Americas Golden Age of coining may have come in the early 20th century, but many of its 19th century coins feature Neoclassical styles that investors and collectors enjoy. What makes these coins even more desirable is their status as Pre-1933 gold coins that survived a government collection and meltdown.
- Individual coins ship in plastic flips, multiples of 50 in plastic tubes.
- Contains .1209 oz of .900 gold.
- Struck at five United States Mint locations.
- Issued with a $2.50 face value.
- Features imagery consistent with other gold coins of the era.
President Franklin D. Roosevelt ordered the collection and melting of all gold coins in circulation starting in 1933. The effort was designed to bolster American reserves in the face of the economic turmoil of the Great Depression. Surviving coins, like these Pre-1933 $2.50 Liberty Gold Quarter Eagles, are extremely rare and limited in supply.
The coins in this product listing were struck between 1840 and 1907. At this time, the United States Mint attempted to maintain consistent designs in all of its gold coins. The Lady Liberty and bald eagle designs on this coin were similar to these and 1839 half-eagles.
On the reverse side of each coin is Lady Liberty's left-profile portrait. She is shown with her hair back in a bun and a crown atop her head. The word Liberty is engraved in the crown, with 13 stars around her bust to represent Americas founding colonies.
The obverse features the original heraldic eagle. With a shield on its chest, the eagle holds arrows and an olive branch in its talons. United States of America is engraved around it, with the face value inscribed below as 2 D. Christian Gobrect designed the images on each side of the coin.
The United States Mint produced these coins at its Philadelphia, New Orleans, San Francisco, Charlotte, and Dahlonega Mints. These coins are available in brilliant uncirculated condition, with no trace of wear. There is a possibility the coins will show contact marks, spotted surfaces, or breaks in luster.