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1861 $2.50 Liberty Quarter Eagle Gold Coin PCGS MS62 New Reverse

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The US Eagle denomination was introduced by the United States Mint in 1795 as one of the first major coin programs from the United States of America. The US Eagle Series included $10, $5, and $2.50 denominations when the collection debuted, with the $10 coin known as the Eagle. The other coins were known as the Half Eagle and Quarter Eagle, a reference to their face value in comparison to the $10 coin. Today, you have the opportunity to get 1861 $2.50 Liberty Quarter Eagle Gold Coins online from Provident Metals.


  • Arrives with a protective plastic slab courtesy of the PCGS!
  • New Reverse option in the 1861 Liberty Quarter Eagle Gold Series!
  • Limited number of certified gold coins available!
  • Contains .121 Troy oz of actual gold content.
  • The face value of $2.50 (USD) is backed by the United States of America.
  • Graded Mint State 62 by the Professional Coin Grading Service.
  • On the obverse side of the coin is a bust of Liberty.
  • The reverse features the heraldic eagle of the United States.

The Liberty Head Series within the US Eagle denomination was used from 1838/1840 until 1907, depending on the denomination of the coins it featured on. The Quarter Eagle debuted the Liberty Head design in 1840 and used it until 1907 when the incuse-struck Indian Head design from Bela Lyon Pratt was introduced.


On the obverse side of the 1861 Liberty Quarter Eagle Gold Coin is a depiction of Lady Liberty in left-profile relief. The depiction of Liberty found here shows Liberty wearing a coronet crown on her head that has the inscription of LIBERTY. The field includes a ring of 13 stars around the bust of Liberty with a date of 1861 at the bottom.


The reverse field of the 1861 $2.50 Liberty Quarter Eagle Gold Coin comes with a vision of the heraldic eagle of the United States. The eagle shown here is clutching the arrows of war and the olive branch of peace in its talons. The US national shield is supported on the chest of the bald eagle. The inscriptions on this side of the coin read UNITED STATES OF AMERICA and 2 1/2 D.


In 1861, the United States Mint made a minor change to the reverse of the Liberty Quarter Eagle. Known as the New Reverse coin, these specimens had a rounder letter O in the word OF on the reverse, rather than the previous oval-shaped O.


These 1861 $2.50 Liberty Quarter Eagle Gold Coins are available to purchase in Mint State 62 condition. Coins in this condition have impaired, mint luster with clusters of small contact marks, a few large marks or nicks, and noticeable hairlines.

Please feel free to contact Provident Metals with any questions. Our team is available at 800-313-3315, online using our live chat, and via our email address.

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When the subtotal of your purchase, including applicable discounts, is $199 or more, you receive free shipping for your entire order. In order to receive free shipping on purchases of $199 or more, you must live within the 50 US states. For orders less than $199, a $9.95 shipping fee applies. All products are discreetly packaged and shipped with full insurance included.

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Product Details

Year 1861
Condition MS62
Grading Service PCGS
Mint Mark Not Shown
Metals Purity .900
Producer US Mint
Thickness 1.27 mm
Diameter 18 mm
Condition Uncirculated
Denomination $2.50
Country United States
Designer (Obverse) Bela Lyon Pratt
Designer (Reverse) Bela Lyon Pratt
Edge Style Reeded
Product Series Liberty Quarter Eagle
Certificate of Authenticity No
Packaging PCGS Plastic Slab
Packaging Dimensions 3.4 x 2.4 x 0.4
Metal Content .12094 Troy Ounce
Shipping Orders over $199 Ship Free
Provident ID 3908583