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-O LIBERTY HEAD $2.5 MS64

GEM SATIN LUSTROUS SURFACES. ONLY 19,800 STRUCK. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED AT PCGS. THE NEXT HIGHEST IS ONLY A MS62.
$87,500.00

1843-O LIBERTY HEAD $2.5, LARGE DATE MS62

LARGE DATE. CHOICE SATIN LUSTROUS SURFACES. TIED FOR SECOND HIGHEST GRADED AT PCGS. CAC.
$23,950.00

1843-O LIBERTY HEAD $2.5, SMALL DATE MS64

SMALL DATE. RICH ORANGE PEEL SURFACES. ONLY TWO COINS GRADED HIGHER.
$22,950.00

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.
$21,950.00

1850-C LIBERTY $2.5 MS61+

SATIN LUSTROUS SURFACES. VERY SCARCE CHARLOTTE GOLD PIECE.
$17,500.00

1850-D LIBERTY HEAD $2.5 MS62

CHOICE LUSTROUS SURFACES. VERY SCARCE DAHLONAGA QUARTER EAGLE. ONLY 12,148 STRUCK. JUST TWO MS63 COINS GRADED HIGHER.
$24,000.00

1852-O LIBERTY HEAD $2.5 MS61

CHOICE LUSTROUS SURFACES. ONLY EIGHT COINS GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS. CAC.
$6,875.00

1855-C LIBERTY HEAD $2.5 AU58

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

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.
$47,250.00

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.
$137,500.00

1872 LIBERTY HEAD $2.5 MS63 Proof Like

VERY CHOICE PROOFLIKE. ONLY 3,000 BUSINESS STRIKES. JUST ONE MS64 COIN GRADED HIGHER. THIS IS THE SOLE PROOFLIKE DESIGNATED COIN AT PCGS.
$46,000.00

1873 LIBERTY HEAD $2.5, CLOSED 3 PR64 Cameo

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.
$51,950.00

1875 LIBERTY HEAD $2.5 AU55

WELL STRUCK WITH EVENLY WORN SURFACES. VERY SCARCE AS ONLY 400 COINS WERE ORIGINALLY STRUCK. JUST 40 TO 50 ARE BELIEVED TO EXIST IN ALL GRADES TODAY.
$19,750.00

1875 LIBERTY HEAD $2.5 PR64 Cameo

VIRTUAL GEM CAMEO SURFACES. ONLY 20 STRUCK. RARITY-6. CAC.
$99,500.00

1876 LIBERTY HEAD $2.5 PR64 Deep Cameo

GEM DEEP CAMEO PROOF SURFACES. ONLY 45 STRUCK. CAC.
$35,750.00

1881 LIBERTY HEAD $2.5 PR65 Deep Cameo

GEM DEEP CAMEO. ONLY 51 STRUCK. CAC.
$54,500.00

1882 LIBERTY HEAD $2.5 PR66+ Deep Cameo

GEM DEEP CAMEO. ONLY 67 STRUCK. TIED WITH ONE OTHER COIN FOR HIGHEST GRADED AT PCGS. CAC.
$82,500.00

1884 LIBERTY HEAD $2.5 PR67 Cameo

GEM CAM PROOF SURFACES. ONLY 73 STRUCK. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED AT PCGS.
$82,500.00

1888 LIBERTY HEAD $2.5 PR65 Cameo

GEM CAMEO PROOF SURFACES. ONLY 97 COINS STRUCK. JUST ONE COIN GRADE HIGHER AT NGC.
$23,950.00

1890 LIBERTY HEAD $2.5 PR65+ Deep Cameo

GEM DEEP MIRRORED CAMEO. ONLY 93 STRUCK. CAC.
$35,750.00

1890 LIBERTY HEAD $2.5 PR66+ Deep Cameo

GEM DEEP MIRRORED CAMEO SURFACES. ONLY 93 STRUCK. CAC.
$68,750.00