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$2.5 Classic Quarter Eagle

$2.5 Classic Quarter Eagle

  • 1834 $2.50 Classic Classic Quarter Eagle NGC AU58
    1834 $2.50 Classic Classic Quarter Eagle NGC AU58
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 759032023

    1834 $2.50 Classic Classic Quarter Eagle NGC AU58

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  • 1834 $2.50 Classic Classic Quarter Eagle NGC AU58
    1834 $2.50 Classic Classic Quarter Eagle NGC AU58
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 759032024

    1834 $2.50 Classic Classic Quarter Eagle NGC AU58

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  • 1834 $2.50 Classic Quarter Eagle NGC AU58
    1834 $2.50 Classic Quarter Eagle NGC AU58
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 517125011

    1834 $2.50 Classic Quarter Eagle NGC AU58

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  • 1836 $2.50 Script 8 Classic Quarter Eagle NGC AU55
    1836 $2.50 Script 8 Classic Quarter Eagle NGC AU55
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 517125017

    1836 $2.50 Script 8 Classic Quarter Eagle NGC AU55

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  • 1836 $2.50 Script 8 Classic Quarter Eagle NGC AU53
    1836 $2.50 Script 8 Classic Quarter Eagle NGC AU53
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 517125016

    1836 $2.50 Script 8 Classic Quarter Eagle NGC AU53

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  • 1836 $2.50 Script 8 Classic Quarter Eagle NGC AU55
    1836 $2.50 Script 8 Classic Quarter Eagle NGC AU55
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 517125019

    1836 $2.50 Script 8 Classic Quarter Eagle NGC AU55

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  • 1836 $2.50 Script 8 Classic Quarter Eagle NGC AU55
    1836 $2.50 Script 8 Classic Quarter Eagle NGC AU55
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 517125018

    1836 $2.50 Script 8 Classic Quarter Eagle NGC AU55

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  • 1838 $2.50 Classic Quarter Eagle NGC AU53
    1838 $2.50 Classic Quarter Eagle NGC AU53
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 517125022

    1838 $2.50 Classic Quarter Eagle NGC AU53

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$2.50 Classic Head Gold Quarter Eagle

William Kneass designed the new $2.50 Gold Liberty Quarter Eagle. The coin depicted a more matronly Miss Liberty, facing left, surrounded by 13 six-pointed stars on the obverse with the date centered below her.

The reverse was the exact same reverse as used previously on the Capped Head Quarter Eagle design, except that the scroll, upon which “E PLURIBUS UNUM” was inscribed, was now missing. It still displayed the American eagle with upturned spread wings remains the central device while the eagle is surrounded by “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA” and below her is the denomination “2 ½ D.”

The new design had a reduced diameter from 20 millimeters to 18.2 millimeters. The weight of the coin was also reduced from 4.27 grams to 4.18 grams.

Prior to this issue, the fineness of US gold coins was .9167. This meant with the rising price of gold and the current gold to silver ratio increased to 16:1, meaning one could purchase 16 ounces of silver for each ounce of gold that they held. In Europe, the ratio remained at 15:1 so many contemporary US Gold coins were melted. Jackson reduced the specie fineness from .9167 to .8992.

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