1867 Liberty Head $2.50 Gold Quarter Eagle Coin
1867 Liberty Head quarter eagles are classic collectible coins that many numismatists enjoy studying and collecting. In 1867, the Philadelphia and San Francisco (S) mints struck the quarter eagle, meaning there are two major issues for the year. The Philadelphia Mint provided the smaller of the two outputs for the year, with the San Francisco Mint, right in the heart of Gold Rush country, providing the greater supply of that year’s quarter eagles.
Here’s a look at the mintages and values of 1867 $2.50 quarter eagles:
1867, 3,200 minted; $400
1867-S, 28,000; $400
*Values are for coins grading Very Fine-20, unless otherwise stated.
1867 quarter eagles were made of a “coin gold” composition that consists of 90 percent gold and 10 percent copper. These coins also weigh 4.18 grams and measure 18 millimeters in diameter, meaning they are roughly the same size as a modern U.S. dime. 1867 gold quarter eagle coins contain a total of 0.1202 ounces of gold.
Christian Gobrecht designed 1867 $2.50 gold coins. In the 1840s, he had also served as the U.S. Mint’s chief engraver, a role that he took on about the same time his Seated Liberty design began sweeping the nation on most silver coinage struck from the late 1830s through 1891.