1805 Draped Bust Quarter

CoinTrackers.com estimates the value of a 1805 Draped Bust Quarter in average condition to be worth $176.00, while one in mint state could be valued around $18,531.00. - Last updated: June, 10 2022

  • Year: 1805
  • Mint Mark: No mint mark
  • Type: Draped Bust Quarter
  • Price: $176.00-$18531.00
  • Face Value: 0.25 USD
  • Produced: 121,000
  • Edge: Reeded
  • Silver Content: 90%
  • Silver Weight: 0.1808 oz.
  • Melt Value: $3.59
  • Melt Value: $3.59


1805 Draped Bust Quarter
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Notes: 1805 was the 3rd year the Draped Bust Quarter was issued. The value of this quarter is much less than of the prior years as they started minting large numbers of these coins in 1805.


How much is a 1805 Draped Bust Quarter worth?

This section is more of a layman's guide, for those new to collecting.

In Average Circulated (AC) condition it's worth around $176.00, one in certified mint state (MS+) condition could bring as much as $18,531 at auction. This price does not reference any standard coin grading scale. So when we say Average Circulated, we mean in a similar condition to other coins circulated in 1805, and mint state meaning it is certified MS+ by one of the top coin grading companies. *** [?].


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Most Valuable

The most valuable Draped Bust Quarter's. Prices listed are for MS-65 certified. Visit the link to learn more about each coin.

Image Year Mint Worth
Draped Bust Quarter 1804 $157,702
Draped Bust Quarter 1796 $93,750
Draped Bust Quarter 1806 $23,918
Draped Bust Quarter 1805 $18,531
Draped Bust Quarter 1806 $14,610
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1989 P $345.22
1989 $345,000
1989 D $345
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Hardest to Find

The rarest and hardest to find Draped Bust Quarter's Check out each link to learn more about each coin.

What is the rarest Draped Bust Quarter?

Name Produced
1804 6,000
1796 6,000
1805 121,000
1806 206,000
1806 206,000
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Are 1805 Draped Bust Quarters Silver?

Yes! Draped Bust Quarter's produced in 1805 are 90% silver to be precise, and contain 0.1808 troy oz or 5.623 grams in total of .999 pure silver. Silver weight is measured in troy ounces. Troy ounces weigh about 2 grams more than the standard ounce. CoinTrackers has built a tool that will let you know if your coin is silver or not. The tool is called Is My Coin Silver?.


Numismatic vs Intrinsic Value:

This coin in poor condition is still worth $172.41 more than the intrinsic value from silver content of $3.59, this coin is thus more valuable to a collector than to a silver bug. Coins worth more to a collectors may be a better long term investment. If the metal prices drop you will still have a coin that a numismatic would want to buy.

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Current silver melt value* for a 1806 Draped Bust Quarter is $3.59 and this price is based off the current silver spot price of $19.84 This value is dynamic so bookmark it and comeback for an up to the minute silver melt value.

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***Price subject to standard supply and demand laws, dealer premiums, and other market variations. Prices represent past values fetched at online auctions, estate sales, certified coins being sold by dealers, and user submitted values. While we wholeheartedly try to give honest price estimates there are many factors besides appearance, metal content, and rarity that help make up the coins overall value. Call or visit your local coin dealer for more information.

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