Capped Bust, Left, $2.50 Gold Value Chart - Mintages
Gold Coins Were Illegal To Own
It's amazing, that at one time in American History, that it was illegal to own already collected and circulated gold coinage. In 1933, spear-headed by the President Franklin Roosevelt, the US Government did just that; enacting legislation that made it illegal for US Citizens to own US Gold Coins. It was an attempt to bring America out of the depression state and save financial institutions in the US and was backed by a punishment of $10,000 or imprisonment!

People panicked, some rushed to relinquish their gold holdings and turned it over to the government to be melted, but many others buried their coins in fear of being punished. Fortunately, such is not the case now and numismatist can freely buy and own gold coins. Like never before, collectors are buying gold coins and bullion, but it still begs the question; How much buried and hidden coins are still to be found?

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1808 Capped Bust Left Quarter Eagle $2.50 Gold Coin Values
Capped Bust Quarter Eagle $2.50 Gold Coin Values
Date/Mint Mark
Mintage
EF40
AU50
MS63
MS64
1808
2,710
$52,000
$90,000
$320,000

Date/Mint Mark
Mintage
EF40
AU50
MS63
MS64
1821
6,448
$10,500
$13,000


1824/1
2,600
$8,500
$15,000


1825
4,434
$6,700
$10,800


1826 6 over 6
760
$15,000
$22,400


1827
2,800
$11,400
$22,250


Reduced Diameter





1829
3,403
$8,500
$12,000


1830
4,540
$8,500
$12,000


1831
4,520
$8,500
$12,000


1832
4,400
$8,500
$12,000


1833
4,160
$8,500
$12,000


1834 With Motto
4,000
$18,000
$31,000


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