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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1840-C LIBERTY HEAD $2.5 AU58

VERY SCARCE CHARLOTTE MINT GOLD. ONLY 12,822 STRUCK.
$6,500.00

1840-O LIBERTY HEAD $2.5 MS62

VERY CHOICE SATIN LUSTEROUS SURFACES. ONLY THREE COINS GRADED HIGHER.
$16,500.00

1842-D LIBERTY $2 1/2 AU53

VERY SCARCE DAHLONAGA GOLD. JUST 4,643 STRUCK.
$8,950.00

1842-O LIBERTY HEAD $2.5 MS64+

GEM LUSTEROUS SURFACES. ONLY 19,800 STRUCK. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED.
$62,500.00

1843-O LIBERTY HEAD $2.5, SMALL DATE MS64

SMALL DATE. RICH ORANGE PEEL SURFACES. ONLY TWO COINS GRADED HIGHER.
$18,950.00

1845-O LIBERTY HEAD $2.5 AU58

WELL STRUCK. ONLT 4,000 MINTED. JUST 80 TO 100 BELIEVED TO EXIST TODAY IN ALL GRADES. ONLY TWO COINS GRADED HIGHER AT NGC. CAC.
$17,500.00

1848-C LIBERTY HEAD $2.5 MS62

VERY SCARCE CHARLOTTE DATE. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED.
$17,950.00

1849-C LIBERTY HEAD $2.5 MS60

NICE LUSTER AND WELL STRUCK. ONLY 10,220 MINTED. JUST EIGHT COINS GRADED HIGHER.
$13,950.00

1849-C LIBERTY HEAD $2.5 MS61

CHOICE SATIN LUSTEROUS SURFACES. JUST TWO COINS GRADED HIGHER.
$17,500.00

1849-D LIBERTY HEAD $2.5 AU58

CHOICE SURFACES FOR THIS SCARCE DAHLONEGA MINT COIN.
$7,950.00

1850-C LIBERTY $2 1/2 MS61

VERY SCARCE CHARLOTTE GOLD. ONLY 9,148 STRUCK. JUST 3 GRADED HIGHER.
$12,950.00

1850-C LIBERTY $2 1/2 MS61

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

1850-C LIBERTY HEAD $2.5 MS61

CHOICE SURFACES. ONLY 5 COINS GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$14,950.00

1850-C LIBERTY HEAD $2.5 MS62

GREAT CHARLOTTE. ONLY 9,148 STRUCK. JUST 1 MS62+ COIN GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$26,000.00

1850-D LIBERTY HEAD $2.5 MS61

VERY SCARCE DAHLONEGA COIN. ONLY 3 GRADE HIGHER AT NGC.
$13,950.00

1851-C LIBERTY HEAD $2.5 MS61

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

1854-O LIBERTY HEAD $2.5 MS63

VERY CHOICE LUSTEROUS SURFACES. ONLY TWO COINS GRADED HIGHER.
$11,500.00

1855-C LIBERTY HEAD $2.5 AU58

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

1855-C LIBERTY HEAD $2.5 MS62+

WELL STRUCK. ONLY 3,677 STRUCK. JUST 3 COINS GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$31,500.00

1855-D LIBERTY HEAD $2.5 MS60

CHOICE SURFACES. ONLY 1,123 STRUCK. THIS IS THE RAREST DAHLONEGA QUARTER EAGLE. JUST ON COIN GRADE HIGHER AT PCGS.
$65,000.00

1856 LIBERTY HEAD $2.5 PR65

ONE OF ONLY THREE KNOWN. THIS IS TIED WITH THE OTHER KNOWN FOR HIGHEST GRADED. TRULY A FABULOUS 19TH CENTURY RARITY.
$185,000.00