$2 ½ Liberty Head
As the smallest U.S. gold denomination from 1840 to 1907, $2.5 Liberty Head gold coins saw heavy usage by our ancestors. This makes them considerably smaller in size than their $20 counterparts, but also smaller in supply providing an opportunity to smart buyers today who see the wisdom in adding some age and rarity at low prices to their larger positions in $20 gold coins and modern bullion.
$2.5 Liberties bear the classic designs of Liberty Heads of all sizes and weigh a bit over a tenth of an ounce in gold (.12095-oz) which leads to their popularity for buyers expanding on the small bullion gold coins they own for security in an emergency or “barter-gold.” With this in mind, we feature uncertified, lightly circulated $2.5 Liberties below at the lowest price.
That’s complimented by high-end, Investment Grade coins in Mint State-62 and higher that are certified by PCGS or NGC, the industry’s two top grading services. To provide the best deal for the grade, no specific dates are offered here. But we can help you find the old and rare dates that you need. Let us search for you by calling and talking to one of our advisors at 1-800-928-6468.
A CLASSIC IN US COINAGE
The $2.5 Liberty Head series stands as a testament to the enduring elegance of United States coinage. Introduced in 1840 and continuing until 1907, it holds the distinction of being the longest-running coin design in our nation's rich history. Crafted by the skilled hands of Chief Engraver Christian Gobrecht, the coin features Lady Liberty adorned with a coronet inscribed with the word "Liberty." The reverse showcases a heraldic eagle, wings outstretched, encircled by a wreath.
These coins, often referred to as "Quarter Eagles," come in various mint years and offer collectors a captivating journey through the evolution of American numismatic artistry. Each piece, bearing the indelible mark of its era, invites enthusiasts to delve into the historical narrative woven into the golden fabric of these iconic coins.