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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1857 LIBERTY SEATED S$1, NO MOTTO MS64

SATIN WHITE. ONLY 3 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.
$28,500.00

1857 LIBERTY SEATED S$1, NO MOTTO PR65

GEM PROOF. ONLY 50 STRUCK. JUST 1 GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$28,500.00

1857 LIBERTY SEATED S$1, NO MOTTO PR65

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

1859 LIBERTY SEATED S$1, NO MOTTO PR65

NO MOTTO. LOVELY ROSE BLUE TONING. ONLY 800 STRUCK.
$12,950.00

1859 LIBERTY SEATED S$1, NO MOTTO PR65

NO MOTTO. ONLY 800 STRUCK. CAC.
$23,500.00

1859 LIBERTY SEATED S$1, NO MOTTO PR66+

GEM SURFACES WITH AQUAMARINE PERIPHERAL TONING. ONLY 2 COINS GRADED HIGHER AT NGC. JUST 800 STRUCK.
$32,500.00

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 CHOICE, FLASHY WHITE.
$11,500.00

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

VERY SCARCE DATE.
$11,500.00

1860 LIBERTY SEATED S$1, NO MOTTO PR66

GEM PROOF. ONLY 1,330 STRUCK. ONLY 2 GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$29,500.00

1863 LIBERTY SEATED S$1, NO MOTTO PR66

GEM PROOF. ONLY 460 STRUCK. CIVIL WAR YEAR. CAC.
$32,500.00

1864 LIBERTY SEATED S$1, NO MOTTO MS65

GEM UNCIRCULATED. LIGHT ROSE-AMBER HUE. ONLY 4 GRADED HIGHER
$52,500.00

1867 LIBERTY SEATED S$1, MOTTO MS65

GEM SATIN WHITE AND LUSTEROUS. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED.
$44,500.00

1871 LIBERTY SEATED S$1, MOTTO PR65

GEM PROOF. ONLY 960 STRUCK.
$13,500.00

1871 LIBERTY SEATED S$1, MOTTO PR66

GEM PROOF. ONLY 960 STRUCK.
$19,950.00

1871 LIBERTY SEATED S$1, MOTTO PR66 Deep Cameo

GEM SNOW WHITE DEEP CAMEO. ONLY 960 STRUCK. CAC.
$59,500.00

1871-CC LIBERTY SEATED S$1, MOTTO AU58

REFLECTIVE WHITE SURFACES. ONLY 1,376 STRUCK. JUST 4 GRADED HIGHER AT NGC.
$54,500.00

1872 LIBERTY SEATED S$1, MOTTO PR66

GEM PROOF. ONLY 950 STRUCK. JUST ONE GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$24,950.00

1872-CC LIBERTY SEATED S$1, MOTTO MS60

LOVELY SURFACES. ONLY 3,150 STRUCK. VERY RARE IN UNCIRCULATED CONDITION.
$21,500.00

1873 LIBERTY SEATED S$1, SEATED PR65

GEM PROOF. ONLY 600 STRUCK. LAST YEAR OF ISSUE.
$10,500.00