Quarter eagles themselves were authorized to be minted as early as 1792 but had various designs through those early years. While the Liberty Quarter Eagle began its mintage in 1840, the Indian Quarter Eagles were first minted in 1908. They are both 90% fine gold. This coin is just over 1/10th oz (.12 oz) but both the Liberty and Indian Quarter Eagles were minted in larger sizes, also available at Provident Metals. The $2.5 Liberty Quarter Eagles were minted by the United States Mint between the years 1840 and 1907 and provide a wonderful way to collect a part of American History while investing in a valuable asset.
Meanwhile the Indian Quarter Eagles were minted by the United States Mint and are also available for immediate purchase at Provident Metals. This beautiful gold coin was designed by Bela Lyon Pratt who was a student of the very famous Augustus Saint-Gaudens and incorporates an Indian Head on the obverse and an eagle standing on the branch of a tree on the reverse. The design of the Indian Quarter Gold Eagle is unique among US gold coins in that it contains sunken relief design and letter. The only other US coin with similar sunken designs is the half gold eagle also designed by Pratt. The mint marks can be found on the reserve just left of the arrows.
These outstanding specimens from the U.S. Mint are valuable to collectors for their age and significance and valuable to investors for their gold bullion content. Since all of these early coins are considered collector’s items or heirloom pieces, purchasing them protects your bullion wealth from seizure by the United States Treasury by law in the event of a national emergency such as U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s Executive Order 6102 in 1933 during the Great Depression.
Two and a Half Dollar Gold Quarter Eagles posses intrinsic value in gold is far greater than their stated denomination of $2.50, though they can be used as legal tender. You can select Liberty or Indian Head gold coins from mint state, almost uncirculated, extra fine, or polished and cleaned caches, but whatever issue or condition you select will give you the satisfaction of knowing you’ve made an investment in America’s proud history in coin production. Liberty Head Gold Eagles were minted in two slight variations from 1838 through 1907 in Philadelphia (no mintmark), San Francisco (S mintmark), New Orleans (O), Carson City, Nevada (CC), and Denver (D). They are composed of .90% gold yielding .12094 Troy ounces of pure gold per coin, and measure 18mm in diameter. Saint-Gaudens Indian Head Eagles were minted from 1907 through 1933 in Philadelphia (no mintmark), San Francisco (S mintmark), and Denver (D). They are composed of .90% gold yielding .12094 Troy ounces of pure gold per coin and measure 18mm in diameter.