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!
100,546 struck but very few have survived in mint state. PCGS has only graded 14 coins at all levels of mint state with just 2 coins grading higher than this example - 1 @ MS-63 and 1 @ MS-64. This coin is very attractive with satiny yellow-gold luster, a solid strike and strong eye appeal.
Very well detailed with nice yellow-gold surfaces that are problem-free and retain some mint luster. Only 17,332 minted.
The 29,814 coin mintage puts this scarce date on par with the Charlotte and Dahlonega pieces of the same year and many times rarer than the New Orleans issue. In mint state the 1847 from Philly is the rarest of all the 1847 Quarter Eagles. This example has bright yellow-gold luster and minimal marks for the grade. The strike is solid with slight softness on the eagle's left leg which is always seen on the date.
Well struck with flashy yellow-gold luster and attractive problem-free surfaces. Only 13,771 minted.
Well struck with shimmering yellow-gold luster and pleasing surfaces. Only 23,294 minted. Most saw circulation making mint state examples truly scarce. Only 2 coins have graded finer at NGC.
A pleasing New Orleans mint $2 1/2. A modest 148,000 minted.
Flashy lustrous surfaces with just a touch of wear. A pleasing gold coin from the popular New Orleans mint.
A solid strike with flashy orange-gold luster.
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 example is well struck and free of major abrasions with rich honey-gold luster.
Bold detail and attractive. A scarce date with a mintage of just 15,200 and few surviving high grade pieces.
A better date with just 28,000 minted.
CAC. Strong detail with pleasing lustrous surfaces. A scarce date with a mintage of just 4,320.
Strong detail and lustrous. A scarce date with a mere 5,320 minted.
Lustrous and nearly mint state. Only 18,000 minted with few high grade survivors. Only 9 coins have graded higher at PCGS with a single MS-64 being the finest.
CAC. Well struck with flashy orange-gold surfaces. A modest 35,400 coins minted.
A tough date in high grade with just 9 coins grading numerically finer at PCGS. This example is sharply struck and nearly mark-free with a vibrant orange-gold mint 'bloom'!
Well struck with crisp yellow-gold luster. 178,000 minted but few have survived in high grade. Just 19 MS-64 coins and a single 65 have graded higher at PCGS.
Proof, Polished - UNC Details. A very scarce proof with just 48 minted and about 35 known. This example has a great 'look' but was polished years ago.
Boldly struck with clean surfaces and nice orange-gold luster. Just 6,000 minted.