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.
$165,000.00

1843 LIBERTY SEATED S$1, NO MOTTO MS64

VIRTUALLY GEM SURFACES. ONLY 2 MS64+ COINS GRADED HIGHER.
$32,950.00

1844 LIBERTY SEATED S$1, NO MOTTO MS63

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

1844 LIBERTY SEATED S$1, NO MOTTO MS63

RICHLY TONED. ONLY 20,000 STRUCK. JUST ONE COIN GRADED HIGHER AT NGC.
$13,750.00

1844 LIBERTY SEATED S$1, NO MOTTO MS63

WELL STRUCK WITH RICH AMBER BLUE TONING. TIED WITH ONE OTHER COIN FOR SECOND HIGHEST GRADED AT NGC.
$13,750.00

1845 LIBERTY SEATED S$1, NO MOTTO PR64

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

GEM SURFACES. ONLY 2 MS65+ COINS GRADED HIGHER.
$76,950.00

1846 LIBERTY SEATED S$1, NO MOTTO PR64+

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

1846-O LIBERTY SEATED S$1, NO MOTTO MS63

CHOICE PREDOMINATELY WHITE SATIN LUSTROUS SURFACES. ONLY FIVE COINS GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$28,500.00

1847 LIBERTY SEATED S$1, NO MOTTO MS65

GEM SATIN WHITE LUSTROUS SURFACES. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED.
$110,000.00

1849 LIBERTY SEATED S$1, NO MOTTO MS64

VERY CHOICE LUSTROUS SURFACES ENHANCED BY A LIGHT RUSSET PATINA. ONLY THREE COINS GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$14,850.00

1851 LIBERTY SEATED S$1, NO MOTTO MS63+

A FABULOUS RARITY. ONLY 1,300 MINTED. WELL STRUCK. JUST TWO COINS GRADED HIGHER AT NGC.
$76,500.00

1854 LIBERTY SEATED S$1, NO MOTTO PR64 Cameo

LOVELY CAMEO PROOF. ONLY 30 STRUCK. JUST TWO GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$32,950.00

1854 LIBERTY SEATED S$1, NO MOTTO PR65 Cameo

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

1857 LIBERTY SEATED S$1, NO MOTTO PR65

FABULOUS GEM SURFACES. ONLY 50 STRUCK. JUST TWO COINS GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS. CAC.
$57,500.00

1858 LIBERTY SEATED S$1, NO MOTTO PR65

GEM PROOF SURFACES DISPLAYING ATTRACTIVE AMBER/SEAGREEN TONING. ONLY 300 STRUCK. JUST 3 PR+ COINS GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$55,000.00

1859-O LIBERTY SEATED S$1, NO MOTTO MS65

GEM, VERY FLASHY WHITE LUSTROUS SPECIMEN. TIED WITH THREE OTHER COINS FOR HIGHEST GRADED AT PCGS.
$50,000.00

1859-S LIBERTY SEATED S$1, NO MOTTO MS62

VERY SCARCE DATE. ONLY 20,000 STRUCK.
$14,850.00

1860-O LIBERTY SEATED S$1, NO MOTTO MS65+

GEM SATIN LUSTROUS SURFACES. TIED WITH TWO OTHER COINS FOR HIGHEST GRADED AT PCGS.
$79,500.00

1861 LIBERTY SEATED S$1, NO MOTTO PR66

GEM PROOF SURFACES KISSED WITH A KALEIDOSCOPE OF COLORFUL PATINA. ONLY 1,000 STRUCK. JUST A SINGLE COIN GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS. STRUCK DURING THE BEGINING OF THE CIVIL WAR.
$55,000.00

1864 LIBERTY SEATED S$1, NO MOTTO PR66

GEM PROOF SURFACES WITH DAZZLING LIGHT SEA GREEN/AMBER TONING. ONLY 470 STRUCK DURING THIS CIVIL WAR YEAR.
$24,750.00