Liberty Seated Half Dollars

(1839-1891)

No Motto (1839-1866)

The late 1830s were years of great ferment, progress, growth and change for the United States Mint. Steam-powered coinage made its debut in 1836. The first branch mint opened in New Orleans in 1838, and new designs were placed on all the gold and silver coins between 1837 and 1840. The technical and artistic advancements were interrelated, for it was the introduction of steam power that stimulated Mint officials to update the coinage aesthetically as well.

On the silver coins, the new look took the form of a seated figure of Liberty with her right hand resting upon a shield and her left hand grasping a staff topped by a Liberty cap—symbols of preparedness and freedom. Thirteen stars are arrayed around her, and the date is below. This design first appeared on pattern and regular-issue silver dollars in 1836, and thereafter wa.... (Expand Text)

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1839 LIBERTY SEATED 50C, NO DRAPERY MS64

NO DRAPERY. VERY CHOICE. ONLY 3 GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$55,000.00

1839 LIBERTY SEATED 50C, NO DRAPERY MS65

NO DRAPERY. ONLY 1 COIN GRADED HIGHER.
$135,000.00

1839 LIBERTY SEATED 50C, NO DRAPERY MS66

NO DRAPERY. HIGHEST GRADED. FROM THE KNOXVILLE COLLECTION.
$245,000.00

1840 LIBERTY SEATED 50C, NO MOTTO PR65

SMALL LETTERS. EST 4-8 STRUCK. TIED FOR HIGHEST. PITTMAN.
$85,000.00

1841 LIBERTY SEATED 50C, NO MOTTO MS64

NEAR GEM. ONLY 1 COIN GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$5,250.00

1841 LIBERTY SEATED 50C, NO MOTTO MS65

GEM SATIN SURFACES. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED.
$8,750.00

1841-O LIBERTY SEATED 50C, NO MOTTO MS63

ONLY 9 GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS. SECURE-PLUS.
$3,950.00

1841-O LIBERTY SEATED 50C, NO MOTTO MS64

GORGEOUS PATINA. JUST 2 HIGHER AT PCGS. CAC.
$6,750.00

1842 LIBERTY SEATED 50C, MEDIUM DATE, NO MOTTO MS65

MEDIUM DATE. ONLY 1 GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$9,500.00

1842 LIBERTY SEATED 50C, SMALL DATE, REV 1842, NO MOTTO PR64

SMALL DATE. ESTIMATED 4-8 STRUCK. ELIASBERG PEDIGREE.
$47,500.00

1844 LIBERTY SEATED 50C, NO MOTTO MS64

LOVELY RICH TONING. ONLY 3 GRADED HIGHER. CAC.
$5,950.00

1845 LIBERTY SEATED 50C, NO MOTTO MS64

LAVENDER ROSE COLOR. ONLY 1 COIN GRADED HIGHER.
$7,500.00

1846 LIBERTY SEATED 50C, 6/HORIZONTAL 6, NO MOTTO MS65

6 OVER HORIZONTAL 6. A FABULOUS GEM. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED
$24,950.00

1846 LIBERTY SEATED 50C, MEDIUM DATE, NO MOTTO PR63

MEDIUM DATE. ONLY 15-20 STRUCK.
$26,500.00

1847 LIBERTY SEATED 50C, NO MOTTO PR64

VERY CHOICE PROOF. ONLY 15-20 STRUCK. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADE
$29,950.00

1847/6 LIBERTY SEATED 50C, NO MOTTO MS62

CHOICE ORIGINAL COLOR. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED.
$35,000.00

1847/6 SEATED LIBERTY 50C, LATE DIE STATE MS58

1847(6). LATE DIE STATE.
$6,950.00

1849 LIBERTY SEATED 50C, NO MOTTO MS65

LOVELY SEA GREEN COLOR. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED.
$14,950.00

1850 LIBERTY SEATED 50C, NO MOTTO PR64

VERY RARE. EST 4-8 STRUCK. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED AT PCGS.
$37,500.00

1854 LIBERTY SEATED 50C, ARROWS, NO MOTTO MS66

ARROWS. LOVELY SATIN LISTER. TIED FOR HIGHEST AT PCGS.
$18,950.00

1854 LIBERTY SEATED 50C, ARROWS, NO MOTTO PR64

ARROWS. JUST 2 GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS. ONLY 20 STRUCK. CAC.
$31,950.00