$2.50 Liberty Type Half-Eagle Gold Coin
The Coronet Liberty quarter eagle was minted every year between 1840 and 1907, although not all U.S. Mints participated every year. After 1880, only the Philadelphia Mint continued to strike quarter eagles. While earlier editions were commonly used in general circulation and thus often found heavily worn, the coins produced between 1878 and 1907 were primarily made to cater to the demands of collectors and those seeking special gifts for holidays and birthdays.
As a result, the later dates are often found in uncirculated condition or very close to it. These quarter eagles of the Coronet Liberty type were so highly sought after for presentation purposes that they commanded a premium once the Indian Head type was introduced in 1908. Bank tellers would typically only provide them when given a little extra incentive.
The Liberty Head Coin first appeared in 1839, designed by Christian Gobrecht. The coin is also sometimes referred to as the Coronet design. It features a female head facing to the left with her hair tied into a bun and secured by a string of beads. She wears a coronet with Liberty inscribed on it and stars surround her portrait. The other side of the coin features an eagle with a shield on its breast. The eagle is perched on an olive branch and is holding three arrows. The coin features an inscription that reads UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 2 1/2 D. Liberty Head quarter eagles are 90% gold and 10% copper. They are 18mm in diameter with a 1.27 thickness, and they have a receded edge.
What we buy
At California Gold and Silver Exchange we specialize in United States gold coins especially, Liberty Head gold coins. Some customers have the coins in plastic coin flips to protect the coins. Other customers have their gold coins in hard plastic holder from a secondary grading company, usually PCGS or NGC. These coins At California Gold and silver Exchange we buy both types of $20 Double Eagle Coins. We use up date pricing with all the coins we buy. Rest assured you are getting the most competitive prices for your gold coins. Please don’t hesitate to give us a call with any questions you have. You can call us at 909-985-4653, or send us an email at [email protected]
Other Gold Coins
The $20 St. Gaudens Gold Coin was produced after the $20 Liberty Gold Coin and is also very popular. Other United States gold Coins we purchase are the $20 Liberty, $10 Indian Head, $10 Liberty, $5 Indian Head, $2.50 Liberty, $2.50 Indian, and $1.00 Liberty Head, Type 1, 2, and 3. Another popular coin produced during this time period were the Morgan and Peace Silver Dollars.