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!
Just 3,035 minted with an estimated 175 to 225 known. This is a bright lustrous example with some central striking softness as is typical of the date, but otherwise it is very sharp. There is some controversy as to whether this is a true overdate. There is something under the 2 in the date but it is not distinct. Regardless, this is a very attractive example of this very scarce issue!
Brilliant yellow-gold surfaces that display some reflectivity with strong, full, and frosty luster. Marks are minor and the strike is quite strong. Struck in an era of low mintages with only 4,434 pieces produced. Few pieces were saved and mint state examples are seldom seen. Only 12 pieces have graded finer at NGC, including a single MS-65 and a single MS-66. A beautiful example of this scarce 'Capped Bust' type.
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!
From the second year of coinage at the recently opened Charlotte mint. A modest 18,140 pieces were struck with a low survival rate and most survivors are well circulated and many are damaged. This is a high-end borderline uncirculated coin with bright lustrous surfaces and a sharp strike. It has the added appeal of being an interesting variety with a repunched date. It's also a very late die state with dramatic die cracks on both sides. Scarce, high grade and desirable!
A rare and significant issue as the first gold coin minted at the New Orleans Mint and the only Classic Head gold coin, of any denomination, struck in New Orleans. Just 17,781 were struck. This is a very attractive example with bold detail and problem-free lustrous surfaces.
Original lustrous surfaces that display remarkably few marks for the grade!
CAC. Sharp detail and pleasing lustrous surfaces. Just a touch of 'rub' away from a mint state grade!
Butter-gold lustrous surfaces and a solid strike.
Well struck with satiny yellow-gold surfaces.
CAC. A gorgeous coin with vibrant apricot-gold luster and a sharp strike over nearly pristine surfaces. This is the only 66+ PCGS has graded with just 2 finer - as MS67 and an MS-68. Super quality!
Well struck with bright flashy luster. Just 3,200 minted and rare in any grade. Just 4 coins have graded finer at PCGS.
Well struck with lustrous yellow-gold surfaces and fewer marks than expected for the grade. Only 4,320 minted.
Flashy amber-gold surfaces exhibit nice reflection, frosted devices, a very sharp strike, and a clean look for the grade. A scarce date with a mintage of only 4,520.
Scarce in any grade as just 22,000 coins were minted and they saw heavy circulation. This coin has a very sharp strike for the date with pleasing surfaces that are bathed in orange-gold luster.
A true rarity with just 30 proofs minted and probably no more than 20 survivors. Of those; two are permanently impounded in the Smithsonian and ANS museums. This is a wonderful Gem with sharp detail, flashy orange-gold luster, and very strong cameo contrast. The surfaces are impeccably preserved and the eye appeal is fantastic! PCGS has graded 3 Proof-65 DCAM's with none finer.