1836 P Classic Head Gold $2.50 Quarter Eagle : All Varieties

No Motto On Reverse

Mintage: 547,986
Minted at: Philadelphia

Designer - Engraver: William Kneass
Metal Composition: 90% Gold - 10% Silver and Copper

Diameter: 18.2 mm
Mass / Weight: 4.18 grams

What this coin looks like (obverse, reverse, mint mark location, special features, etc.):
1836 Classic Head $2.50 Gold Quarter Eagle Varieties - Difference and Comparison
There were two major varieties of the 1836 Classic Head $2.50 Gold Quarter Eagle. These two varieties had a slightly difference styling of the 1836 date - so the difference can be found by viewing the numbers. The Script "8" variety features a thinner digit of the number "8" but the spacing within the inner bottom and top halves of the "8" are wider and more oval-shaped. The number "1" in the date is slightly taller and comes up to a higher point. The Block "8" variety features a thicker digit of the number "8" with block-like inner bottom and top spaces - both with less spacing inside. The "1" in the date is slightly shorter and the upper tip comes up to a lower point than the other variety. The difference between the 1836 Script 8 vs Block 8 gold quarter eagle is depicted above in the example comparison image.

Major Varieties:
1836 Classic Head $2.50 Gold Quarter Eagle - Script 8
1836 Classic Head $2.50 Gold Quarter Eagle - Block 8

Coin valuation chart: Typical coin prices, values and worth per grade or condition - in USD
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-65)
Proof
(PR-65)
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MELT VALUE: $142.40


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