1871 Round Liberty Head Quarter Dollar


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Following the discovery of gold at Sutter's Mill in 1848, the gold seekers that had flooded the region came to realize that making change was nearly impossible. The San Francisco Mint hadn't been established, and small denomination coins were almost non-existent in the West. To alleviate the shortage, private companies began striking dollars, half dollars, and quarter dollars in gold. Made in either an octagonal or round shape, original issues showed Liberty on the obverse, while later coins featured an Indian Head design.

Today, exact survival figures for these coins are uncertain – but all are scarce, and prized by collectors. Now, you can choose from our limited supply of certified Mint Uncirculated examples. Add historic and visual interest to your collection – but order quickly for the best selection!