1860 LIBERTY SEATED 50C, NO MOTTO PR65

NO MOTTO. ONLY 1,000 STRUCK.
Grading Service: PCGS
SKU: 133450
Cert Number: 81757292
NGC Population: 12**
NGC Graded Higher: 14**
$5,500.00**
$5,250.00

Although many numismatists find the design attractive, the Mint terminated the Arrows and Rays Seated Half Dollar after only a single year of production.  The rays in the reverse field were the problem: they created a cluttered design that promoted early die breakage during the delivery of business strikes.  The arrows at the date remained for two more years, however, although by 1856 Mint officials no longer felt that it was necessary to include a special feature to distinguish those Half Dollars struck after the February 21, 1853 weight reduction from those delivered before.

The Philadelphia Mint struck proof Arrows, No Motto Seated Half Dollars in both 1854 and 1855.  Original mintages are unknown, but the number of survivors suggests that they were very limited.  Examples are of the utmost rarity, and they enjoy strong demand among both proof type collectors and specialists in Seated coinage.

**Source: PCGS Price Guide. Although we try to be as accurate as possible on the listed population, third party pricing and coin information, information constantly changes. We suggest you verify all information.