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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1852 LIBERTY SEATED S$1, ORIGINAL PR65+ Cameo

ORIGINAL. ONLY 35 STRUCK. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED.
$119,500.00

1852 LIBERTY SEATED S$1, RESTRIKE, NO MOTTO PR65

RESTRIKE. 35 STRUCK. ONLY ONE GRADED HIGHER. CAC.
$69,500.00

1854 LIBERTY SEATED S$1, NO MOTTO PR66

ELIASBERG PEDIGREE. ONLY 50 STRUCK. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED.
$85,000.00

1855 LIBERTY SEATED S$1, NO MOTTO PR64

VERY CHOICE PROOF. JUST 60 STRUCK.
$23,500.00

1857 LIBERTY SEATED S$1, NO MOTTO MS64

SATIN WHITE. ONLY 3 GRADED HIGHER AT NGC.
$14,500.00

1857 LIBERTY SEATED S$1, NO MOTTO PR65

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

1857 LIBERTY SEATED S$1, NO MOTTO PR65

GEM PROOF. ONLY 50 STRUCK. JUST 1 GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$29,500.00

1857 LIBERTY SEATED S$1, NO MOTTO PR65

GEM PROOF. ONLY 50 STRUCK. JUST 1 HIGHER AT PCGS.
$29,500.00

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 PROOF. ONLY 800 STRUCK. GORGEOUS AQUAMARINE COLOR.
$30,950.00

1859 LIBERTY SEATED S$1, NO MOTTO PR66

NO MOTTO. LOVELY IRIDESCENT TONING. JUST 800 STRUCK.
$24,950.00

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

JUST 20,000 STRUCK.
$11,500.00

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

VERY CHOICE, FLASHY WHITE.
$12,500.00

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

VERY SCARCE DATE.
$12,500.00

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 PR65

WONDERFUL GEM FROM THE CIVIL WAR YEARS.
$14,950.00

1863 LIBERTY SEATED S$1, NO MOTTO PR65

GEM PROOF. ONLY 460 STRUCK. CIVIL WAR YEAR.
$14,950.00

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
$49,950.00

1865 LIBERTY SEATED S$1, NO MOTTO PR68

NO MOTTO. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED! SUPERB TONING.
$119,500.00