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 PR63

SHARP CONTRASTING DEVICES. ONLY 15 COINS STRUCK.
$31,250.00

1840 LIBERTY SEATED S$1, NO MOTTO PR65

ONLY 50 STRUCK. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED BY PCGS.
$142,500.00

1843 LIBERTY SEATED S$1, NO MOTTO MS64

NEAR GEM SURFACES. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADE AT NGC.
$15,400.00

1843 LIBERTY SEATED S$1, NO MOTTO MS64

VIRTUALLY GEM SURFACES. ONLY 2 MS64+ COINS GRADED HIGHER.
$29,500.00

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

1844 LIBERTY SEATED S$1, NO MOTTO MS63

REFLECTIVE SURFACES. JUST 20,000 STRUCK. ONLY 4 HIGHER AT PCGS.
$16,500.00

1846 LIBERTY SEATED S$1, NO MOTTO PR64+

REPUNCHED DATE. ONLY 20 STRUCK. JUST 2 HIGHER AT PCGS.
$74,250.00

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

CHOICE PREDOMINATELY WHITE SATIN LUSTROUS SURFACES. ONLY FIVE COINS GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$24,750.00

1847 LIBERTY SEATED S$1, NO MOTTO MS65

GEM SATIN WHITE LUSTROUS SURFACES. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED.
$99,500.00

1854 LIBERTY SEATED S$1, NO MOTTO PR64 Cameo

LOVELY CAMEO PROOF. ONLY 30 STRUCK. JUST TWO GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$31,750.00

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.
$76,500.00

1857 LIBERTY SEATED S$1, NO MOTTO PR65

A WONDER GEM. ONLY 50 STRUCK. JUST TWO HIGHER AT PCGS. CAC.
$43,950.00

1857 LIBERTY SEATED S$1, NO MOTTO PR65+

GEM PROOF. ONLY 50 STRUCK. SOLE SECOND HIGHEST GRADED AT PCGS.
$52,250.00

1859-S LIBERTY SEATED S$1, NO MOTTO MS61

JUST 20,000 STRUCK.
$10,500.00

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

VERY SCARCE DATE. ONLY 20,000 STRUCK.
$11,950.00

1863 LIBERTY SEATED S$1, NO MOTTO PR66

GEM PROOF. ONLY 460 STRUCK. CIVIL WAR YEAR. CAC.
$34,950.00

1864 LIBERTY SEATED S$1, NO MOTTO MS65

GEM UNCIRCULATED. LIGHT ROSE-AMBER HUE. ONLY 4 GRADED HIGHER
$63,250.00

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

1865 LIBERTY SEATED S$1, NO MOTTO PR65

GEM PROOF. LOVELY RUSSET TONING. ONLY 500 STRUCK. CIVIL WAR YEAR. CAC.
$17,500.00

1867 LIBERTY SEATED S$1, MOTTO PR65

WITH MOTTO. VIVID TWILIGHT BLUE TONE. ONLY 625 STRUCK.
$14,850.00