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.

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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$455.90
AU GOLD Coronet 250 Quarter Eagle Rare Old Wheat Indian Cent Penny BANK ROLL
AU GOLD Coronet 250 Quarter Eagle Rare Old Wheat Indian Cent Penny BANK ROLL
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$459.00
Old Wheat Cent Penny BANK ROLL GOLD Indian Reverse 250 Quarter Eagle Coins
Old Wheat Cent Penny BANK ROLL GOLD Indian Reverse 250 Quarter Eagle Coins
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$395.00
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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$907.10
1927 Indian Gold Quarter Eagle NGC MS 61
1927 Indian Gold Quarter Eagle NGC MS 61
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$500.00
1925 D 250 PCGS MS 64+ CAC Indian Head Gold Quarter Eagle
1925 D 250 PCGS MS 64+ CAC Indian Head Gold Quarter Eagle
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$1,079.00
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
1906 GOLD US 2 1 2 DOLLAR LIBERTY HEAD QUARTER EAGLE COIN AU UNC CONDITION
1906 GOLD US 2 1 2 DOLLAR LIBERTY HEAD QUARTER EAGLE COIN AU UNC CONDITION
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$395.00
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
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$2,075.00
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
1915 Gold Quarter Eagle 25 NGC MS64 Indian Head
1915 Gold Quarter Eagle 25 NGC MS64 Indian Head
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$1,359.99
1844 D Liberty Gold Quarter Eagle 250 NGC AU Rare Dahlonega Gold Coin
1844 D Liberty Gold Quarter Eagle 250 NGC AU Rare Dahlonega Gold Coin
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$2,335.90
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
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
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$700.00
1927 25 Gold Indian Head Quarter Eagle MS63 NGC
1927 25 Gold Indian Head Quarter Eagle MS63 NGC
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$700.00
1915 Gold Quarter Eagle 250 Indian NGC MS61 RARE C4H4I3
1915 Gold Quarter Eagle 250 Indian NGC MS61 RARE C4H4I3
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$439.22
1911 D Indian Gold Quarter Eagle 250 NGC AU Details Rare Certified Coin
1911 D Indian Gold Quarter Eagle 250 NGC AU Details Rare Certified Coin
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$2,561.50
1910 NGC MS63+ 2 1 2 Gold Indian Quarter Eagle Better Date CAC Stickered
1910 NGC MS63+ 2 1 2 Gold Indian Quarter Eagle Better Date CAC Stickered
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$1,650.00
1908 25 IND HD GOLD QUARTER EAGLE ENAMELED  COLORIZED AS PENDANT JEWELRY
1908 25 IND HD GOLD QUARTER EAGLE ENAMELED COLORIZED AS PENDANT JEWELRY
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$450.00
1846 O Liberty Gold Quarter Eagle 250 NGC AU Rare Low Mintage Coin
1846 O Liberty Gold Quarter Eagle 250 NGC AU Rare Low Mintage Coin
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$606.30
1911 Gold Quarter Eagle 250 Indian NGC MS62 D4A9A3 CHOICE
1911 Gold Quarter Eagle 250 Indian NGC MS62 D4A9A3 CHOICE
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$549.95
1915 Gold Quarter Eagle 250 Indian NGC MS63 E4F7H3 NEAR GEM
1915 Gold Quarter Eagle 250 Indian NGC MS63 E4F7H3 NEAR GEM
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$799.95
1910 Gold Quarter Eagle 250 Indian NGC MS64 A4C6B6H  PQ GEM
1910 Gold Quarter Eagle 250 Indian NGC MS64 A4C6B6H PQ GEM
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$1,975.00
1861 2 1 2 Quarter Eagle Civil War Nice FREE SHIPPING
1861 2 1 2 Quarter Eagle Civil War Nice FREE SHIPPING
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$299.00
1897 250 PCGS MS 65 CAC Gold Quarter Eagle
1897 250 PCGS MS 65 CAC Gold Quarter Eagle
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$1,999.00
1914  KEY DATE  US GOLD 250 Indian Quarter Eagle NGC MS62
1914 KEY DATE US GOLD 250 Indian Quarter Eagle NGC MS62
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$1,975.00
1836 Classic Gold Quarter Eagle 250 Block 8 NGC XF Details EF Rare Coin
1836 Classic Gold Quarter Eagle 250 Block 8 NGC XF Details EF Rare Coin
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$559.30
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
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
1857 S Liberty Head 250 Gold Quarter Eagle G7074
1857 S Liberty Head 250 Gold Quarter Eagle G7074
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$429.95
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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$888.30
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
1913 Gold 250 Quarter Eagle UNC ToughCOINS
1913 Gold 250 Quarter Eagle UNC ToughCOINS
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$369.00
1836 Classic Gold Quarter Eagle 250 Block 8 PCGS AU Details Rare Coin
1836 Classic Gold Quarter Eagle 250 Block 8 PCGS AU Details Rare Coin
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$794.30
1904 Liberty Gold Quarter Eagle 250 NGC Uncirculated Rare MS UNC Coin
1904 Liberty Gold Quarter Eagle 250 NGC Uncirculated Rare MS UNC Coin
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$437.10
1910 250 Gold Quarter Eagle PCGS MS 63
1910 250 Gold Quarter Eagle PCGS MS 63
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$1,499.99
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
1873 S 250 Liberty Quarter Eagle Gold Coin ANACS AU 55 Details Rep Whizzed GBr
1873 S 250 Liberty Quarter Eagle Gold Coin ANACS AU 55 Details Rep Whizzed GBr
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$1,050.00
1914 D Indian Gold Quarter Eagle 250 PCGS Uncirculated Rare MS BU Coin
1914 D Indian Gold Quarter Eagle 250 PCGS Uncirculated Rare MS BU Coin
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$465.30
USA GOLD 25 Quarter Eagle 1911 NGC MS 61
USA GOLD 25 Quarter Eagle 1911 NGC MS 61
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$417.31
1902 2 1 2 Dollar Liberty Head Quarter Eagle Gold Piece
1902 2 1 2 Dollar Liberty Head Quarter Eagle Gold Piece
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$350.00
US 2 1 2 QUARTER EAGLE LIBERTY HEAD GOLD COIN 1854 O
US 2 1 2 QUARTER EAGLE LIBERTY HEAD GOLD COIN 1854 O
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$425.00
1912 Indian Gold Quarter Eagle 250 NGC Uncirculated Rare BU MS UNC Coin
1912 Indian Gold Quarter Eagle 250 NGC Uncirculated Rare BU MS UNC Coin
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$408.90
United States 1906 P 250 Gold Liberty Head Quarter Eagle NGC MS63
United States 1906 P 250 Gold Liberty Head Quarter Eagle NGC MS63
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$599.95
1903 Liberty Gold Quarter Eagle 250 Certified ICG MS63 Rare BU UNC Coin
1903 Liberty Gold Quarter Eagle 250 Certified ICG MS63 Rare BU UNC Coin
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$587.50
1853 Liberty Head 25 2 1 2 Dollar QUARTER EAGLE GOLD Coin  O 5040
1853 Liberty Head 25 2 1 2 Dollar QUARTER EAGLE GOLD Coin O 5040
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$325.00
Two 2 1912 USA 100 year old 2 1 2 Gold Dollar 250 Quarter Eagle Coins Nice
Two 2 1912 USA 100 year old 2 1 2 Gold Dollar 250 Quarter Eagle Coins Nice
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$499.00
1896 Liberty Head 250 Quarter Eagle
1896 Liberty Head 250 Quarter Eagle
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$465.00
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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$600.00
1842 O Quarter Eagle Gold Liberty Head Very Fine to Extra Fine US Coin 9114
1842 O Quarter Eagle Gold Liberty Head Very Fine to Extra Fine US Coin 9114
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$825.00
1856 S Quarter Eagle Gold Liberty Head About Uncirculated to Mint State 9115
1856 S Quarter Eagle Gold Liberty Head About Uncirculated to Mint State 9115
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1906 Quarter Eagle Gold Liberty Head Uncirculated Mint State US Coin 9117
1906 Quarter Eagle Gold Liberty Head Uncirculated Mint State US Coin 9117
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$625.00
1851 O Liberty Head Quarter Eagle Gold 25 UNC Details NGC New Orleans Mint
1851 O Liberty Head Quarter Eagle Gold 25 UNC Details NGC New Orleans Mint
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$715.00
1910 Gold Quarter Eagle 250 Indian NGC MS63 H4C7A0  OLD HOLDER
1910 Gold Quarter Eagle 250 Indian NGC MS63 H4C7A0 OLD HOLDER
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$1,325.00
1798 DRAPED BUST 2 1 2 GOLD QUARTER EAGLE NGC XF DETAILS RARE 1094 MINTED
1798 DRAPED BUST 2 1 2 GOLD QUARTER EAGLE NGC XF DETAILS RARE 1094 MINTED
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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
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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$549.90
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
1925 D Indian Gold Quarter Eagle 250 NGC MS64+ PQ Plus Grade 1200 Value
1925 D Indian Gold Quarter Eagle 250 NGC MS64+ PQ Plus Grade 1200 Value
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$1,076.30
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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$22,695.00
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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$1,847.10
Very Tough 1839 Classic Head Quarter Eagle Gold 25 PCGS F 12
Very Tough 1839 Classic Head Quarter Eagle Gold 25 PCGS F 12
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$795.00
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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$399.50
1914 P 250 Indian Gold Quarter Eagle
1914 P 250 Indian Gold Quarter Eagle
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$230.00
1925 D Indian 2 1 2 Dollar Gold Quarter Eagle Nice Hi Grade Wing Details
1925 D Indian 2 1 2 Dollar Gold Quarter Eagle Nice Hi Grade Wing Details
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$329.99
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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$512.30
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
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$925.90
1908 US Gold 250 Indian Head Quarter Eagle PCGS MS65
1908 US Gold 250 Indian Head Quarter Eagle PCGS MS65
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$2,800.00
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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$1,264.30
1913 Gold Quarter Eagle 250 Indian NGC MS63 F4F7H1 Lustrous
1913 Gold Quarter Eagle 250 Indian NGC MS63 F4F7H1 Lustrous
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$849.95
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
1836 QUARTER EAGLE GOLD COIN
1836 QUARTER EAGLE GOLD COIN
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$675.00
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
Indian Head 2 1 2 Quarter Eagle Full Collection 1908 1929 w 1911D Graded MS61
Indian Head 2 1 2 Quarter Eagle Full Collection 1908 1929 w 1911D Graded MS61
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$15,500.00
1925 D 250 Indian Quarter Eagle NGC MS65 MS 65 United States Gold Coin 2 1 2
1925 D 250 Indian Quarter Eagle NGC MS65 MS 65 United States Gold Coin 2 1 2
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$1,888.00
1903 Gold Quarter Eagle 250 Liberty NGC MS63 E4J3A7 OH
1903 Gold Quarter Eagle 250 Liberty NGC MS63 E4J3A7 OH
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$575.00
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
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$596.90
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
1910 Gold 25 Quarter Eagle BU+ Scarce Unc++ Example
1910 Gold 25 Quarter Eagle BU+ Scarce Unc++ Example
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$549.95
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
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$2,488.88
1868 S NGC MS61 25 Quarter Eagle Gold with glowing luster and a very low pop
1868 S NGC MS61 25 Quarter Eagle Gold with glowing luster and a very low pop
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$3,715.00
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
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$1,160.90
1856 C 25 Liberty Quarter Eagle NGC AU Details Rare
1856 C 25 Liberty Quarter Eagle NGC AU Details Rare
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$3,300.00
1929 250 GOLD PIECE NGC CERTIFIED MS 62 QUARTER EAGLE 2 1 2 DOLLAR INDIAN
1929 250 GOLD PIECE NGC CERTIFIED MS 62 QUARTER EAGLE 2 1 2 DOLLAR INDIAN
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$445.00
1904 Liberty Gold Quarter Eagle 250 PCGS MS65 1825 Value
1904 Liberty Gold Quarter Eagle 250 PCGS MS65 1825 Value
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$1,640.30
1901 25 Liberty Head Gold Quarter Eagle PCGS MS64
1901 25 Liberty Head Gold Quarter Eagle PCGS MS64
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$784.69
1914 D GOLD Indian Head Quarter Eagle 250 Coin EXTRA FINE
1914 D GOLD Indian Head Quarter Eagle 250 Coin EXTRA FINE
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$325.00
1915 S Panama Pacific Commemorative Gold Quarter Eagle 25 MS 65 PCGS Pan Pac
1915 S Panama Pacific Commemorative Gold Quarter Eagle 25 MS 65 PCGS Pan Pac
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$7,625.00
1896 250 Gold Liberty Head Quarter Eagle NGC MS64
1896 250 Gold Liberty Head Quarter Eagle NGC MS64
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$1,250.00
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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$2,570.90
1927 250 Gold Indian Head Quarter Eagle NGC MS63
1927 250 Gold Indian Head Quarter Eagle NGC MS63
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$559.00
1927 250 Gold Indian Head Quarter Eagle NGC  CAC MS64+
1927 250 Gold Indian Head Quarter Eagle NGC CAC MS64+
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$1,295.00
1928 250 Gold Indian Head Quarter Eagle NGC MS63
1928 250 Gold Indian Head Quarter Eagle NGC MS63
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$699.00
1851 US Gold 250 Quarter Eagle NGC MS61
1851 US Gold 250 Quarter Eagle NGC MS61
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$579.00
1861 P 25 Gold Liberty Head Quarter Eagle Coin
1861 P 25 Gold Liberty Head Quarter Eagle Coin
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$380.00
1926 ANACS MS 64 250 Gold Indian Quarter Eagle
1926 ANACS MS 64 250 Gold Indian Quarter Eagle
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$739.00
1899 250 Gold Liberty Quarter Eagle CAC  NGC MS 64
1899 250 Gold Liberty Quarter Eagle CAC NGC MS 64
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$1,299.99
1879 25 GOLD LIBERTY HEAD QUARTER EAGLE NGC AU58
1879 25 GOLD LIBERTY HEAD QUARTER EAGLE NGC AU58
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$425.00
1927 2 1 2 Dollar Indian Head Quarter Eagle Gold Coin Ungraded
1927 2 1 2 Dollar Indian Head Quarter Eagle Gold Coin Ungraded
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$399.99

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.