Two and a Half Dollar Gold Coins were made from 1796 to 1929 with several different types as follows: --- Capped Bust to Right from 1796 to 1807 --- Capped Bust to Left in 1808 --- Capped Head to Left, large diameter from 1821 to 1827 --- Capped Head to Left, reduced diameter from1829 to 1834 --- Classic Head from 1834 to 1839 --- Liberty Head from 1849 to 1907 --- Indian Head from 1908 to 1929.
Lots of rare dates exist with all the early coins, before 1834, bringing thousands of dollars in even well worn conditions. Two and a Half Dollar Gold Coins are an exciting segment of the U.S. Gold market!
14 Stars Reverse. 1804 is the sexiest date in American numismatics as most denominations bearing this date are quite rare. The 1804 dollar is legendary! The mintage on this $2 1/2 was a mere 3,327 coins with an estimated 150 to 200 survivors. A few were struck with a 13 star reverse but only about 10 are known. This 14 Star example is exceptional for the grade. The strike is even and sharp and the surfaces retain considerable mint luster. The eye appeal is excellent and is enhanced by an absence of adjustment marks which are typically found on this issue.
A very attractive example of the scarce Capped Bust Left quarter eagle 'type'. The surfaces are semi proof-like and produce flashy yellow-gold luster framed by orange-gold at the perimeter. Just 4,520 were minted with fewer than 150 estimated survivors. This rare and lovely coin will be a great addition to an advanced early gold collection!
Strong detail and lustrous yellow-gold surfaces.
Classic Head. A choice Extra Fine with strong detail and original surfaces that retain some mint luster.
Block 8. Well struck with attractive mellow yellow-gold surfaces.
Script 8. Brilliant surfaces, a sharp strike, and nearly mint state status make this example an excellent type coin.
A pleasing problem-free coin with lustrous yellow-gold surfaces.
Strong detail with attractive antique gold surfaces.
The 27,021 coins minted is by far the fewest of the Classic Head Quarter Eagle 'type' from the Philadelphia Mint. This is a very boldly struck example with bright yellow-gold luster and pleasing surfaces. Only 2 have graded finer at NGC and none have graded over MS-62 at PCGS!
Well worn but problem-free. Just 19,800 minted. This coin has seen a lot of history and is tied for the lowest graded at PCGS!
Large Date. Solid detail and lustrous surfaces on this popular Charlotte $2 1/2 Liberty. Just 23,076 minted.
Attractive warm yellow-gold luster with a nice original faint green tint. The strike is very sharp and particularly nice for a Dahlonega issue. Very desirable and very nearly mint state.
Small D. Nearly uncirculated with most of the luster still evident. Scarce and very desirable with a mintage of just 36,209.
Small D. Strong detail and exceptionally clean surfaces for a Dahlonega mint gold coin.
Scarce in any grade with very few high grade survivors. Just 11,622 minted. This is a pleasing example with solid detail and clean surfaces.
An attractive orange-gold patina coats the surfaces with remnants of bright luster in the protected areas of the design. A scarce date with a mere 11,622 minted.
Bright flashy gold luster and an excellent strike. 91,051 minted but very tough to find in high grade. Only 6 have graded numerically finer at PCGS - all grading MS-64.
Super eye appeal with flashy surfaces that are coated with orange-gold luster. Hard to detect any wear as this coin is 'on the edge' of being mint state. It probably has a better 'look' than most the mint state graded coins of which there have been just 9 at PCGS.
A pleasing example of this scarce date with flashy yellow-gold luster. 29,814 minted but probably less than 200 have survived and very few of those are mint state.
Attractive yellow-gold surfaces with an overall better than typically seen strike for the issue. Abrasions are minor and minimal. This example is quite high grade as only a few examples have been graded mint state by either NGC or PCGS. The total mintage is just 16,788.