1859 $2.50 NGC PF67* Ultra Cameo

$522,000.00 USD

The 1859 Liberty Head $2.50 Gold Coin was struck at three mints, including Philadelphia, Dahlonega (D), and San Francisco (S). The 1859 had a new look, the letters are smaller and more widely spread than they are on previous years and the arrowheads are noticeably smaller. Also, there are differences in the shape of the claws, olive branch and wing tips. This ‘new’ design would continue through the end of the series in 1907 and San Francisco issues from the years 1877 through 1879. However, some Philadelphia coins from 1859, 1860, and 1861 also exhibit the older reverse design with the large letters. Only 80 minted. Pop 1 in NGC.

Obverse: Christian Gobrecht's portrait of Liberty is surrounded by 13 stars with the date centered at the bottom.

Reverse: Heraldic eagle holding arrows and branch in its claws is centered in the design with the words UNITED STATES OF AMERICA * @ 2 1/2 D. around the periphery. Mintmark (if any) is located under the eagle's claws.