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!
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!
XF Detail. Filed Rims.
Block 8. Yellow-gold nearly mint state surfaces with a sharp strike.
Script 8. Solid detail with yellow-gold lustrous surfaces.
Script 8. Brilliant surfaces, a sharp strike, and nearly mint state status make this example an excellent type coin.
Well struck with lustrous and nearly mint state yellow-gold surfaces. The scarcest $2 1/2 Philadelphia mint Classic Head issued with a mintage of 45,080.
The scarcest $2 1/2 Philadelphia mint Classic Head with a mintage of 45,080.
Flashy bright yellow-gold surfaces on this attractive and well struck coin. Only 45,080 minted, the lowest mintage $2 1/2 Philadelphia Classic Head.
Strong detail with pleasing lustrous surfaces.
Sharp detail with pleasing yellow-gold surfaces.
Bright lustrous surfaces and very bold detail with no obvious sign of wear. Just 27,021 minted.
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!
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!
Attractive antique gold shaded surfaces and a solid strike. A modest 18,140 pieces minted and most are low grade or damaged. This 2nd year example from the Charlotte Mint stands out for its grade and desirability.
The only Classic Head quarter eagle struck at the Dahlonega Mint and the only 'D' mint $2 1/2 with the mintmark on the obverse. Just 13,674 struck. This example retains strong detail and deep antique gold surfaces.
This first year $2 1/2 Liberty had a mintage of just 18,859 with just around 100 estimated to have survived.
Just 6,729 minted and one of the rarest coins produced by the tiny Charlotte mint. This example exhibits the striking softness seen on all the coins of this date and has nice bright surfaces that retain a trace of luster.
Problem-free surfaces with a typical strike for the issue. Scarce in any grade with a mintage of 19,800 and, when available, it is usually in lower grade.
Large Date. Solid detail and lustrous surfaces on this popular Charlotte $2 1/2 Liberty. Just 23,076 minted.