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!
Brilliant yellow-gold surfaces with strong full and frosty luster that displays some reflectivity on the obverse. Marks are minor and of no significance. 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!
Classic. Well detailed and lustrous.
Script 8. Original yellow-gold surfaces and a solid strike.
Block 8. Yellow-gold nearly mint state surfaces with a sharp strike.
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.
A scarce date and very popular as the only Dahlonega Mint Classic Head quarter eagle and the only 'D' mint quarter eagle with the mint-mark on the obverse. Just 13,674 were struck. This well worn example is still attractive and as affordable an example as you're likely to find.
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.
Very sharply struck with lustrous antique gold surfaces and just a touch of wear. A scarce date with a mintage of just 17,332.
Super eye appeal with flashy surfaces that are coated with orange-gold luster. Just a touch of wear away from being mint state and only 9 have graded finer at PCGS.
Brilliant yellow-gold surfaces with a solid strike for the date. The mintage of 4,808 registers as the second lowest mintage for a 'Charlotte' quarter eagle (not including varieties). Difficult to find in any grade and extremely difficult this nice.
Lustrous yellow-gold surfaces are nearly mint state and exhibit a clean look. A scarce New Orleans mint date with a mintage of only 62,000.
Pleasing yellow-gold surfaces exhibit nearly full luster, a sharp strike, and minimal abrasion. A popular Charlotte Mint issue with a mintage of 23,226.
Attractive yellow-gold surfaces with an overall better than typically seen strike for the issue. Abrasions are minor and minimal. This example is quite high grade as only a few examples have been graded mint state by either NGC or PCGS. The total mintage is just 16,788.
Well detailed with attractive problem-free surfaces. A better date with a mintage of just 16,788.
Solid detail with lustrous original surfaces. Scarce in any grade with just 10,220 minted.
A pleasing example of this scarce date with bright lustrous problem-free surfaces. Just 10,220 minted.