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 well detailed and pleasing Classic Head.
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.
CAC. A beautiful well struck Dahlonega quarter eagle with rich original surfaces and a sharp strike. Just the barest touch of 'friction' keeps this scarce piece out of a mint state holder!
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 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.
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.
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'!
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.
A stunning cameo proof with deep orange-gold mirrored fields offering an intense contrast with the heavily frosted yellow-gold design features. There are no significant distractions and the eye appeal is excellent. The minuscule mintage of 223 is actually the highest in the series.
A spectacular coin with highly lustrous satin surfaces and a needle-sharp strike. Devoid of significant marks as well as copper spots. Superb quality and wonderful eye appeal!