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The U.S. $2.50 Quarter Eagle ‘Liberty’ was first minted in Philadelphia Mint in 1796, and it has had several major design changes in the series through 1907. The first series was the Capped Bust (Turban Head) designed by John Reich, with no stars and with stars, minted from 1796 to 1807. The 1908 issue was a one-year design change issue, with a redesigned Liberty Cap (Large Head) by John Reich.  Quarter Eagle minting paused due to low demand, but with a low 1908 mintage of only 2,710 pieces, makes this one-year issue a very desired rarity. Minting resumed in 1821-1827 with the Capped Head (Small Head) and with a reduced diameter from 1829-1834. A new ‘Classic Head’ (Coronet Head) design by William Kneass, was minted from 1834-1839. The last ‘Liberty Head’ Quarter Eagle, designed by Christian Gobrecht, designed to match the styles of the other gold eagles the government was producing. Liberty Quarter eagles were struck at Philadelphia (1796-1929), and branch mints in Charlotte (1838-1859), New Orleans (1838-1857 only), San Francisco (1854-1879). Years were skipped at the various mints, with no coins at all made between 1808 and 1821. U.S. Quarter Eagles are historic, affordable pieces of America’s tangible history.

FMV Prices for Rare Coin Price Guide last updated 03/05/2021
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Capped Bust Right
Cap. Bust Right Typedown$30,880 down$44,850 $63,050 down$143,000 $297,000
1796 No Stars$387,500 down$400,000 down$456,250 $812,500 $2,025,000
1796 Stars$225,000 $312,500 $375,000 $617,500 down$1,383,750
1797$156,250 $168,750 $237,500 $500,500 $877,500
1798$84,380 $107,250 $131,250 $214,500 $573,750
1802/1down$29,690 down$44,850 down$86,450 $175,500 $297,000
1804 13 Star Rev.$500,000 -- -- -- --
1804 14 Star Rev.down$40,630 down$53,130 $143,000 -- --
1805$35,430 $56,550 $94,250 $338,000 --
1806/4$39,000 $71,880 $115,050 $162,500 --
1806/5$107,190 $187,500 -- -- --
1807down$31,250 down$52,000 $63,050 down$143,000 $405,000
Capped Bust Left
1808 Cap. Bust Leftdown$206,250 down$312,000 $481,250 down$780,000 $2,632,500
Capped Head Large
Cap. Head Lg.Typedown$32,940 $46,880 $68,250 $105,300 $155,250
1821down$39,380 $50,000 $70,850 $105,300 --
1824/1down$32,940 $53,130 $79,950 $109,850 --
1825$33,130 $46,880 $70,850 $113,750 $155,250
1826/5down$66,880 $79,380 -- -- --
1827down$36,880 $46,880 $68,250 down$110,500 down$168,750
Capped Head Small
Cap. Head Sm. Type$22,060 $26,250 $34,690 down$49,080 down$92,950
1829$23,130 $29,380 $39,380 down$64,350 down$104,630
1830$22,810 down$26,560 $35,810 $49,730 down$94,250
1831$22,060 $29,380 $35,630 down$49,080 $92,950
1832$25,680 down$28,750 $36,080 $55,250 --
1833down$24,060 $26,250 $39,060 $53,950 $92,950
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1834 With Mottodown$218,750 -- -- -- --
Classic Head
Classic Head Typedown$3,130 down$3,910 down$7,190 down$13,130 down$40,300
1834 No Mottodown$3,130 down$3,910 down$8,530 down$14,690 down$40,300
1835down$3,780 down$5,660 down$10,660 $20,150 $64,350
1836down$3,190 down$4,940 down$7,190 down$13,130 down$60,130
1837down$5,160 $8,090 $15,630 $33,440 $74,750
1838down$3,690 down$6,250 down$11,000 down$15,940 $45,180
1838 C$29,690 $34,690 $45,630 $70,880 --
1839down$9,940 $20,310 $27,110 -- --
1839 Cdown$25,310 $48,750 $63,050 -- --
1839 D$26,880 down$44,380 down$57,850 $93,750 --
1839 O$11,810 $23,440 $29,380 down$47,450 $92,950
Liberty Head
Liberty Head Typedown$537 down$549 down$582 down$660 down$900
1840$6,470 $8,530 $14,190 $30,550 --
1840 Cdown$12,060 down$15,930 $27,630 -- --
1840 D$42,250 $86,450 -- -- --
1840 O$9,660 $15,930 $27,950 -- --
1841 Pr Only-- -- -- -- --
1841 C$21,560 $29,380 -- -- --
1841 D$33,130 $43,550 $52,330 -- --
1842-- -- -- -- --
1842 C$30,550 $51,350 $76,050 $100,000 $120,250
1842 D$39,000 $68,250 -- -- --
1842 O$12,060 $15,930 $29,250 -- --
1843down$2,810 $3,910 $6,160 $20,350 --
1843 Cdown$8,250 down$12,060 down$22,190 $44,530 $57,850
1843 Ddown$7,940 down$15,630 $31,850 -- --
1843 O Sm. Datedown$2,130 down$3,560 $7,190 $18,850 --
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1843 O Lg. Datedown$8,910 down$18,440 $25,310 $29,380 --
1844$13,440 $18,750 -- -- --
1844 Cdown$15,810 $24,060 $48,750 -- --
1844 D$9,940 $12,440 $23,130 -- --
1845down$1,590 $2,780 down$4,220 $8,520 $18,440
1845 D$11,910 $25,030 $34,380 -- --
1845 O$24,690 $33,130 $44,380 -- --
1846down$5,530 $11,460 $21,880 -- --
1846 C$23,130 $26,980 down$45,830 down$56,880 --
1846 D$11,780 $15,600 $27,950 -- --
1846 D/D-- -- -- -- --
1846 Odown$6,440 $10,940 $21,450 $33,080 --
1847$4,060 $5,310 $13,650 -- --
1847 Cdown$6,190 down$7,940 $16,900 $22,100 --
1847 D$10,190 down$12,810 $24,380 $50,050 $85,630
1847 O$5,690 $8,940 $17,550 $24,640 --
1848$6,220 $8,940 down$19,830 -- --
1848 CAL.$98,130 down$118,950 down$133,250 $165,750 $208,000
1848 C$12,810 $19,830 -- -- --
1848 D$9,310 $12,310 $30,310 -- --
1849down$3,130 $4,470 $9,000 -- --
1849 Cdown$19,180 $48,130 $64,680 $78,980 $87,500
1849 D$19,310 $28,130 -- -- --
1850$1,230 down$2,340 $3,340 $7,810 $33,080
1850 Cdown$12,810 $23,130 -- -- --
1850 Ddown$16,580 $29,060 $48,130 -- --
1850 Odown$4,910 $7,720 $18,850 -- --
1851down$575 down$630 down$1,130 down$1,940 $6,720
1851 C$10,160 $21,450 $37,190 -- --
1851 D$13,750 $15,700 -- -- --
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1851 Odown$4,560 $6,630 $15,280 -- --
1852down$575 down$690 down$1,040 down$1,910 down$5,490
1852 C$17,940 $23,440 $35,630 -- --
1852 D$22,500 $32,180 -- -- --
1852 Odown$4,810 down$7,190 $12,030 -- --
1853down$569 down$600 down$860 down$1,500 down$4,440
1853 D$20,610 down$31,880 -- -- --
1854down$546 $700 down$1,220 down$2,780 $7,090
1854 Cdown$11,970 down$22,500 -- -- --
1854 D$39,380 $78,000 $94,250 $107,250 --
1854 Odown$2,960 down$5,040 $13,130 $19,500 --
1855down$569 $1,040 down$1,910 $3,610 down$11,540
1855 Cdown$17,500 down$27,310 $53,130 $70,850 $103,130
1855 D$46,200 -- -- -- --
1856down$569 down$840 $1,410 down$3,160 down$5,590
1856 C$13,440 $23,210 $26,560 -- --
1856 D$86,880 -- -- -- --
1856 O$10,410 down$36,250 -- -- --
1856 Sdown$4,860 down$8,940 $12,060 $14,060 down$33,150
1857down$569 down$790 $1,470 $3,220 down$7,510
1857 D$14,060 $23,210 $35,440 -- --
1857 Odown$5,530 down$7,440 $16,250 -- --
1857 Sdown$6,560 $10,210 down$21,450 down$51,880 --
1858down$1,410 $1,970 $3,710 down$6,700 --
1858 C$9,560 $13,460 $25,030 -- --
1859$1,970 $2,410 $3,540 $5,010 $12,810
1859 D$21,450 $46,560 -- -- --
1859 S$6,750 $9,820 $18,200 -- --
1860$1,440 $2,220 $3,480 $6,830 $12,320
1860 Cdown$16,940 $25,350 $29,250 -- --
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1860 S$4,560 $8,810 $18,530 $24,380 --
1861 TIdown$3,340 $4,190 $5,940 down$11,250 $14,630
1861 TIIdown$790 down$860 down$1,280 down$1,970 down$4,410
1861 Sdown$15,630 $24,060 -- -- --
1862down$4,590 down$6,440 down$11,190 down$26,560 --
1862/1$12,310 $17,750 $36,560 down$59,150 --
1862 Sdown$27,950 down$31,880 -- -- --
1863 S$20,610 -- -- -- --
1864-- -- -- -- --
1865-- -- -- -- --
1865 S$8,310 $13,560 down$25,630 down$37,050 --
1866$15,630 $19,060 $29,380 $42,250 $53,130
1866 S$8,750 $18,850 $27,950 -- --
1867$5,690 $6,440 $9,300 $20,310 $34,450
1867 Sdown$5,250 $10,220 $13,750 $24,050 --
1868down$3,350 $4,280 -- -- --
1868 Sdown$4,380 down$7,060 down$13,750 down$19,690 --
1869$4,060 down$5,000 $13,440 -- --
1869 Sdown$3,190 $6,560 $12,680 $17,190 $29,380
1870$4,690 $7,190 -- -- --
1870 S$5,690 $9,310 $15,810 down$26,880 --
1871down$2,060 $3,280 $5,160 down$9,340 $27,950
1871 S$2,660 down$2,970 $4,090 down$8,810 $17,880
1872down$5,310 down$11,060 down$15,600 -- --
1872 Sdown$4,280 down$7,810 $13,130 $16,560 --
1873 Closed 3down$569 down$680 down$1,090 down$1,480 down$4,490
1873 Open 3down$537 down$588 $920 down$1,110 down$4,410
1873 Sdown$2,340 $3,910 down$6,780 $15,410 down$33,440
1874down$2,410 $4,030 $6,440 $10,340 --
1875$32,810 $41,880 $46,880 $81,250 --
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1875 Sdown$4,160 $5,470 $7,630 $18,190 $24,120
1876down$3,560 down$6,090 $11,060 $12,940 $42,250
1876 Sdown$2,970 down$3,590 $13,460 down$25,630 --
1877$4,060 $4,810 $8,650 $18,130 --
1877 Sdown$730 down$980 down$2,500 down$4,160 $10,890
1878down$537 down$588 $660 down$860 down$2,440
1878 Sdown$569 down$770 down$1,030 down$3,250 down$10,730
1879down$537 down$588 down$670 down$1,040 down$3,580
1879 Sdown$2,060 $3,590 $6,190 $18,440 --
1880$1,690 down$2,380 $3,880 $7,030 $12,550
1881$13,440 down$17,190 $24,560 $32,810 --
1882down$1,470 $1,810 $2,810 down$5,490 down$12,290
1883down$5,340 $5,810 $7,440 $13,330 --
1884$1,970 $2,340 $3,590 $5,880 down$14,630
1885$5,940 $6,960 $9,460 $18,010 $21,450
1886$1,500 down$1,880 down$3,910 $7,250 $10,950
1887down$1,080 $1,210 down$1,590 $4,390 $13,650
1888down$537 down$690 down$1,000 down$1,720 $4,190
1889down$546 down$600 down$960 down$1,630 $6,440
1890down$680 $980 $1,630 $3,220 $9,300
1891down$537 $730 $1,310 down$2,310 $7,740
1892$1,280 $1,590 $2,220 down$4,060 down$8,810
1893down$537 down$564 down$680 down$940 down$1,530
1894$830 $1,220 down$1,780 $3,160 $5,590
1895$600 down$920 $1,440 $2,060 $4,310
1896down$537 down$564 $630 $1,030 $2,250
1897down$537 down$564 down$610 down$770 down$1,500
1898down$537 down$564 down$630 down$830 down$1,780
1899down$537 $570 $610 down$890 $1,590
1900down$537 down$558 down$582 down$660 down$900
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1901down$537 down$549 down$582 down$660 down$900
1902down$537 down$549 down$582 down$660 down$900
1903down$537 down$549 down$582 down$660 down$900
1904down$537 down$549 down$582 down$660 down$900
1905down$537 down$549 down$582 down$660 down$900
1906down$537 down$549 down$582 down$660 down$900
1907down$537 down$549 down$582 down$660 down$900

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