Liberty Head $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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Liberty Head Quarter Eagle $2.50 Gold Coin Values
Date/Mint Mark
Mintage
VF30
EF40
AU50
MS63
1840
18,859
$450
$1,000
$2,800
$12,500
1840-C
12,822
$1,800
$2,500
$4,000
$20,000
1840-D
3,532
$3,550
$7,550
$11,550

1840-O
33,580
$450
$850
$2,100

1841 Proof Only
unknown
$55,000



1841-C
10,281
$1,800
$2,500
$3,750

1841-D
4,164
$2,300
$4,750
$8,300
$52,000
1842
2,823
$1,800
$3,250
$5,550

1842-C
7,729
$2,300
$3,500
$5,500

1842-D
4,643
$2,400
$4,500
$8,500
$52,000
1842-O
19,800
$550
$1,100
$2,000
$32,000
1843
100,546
$400
$500
$800
$9,000
1843-C Small Date Crosslet 4
2,988
$3,500
$5,300
$8,000

1843-C Large Date Plain 4
23,076
$1,950
$2,300
$3,000
$16,000
1843-D Small Date Sm D, Cross. 4
36,209
$1,850
$2,250
$3,250

1843-D Small Date Lg D, Cross. 4
Inc. above
$3,250
$3,500
$5,000

1843-O Small Date Crosslet 4
288,002
$375
$400
$525
$7,000
1943-O Large Date Plain 4
76,000
$400
$750
$1,600

1844
6,784
$500
$800
$1,700

1844-C
11,622
$1,425
$2,400
$5,500
$35,000
1844-D
17,322
$1,550
$2,300
$3,000
$23,000
1845
91,051
$400
$450
$525
$5,000
1845-D
19,460
$1,500
$2,400
$3,225
$30,000
1845-O
4,000
$1,500
$2,425
$6,000
$45,000
Date/Mint Mark
Mintage
VF30
EF40
AU50
MS63
1846
21,598
$375
$650
$1,150
$21,000
1846-C
4,808
$1,700
$2,750
$6,000
$32,000
1846-D
19,303
$1,600
$2,400
$3,250
$27,000
1846-D/D
Inc. above
$2,700
$3,000
$3500

1846-O
62,000
$400
$500
$1,200
$18,000
1847
29,814
$375
$400
$750
$8,000
1847-C
23,226
$1,500
$2,300
$3,000
$14,000
1847-D
12,784
$1,600
$2,500
$3,000
$22,000
1847-O
124,000
$400
$475
$950
$13,000
1848
6,500
$600
$925
$1,800
$13,000
1848 CAL. Above Eagle
1,389
$35,000
$40,000
$50,000
$110,000
1848-C
16,788
$1,500
$2,350
$3,250
$29,000
1848-D
13,771
$1,500
$2,400
$3,300
$28,000
1849
23,294
$400
$500
$1,000
$7,000
1849-C
10,220
$1,500
$2,300
$4,500
$48,000
1849-D
10,945
$1,500
$2,300
$3,900

1850
252,923
$400
$375
$400
$3,500
1850-C
9,148
$1,500
$2,500
$3,500
$32,000
1850-D
12,148
$1,525
$2,375
$3,500
$41,000
1850-O
84,000
$400
$550
$1,350
$13,000
1851
1,372,748
$375
$400
$425
$1,450
1851-C
14,923
$1,500
$2,450
$3,850
$28,000
1851-D
11,264
$1,500
$2,500
$4,000
$32,000
1851-O
148,000
$400
$500
$950
$12,500
Date/Mint Mark
Mintage
VF30
EF40
AU50
MS63
1852
1,159,681
$375
$400
$425
$1,450
1852-C
9,772
$1,500
$2,400
$3,850
$27,000
1952-D
4,078
$1,900
$3,000
$6,250
$40,000
1952-O
140,000
$400
$425
$950
$10,500
1853
1,404,668
$375
$400
$450
$1,450
1853-D
3,178
$1,950
$3,300
$4,900
$42,000
1854
596,258
$375
$400
$450
$1,600
1854-C
7,295
$1,600
$2,600
$4,400

1854-D
1,760
$3,600
$7,500
$12,500
$70,100
1854-O
153,000
$400
$425
$575
$8,250
1854-S
246
$225,000
$300,000
$400,000

1855
235,480
$375
$400
$425
$1,600
1855-C
3,677
$1,900
$3,250
$5,500
$42,000
1855-D
1,123
$4,600
$8,000
$14,800

1856
384,240
$375
$400
$425
$1,800
1856-C
7,913
$1,500
$2,600
$4,150
$27,500
1856-D
874
$8,500
$12,000
$28,000

1856-O
21,100
$400
$700
$1,200

1856-S
72,120
$425
$475
$1,100
$11,500
1857
214,130
$375
$400
$425
$1,750
1857-D
2,364
$1,700
$2,800
$4,100
$27,500
1857-O
34,000
$400
$425
$1,250
$12,500
1857-S
69,200
$400
$425
$1,200
$14,000
1858
47,377
$375
$400
$450
$2,950
1858-C
9,056
$1,500
$2,250
$3,100
$24,500
Date/Mint Mark
Mintage
VF30
EF40
AU50
MS63
1859 Old reverse
39,364
$400
$500
$900
$7,750
1959 New reverse
Inc. above
$375
$385
$500
$3,250
1859-D
2,244
$2,350
$3,250
$4,750

1859-S
15,200
$475
$950
$2,100
$15,250
1860 Old reverse
22,563
$1,500
$2,100
$3,000
$13,500
1860 New reverse
Inc. above
$375
$400
$450
$2,750
1860-C
7,469
$1,625
$2,500
$4,000
$39,000
1860-S
35,600
$400
$675
$1,150
$13,500
1861 Old reverse
1,283,788
$550
$1,125
$1,800
$9,000
1861 New reverse
Inc. above
$375
$385
$400
$1,750
1861-S
24,000
$450
$825
$2,500

1862
98,508
$450
$600
$1,000
$8,500
1862 2 over 1
Inc. above
$1,100
$1,850
$3,250

1862-S
8,000
$1,100
$1,800
$3,500

1863 Proof only
Inc. above



$67,600
1863-S
10,800
$750
$1,350
$3,500
$30,000
1864
2,824
$6,600
$13,000
$24,000

1865
1,520
$4,600
$8,500
$19,500
$45,000
1865-S
23,376
$400
$600
$1,300
$11,000
1866
3,080
$1,200
$3,000
$5,250
$24,000
1866-S
38,960
$400
$750
$1,700
$21,500
1867
3,200
$450
$650
$1,200
$8,000
1867-S
28,000
$450
$650
$1,350
$12,000
1968
3,600
$425
$500
$700
$7,500
1868-S
34,000
$400
$450
$950
$10,000
1869
4,320
$425
$500
$700
$8,300
Date/Mint Mark
Mintage
VF30
EF40
AU50
MS63
1869-S
29,500
$400
$450
$900
$9,250
1870
4,520
$425
$475
$800
$8,000
1870-S
16,000
$375
$400
$900
$13,000
1871
5,320
$375
$400
$600
$4,000
1871-S
22,000
$350
$375
$650
$4,350
1872
3,000
$450
$700
$1,150
$13,500
1872-S
18,000
$375
$400
$950
$10,500
1873 Open 3
55,200
$350
$400
$425
$1,700
1873 Closed 3
122,800
$350
$400
$425
$1,300
1873-S
27,000
$375
$425
$975
$6,500
1874
3,920
$375
$425
$650
$6,000
1875
400
$3,850
$5,000
$12,000
$38,500
1875-S
11,600
$375
$400
$650
$7,250
1876
4,176
$400
$625
$950
$6,500
1876-S
5,000
$375
$525
$950
$8,000
1877
1,632
$425
$700
$975
$8,500
1877-S
35,400
$375
$385
$400
$2,350
1878
286,240
$375
$385
$400
$1,250
1878-S
178,000
$375
$385
$400
$1,800
1879
88,960
$375
$385
$400
$1,350
1879-S
43,500
$375
$385
$550
$4,800
1880
2,960
$400
$425
$650
$3,750
1881
640
$2,100
$3,000
$5,000
$23,500
1882
4,000
$400
$425
$575
$3,000
1883
1,920
$400
$450
$900
$6,500
1884
1,950
$400
$425
$700
$3,250
Date/Mint Mark
Mintage
VF30
EF40
AU50
MS63
1885
800
$1,200
$2,000
$3,000
$8,500
1886
4,000
$400
$425
$550
$3,000
1887
6,160
$400
$425
$450
$2,700
1888
16,001
$375
$385
$400
$1,350
1889
17,600
$375
$385
$400
$1,350
1890
8,720
$375
$400
$425
$1,350
1891
10,960
$385
$400
$425
$1,450
1892
2,440
$385
$400
$475
$2,250
1893
30,000
$375
$385
$400
$1,300
1894
4,000
$375
$385
$400
$1,750
1895
6,000
$350
$375
$400
$1,400
1896
19,070
$350
$375
$400
$1,275
1897
29,768
$350
$375
$400
$1,275
1998
24,000
$350
$375
$400
$1,275
1899
27,200
$350
$375
$400
$1,275
1900
67,000
$350
$375
$400
$1,275
1901
91,100
$350
$375
$400
$1,275
1902
133,540
$350
$375
$400
$1,275
1903
201,060
$350
$375
$400
$1,275
1904
160,790
$350
$375
$400
$1,275
1905
217,800
$350
$375
$400
$1,275
1906
176,330
$350
$375
$400
$1,275
1907
336,294
$350
$375
$400
$1,275
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