Liberty Seated Dollars

The year was 1840. Martin Van Buren was completing a Presidential term blighted by terrible economic depression. This era, called the Hard Times, resulted from years of reckless Western land speculation and the growth of unregulated banks issuing a flood of unsecured paper money. The prolonged depression ravaged America’s agriculture and industry and saw hundreds of thousands starving and unemployed.

Inherited from President Andrew Jackson was the Van Buren Administration’s faith in “hard money”— silver and gold—as the only reliable store of value in contrast to shaky credit and worthless paper money. Expressing this hard money outlook, the Mint strove from 1836 to 1840 to create a new circulating silver dollar. No dollar coin had appeared for circulation since 1804, when the last of the 1803-dated Draped Bust dollars were released.

Mint Director Robert Maskell Patterson viewed the new dollar as the pinnacle of America&rsqu.... (Expand Text)

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1840 LIBERTY SEATED S$1, NO MOTTO PR65

ONLY 50 STRUCK. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED BY PCGS.
$119,500.00

1841 LIBERTY SEATED S$1, NO MOTTO PR63

EXCESSIVELY RARE. ONLY 6-10 BELIEVED TO EXIST TODAY. JUST 1 PR64 COIN GRADED HIGHER.
$65,000.00

1842 LIBERTY SEATED S$1, NO MOTTO PR65

GEM PROOF. LIGHT BLUE HUE. EST 15 STRUCK. TIED FOR HIGHEST.
$82,500.00

1842 LIBERTY SEATED S$1, NO MOTTO PR65

SOLE HIGHEST GRADED AT PCGS. ONLY 15 STRUCK. NORWEB PEDIGREE
$119,500.00

1843 LIBERTY SEATED S$1, NO MOTTO MS63

VERY CHOICE SPECIMEN. ONLY 6 GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$7,500.00

1843 LIBERTY SEATED S$1, NO MOTTO MS64

ONLY 2 GRADED HIGHER.
$26,000.00

1843 LIBERTY SEATED S$1, NO MOTTO PR64

VERY RARE. ONLY 15 STRUCK. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED.
$59,500.00

1844 LIBERTY SEATED S$1, NO MOTTO MS63

VERY LUSTEROUS. ONLY 20,000 STRUCK. JUST 3 GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$12,500.00

1844 LIBERTY SEATED S$1, NO MOTTO MS63

REFLECTIVE SURFACES. JUST 20,000 STRUCK. ONLY 3 HIGHER.
$12,500.00

1844 LIBERTY SEATED S$1, NO MOTTO MS63

RICHLY TONED. ONLY 20,000 STRUCK. JUST 1 HIGHER AT NGC.
$11,500.00

1845 LIBERTY SEATED S$1, NO MOTTO MS62

RICHLY TONED. ONLY 4 COINS GRADED HIGHER AT NGC.
$13,500.00

1846 LIBERTY SEATED S$1, NO MOTTO MS65

GEM SURFACES. ONLY 1 COIN GRADED HIGHER.
$67,500.00

1846 LIBERTY SEATED S$1, NO MOTTO PR64

REPUNCHED DATE. ONLY 15 STRUCK. JUST 2 HIGHER AT PCGS.
$54,500.00

1849 LIBERTY SEATED S$1, NO MOTTO PR65

GEM PROOF. JUST 15 STRUCK. ONLY 1 HIGHER AT PCGS. GARRETT.
$129,500.00

1849 LIBERTY SEATED S$1, NO MOTTO PR65

GEM PROOF. ELIASBERG PEDIGREE. ONLY 15 STRUCK.
$87,500.00

1851 LIBERTY SEATED $1, NO MOTTO MS63

A FABULOUS RARITY. ONLY 1,300 MINTED. WELL STRUCK.
$59,500.00

1851 LIBERTY SEATED S$1, NO MOTTO MS64

A GEM RARITY. ONLY 1,300 STRUCK. JUST 2 COINS GRADE HIGHER.
$79,500.00

1851 LIBERTY SEATED S$1, RESTRIKE, NO MOTTO PR65 Cameo

RESTRIKE. ONLY 50 STRUCK. SOLE HIGHEST AT PCGS. CAC.
$99,500.00

1852 LIBERTY SEATED S$1 PR65+ Cameo

ORIGINAL. ONLY 35 STRUCK. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED.
$119,500.00

1852 LIBERTY SEATED S$1, RESTRIKE PR65

RESTRIKE. MINTAGE OF ONLY 35. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED AT PCGS.
$69,500.00

1852 LIBERTY SEATED S$1, RESTRIKE, NO MOTTO PR65

RESTRIKE. 35 STRUCK. ONLY ONE GRADED HIGHER. CAC.
$69,500.00