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$2.50 GOLD LIBERTY

(1840-1907)

$2.50 Gold Liberty Coin
Certified Investment-Grade coins
Available in Low-Grade Certified
Available in Circulated condition
Most traded certified grades at RME
XF/AUCall for Current Price
MS-61Call for Current Price
MS-62Call for Current Price
MS-63Call for Current Price
MS-64Call for Current Price
MS-65Call for Current Price
Investment-Grade coins certified by either PCGS or NGC. The most popular Mint-State grades traded at RME range from XF/AU to MS-65. Contact RME at (602) 955-6500 for current market prices and inventory.

The History of the $2.50 Gold Liberty

The first $2.50 Liberty gold coin was authorized by a Congressional act on April 2, 1872. After several design changes throughout history, Christian Golbrecht designed the $2.50 Liberty Head, or quarter eagle, in 1840.

The obverse (front) of the coin is very similar to the $2.50 and $20 Liberty coins featuring Lady Liberty donning a coronet inscribed with the word ‘LIBERTY’. 13 stars representing the 13 original colonies and the date encircle Lady Liberty. The reverse (back) shows a bald eagle with spread wings behind a shield with stars and stripes. The eagle clinches an olive branch and three arrows in his talons. The words ‘UNITED STATES OF AMERICA’, the denomination (2 ½ D.) and the mint mark surround the eagle.

COIN SPECIFICATIONS

DIAMETER

18 mm

YEARS MINTED

1840-1907

ACTUAL GOLD CONTENT

0.12094 oz.

U.S MINT BRANCHES

Charlotte, Dahlonega, New Orleans, Philadelphia, San Francisco

FACE DENOMIMATION

$2.50 U.S.

COMPOSITION

90% GOLD, 10% COPPER

GROSS WEIGHT

4.18 g

DESIGNER

James B. Longacre

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