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 01/26/2023
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Capped Bust Right
Cap. Bust Right Type$36,400 $55,710 $99,450 $182,000 $472,500
1796 No Stars$450,000 down$1,206,250 down$1,406,250 $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 $55,710 $99,450 $224,250 $486,000
1804 13 Star Rev.$656,250
1804 14 Star Rev.$44,060 $61,880 $195,000
1805$36,400 $63,050 $143,000 $390,000
1806/4$63,380 $98,130 $128,380 $188,500
1806/5$143,750 $218,750
1807down$38,750 $59,150 $120,580 $182,000 $472,500
Capped Bust Left
1808 Cap. Bust Left$268,750 down$409,500 $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 $43,440 $56,550 $115,380
1829$30,810 $36,880 $54,060 $86,780 $124,880
1830$28,310 $33,130 $45,940 $72,480 $115,380
1831$27,060 $33,440 $43,440 $56,550 $143,000
1832$29,450 $34,380 $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 $300,000 $325,000
Classic Head
Classic Head Type$3,780 down$4,940 $8,910 $17,310 $48,750
1834 No Motto$3,780 down$4,940 $9,780 $18,440 $52,000
1835$4,220 $6,160 $12,030 $30,230 $69,230
1836$3,780 $4,970 $8,910 $18,440 $69,880
1837$6,470 $8,690 $14,190 $39,380 $83,530
1838$4,220 $6,440 $11,780 $17,310 $48,750
1838 C$29,690 $41,880 $55,310 $120,830
1839$14,810 $31,560 $38,350
1839 C$36,880 $61,430 $81,580
1839 D$35,940 $53,440 $72,350 $150,000
1839 O$17,810 $32,190 $48,130 $102,380 $134,550
Liberty Head
Liberty Head Typedown$630 down$640 down$770 down$810 down$1,120
1840$7,160 $9,090 $14,810 $32,180
1840 C$14,060 $18,010 $33,480
1840 D$61,430 $116,350
1840 O$11,560 $17,360 $30,550 $56,250 $60,000
1841 Pr Only
1841 C$24,560 $43,440
1841 D$45,440 $55,250 $67,280
1842$27,940 $40,950
1842 C$35,430 $53,950 $76,050 $100,000 $175,500
1842 D$49,730 $77,350
1842 O$13,190 $19,180 $31,850
1843$2,970 $4,660 down$7,720 $21,260
1843 C$9,280 $13,130 $24,380 $47,450 $70,850
1843 D$9,750 $17,190 $36,080
1843 O Sm. Date$2,660 $4,840 down$8,160 $26,650 $35,400
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1843 O Lg. Datedown$8,280 $23,130 $29,060 $35,940
1844$14,060 $19,380
1844 C$18,130 $27,190 $53,630
1844 D$11,840 $18,440 $28,440
1845$2,160 $3,220 down$5,220 $10,730 $20,310
1845 D$13,440 $31,850 $46,560 $77,350
1845 O$34,380 $54,060 $131,250
1846$5,840 $13,980 $28,440
1846 C$30,310 $36,080 $50,380 $61,880
1846 D$14,190 $21,780 $35,750
1846 D/D$30,940
1846 O$8,220 $15,000 $24,380 $32,740
1847$4,410 $5,910 $15,930 $23,080
1847 C$6,780 $8,970 $19,830 $28,280
1847 D$10,190 $14,060 $26,330 $55,250 $91,880
1847 O$8,280 $12,160 down$23,730 $37,380
1848$7,780 $9,590 $19,830 $30,630
1848 CAL.$118,440 $136,500 $188,500 $279,500 $325,000
1848 C$15,940 $21,450
1848 D$10,840 $21,060 $32,190
1849$3,590 $4,470 $9,650 $22,310
1849 C$20,480 $48,130 $64,680 $84,710 $103,130
1849 D$21,780 $30,440
1850$1,310 $2,660 $4,030 $10,530 $33,080
1850 C$15,540 $29,060 $41,560
1850 D$22,560 $32,190 $54,690
1850 O$6,090 down$11,560 $29,580 $52,190
1851$780 $880 $1,220 $2,220 down$8,090
1851 C$10,590 $23,210 $39,380 $70,940
1851 D$20,630 $32,180 $43,440 $64,060 $94,200
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1851 O$5,910 $7,440 $17,230 $34,060
1852down$770 down$840 down$1,160 $2,280 down$6,210
1852 C$21,560 $26,560 $40,940
1852 D$27,190 $38,350 $48,130 $74,380
1852 O$5,720 $9,030 $14,630
1853down$890 down$960 down$1,160 down$1,810 $4,840
1853 D$23,860 $35,940
1854down$840 down$960 down$1,410 down$2,970 down$7,640
1854 C$16,560 $32,810 $72,810
1854 D$41,560 $78,000 $100,750 $113,750
1854 O$3,480 $6,080 $19,810 $27,950
1855down$970 down$1,310 down$2,220 $3,350 down$14,110
1855 C$21,690 $30,310 $55,440 $74,430 $110,940
1855 D$58,500 $74,380 $103,130
1856down$840 down$940 down$1,470 $3,310 down$7,030
1856 C$15,810 $26,000 $30,630
1856 D$150,000 $190,630
1856 O$12,220 $43,130
1856 S$5,670 $8,940 $15,310 $19,190 $42,580
1857down$810 down$1,080 down$1,720 down$3,340 down$8,420
1857 D$17,310 $25,680 $41,880
1857 O$6,590 $8,690 $18,530 $30,630
1857 S$6,690 $10,300 $22,430 $54,060
1858down$1,500 down$2,280 down$4,060 down$7,250 down$11,470
1858 C$10,840 $17,230 $29,060
1859$2,060 $2,470 down$4,880 down$6,790 down$15,280
1859 D$32,180 $85,630
1859 S$7,280 $11,020 $21,260 $37,050
1860down$1,940 down$2,560 down$4,580 down$10,340 down$15,150
1860 C$18,310 $23,080 $32,180
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1860 S$6,160 $9,650 $23,210 $33,480
1861 TI$3,940 $4,590 $6,410 $11,560 $21,780
1861 TII$940 $1,000 $1,380 $2,060 down$4,970
1861 S$20,310 $35,940
1862$4,590 $6,310 $11,190 $25,310
1862/1$14,380 $19,180 $36,560 $67,280
1862 S$30,880 $39,060
1863 S$24,380 $29,380 $71,880
1864
1865
1865 S$8,310 $16,560 $35,310 $60,450
1866$19,560 $22,940 $32,810 $46,610 $59,060
1866 S$10,530 $21,260 $31,530
1867down$7,560 $9,090 $11,840 $24,380 $41,280
1867 S$6,160 $10,220 $16,060 $24,050
1868down$4,580 $6,660 $12,060 $18,440
1868 S$4,970 $7,810 $15,310 $21,690
1869down$4,780 $5,780 $13,130 $24,380
1869 S$3,280 $6,560 $15,410 $20,310 $33,440
1870$6,190 $7,720 $12,940 $19,060 $37,500
1870 S$6,780 $11,090 $17,500 $34,380
1871$2,060 $3,280 $5,340 $9,340 $27,950
1871 S$2,940 $3,280 $4,590 $8,910 $20,350
1872$5,310 $11,060 $15,600
1872 S$4,280 $8,530 $12,060 $16,250
1873 Closed 3$790 $880 $1,090 $1,480 $4,710
1873 Open 3$690 $760 $940 $1,190 $4,410
1873 S$2,340 $3,910 $6,090 $15,410 $33,440
1874$2,410 $4,030 $6,440 $10,340
1875$45,630 $64,060 $78,440 $98,130
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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$2,940 $4,530 $13,460 $25,630
1877$4,060 $4,810 $8,650 $18,130
1877 S$840 $1,060 $2,500 $4,160 $10,890
1878$690 $760 $900 $940 $2,690
1878 S$730 $810 $1,030 $3,280 $10,730
1879$670 $760 $900 $1,040 $3,410
1879 S$2,060 $3,590 $6,190 $18,440
1880$1,690 $2,380 $3,880 down$8,030 $12,550
1881$13,440 $17,500 $25,310 $32,810
1882$1,470 $1,810 $2,810 $5,530 $13,980
1883down$5,470 $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 $1,970 $4,090 $7,250 $10,950
1887$1,160 $1,210 $1,660 $4,360 $13,650
1888$690 $760 $1,000 $1,720 $4,450
1889$700 $760 $960 $1,910 $6,860
1890$700 $980 $1,780 $3,220 down$10,890
1891$690 $1,030 $1,310 $2,560 $7,440
1892$1,280 $1,970 $2,410 down$4,440 $9,520
1893$690 $730 $900 $940 $1,530
1894$830 $1,220 $1,780 $3,220 $5,590
1895$700 $920 $1,440 $2,160 $4,690
1896down$630 down$650 $830 $1,030 $2,250
1897down$630 down$650 down$770 down$1,000 $1,660
1898down$630 down$650 down$770 $1,030 $1,780
1899down$630 down$650 down$770 $930 $1,590
1900down$630 down$650 down$770 down$810 down$1,120
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1901down$630 down$640 down$770 down$810 down$1,120
1902down$630 down$640 down$770 down$810 down$1,120
1903down$630 down$640 down$770 down$810 down$1,120
1904down$630 down$640 down$770 down$810 down$1,120
1905down$630 down$640 down$770 down$810 down$1,120
1906down$630 down$640 down$770 down$810 down$1,120
1907down$630 down$640 down$770 down$810 down$1,120

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