Quarter Eagles - Liberty
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1849 D  $2.50NGC AU-55 $ 4430
1851   $2.50NGC MS-61 575
1851  $2.50PCGS MS-61 575
1852   $2.50NGC MS-61 550
1852   $2.50NGC MS-62 560
1853   $2.50NGC MS-61 565
1857-S  $2.50PCGS AU-58 2475
1893   $2.50NGC MS-65 grey: 12501235
1903   $2.50NGC MS-66 1035

Quarter Eagles - Indian Head
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1914   $2.50NGC MS-61 $ 605
1915   $2.50NGC MS-62 535



Facts


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.