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

WELL MADE, LUSTROUS DAHLONAGA QUARTER EAGLE. LESS THAN 100 SPECIMENS BELIEVE TO EXIST TODAY IN ALL GRADES. JUST FOUR COINS GRADED HIGHER.
$24,750.00

1842-D LIBERTY HEAD $2.5 AU58

VERY SCARCE. ONLY 4,643 STRUCK. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED AT PCGS.
$39,500.00

1842-D LIBERTY HEAD $2.5 AU58

WELL STRUCK, SATIN LUSTROUS SPECIMEN. ONLY FOUR MINT STATE COINS GRADED HIGHER. UNDER 100 SPECIMENS BELIEVED TO EXIST TODAY IN ALL GRADES.
$24,750.00

1843 LIBERTY HEAD $2.5 MS64

VERY CHOICE SATIN LUSTROUS SURFACES. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED.
$24,750.00

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, LARGE DATE MS62

CHOICE SATIN LUSTROUS SURFACES. JUST A SINGLE MS63 COIN GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$24,750.00

1843-O LIBERTY HEAD $2.5, LARGE DATE MS62

LARGE DATE. CHOICE SATIN LUSTROUS SURFACES. TIED FOR SECOND HIGHEST GRADED AT PCGS. CAC.
$30,250.00

1843-O LIBERTY HEAD $2.5, SMALL DATE MS64

SMALL DATE. LOVELY ORANGE PEEL LUSTROUS SURFACS. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED AT PCGS.
$31,250.00

1846-D LIBERTY HEAD $2.5 MS61

ORANGE LUSTROUS SURFACES ADORN THIS DAHLONEGA RARITY. JUST FIVE COINS GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$14,850.00

1847-C LIBERTY HEAD $2.5 MS63

WELL STRUCK LUSTROUS SURFACES. VERY SCARCE CHAROLETTE MINTED COIN. HIGHEST GRADED IS MS64.
$19,750.00

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.
$14,250.00

1850-D LIBERTY HEAD $2.5 MS61

WELL STRUCK, LUSTROUS SURFACES. JUST FOUR MS62 COINS GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED WITH CAC STICKER. CAC.
$43,950.00

1854-D LIBERTY HEAD $2.5 AU55

WELL STRUCK EXAMPLE OF THIS VERY SCARCE DAHLONEGA RARITY. LESS THAN 90 EXAMPLES BELIEVED TO EXIST TODAY IN ALL GRADES.
$25,850.00

1855-C LIBERTY HEAD $2.5 MS62+

WELL STRUCK WITH SATIN LUSTROUS SURFACES. VERY SCARCE CHARLOTTE QUARTER EAGLE. JUST TWO COINS GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$45,000.00

1856 LIBERTY HEAD $2.5 MS65

GEM SATIN LUSTROUS SURFACES. ONLY FOUR COINS GRADED HIGHER.
$10,000.00

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

1857-O LIBERTY HEAD $2.5 AU58

LOVELY ORIGINAL SURFACES WITH LUSTER STILL EVIDENT. ONLY THE SLIGHEST AMOUNT OF WEAR KEEPS THIS COIN OUT OF THE MINT STATE CATAGORY. CAC.
$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.
$275,000.00