1836 Classic Head Gold $2.50 Quarter Eagle : Block 8

No Motto On Reverse

Mintage: N/A
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 - 2 1/2 Dollars - Block 8
One major variety of the 1836 Classic Head $2.50 Gold Quarter Eagle features a Block "8" style in the 1836 date. There were two different styles made during this year. The Script 8 digit is actually thinner but the insides of the number "8" are much wider and rounder. The number "1" in the date is also slightly taller and comes up to a higher point. The Block "8" has a much thicker digit with less spacing within the inner bottom and top halves of the "8" - with a block-like appearance. The number "1" in the date is slightly shorter and 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 below in the example comparison image:

1836 Script 8 vs Block 8 Classic Head $2.50 Gold Quarter Eagle - Difference and Comparison
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-65)
Proof
(PR-65)
--$410$633$913$1,412$3,863$11,811-

The 1836 Classic Head Gold $2.50 Quarter Eagle (Block 8 Variety) is worth $410 in average condition and can be worth $3,863 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: $151.99





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