Liberty Head $2.5 Gold Coin (1840-1907)

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Image Courtesy of David Lawrence Rare Coins

The Classic Liberty $2.5 Gold Coin, otherwise referred to as the Classic Head Quarter Eagle, is a gold coin that was produced by the U.S. Mint from 1840 to 1907. The coin features the portrait of Liberty on its obverse and an eagle on the reverse. These beautiful gold coins are comprised of 90 percent gold and 10 percent copper. They contain .12094 ounces of gold.

These coins feature a beautiful yet seemingly simple design. In addition to Liberty and the eagle, the coin also features stars as well as small ridges around the coin’s rim.

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Classic Liberty Head $2.5 Gold-What Dealers Pay

The premium that dealers and collectors may be willing to pay for a Classic Liberty $2.5 Gold Coin can vary significantly based on the coin’s edition and overall condition. These coins will generally fetch at least $200 a piece. An 1877 in good condition may be traded for about $250. An 1881 in about uncirculated condition may, however, fetch as much as $4393. If you have a $2.5 Gold Piece of a desired mint year or one that seems to be in great physical shape, you may want to consider having it graded by a professional coin grading service.

Coin grading services, such as PCGS or NGC, will put your coin through a very thorough examination. They will account for any flaws or damage to the coin and will also verify its authenticity and precious metal content. When you have your coin graded, you will likely get a very good assessment of the coin’s condition as well as reasonable market value. This can provide peace of mind, especially if you are looking to sell your coin.

Classic Liberty Head $2.5 Gold Value is Conditional

You can get a good idea of how your $2.5 gold piece might potentially be graded by performing a close inspection yourself. A coin has numerous details and images. Pick one to start. For example, on this particular coin, you might decide to focus on the eagle’s olive branch and arrows. If the olive branch and arrows are considerably worn down or eroded, the coin is likely only in good condition. If the olive branch and arrows still have good texture but feel slightly worn down, then the coin may potentially be in fine condition. If the olive branch and arrows appear to be brand new and are crisp and clean with no visible flaws, then the coin may possibly be in extremely fine condition. You will also need to compare all other details of the coin to get an accurate assessment of its condition.

Value in the Mintmarks

The mintmark on these coins is just below the eagle’s feathers on the reverse. These coins were minted at different locations, and the minting location may have an effect on the coin’s value to dealers and collectors. “D” is for the Dahlonega Mint. “C” is for Charlotte. “S” is for San Francisco and the rare “O” is for New Orleans.

Future $2.5 Classic Liberty Head Gold Values

The $2.5 Classic Liberty is not getting any younger. As these coins age, their values may potentially rise as they may become harder to obtain. Because these coins were only minted for a handful of years, collectors and dealers may seek to obtain them. In addition, the gold content of these coins will also potentially drive their value. If gold rises in value, then there will likely be a corresponding rise in coin values.

Liberty Head $2.5 Gold Coin

DATE GOOD FINE EXTREMELY FINE UNCIRCULATED
1840 Liberty Head $2.5 Gold Coin N/A N/A $900 $2,350
1840 Liberty Head $2.5 Gold Coin (C) N/A N/A $2,100 $4,250
1840 Liberty Head $2.5 Gold Coin (D) N/A N/A $7,500 $11,500
1840 Liberty Head $2.5 Gold Coin (O) N/A N/A $950 $2,000
1841 Liberty Head $2.5 Gold Coin N/A N/A $105,000 $125,000
1841 Liberty Head $2.5 Gold Coin (C) N/A N/A $2,250 $3,250
1841 Liberty Head $2.5 Gold Coin (D) N/A N/A $4,000 $9,000
1842 Liberty Head $2.5 Gold Coin N/A N/A $2,750 $6,000
1842 Liberty Head $2.5 Gold Coin (C) N/A N/A $3,250 $6,500
1842 Liberty Head $2.5 Gold Coin (D) N/A N/A $4,250 $8,000
1842 Liberty Head $2.5 Gold Coin (O) N/A N/A $1,400 $2,500
1843 Liberty Head $2.5 Gold Coin N/A N/A $450 $800
1843 Liberty Head $2.5 Gold Coin (C) N/A N/A $2,000 $3,000
1843 Liberty Head $2.5 Gold Coin (D) N/A N/A $2,000 $3,000
1843 Liberty Head $2.5 Gold Coin (O) N/A N/A $750 $1,750
1844 Liberty Head $2.5 Gold Coin N/A N/A $850 $2,000
1844 Liberty Head $2.5 Gold Coin (C) N/A N/A $2,250 $3,250
1844 Liberty Head $2.5 Gold Coin (D) N/A N/A $2,500 $3,000
1845 Liberty Head $2.5 Gold Coin N/A N/A $385 $550
1845 Liberty Head $2.5 Gold Coin (D) N/A N/A $2,350 $3,250
1845 Liberty Head $2.5 Gold Coin (O) N/A N/A $2,600 $5,750
1846 Liberty Head $2.5 Gold Coin N/A N/A $700 $1,000
1846 Liberty Head $2.5 Gold Coin (C) N/A N/A $2,750 $7,500
1846 Liberty Head $2.5 Gold Coin (D) N/A N/A $2,400 $3,250
1846 Liberty Head $2.5 Gold Coin (O) N/A N/A $525 $1,200
1847 Liberty Head $2.5 Gold Coin N/A N/A $400 $750
1847 Liberty Head $2.5 Gold Coin (C) N/A N/A $2,250 $3,000
1847 Liberty Head $2.5 Gold Coin (D) N/A N/A $2,500 $3,250
1847 Liberty Head $2.5 Gold Coin (O) N/A N/A $475 $1,000
1848 Liberty Head $2.5 Gold Coin N/A N/A $900 $1,750
1848 Liberty Head $2.5 Gold Coin (C) N/A N/A $2,500 $3,500
1848 Liberty Head $2.5 Gold Coin (D) N/A N/A $2,500 $3,500
1849 Liberty Head $2.5 Gold Coin N/A N/A $500 $975
1849 Liberty Head $2.5 Gold Coin (C) N/A N/A $2,500 $4,500
1849 Liberty Head $2.5 Gold Coin (D) N/A N/A $2,500 $3,750
1850 Liberty Head $2.5 Gold Coin N/A N/A $380 $400
1850 Liberty Head $2.5 Gold Coin (C) N/A N/A $2,500 $3,500
1850 Liberty Head $2.5 Gold Coin (D) N/A N/A $2,750 $3,750
1850 Liberty Head $2.5 Gold Coin (O) N/A N/A $575 $1,250
1851 Liberty Head $2.5 Gold Coin N/A N/A $380 $385
1851 Liberty Head $2.5 Gold Coin (C) N/A N/A $2,450 $3,750
1851 Liberty Head $2.5 Gold Coin (D) N/A N/A $2,500 $4,000
1851 Liberty Head $2.5 Gold Coin (O) N/A N/A $475 $950
1852 Liberty Head $2.5 Gold Coin N/A N/A $380 $385
1852 Liberty Head $2.5 Gold Coin (C) N/A N/A $2,500 $3,850
1852 Liberty Head $2.5 Gold Coin (D) N/A N/A $3,000 $6,000
1852 Liberty Head $2.5 Gold Coin (O) N/A N/A $450 $950
1853 Liberty Head $2.5 Gold Coin N/A N/A $365 $375
1853 Liberty Head $2.5 Gold Coin (D) N/A N/A $3,250 $4,750
1854 Liberty Head $2.5 Gold Coin N/A N/A $365 $375
1854 Liberty Head $2.5 Gold Coin (C) N/A N/A $2,600 $4,350
1854 Liberty Head $2.5 Gold Coin (D) N/A N/A $7,500 $12,000
1854 Liberty Head $2.5 Gold Coin (S) N/A N/A $400,000 $500,000
1855 Liberty Head $2.5 Gold Coin N/A N/A $365 $375
1855 Liberty Head $2.5 Gold Coin (C) N/A N/A $3,250 $5,500
1855 Liberty Head $2.5 Gold Coin (D) N/A N/A $8,000 $14,750
1856 Liberty Head $2.5 Gold Coin N/A N/A $365 $375
1856 Liberty Head $2.5 Gold Coin (C) N/A N/A $2,600 $4,000
1856 Liberty Head $2.5 Gold Coin (D) N/A N/A $12,500 $30,000
1856 Liberty Head $2.5 Gold Coin (O) N/A N/A $700 $1,500
1856 Liberty Head $2.5 Gold Coin (S) N/A N/A $450 $1,200
1857 Liberty Head $2.5 Gold Coin N/A N/A $365 $375
1857 Liberty Head $2.5 Gold Coin (D) N/A N/A $2,800 $4,000
1857 Liberty Head $2.5 Gold Coin (O) N/A N/A $400 $1,250
1857 Liberty Head $2.5 Gold Coin (S) N/A N/A $475 $1,200
1858 Liberty Head $2.5 Gold Coin N/A N/A $390 $450
1858 Liberty Head $2.5 Gold Coin (C) N/A N/A $2,250 $3,000
1859 Liberty Head $2.5 Gold Coin N/A N/A $500 $875
1859 Liberty Head $2.5 Gold Coin (D) N/A N/A $3,250 $4,750
1859 Liberty Head $2.5 Gold Coin (S) N/A N/A $950 $2,000
1860 Liberty Head $2.5 Gold Coin N/A N/A $2,100 $3,000
1860 Liberty Head $2.5 Gold Coin (C) N/A N/A $2,500 $4,000
1860 Liberty Head $2.5 Gold Coin (S) N/A N/A $675 $1,150
1861 Liberty Head $2.5 Gold Coin N/A N/A $1,100 $1,800
1861 Liberty Head $2.5 Gold Coin (S) N/A N/A $825 $2,500
1862 Liberty Head $2.5 Gold Coin N/A N/A $600 $1,000
1862 Liberty Head $2.5 Gold Coin (S) N/A N/A $1,750 $3,000
1863 Liberty Head $2.5 Gold Coin (S) N/A N/A $1,350 $3,500
1864 Liberty Head $2.5 Gold Coin N/A N/A $15,000 $27,500
1865 Liberty Head $2.5 Gold Coin N/A N/A $8,500 $20,000
1865 Liberty Head $2.5 Gold Coin (S) N/A N/A $650 $1,250
1866 Liberty Head $2.5 Gold Coin N/A N/A $3,000 $5,250
1866 Liberty Head $2.5 Gold Coin (S) N/A N/A $750 $1,700
1867 Liberty Head $2.5 Gold Coin N/A N/A $650 $1,200
1867 Liberty Head $2.5 Gold Coin (S) N/A N/A $650 $1,250
1868 Liberty Head $2.5 Gold Coin N/A N/A $425 $700
1868 Liberty Head $2.5 Gold Coin (S) N/A N/A $425 $950
1869 Liberty Head $2.5 Gold Coin N/A N/A $425 $700
1869 Liberty Head $2.5 Gold Coin (S) N/A N/A $475 $1,000
1870 Liberty Head $2.5 Gold Coin N/A N/A $400 $600
1870 Liberty Head $2.5 Gold Coin (S) N/A N/A $400 $900
1871 Liberty Head $2.5 Gold Coin N/A N/A $400 $550
1871 Liberty Head $2.5 Gold Coin (S) N/A N/A $400 $600
1872 Liberty Head $2.5 Gold Coin N/A N/A $700 $1,100
1872 Liberty Head $2.5 Gold Coin (S) N/A N/A $400 $950
1873 Liberty Head $2.5 Gold Coin (Closed 3) N/A N/A $375 $400
1873 Liberty Head $2.5 Gold Coin (Open 3) N/A N/A $365 $375
1873 Liberty Head $2.5 Gold Coin (S) N/A N/A $425 $975
1874 Liberty Head $2.5 Gold Coin N/A N/A $400 $650
1875 Liberty Head $2.5 Gold Coin N/A N/A $7,500 $12,500
1875 Liberty Head $2.5 Gold Coin (S) N/A N/A $400 $650
1876 Liberty Head $2.5 Gold Coin N/A N/A $625 $950
1876 Liberty Head $2.5 Gold Coin (S) N/A N/A $525 $950
1877 Liberty Head $2.5 Gold Coin N/A N/A $750 $1,000
1877 Liberty Head $2.5 Gold Coin (S) N/A N/A $365 $375
1878 Liberty Head $2.5 Gold Coin N/A N/A $365 $375
1878 Liberty Head $2.5 Gold Coin (S) N/A N/A $365 $375
1879 Liberty Head $2.5 Gold Coin N/A N/A $365 $375
1879 Liberty Head $2.5 Gold Coin (S) N/A N/A $365 $550
1880 Liberty Head $2.5 Gold Coin N/A N/A $425 $650
1881 Liberty Head $2.5 Gold Coin N/A N/A $3,000 $5,000
1882 Liberty Head $2.5 Gold Coin N/A N/A $425 $575
1883 Liberty Head $2.5 Gold Coin N/A N/A $450 $900
1884 Liberty Head $2.5 Gold Coin N/A N/A $400 $700
1885 Liberty Head $2.5 Gold Coin N/A N/A $2,000 $2,750
1886 Liberty Head $2.5 Gold Coin N/A N/A $400 $550
1887 Liberty Head $2.5 Gold Coin N/A N/A $400 $450
1888 Liberty Head $2.5 Gold Coin N/A N/A $365 $375
1889 Liberty Head $2.5 Gold Coin N/A N/A $365 $375
1890 Liberty Head $2.5 Gold Coin N/A N/A $375 $385
1891 Liberty Head $2.5 Gold Coin N/A N/A $385 $400
1892 Liberty Head $2.5 Gold Coin N/A N/A $400 $475
1893 Liberty Head $2.5 Gold Coin N/A N/A $365 $375
1894 Liberty Head $2.5 Gold Coin N/A N/A $365 $375
1895 Liberty Head $2.5 Gold Coin N/A N/A $365 $375
1896 Liberty Head $2.5 Gold Coin N/A N/A $355 $375
1897 Liberty Head $2.5 Gold Coin N/A N/A $355 $375
1898 Liberty Head $2.5 Gold Coin N/A N/A $340 $350
1899 Liberty Head $2.5 Gold Coin N/A N/A $340 $350
1900 Liberty Head $2.5 Gold Coin N/A N/A $340 $350
1901 Liberty Head $2.5 Gold Coin N/A N/A $340 $350
1902 Liberty Head $2.5 Gold Coin N/A N/A $340 $350
1903 Liberty Head $2.5 Gold Coin N/A N/A $340 $350
1904 Liberty Head $2.5 Gold Coin N/A N/A $340 $350
1905 Liberty Head $2.5 Gold Coin N/A N/A $340 $350
1906 Liberty Head $2.5 Gold Coin N/A N/A $340 $350
1907 Liberty Head $2.5 Gold Coin N/A N/A $340 $350
Source: Red Book