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 Star Reverse. Bright lustrous surfaces and a sharp strike on this very scarce early gold coin. Adjustment lines on the reverse are as made and typical for the date. Just 2,827 minted with an estimated 150 to 200 known.
Well detailed with lustrous surfaces.
Script 8. Well detailed with lustrous antique gold surfaces.
Well struck and lustrous with pleasing surfaces. Just 27,021 minted which is by far the lowest mintage for a Classic Head $2 1/2 from the Philadelphia Mint.
Well detailed with attractive lustrous surfaces. Reverse rotated 180 degrees. A highly desirable and sought after issue since it is the first New Orleans mint gold coin issued, the only 'O' mint Classic design, and the only 'O' mint quarter eagle with the mint mark on the obverse.
Very scarce with a mintage of just 2,823 and just 50 to 60 known. This is a pleasing example with just light wear, original surfaces, and no significant marks.
Scarce in any grade with a mintage of just 19,800. This piece exhibits sharp detail and attractive surfaces.
Small Date. This is the rarest Charlotte quarter eagle with just 2,988 pieces minted and an estimated survival of around 100 coins. All known examples have a prominent die break from the tip of Liberty's bust to the rim. This example is sharply struck on the obverse and well struck on the reverse with a bit of central softness that is always found on this date. The surfaces are coated with shimmering mustard-gold luster that has a distinct greenish hue. There are no heavy marks of surfaces problems, making this an exceptionally nice example for the grade!
Large D. Very scarce with a mintage of just 3,537. A distinctive variety as the mintmark is extremely large. This is one of the best known examples and has sharp detail with attractive, lustrous surfaces.
Large Date. Well struck and lustrous with just a touch of wear. Many times rarer than the Small Date variety.
CAC. Large Date. Attractive with strong detail and lustrous surfaces. Several times rarer than the Small Date.
CAC. Small Date. Lustrous and problem-free.
Well struck and lustrous with problem-free surfaces. Just 6,784 minted with under 100 known.
Bright and lustrous yellow-gold surfaces and nearly mint state. Typical striking pattern for the New Orleans Mint with bold stars and legend and softness on the central design.
Original lustrous surfaces that display remarkably few marks for the grade!