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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1842-C LIBERTY HEAD $2.5 MS61

CHOICE LUSTROUS SURFACES. VERY SCARCE CHARLOTTE MINTED COIN. ONLY 6,729 STRUCK. ONLY SEVEN COINS WERE EVEN GRADED MINT STATE. JUST THREE COINS GRADED HIGHER.
$35,750.00

1842-D LIBERTY HEAD $2.5 AU58

VERY SCARCE. ONLY 4,643 STRUCK. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED AT PCGS.
$38,500.00

1842-O LIBERTY HEAD $2.5 AU55

LUSTROUS SURFACES WITH ONLY A TINGE OF WEAR SHOWING.
$4,125.00

1843 LIBERTY HEAD $2.5 MS64

VERY CHOICE SATIN LUSTROUS SURFACES. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED.
$27,500.00

1843-O LIBERTY HEAD $2.5, LARGE DATE AU58

LARGE DATE. SATIN LUSTROUS SURFACES. JUST THE SLIGHTEST AMOUNT OF WEAR IS EVIDENT.
$4,675.00

1843-O LIBERTY HEAD $2.5, LARGE DATE MS61

LARGE DATE. WELL STRUCK AND LUSTROUS. ONLY SIX COINS GRADED HIGHER AT NGC.
$7,700.00

1843-O LIBERTY HEAD $2.5, SMALL DATE MS61

SMALL DATE. WELL STRUCK LUSTROUS SURFACES.
$3,450.00

1843-O LIBERTY HEAD $2.5, SMALL DATE MS62

SMALL DATE. LOVELY ORANGE PEEL SURFACES.
$4,950.00

1845-O LIBERTY HEAD $2.5 AU58

CHOICE LUSTROUS SURFACES. JUST A BREATH AWAY FROM MINT STATE. VERY SCARCE NEW ORLEANS MINTED COIN. LESS THEN 100 KNOWN TODAY IN ALL GRADES. JUST AN MS60 GRADED HIGHER AT NGC.
$24,750.00

1849-C LIBERTY HEAD $2.5 MS61

CHOICE SATIN LUSTROUS SURFACES. THIRD HIGHEST GRADED. ONLY A MS65 AT NGC AND A PCGS MS62 GRADED HIGHER.
$23,000.00

1850-C LIBERTY HEAD $2.5 MS61

VERY SCARCE CHARLOTTE GOLD. ONLY 9,148 STRUCK. JUST 3 GRADED HIGHER AT NGC.
$14,850.00

1852-O LIBERTY HEAD $2.5 MS61

VERY SCARCE NEW ORLEANS STRUCK COIN IN MINT STATE CONDITION. ONLY 34,000 MINTED.
$6,000.00

1853 LIBERTY HEAD $2.5 MS64

VERY CHOICE LUSTROUS SURFACES.
$2,300.00

1856 LIBERTY HEAD $2.5 MS65

GEM SATIN LUSTROUS SURFACES. ONLY FOUR COINS GRADED HIGHER.
$9,850.00

1856-O LIBERTY HEAD $2.5 MS62

CHOICE SATIN LUSTROUS SURFACES. VERY RARE NEW ORLEANS COIN IN MINT STATE CONDITION. JUST A SINGLE MS62+ COIN GRADED HIGHER.
$54,950.00

1856-S LIBERTY HEAD $2.5 MS61

CHOICE LUSTROUS SURFACES. SCARCE DATE IN UNCIRCULATED. ELIASBERG PEDIGREE.
$5,500.00

1857-O LIBERTY HEAD $2.5 AU58

CHOICE LUSTROUS SURFACES WITH JUST A FAINT AMOUT OF WEAR.
$3,295.00

1857-O LIBERTY HEAD $2.5 MS61

WELL STRUCK, SATIN LUSTROUS SURFACES.
$6,000.00

1858 LIBERTY HEAD $2.5 MS63

BRILLIANT LUSTROUS SURFACES. ONLY 9 COINS GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$4,395.00

1859-D LIBERTY HEAD $2.5 MS60

WELL STRUCK WITH LUSTROUS SURFACES. ONLY 2,244 STRUCK. THE HIGHEST GRADED IS MS62.
$24,750.00

1860 LIBERTY HEAD $2.5 PR66 Deep Cameo

GEM DEEP CAMEO. ONLY 112 STRUCK. IT IS BELIEVED THAT MOST WERE MELTED AND THAT 14-16 PIECES ARE KNOW TO EXIST TODAY. THIS IS THE SOLE DEEP CAMEO GRADE BY PCGS. ALSO, THE SOLE HIGHEST GRADED.
$357,500.00