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!
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.
A pleasing example of this very scarce 'C' mint $2 1/2 Liberty. Just 6,729 minted.
Large Date. Solid detail and lustrous surfaces on this popular Charlotte $2 1/2 Liberty. Just 23,076 minted.
Strong detail with lustrous surfaces. Very attractive with none of the planchet problems and striking issues that often plague this issue.
Small Date. Sharply struck and lustrous.
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 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.
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.
Bright apricot-gold luster and a solid strike with very few marks for the grade.
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. Only 6 have graded numerically finer at PCGS.
Old holder and conservatively graded with vibrant mint luster.
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.