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Gold Quarter Eagles  1796 - 1929

0.121oz Gold |  $147.43

Overview

The US Quarter Eagle was authorized by the Coinage Act of 1792 and was minted from 1796 until 1929. Deriving from the base US $10 Gold Eagle, quarter-eagles have a face-value of $2.50.


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Gold Quarter Eagles History & Details

Gold Quarter Eagles weigh almost 1/8 of an ounce of pure gold, yielding their $2.50 face-value while the US was on the gold standard. It is interesting to observe that the bullion value of a quarter-eagle today exceeds $100.


Liberty Head (Coronet) Gold Quarter Eagle

The $2.50 Liberty Head Quarter Eagle was produced, almost completely unchanged, from 1840 to 1907. Across this span, many interesting rarities and varieties exist, making the Libery Head Quarter Eagle one of the most active series for collectors.

Obverse

Liberty Head (Coronet) Gold Quarter Eagle obverse

Reverse

Liberty Head (Coronet) Gold Quarter Eagle reverse


Indian Head Gold Quarter Eagle

The $2.5 Indian Head Gold Quarter Eagle was the last quarter eagle issue, termining in 1933. The design is noteworthy, along with the Indian Head Half Eagle, for having the main design elements inset below the coin's primary surface rather than raised above it.

Obverse

Indian Head Gold Quarter Eagle obverse

Reverse

Indian Head Gold Quarter Eagle reverse