The Capped Bust Quarter was introduced in 1815 and features U.S. Mint Engraver John Reich's motif from the Half Dollar of 1807. The obverse features Lady Liberty wearing a cap. Across the rim of the cap is the word 'LIBERTY'. She is surrounded by thirteen stars and the date appears below her. The reverse features an eagle with a shield on it's chest. Within the eagle's talons are arrows and an olive branch. The motto 'E PLURIBUS UNUM' appears within a scroll above the eagle and the legend 'UNITED STATES OF AMERICA' appears around it. The denomination, '25 C.' is stamped below the eagle.
The Capped Bust, Large Diameter type remained in production until 1828. No Capped Bust Quarters were minted from 1829-1830. The closed collar method of producing coins, which had been introduced to other denominations in 1829, created the second type of Capped Bust Quarter, the Capped Bust, Reduced Diameter Quarter. On this type, the border has a raised rim, with uniform sized beads just inside. Additionally, the stars and date were made smaller, the shape of Liberty was slightly modified, the eagle on the reverse was changed and the scroll and motto were removed. The Capped Bust, Reduced Diameter Quarter remained in production until replaced by the Liberty Seated design in 1838.