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 HEAD $2.5 AU58

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

1842-O LIBERTY HEAD $2.5 MS62

FROSTY LUSTEROUS SURFACES. ONLY 19,800 STRUCK. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED AT PCGS.
$16,950.00

1846-O LIBERTY $2 1/2 MS63+

SATIN LUSTER. ONLY 62,000 STRUCK. JUST 1 GRADE HIGHER AT NGC CAC.
$19,950.00

1848-C LIBERTY $2 1/2 MS62

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

1849-C LIBERTY HEAD $2.5 MS60

NICE LUSTER AND WELL STRUCK. ONLY 10,220 MINTED.
$13,950.00

1849-D LIBERTY HEAD $2.5 MS61

NICE LUSTEROUS PLANCHET. ONLY 10,945 STRUCK. JUST THREE MS62 COINS GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$19,950.00

1850-C LIBERTY $2 1/2 MS61

VERY SCARCE CHARLOTTE GOLD. ONLY 9,148 STRUCK. JUST 4 HIGHER
$12,500.00

1850-C LIBERTY $2 1/2 MS61

VERY SCARCE CHAROLETTE GOLD. ONLY 9,148 STRUCK.
$12,500.00

1850-C LIBERTY $2 1/2 MS62

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

1851-C LIBERTY HEAD $2.5 MS61

NICE LUSTER AND WELL STRUCK. JUST 14,923 MINTED. ONLY 5 GRADED HIGHER AT NGC.
$8,950.00

1852-O LIBERTY HEAD $2.5 MS61

SATIN LUSTER.
$5,450.00

1855-C LIBERTY $2 1/2 AU58

WELL STRUCK CHARLOTTE SPECIMEN. ONLY 3,677 STRUCK.
$10,500.00

1856 LIBERTY HEAD $2.5 PR65

ONE OF ONLY TWO KNOWN. THIS IS TIED WITH THE OTHER KNOWN FOR HIGHEST GRADED. TRULY A FABULOUS 19TH CENTURY RARITY.
$189,500.00

1856-C LIBERTY $2 1/2 MS61

CHOICE FROSTY SURFACES. ONLY 7,913 STRUCK. ONLY 3 GRADED HIGHER AT NGC.
$11,950.00

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

OLD REVERSE. ONLY 80 STRUCK.JUST 1 GRADED HIGHER. SOLE COIN WITH CAC. CAC.
$139,500.00

1859-D LIBERTY $2 1/2 MS61

FABULOUS DAHLONAGA COIN. ONLY 2,244 STRUCK.
$29,950.00

1860 LIBERTY HEAD $2.5, NEW REVERSE MS65

NEW REVERSE. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED.
$15,950.00