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Liberty Head (Coronet) Quarter Eagle 1840 - 1907
Christian Gobrecht's redesign goal was "to both standardize the design and find
an acceptable representation that could be used for a long period of time." The
change in the reverse design was small. On the obverse, the depiction of Liberty
and the earlier rendering of Liberty are quite different, but the general presentation
is very similar.
Because of the recovery of many coins of those dates from European caches some
low mintage quarter eagles from the 1880's are more available than you may have
expected. Tens of thousands of business strike Liberty Head quarter eagles have
been certified, including a number of proof like pieces.
Early 20th century Philadelphia prices are generally modest up to MS60 (expensive if higher).
1840s examples and Civil War era pieces are expensive at AU55 and higher.
1848 CAL. Above the Eagle are expensive to extremely expensive.
All Charlotte and Dahlonega quarter eagles generally are expensive to very expensive at XF40 and higher.
San Francisco issues are generally expensive at AU55 and higher.
|Mint Mark ||Mint ||Date of Operation|
|None ||Philadelphia, PA ||1793-present|
|C ||Charlotte, NC (gold only) ||1838-1861|
|D||Dahlonega, GA (gold only) ||1838-1861|
|O ||New Orleans, LA ||1838-1861 & 1879-1909|
|S||San Francisco, CA||1854-1955; 1968-present|