1826 Capped Bust Gold $2.50 Quarter Eagle : 6 Over 6

Head Facing Left - Large Diameter

Mintage: 760
Minted at: Philadelphia

Designer - Engraver: John Reich
Metal Composition: 92% Gold - 8% Silver and Copper

Diameter: 18.5 mm
Mass / Weight: 4.37 grams

What this coin looks like (obverse, reverse, mint mark location, special features, etc.):
1826/6 Capped Bust $2.50 Gold Quarter Eagle - 2 1/2 Dollars - 6 Over 6 Repunched Date
The 1826/6 Capped Bust $2.50 Gold Quarter Eagle coins features a 6 Over 6 overdate (or repunched date) and all 1826 quarter eagles feature this. Some say this is actually an 1826/5 over date where the 1826 date was struck over 1825. The theory against this claims that it must be a repunched date with a "6 over 6" because the stars on the obverse of the 1825 coin are smaller than those on the 1826 coin - so it couldn't be 1826/5 and must be 1826/6 due to the completely different design. Parts of the underlying "6" can be seen just bordering the edges within and around the overlying "6" as depicted below in the example closeup image (Source of example images is courtesy of Heritage Auction Galleries):

1826/6 6 Over 6 Capped Bust $2.50 Gold Quarter Eagle - Closeup Example Image
Coin value chart: Typical coin prices, values and worth in USD based on grade/condition
Good
(G-4)
Very Good
(VG-8)
Fine
(F-12)
Very Fine
(VF-20)
Extremely Fine
(EF-40)
About Uncirculated
(AU-50)
Uncirculated
(MS-60)
Uncirculated
(MS-63)
Proof
(PR-63)
--$9,988$12,517$17,270$25,340$71,201--

The 1826 Capped Bust Gold $2.50 Quarter Eagle (6 Over 6 Variety) is worth $9,988 in average condition and can be worth $71,201 or more in uncirculated mint condition. Click here to learn how to use coin price charts. Also, click here to learn about grading coins. The Melt Value shown below is how valuable the coin's metal is worth (bare minimum value of coin). Click here to see the Melt Value of every US coin.


MELT VALUE: $162.68







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