Liberty Seated Half Dollars

(1839-1891)

No Motto (1839-1866)

The late 1830s were years of great ferment, progress, growth and change for the United States Mint. Steam-powered coinage made its debut in 1836. The first branch mint opened in New Orleans in 1838, and new designs were placed on all the gold and silver coins between 1837 and 1840. The technical and artistic advancements were interrelated, for it was the introduction of steam power that stimulated Mint officials to update the coinage aesthetically as well.

On the silver coins, the new look took the form of a seated figure of Liberty with her right hand resting upon a shield and her left hand grasping a staff topped by a Liberty cap—symbols of preparedness and freedom. Thirteen stars are arrayed around her, and the date is below. This design first appeared on pattern and regular-issue silver dollars in 1836, and thereafter wa.... (Expand Text)

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1839 LIBERTY SEATED 50C, NO DRAPERY MS64

NO DRAPERY. VERY CHOICE. ONLY 3 GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$57,500.00

1839 LIBERTY SEATED 50C, NO DRAPERY MS65

NO DRAPERY. ONLY 1 COIN GRADED HIGHER.
$135,000.00

1839 LIBERTY SEATED 50C, NO DRAPERY MS66

NO DRAPERY. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED. KNOXVILLE COLLECTION.
$249,500.00

1845 LIBERTY SEATED 50C, NO MOTTO MS64

LAVENDER ROSE COLOR. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED AT NGC.
$6,500.00

1847/6 LIBERTY SEATED 50C, NO MOTTO MS62

CHOICE ORIGINAL COLOR. FS-301. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED.
$35,000.00

1847/6 SEATED LIBERTY 50C, LATE DIE STATE AU58

1847(6). LATE DIE STATE.
$6,500.00

1847-O LIBERTY SEATED 50C, NO MOTTO MS66

GEM ORIGINAL. TIED WITH 1 OTHER FOR HIGHEST GRADED.
$29,950.00

1851-O LIBERTY SEATED 50C, NO MOTTO MS65

GEM SURFACES. ONLY 2 GRADED HIGHER AT NGC.
$8,500.00

1852 LIBERTY SEATED 50C MS66+

GEM SATIN SURFACES. ONLY 2 GRADED HIGHER.
$23,500.00

1855 LIBERTY SEATED 50C, ARROWS MS65

ARROWS. GEM SURFACES. ONLY 4 GRADE HIGHER AT PCGS.
$17,950.00

1855 LIBERTY SEATED 50C, ARROWS PR65

ARROWS. GEM PROOF. ONLY 12 STRUCK. JUST 2 GRADED HIGHER.
$39,500.00

1855-O LIBERTY SEATED 50C, ARROWS MS66

ARROWS. A VIRTUALLY FLAWLESS GEM. ONLY 3 GRADED HIGHER.
$18,950.00

1855-O LIBERTY SEATED 50C, ARROWS MS66

ARROWS. GEM SURFACES. ONLY 3 COINS GRADED HIGHER.
$18,950.00

1857 LIBERTY SEATED 50C, NO MOTTO MS65

GEM SPECIMEN. ONLY 4 GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$4,350.00

1857 LIBERTY SEATED 50C, NO MOTTO MS65

GEM SURFACES. WELL STRUCK.
$4,350.00

1859-O LIBERTY SEATED 50C, NO MOTTO MS66

GEM ORIGINAL. ONLY 3 GRADED HIGHER.
$14,950.00

1859-S LIBERTY SEATED 50C, NO MOTTO MS64

VERY SCARCE IN THIS HIGH GRADE.
$4,950.00

1860 LIBERTY SEATED 50C, NO MOTTO PR65

NO MOTTO. ONLY 1,000 STRUCK.
$5,250.00

1860 LIBERTY SEATED 50C, NO MOTTO PR66 Cameo

NO MOTTO. GEM CAMEO. VERY FLASHY. CAC.
$16,950.00

1865 LIBERTY SEATED 50C, NO MOTTO MS65

GEM SATIN WHITE.
$5,950.00