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 MS66

NO DRAPERY. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED. KNOXVILLE COLLECTION.
$275,000.00

1840 LIBERTY SEATED 50C, REVERSE OF 1839 MS65

REVERSE OF 1839. ONLY 6 COINS GRADE HIGHER.
$9,500.00

1841 LIBERTY SEATED 50C, NO MOTTO MS64

NEAR GEM. ONLY 1 COIN GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$4,850.00

1842 LIBERTY SEATED 50C, MEDIUM DATE MS65

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

1844 LIBERTY SEATED 50C, NO MOTTO MS65

*QUALITY. GEM SURFACES WITH LOVELY LIGHT AMBER TONING. TIED WITH ONE OTHER COIN FOR HIGHEST GRADED.
$9,750.00

1847/6 LIBERTY SEATED 50C, NO MOTTO RA62 W

CHOICE ORIGINAL COLOR. FS-301. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED. NO MORE THAN 25-30 KNOWN IN ALL GRADES. COL. GREEN PEDIGREE.
$32,500.00

1847-O LIBERTY SEATED 50C, NO MOTTO MS66

GEM ORIGINAL. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED.
$32,950.00

1855-O LIBERTY SEATED 50C, ARROWS MS66

ARROWS. GEM SURFACES. ONLY 4 COINS GRADED HIGHER.
$18,500.00

1855-O LIBERTY SEATED 50C, ARROWS MS66

ARROWS. A VIRTUALLY FLAWLESS GEM. ONLY 4 GRADED HIGHER.
$18,500.00

1856-O LIBERTY SEATED 50C, NO MOTTO MS65

GEM LUSTROUS SURFACES WITH LIGHT RUSSET TONING. ONLY TWO GRADE HIGHER AT NGC.
$3,750.00

1859-O LIBERTY SEATED 50C, NO MOTTO MS65+

GEM IRIDESCENT TONED SURFACES. ONLY 3 HIGHER AT NGC.
$8,250.00

1859-O LIBERTY SEATED 50C, NO MOTTO MS66

GEM ORIGINAL SURFACES. LOVELY LIGHT IRIDESCENT TONING. ONLY THREE COINS GRADED HIGHER.
$14,950.00

1860 LIBERTY SEATED 50C PR66 Cameo

NO MOTTO. GEM CAMEO. VERY FLASHY. CAC.
$17,950.00

1865 LIBERTY SEATED 50C, NO MOTTO MS66

NO MOTTO. LOVELY RICH TONING. ONLY 3 HIGHER AT PCGS.
$14,950.00

1865-S LIBERTY SEATED 50C, NO MOTTO MS65

RICH STEEL GREY TONING. TIED WITH TWO OTHER COINS FOR HIGHEST GRADED.
$27,500.00

1865-S LIBERTY SEATED 50C, NO MOTTO MS65+

A FABULOUS GEM WITH SATIN LUSTROUS SURFACES. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED. CAC.
$65,000.00

1868 LIBERTY SEATED 50C, MOTTO MS65

RICH ROSE BLUE TONING. ONLY 2 GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$6,500.00

1870-CC LIBERTY SEATED 50C, MOTTO MS63

CHOICE SATIN LUSTROUS SURFACES. VERY RARE AND FIRST YEAR OF ISSUE FROM CARSON CITY MINT. SECOND HIGHEST GRADED.
$329,500.00

1873 LIBERTY SEATED 50C, NO ARROWS, CLOSED 3 PR67+

NO ARROWS. CLOSED 3. GEM SURFACES WITH ELECTRIC BLUE AND ROSE COLOR RADIANT TONING. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED BY NGC. *QUAULITY GEM PROOF.
$21,500.00

1874 LIBERTY SEATED 50C, ARROWS PR65 Cameo

ARROWS. DRAMATIC SEA GREEN PERIPHERAL TONING. ONLY 750 STRUCK. JUST TWO CAMEO COINS GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$16,500.00

1874 LIBERTY SEATED 50C, ARROWS PR66

ARROWS. ONLY 750 STRUCK.
$18,950.00