Liberty Seated Half Dimes

No Stars Obverse (1837-1838)


1835 started off with a bang. On January 30th, an assailant fired two shots at President Andrew Jackson as he was leaving the House chamber. The shots missed. Ironically, a short time later, Samuel Colt patented his revolver. In early spring, Georgia passed the death penalty for anyone publishing anything that could incite slave rebellions. Abolitionists ranted, while most of the South approved. Lots of tension, lots of change.

Changes also led to the Mint becoming a very busy place. For the first time ever, there was a large amount of silver and gold available for use. New steam technology brought the introduction of modern, state of the art coining presses which could strike coins quickly and efficiently in a close collar. These factors were instrumental in the Mint’s entering the modern era.

Newly appointed Mint Director Robert M. Patterson had strong feelings about his own vision of the .... (Expand Text)

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1837 LIBERTY SEATED H10C, NO STARS, LARGE DATE MS67 PCGS

NO STARS, LARGE DATE. GEM SURFACES KISSED WITH LIGHT AQUAMARINE TONING. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED AT PCGS.
$24,750.00

1837 LIBERTY SEATED H10C, NO STARS, SMALL DATE MS67+ NGC

SMALL DATE. SUPERB LIGHT IRIDESCENT TONING. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED AT NGC.
$24,750.00

1840 LIBERTY SEATED H10C, NO DRAPERY PR65 PCGS

NO DRAPERY. GEM PROOF. ONLY 5 MINTED. A FABULOUS RARITY. TIED WITH ONE OTHER COIN FOR HIGHEST GRADED AT PCGS.
$109,500.00

1846 LIBERTY SEATED H10C PR66 PCGS

GEM SATINY PROOF SUFACES WITH MILD BLUISH TONE. ONLY 20 STRUCK. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED AT PCGS. CAC.
$82,500.00

1857 LIBERTY SEATED H10C PR66 NGC

ESTIMATED 40-60 STRUCK. ONLY 1 COIN GRADED HIGHER AT NGC.
$7,650.00

1857-O LIBERTY SEATED H10C MS67+ PCGS

GEM SATIN LUSTROUS SURFACES. LIGHT AMBER PERIPHERAL TONING. JUST ONE COIN GRADED HIGHER. CAC.
$21,950.00

1858 LIBERTY SEATED H10C PR67 NGC

GEM IRIDESCENT TONED SURFACES. ONLY 100 STRUCK. TIED WITH ONE OTHER COIN FOR HIGHEST GRADED. STARR PEDIGREE.
$13,200.00

1866 LIBERTY SEATED H10C PR66+ Cameo PCGS

GEM CAMEO PROOF SURFACES WITH LIGHT SEAGREEN TONING. ONLY 725 STRUCK. JUST THREE COINS GRADED HIGHER. CAC.
$7,700.00

1870 LIBERTY SEATED H10C PR68 NGC

GEM PROOF SURFACES WITH LOVELY AMBER/ROSE TONING AND CAMEO DEVICES. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED.
$10,500.00

1872-S LIBERTY SEATED H10C, MINTMARK BELOW MS68 PCGS

MINTMARK BELOW BOW. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED.
$23,000.00