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.

1848 C Liberty Gold Quarter Eagle 250 PCGS Fine Detail Rare Charlotte Coin
1848 C Liberty Gold Quarter Eagle 250 PCGS Fine Detail Rare Charlotte Coin
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$1,189.10
1926 Indian Head Gold Quarter Eagle 25 MS 63 NGC
1926 Indian Head Gold Quarter Eagle 25 MS 63 NGC
Latest Price:
$545.00
1911 250 Indian Gold Quarter EagleGraded AU 58 Details ANACS
1911 250 Indian Gold Quarter EagleGraded AU 58 Details ANACS
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$365.00
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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$1,650.00
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
1907 250 Liberty Quarter Eagle Gold Coin ANACS MS 63
1907 250 Liberty Quarter Eagle Gold Coin ANACS MS 63
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$699.50
1914 Quarter Eagle Gold Coin 250 NGC MS 62 Brilliant Uncirculated
1914 Quarter Eagle Gold Coin 250 NGC MS 62 Brilliant Uncirculated
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$2,875.00
1925 D Indian 250 Quarter Eagle Gold Coin PCGS UNC Details Appears Choice BU
1925 D Indian 250 Quarter Eagle Gold Coin PCGS UNC Details Appears Choice BU
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$795.00
1928 Indian 250 Quarter Eagle Gold Coin PCGS MS 63
1928 Indian 250 Quarter Eagle Gold Coin PCGS MS 63
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$825.00
1856 S Liberty Gold Quarter Eagle 250 AU Details Rare San Francisco Coin
1856 S Liberty Gold Quarter Eagle 250 AU Details Rare San Francisco Coin
Latest Price:
$545.00
1910 250 Indian Quarter Eagle Gold Coin ANACS AU 55 Details Cleaned
1910 250 Indian Quarter Eagle Gold Coin ANACS AU 55 Details Cleaned
Latest Price:
$395.00
1904 P Liberty Head Quarter Eagle 2 1 2 Gold Coin 289
1904 P Liberty Head Quarter Eagle 2 1 2 Gold Coin 289
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$1,250.00
1913 25 INDIAN Quarter Eagle NGC GRADED MS64 STUNNING BETTER DATE Older Holder
1913 25 INDIAN Quarter Eagle NGC GRADED MS64 STUNNING BETTER DATE Older Holder
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$1,975.00
250 Liberty Gold Quarter Eagle Coin Random Year MS 63 PCGS NGC SKU18493
250 Liberty Gold Quarter Eagle Coin Random Year MS 63 PCGS NGC SKU18493
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$478.13
1925 D Indian Head Quarter Eagle Gold 25 MS 63 NGC
1925 D Indian Head Quarter Eagle Gold 25 MS 63 NGC
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$545.00
1854 250 Liberty Gold Coin NGC MS 65 Quarter Eagle
1854 250 Liberty Gold Coin NGC MS 65 Quarter Eagle
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$7,795.00
1903 250 NGC MS63 Liberty Quarter Eagle Gold Coin United States 2 1 2 Dollar
1903 250 NGC MS63 Liberty Quarter Eagle Gold Coin United States 2 1 2 Dollar
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$588.00
1928 2 1 2 Quarter Eagle Gold Indian Select CHOICE BU
1928 2 1 2 Quarter Eagle Gold Indian Select CHOICE BU
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$849.99
1926 P Gold Quarter Eagle Choice Unc
1926 P Gold Quarter Eagle Choice Unc
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$365.00
United States 1873 Closed 3 250 Gold Liberty Quarter Eagle NGC MS61
United States 1873 Closed 3 250 Gold Liberty Quarter Eagle NGC MS61
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$599.95
United States 1907 250 Gold Liberty Quarter Eagle NGC MS64
United States 1907 250 Gold Liberty Quarter Eagle NGC MS64
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$639.95
1852 Gold Liberty Head Quarter Eagle 2 1 2 Coin Love Token Fancy Low Mintage
1852 Gold Liberty Head Quarter Eagle 2 1 2 Coin Love Token Fancy Low Mintage
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$359.10
1854 Gold Liberty Head Quarter Eagle 2 1 2 Coin Love Token C H Low Mintage Rare
1854 Gold Liberty Head Quarter Eagle 2 1 2 Coin Love Token C H Low Mintage Rare
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$359.10
AU Details 1839 C Classic Head 250 Gold Quarter Eagle Graded NGC SC15
AU Details 1839 C Classic Head 250 Gold Quarter Eagle Graded NGC SC15
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$6,999.95
1927 250 Quarter Eagle Gold Indian Head COLORIZED V3ut
1927 250 Quarter Eagle Gold Indian Head COLORIZED V3ut
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$305.00
1912 250 Indian Head Quarter Eagle Gold Coin PCGS MS64 2 1 2
1912 250 Indian Head Quarter Eagle Gold Coin PCGS MS64 2 1 2
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$2,999.99
1909 250 Indian Head Quarter Eagle Gold Coin NGC MS64 2 1 2
1909 250 Indian Head Quarter Eagle Gold Coin NGC MS64 2 1 2
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$2,199.99
1901 Quarter Eagle Gold Liberty Coin 250 PCGS MS 63 2 1 2
1901 Quarter Eagle Gold Liberty Coin 250 PCGS MS 63 2 1 2
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$599.99
1912 Indian 2 1 2 Quarter Eagle Gold  High Grade Details  Nice Wing Tip
1912 Indian 2 1 2 Quarter Eagle Gold High Grade Details Nice Wing Tip
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$315.00
UNC Details 1906 Liberty Head 250 Gold Quarter Eagle Graded NGC SC25
UNC Details 1906 Liberty Head 250 Gold Quarter Eagle Graded NGC SC25
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$389.95
1907 250 Liberty Head Gold Quarter Eagle Choice BU Condition Beautiful Detail
1907 250 Liberty Head Gold Quarter Eagle Choice BU Condition Beautiful Detail
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$499.99
1861 TYPE 2 Civil War DATE US GOLD 250 Indian Quarter Eagle NGC AU58
1861 TYPE 2 Civil War DATE US GOLD 250 Indian Quarter Eagle NGC AU58
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$499.00
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
1893 25 LIBERTY QUARTER EAGLE NGC MS63 GRADED MS 63 BEAUTIFUL
1893 25 LIBERTY QUARTER EAGLE NGC MS63 GRADED MS 63 BEAUTIFUL
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$985.00
1905 250 Liberty Head Gold Quarter Eagle PCGS MS63 CAC Approved
1905 250 Liberty Head Gold Quarter Eagle PCGS MS63 CAC Approved
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$575.00
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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$395.00
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
1903 25 LIBERTY Quarter Eagle GOLD COIN NGC MS63 GRADED MS 63
1903 25 LIBERTY Quarter Eagle GOLD COIN NGC MS63 GRADED MS 63
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$875.00
250 GOLD 1836 1 4 QUARTER EAGLE LIBERTY MINT STATE KEY DATE NICE COIN
250 GOLD 1836 1 4 QUARTER EAGLE LIBERTY MINT STATE KEY DATE NICE COIN
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$890.00
1910 25 INDIAN PHILADELPHIA Quarter Eagle NGC MS63 Better Date OLDER HOLDER
1910 25 INDIAN PHILADELPHIA Quarter Eagle NGC MS63 Better Date OLDER HOLDER
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$1,785.00
1905 25 LIBERTY Quarter Eagle NGC MS63 GRADED MS 63  NO spots
1905 25 LIBERTY Quarter Eagle NGC MS63 GRADED MS 63 NO spots
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$875.00
1915 25 INDIAN Quarter Eagle PCGS MS62 MS 62 OLD GREEN HOLDER OGH
1915 25 INDIAN Quarter Eagle PCGS MS62 MS 62 OLD GREEN HOLDER OGH
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$875.00
1904 25 LIBERTY QUARTER EAGLE NGC MS63 GRADED MS 63  NO spots
1904 25 LIBERTY QUARTER EAGLE NGC MS63 GRADED MS 63 NO spots
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$875.00
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
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
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
1909 Gold Indian Quarter Eagle PCGS Genuine XF Details
1909 Gold Indian Quarter Eagle PCGS Genuine XF Details
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$450.00
1856 NGC MS61 25 Liberty Head Quarter Eagle
1856 NGC MS61 25 Liberty Head Quarter Eagle
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$650.00
1909 25 Indian Gold Quarter Eagle NGC AU Details Improperly Cleaned
1909 25 Indian Gold Quarter Eagle NGC AU Details Improperly Cleaned
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$419.99
1909 Indian Head NGC MS 61 25 Quarter Eagle Gold Coin
1909 Indian Head NGC MS 61 25 Quarter Eagle Gold Coin
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$399.00
1910 Indian Head NGC MS 61 25 Quarter Eagle Gold Coin
1910 Indian Head NGC MS 61 25 Quarter Eagle Gold Coin
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$399.00
1907 Quarter Eagle 250 NGC MS63
1907 Quarter Eagle 250 NGC MS63
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$501.40
1914 D 25 INDIAN GOLD QUARTER EAGLE MS 62 by NGC 2661489 004
1914 D 25 INDIAN GOLD QUARTER EAGLE MS 62 by NGC 2661489 004
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$795.00
1929 ICG MS64 25 Indian Head Quarter Eagle
1929 ICG MS64 25 Indian Head Quarter Eagle
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$850.00
1929 ICG MS64 25 Indian Head Quarter Eagle
1929 ICG MS64 25 Indian Head Quarter Eagle
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$850.00
1929 ICG MS63 25 Indian Head Quarter Eagle
1929 ICG MS63 25 Indian Head Quarter Eagle
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$625.00
1836 US 25 Dollar Liberty Head Quarter Eagle Gold Uncertified Circulated Coin
1836 US 25 Dollar Liberty Head Quarter Eagle Gold Uncertified Circulated Coin
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$1,295.95
1915 GOLD Indian Head Quarter Eagle 250 Coin Certified NGC MS 63
1915 GOLD Indian Head Quarter Eagle 250 Coin Certified NGC MS 63
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$750.00
1929 GOLD Indian Head Quarter Eagle 250 Coin Certified NGC MS 63
1929 GOLD Indian Head Quarter Eagle 250 Coin Certified NGC MS 63
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$560.00
1878 S Liberty quarter eagle nice grade ICG AU50 looks better
1878 S Liberty quarter eagle nice grade ICG AU50 looks better
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$349.99
1904 PCGS MS64 25 Liberty Head Quarter Eagle
1904 PCGS MS64 25 Liberty Head Quarter Eagle
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$705.00
1909 ICG MS63 25 Indian Head Quarter Eagle
1909 ICG MS63 25 Indian Head Quarter Eagle
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$1,250.00
1852 250 Liberty Head Quarter Eagle Gold Piece AU
1852 250 Liberty Head Quarter Eagle Gold Piece AU
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$339.99
1910 ICG MS63 25 Indian Head Quarter Eagle
1910 ICG MS63 25 Indian Head Quarter Eagle
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$1,250.00
1912 ICG MS64 25 Indian Head Quarter Eagle
1912 ICG MS64 25 Indian Head Quarter Eagle
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$2,700.00
1915 ICG MS65 25 Indian Head Quarter Eagle
1915 ICG MS65 25 Indian Head Quarter Eagle
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$3,945.00
United States 1913 250 Gold Indian Quarter Eagle PCGS MS63 33889017
United States 1913 250 Gold Indian Quarter Eagle PCGS MS63 33889017
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$649.95
1850 D Liberty Head Quarter Eagle Gold 250 Coin ANACS AU 55 Detail Clean GBR
1850 D Liberty Head Quarter Eagle Gold 250 Coin ANACS AU 55 Detail Clean GBR
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$5,495.00
United States 1915 250 Gold Indian Quarter Eagle PCGS MS63 33888993
United States 1915 250 Gold Indian Quarter Eagle PCGS MS63 33888993
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$649.95
1854 Gold Liberty Quarter Eagle 25 NGC AU Details
1854 Gold Liberty Quarter Eagle 25 NGC AU Details
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$289.99
1911 250 Indian Gold Coin PCGS MS 62 Quarter Eagle High End Coin
1911 250 Indian Gold Coin PCGS MS 62 Quarter Eagle High End Coin
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$995.00
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
1912 Indian Head Quarter Eagle Gold 250 Coin ANACS AU 58 Cleaned Details
1912 Indian Head Quarter Eagle Gold 250 Coin ANACS AU 58 Cleaned Details
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$375.00
1929 Indian Head Quarter Eagle Gold 250 Coin ANACS AU 58 Cleaned Details +
1929 Indian Head Quarter Eagle Gold 250 Coin ANACS AU 58 Cleaned Details +
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$395.00
250 Indian Gold Quarter Eagle Pendant Diamond ScrewTop Bezel SKU 63500
250 Indian Gold Quarter Eagle Pendant Diamond ScrewTop Bezel SKU 63500
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$458.01
1927 25 INDIAN QUARTER EAGLE NGC MS64 MS 64 Near GEM
1927 25 INDIAN QUARTER EAGLE NGC MS64 MS 64 Near GEM
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$1,375.00
1911 Indian Head Gold Quarter Eagle 25 MS 64 PCGS
1911 Indian Head Gold Quarter Eagle 25 MS 64 PCGS
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$1,059.25
1925 D Indian Head Quarter Eagle Gold 25 UNC Details NGC
1925 D Indian Head Quarter Eagle Gold 25 UNC Details NGC
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$375.00
1910 Gold 25 Indian Head Quarter Eagle Coin 2 1 2 BU
1910 Gold 25 Indian Head Quarter Eagle Coin 2 1 2 BU
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$395.00
1926 Gold 25 Indian Head Quarter Eagle Coin 2 1 2 BU
1926 Gold 25 Indian Head Quarter Eagle Coin 2 1 2 BU
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$395.00
ANACS AU50 1852 250 GOLD LIBERTY QUARTER EAGLE OEX
ANACS AU50 1852 250 GOLD LIBERTY QUARTER EAGLE OEX
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$419.99
ICG AU58 1903 250 GOLD LIBERTY QUARTER EAGLE OIE
ICG AU58 1903 250 GOLD LIBERTY QUARTER EAGLE OIE
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$419.99
ANACS AU58 1905 250 GOLD LIBERTY QUARTER EAGLE OIE
ANACS AU58 1905 250 GOLD LIBERTY QUARTER EAGLE OIE
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$419.99
ANACS AU55 1912 250 GOLD INDIAN QUARTER EAGLE OZE
ANACS AU55 1912 250 GOLD INDIAN QUARTER EAGLE OZE
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$419.99
Rare 1907 Gold 25 Liberty Quarter Eagle Coin 2 1 2 LK
Rare 1907 Gold 25 Liberty Quarter Eagle Coin 2 1 2 LK
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$425.00
1911 D Strong D PCGS Genuine 250 2 1 2 Gold Quarter Eagle
1911 D Strong D PCGS Genuine 250 2 1 2 Gold Quarter Eagle
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$3,054.99
1929 Indian Head Gold Quarter Eagle 25 MS 62 NGC
1929 Indian Head Gold Quarter Eagle 25 MS 62 NGC
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$384.75
250 Indian Head Gold Coin Uncirculated Quarter Eagle
250 Indian Head Gold Coin Uncirculated Quarter Eagle
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$1,025.00
Ladies 14KT Yellow Gold 1925 Quarter Eagle Coin Ring with Diamonds SZ 7 J68
Ladies 14KT Yellow Gold 1925 Quarter Eagle Coin Ring with Diamonds SZ 7 J68
Latest Price:
$1,080.00
1861 25 QUARTER EAGLE LIBERTY HEAD 2 1 2 DOLLAR GOLD PIECE
1861 25 QUARTER EAGLE LIBERTY HEAD 2 1 2 DOLLAR GOLD PIECE
Latest Price:
$400.00
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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$319.85
1926 250 Quarter Eagle Commemorative Gold NGC MS64
1926 250 Quarter Eagle Commemorative Gold NGC MS64
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$775.74
1852 O Liberty Head Gold Quarter Eagle G72
1852 O Liberty Head Gold Quarter Eagle G72
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$429.95
1908 Gold Indian Head 250 Quarter Eagle Native American Ungraded
1908 Gold Indian Head 250 Quarter Eagle Native American Ungraded
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$950.00
MS64 1928 Indian Head 250 Gold Quarter Eagle Graded PCGS SC16
MS64 1928 Indian Head 250 Gold Quarter Eagle Graded PCGS SC16
Latest Price:
$749.95
1905 250 Liberty NGC MS64 Choice graded Gold Quarter Eagle coin Brilliant
1905 250 Liberty NGC MS64 Choice graded Gold Quarter Eagle coin Brilliant
Latest Price:
$950.26
1836 250 Quarter Eagle CLASSIC HEAD GOLD COIN HIGH GRADE
1836 250 Quarter Eagle CLASSIC HEAD GOLD COIN HIGH GRADE
Latest Price:
$899.00
1844 C Liberty Gold Quarter Eagle 250 NGC XF Dets Rare Charlotte Gold Coin
1844 C Liberty Gold Quarter Eagle 250 NGC XF Dets Rare Charlotte Gold Coin
Latest Price:
$1,160.90
1836 250 Gold Quarter Eagle XB65
1836 250 Gold Quarter Eagle XB65
Latest Price:
$699.95

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.