Liberty Head $2.5

Beginning in 1834, the Mint began a search for a suitable design that could serve as an enduring symbol on American gold coins. In that year Engraver William Kneass executed a head of Liberty for quarter eagles and half eagles that became known as the Classic design. But this design, although modified several times, was not to last, as it was adapted from John Reich’s old Classic Head motif first used on large cents in 1808 and officials continued to press for a symbol of Liberty more befitting the growing Republic. By 1838, Christian Gobrecht’s Coronet design for the eagle took center stage, and a version of this—in keeping with the Mint’s penchant for uniformity—was used on the quarter eagle starting in 1840.

The design as finally adopted featured a large head of Liberty facing left, wearing a wide coronet inscribed with the word LIBERTY. Her hair is pulled back in a bun and held in place by a string of pearls. Thirteen stars are placed ar.... (Expand Text)

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1841 LIBERTY $2 1/2 AU58

THE FAMOUS "LITTLE PRINCESS". SECOND FINEST BUSINESS STRIKE.
$435,000.00

1842-C LIBERTY $2 1/2 AU55

VERY RARE. ONLY 6,729 STRUCK.
$7,950.00

1842-D LIBERTY $2 1/2 AU53

VERY SCARCE DAHLONAGA GOLD. JUST 4,643 STRUCK.
$9,250.00

1842-D LIBERTY $2 1/2 AU58

VERY RARE. 4,643 STRUCK. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED AT PCGS.
$23,500.00

1842-D LIBERTY $2 1/2 AU58

VERY SCARCE DAHLONAGA COIN. ONLY 4,643 STRUCK.
$18,950.00

1842-O LIBERTY $2 1/2 MS62

FROSTY SURFACES. ONLY 5 GRADED HIGHER.
$13,950.00

1844-C LIBERTY $2 1/2 MS61

VERY RARE. ONLY 11,622 STRUCK. JUST 3 GRADED HIGHER BY PCGS.
$16,950.00

1848-C LIBERTY $2 1/2 MS62

VERY SCARCE CHARLOTTE DATE. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED.
$17,500.00

1849-C LIBERTY $2 1/2 MS61

VERY SCARCE CHARLOTTE COIN. ONLY 10,220 STRUCK.JUST 1 HIGHER
$21,950.00

1849-D LIBERTY $2 1/2 MS61

ONLY 10,945 STRUCK. JUST 2 MS62 GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$21,500.00

1850-C LIBERTY $2 1/2 MS61

VERY SCARCE CHAROLETTE GOLD. ONLY 9,148 STRUCK.
$12,950.00

1850-C LIBERTY $2 1/2 MS61

VERY SCARCE CHARLOTTE GOLD. ONLY 9,148 STRUCK. JUST 4 HIGHER
$12,950.00

1850-C LIBERTY $2 1/2 MS62

GREAT CHARLOTTE. ONLY 9,148 STRUCK. JUST 1 HIGHER AT PCGS.
$26,500.00

1852-C LIBERTY $2 1/2 AU58

WELL STRUCK. ONLY 9,772 STRUCK.
$6,950.00

1856-C LIBERTY $2 1/2 MS61

CHOICE FROSTY SURFACES. ONLY 7,913 STRUCK.
$12,500.00

1859 LIBERTY $2 1/2 PR64 Cameo

NEW REVERSE. SOLE PROOF GRADED. BYRON REED PEDIGREE.
$64,500.00

1859 LIBERTY $2 1/2, OLD REVERSE PR65 Cameo

OLD REVERSE. ONLY 80 STRUCK. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED. CAC.
$139,500.00

1859-D LIBERTY $2 1/2 MS61

FABULOUS DAHLONAGA COIN. ONLY 2,244 STRUCK.
$32,500.00

1859-D LIBERTY $2 1/2 MS61

VERY LUSTEROUS. ONLY 2,244 STRUCK.
$32,500.00

1868-S LIBERTY $2 1/2 MS62

FLASHY LUSTOROUS COIN. ONLY 2 COINS GRADED HIGHER AT NGC.
$5,500.00

1880 LIBERTY $2 1/2 PR66 Deep Cameo

GEM DEEP CAMEO. ONLY 36 STRUCK. TIED FOR FINEST KNOWN. CAC.
$59,500.00