Extremely popular due to its major-rarity silver dollar cousin and to the fact that the 1804 quarter is quite scarce. Only 6,738 coins were struck and very few survive in sound condition. It's much scarcer than the 1796 quarter as few were saved.
Produced in 1879 when J.W. Scott, a prominent numismatist at the time purchased the original Confederate half dollar die from Ebenezer Locke Mason. Mason, in turn, purchased it from the former chief coiner of the New Orleans Mint, Dr. B. F. Taylor. Upon his purchase of the die, Scott produced 500 Confederate Half Dollar Restrikes by plaining the reverse off 1861-dated half dollars. Scott then produced 500 of these "store card" tokens in white metal.