Quarter Eagle - The 1833
quarter eagle had an original mintage of 4,160.
Except for the 1834, the 1833
quarter eagle is the rarest issue in the Capped
Head series of 1829 to 1834. About 60 to 80 pieces are believed
to have survived. Like the earlier quarter eagles, this
issue was depleted because of mass melting for bullion purposes.
Almost all of the remaining pieces that
are high grade have semi-prooflike fields because with such
a low mintage the coins are in essence from a first strike.
One of the coins of this date was graded MS67 by NGC.