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 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!
Solid detail with nice original surfaces.
Script 8. Solid detail with attractive lustrous surfaces. A neat late obverse die state with a break from the rim at 11 o'clock, running diagonally and nearly bisecting the obverse.
Well detailed and attractive with dramatic die breaks on both the obverse and reverse. A great collector coin as the this was the first year gold coins were struck at the New Orleans Mint, the last year of the Classic Head type, and the only year for all $2 1/2 gold coins that the 'O' mint-mark appears on the obverse.
Scarce in all grades with just 19,800 struck. A date that always comes somewhat softly struck. This is an attractive example with pleasing problem-free surfaces.
Large Date. Solid detail and lustrous surfaces on this popular Charlotte $2 1/2 Liberty. Just 23,076 minted.
Small Date. Sharply struck and lustrous.
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.
Bold detail and exceptionally nice, lustrous surfaces for a gold piece from the tiny Dahlonega Mint. Just 15,784 minted.
A fairly substantial mintage of 252,923, yet hard to locate in mint state.
Lustrous yellow-gold surfaces. A popular 'O' mint with a mintage of just 84,000.
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.
153,000 minted with few surviving mint state coins. This example offers flashy lustrous surfaces with minimal abrasions and a solid strike. Only 6 have graded numerically finer at PCGS.
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 vibrant yellow-gold luster. A tough date in high grade with just 10 coins grading numerically finer at PCGS.
A scarce and underrated date with just 21,100 minted and only 3 graded mint state at PCGS. This is a pleasing Choice AU with sharp detail.
Rich satiny gold luster with especially clean surfaces for the grade. 72,120 minted but an issue that saw heavy circulation. Thus, scarce in any grade with mint state coins being very hard to obtain.
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.