1865 $2 1/2 Quarter Eagle, Judd-439, Pollock-512, Low R.7, PR64 Brown NGC
Both obverse and reverse dies were the designs used in regular-issue coinage of quarter eagles in 1865. Struck in copper with a reeded edge. The coins are rare today, with no more than a dozen specimens extant.
$6,900.00 (Jan 6, 2009 HA.com)
1875 $2 1/2 Quarter Eagle, Judd-1434, Pollock-1577, High R.7, PR62 NGC
Regular dies Coronet quarter eagle from 1875. Struck in copper and gilt with a reeded edge. The purpose of the gilt on this pattern is obvious: to simulate the rare, low mintage business strike of this date. And the gilt on this piece is of better quality than usually seen with none of the underlying copper showing. An interesting characteristic of this piece is a rim-to-rim die crack on the upper reverse, which we assume would be present on all such pieces. Only three or four coins are believed known in copper.
$9,200.00 (Apr 16, 2008 HA.com)
1873 $2 1/2 Quarter Eagle, Judd-1334, Pollock-1478, High R.7, PR65 Cameo NGC
Regular die trials issue of the quarter eagle. Struck in aluminum with a reeded edge. While traditionally classed as a die trial, these pieces were more likely struck for the collector market.