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 MS62

WELL STRUCK AND LOW MINTAGE.
$10,950.00

1840 LIBERTY SEATED S$1, NO MOTTO PR65

ONLY 50 STRUCK. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED BY PCGS.
$135,000.00

1841 LIBERTY SEATED S$1, NO MOTTO PR63+

EXCESSIVELY RARE. ONLY 6-10 BELIEVED TO EXIST TODAY. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED AT NGC.
$72,500.00

1843 LIBERTY SEATED S$1, NO MOTTO MS64

VIRTUALLY GEM SURFACES. ONLY 2 MS64+ COINS GRADED HIGHER.
$25,000.00

1843 LIBERTY SEATED S$1, NO MOTTO MS64

NEAR GEM SURFACES. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADE AT NGC.
$14,950.00

1844 LIBERTY SEATED S$1, NO MOTTO MS63

RICHLY TONED. ONLY 20,000 STRUCK. JUST ONE COIN GRADED HIGHER AT NGC.
$10,950.00

1844 LIBERTY SEATED S$1, NO MOTTO MS63

REFLECTIVE SURFACES. JUST 20,000 STRUCK. ONLY 4 HIGHER AT PCGS.
$11,500.00

1844 LIBERTY SEATED S$1, NO MOTTO MS63

VERY LUSTROUS. ONLY 20,000 STRUCK. JUST 4 GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$11,500.00

1846 LIBERTY SEATED S$1, NO MOTTO MS65

GEM SURFACES. ONLY 2 MS65+ COINS GRADED HIGHER.
$65,000.00

1846 LIBERTY SEATED S$1, NO MOTTO PR64+

REPUNCHED DATE. ONLY 25 STRUCK. JUST 2 HIGHER AT PCGS.
$57,500.00

1851 LIBERTY SEATED S$1, NO MOTTO MS63+

A FABULOUS RARITY. ONLY 1,300 MINTED. WELL STRUCK. JUST ONE COIN GRADED HIGHER AT NGC.
$65,000.00

1851 LIBERTY SEATED S$1, NO MOTTO MS64

A GEM RARITY. ONLY 1,300 STRUCK. JUST 1 COIN GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$119,500.00

1853 LIBERTY SEATED S$1, NO MOTTO MS64

CHOICE SATIN WHITE SURFACES. ONLY TWO COINS GRADE HIGHER AT NGC.
$10,500.00

1854 LIBERTY SEATED S$1, NO MOTTO PR65 Cameo

GEM CAMEO PROOF. ONLY 30 COINS STRUCK. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED AT PCGS.
$69,500.00

1855 LIBERTY SEATED S$1, NO MOTTO PR64

VERY CHOICE PROOF. JUST 60 STRUCK.
$22,450.00

1855 LIBERTY SEATED S$1, NO MOTTO PR66 Cameo

GEM CAMEO PROOF. ONLY 60 STRUCK. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED BY PCGS. CAC.
$89,500.00

1857 LIBERTY SEATED S$1, NO MOTTO MS64

SATIN WHITE. ONLY 5 GRADED HIGHER AT NGC.
$12,950.00

1857 LIBERTY SEATED S$1, NO MOTTO PR65

GEM PROOF. ONLY 50 STRUCK. JUST 1 HIGHER AT PCGS.
$35,000.00

1857 LIBERTY SEATED S$1, NO MOTTO PR65

A WONDER GEM. ONLY 50 STRUCK. JUST 1 HIGHER AT PCGS. CAC.
$42,500.00

1857 LIBERTY SEATED S$1, NO MOTTO PR65

GEM PROOF. ONLY 50 STRUCK. JUST 1 GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$35,000.00

1859 LIBERTY SEATED S$1, NO MOTTO PR65

NO MOTTO. LOVELY ROSE BLUE TONING. ONLY 800 STRUCK.
$12,500.00