One of the first gold coins produced by the United States of America was the Gold Eagle Series of circulation coins. From the moment the US Mint began operations following its 1792 founding, gold coins in the Gold Eagle Series were in production for American citizens to use in commercial transactions. One of the most popular coins of this series is the Gold Quarter Eagle coin. The Pre-33 $2.50 Liberty Gold Quarter Eagle Coin is currently available to you for purchase online from JM Bullion with a certification.
- Coins arrive inside the protective plastic slabs of the PCGS or NGC!
- Liberty Gold Quarter Eagle issued from 1840 to 1907!
- Limited availability of certified coins!
- Contains .121 Troy oz of actual gold content.
- Issued a face value of $2.50 (USD) by the United States.
- Bears a Grade of Mint State 61 from the Professional Coin Grading Service or Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- On the obverse side is the image of Liberty in left-profile relief.
- The heraldic eagle of the United States is on the reverse.
$2.50 Liberty Gold Quarter Eagle Coins were issued by the United States Mint beginning in 1796 as a variation of the standard Gold Eagle $10 (USD) coin. The Gold Quarter Eagle was struck from 1796 to 1807, in 1808 with a new design, from 1821 to 1827 in a scaled down version, and from 1829 to 1834 in yet another resized version.
Throughout its early production history, the original Turban Head (Capped Bust) design was altered noticeably on two occasions. Robert Scot’s original design had a traditional turban on Liberty’s head in right-profile relief. The 1808 redesign from John Reich switched that turban out for a traditional cap instead. This design persisted, with minor changes for the resizing of the coins, until 1834.
After a brief production of so-called Classic Head Quarter Eagles, the Liberty Head design debuted in 1840 and proved to be the most popular and longest-running design. On the obverse of these Pre-33 $2.50 Liberty Gold Quarter Eagle Coins is the image of that Liberty Head design. She is featured in left-profile relief wearing a crown with her hair in a bun. The word “Liberty” is inscribed on the crown, there are 13 stars around her, and the date mark is at the bottom.
The reverse of Pre-33 Liberty Gold Quarter Eagle Coins includes the image of heraldic eagle. An early depiction of the design that features on the American Silver Eagle today, this design includes an American bald eagle behind the national shield with arrows in one talon and the olive branch of peace in the other.
These Pre-33 $2.50 Liberty Gold Quarter Eagle coins have a Mint State 61 certification from either the PCGS or NGC. Coins in this condition showcase diminished or noticeably impaired mint luster, clusters of large and small contact marks throughout, and noticeable hairlines. We cannot guarantee the date mark of the coin you receive, but it will feature the Liberty Head design and have the MS61 certification of either grading house.
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