Draped Bust Quarter Eagle Mintages

Every issue of the Draped Bust Quarter Eagle series had an extremely low mintages, although the exact mintage figures remain unknown for some issues. Early administration of the United States Mint was not precise, neither was the use of dies, in particular obverse dies. As such, it is possible that figures believed to be correct for a given year may include quarter eagles struck which were still dated with the previous year.

By studying the die varieties and comparing these to the warrants for deliveries, somewhat reliable estimates have now been printed in literature. However, none of these have ever been confirmed, and they will always be estimates. As such, to determine the rarity of any given early quarter eagle, auction appearances and the estimated number of pieces known will be the most important factors to rely on.

1796, No Stars on Obverse 963
1796, Stars on Obverse 432
1797 427
1798 1,094
1802 3,035
1804 3,327
1805 1,781
1806/4, 8 Stars Left, 5  Right 1,126
1806/5, 7 Stars Left, 6 Right 480
1807 6,812