U.S. 1840-1899 “Coronet Liberty” $2 1/2 Gold, Extra Fine.
Never as popular as larger denomination gold coins, only 12.2 million of these quarter eagle $2 1/2 gold issues were struck over the seven decades of the long running series. That’s vastly fewer than the higher denomination $5, $10 and $20 U.S. Liberty Head gold coins of the same period. And today, after melts and attrition, as little as 1% of all the original “Coronet Liberty” gold mintages may survive. Our Extra Fine quality retains virtually every minute detail of the engravings. Our choice of 1840-1899 date.
U.S. 1908-1929 “Indian Head” $2 1/2 Gold, Extra Fine.
This quarter eagle’s 7.2 million total series mintage was far below the output for larger denomination U.S. Indian Head gold coins of the day. Only a small portion survive today as the great majority were destroyed after recall in 1933. As current gold coins of the time, most were required to be turned in for paper currency. The below-the-surface engravings were intended to save wear in commerce. Our Extra Fine specimens show only the slightest loss of minute detailing. Our choice of 1908-1929 date.