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 scarce type as all these early quarter eagles had tiny mintages. 1807 had the largest with a mere 6,812 coins minted and an estimated 250 to 350 survivors. This well circulated example has good detail for the grade and pleasing surfaces. It would be hard to locate a more affordable example of this scarce date!
A very scarce 'C' mint $2 1/2 Liberty with a mintage of just 6,729.
Well struck with crisp lustrous surfaces. A tough date to find in mint state with just 14 coins grading higher at PCGS. The finest are MS-64.
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.
CAC. Pleasing lustrous surfaces with just a touch of 'rub'. 124,000 minted with an apparently low survival rate as we infrequently see this date.
Lustrous yellow-gold surfaces. A popular 'O' mint with a mintage of just 84,000.
Very nearly mint state with rich lustrous original surfaces.
A modest 148,000 minted.
Flashy lustrous surfaces with just a touch of wear. A pleasing '2 1/2 Lib' from the popular New Orleans mint.
Bright apricot-gold luster and a solid strike with very few marks for the grade.
Satiny apricot-gold luster and a sharp strike with beautiful silky smooth surfaces. Only 10 have graded numerically finer at PCGS.
153,000 minted with few surviving mint state coins. This example offers flashy lustrous surfaces with minimal abrasions and a solid strike.
Well struck with frosty original mint luster and a great 'look'. An early $2 1/2 Lib that's truly scarce in MS-63 or finer.
CAC. Well struck and problem-free with very flashy orange-gold surfaces. Just 9.056 minted with the finest graded at PCGS being an MS-63+.
Bold detail and attractive. A scarce date with a mintage of just 15,200 and few surviving high grade pieces.
New Reverse. This reverse has arrows that are smaller and more separated than those on the earlier reverse. This type is also slightly scarcer. This is a beautiful example with satiny yellow-gold luster and a sharp strike with nice clean surfaces.
New Reverse. Sharply struck with satiny gold luster.
Scarce in any grade as just 70 to 80 are estimated to have survived from an original mintage of just 10,800. This is a pleasing example with a very sharp strike and flashy luster off semi proof-like surfaces. Obviously an MS-60 has marks, but the marks on this coin are fewer and less distracting than typically seen for the grade. In all grades of mint state NGC has only graded 7 coins and PCGS just 4!
A scarce date with a mere 4,520 minted. This is an attractive well-detailed example.