Minting of the 25 cent denomination was authorized in 1792 but were never actually put into production until 1796. There was no valued indicated on the coins until 1804 when they add “25c”. in 1838 the numbers were replaced with “QUAR. DOL. In 1892 they finally spelled out the complete value. In the beginning they weighed in at 104 grains, but the act of Jan 18, 1837 changed the weight to 103 1/8 grains. There are are some proof examples before 1856, but they are quite rare. The draped bust was designed by Robert Scot, and the capped bust variety was the work of designer John Reich.