1796 Draped Bust Quarter. B-2. Rarity-3. VF Details--Repaired (PCGS).Boldly to sharply defined from a well centered strike, this more affordable piece is sure to appeal to many type collectors in todays highly competitive numismatic market. The antique gold surfaces are adorned with deeper slate-gray highlights at the borders. Evidence of an old mount is apparent at 12 oclock on the obverse, while an overall matte-like texture further explains the PCGS qualifier. Even so, the eye appeal remains strong for the assigned grade.<p>One of 6,146 examples of the date struck in the first year of the denomination, and the only year of the Draped Bust, Small Eagle design type; no quarter dollars were forthcoming from the Mint again until 1804, in which year the Large Eagle reverse was used to conform to the other circulating silver coins of the era. Eagerly sought at all levels of preservation since, after all, a type set of U.S. coinage is not complete without a 1796 Draped Bust, Small Eagle quarter.PCGS# 5310. NGC ID: 23RA.