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1871-S Liberty Head $2.5 Gold Quarter Eagles NGC AU58 Green Label

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1871-S Liberty Head $2.5 Gold Quarter Eagles NGC AU58 Green Label

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Why purchase this $2.5 1871-S Liberty Head Gold Quarter Eagle?

Step back in time to the Reconstruction Era with this 1871 -S Liberty Head Gold Quarter Eagle. The period saw some recovery in the South following the devastation of the Civil War. This coin is part of a series that ran from the mid-19th through the early 20th century and would fit nicely in a collection of historic American coins.

  • This coin was $2.50 US legal tender.
  • This Liberty Head was struck from 4.18 g of .900 fine gold.
  • This piece is part of a mintage of 22,000 pieces.
  • This coin bears the "S" mint mark of the San Francisco Mint.
  • Liberty Head Quarter Eagles were issued from 1840-1907.
  • This piece was struck during the Reconstruction Era.
  • Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) graded this coin Almost Uncirculated 58.
  • Grading information comes on NGC's prestigious Green label.

Classic Liberty Design by Christian Gobrecht

Obverse: The obverse bears a left-side portrait of Liberty by Christian Gobrecht. She wears a coronet that bears an inscription of her name, "LIBERTY." Her effigy is encircled by thirteen stars and the date, "1871."

Reverse: On Gobrecht's reverse, an eagle spreads its wings while guarding a union shield. It also holds arrows and an olive branch. Along the rim are inscriptions that provide the name of the issuing country, "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA," and the coin's face value, "2 1/2 D." Christian Gobrecht was the third US Mint Chief Engraver. He is best known for his Seated Liberty designs.

Well Preserved AU58 with Green Label

The experts at Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) graded this piece Almost Uncirculated 58. That means that it has full details but has slight wear on the design's highest points. This grade comes provided on NGC's Green Label, which was the product of a collaboration between Rare Coin Company of America (RARCOA) and NGC. (RARCOA) first determines that the coin meets a set of guidelines pertaining to elements such as strike, luster, toning, and eye-appeal, before it is then submitted to grading where NGC experts provide the grade and encapsulate the coin for collectors to admire.

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Don't miss your chance to own this 1871-S $2.5 Liberty Head Gold Quarter Eagle.

This 1871-S Liberty Head $2.5 Gold Quarter Eagles NGC AU58 Green Label is proudly minted by the U.S. Mint. The United States Mint was founded in 1792 and manufactures circulating, collectible, and bullion coinage.

Year of Issue:1871
Mint:U.S. Mint
Mint Mark:S
Branch:San Francisco
Grading Service:NGC
Finish:Mint State
Label/Signature:Green Label
Weight in Grams:4.18 g
Weight in Ounces:0.1344 oz
Diameter:18 mm
Edge Type:Reeded
Country:United States
Legal Tender:United States
Obverse Design:Liberty facing left flanked by stars
Reverse Design:American Bald Eagle Emblem
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