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$2.50 Liberty Head Gold Coin (1840-1907) // American Premier Coinage Series // Wood Presentation Box

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The $2.50 Liberty Head Quarter Eagle is a vintage American coin minted from 1840 to 1907. The coin is unconditionally guaranteed to be genuine, dated between 1840 and 1907, and will match the quality of the one shown. Each coin is housed in an airtight capsule and presented in a luxurious, plush-lined wood box with embossed metallic gold lettering, piano-black finish, and certificate of authenticity. If you are interested in building a collection, consider adding other great selections from the American Premier Coinage Series to compliment your purchase.

In 1838, the United States Mint sought to redesign the circulating $2.50, $5, and $10 gold pieces. Although the $2.50 and $5 denominations had been produced with some degree of regularity in the 1830s featuring the Classic Head design, a $10 gold coin had not been minted since the Draped Bust type of 1804. Chief Engraver Christian Gobrecht created a new, uniform design for these three denominations-- a distinctly neoclassical motif inspired by the portrait of Venus in the famous 1809 painting Omnia Vincit Amor (Love Conquers All) by Benjamin West. The resulting Liberty Head or “Coronet Head” gold coins featured a depiction of Miss Liberty on the obverse with her hair secured in a bun by a string of beads and wearing a coronet inscribed with LIBERTY. Thirteen stars encircle the rim and the date appears below. The tasteful simplicity of this Greco-Roman profile was reminiscent of many artistic renderings found in prominent European museums at the time. The reverse of the coins depicts a heraldic eagle with a shield on its chest. In the talons of the great bird are olive branches and arrows-- symbolic of a peaceful nation but one that is poised for war. This reverse design was not remarkably different from earlier gold coins, though the eagle’s wingspan was widened to better fill the fields. The $10 coins debuted in 1838, followed by the $5 coins in 1839 and the $2.50 coins in 1840. The $1 and $20 Liberty Head gold pieces were not added to complete the series until 1849, albeit with slightly different designs. Although these coins underwent a few minor design modifications over the subsequent decades, this basic design prevailed for over 70 years.

Product Details
  • Measurements
    4.5"L x 4.5"W x 2"H
  • OriginUnited States

— Type: 1/10 Oz $5 American Gold Eagle (1986-Present)
— Designer: Obverse: Augustus Saint Gaudens Reverse: Jennie Norris
— Weight: 3.39g
— Diameter: 16.5mm
— Composition: 91.67% Gold, 3% Silver, 5.33% Copper
— Net Silver Weight: 1/10 Oz Pure Gold
— Obverse Design: Liberty With Torch And Olive Branch / Sun Rays / U.S. Capital Building / 46 Stars
— Obverse Inscription: LIBERTY / DATE
— Reverse Design: Close Up Portrait Of Bald Eagle
— Reverse Inscription: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA / E PLURIBUS UNUM / IN GOD WE TRUST / 5 DOLLARS / 1/10 OZ FINE GOLD

FAQ
Does the coin come with a certificate of authenticity and appraisal? Is the coin in uncirculated state within acrylic casing?

The coin is encapsulated and has a certificate. However, it is in lightly circulated condition, not uncirculated condition.

Is the exact coin in the photo the one for sale here?

No, you will receive one of similar quality.

Shipping Information
  • Shipping Availability
    Canada, United States
  • Shipping Policy
    Discounted Shipping
  • Discounted Shipping
    $15.00 first item / $15.00 each additional
  • Ship In
    1-2 weeks
  • Return Policy
    Final sale, not eligible for return or cancellation

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