The $2.5 Liberty Quarter Eagle gold coins were struck by the United States Mint between 1840 and 1907. These coins have been sorted at Gainesville Coins "by eye" to be in is in Almost Uncirculated “AU” condition. These Liberty Quarter Eagles feature the famous Coronet Liberty Design that remained unchanged for 33 years. The “Coronet Liberty” design by Christian Gobrecht was said to have been inspired by the image of the goddess Venus in Benjamin West’s painting “Omnia Vincit Amor” (Love Conquers All). The name “Quarter Eagle” derives from its one quarter value to the $10 “Eagle” gold coin. The date of coinage on the Liberty Quarter Eagle depends on the current inventory at Gainesville Coins.
The obverse of the gold Quarter Eagle features a portrait of the lovely Lady Liberty. She is looking-left and has her curly hair tucked away in a bun. A coronet is adorned on the top of her head with the inscription, “LIBERTY.” The coin's year is struck underneath her portrait. The reverse portrays the patriotic American Bald Eagle wearing a shield across its chest. The eagle grasps onto an olive branch in its right talon and arrows in its left. This symbolizes America's desire for Peace and readiness for War. The reverse's legend circles around the eagle with the words, “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,” and the abbreviated denomination of, “ 2½ D.”
|Actual Metal Weight:||0.1209 ozt|
|Face Value:||2.5 Dollars|
|Mint:||United States Mint|
|Obverse Designer:||Christian Gobrecht|
|Reverse Designer:||Christian Gobrecht|
|Series:||Liberty Head - $2.50|