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 10/26/2021
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Capped Bust Right
Cap. Bust Right Typedown$37,050 down$55,580 down$95,550 down$175,500 down$472,500
1796 No Starsdown$450,000 down$531,250 down$668,750 down$1,235,000 down$2,112,750
1796 Starsdown$287,500 down$418,750 down$481,250 down$747,500 down$1,653,750
1797down$243,750 down$300,000 down$343,750 down$552,500 down$1,012,500
1798down$110,630 down$136,500 down$162,500 down$240,500 down$722,250
1802/1down$35,630 down$55,580 down$99,450 down$240,500 down$486,000
1804 13 Star Rev.down$656,250
1804 14 Star Rev.down$47,190 down$61,880 down$195,000
1805down$40,950 down$68,250 down$143,000 down$390,000
1806/4down$56,880 down$98,130 down$128,380 down$188,500
1806/5down$143,750 down$218,750
1807down$39,380 down$63,050 down$95,550 down$175,500 down$472,500
Capped Bust Left
1808 Cap. Bust Leftdown$268,750 down$338,000 down$593,750 $780,000 $2,632,500
Capped Head Large
Cap. Head Lg.Type$32,940 $46,880 $68,250 $105,300 $155,250
1821$39,380 $50,000 $70,850 $105,300
1824/1$32,940 $53,130 $79,950 $109,850
1825$33,130 $46,880 $70,850 $113,750 $155,250
1826/5$66,880 $79,380
1827$36,880 $46,880 $68,250 $110,500 $168,750
Capped Head Small
Cap. Head Sm. Type$22,060 $26,250 $35,630 $49,730 $92,950
1829$23,130 $31,560 $39,380 $64,350 $104,630
1830$24,380 $28,310 $37,190 $49,730 $94,250
1831$22,060 $29,380 $35,630 $50,050 down$121,550
1832$25,680 $30,630 $37,050 $55,250 $208,000
1833$24,060 $26,250 $39,060 $53,950 $92,950
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1834 With Motto$218,750
Classic Head
Classic Head Type$3,130 down$4,060 $7,280 $13,130 $40,300
1834 No Motto$3,130 down$4,060 $8,940 $13,130 $40,300
1835$3,780 $5,660 $11,810 $20,150 $64,350
1836$3,310 $4,440 $7,280 $13,130 $60,130
1837$5,160 $8,090 down$13,130 $33,440 $74,750
1838$3,690 $6,440 $11,000 $15,940 $45,180
1838 C$29,690 $34,690 $52,190 $75,940
1839$9,940 $20,310 $27,110
1839 C$25,310 $55,250 $70,850
1839 D$26,880 $44,380 $57,850 $93,750
1839 O$12,940 $23,440 $29,380 $47,450 $92,950
Liberty Head
Liberty Head Typedown$610 $630 down$720 down$890 down$1,020
1840$6,470 $8,530 $14,190 $30,550
1840 C$12,060 $16,450 $27,630
1840 D$42,250 $86,450
1840 Odown$10,660 $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
1843$2,810 $3,910 $6,160 $20,350
1843 C$8,250 $12,060 $22,190 $44,850 $57,850
1843 D$7,940 $15,630 $31,850
1843 O Sm. Datedown$2,660 $3,560 $7,190 $18,850
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1843 O Lg. Date$8,910 $18,440 $25,310 $29,380
1844$13,440 $18,750
1844 C$15,810 $23,130 $48,750
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 down$12,420 $21,880
1846 C$23,130 $26,980 $45,830 $56,880
1846 D$11,780 $15,600 $27,950
1846 D/D
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 $12,810 $24,380 $50,050 $85,630
1847 O$5,690 $8,940 $17,550 $24,640
1848$6,220 $8,940 $19,830
1848 CAL.$98,130 $120,250 $133,250 $165,750 $208,000
1848 C$12,810 $19,830
1848 D$9,310 $12,310 $30,310
1849$3,130 $4,470 $9,000 $20,940
1849 C$19,180 $48,130 $64,680 $78,980 $87,500
1849 D$19,310 $28,130
1850$1,190 $2,340 $3,560 $7,810 $33,080
1850 C$12,810 $24,380
1850 D$16,580 $29,060 $48,130
1850 O$4,910 $7,720 $18,850
1851$640 $680 $1,130 $1,940 $6,720
1851 C$10,310 $21,450 $37,190
1851 D$13,750 $15,700
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1851 O$4,560 $7,280 $15,280
1852$640 $780 $1,040 $1,910 $5,490
1852 C$17,940 $23,440 $35,630
1852 D$22,500 $32,180
1852 O$4,810 $7,190 $12,030
1853$660 $710 $860 $1,500 $4,440
1853 D$20,610 $31,880
1854down$620 $700 $1,220 $2,780 $7,090
1854 C$11,970 $25,440 $60,630
1854 D$39,380 $78,000 $94,250 $107,250
1854 O$2,960 $5,530 $15,630 $21,910
1855$700 $1,040 $1,910 $3,610 $11,540
1855 C$17,500 $27,810 $53,130 $70,850 $103,130
1855 D$46,200
1856$640 $840 $1,410 $3,220 $5,590
1856 C$13,440 $23,210 $26,880
1856 D$86,880
1856 O$10,410 $36,250
1856 S$4,620 $8,940 $12,060 $14,810 $33,150
1857$640 $810 down$1,560 $3,220 $7,510
1857 D$14,060 $23,210 $35,440
1857 O$5,530 $7,660 $16,250
1857 S$6,690 down$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 $2,410 $3,540 $5,010 $12,810
1859 Ddown$29,250 $46,560
1859 S$6,750 $9,820 $18,200
1860$1,440 $2,220 $3,480 $6,830 $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$3,340 $4,560 $6,410 $11,560 $16,250
1861 TII$790 $860 $1,280 $1,970 $4,410
1861 S$16,060 $24,060
1862$4,590 $6,250 $11,190 $25,310
1862/1$12,310 $17,550 $36,560 $59,150
1862 S$28,930 $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$3,350 $4,280
1868 S$4,380 $7,500 $15,310 $20,630
1869$4,220 $5,000 down$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$2,660 $2,970 $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 3$640 $680 $1,090 $1,480 $4,490
1873 Open 3down$610 down$670 $920 $1,110 $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 $12,940 $42,250
1876 S$2,970 $4,160 $13,460 $25,630
1877$4,060 $4,810 $8,650 $18,130
1877 S$730 $980 $2,500 $4,160 $10,890
1878down$610 down$670 $750 down$890 $2,440
1878 S$640 $770 $1,030 $3,280 $10,730
1879down$610 down$670 $750 $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
1887$1,080 $1,210 $1,590 $4,390 $13,650
1888down$610 $690 $1,000 $1,720 $4,450
1889down$620 down$670 $960 $1,630 $6,440
1890$680 $980 $1,630 $3,220 $10,170
1891down$610 $730 $1,310 down$2,530 $7,440
1892$1,280 $1,780 down$2,410 down$4,410 $8,810
1893down$610 $640 $750 $940 $1,530
1894$830 $1,220 $1,780 $3,190 $5,590
1895down$620 $920 $1,440 down$2,160 $4,310
1896down$610 $640 down$720 $1,030 $2,250
1897down$610 $640 down$720 down$890 $1,500
1898down$610 $640 down$720 down$890 $1,780
1899down$610 $640 down$720 $890 $1,590
1900down$610 $640 down$720 down$890 down$1,020
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1901down$610 $630 down$720 down$890 down$1,020
1902down$610 $630 down$720 down$890 down$1,020
1903down$610 $630 down$720 down$890 down$1,020
1904down$610 $630 down$720 down$890 down$1,020
1905down$610 $630 down$720 down$890 down$1,020
1906down$610 $630 down$720 down$890 down$1,020
1907down$610 $630 down$720 down$890 down$1,020

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