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Old silver coins: the silver Quarter Dollar

Authorized to be coined, Act of April 2, 1792. Weight, 104 grains; fineness, 892.4. Weight changed, Act of January 18, 1837, to 103 1/2 grains Fineness changed, Act of January 18, 1837, to 900. Weight changed, Act of February 21, 1853, to 96 grains. Weight changed, Act of February 12, 1873, to 6 1/4 grammes, or 96.45 grains.

Rare early coins of the U.S. mint

1796. Same type as No. 2 dollar of 1795, with reeded edge; size, 18; fifteen stars.
1797 to 1803. None issued.
1804 to 1807, inclusive. Same type as No. 3 dollar of 1798, beneath, "25c."
1808 to 1814, inclusive. None issued.
1815. Same type as No. 2 half dollar of 1807.
1816 and 1817. None issued.
1818 to 1825, inclusive. Same type as No. 2 half dollar of 1807, size 17.
1826. None issued.
1827 and 1828. Same type as No. 2 half dollar of 1807
1829 and 1830. None issued.
1831 to 1837, inclusive. Same type as half dollar of 1807, with the diameter reduced from size 17 to size 15, and a corresponding increase in thickness and decrease of the size of devices, and the omission of the scroll, inscribed "E PLURIBUS UNUM."
1838. No. 1. Same as 1837. No. 2. Same type as the dollar of 1840, with "QUAR. DOL." for "ONE DOLL."
1839 to 1852, inclusive. Same as No. 2 of 1838.
1853. No. 1. Same. No. 2. Same, with arrow heads on each side of date, and a halo of rays around the edge.
1854 and 1855. Same, without the rays.
1856 to 1865. Same, without the arrow heads.
1866 to 1872, inclusive. Same, with the scroll above the eagle, inscribed "IN GOD WE TRUST."
1873. No. 1. Same. No. 2. Same, with an arrow head on each side of the date.
1874. Same.
1875. Same, without the arrow head.