Quarter Eagles - Liberty
1851   $2.50NGC MS-61 $ 545
1903   $2.50NGC MS-63 490
1905  $2.50PCGS MS-64 Call
1906  $2.50PCGS MS-64 Call
1907  $2.50PCGS MS-64+ Call

Quarter Eagles - Indian Head
1910   $2.50NGC MS-62 $ 460
1911   $2.50NGC MS-62 460
1913   $2.50NGC MS-62 460
1915   $2.50NGC MS-62 460
1926  $2.50PCGS MS-64 Call
1927  $2.50PCGS MS-64 Call


Designed by Christian Gobrecht including an adaptation of the Reich-Kneass eagle reverse. Also known as a "Liberty" $2.50 or Quarter Eagle, this series had the longest run of any US type coin without major modification.

Dr. William Bigelow conceived the idea of making coins with the main designs in relief, yet sunk below the coin's surfaces. After gaining the approval of his good friend, President Roosevelt, Bigelow persuaded Bela Lyon Pratt to submit designs for a new quarter eagle and half eagle using this technique. The result is two of the most striking designs in all of American numismatics.