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.

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:
$916.05
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
Latest Price:
$1,250.85
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
Latest Price:
$404.55
1904 G250 Liberty Head Gold Quarter Eagle MS62 NGC
1904 G250 Liberty Head Gold Quarter Eagle MS62 NGC
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$450.00
1854 Liberty 2 1 2 Gold Quarter Eagle  Sharp AU
1854 Liberty 2 1 2 Gold Quarter Eagle Sharp AU
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$315.00
1915 Indian 2 1 2 Quarter Eagle Gold  Sharp High Grade  Nice Wing Tip
1915 Indian 2 1 2 Quarter Eagle Gold Sharp High Grade Nice Wing Tip
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$335.00
1853 Liberty 2 1 2 Gold Quarter Eagle  Sharp High Grade
1853 Liberty 2 1 2 Gold Quarter Eagle Sharp High Grade
Latest Price:
$315.00
1878 Liberty 2 1 2 Gold Quarter Eagle  Sharp AU
1878 Liberty 2 1 2 Gold Quarter Eagle Sharp AU
Latest Price:
$315.00
1909 Indian 2 1 2 Quarter Eagle Gold  Sharp High Grade
1909 Indian 2 1 2 Quarter Eagle Gold Sharp High Grade
Latest Price:
$335.00
1913 Indian 2 1 2 Quarter Eagle Gold  High Grade
1913 Indian 2 1 2 Quarter Eagle Gold High Grade
Latest Price:
$315.00
1908 Indian 2 1 2 Quarter Eagle Gold  Sharp High Grade
1908 Indian 2 1 2 Quarter Eagle Gold Sharp High Grade
Latest Price:
$320.00
1911 D 25 Indian Head Gold Quarter Eagle PCGS graded AU58 Strong Mint Mark
1911 D 25 Indian Head Gold Quarter Eagle PCGS graded AU58 Strong Mint Mark
Latest Price:
$6,575.00
1911 D GOLD 250 INDIAN QUARTER EAGLE STRONG D NGC MS63 CERT 1721263 001
1911 D GOLD 250 INDIAN QUARTER EAGLE STRONG D NGC MS63 CERT 1721263 001
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$14,995.00
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
1879 Liberty Gold Quarter Eagle 250 NGC Uncirculated Rare MS UNC Coin
1879 Liberty Gold Quarter Eagle 250 NGC Uncirculated Rare MS UNC Coin
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$395.25
1847 C Very Choice AU 25 Gold Quarter Eagle Charlotte RARE About Uncirculated
1847 C Very Choice AU 25 Gold Quarter Eagle Charlotte RARE About Uncirculated
Latest Price:
$2,488.88
1855 Quarter Eagle Gold Liberty Uncirculated PCGS MS 63 OGH Upgrade  Z169
1855 Quarter Eagle Gold Liberty Uncirculated PCGS MS 63 OGH Upgrade Z169
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$2,295.00
1836 Classic Gold Quarter Eagle 250 Block 8 NGC VF Details Rare Coin
1836 Classic Gold Quarter Eagle 250 Block 8 NGC VF Details Rare Coin
Latest Price:
$590.55
1850 O 2 1 2 NGC AU55 Scarce Gold Quarter Eagle from New Orleans
1850 O 2 1 2 NGC AU55 Scarce Gold Quarter Eagle from New Orleans
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$1,458.00
1834 Classic Head 2 1 2 Quarter Eagle Nice AU+ Coin for Type 0224 04
1834 Classic Head 2 1 2 Quarter Eagle Nice AU+ Coin for Type 0224 04
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$950.00
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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$4,975.00
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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$2,895.00
1854 O 250 Liberty Quarter Eagle Gold Coin NGC XF 45
1854 O 250 Liberty Quarter Eagle Gold Coin NGC XF 45
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$495.00
1870 S Quarter Eagle Gold Piece Liberty Head About Uncirculated to MS Z241
1870 S Quarter Eagle Gold Piece Liberty Head About Uncirculated to MS Z241
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$1,595.00
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
Latest Price:
$785.85
1905 Quarter Eagle Gold Liberty Uncirculated PCGS MS 65 CAC Upgrade Coin  Z170
1905 Quarter Eagle Gold Liberty Uncirculated PCGS MS 65 CAC Upgrade Coin Z170
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$2,475.00
1835 CLASSIC HEAD 25 GOLD QUARTER EAGLE NGC AU 53
1835 CLASSIC HEAD 25 GOLD QUARTER EAGLE NGC AU 53
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$1,595.00
1929 INDIAN HEAD 25 GOLD QUARTER EAGLE VERY APPEALING BEAUTY SCARCE NGC MS 61
1929 INDIAN HEAD 25 GOLD QUARTER EAGLE VERY APPEALING BEAUTY SCARCE NGC MS 61
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$400.00
1836 CLASSIC HEAD 25 GOLD QUARTER EAGLE NGC AU 55
1836 CLASSIC HEAD 25 GOLD QUARTER EAGLE NGC AU 55
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$1,595.00
1928 INDIAN HEAD 25 GOLD QUARTER EAGLE VERY APPEALING BEAUTY SCARCE NGC MS 61
1928 INDIAN HEAD 25 GOLD QUARTER EAGLE VERY APPEALING BEAUTY SCARCE NGC MS 61
Latest Price:
$400.00
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
Latest Price:
$1,148.55
1926 INDIAN HEAD 25 GOLD QUARTER EAGLE VERY APPEALING BEAUTY SCARCE NGC MS 61
1926 INDIAN HEAD 25 GOLD QUARTER EAGLE VERY APPEALING BEAUTY SCARCE NGC MS 61
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$400.00
1915 INDIAN HEAD 25 GOLD QUARTER EAGLE VERY APPEALIN BEAUTY SCARCE NGC MS 61
1915 INDIAN HEAD 25 GOLD QUARTER EAGLE VERY APPEALIN BEAUTY SCARCE NGC MS 61
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$580.00
1912 Quarter Eagle Gold Indian Head 250 NGC AU Nice
1912 Quarter Eagle Gold Indian Head 250 NGC AU Nice
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$365.00
1836 Classic Head Quarter Eagle Gold Piece PCGS AU About Uncirculated Det Z197
1836 Classic Head Quarter Eagle Gold Piece PCGS AU About Uncirculated Det Z197
Latest Price:
$1,150.00
1914 D INDIAN HEAD 25 GOLD QUARTER EAGLE VERY APPEALIN BEAUTY SCARCE NGC MS 61
1914 D INDIAN HEAD 25 GOLD QUARTER EAGLE VERY APPEALIN BEAUTY SCARCE NGC MS 61
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$580.00
1914 INDIAN HEAD 25 GOLD QUARTER EAGLE VERY APPEALIN SCARCE SEMI KEY NGC MS 61
1914 INDIAN HEAD 25 GOLD QUARTER EAGLE VERY APPEALIN SCARCE SEMI KEY NGC MS 61
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$1,200.00
1904 Liberty Gold Quarter Eagle 250 PCGS MS65 1825 Value
1904 Liberty Gold Quarter Eagle 250 PCGS MS65 1825 Value
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$1,622.85
1913 INDIAN HEAD 25 GOLD QUARTER EAGLE VERY APPEALING BEAUTY SCARCE NGC MS 61
1913 INDIAN HEAD 25 GOLD QUARTER EAGLE VERY APPEALING BEAUTY SCARCE NGC MS 61
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$580.00
1912 INDIAN HEAD 25 GOLD QUARTER EAGLE VERY APPEALIN BEAUTY SCARCE NGC MS 61
1912 INDIAN HEAD 25 GOLD QUARTER EAGLE VERY APPEALIN BEAUTY SCARCE NGC MS 61
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$580.00
1911 INDIAN HEAD 25 GOLD QUARTER EAGLE VERY APPEALIN BEAUTY SCARCE NGC MS 61
1911 INDIAN HEAD 25 GOLD QUARTER EAGLE VERY APPEALIN BEAUTY SCARCE NGC MS 61
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$520.00
1910 INDIAN HEAD 25 GOLD QUARTER EAGLE VERY APPEALIN BEAUTY SCARCE NGC MS 61
1910 INDIAN HEAD 25 GOLD QUARTER EAGLE VERY APPEALIN BEAUTY SCARCE NGC MS 61
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$520.00
1909 INDIAN HEAD 25 GOLD QUARTER EAGLE VERY APPEALING BEAUTY SCARCE NGC MS 61
1909 INDIAN HEAD 25 GOLD QUARTER EAGLE VERY APPEALING BEAUTY SCARCE NGC MS 61
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$520.00
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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$2,543.55
1908 INDIAN HEAD 25 GOLD QUARTER EAGLE VERY APPEALING BEAUTY SCARCE NGC MS 61
1908 INDIAN HEAD 25 GOLD QUARTER EAGLE VERY APPEALING BEAUTY SCARCE NGC MS 61
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$520.00
1847 D Liberty Gold Quarter Eagle 250 PCGS XF Details Rare Dahlonega Coin
1847 D Liberty Gold Quarter Eagle 250 PCGS XF Details Rare Dahlonega Coin
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$1,381.05
1913 250 Indian Gold Quarter Eagle NGC AU 58 25
1913 250 Indian Gold Quarter Eagle NGC AU 58 25
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$320.00
Indian Head Gold Quarter Eagle Complete Set MS 61 1911D
Indian Head Gold Quarter Eagle Complete Set MS 61 1911D
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$23,499.00
1910 INDIAN HEAD 250 GOLD COIN QUARTER EAGLE CHOICE UNC MS BU
1910 INDIAN HEAD 250 GOLD COIN QUARTER EAGLE CHOICE UNC MS BU
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$588.68
1848 C 25 GOLD LIBERTY QUARTER EAGLE NGC AU DETAILS
1848 C 25 GOLD LIBERTY QUARTER EAGLE NGC AU DETAILS
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$2,110.15
1847 C 25 GOLD LIBERTY QUARTER EAGLE PCGS AU DETAILS CHARLOTTE PRE CIVIL WAR
1847 C 25 GOLD LIBERTY QUARTER EAGLE PCGS AU DETAILS CHARLOTTE PRE CIVIL WAR
Latest Price:
$2,099.99
250 1911 D PCGS MS 62 STRONG D INDIAN QUARTER EAGLE
250 1911 D PCGS MS 62 STRONG D INDIAN QUARTER EAGLE
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$8,900.00
250 1927 PCGS MS63+ INDIAN QUARTER EAGLE
250 1927 PCGS MS63+ INDIAN QUARTER EAGLE
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$490.00
1928 QUARTER EAGLE 1928 INDIAN 250 NGC MS61 CAC INDIAN HEAD QUARTER EAGLE
1928 QUARTER EAGLE 1928 INDIAN 250 NGC MS61 CAC INDIAN HEAD QUARTER EAGLE
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$725.00
1861 QUARTER EAGLE 1861 250 NGC AU58 CAC LIBERTY HEAD 250 TYPE 2
1861 QUARTER EAGLE 1861 250 NGC AU58 CAC LIBERTY HEAD 250 TYPE 2
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$1,450.00
1913 QUARTER EAGLE 1913 INDIAN 250 NGC MS61 CAC INDIAN HEAD QUARTER EAGLE
1913 QUARTER EAGLE 1913 INDIAN 250 NGC MS61 CAC INDIAN HEAD QUARTER EAGLE
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$725.00
1861 QUARTER EAGLE TYPE 2 NGC MS61 CAC 1861 250 LIBERTY TYPE 2
1861 QUARTER EAGLE TYPE 2 NGC MS61 CAC 1861 250 LIBERTY TYPE 2
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$1,775.00
1913 QUARTER EAGLE 1913 INDIAN 250 NGC MS61 INDIAN HEAD QUARTER EAGLE
1913 QUARTER EAGLE 1913 INDIAN 250 NGC MS61 INDIAN HEAD QUARTER EAGLE
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$675.00
1861 QUARTER EAGLE 1861 250 PCGS MS61 NEW REVERSE
1861 QUARTER EAGLE 1861 250 PCGS MS61 NEW REVERSE
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$1,625.00
1911 QUARTER EAGLE 1911 INDIAN 250 PCGS AU58 CAC INDIAN HEAD QUARTER EAGLE
1911 QUARTER EAGLE 1911 INDIAN 250 PCGS AU58 CAC INDIAN HEAD QUARTER EAGLE
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$725.00
1927 Quarter Eagle 1927 Quarter Eagle Indian 1927 250 Indian NGC MS61
1927 Quarter Eagle 1927 Quarter Eagle Indian 1927 250 Indian NGC MS61
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$625.00
1888 QUARTER EAGLE 1888 QUARTER EAGLE 250 PROOF NGC PROOF 63 ULTRA CAMEO
1888 QUARTER EAGLE 1888 QUARTER EAGLE 250 PROOF NGC PROOF 63 ULTRA CAMEO
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$11,750.00
1909 QUARTER EAGLE 1909 INDIAN 250 NGC MS61 CAC INDIAN HEAD QUARTER EAGLE
1909 QUARTER EAGLE 1909 INDIAN 250 NGC MS61 CAC INDIAN HEAD QUARTER EAGLE
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$775.00
1915 QUARTER EAGLE 1915 INDIAN 250 NGC MS61 INDIAN HEAD QUARTER EAGLE
1915 QUARTER EAGLE 1915 INDIAN 250 NGC MS61 INDIAN HEAD QUARTER EAGLE
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$675.00
1926 QUARTER EAGLE 1926 INDIAN 250 NGC MS61 CAC INDIAN HEAD QUARTER EAGLE
1926 QUARTER EAGLE 1926 INDIAN 250 NGC MS61 CAC INDIAN HEAD QUARTER EAGLE
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$750.00
1861 QUARTER EAGLE 1861 250 PCGS AU58 CAC TYPE 2 NEW REVERSE
1861 QUARTER EAGLE 1861 250 PCGS AU58 CAC TYPE 2 NEW REVERSE
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$1,450.00
1834 QUARTER EAGLE 1834 250 NGC AU58 CAC
1834 QUARTER EAGLE 1834 250 NGC AU58 CAC
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$3,950.00
1925 D BU UNC 2 1 2 DOLLAR GOLD INDIAN HEAD QUARTER EAGLE 250 US 7086 RARE MS
1925 D BU UNC 2 1 2 DOLLAR GOLD INDIAN HEAD QUARTER EAGLE 250 US 7086 RARE MS
Latest Price:
$445.00
1853 250 Gold Quarter Eagle Coronet Head
1853 250 Gold Quarter Eagle Coronet Head
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$459.00
1912 25 Indian Head Quarter Eagle NGC MS62 Mint State Grade
1912 25 Indian Head Quarter Eagle NGC MS62 Mint State Grade
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$579.00
250 Liberty Quarter Eagle 1902 PCGS MS65 CAC
250 Liberty Quarter Eagle 1902 PCGS MS65 CAC
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$2,250.00
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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$1,009.05
1834 Classic Gold Quarter Eagle 250 NGC AU Details Rare Certified Coin
1834 Classic Gold Quarter Eagle 250 NGC AU Details Rare Certified Coin
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$711.45
1835 Classic Gold Quarter Eagle 250 NGC AU Details Rare Certified Coin
1835 Classic Gold Quarter Eagle 250 NGC AU Details Rare Certified Coin
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$832.35
1904 Gold 250 Quarter Eagle NGC MS63 ToughCOINS
1904 Gold 250 Quarter Eagle NGC MS63 ToughCOINS
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$545.00
1927 Indian Gold Quarter Eagle NGC MS 61
1927 Indian Gold Quarter Eagle NGC MS 61
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$500.00
1914 D Indian Gold Quarter Eagle 250 NGC Uncirculated Rare MS BU Coin
1914 D Indian Gold Quarter Eagle 250 NGC Uncirculated Rare MS BU Coin
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$451.05
1843 O Large Date Liberty Gold Quarter Eagle 250 ICG XF40 Rare Variety
1843 O Large Date Liberty Gold Quarter Eagle 250 ICG XF40 Rare Variety
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$897.45
1879 S 25 Liberty Quarter Eagle Key Date Low Mintage
1879 S 25 Liberty Quarter Eagle Key Date Low Mintage
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$449.00
1911 D Gold Quarter Eagle NGC AU 58 KEY DATE
1911 D Gold Quarter Eagle NGC AU 58 KEY DATE
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$7,200.00
1914 D 25 GOLD INDIAN HEAD QUARTER EAGLE NGC AU55
1914 D 25 GOLD INDIAN HEAD QUARTER EAGLE NGC AU55
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$385.00
1856 O Liberty Gold Quarter Eagle 250 NGC XF Details EF Rare Early Date
1856 O Liberty Gold Quarter Eagle 250 NGC XF Details EF Rare Early Date
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$497.55
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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$2,171.55
1898 PCGS MS65 25 Golden Quarter Eagle Priced to Sell with Free Shipping
1898 PCGS MS65 25 Golden Quarter Eagle Priced to Sell with Free Shipping
Latest Price:
$2,075.00
1849 D Liberty Gold Quarter Eagle 250 NGC AU Details Rare Dahlonega Coin
1849 D Liberty Gold Quarter Eagle 250 NGC AU Details Rare Dahlonega Coin
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$2,264.55
1908 NGC MS64+ 25 Indian Quarter Eagle Gold Coin with Amazing Detail and Color
1908 NGC MS64+ 25 Indian Quarter Eagle Gold Coin with Amazing Detail and Color
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$2,299.00
1853 PCGS MS63 25 Quarter Eagle With a Great Luster
1853 PCGS MS63 25 Quarter Eagle With a Great Luster
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$1,130.00
1856 NGC MS63 25 Quarter Eagle with Great Surfaces and Very Nice Luster
1856 NGC MS63 25 Quarter Eagle with Great Surfaces and Very Nice Luster
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$1,465.00
1914 US Gold 250 Indian Head Quarter Eagle PCGS MS62
1914 US Gold 250 Indian Head Quarter Eagle PCGS MS62
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$1,650.00
1925 D US Gold 250 Indian Head Quarter Eagle PCGS MS64
1925 D US Gold 250 Indian Head Quarter Eagle PCGS MS64
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$680.00
1927 US Gold 250 Indian Head Quarter Eagle NGC MS63 Glowing Luster
1927 US Gold 250 Indian Head Quarter Eagle NGC MS63 Glowing Luster
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$515.00
1845 NGC AU 50 Gold Quarter Eagle 25
1845 NGC AU 50 Gold Quarter Eagle 25
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$475.00
1878 S PCGS MS63 25 Quarter Eagle With a Great Luster
1878 S PCGS MS63 25 Quarter Eagle With a Great Luster
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$1,580.00
1925 D Gold 250 Quarter Eagle PCGS MS 63+
1925 D Gold 250 Quarter Eagle PCGS MS 63+
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$649.99
1925 D Gold 25 Indian Head Quarter Eagle Coin 2 1 2 Nice BU
1925 D Gold 25 Indian Head Quarter Eagle Coin 2 1 2 Nice BU
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$375.00
Rare 1851 Gold 25 Liberty Quarter Eagle Coin 2 1 2 Nice AU+
Rare 1851 Gold 25 Liberty Quarter Eagle Coin 2 1 2 Nice AU+
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$445.00
1896 NGC MS64 25 Quarter Eagle with Great Surfaces and Very Nice Luster
1896 NGC MS64 25 Quarter Eagle with Great Surfaces and Very Nice Luster
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$1,130.00
1901 NGC MS66 25 Quarter Eagle Swimming in Luster and a Strong Strike
1901 NGC MS66 25 Quarter Eagle Swimming in Luster and a Strong Strike
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$2,480.00
1925 D 25 Gold Indian Head Quarter Eagle MS62 NGC
1925 D 25 Gold Indian Head Quarter Eagle MS62 NGC
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$600.00
1913 25 Gold Indian Head Quarter Eagle MS62 NGC
1913 25 Gold Indian Head Quarter Eagle MS62 NGC
Latest Price:
$700.00

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.