2½ Dollars "Classic Head, No Motto On Reverse - Quarter Eagle"

Features

Issuer United States
Period Federal republic (1776-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1834-1839
Value 2 1/2 Dollars = 1/4 Eagle (2.5 USD)
Currency Dollar (1785-date)
Composition Gold (.899)
Weight 4.18 g
Diameter 18.2 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Number N# 55092
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 56
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.

Obverse

Lettering:
*************
LIBERTY
1835

Engraver: William Kneass

William Kneass was the second Chief Engraver of the United States Mint from 1824 until his death in 1840. Kneass is credited with designing the "Classic Head" motif, which appeared on numerous denominations of American currency, including the gold Quarter Eagle and Half Eagle gold pieces from 1834-1839.

Reverse

Lettering:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
2 1/2 D.

Engraver: William Kneass

William Kneass was the second Chief Engraver of the United States Mint from 1824 until his death in 1840. Kneass is credited with designing the "Classic Head" motif, which appeared on numerous denominations of American currency, including the gold Quarter Eagle and Half Eagle gold pieces from 1834-1839.

Edge

Milled

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
1834  112 234 No Motto
1834  10 proof
1835  131 402
1835  8 proof
1836  547 986
1836  5 proof
1837  45 080
1837  3 proof
1838  47 030
1838  2 proof
1838 C 7 880
1839  27 021
1839  5 proof
1839 C 18 140
1839 D 13 674
1839 O 17 781

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