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.

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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$19,000.00
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
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
1905 Liberty Head GOLD Quarter Eagle MS65 PCGS Gorgeous GEM
1905 Liberty Head GOLD Quarter Eagle MS65 PCGS Gorgeous GEM
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$1,425.00
1910 Gold 25 Quarter Eagle BU+ Scarce Unc++ Example
1910 Gold 25 Quarter Eagle BU+ Scarce Unc++ Example
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$549.95
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
1873 MEGA RARE 2 1 2 Indian Quarter Eagle 250 Gold LUSTER Coin open 3 MS 63
1873 MEGA RARE 2 1 2 Indian Quarter Eagle 250 Gold LUSTER Coin open 3 MS 63
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$1,188.88
1907 25 Gold Quarter Eagle Liberty Head MS62 NGC Excellent Eye Appeal
1907 25 Gold Quarter Eagle Liberty Head MS62 NGC Excellent Eye Appeal
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$475.95
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
1912 Indian Quarter Eagle 25 NGC MS 63
1912 Indian Quarter Eagle 25 NGC MS 63
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$1,799.00
1902 MEGA RARE 2 1 2 Indian Quarter Eagle 250 Gold LUSTER Coin MS 63 pcgs
1902 MEGA RARE 2 1 2 Indian Quarter Eagle 250 Gold LUSTER Coin MS 63 pcgs
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$799.88
1926 ANACS MS 64 250 Gold Indian Quarter Eagle
1926 ANACS MS 64 250 Gold Indian Quarter Eagle
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$739.00
1929 25 GOLD PIECE NGC CERTIFIED MS 62 QUARTER EAGLE 2 1 2 DOLLAR INDIAN
1929 25 GOLD PIECE NGC CERTIFIED MS 62 QUARTER EAGLE 2 1 2 DOLLAR INDIAN
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$448.00
1901 25 Liberty Head Gold Quarter Eagle PCGS MS64
1901 25 Liberty Head Gold Quarter Eagle PCGS MS64
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$825.99
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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$2,570.90
1851 US Gold 250 Quarter Eagle NGC MS61
1851 US Gold 250 Quarter Eagle NGC MS61
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$609.00
1861 P 25 Gold Liberty Head Quarter Eagle Coin
1861 P 25 Gold Liberty Head Quarter Eagle Coin
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$380.00
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
1844 D Rare Dahlonega Quarter Eagle 2 1 2 Gold ICG VG08 Details mount removed
1844 D Rare Dahlonega Quarter Eagle 2 1 2 Gold ICG VG08 Details mount removed
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$1,399.00
1925 D INDIAN GOLD QUARTER EAGLE 250 MS++ ORIGINAL LUSTER SHARP DETAIL 1925D
1925 D INDIAN GOLD QUARTER EAGLE 250 MS++ ORIGINAL LUSTER SHARP DETAIL 1925D
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$355.00
1887 Quarter Eagle Gold Liberty Head 250 Coin Extremely Rare PCGS
1887 Quarter Eagle Gold Liberty Head 250 Coin Extremely Rare PCGS
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$2,089.99
1925 D 25 Quarter Eagle Indian Head Gold ICG MS 63
1925 D 25 Quarter Eagle Indian Head Gold ICG MS 63
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$580.00
1850 O 25 LIBERTY QUARTER EAGLE AU 53 by NGC KEY DATE LOW MINTAGE
1850 O 25 LIBERTY QUARTER EAGLE AU 53 by NGC KEY DATE LOW MINTAGE
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$1,199.00
1850 O 2 1 2 NGC AU55 Scarce Gold Quarter Eagle from New Orleans Gold Coin
1850 O 2 1 2 NGC AU55 Scarce Gold Quarter Eagle from New Orleans Gold Coin
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$1,525.00
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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$1,019.90
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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$719.10
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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$841.30
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
United States 1914 Indian Head Quarter Eagle 25 Gold Coin NGC MS 62
United States 1914 Indian Head Quarter Eagle 25 Gold Coin NGC MS 62
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$2,350.00
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
1852 D 2 1 2 Liberty Quarter Eagle VF Details Ex JewelryBETTER MINT
1852 D 2 1 2 Liberty Quarter Eagle VF Details Ex JewelryBETTER MINT
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$899.95
1836 GOLD QUARTER EAGLE 250 2 1 2 PCGS AU DETAILS SCRIPT 8
1836 GOLD QUARTER EAGLE 250 2 1 2 PCGS AU DETAILS SCRIPT 8
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$745.00
1878 S 250 Gold Liberty Head Quarter Eagle PCGS AU 58
1878 S 250 Gold Liberty Head Quarter Eagle PCGS AU 58
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$549.99
1928 25 Indian Head Gold Quarter Eagle Coin PCGS MS63
1928 25 Indian Head Gold Quarter Eagle Coin PCGS MS63
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$625.00
1842 O 250 Liberty Quarter Eagle Gold Coin ANACS EF 45
1842 O 250 Liberty Quarter Eagle Gold Coin ANACS EF 45
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$1,750.00
1853 250 Liberty Quarter Eagle Gold Coin ANACS AU 50
1853 250 Liberty Quarter Eagle Gold Coin ANACS AU 50
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$475.00
1855 250 Liberty Quarter Eagle Gold Coin ANACS AU 58 Details Cleaned
1855 250 Liberty Quarter Eagle Gold Coin ANACS AU 58 Details Cleaned
Latest Price:
$495.00
1913 P Gold Indian 250 Quarter Eagle AU55 NGC
1913 P Gold Indian 250 Quarter Eagle AU55 NGC
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$400.00
1912 P Gold Indian 250 Quarter Eagle AU55 NGC
1912 P Gold Indian 250 Quarter Eagle AU55 NGC
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$400.00
1873 Closed 3 250 Liberty Quarter Eagle Gold Coin ANACS AU 58 Details Damaged
1873 Closed 3 250 Liberty Quarter Eagle Gold Coin ANACS AU 58 Details Damaged
Latest Price:
$475.00
1911 P Gold Indian 250 Quarter Eagle AU55 NGC
1911 P Gold Indian 250 Quarter Eagle AU55 NGC
Latest Price:
$400.00
1878 250 Liberty Quarter Eagle Gold Coin ANACS AU 58
1878 250 Liberty Quarter Eagle Gold Coin ANACS AU 58
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$495.00
  1910 Indian Gold Quarter Eagle 250 Choice Circulated Coin
1910 Indian Gold Quarter Eagle 250 Choice Circulated Coin
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$828.75
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
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
1893 250 Liberty Quarter Eagle Gold Coin ANACS AU 55
1893 250 Liberty Quarter Eagle Gold Coin ANACS AU 55
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$495.00
1836 Script 8 NGC MS60 25 Classic Head Quarter Eagle With Nice Luster
1836 Script 8 NGC MS60 25 Classic Head Quarter Eagle With Nice Luster
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$3,950.00
1844 D NGC AU58 25 Quarter Eagle with an Outstanding Look and a Great Strike
1844 D NGC AU58 25 Quarter Eagle with an Outstanding Look and a Great Strike
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$5,325.00
1851 ICG MS63 25 Quarter Eagle With a Very Nice Patina and Great Eye Appeal
1851 ICG MS63 25 Quarter Eagle With a Very Nice Patina and Great Eye Appeal
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$1,125.00
1896 250 Liberty Quarter Eagle Gold Coin ANACS MS 60 Details Cleaned
1896 250 Liberty Quarter Eagle Gold Coin ANACS MS 60 Details Cleaned
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$625.00
1904 250 Liberty Quarter Eagle Gold Coin ANACS MS 61
1904 250 Liberty Quarter Eagle Gold Coin ANACS MS 61
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$675.00
1852 O PCGS AU58 25 CAC Quarter Eagle With Stunning Luster and No Spots
1852 O PCGS AU58 25 CAC Quarter Eagle With Stunning Luster and No Spots
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$2,815.00
1907 250 Liberty Quarter Eagle Gold Coin ANACS AU 55 Det Cleaned Rim Damaged
1907 250 Liberty Quarter Eagle Gold Coin ANACS AU 55 Det Cleaned Rim Damaged
Latest Price:
$475.00
1861 Type II NGC MS64 25 Quarter Eagle From The Eric Newman Collection
1861 Type II NGC MS64 25 Quarter Eagle From The Eric Newman Collection
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$2,650.00
1907 250 Liberty Quarter Eagle Gold Coin ANACS AU 58
1907 250 Liberty Quarter Eagle Gold Coin ANACS AU 58
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$495.00
1867 S NGC AU58 25 Quarter Eagle with a Nice Patina and Great Luster
1867 S NGC AU58 25 Quarter Eagle with a Nice Patina and Great Luster
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$2,525.00
1910 250 Indian Quarter Eagle Gold Coin ANACS MS 60 Details Cleaned
1910 250 Indian Quarter Eagle Gold Coin ANACS MS 60 Details Cleaned
Latest Price:
$475.00
1911 250 Indian Quarter Eagle Gold Coin ANACS AU 55
1911 250 Indian Quarter Eagle Gold Coin ANACS AU 55
Latest Price:
$420.00
1911 250 Indian Quarter Eagle Gold Coin ANACS AU 55 Details Cleaned
1911 250 Indian Quarter Eagle Gold Coin ANACS AU 55 Details Cleaned
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$420.00
1911 250 Indian Quarter Eagle Gold Coin ANACS AU 58
1911 250 Indian Quarter Eagle Gold Coin ANACS AU 58
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$435.00
1911 250 Indian Quarter Eagle Gold Coin ANACS MS 61
1911 250 Indian Quarter Eagle Gold Coin ANACS MS 61
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$515.00
1912 250 Indian Quarter Eagle Gold Coin ANACS AU 50 Details Cleaned
1912 250 Indian Quarter Eagle Gold Coin ANACS AU 50 Details Cleaned
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$410.00
1912 250 Indian Quarter Eagle Gold Coin ANACS AU 53
1912 250 Indian Quarter Eagle Gold Coin ANACS AU 53
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$415.00
1910 Gold Quarter Eagle Gold 250 ANACS MS 61 Better Choice Coin
1910 Gold Quarter Eagle Gold 250 ANACS MS 61 Better Choice Coin
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$725.00
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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$399.50
1912 250 Indian Quarter Eagle Gold Coin ANACS AU 55 Details Cleaned
1912 250 Indian Quarter Eagle Gold Coin ANACS AU 55 Details Cleaned
Latest Price:
$420.00
1912 250 Indian Quarter Eagle Gold Coin ANACS AU 58
1912 250 Indian Quarter Eagle Gold Coin ANACS AU 58
Latest Price:
$435.00
1888 Liberty 250 Gold Quarter Eagle PCGS MS 63 Better Coin
1888 Liberty 250 Gold Quarter Eagle PCGS MS 63 Better Coin
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$2,475.00
1874 NGC MS62 25 Quarter Eagle With Proof Like Luster and a Very Low Pop
1874 NGC MS62 25 Quarter Eagle With Proof Like Luster and a Very Low Pop
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$4,225.00
1879 NGC MS64 25 Quarter Eagle with Great Surfaces and Very Nice Luster
1879 NGC MS64 25 Quarter Eagle with Great Surfaces and Very Nice Luster
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$1,400.00
1900 PCGS MS66 25 Quarter Eagle With a Great Luster
1900 PCGS MS66 25 Quarter Eagle With a Great Luster
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$2,150.00
Up for Sale One 1915 P 250 Quarter Eagle Gold coin grading Mint State Gold520
Up for Sale One 1915 P 250 Quarter Eagle Gold coin grading Mint State Gold520
Latest Price:
$530.00
1911 250 INDIAN HEAD Quarter Eagle Gold Coin Uncirculated
1911 250 INDIAN HEAD Quarter Eagle Gold Coin Uncirculated
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$78.00
1901 PCGS MS66+ 25 CAC Quarter Eagle With Great Color and Amazing Look
1901 PCGS MS66+ 25 CAC Quarter Eagle With Great Color and Amazing Look
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$2,700.00
1906 NGC MS64+ 25 Quarter Eagle with Beautiful Surfaces and Great Eye Appeal
1906 NGC MS64+ 25 Quarter Eagle with Beautiful Surfaces and Great Eye Appeal
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$815.00
1926 Gold 25 Indian Quarter Eagle PCGS MS 64
1926 Gold 25 Indian Quarter Eagle PCGS MS 64
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$1,595.00
US Gold 250 Liberty Head Quarter Eagle PCGS MS62 Random Date
US Gold 250 Liberty Head Quarter Eagle PCGS MS62 Random Date
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$442.89
1904 250 Gold Quarter Eagle PCGS MS 63
1904 250 Gold Quarter Eagle PCGS MS 63
Latest Price:
$875.00
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 2 1 2 Indian Quarter Eagle NGC MS62 LooK
1910 2 1 2 Indian Quarter Eagle NGC MS62 LooK
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$585.00
1913 2 1 2 Indian Quarter Eagle NGC MS62 LooK
1913 2 1 2 Indian Quarter Eagle NGC MS62 LooK
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$525.00
1914 Key Date 2 1 2 Indian Quarter Eagle Choice BU LooK
1914 Key Date 2 1 2 Indian Quarter Eagle Choice BU LooK
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$475.00
1927 2 1 2 Indian Quarter Eagle PCGS MS62 LooK
1927 2 1 2 Indian Quarter Eagle PCGS MS62 LooK
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$400.00
1926 p 25 US GOLD INDIAN HEAD QUARTER EAGLE NGC MS 64 UNCIRCULATED
1926 p 25 US GOLD INDIAN HEAD QUARTER EAGLE NGC MS 64 UNCIRCULATED
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$649.95
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
1908 250 Gold Indian Quarter Eagle Graded ANACS EF45
1908 250 Gold Indian Quarter Eagle Graded ANACS EF45
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$315.00
1911 US Gold American Eagle 25 Quarter Eagle Unique Coin Cufflinks + Box
1911 US Gold American Eagle 25 Quarter Eagle Unique Coin Cufflinks + Box
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$44.95
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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$408.90
1915 Gold Quarter Eagle 250 Indian NGC MS61 C4I2I1 RARE
1915 Gold Quarter Eagle 250 Indian NGC MS61 C4I2I1 RARE
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$429.72
1807 DRAPED BUST 2 1 2 GOLD QUARTER EAGLE NGC AU DETAILS HILT COLLECTION
1807 DRAPED BUST 2 1 2 GOLD QUARTER EAGLE NGC AU DETAILS HILT COLLECTION
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$6,995.00
1805 DRAPED BUST 2 1 2 GOLD QUARTER EAGLE PCGS XF DETAILS
1805 DRAPED BUST 2 1 2 GOLD QUARTER EAGLE PCGS XF DETAILS
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$6,995.00
1910 25 Indian Quarter Eagle NGC graded MS63 CAC
1910 25 Indian Quarter Eagle NGC graded MS63 CAC
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$1,675.00
1881 25 Liberty Head Gold Quarter Eagle PCGS AU58 Mintage of Just 640
1881 25 Liberty Head Gold Quarter Eagle PCGS AU58 Mintage of Just 640
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$6,775.00
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
1903 2 1 2 Dollar Gold Quarter Eagle Unc MS
1903 2 1 2 Dollar Gold Quarter Eagle Unc MS
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$537.99
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
Latest Price:
$737.90
1913 Indian Gold Quarter Eagle 250 NGC Uncirculated UNC Rare MS Coin
1913 Indian Gold Quarter Eagle 250 NGC Uncirculated UNC Rare MS Coin
Latest Price:
$455.90
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
Latest Price:
$408.90
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:
$888.30

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.