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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1855-C LIBERTY HEAD $2.5 MS62+ PCGS

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

1856-O LIBERTY HEAD $2.5 MS62 PCGS

CHOICE SATIN LUSTROUS SURFACES. VERY RARE NEW ORLEANS COIN IN MINT STATE CONDITION. JUST A SINGLE MS62+ COIN GRADED HIGHER.
$46,750.00

1857-O LIBERTY HEAD $2.5 AU58 PCGS

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 PCGS

WELL STRUCK WITH LUSTROUS SURFACES. ONLY 2,244 STRUCK. THE HIGHEST GRADED IS MS62.
$29,700.00

1860 LIBERTY HEAD $2.5 PR66 Deep Cameo CACG

GEM DEEP CAMEO. ONLY 112 STRUCK. IT IS BELIEVED THAT MOST WERE MELTED AND THAT 14-16 PIECES ARE KNOW TO EXIST TODAY IN ALL GRADES. THIS IS THE SOLE HIGHEST GRADED. CAC.
$330,000.00

1868 LIBERTY HEAD $2.5 MS62 NGC

WELL STRUCK WITH LUSTROUS SURFACES. ONLY 3,600 STRUCK. JUST A SINGLE MS64 COIN GRADED HIGHER.
$6,600.00

1870-S LIBERTY HEAD $2.5 MS63+ PCGS

GEM LUSTROUS SURFACES. A VERY SCARCE, LOW MINTAGE SAN FRANCISCO STRUCK QUARTER EAGLE. JUST TWO MS64 COINS GRADED HIGHER
$22,000.00

1873 LIBERTY HEAD $2.5, CLOSED 3 PR64 Cameo PCGS

CLOSED 3. GEM CAMEO DEVICES WITH DEEP MIRRORED SURFACES. ONLY 25 STRUCK. JUST TWO GRADE HIGHER AT PCGS. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED WITH CAC STICKER. CAC.
$59,500.00

1874 LIBERTY HEAD $2.5 PR65 Deep Cameo NGC

GEM ULTRA CAMEO PROOF SURFACES. ONLY 20 MINTED. JUST A COUPLE OF COINS GRADED HIGHER.
$71,500.00

1875 LIBERTY HEAD $2.5 PR64 Cameo PCGS

VIRTUAL GEM CAMEO SURFACES. ONLY 20 STRUCK. RARITY-6. CAC.
$121,000.00

1875 LIBERTY HEAD $2.5 PR66 Deep Cameo PCGS

GEM DEEP CAMEO PROOF. ONLY 20 STRUCK. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED WITH CAC STICKER. CAC.
$275,000.00

1881 LIBERTY HEAD $2.5 MS61 PCGS

WELL STRUCK, NEARLY PROOFLIKE SURFACES. ONLY 640 STRUCK. LESS THAN 100 BELIEVED TO EXIST TODAY IN ANY CONDITION. JUST SIX COINS GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS. CAC.
$23,000.00

1881 LIBERTY HEAD $2.5 PR65+ Deep Cameo CACG

GEM DEEP CAMEO. ONLY 51 STRUCK. CAC.
$66,000.00

1881 LIBERTY HEAD $2.5 PR66+ Deep Cameo CACG

GEM DEEP MIRRORED SURFACES WITH ICY WHITE DEVICES. ONLY 51 STRUCK. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED AT CACG. CAC
$85,000.00

1882 LIBERTY HEAD $2.5 PR66+ Deep Cameo PCGS

GEM DEEP CAMEO. ONLY 67 STRUCK. TIED WITH ONE OTHER COIN FOR HIGHEST GRADED AT PCGS. CAC.
$93,500.00

1885 LIBERTY HEAD $2.5 PR66+ Deep Cameo PCGS

GEM DEEP CAMEO PROOF SURFACES. ONLY 87 STRUCK. JUST A SINGLE PR67DCAM GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS. CAC.
$90,750.00

1886 LIBERTY HEAD $2.5 PR67 Deep Cameo PCGS

GEM DEEP MIRRORED SURFACES WITH WHITE ICY DEVICES. ONLY 88 STRUCK. THIS IS THE SOLE HIGHEST GRADED AT PCGS.
$85,000.00

1887 LIBERTY HEAD $2.5 PR64 Cameo NGC

CHOICE CAMEO SURFACES. ONLY 122 STRUCK.
$16,500.00

1887 LIBERTY HEAD $2.5 PR65 Deep Cameo PCGS

GEM DEEP MIRRORED SURFACES WITH VERY FROSTED CAMEO DEVICES. ONLY 122 STRUCK. JUST FOUR COINS GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$40,000.00

1888 LIBERTY HEAD $2.5 PR64+ Cameo PCGS

GEM PROOF SURFACES WITH CAMEO DEVICES. ONLY 97 COINS STRUCK. CAC.
$23,650.00

1890 LIBERTY HEAD $2.5 PR65+ Deep Cameo CACG

RICH DEEP MIRRORED SURFACES WITH THICK FROSTED DEVICES. ONLY 93 STRUCK. CAC.
$44,000.00