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 5 GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$57,500.00

1839 LIBERTY SEATED 50C, NO DRAPERY MS65

NO DRAPERY. ONLY TWO MS65+ GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$192,500.00

1839 LIBERTY SEATED 50C, NO DRAPERY MS65+

NO DRAPERY. AN INCREDIBLE WHITE LUSTROUS GEM. WE CANNOT IMAGINE A FINER SPECIMEN OF THIS COIN. LOOKS LIKE IT WOULD HAVE DAY IT WAS STRUCK. TIED WITH ONE OTHER COIN FOR HIGHEST GRADED AT PCGS.
$247,500.00

1839 LIBERTY SEATED 50C, NO DRAPERY MS66

NO DRAPERY. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED. KNOXVILLE COLLECTION.
$329,500.00

1840-O LIBERTY SEATED 50C, NO MOTTO MS64

VERY CHOICE, SATIN LUSTROUS SURFACES. ONLY ONE MS66 GRADED HIGHER.
$19,750.00

1842 LIBERTY SEATED 50C, MEDIUM DATE MS65

MEDIUM DATE. ONLY 1 GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$8,950.00

1846 LIBERTY SEATED 50C, 6/HORIZONTAL 6 MS64+

HORIZONTAL 6. MEDIUM DATE. WELL STRUCK GEM SURFACES WITH RADIANT ELECTRIC BLUE, ROSE TONING. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED AT PCGS. CAC.
$43,950.00

1846 LIBERTY SEATED 50C, MEDIUM DATE PR63

MEDIUM DATE. CHOICE PROOF SURFACES WITH RICH ROSE BLUE TONING. ONLY 15 ORIGINALLY STRUCK.
$28,500.00

1847-O LIBERTY SEATED 50C, NO MOTTO MS66

GEM ORIGINAL. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED.
$32,950.00

1850 LIBERTY SEATED 50C, NO MOTTO MS65

GEM SURFACES WITH RICH BLUISH/ROSE TONING. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED AT NGC. COL.GREEN PEDIGREE.
$32,950.00

1850-O LIBERTY SEATED 50C, NO MOTTO MS65

DEEP RICH AMBER TONING. ONLY 3 COINS GRADED HIGHER. COL. GREEN/NEWMAN PEDIGREE.
$13,750.00

1853 LIBERTY SEATED 50C, ARROWS AND RAYS MS66

ARROWS AND RAYS. STUNNING GEM WHITE LUSTROUS SURFACES. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED AT NGC.
$57,500.00

1855-O LIBERTY SEATED 50C, ARROWS MS66

ARROWS. A VIRTUALLY FLAWLESS GEM. ONLY 5 COINS GRADED HIGHER
$17,500.00

1855-O LIBERTY SEATED 50C, ARROWS MS66

ARROWS. GEM SURFACES. ONLY 5 COINS GRADED HIGHER.
$17,500.00

1856-O LIBERTY SEATED 50C, NO MOTTO MS65

GEM SATIN LUSTROUS SURFACES. JUST 4 COINS GRADED HIGHER AT NGC.
$4,675.00

1856-O LIBERTY SEATED 50C, NO MOTTO MS65

GEM LUSTROUS SURFACES WITH LIGHT RUSSET TONING. ONLY THREE COINS GRADE HIGHER AT NGC.
$4,675.00

1859 LIBERTY SEATED 50C, NO MOTTO MS66+

GEM SATIN PROOKLIKE SURFACES. SOLE SECOND HIGHEST GRADED AT PCGS.
$19,750.00

1859-O LIBERTY SEATED 50C, NO MOTTO MS66

GEM ORIGINAL SURFACES. LOVELY LIGHT IRIDESCENT TONING. ONLY THREE COINS GRADED HIGHER.
$19,800.00

1859-O LIBERTY SEATED 50C, NO MOTTO MS66+

SUPERB GEM SURFACES WITH LIGHT AMBER BLUE TONING. ONLY ONE MS67 COIN GRADED HIGHER. CAC.
$30,250.00

1860 LIBERTY SEATED 50C PR66 Cameo

NO MOTTO. GEM CAMEO. VERY FLASHY. CAC.
$19,750.00

1865 LIBERTY SEATED 50C, NO MOTTO MS66

NO MOTTO. LOVELY RICH TONING. ONLY 3 HIGHER AT PCGS.
$14,850.00