Quarter Eagle, Script 8
The Script 8 quarter eagle of 1836 is also known as the “Head
of 1835.” Two different 8 punches were used for 1836.
The Block 8 is the more rare of the two. The mintage of 547,986
includes both varieties. PCGS has certified 521 and NGC has
411. Neither service has graded one higher than MS65. Only
4 to 6 proof coins are known. Both services have each certified
4 proofs. (PCGS does not distinguish between the two proof
Quarter Eagle, Block 8
Mintage figures of 547,986 are included with the Script 8.
The coin is also called the “Head of 1837.” It
is four times rarer than the Script 8 variety. While the coin
is available, uncirculated pieces are hard to find. PCGS has
certified 220 and NGC has 369. NGC certified 5 proofs, but
PGCS does not distinguish between the varieties.