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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1864 LIBERTY SEATED S$1, NO MOTTO MS65

GEM UNCIRCULATED. LIGHT ROSE-AMBER HUE. ONLY 4 GRADED HIGHER
$49,950.00

1865 LIBERTY SEATED S$1, NO MOTTO PR68

NO MOTTO. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED! SUPERB TONING.
$119,500.00

1867 LIBERTY SEATED S$1, MOTTO PR65

WITH MOTTO. VIVID TWILIGHT BLUE TONE. ONLY 625 STRUCK.
$10,950.00

1868 LIBERTY SEATED S$1, MOTTO PR66 Cameo

A FABULOUS GEM. WITH MOTTO. ONLY 600 STRUCK.1 HIGHER AT PCGS
$34,500.00

1870-CC LIBERTY SEATED S$1, MOTTO AU58

VERY LUSTEROUS. RARE CARSON CITY DOLLAR. ONLY 11,758 STRUCK.
$16,950.00

1871 LIBERTY SEATED S$1, MOTTO PR65

GEM PROOF. ONLY 960 STRUCK.
$12,950.00

1871 LIBERTY SEATED S$1, MOTTO PR66

GEM PROOF. ONLY 960 STRUCK.
$19,950.00

1871 LIBERTY SEATED S$1, MOTTO PR66 Deep Cameo

GEM SNOW WHITE DEEP CAMEO. ONLY 960 STRUCK. CAC.
$49,500.00

1871-CC LIBERTY SEATED S$1, MOTTO AU58

REFLECTIVE WHITE SURFACES. ONLY 1,376 STRUCK. JUST 4 GRADED HIGHER AT NGC.
$59,500.00

1872 LIBERTY SEATED S$1, MOTTO MS65

WITH MOTTO. ONLY 1 GRADED HIGHER AT NGC.
$48,500.00

1872 LIBERTY SEATED S$1, MOTTO PR66

GEM PROOF. ONLY 950 STRUCK. JUST ONE GRADED NUMERICALLY HIGHER AT PCGS.
$24,500.00

1872-CC LIBERTY SEATED S$1, MOTTO MS61

VERY RARE. ONLY 3,150 STRUCK.
$27,500.00

1872-CC LIBERTY SEATED S$1, MOTTO MS63

VERY RARE CARSON CITY DOLLAR. ONLY 3,150 STRUCK.
$89,500.00

1873 LIBERTY SEATED S$1 PR65 Deep Cameo

GEM WHITE DEEP CAMEO. VERY FROSTED DEVICES. ONLY 600 STRUCK. LAST YEAR OF ISSUE.
$19,500.00

1873 LIBERTY SEATED S$1, SEATED PR65

GEM PROOF. ONLY 600 STRUCK. LAST YEAR OF ISSUE.
$10,500.00

1873-CC LIBERTY SEATED S$1, SEATED, MOTTO AU58

SATIN WHITE. ONLY 2,300 STRUCK. JUST 4 HIGHER AT NGC.
$69,500.00