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!
Block 8. Sharp detail with mustard-gold surfaces.
A very scarce 'C' mint $2 1/2 Liberty with a mintage of just 6,729.
Well detailed with pleasing surfaces that retain a trace of mint luster. Just 17,332 minted.
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 better than average strike on an atypical problem-free planchet. The surfaces are lustrous with just a touch of wear. Only 19,460 minted.
29,814 minted and a date we see infrequently.
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.
Strong detail with pleasing yellow-gold surfaces. Just 13,771 pieces minted.
Lustrous yellow-gold surfaces. A popular 'O' mint with a mintage of just 84,000.
Very nearly mint state with rich lustrous original surfaces.
Flashy lustrous surfaces with just a touch of wear. A pleasing '2 1/2 Lib' from the popular New Orleans mint.
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.
Well struck with attractive surfaces and crisp yellow-gold luster. 47,377 minted with few high grade survivors.
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.