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. ANTIQUE GOLD, STEEL-BLUE AND DEEP ROSE PATINA ANNOINT THE SURFACES OF THIS LUSTEROUS HALF-DIME. ONLY ONE COIN GRADED HIGHER.
$12,500.00

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.
$21,500.00

1837 LIBERTY SEATED H10C, NO STARS, SMALL DATE MS67

NO STARS. SMALL DATE. GEM SATIN LUSTER. ONLY TWO COINS GRADED HIGHER.
$15,950.00

1839 LIBERTY SEATED H10C, NO DRAPERY PR65 Cameo

NO DRAPERY. ONLY 10 COINS STRUCK. TIED WITH ONE OTHER COIN FOR HIGHEST GRADED.
$43,500.00

1841-O LIBERTY SEATED H10C MS68

GEM SATIN ORIGINAL WHITE SURFACES. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED.
$38,500.00

1842 LIBERTY SEATED H10C PR65+

GEM PROOF. ONLY 10 COINS STRUCK. JUST ONE COIN GRADED HIGHER
$43,500.00

1843 LIBERTY SEATED H10C PR66+

A FABULOUS TRIPLE STRUCK GEM. THIS IS THE SOLE HIGHEST GRADED. ONLY 10 STRUCK. CAC.
$105,000.00

1844-O LIBERTY SEATED H10C MS64

PRISTINE SURFACES. VERY RARE IN THIS STATE OF PRESERVATION. ONLY ONE COIN GRADE HIGHER.
$12,950.00

1847 LIBERTY SEATED H10C, DRAPERY MS67

SATIN WHITE GEM. JUST 1 GRADED HIGHER AT NGC.
$4,350.00

1848-O LIBERTY SEATED H10C MS67

GEM RADIANT SURFACES. ONLY 2 COINS GRADE HIGHER. CAC.
$13,950.00

1853 LIBERTY SEATED H10C, ARROWS MS67

ARROWS. GEM SATIN WHITE LUSTROUS SURFACE. JUST ONE COIN GRADED HIGHER AT NGC.
$7,950.00

1854 LIBERTY SEATED H10C, ARROWS MS67

ARROWS. GEM WHITE LUSTROUS SURFACES. TIED WITH THREE OTHER COINS FOR HIGHEST GRADED AT NGC.
$8,500.00

1856 LIBERTY SEATED H10C PR65

ESTIMATED ONLY 40-60 STRUCK. CAC.
$10,500.00

1856 LIBERTY SEATED H10C PR65

ESTIMATED 40-60 STRUCK. GEM CAMEO PROOF SURFACES. CAC.
$10,500.00

1857 LIBERTY SEATED H10C PR66

ESTIMATED 40-60 STRUCK. ONLY 1 COIN GRADED HIGHER AT NGC.
$7,150.00

1857-O LIBERTY SEATED H10C MS67

GEM SATIN LUSTEROUS SURFACES. JUST TWO COINS GRADED HIGHER. CAC.
$8,950.00

1871 LIBERTY SEATED H10C MS68+

GEM WHITE. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED FOR THE DATE. THIS IS THE SOLE HIGHEST GRADED LIBERTY SEATED HALF DIME BY EITHER SERVICE.
$19,500.00

1872-S LIBERTY SEATED H10C, MINTMARK BELOW MS68

MINTMARK BELOW BOW. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED.
$21,500.00