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

NO STARS, LARGE DATE. GEM SURFACES KISSED WITH LIGHT AQUAMARINE TONING. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED AT PCGS.
$23,650.00

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

SMALL DATE. SUPERB LIGHT IRIDESCENT TONING. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED AT NGC.
$29,700.00

1839 LIBERTY SEATED H10C, NO DRAPERY PR65 Cameo

NO DRAPERY. ONLY 10 COINS STRUCK. TIED WITH ONE OTHER COIN FOR HIGHEST GRADED.
$49,500.00

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.
$109,500.00

1841-O LIBERTY SEATED H10C MS68

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

1844-O LIBERTY SEATED H10C MS64

PRISTINE SURFACES. VERY RARE IN THIS STATE OF PRESERVATION. ONLY ONE COIN GRADE HIGHER.
$16,500.00

1851 LIBERTY SEATED H10C MS66

GEM WATERCOLOR TONING OVER GEM LUSTROUS SURFACES. ONLY EIGHT COINS GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS. CAC.
$2,200.00

1852-O LIBERTY SEATED H10C MS66

GEM SURFACES. TIED WITH 1 OTHER FOR SECOND HIGHEST GRADED.
$14,250.00

1853 LIBERTY SEATED H10C, ARROWS MS67

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

1853-O LIBERTY SEATED H10C, ARROWS MS66

ARROWS. GEM SATIN LUSTROUS SURFACES. ONLY TWO COINS GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS. CAC.
$9,350.00

1855 LIBERTY SEATED H10C, ARROWS MS66+

ARROWS. GEM WHITE LUSTROUS SURFACES.
$11,000.00

1856 LIBERTY SEATED H10C PR65

ESTIMATED ONLY 40-60 STRUCK. CAC.
$12,000.00

1856 LIBERTY SEATED H10C PR66

GEM PROOF WITH CLAIMS TO CAMEO DEVICES. ONLY 50 STRUCK.
$13,200.00

1857 LIBERTY SEATED H10C MS67

GEM SATIN LUSTROUS SURFACES. JUST FIVE MS67+ COINS GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS. CAC.
$3,850.00

1857 LIBERTY SEATED H10C PR66

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

1857-O LIBERTY SEATED H10C MS67+

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

1858 LIBERTY SEATED H10C PR67

GEM IRIDESCENT TONED SURFACES. ONLY 100 STRUCK. TIED WITH ONE OTHER COIN FOR HIGHEST GRADED. STARR PEDIGREE.
$14,200.00

1860 LIBERTY SEATED H10C MS67+

GEM, CREAMY LUSTROUS SURFACES. ONLY SIX COINS GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS. CAC.
$4,950.00

1865 LIBERTY SEATED H10C PR67

GEM PROOF. ONLY 500 STRUCK. TIED FOR HIGHEST AT PCGS.
$7,950.00

1866 LIBERTY SEATED H10C MS66

GEM LUSTROUS SURFACES WITH LIGHT IRIDESCENT TONING. LOW MINTAGE. CAC.
$4,950.00

1866 LIBERTY SEATED H10C PR66 Cameo

GEM CAMEO PROOF SURFACES EXHIBITING A WATERFALL OF AMAZING COLOR. ONLY 725 STRUCK. CAC.
$4,950.00