Quarter Eagle ($2.50)


The quarter eagle is a coin that was issued by the United States Treasury with a denomination of two dollars and fifty cents. Its name was established in the Coinage Act of 1792,  and it derived from the US ten-dollar gold eagle coin.

Designed by Christian Gobrecht in 1840, the Liberty Quarter eagle holds the distinction of keeping the same design for the longest time in American history: thirty-three years. The famous design of the Saint-Gaudens eagle is actually only a modification of the original by Gobrecht featured on this coin. The obverse features the bust of Miss Liberty wearing a coronet inscribed with "Liberty", facing to the the left. She is also surrounded by thirteen stars The reverse design features a bald eagle in flight clutching an olive branch and arrows. It has a shield emblazoned on its chest and is surrounded by "The United States Of America." This coin was graded Mint State 64.

1925 D Indian Gold Quarter Eagle 250 NGC MS64+ PQ Rare Plus Grade Coin
1925 D Indian Gold Quarter Eagle 250 NGC MS64+ PQ Rare Plus Grade Coin
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$1,160.90
1843 O Large Date Liberty Gold Quarter Eagle 250 NGC XF45 1225 Value
1843 O Large Date Liberty Gold Quarter Eagle 250 NGC XF45 1225 Value
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$1,019.90
1879 S Liberty Gold Quarter Eagle 250 NGC Uncirculated MS UNC Rare Date
1879 S Liberty Gold Quarter Eagle 250 NGC Uncirculated MS UNC Rare Date
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$653.30
1879 S Liberty Gold Quarter Eagle 250 NGC Uncirculated MS UNC Rare Date
1879 S Liberty Gold Quarter Eagle 250 NGC Uncirculated MS UNC Rare Date
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$737.90
1835 25 Classic Head Gold Quarter Eagle PCGS VF30 Moderate Wear w Even Color
1835 25 Classic Head Gold Quarter Eagle PCGS VF30 Moderate Wear w Even Color
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$749.95
1927 25 Indian Head Gold Quarter Eagle PCGS MS64 Retained Die Cud Mint Error
1927 25 Indian Head Gold Quarter Eagle PCGS MS64 Retained Die Cud Mint Error
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$1,999.95
1913 INDIAN QUARTER EAGLE GRADED MS 61 BY NGC NUMISMEDIA VALUE   560
1913 INDIAN QUARTER EAGLE GRADED MS 61 BY NGC NUMISMEDIA VALUE 560
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$465.00
1905 Liberty Head Gold Quarter Eagle Choice BU 12094oz pure gold
1905 Liberty Head Gold Quarter Eagle Choice BU 12094oz pure gold
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$503.10
1915 25 Quarter Eagle Gold US Indian NICE STRIKE From Massive Estate Hoard
1915 25 Quarter Eagle Gold US Indian NICE STRIKE From Massive Estate Hoard
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$300.00
1836 Classic Gold Quarter Eagle 250 Block 8 NGC AU Details Rare Coin
1836 Classic Gold Quarter Eagle 250 Block 8 NGC AU Details Rare Coin
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$794.30
1925 D Indian Gold Quarter Eagle 250 PCGS Genuine Rare MS BU Coin
1925 D Indian Gold Quarter Eagle 250 PCGS Genuine Rare MS BU Coin
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$437.10
1926 Indian Gold Quarter Eagle 250 NGC Uncirculated Rare BU MS UNC Coin
1926 Indian Gold Quarter Eagle 250 NGC Uncirculated Rare BU MS UNC Coin
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$408.90
1912 250 Indian Quarter Eagle Gold Coin ANACS MS 61
1912 250 Indian Quarter Eagle Gold Coin ANACS MS 61
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$515.00
1913 250 Indian Quarter Eagle Gold Coin ANACS MS 60 Details Cleaned
1913 250 Indian Quarter Eagle Gold Coin ANACS MS 60 Details Cleaned
Latest Price:
$445.00
1913 Gold 250 Quarter Eagle NGC MS 62
1913 Gold 250 Quarter Eagle NGC MS 62
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$611.99
1915 250 Indian Quarter Eagle Gold Coin ANACS AU 50
1915 250 Indian Quarter Eagle Gold Coin ANACS AU 50
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$410.00
1915 25 GOLD INDIAN QUARTER EAGLE MS62 PCGS
1915 25 GOLD INDIAN QUARTER EAGLE MS62 PCGS
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$499.56
1915 250 Indian Quarter Eagle Gold Coin ANACS AU 53
1915 250 Indian Quarter Eagle Gold Coin ANACS AU 53
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$415.00
1915 250 Indian Quarter Eagle Gold Coin ANACS AU 58 Details Cleaned
1915 250 Indian Quarter Eagle Gold Coin ANACS AU 58 Details Cleaned
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$435.00
1925 D Indian Gold Quarter Eagle 250 Certified NGC MS64+ PQ Plus Grade
1925 D Indian Gold Quarter Eagle 250 Certified NGC MS64+ PQ Plus Grade
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$1,076.30
1844 D Liberty Gold Quarter Eagle 250 NGC VF Dets Rare Dahlonega Gold Coin
1844 D Liberty Gold Quarter Eagle 250 NGC VF Dets Rare Dahlonega Gold Coin
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$1,283.10
1925 D 250 Indian Quarter Eagle Gold Coin ANACS AU 58 Details Cleaned
1925 D 250 Indian Quarter Eagle Gold Coin ANACS AU 58 Details Cleaned
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$435.00
1925 D 250 Indian Quarter Eagle Gold Coin ANACS MS 60
1925 D 250 Indian Quarter Eagle Gold Coin ANACS MS 60
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$475.00
1925 D 250 Indian Quarter Eagle Gold Coin ANACS MS 61
1925 D 250 Indian Quarter Eagle Gold Coin ANACS MS 61
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$515.00
1926 250 Indian Quarter Eagle Gold Coin ANACS AU 50 Details Polished
1926 250 Indian Quarter Eagle Gold Coin ANACS AU 50 Details Polished
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$410.00
1870 S 25 QUARTER EAGLE EXTRA FINE VERY SCARCE IN ALL GRADES LOW 16K MINTAGE
1870 S 25 QUARTER EAGLE EXTRA FINE VERY SCARCE IN ALL GRADES LOW 16K MINTAGE
Latest Price:
$715.00
1925 D INDIAN HEAD GOLD QUARTER EAGLE 250 COIN
1925 D INDIAN HEAD GOLD QUARTER EAGLE 250 COIN
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$395.00
1928 US 25 Indian Head Quarter Eagle Gold Coin in 14k YG Diamond Ring Bezel
1928 US 25 Indian Head Quarter Eagle Gold Coin in 14k YG Diamond Ring Bezel
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$1,995.00
1843 D 25 Quarter Eagle PCGS F12 CAC Very High End for the Grade Rare Coin
1843 D 25 Quarter Eagle PCGS F12 CAC Very High End for the Grade Rare Coin
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$1,585.00
1915 250 Gold Indian Head Quarter Eagle Colorized
1915 250 Gold Indian Head Quarter Eagle Colorized
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$319.00
USA Gold Quarter Eagle 250 1837  NGC AU 53
USA Gold Quarter Eagle 250 1837 NGC AU 53
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$2,199.99
1927 250 Indian Quarter Eagle Gold Coin ANACS EF 45
1927 250 Indian Quarter Eagle Gold Coin ANACS EF 45
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$375.00
1928 250 Indian Quarter Eagle Gold Coin ANACS AU 58 Details Cleaned
1928 250 Indian Quarter Eagle Gold Coin ANACS AU 58 Details Cleaned
Latest Price:
$435.00
1887 25 Liberty Quarter Eagle NGC MS61 Flashy  PQ Super Scarce Date
1887 25 Liberty Quarter Eagle NGC MS61 Flashy PQ Super Scarce Date
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$1,075.00
1928 250 Indian Quarter Eagle Gold Coin ANACS MS 60 Details Scratched
1928 250 Indian Quarter Eagle Gold Coin ANACS MS 60 Details Scratched
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$475.00
1853 Liberty Head Quarter Eagle 250 Gold Coin AU 53 Details Cleaned
1853 Liberty Head Quarter Eagle 250 Gold Coin AU 53 Details Cleaned
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$450.00
1902 Liberty Head Quarter Eagle 250 Gold Coin ANACS MS 62 Better
1902 Liberty Head Quarter Eagle 250 Gold Coin ANACS MS 62 Better
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$575.00
1908 25 Gold Indian Head Quarter Eagle AU Details NGC
1908 25 Gold Indian Head Quarter Eagle AU Details NGC
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$400.00
1910 US Indian Head Quarter Eagle 250 Gold Coin ANACS MS 63
1910 US Indian Head Quarter Eagle 250 Gold Coin ANACS MS 63
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$1,395.00
1912 250 Gold Indian Head Quarter Eagle NGC MS63 scarce date in this grade
1912 250 Gold Indian Head Quarter Eagle NGC MS63 scarce date in this grade
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$1,300.00
1842 O 250 Liberty Head Quarter Eagle Gold Coin PCGS Genuine AU Details
1842 O 250 Liberty Head Quarter Eagle Gold Coin PCGS Genuine AU Details
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$1,700.00
1927 2 1 2 Indian Head Gold Coin Quarter Eagle RARE OLD ANA HOLDER
1927 2 1 2 Indian Head Gold Coin Quarter Eagle RARE OLD ANA HOLDER
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$874.99
1912 2 1 2 Dollar Indian Head Quarter Eagle Gold Coin
1912 2 1 2 Dollar Indian Head Quarter Eagle Gold Coin
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$300.00
1905  2 1 2 Quarter Eagle
1905 2 1 2 Quarter Eagle
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$390.00
1900 2 1 2 Dollar Liberty Head Quarter Eagle Gold Coin
1900 2 1 2 Dollar Liberty Head Quarter Eagle Gold Coin
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$339.85
1914 D US 25 Indian Head Quarter Eagle 900 Gold Coin in 14k Round Ring Bezel
1914 D US 25 Indian Head Quarter Eagle 900 Gold Coin in 14k Round Ring Bezel
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$1,525.00
1915 US Quarter Eagle 250 Indian Head Gold Coin ANACS AU 55 A
1915 US Quarter Eagle 250 Indian Head Gold Coin ANACS AU 55 A
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$375.00
1915 US Quarter Eagle 250 Indian Head Gold Coin ANACS AU 55 B
1915 US Quarter Eagle 250 Indian Head Gold Coin ANACS AU 55 B
Latest Price:
$375.00
1914 D 250 Gold Indian Head Quarter Eagle Coin Certified PCGS MS61
1914 D 250 Gold Indian Head Quarter Eagle Coin Certified PCGS MS61
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$745.00
1915 US Indian Head Quarter Eagle 250 Gold Coin ANACS AU 58
1915 US Indian Head Quarter Eagle 250 Gold Coin ANACS AU 58
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$395.00
RARE 1906 250 GOLD US QUARTER EAGLE PCGS GEM UNC DETAILS 37788
RARE 1906 250 GOLD US QUARTER EAGLE PCGS GEM UNC DETAILS 37788
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$377.88
US 25 1846 Braided Hair Quarter Eagle Coin in 14k Gold Ring Bezel Size 1025
US 25 1846 Braided Hair Quarter Eagle Coin in 14k Gold Ring Bezel Size 1025
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$1,795.00
1911 D Quarter Eagle THE Best Strong D THE Key Date ANACS AU 58
1911 D Quarter Eagle THE Best Strong D THE Key Date ANACS AU 58
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$4,595.00
1928 250 Gold Indian Head Quarter Eagle Coin Certified PCGS MS62
1928 250 Gold Indian Head Quarter Eagle Coin Certified PCGS MS62
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$685.00
250 Liberty Gold Quarter Eagle Coin Random Year MS 62 PCGS NGC SKU18492
250 Liberty Gold Quarter Eagle Coin Random Year MS 62 PCGS NGC SKU18492
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$389.58
1925 D US Indian Head Quarter Eagle 250 Gold Coin ANACS MS 62
1925 D US Indian Head Quarter Eagle 250 Gold Coin ANACS MS 62
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$475.00
1904 250 Liberty Gold Quarter Eagle
1904 250 Liberty Gold Quarter Eagle
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$349.00
1903 Quarter Eagle gold coin ring 14 K gold
1903 Quarter Eagle gold coin ring 14 K gold
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$1,290.00
1833 CAPPED HEAD LEFT 2 1 2 GOLD QUARTER EAGLE MINT LUSTER LOW MINTAGE 6448
1833 CAPPED HEAD LEFT 2 1 2 GOLD QUARTER EAGLE MINT LUSTER LOW MINTAGE 6448
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$7,785.00
1912 NGC MS 61 25 GOLD QUARTER EAGLE INDIAN HEAD
1912 NGC MS 61 25 GOLD QUARTER EAGLE INDIAN HEAD
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$599.99
1838 Classic Gold Quarter Eagle 250 XF Details EF Rare Type Coin
1838 Classic Gold Quarter Eagle 250 XF Details EF Rare Type Coin
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$495.00
1843 O LARGE Date Liberty Gold Quarter Eagle 250 Certified PCGS AU Details
1843 O LARGE Date Liberty Gold Quarter Eagle 250 Certified PCGS AU Details
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$813.10
1913 25 Indian Gold Quarter Eagle NGC Unc Details
1913 25 Indian Gold Quarter Eagle NGC Unc Details
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$349.00
1905 PROOF Liberty Gold Quarter Eagle 250 NGC Proof AU Details PF Rare
1905 PROOF Liberty Gold Quarter Eagle 250 NGC Proof AU Details PF Rare
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$2,194.90
1873 Gold Liberty Head Quarter Eagle 250 AU 50 Details Closed 3
1873 Gold Liberty Head Quarter Eagle 250 AU 50 Details Closed 3
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$395.00
Lot of 1 Pre 1933 US American Gold Collection 250 5 10 Quarter Eagle
Lot of 1 Pre 1933 US American Gold Collection 250 5 10 Quarter Eagle
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$359.00
1907 liberty head 2 1 2 gold coin quarter eagle
1907 liberty head 2 1 2 gold coin quarter eagle
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$619.00
1891 250 NGC MS64 Doubled Die King of all Quarter Eagle varieties
1891 250 NGC MS64 Doubled Die King of all Quarter Eagle varieties
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$2,750.00
1853 250 GOLD QUARTER EAGLE AU BEAUTY BETTER DATE
1853 250 GOLD QUARTER EAGLE AU BEAUTY BETTER DATE
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$525.00
1926 250 GOLD INDIANHEAD QUARTER EAGLE VF XF BEAUTY BETTER DATE
1926 250 GOLD INDIANHEAD QUARTER EAGLE VF XF BEAUTY BETTER DATE
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$425.00
1926 Sesquicenntenial Gold Quarter Eagle 250 NGC Uncirculated Detail MS
1926 Sesquicenntenial Gold Quarter Eagle 250 NGC Uncirculated Detail MS
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$437.10
1913 Indian Gold Quarter Eagle 250 NGC Uncirculated UNC Rare MS Coin
1913 Indian Gold Quarter Eagle 250 NGC Uncirculated UNC Rare MS Coin
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$455.90
1836 Classic Gold Quarter Eagle 250 PCGS Uncirculated Details UNC MS BU
1836 Classic Gold Quarter Eagle 250 PCGS Uncirculated Details UNC MS BU
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$1,442.90
1871 Liberty Gold Quarter Eagle 250 NGC Uncirculated Rare Date in MS BU
1871 Liberty Gold Quarter Eagle 250 NGC Uncirculated Rare Date in MS BU
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$1,076.30
1907 Liberty Gold Quarter Eagle 250 NGC Uncirculated Rare MS UNC Coin
1907 Liberty Gold Quarter Eagle 250 NGC Uncirculated Rare MS UNC Coin
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$437.10
1913 250 Quarter Eagle PCG MS 63 CAC Uncirculated Philadelphia Gold
1913 250 Quarter Eagle PCG MS 63 CAC Uncirculated Philadelphia Gold
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$749.00
1926 Indian 2 1 2 Quarter Eagle Gold  Uncirculated  Obverse Scratch
1926 Indian 2 1 2 Quarter Eagle Gold Uncirculated Obverse Scratch
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$345.00
1835 P Classic Head Gold 250 Quarter Eagle XF AU
1835 P Classic Head Gold 250 Quarter Eagle XF AU
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$1,025.00
1911 250 Indian Quarter Eagle NGC MS62
1911 250 Indian Quarter Eagle NGC MS62
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$399.99
1928 US Indian Head Quarter Eagle 250 Gold Coin ANACS MS 61
1928 US Indian Head Quarter Eagle 250 Gold Coin ANACS MS 61
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$450.00
1929 US Indian Head Quarter Eagle 250 Gold Coin ANACS MS 62 A
1929 US Indian Head Quarter Eagle 250 Gold Coin ANACS MS 62 A
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$475.00
1929 US Indian Head Quarter Eagle 250 Gold Coin ANACS MS 62 B
1929 US Indian Head Quarter Eagle 250 Gold Coin ANACS MS 62 B
Latest Price:
$475.00
1927 G25 Indian Head Gold Quarter Eagle MS62 NGC
1927 G25 Indian Head Gold Quarter Eagle MS62 NGC
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$425.00
1907 G25 Liberty Head Gold Quarter Eagle MS64 NGC
1907 G25 Liberty Head Gold Quarter Eagle MS64 NGC
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$610.00
1911 Strong D Quarter Eagle PCGS AU 53 Key Date
1911 Strong D Quarter Eagle PCGS AU 53 Key Date
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$5,100.00
1836 250 Classic Head Quarter Eagle Gold About Uncirculated AU R400
1836 250 Classic Head Quarter Eagle Gold About Uncirculated AU R400
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$975.00
1842 O 250 Liberty Head Quarter Eagle Gold Very Fine to Extra Fine R401
1842 O 250 Liberty Head Quarter Eagle Gold Very Fine to Extra Fine R401
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$635.00
1856 S 250 Liberty Head Quarter Eagle Gold About Uncirculated to MS R402
1856 S 250 Liberty Head Quarter Eagle Gold About Uncirculated to MS R402
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$1,175.00
1906 250 Liberty Head Quarter Eagle Gold Uncirculated Mint State R403
1906 250 Liberty Head Quarter Eagle Gold Uncirculated Mint State R403
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$525.00
1857 S NGC AU55 25 Liberty Head Quarter Eagle
1857 S NGC AU55 25 Liberty Head Quarter Eagle
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$1,975.00
FLASHY NGC MS65 1907 250 LIBERTY HEAD GOLD QUARTER EAGLE
FLASHY NGC MS65 1907 250 LIBERTY HEAD GOLD QUARTER EAGLE
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$1,349.99
1925 D 250 Quarter Eagle Gold Coin PCGS Genuine UNC Details Very Choice BU
1925 D 250 Quarter Eagle Gold Coin PCGS Genuine UNC Details Very Choice BU
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$785.00
1903 Liberty Gold Quarter Eagle 250 PCGS AU Details Rare Gold Coin
1903 Liberty Gold Quarter Eagle 250 PCGS AU Details Rare Gold Coin
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$343.10
1915 Indian Gold Quarter Eagle 250 PCGS MS64 Rare in MS64 1700 Value
1915 Indian Gold Quarter Eagle 250 PCGS MS64 Rare in MS64 1700 Value
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$1,348.90
1911 250 INDIAN HEAD QUARTER EAGLE GOLD COIN
1911 250 INDIAN HEAD QUARTER EAGLE GOLD COIN
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$399.99
1859 Old Reverse Liberty Gold Quarter Eagle 250 PCGS Uncirculated MS UNC
1859 Old Reverse Liberty Gold Quarter Eagle 250 PCGS Uncirculated MS UNC
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$1,160.90
1915 Indian Gold Quarter Eagle 250 PCGS Uncirculated UNC Rare MS Coin
1915 Indian Gold Quarter Eagle 250 PCGS Uncirculated UNC Rare MS Coin
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$399.50
1912 2 1 2 250 Indian Head Gold Quarter Eagle Stunning High Grade Coin 2
1912 2 1 2 250 Indian Head Gold Quarter Eagle Stunning High Grade Coin 2
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$287.99
1915 Indian Gold Quarter Eagle 250 PCGS Uncirculated UNC Rare MS Coin
1915 Indian Gold Quarter Eagle 250 PCGS Uncirculated UNC Rare MS Coin
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$399.50
1913 Genuine 250 Quarter Eagle Indian Head Coin  Rubies 14k Ring 148gr
1913 Genuine 250 Quarter Eagle Indian Head Coin Rubies 14k Ring 148gr
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$1,595.00

There have been several designs over the years such as; Turban Head (1796–1807), Draped Bust (1808), Capped Head (1821–1834), Classic Head (1834–1839), Liberty Head (Coronet) (1840–1907), and Indian Head (1908–1915, 1925–1929).

Designed by Robert Scot, the quarter eagle was struck mainly in Philadelphia and branch mints in Charlotte (1838-1859 not inclusive), New Orleans (1838-1857 only), Dahlonega (1839-1859) and in later years, San Francisco (1854-1879) and Denver (1911-1925).

As fewer coins were struck prior to 1834, all of the early issues range in classification from scarce to rare. The first issues were struck in 1796. Any proof date prior to 1856 is very rare and will command a high price in any condition. Although the last date of issue was 1929, the quarter eagle was officially discontinued in 1933 with the removal of the United States from the Gold Standard.