One of the longest running circulation currency programs in United States history was the Gold Quarter Eagle program. Among the most popular designs in that program was the Liberty Head design, featured on the coins for a record 33 years. Right now, you have the rare chance to purchase a $2.50 Liberty Gold Quarter Eagle coin from Silver.com.
- Arrives in a protective plastic slab.
- Consists of .1209 ounces of .900 gold.
- Issued with a face value of $2.50 (USD) backed by the federal government.
- Available in this listing in Mint State 65 condition.
- Designed by Christian Gobrecht.
- Limited availability.
When the United States government decided to collect all circulation gold coins in 1933 to melt down into gold bars, it created instant rarity among the nation’s historic coins. Those few thousand coins to survive the collection drive are highly coveted today and sought after by collectors in particular, but investors as well.
As a Mint State 65 produce, these coins have high quality luster. A number of small contact marks are visible, and two larger marks or hairlines may also be visible depending upon the particular coin.
American Gold Quarter Eagles were minted between 1840 and 1907. The longest running coin design in the series was the $2.50 Liberty Head Gold Quarter Eagle. No other coin in US history was struck for as long as this product without a design change taking place at some point in time.
Christian Gobrecht’s original design of Lady Liberty is featured on the reverse side of each coin. She wears a crown with the word “Liberty” engraved within it, and her image is surrounded by 13 stars and the year of minting. On the coin’s reverse is one of the first depictions of the heraldic eagle. Here, a bald eagle is featured with a shield on its chest, arrows in one talon, and an olive branch in the other. The phrase “United States of America” is engraved around it, as is the face value of “2 ½ Dollars.”
The United States Mint struck so many of these coins originally that a total of five mints contributed to the coining process. The Philadelphia Mint, Charlotte Mint, Dahlonega Mint, New Orleans Mint, and San Francisco Mint all contributed to the process.
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