mint mark. No other series were minted for this year.

Series Location Quantity Minted
1804 Philadelphia 6,738

Value

This coin in circulated condition is worth a lot more than its weight in silver. But just for reference, the silver melt value for this coin is $4.20 as of May 21, 2022. This melt value is calculated from the current silver spot price of $21.75 per ounce.

The 1804 quarter is worth around $2,500 in about good condition. In good condition the value is around $4,250. In very fine condition the value is around $13,250. In uncirculated condition the price is around $95,000 for coins with an MS 60 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 63 can sell for around $180,000.

Grading System

About good- The coin can be identified.

Good- The date is readable. Liberty's bust is outlined but there is no detail.

Very fine- Only the left side of Liberty's drapery is weak.

MS 60 uncirculated- There are no signs of wear. The coin has luster, but there may be a few stains, abrasions, or surface marks.

MS 63 choice uncirculated- In the major focal areas there are some blemishes or contact marks. The coin's luster might not be as prominent.

 

Sources:

The Red Book


See also:

1796 Quarter