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.

1908 Gold 25 Indian Head Quarter Eagle Coin 2 1 2 BU 159
1908 Gold 25 Indian Head Quarter Eagle Coin 2 1 2 BU 159
Latest Price:
$385.00
1910 Indian 2 1 2 Dollar Quarter Eagle Gold  NGC AU53
1910 Indian 2 1 2 Dollar Quarter Eagle Gold NGC AU53
Latest Price:
$327.75
1912 Indian 2 1 2 Dollar Quarter Eagle Gold  NGC AU55   3730759 011
1912 Indian 2 1 2 Dollar Quarter Eagle Gold NGC AU55 3730759 011
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$327.75
1913 Indian 2 1 2 Dollar Quarter Eagle Gold  NGC AU58  3730759 007
1913 Indian 2 1 2 Dollar Quarter Eagle Gold NGC AU58 3730759 007
Latest Price:
$356.25
1928 Indian Head Gold 25 Quarter Eagle Reverse Cud K533
1928 Indian Head Gold 25 Quarter Eagle Reverse Cud K533
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$469.95
1915 Indian Head Gold 250 Quarter Eagle PCGS AU Details D150
1915 Indian Head Gold 250 Quarter Eagle PCGS AU Details D150
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$349.95
1907 25 Liberty Quarter Eagle Gold PCGS MS65 Coin 2 1 2 Dollar
1907 25 Liberty Quarter Eagle Gold PCGS MS65 Coin 2 1 2 Dollar
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$1,280.00
1910 P 25 Indian Head Gold Quarter Eagle 2 1 2 United States
1910 P 25 Indian Head Gold Quarter Eagle 2 1 2 United States
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$345.00
1915 INDIAN HEAD QUARTER EAGLE 25 GOLD ANACS AU58
1915 INDIAN HEAD QUARTER EAGLE 25 GOLD ANACS AU58
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$375.00
1808 25 Bust Quarter Eagle Gold Coin NGC MS 61 1754
1808 25 Bust Quarter Eagle Gold Coin NGC MS 61 1754
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$205,000.00
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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$544.05
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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$432.45
1807 25 Quarter Eagle Gold Coin PCGS MS 61 401
1807 25 Quarter Eagle Gold Coin PCGS MS 61 401
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$50,000.00
Rare 1878 Gold 25 Liberty Head Quarter Eagle Coin 2 1 2 Nice BU
Rare 1878 Gold 25 Liberty Head Quarter Eagle Coin 2 1 2 Nice BU
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$475.00
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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$1,827.45
1929 Indian Quarter Eagle PCGS MS 65
1929 Indian Quarter Eagle PCGS MS 65
Latest Price:
$3,806.25
1929 Indian Quarter Eagle NGC MS 65
1929 Indian Quarter Eagle NGC MS 65
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$3,543.75
1915 Indian Quarter Eagle NGC MS 63
1915 Indian Quarter Eagle NGC MS 63
Latest Price:
$855.75
1915 Indian Quarter Eagle NGC MS 63
1915 Indian Quarter Eagle NGC MS 63
Latest Price:
$855.75
1915 Indian Quarter Eagle NGC MS 63
1915 Indian Quarter Eagle NGC MS 63
Latest Price:
$855.75
1914 D 2 1 2 Indian Quarter Eagle NGC MS 64
1914 D 2 1 2 Indian Quarter Eagle NGC MS 64
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$3,202.50
1914 Indian Quarter Eagle NGC MS 61
1914 Indian Quarter Eagle NGC MS 61
Latest Price:
$745.50
1914 Indian Quarter Eagle NGC MS 61
1914 Indian Quarter Eagle NGC MS 61
Latest Price:
$745.50
1914 Indian Quarter Eagle NGC MS 61
1914 Indian Quarter Eagle NGC MS 61
Latest Price:
$745.50
1914 Indian Quarter Eagle NGC MS 61
1914 Indian Quarter Eagle NGC MS 61
Latest Price:
$745.50
1914 Indian Quarter Eagle NGC MS 61
1914 Indian Quarter Eagle NGC MS 61
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$745.50
1913 Indian Quarter Eagle NGC MS 64
1913 Indian Quarter Eagle NGC MS 64
Latest Price:
$1,491.00
1913 Indian Quarter Eagle NGC MS 63
1913 Indian Quarter Eagle NGC MS 63
Latest Price:
$829.50
1913 Indian Quarter Eagle NGC MS 63
1913 Indian Quarter Eagle NGC MS 63
Latest Price:
$829.50
1913 Indian Quarter Eagle NGC MS 63
1913 Indian Quarter Eagle NGC MS 63
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$829.50
1913 Indian Quarter Eagle NGC MS 62
1913 Indian Quarter Eagle NGC MS 62
Latest Price:
$441.00
1913 Indian Quarter Eagle NGC MS 62
1913 Indian Quarter Eagle NGC MS 62
Latest Price:
$441.00
1861 250 TYPE 2 GOLD LIBERTY NGC AU58 QUARTER EAGLE
1861 250 TYPE 2 GOLD LIBERTY NGC AU58 QUARTER EAGLE
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$425.00
1912 Indian Quarter Eagle NGC MS 64
1912 Indian Quarter Eagle NGC MS 64
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$2,887.50
1912 Indian Quarter Eagle NGC MS 62
1912 Indian Quarter Eagle NGC MS 62
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$635.25
1911 D 2 1 2 WEAK D Indian Quarter Eagle PCGS XF 45
1911 D 2 1 2 WEAK D Indian Quarter Eagle PCGS XF 45
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$2,336.25
1911 D 2 1 2 Indian Quarter Eagle PCGS MS 62
1911 D 2 1 2 Indian Quarter Eagle PCGS MS 62
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$9,922.50
1911 D 2 1 2 Indian Quarter Eagle NGC AU 58
1911 D 2 1 2 Indian Quarter Eagle NGC AU 58
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$5,407.50
1911 Indian Quarter Eagle NGC MS 63
1911 Indian Quarter Eagle NGC MS 63
Latest Price:
$803.25
1911 Indian Quarter Eagle NGC MS 63
1911 Indian Quarter Eagle NGC MS 63
Latest Price:
$803.25
1911 Indian Quarter Eagle NGC MS 63
1911 Indian Quarter Eagle NGC MS 63
Latest Price:
$803.25
1911 Indian Quarter Eagle NGC MS 62
1911 Indian Quarter Eagle NGC MS 62
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$472.50
1911 Indian Quarter Eagle NGC AU 58
1911 Indian Quarter Eagle NGC AU 58
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$330.75
1910 Indian Quarter Eagle PCGS MS 64
1910 Indian Quarter Eagle PCGS MS 64
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$1,874.25
1910 Indian Quarter Eagle NGC MS 64
1910 Indian Quarter Eagle NGC MS 64
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$1,874.25
1910 Indian Quarter Eagle NGC MS 63
1910 Indian Quarter Eagle NGC MS 63
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$1,212.75
1910 Indian Quarter Eagle NGC MS 62
1910 Indian Quarter Eagle NGC MS 62
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$551.25
1906 Liberty Quarter Eagle NGC MS 64
1906 Liberty Quarter Eagle NGC MS 64
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$719.25
1894 250 GOLD LIBERTY NGC MS62 QUARTER EAGLE LOW MINTAGE
1894 250 GOLD LIBERTY NGC MS62 QUARTER EAGLE LOW MINTAGE
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$1,000.00
1897 Liberty Quarter Eagle NGC MS 64
1897 Liberty Quarter Eagle NGC MS 64
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$829.50
1893 Liberty Quarter Eagle PCGS MS 65
1893 Liberty Quarter Eagle PCGS MS 65
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$1,958.25
1889 Liberty Quarter Eagle NGC MS 63
1889 Liberty Quarter Eagle NGC MS 63
Latest Price:
$803.25
1912 GOLD US 2 1 2 INDIAN HEAD QUARTER EAGLE COIN NGC MINT STATE 62
1912 GOLD US 2 1 2 INDIAN HEAD QUARTER EAGLE COIN NGC MINT STATE 62
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$625.00
1915 Indian Quarter Eagle PCGS MS 64
1915 Indian Quarter Eagle PCGS MS 64
Latest Price:
$1,407.00
1914 D 2 1 2 Indian Quarter Eagle PCGS MS 64
1914 D 2 1 2 Indian Quarter Eagle PCGS MS 64
Latest Price:
$3,202.50
1914 D 2 1 2 Indian Quarter Eagle PCGS MS 64
1914 D 2 1 2 Indian Quarter Eagle PCGS MS 64
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$3,202.50
1914 D 2 1 2 Indian Quarter Eagle NGC MS 64
1914 D 2 1 2 Indian Quarter Eagle NGC MS 64
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$3,858.75
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
1913 Indian Quarter Eagle PCGS MS 64
1913 Indian Quarter Eagle PCGS MS 64
Latest Price:
$1,491.00
1913 Indian Quarter Eagle PCGS MS 64
1913 Indian Quarter Eagle PCGS MS 64
Latest Price:
$1,491.00
1913 Indian Quarter Eagle PCGS MS 63
1913 Indian Quarter Eagle PCGS MS 63
Latest Price:
$829.50
1913 Indian Quarter Eagle PCGS MS 63
1913 Indian Quarter Eagle PCGS MS 63
Latest Price:
$829.50
1913 Indian Quarter Eagle NGC MS 63
1913 Indian Quarter Eagle NGC MS 63
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$829.50
1913 Indian Quarter Eagle NGC MS 62
1913 Indian Quarter Eagle NGC MS 62
Latest Price:
$441.00
1912 Indian Quarter Eagle PCGS MS 64
1912 Indian Quarter Eagle PCGS MS 64
Latest Price:
$2,887.50
1912 Indian Quarter Eagle PCGS MS 63
1912 Indian Quarter Eagle PCGS MS 63
Latest Price:
$1,517.25
1912 Indian Quarter Eagle PCGS MS 63
1912 Indian Quarter Eagle PCGS MS 63
Latest Price:
$1,517.25
1912 Indian Quarter Eagle PCGS MS 63
1912 Indian Quarter Eagle PCGS MS 63
Latest Price:
$1,517.25
1911 D 2 1 2 Indian Quarter Eagle NGC MS 63
1911 D 2 1 2 Indian Quarter Eagle NGC MS 63
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$14,910.00
1911 Indian Quarter Eagle PCGS MS 64
1911 Indian Quarter Eagle PCGS MS 64
Latest Price:
$1,270.50
1911 Indian Quarter Eagle PCGS MS 64
1911 Indian Quarter Eagle PCGS MS 64
Latest Price:
$1,270.50
1911 Indian Quarter Eagle PCGS MS 63
1911 Indian Quarter Eagle PCGS MS 63
Latest Price:
$803.25
1911 Indian Quarter Eagle PCGS MS 63
1911 Indian Quarter Eagle PCGS MS 63
Latest Price:
$803.25
1911 Indian Quarter Eagle NGC MS 63
1911 Indian Quarter Eagle NGC MS 63
Latest Price:
$803.25
1910 Indian Quarter Eagle PCGS MS 64
1910 Indian Quarter Eagle PCGS MS 64
Latest Price:
$1,874.25
1910 Indian Quarter Eagle PCGS MS 63
1910 Indian Quarter Eagle PCGS MS 63
Latest Price:
$1,212.75
1910 Indian Quarter Eagle PCGS MS 63
1910 Indian Quarter Eagle PCGS MS 63
Latest Price:
$1,212.75
1910 Indian Quarter Eagle PCGS MS 63
1910 Indian Quarter Eagle PCGS MS 63
Latest Price:
$1,212.75
1910 Indian Quarter Eagle NGC MS 63
1910 Indian Quarter Eagle NGC MS 63
Latest Price:
$1,212.75
1910 Indian Quarter Eagle NGC MS 63
1910 Indian Quarter Eagle NGC MS 63
Latest Price:
$1,212.75
1910 Indian Quarter Eagle NGC MS 63
1910 Indian Quarter Eagle NGC MS 63
Latest Price:
$1,212.75
1909 Indian Quarter Eagle PCGS MS 64
1909 Indian Quarter Eagle PCGS MS 64
Latest Price:
$2,546.25
1909 Indian Quarter Eagle PCGS MS 64
1909 Indian Quarter Eagle PCGS MS 64
Latest Price:
$2,546.25
1908 Indian Quarter Eagle PCGS MS 64
1908 Indian Quarter Eagle PCGS MS 64
Latest Price:
$1,711.50
1908 Indian Quarter Eagle NGC MS 63
1908 Indian Quarter Eagle NGC MS 63
Latest Price:
$992.25
1878 Liberty Gold Quarter Eagle 250 NGC Uncirculated Rare MS UNC Coin
1878 Liberty Gold Quarter Eagle 250 NGC Uncirculated Rare MS UNC Coin
Latest Price:
$395.25
1908 Indian Quarter Eagle NGC MS 63
1908 Indian Quarter Eagle NGC MS 63
Latest Price:
$992.25
1908 Indian Quarter Eagle NGC MS 63
1908 Indian Quarter Eagle NGC MS 63
Latest Price:
$992.25
1897 Liberty Quarter Eagle PCGS MS 64
1897 Liberty Quarter Eagle PCGS MS 64
Latest Price:
$829.50
1897 Liberty Quarter Eagle PCGS MS 63
1897 Liberty Quarter Eagle PCGS MS 63
Latest Price:
$635.25
1897 Liberty Quarter Eagle PCGS MS 63
1897 Liberty Quarter Eagle PCGS MS 63
Latest Price:
$635.25
1896 Liberty Quarter Eagle PCGS MS 64
1896 Liberty Quarter Eagle PCGS MS 64
Latest Price:
$1,102.50
1896 Liberty Quarter Eagle PCGS MS 64
1896 Liberty Quarter Eagle PCGS MS 64
Latest Price:
$1,102.50
1893 Liberty Quarter Eagle PCGS MS 64
1893 Liberty Quarter Eagle PCGS MS 64
Latest Price:
$882.00
1892 Liberty Quarter Eagle NGC MS 66
1892 Liberty Quarter Eagle NGC MS 66
Latest Price:
$9,371.25
1871 S 2 1 2 Liberty Quarter Eagle PCGS AU 58
1871 S 2 1 2 Liberty Quarter Eagle PCGS AU 58
Latest Price:
$966.00
1861 New Reverse Ty Liberty Quarter Eagle PCGS MS 64
1861 New Reverse Ty Liberty Quarter Eagle PCGS MS 64
Latest Price:
$2,441.25
1861 New Reverse Ty Liberty Quarter Eagle NGC MS 62
1861 New Reverse Ty Liberty Quarter Eagle NGC MS 62
Latest Price:
$1,076.25
1858 C 2 1 2 Liberty Quarter Eagle NGC AU 58
1858 C 2 1 2 Liberty Quarter Eagle NGC AU 58
Latest Price:
$4,751.25
1854 O 2 1 2 Liberty Quarter Eagle PCGS MS 62
1854 O 2 1 2 Liberty Quarter Eagle PCGS MS 62
Latest Price:
$5,748.75

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.