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+

LARGE DATE. VERY SCARCE DOUBLE DATE. VP-001. FABULOUS ELECTRIC BLUE PERIPHERAL TONING. SECOND HIGHEST GRADED.
$24,500.00

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

SMALL DATE. SUPERB LIGHT IRIDESCENT TONING. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED AT NGC.
$27,500.00

1838 LIBERTY SEATED H10C, NO DRAPERY MS67+

NO DRAPERY, LARGE STARS. SUPERB SURFACES WITH LIGHT ROSE/ BLUE TONING. CAC.
$21,950.00

1839 LIBERTY SEATED H10C, NO DRAPERY PR65 Cameo

NO DRAPERY. ONLY 10 COINS STRUCK. TIED WITH ONE OTHER COIN FOR HIGHEST GRADED.
$46,500.00

1840 LIBERTY SEATED H10C, NO DRAPERY PR65

NO DRAPERY. GEM PROOF. ONLY 5 MINTED. A FABULOUS RARITY. TIED WITH ONE OTHER COIN FOR HIGHEST GRADED AT PCGS.
$105,000.00

1841-O LIBERTY SEATED H10C MS68

GEM SATIN ORIGINAL WHITE SURFACES. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED.
$32,950.00

1842 LIBERTY SEATED H10C PR65

GEM PROOF. ONLY 10 COINS STRUCK. TIED WITH ONE OTHER COIN FOR HIGHEST GRADED AT PCGS.
$54,500.00

1844-O LIBERTY SEATED H10C MS64

PRISTINE SURFACES. VERY RARE IN THIS STATE OF PRESERVATION. ONLY ONE COIN GRADE HIGHER.
$14,250.00

1846 LIBERTY SEATED H10C PR66

FABULOUS GEM. ONLY 20 STRUCK. BELIEVED TO BE THE SECOND FINEST KNOWN. ONLY ONE WITH A CAC STICKER. CAC.
$59,500.00

1852-O LIBERTY SEATED H10C MS66

GEM SURFACES. TIED WITH 1 OTHER FOR HIGHEST GRADED AT NGC.
$13,750.00

1853 LIBERTY SEATED H10C, ARROWS MS67

ARROWS. LOVELY IRIDESCENT COLOR. ONLY 5 MS67+ GRADED HIGHER. ONE OF THOSE BROUGHT $27,025 IN 2019.
$8,250.00

1853 LIBERTY SEATED H10C, ARROWS MS67

ARROWS. GEM WHITE LUSTROUS SURFACES. ONLY 5 COINS GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$8,250.00

1855 LIBERTY SEATED H10C, ARROWS MS66+

GEM WHITE LUSTROUS SURFACES. TIED WITH TWO OTHER COINS FOR HIGHEST GRADED AT PCGS.
$10,950.00

1857-O LIBERTY SEATED H10C MS67+

GEM SATIN LUSTROUS SURFACES. LIGHT AMBER PERIPHERAL TONING. JUST ONE COIN GRADED HIGHER. CAC.
$16,500.00

1871 LIBERTY SEATED H10C MS68

GEM WHITE. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED AT PCGS.
$22,950.00

1872-S LIBERTY SEATED H10C, MINTMARK BELOW MS68

MINTMARK BELOW BOW. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED.
$21,950.00