1836 Classic Head Gold $2.50 Quarter Eagle : All Varieties

No Motto On Reverse

Mintage: 547,986
Minted at: Philadelphia (No Mint Mark)

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 Value Chart: Typical Coin Prices, Values and Worth in USD based on Grade/Condition
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Very Fine
Extremely Fine
About Uncirculated

MELT VALUE: $252.22

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