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 05/20/2022
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Capped Bust Right
Cap. Bust Right Type$37,050 $55,580 down$99,450 down$182,000 $472,500
1796 No Stars$450,000 $1,250,000 $1,531,250 $1,787,500 $2,396,250
1796 Stars$287,500 $418,750 $481,250 $747,500 $1,653,750
1797$243,750 $300,000 $343,750 $552,500 $1,012,500
1798$110,630 $136,500 $162,500 $240,500 $722,250
1802/1$35,630 $55,580 $99,450 down$224,250 $486,000
1804 13 Star Rev.$656,250
1804 14 Star Rev.$47,190 $61,880 $195,000
1805$40,950 $63,050 $143,000 $390,000
1806/4$56,880 $98,130 $128,380 $188,500
1806/5$143,750 $218,750
1807$39,380 $59,150 down$120,580 down$182,000 $472,500
Capped Bust Left
1808 Cap. Bust Left$268,750 $338,000 $593,750 $780,000 $2,632,500
Capped Head Large
Cap. Head Lg.Type$41,880 $55,940 $83,850 $125,450 $195,750
1821$51,880 $61,880 $105,630 $201,500 $371,250
1824/1$43,130 $68,440 $94,250 $128,050
1825$41,880 $55,940 $87,750 $136,500 $195,750
1826/5$78,130 $108,130
1827$44,380 $64,690 $83,850 $125,450 $204,530
Capped Head Small
Cap. Head Sm. Type$27,060 $33,130 down$43,440 $56,550 $112,450
1829$30,810 $36,880 $54,060 $83,850 $124,880
1830$28,310 $33,130 $45,630 $72,480 $112,450
1831$27,060 $33,440 $43,440 $56,550 $143,000
1832$29,450 $34,380 down$50,380 $70,850 $208,000
1833$30,630 $36,880 $49,380 $69,550 $116,350
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1834 With Motto$268,750 $312,500
Classic Head
Classic Head Typedown$3,720 down$4,910 down$8,910 down$17,310 down$48,750
1834 No Mottodown$3,720 down$5,160 down$9,780 down$18,440 down$50,380
1835down$4,220 down$6,160 down$12,030 down$25,550 down$69,230
1836down$3,780 down$4,910 down$8,910 down$17,810 down$66,950
1837down$6,470 down$8,690 down$14,190 down$39,380 down$79,630
1838down$4,220 $6,440 down$11,590 down$17,310 down$48,750
1838 C$29,690 down$41,880 down$55,310 down$88,090
1839down$14,810 down$28,310 down$37,380
1839 Cdown$36,880 down$58,310 down$81,580
1839 Ddown$32,810 down$53,440 down$72,350 down$115,630
1839 Odown$17,810 down$30,940 down$48,130 down$73,130 down$108,550
Liberty Head
Liberty Head Typedown$670 down$700 down$850 down$900 down$1,150
1840$6,470 $8,530 $14,190 $30,550
1840 Cdown$14,060 down$18,010 down$33,480
1840 Ddown$54,280 $86,450
1840 O$10,660 $17,360 $27,950
1841 Pr Only
1841 Cdown$24,560 down$33,440
1841 Ddown$39,060 down$49,730 down$63,380
1842
1842 Cdown$35,430 down$53,950 $76,050 $100,000 down$175,500
1842 Ddown$47,780 down$77,350
1842 Odown$13,190 down$19,180 down$31,850
1843$2,810 $3,910 $6,160 $19,830
1843 Cdown$9,280 down$13,130 down$24,380 down$46,350 down$63,380
1843 Ddown$9,590 down$17,190 down$36,080
1843 O Sm. Date$2,660 down$4,840 down$7,970 down$26,650 down$35,400
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1843 O Lg. Date$8,910 down$23,130 down$29,060 down$35,940
1844$13,440 $18,750
1844 Cdown$18,130 down$27,190 down$53,630
1844 D$9,940 $12,440 $23,130
1845$1,590 $2,780 $4,220 $8,520 $18,440
1845 D$11,910 $25,030 $34,380
1845 O$24,690 $40,630 $120,630
1846$5,530 $12,420 $25,630
1846 C$28,130 $34,130 $45,830 $56,880
1846 D$14,190 $21,780 $35,750
1846 D/D$28,130
1846 O$6,440 $10,940 $21,450 $33,080
1847$4,060 $5,310 $13,650
1847 C$6,190 $7,940 $16,900 $24,250
1847 D$10,190 $14,060 $26,330 $55,250 $91,880
1847 O$6,840 $9,530 $17,550 $24,640
1848$6,780 $8,940 $19,830
1848 CAL.$109,060 $136,500 $169,000 $201,500 $234,000
1848 C$12,810 $19,830
1848 D$10,780 $15,440 $32,190
1849$3,130 $4,470 $9,000 $20,940
1849 C$19,180 $48,130 $64,680 $78,980 $87,500
1849 D$21,780 $30,440
1850$1,190 $2,340 $3,560 $7,810 $33,080
1850 C$12,810 $24,380
1850 D$22,560 $32,190 $54,690
1850 O$4,910 $7,720 $18,850
1851down$780 down$840 $1,130 down$2,310 $6,720
1851 C$10,310 $21,450 $37,190
1851 D$20,630 $32,180 $43,440 $61,500 $94,200
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1851 Odown$5,720 $7,280 $15,280
1852$740 $780 $1,040 $2,280 $5,490
1852 C$17,940 $23,440 $35,630
1852 D$27,190 $38,350 $48,130 $74,380
1852 O$4,810 $7,190 $12,810
1853$740 down$840 down$940 $1,500 $4,840
1853 D$23,730 $35,940
1854$710 $770 $1,220 $2,780 $7,310
1854 C$11,970 $25,440 $60,630
1854 D$41,560 $78,000 $100,750 $113,750
1854 O$2,960 $5,530 $15,630 $21,910
1855$740 down$1,220 $1,910 $3,540 $11,540
1855 C$17,500 $27,810 $53,130 $70,850 $103,130
1855 D$58,500 $74,380 $103,130
1856$740 $840 $1,410 $3,220 $5,590
1856 C$14,810 $23,210 $26,880
1856 D$104,380 $156,250
1856 O$12,220 $43,130
1856 S$4,620 $8,940 $12,060 $14,810 $33,150
1857$740 $810 $1,560 $3,190 down$8,090
1857 D$14,060 $23,210 $35,440
1857 O$5,530 $7,660 $16,250
1857 S$6,690 $10,300 $21,450 $51,880
1858$1,410 $1,970 $3,710 $6,700
1858 C$9,560 $14,950 $25,030
1859$2,060 $2,470 $3,540 $5,010 $12,810
1859 D$29,250 $46,560
1859 S$6,750 $9,820 $18,200
1860$1,440 $2,220 $3,480 $6,920 $12,320
1860 C$16,940 $24,700 $29,250
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1860 S$4,560 $8,810 $18,530 $24,380
1861 TI$3,940 $4,590 $6,410 $11,560 $16,250
1861 TIIdown$830 down$910 down$1,380 $1,970 $4,410
1861 S$16,060 $24,060
1862$4,590 down$6,410 $11,190 $25,310
1862/1$12,310 $17,550 $36,560 $59,150
1862 S$29,060 $33,130
1863 S$20,610
1864
1865
1865 S$8,310 $13,560 $25,630 $37,050
1866$15,630 $19,060 $29,380 $42,250 $53,130
1866 S$8,750 $18,850 $27,950
1867$6,590 $7,440 $9,780 $20,310 $34,450
1867 S$5,780 $9,810 $13,750 $24,050
1868$3,800 $4,810
1868 S$4,380 $7,500 $15,310 $20,630
1869$4,410 $5,000 $13,130
1869 S$3,190 $6,560 $12,680 $17,190 $29,380
1870$4,690 $7,190
1870 S$5,690 $9,310 $15,810 $26,880
1871$2,060 $3,280 $5,160 $9,340 $27,950
1871 S$2,780 $3,030 $4,090 $8,810 $17,880
1872$5,310 $11,060 $15,600
1872 S$4,280 $8,530 $13,130 $16,250
1873 Closed 3down$730 down$760 $1,090 $1,480 $4,710
1873 Open 3down$690 down$760 down$940 down$1,190 $4,410
1873 S$2,340 $3,910 $6,310 $15,410 $33,440
1874$2,410 $4,030 $6,440 $10,340
1875$32,810 $41,880 $46,880 $81,250
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1875 S$4,160 $5,470 $7,630 $18,190 $24,120
1876$3,560 $6,160 $11,060 $14,690 $42,250
1876 S$2,970 $4,160 $13,460 $25,630
1877$4,060 $4,810 $8,650 $18,130
1877 Sdown$840 $1,060 $2,500 $4,160 $10,890
1878down$690 down$760 $900 $940 down$2,660
1878 Sdown$730 down$810 $1,030 $3,280 $10,730
1879down$690 down$760 $900 $1,040 $3,580
1879 S$2,060 $3,590 $6,190 $18,440
1880$1,690 $2,380 $3,880 $7,030 $12,550
1881$13,440 $17,500 $25,310 $32,810
1882$1,470 $1,810 $2,810 $5,490 $13,850
1883$5,340 $5,810 $7,440 $13,330
1884$1,970 $2,340 $3,590 $5,880 $14,630
1885$5,940 $6,960 $9,460 $18,010 $21,450
1886$1,560 $1,880 $3,910 $7,250 $10,950
1887down$1,160 $1,210 down$1,660 $4,360 $13,650
1888down$690 down$760 $1,000 $1,720 $4,450
1889down$700 down$760 $960 $1,630 $6,860
1890down$700 $980 down$1,780 $3,220 $10,600
1891down$690 down$1,030 $1,310 $2,530 $7,440
1892$1,280 $1,970 $2,410 $4,410 $8,810
1893down$690 down$730 $900 $940 $1,530
1894$830 $1,220 $1,780 $3,190 $5,590
1895down$700 $920 $1,440 $2,160 $4,310
1896down$670 down$710 down$850 $1,030 $2,250
1897down$670 down$710 down$850 $930 down$1,660
1898down$670 down$710 down$850 down$1,030 $1,780
1899down$670 down$710 down$850 $930 $1,590
1900down$670 down$710 down$850 down$900 down$1,150
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1901down$670 down$700 down$850 down$900 down$1,150
1902down$670 down$700 down$850 down$900 down$1,150
1903down$670 down$700 down$850 down$900 down$1,150
1904down$670 down$700 down$850 down$900 down$1,150
1905down$670 down$700 down$850 down$900 down$1,150
1906down$670 down$700 down$850 down$900 down$1,150
1907down$670 down$700 down$850 down$900 down$1,150

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