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.

1905 Liberty Gold Quarter Eagle 250 NGC Uncirculated Rare MS UNC Coin
1905 Liberty Gold Quarter Eagle 250 NGC Uncirculated Rare MS UNC Coin
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$501.40
1846 Liberty Gold Quarter Eagle 250 PCGS AU Details Rare Early Date
1846 Liberty Gold Quarter Eagle 250 PCGS AU Details Rare Early Date
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$587.24
1899 NGC Proof Details 2 1 2 250 Quarter Eagle Mintage Of Just 150
1899 NGC Proof Details 2 1 2 250 Quarter Eagle Mintage Of Just 150
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$2,849.99
1911 Indian Quarter Eagle NGC MS 63
1911 Indian Quarter Eagle NGC MS 63
Latest Price:
$803.25
1910 Indian Quarter Eagle NGC MS 64
1910 Indian Quarter Eagle NGC MS 64
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$1,874.25
1914 D 2 1 2 Indian Quarter Eagle NGC MS 63
1914 D 2 1 2 Indian Quarter Eagle NGC MS 63
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$1,433.25
1914 Indian Quarter Eagle NGC MS 63
1914 Indian Quarter Eagle NGC MS 63
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$3,858.75
1914 Indian Quarter Eagle NGC MS 62
1914 Indian Quarter Eagle NGC MS 62
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$1,984.50
1913 Indian Quarter Eagle NGC MS 64
1913 Indian Quarter Eagle NGC MS 64
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$1,491.00
1915 Indian Quarter Eagle NGC MS 63
1915 Indian Quarter Eagle NGC MS 63
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$855.75
1911 Indian Quarter Eagle NGC MS 64
1911 Indian Quarter Eagle NGC MS 64
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$1,270.50
1910 Indian Quarter Eagle NGC MS 65
1910 Indian Quarter Eagle NGC MS 65
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$3,648.75
1850 O 2 1 2 Gold Liberty Quarter Eagle from New Orleans NGC AU53
1850 O 2 1 2 Gold Liberty Quarter Eagle from New Orleans NGC AU53
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$1,295.00
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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$427.80
1836 Classic Gold Quarter Eagle 250 ANACS XF40 Details EF40 Rare Coin
1836 Classic Gold Quarter Eagle 250 ANACS XF40 Details EF40 Rare Coin
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$538.20
1911 Indian Head 25 Dollar Gold Quarter Eagle NGC Certified AU 58 297056
1911 Indian Head 25 Dollar Gold Quarter Eagle NGC Certified AU 58 297056
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$383.99
1902 Liberty Gold Quarter Eagle 250 NGC MS66 Rare Gem Uncirculated Coin
1902 Liberty Gold Quarter Eagle 250 NGC MS66 Rare Gem Uncirculated Coin
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$1,807.80
1927 Indian Head Quarter Eagle 25 Gold MS62 NGC Old Slab Nice Appeal
1927 Indian Head Quarter Eagle 25 Gold MS62 NGC Old Slab Nice Appeal
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$465.00
1905 Liberty Head Quarter Eagle 25 Gold MS62 NGC Old Slab Nice Appeal
1905 Liberty Head Quarter Eagle 25 Gold MS62 NGC Old Slab Nice Appeal
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$520.00
1907 25 Liberty Quarter Eagle Gold NGC MS64 Coin 2 1 2 Dollar Uncirculated
1907 25 Liberty Quarter Eagle Gold NGC MS64 Coin 2 1 2 Dollar Uncirculated
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$708.00
1906 25 Liberty Quarter Eagle Gold NGC MS65 Coin 2 1 2 Dollar Uncriculated
1906 25 Liberty Quarter Eagle Gold NGC MS65 Coin 2 1 2 Dollar Uncriculated
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$1,332.00
1904 25 Liberty Quarter Eagle Gold NGC MS65 Coin 2 1 2 Dollar Uncirculated
1904 25 Liberty Quarter Eagle Gold NGC MS65 Coin 2 1 2 Dollar Uncirculated
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$1,332.00
1878 Liberty Gold Quarter Eagle 250 NGC Uncirculated Rare MS UNC Coin
1878 Liberty Gold Quarter Eagle 250 NGC Uncirculated Rare MS UNC Coin
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$391.00
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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$777.40
1907 LIBERTY HEAD QUARTER EAGLE GOLD 25 MS 63 NGC
1907 LIBERTY HEAD QUARTER EAGLE GOLD 25 MS 63 NGC
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$665.00
1911 D NGC AU58 25 Indian Quarter Eagle Item4177569 008 QE
1911 D NGC AU58 25 Indian Quarter Eagle Item4177569 008 QE
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$6,640.00
1906 Liberty Gold Quarter Eagle 250 PCGS Uncirculated Rare MS UNC Coin
1906 Liberty Gold Quarter Eagle 250 PCGS Uncirculated Rare MS UNC Coin
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$501.40
1929 PCGS MS64+ 250 Gold Quarter Eagle CAC Stickered 5200 CDN Bid in MS65
1929 PCGS MS64+ 250 Gold Quarter Eagle CAC Stickered 5200 CDN Bid in MS65
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$1,475.00
1853 250 Gold Liberty Quarter Eagle AU UNC ERROR ROTATED DIES 2 1 2
1853 250 Gold Liberty Quarter Eagle AU UNC ERROR ROTATED DIES 2 1 2
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$320.00
1878 250 Gold Liberty Quarter Eagle AU UNC 2 1 2
1878 250 Gold Liberty Quarter Eagle AU UNC 2 1 2
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$375.00
1911 25 QUARTER EAGLE Gold Indian HEAD Select CHOICE
1911 25 QUARTER EAGLE Gold Indian HEAD Select CHOICE
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$899.00
CHOICE Selected NICE 1913 25 QUARTER EAGLE Gold Indian HEAD
CHOICE Selected NICE 1913 25 QUARTER EAGLE Gold Indian HEAD
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$799.99
1851 O 2 1 2 Quarter Eagle Gold Liberty Head KEY DATE
1851 O 2 1 2 Quarter Eagle Gold Liberty Head KEY DATE
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$2,499.00
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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$391.00
1836 Classic Gold Quarter Eagle 250 Script 8 NGC AU Details Rare Coin
1836 Classic Gold Quarter Eagle 250 Script 8 NGC AU Details Rare Coin
Latest Price:
$906.20
1914 1914 P 25 INDIAN Quarter Eagle PCGS MS61 GOLD Premium Quality OGH
1914 1914 P 25 INDIAN Quarter Eagle PCGS MS61 GOLD Premium Quality OGH
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$1,675.00
1929 Indian Gold Quarter Eagle 250 NGC Uncirculated Rare BU MS UNC Coin
1929 Indian Gold Quarter Eagle 250 NGC Uncirculated Rare BU MS UNC Coin
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$363.40
1915 INDIAN HEAD QUARTER EAGLE 25 GOLD UNCIRCULATED U Grade
1915 INDIAN HEAD QUARTER EAGLE 25 GOLD UNCIRCULATED U Grade
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$499.69
1856 S  US GOLD QUARTER EAGLE  CORONET HEAD  90 250 GOLD DOLLAR COIN
1856 S US GOLD QUARTER EAGLE CORONET HEAD 90 250 GOLD DOLLAR COIN
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$299.00
1905 Liberty Gold Quarter Eagle 250 PCGS Uncirculated Rare MS UNC Coin
1905 Liberty Gold Quarter Eagle 250 PCGS Uncirculated Rare MS UNC Coin
Latest Price:
$391.00
1914 Indian Gold Quarter Eagle 250 NGC Uncirculated Rare BU MS UNC Coin
1914 Indian Gold Quarter Eagle 250 NGC Uncirculated Rare BU MS UNC Coin
Latest Price:
$483.00
14k Gold COIN Vintage Charm Pendant 1912 2 1 2 DOLLAR Quarter EAGLE
14k Gold COIN Vintage Charm Pendant 1912 2 1 2 DOLLAR Quarter EAGLE
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$595.00
1861 250 Dollar Liberty Quarter Eagle PCGS AU 53 Certified Gold Coin
1861 250 Dollar Liberty Quarter Eagle PCGS AU 53 Certified Gold Coin
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$1,250.00
1903 25 GOLD Liberty Head Quarter Eagle ANACS MS 63 R130408
1903 25 GOLD Liberty Head Quarter Eagle ANACS MS 63 R130408
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$799.95
1860 Old Reverse Liberty Gold Quarter Eagle 250 PCGS AU Details Rare Coin
1860 Old Reverse Liberty Gold Quarter Eagle 250 PCGS AU Details Rare Coin
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$1,237.40
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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$400.20
1915 Indian Gold Quarter Eagle 250 NGC Uncirculated UNC Rare MS Coin
1915 Indian Gold Quarter Eagle 250 NGC Uncirculated UNC Rare MS Coin
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$409.40
1851 25 Liberty Head Quarter Eagle Gold Coin ANACS AU55 Details
1851 25 Liberty Head Quarter Eagle Gold Coin ANACS AU55 Details
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$399.55
1926 ANACS MS 64 250 Gold Indian Quarter Eagle
1926 ANACS MS 64 250 Gold Indian Quarter Eagle
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$750.00
1928 Indian Gold Quarter Eagle 250 NGC Uncirculated Rare BU MS UNC Coin
1928 Indian Gold Quarter Eagle 250 NGC Uncirculated Rare BU MS UNC Coin
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$409.40
1905 Liberty Gold Quarter Eagle 250 NGC Uncirculated Rare MS UNC Coin
1905 Liberty Gold Quarter Eagle 250 NGC Uncirculated Rare MS UNC Coin
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$455.40
1849 D 250 Gold Liberty Head NGC AU Details quarter eagle
1849 D 250 Gold Liberty Head NGC AU Details quarter eagle
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$3,900.00
1926 Indian Head Quarter Eagle 2 1 2 Gold Coin ANACS Certified AU 58
1926 Indian Head Quarter Eagle 2 1 2 Gold Coin ANACS Certified AU 58
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$360.00
1904 Liberty Gold Quarter Eagle 250 PCGS MS65 1825 Value
1904 Liberty Gold Quarter Eagle 250 PCGS MS65 1825 Value
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$1,605.40
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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$1,136.20
1927 Gold Quarter Eagle 250 PCGS AU58
1927 Gold Quarter Eagle 250 PCGS AU58
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$359.00
1878 250 GOLD PIECE  PCGS MS 63  QUARTER EAGLE UNCIRCULATED CH BU EDELMANS
1878 250 GOLD PIECE PCGS MS 63 QUARTER EAGLE UNCIRCULATED CH BU EDELMANS
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$625.00
1925 D Indian Gold Quarter Eagle 250 ICG MS60 Details Rare BU Coin
1925 D Indian Gold Quarter Eagle 250 ICG MS60 Details Rare BU Coin
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$400.20
1852 250 GOLD LIBERTY QUARTER EAGLE ANACS F12 DT COIN
1852 250 GOLD LIBERTY QUARTER EAGLE ANACS F12 DT COIN
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$499.99
1901 25 Liberty Quarter Eagle Gold 2 1 2 Dollar
1901 25 Liberty Quarter Eagle Gold 2 1 2 Dollar
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$1,060.00
1889 25 Liberty Quarter Eagle Gold Coin 2 1 2 Dollar
1889 25 Liberty Quarter Eagle Gold Coin 2 1 2 Dollar
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$500.00
1914 250 Gold Quarter Eagle NGC MS 61 Scarce Date
1914 250 Gold Quarter Eagle NGC MS 61 Scarce Date
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$899.99
1911 D Strong D Indian Gold Quarter Eagle 250 PCGS XF Details Rare Coin
1911 D Strong D Indian Gold Quarter Eagle 250 PCGS XF Details Rare Coin
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$2,516.20
1929 Indian Gold Quarter Eagle 250 PCGS Uncirculated Rare BU MS UNC Coin
1929 Indian Gold Quarter Eagle 250 PCGS Uncirculated Rare BU MS UNC Coin
Latest Price:
$400.20
1902 25 LIBERTY GOLD QUARTER EAGLE MS64 by PCGS
1902 25 LIBERTY GOLD QUARTER EAGLE MS64 by PCGS
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$695.00
1910 Gold 250 Indian Quarter Eagle EF to AU Condition Gold Coin
1910 Gold 250 Indian Quarter Eagle EF to AU Condition Gold Coin
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$333.00
1834 Classic Gold Quarter Eagle 250 NGC XF Details EF Rare Coin
1834 Classic Gold Quarter Eagle 250 NGC XF Details EF Rare Coin
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$630.20
1903 P Gold Quarter Eagle 250 Dollar NGC MS62 Liberty Head Coin 25
1903 P Gold Quarter Eagle 250 Dollar NGC MS62 Liberty Head Coin 25
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$585.00
1856 25 NGC AU58 Liberty Quarter Eagle
1856 25 NGC AU58 Liberty Quarter Eagle
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$450.45
1908 25 NGC MS64 Indian Quarter Eagle
1908 25 NGC MS64 Indian Quarter Eagle
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$1,884.75
1915 25 NGC MS63 CAC Indian Quarter Eagle
1915 25 NGC MS63 CAC Indian Quarter Eagle
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$1,050.00
1905 25 Gold Liberty Head Quarter Eagle MS64 NGC
1905 25 Gold Liberty Head Quarter Eagle MS64 NGC
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$900.00
1912 25 Gold Indian Head Quarter Eagle MS62 NGC
1912 25 Gold Indian Head Quarter Eagle MS62 NGC
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$800.00
1906 Liberty Gold Quarter Eagle 250 ICG MS62 Rare UNC BU Coin 625 Value
1906 Liberty Gold Quarter Eagle 250 ICG MS62 Rare UNC BU Coin 625 Value
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$455.40
1903 25 Liberty Quarter Eagle Gold NGC MS64 Coin 2 1 2 Dollar Uncirculated
1903 25 Liberty Quarter Eagle Gold NGC MS64 Coin 2 1 2 Dollar Uncirculated
Latest Price:
$708.00
1907 25 Liberty Quarter Eagle Gold NGC MS65 Coin 2 1 2 Dollar Un
1907 25 Liberty Quarter Eagle Gold NGC MS65 Coin 2 1 2 Dollar Un
Latest Price:
$1,332.00
1911 D 250 PCGS MS64 Strong D Indian Head Gold Quarter Eagle Remarkable
1911 D 250 PCGS MS64 Strong D Indian Head Gold Quarter Eagle Remarkable
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$23,500.00
1843 O Large Date Liberty Gold Quarter Eagle 250 NGC XF45 Rare Variety
1843 O Large Date Liberty Gold Quarter Eagle 250 NGC XF45 Rare Variety
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$998.20
1903 Gold Quarter Eagle 250 Liberty NGC MS63 E4J3A7 OH
1903 Gold Quarter Eagle 250 Liberty NGC MS63 E4J3A7 OH
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$599.87
1836 Classic Head 2 1 2 Quarter Eagle AU UNC
1836 Classic Head 2 1 2 Quarter Eagle AU UNC
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$999.95
1915 25 PCGS MS63 Indian Quarter Eagle
1915 25 PCGS MS63 Indian Quarter Eagle
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$997.50
1909 Gold Quarter Eagle 250 Indian NGC MS61 C4E5H5
1909 Gold Quarter Eagle 250 Indian NGC MS61 C4E5H5
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$427.13
1913 25 NGC MS63 Indian Quarter Eagle
1913 25 NGC MS63 Indian Quarter Eagle
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$945.00
1925 D 25 NGC MS65 Indian Quarter Eagle
1925 D 25 NGC MS65 Indian Quarter Eagle
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$2,415.00
1914 25 NGC AU58 Indian Quarter Eagle
1914 25 NGC AU58 Indian Quarter Eagle
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$525.00
1834 Classic Gold Quarter Eagle 250 NGC AU Details Rare Certified Coin
1834 Classic Gold Quarter Eagle 250 NGC AU Details Rare Certified Coin
Latest Price:
$703.80
1897 25 NGC MS63 Liberty Quarter Eagle
1897 25 NGC MS63 Liberty Quarter Eagle
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$682.50
1915 25 PCGS MS62 Indian Quarter Eagle
1915 25 PCGS MS62 Indian Quarter Eagle
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$630.00
1929 25 PCGS Secure MS64+ CAC Indian Quarter Eagle
1929 25 PCGS Secure MS64+ CAC Indian Quarter Eagle
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$1,575.00
1915 25 NGC MS62 CAC Indian Quarter Eagle
1915 25 NGC MS62 CAC Indian Quarter Eagle
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$630.00
1913 25 NGC MS62 Indian Quarter Eagle
1913 25 NGC MS62 Indian Quarter Eagle
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$567.00
1913 25 NGC MS61 Indian Quarter Eagle
1913 25 NGC MS61 Indian Quarter Eagle
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$462.00
1834 Classic Head 25 Quarter Eagle Gold NGC MS 61 Uncirculated Looks PL Z67
1834 Classic Head 25 Quarter Eagle Gold NGC MS 61 Uncirculated Looks PL Z67
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$5,600.00
1848 C Charlotte 2 1 2 Quarter Eagle Gold NGC About Uncirculated Cleaned Z118
1848 C Charlotte 2 1 2 Quarter Eagle Gold NGC About Uncirculated Cleaned Z118
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$3,250.00
1911 250 Two  Half GOLD Dollar Indian Head Quarter Eagle AU+ Very Nice Coin
1911 250 Two Half GOLD Dollar Indian Head Quarter Eagle AU+ Very Nice Coin
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$539.99
1912 25 NGC MS61 Indian Quarter Eagle
1912 25 NGC MS61 Indian Quarter Eagle
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$462.00
1911 25 NGC MS61 Indian Quarter Eagle
1911 25 NGC MS61 Indian Quarter Eagle
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$430.50
1910 25 PCGS MS62 Indian Quarter Eagle
1910 25 PCGS MS62 Indian Quarter Eagle
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$630.00
1910 25 NGC MS61 Indian Quarter Eagle
1910 25 NGC MS61 Indian Quarter Eagle
Latest Price:
$483.00
1929 P Indian Head 900 Solid Gold Quarter Eagle 2 250 Coin
1929 P Indian Head 900 Solid Gold Quarter Eagle 2 250 Coin
Latest Price:
$325.00

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.