The Quarter Eagle Coin from the United States Mint was part of the US Eagle denomination of gold coins. These coins had a $2.50 face value and were produced from 1795 to 1929, with the longest-running design being the Liberty Head effigy used from 1840 to 1907. Now, certified 1861 $2.50 Liberty Gold Quarter Eagle Coins are available to you for purchase online at JM Bullion.
- Coins arrive inside protective plastic slabs from the PCGS!
- 1861 release features a small change in the reverse design!
- Limited availability of certified coins available!
- Contains .121 Troy oz of actual gold content.
- Issued a face value of $2.50 (USD) by the United States.
- Bears a Grade of Mint State 62 from the Professional Coin Grading Service.
- Obverse depicts the image of Lady Liberty.
- Reverse features a depiction of the heraldic eagle.
Throughout the history of the Quarter Eagle Gold Coins from the United States Mint, various major design programs were used ranging from the Turban Head and Capped Bust to the short-lived Classic Liberty head, Liberty Head, and the Indian Quarter Eagle. Within several of these programs, minor design changes occurred as well.
The Liberty Head was the longest-running and had a major design change after the Civil War that included the introduction of the national motto. One of the minor design changes that flew under the radar for most came in 1861. The 1861 $2.50 Liberty Gold Quarter Eagle featured one of those minor design changes, with a change to the shape of a single letter.
Obverse designs on these 1861 Liberty Gold Quarter Eagle Coins include a left-profile portrait of Liberty. This design shows Liberty wearing the coronet crown and was designed in 1838 by Christian Gobrecht for use on the broader series of US Eagle coins, including the $10 and $5 coins.
Reverse elements on the 1861 $2.50 Gold Quarter Eagle Coins come with the image of the heraldic eagle. The heraldic eagle of the United States features an American bald eagle in front-facing relief with the US national shield, the arrows of war, and the olive branch of peace. The nation of issue and the face value are found on this side, as well as the unique new reverse feature. The letter O in OF within United States of America offers a rounder shape than previous date marks that included an oval-shaped letter O instead.
These 1861 $2.50 Liberty Gold Quarter Eagle Coins are available in Mint State 62 condition. Coins in MS62 condition showcase impaired or dull luster, clusters of small contact marks, and a few larger marks or scuffs possible.
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