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 PCGS

ONLY 50 STRUCK. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED BY PCGS.
$165,000.00

1841 LIBERTY SEATED S$1, NO MOTTO MS64 PCGS

VERY CHOICE WITH MIRRORLIKE SURFACES. MIST OF AMBER ROSE TONING ENHANCES THE BEAUTY OF THIS COIN. JUST FOUR COINS GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS. CAC.
$38,500.00

1841 LIBERTY SEATED S$1, NO MOTTO MS64 PCGS

WELL STRUCK SATIN LUSTROUS SURFACES. LIGHT AMBER BLUE PATINA. ONLY ONE COIN WITH CAC STICKER GRADED HIGHER. CAC.
$38,500.00

1842 LIBERTY SEATED S$1, NO MOTTO MS64+ PCGS

GEM WHITE PROOFLIKE SURFACES. TIED WITH TWO OTHER COINS FOR HIGHEST GRADED. CAC.
$34,650.00

1843 LIBERTY SEATED S$1, NO MOTTO MS64 PCGS

VIRTUALLY GEM SURFACES. ONLY 2 MS64+ COINS GRADED HIGHER.
$29,700.00

1844 LIBERTY SEATED S$1, NO MOTTO MS63 PCGS

REFLECTIVE SURFACES. JUST 20,000 STRUCK. ONLY 4 HIGHER AT PCGS.
$17,500.00

1844 LIBERTY SEATED S$1, NO MOTTO MS63 NGC

WELL STRUCK WITH RICH AMBER BLUE TONING. TIED WITH ONE OTHER COIN FOR SECOND HIGHEST GRADED AT NGC.
$11,500.00

1844 LIBERTY SEATED S$1, NO MOTTO MS63 NGC

RICHLY TONED. ONLY 20,000 STRUCK. JUST ONE COIN GRADED HIGHER AT NGC.
$11,500.00

1844 LIBERTY SEATED S$1, NO MOTTO MS64 PCGS

WELL STRUCK, GEM SURFACES. VERY RARE IN HIGH MINT STATE GRADES. JUST A SINGLE COIN GRADED HIGHER. CAC.
$63,250.00

1844 LIBERTY SEATED S$1, NO MOTTO PR65 NGC

GEM PROOF SURFACES WITH RICH BLUISH GREEN PATINA. ONLY 15 STRUCK. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED.
$87,500.00

1845 LIBERTY SEATED S$1, NO MOTTO PR64 PCGS

VERY FLASHY LUSTROUS SURFACES WITH CLAIMS TO CAMEO DESIGNATION. ONLY 15 STRUCK. JUST TWO PR65 COINS GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$76,500.00

1846 LIBERTY SEATED S$1, NO MOTTO MS65 NGC

GEM SURFACES. ONLY 2 MS65+ COINS GRADED HIGHER.
$66,000.00

1846 LIBERTY SEATED S$1, NO MOTTO PR64+ PCGS

REPUNCHED DATE. ONLY 20 STRUCK. JUST 2 HIGHER AT PCGS.
$87,500.00

1847 LIBERTY SEATED S$1, NO MOTTO MS65 PCGS

GEM SATIN WHITE LUSTROUS SURFACES. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED.
$99,000.00

1849 LIBERTY SEATED S$1, NO MOTTO MS64 PCGS

VERY CHOICE LUSTROUS SURFACES ENHANCED BY A LIGHT RUSSET PATINA. ONLY THREE COINS GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$15,675.00

1849 LIBERTY SEATED S$1, NO MOTTO PR64 NGC

*QUALITY. FLASHY WHITE PROOF SURFACES. ONLY 15 STRUCK.
$66,000.00

1851 LIBERTY SEATED S$1, NO MOTTO MS63+ NGC

A FABULOUS RARITY. ONLY 1,300 MINTED. WELL STRUCK. JUST TWO COINS GRADED HIGHER AT NGC.
$74,250.00

1854 LIBERTY SEATED S$1, NO MOTTO PR65 Cameo PCGS

GEM CAMEO PROOF. ONLY 30 COINS STRUCK. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED AT PCGS WITH ONE OTHER COIN.
$90,000.00

1855 LIBERTY SEATED S$1, NO MOTTO PR66 Cameo PCGS

GEM CAMEO PROOF. ONLY 60 STRUCK. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED BY PCGS.
$121,000.00

1856 LIBERTY SEATED S$1, NO MOTTO PR65 PCGS

GEM MIRRORED PROOF SURFACES WITH RICH AQUAMARINE PATINA. ONLY 50 STRUCK. JUST A SINGE COIN GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS. CAC.
$45,000.00

1857 LIBERTY SEATED S$1, NO MOTTO PR65 PCGS

A WONDER GEM. ONLY 50 STRUCK. JUST TWO HIGHER AT PCGS. CAC.
$57,500.00