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 MS61 PCGS

LUSTROUS SURFACES. VERY LOW MINTAGE WITH VERY FEW EXISTING TODAY IN MINT STATE. MS 63 IS THE HIGHEST GRADED.
$16,500.00

1841 LIBERTY HEAD $2.5 MS60 PCGS

THE LITTLE PRINCESS. A REMARKABLE EXAMPLE OF THE RECENTLY RECOGNIZED BUSINESS STRIKE PRODUCTION. ONLY 13 OR FEWER KNOWN TO EXIST TODAY. JUST A MS61 GRADED HIGHER.
$478,500.00

1841 LIBERTY HEAD $2.5 VF35 PCGS

THE LITTLE PRINCESS. WELL STRUCK WITH EVENLY WORN SURFACES. A GREAT AMERICAN RARITY. LESS THAN 13 SPECIMENS BELIEVED TO EXIST TODAY IN ALL GRADES.
$285,000.00

1842 LIBERTY HEAD $2.5 AU55 PCGS

WELL STRUCK WITH NICE SURFACES SHOWING SOME LUSTER. JUST SIX COINS GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS. LESS THAN 60 KNOWN TO EXIST TODAY.
$18,700.00

1842-C LIBERTY HEAD $2.5 MS61 NGC

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.
$29,700.00

1842-D LIBERTY HEAD $2.5 AU58 NGC

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

1842-D LIBERTY HEAD $2.5 AU58 NGC

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 PCGS

VERY SCARCE. ONLY 4,643 STRUCK. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED AT PCGS.
$39,600.00

1843 LIBERTY HEAD $2.5 MS64 NGC

VERY CHOICE SATIN LUSTROUS SURFACES. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED.
$19,250.00

1843-O LIBERTY HEAD $2.5, LARGE DATE MS62 PCGS

CHOICE SATIN LUSTROUS SURFACES. JUST A SINGLE MS63 COIN GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$19,750.00

1843-O LIBERTY HEAD $2.5, LARGE DATE MS62 PCGS

LARGE DATE. CHOICE SATIN LUSTROUS SURFACES. TIED FOR SECOND HIGHEST GRADED AT PCGS. CAC.
$24,750.00

1843-O LIBERTY HEAD $2.5, SMALL DATE MS64 PCGS

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

1844-C LIBERTY $2 1/2 MS61 PCGS

LUSTROUS SURFACES. JUST THREE COINS GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$23,000.00

1846-D LIBERTY HEAD $2.5 MS61 PCGS

ORANGE LUSTROUS SURFACES ADORN THIS DAHLONEGA RARITY. JUST FIVE COINS GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$14,250.00

1846-O LIBERTY HEAD $2.5 MS63 PCGS

GEM SATIN LUSTROUS SURFACES. JUST TWO COINS GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS. CAC.
$30,250.00

1847-C LIBERTY HEAD $2.5 MS63 PCGS

WELL STRUCK LUSTROUS SURFACES. VERY SCARCE CHAROLETTE MINTED COIN. HIGHEST GRADED IS MS64.
$21,450.00

1848 LIBERTY HEAD $2.5, CAL. MS61 PCGS

CAL. REVERSE. BRILLIANT LUSTROUS SURFACES. EVER SO POPULAR CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH COIN.
$132,000.00

1849-C LIBERTY HEAD $2.5 MS61+ NGC

CHOICE SATIN LUSTROUS SURFACES. THIRD HIGHEST GRADED. ONLY A MS65 AT NGC AND A PCGS MS62 GRADED HIGHER.
$20,350.00

1850-D LIBERTY HEAD $2.5 MS61 PCGS

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 PCGS

WELL STRUCK EXAMPLE OF THIS VERY SCARCE DAHLONEGA RARITY. LESS THAN 90 EXAMPLES BELIEVED TO EXIST TODAY IN ALL GRADES.
$27,500.00

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