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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1855-O LIBERTY SEATED 50C, ARROWS MS66 PCGS

ARROWS. A VIRTUALLY FLAWLESS GEM. ONLY 5 COINS GRADED HIGHER
$16,500.00

1855-O LIBERTY SEATED 50C, ARROWS MS66 PCGS

ARROWS. GEM SURFACES. ONLY 5 COINS GRADED HIGHER.
$16,500.00

1857 LIBERTY SEATED 50C PR66+ CACG

GEM PROOF SURFACES WITH AMAZING SEAGREEN PERIPHERAL TONING. ONLY 50 ORIGINALLY STRUCK. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED AT CAC. CAC.
$49,500.00

1857 LIBERTY SEATED 50C PR67 Cameo CACG

GEM PROOF SURFACES WITH ELECTRIC BLUE PERIPHERAL TONING. ONLY 50 STRUCK. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED. CAC.
$82,500.00

1858 LIBERTY SEATED 50C PR66 PCGS

GEM PROOF SURFACES WITH ROSE BLUE PATINA. ONLY 100 ORIGINALLY STRUCK. JUST A SINGLE PR67 COIN GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$22,000.00

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

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

1860 LIBERTY SEATED 50C PR67+ Cameo PCGS

NO MOTTO. GEM MIRRORED SURFACES WITH RICH SEA GREEN PERIPHERAL TONING. SPECTACULAR EYE APPEAL. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED.
$55,000.00

1865 LIBERTY SEATED 50C, NO MOTTO MS66 PCGS

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

1868 LIBERTY SEATED 50C, MOTTO MS65 PCGS

RICH ROSE BLUE TONING. ONLY 2 GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$7,975.00

1870-CC LIBERTY SEATED 50C, MOTTO MS62 PCGS

CHOICE SURFACES ADORNED BY A LIGHT ROSE BLUE PATINA. RARITY-6. CONSIDERED BY EXPERTS TO BE THE SECOND FINEST KNOWN.
$154,000.00

1873 LIBERTY SEATED 50C, ARROWS PR66 Cameo NGC

ARROWS. GEM FROSTY WHITE DEVICES WITH GEM WHITE MIRRORED SURFACES. ONLY 550 STRUCK. ONE OF THE FINEST KNOW FOR THIS TWO YEAR ONLY TYPE COIN.
$27,500.00

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

NO ARROWS. CLOSED 3. GEM SURFACES WITH ELECTRIC BLUE AND ROSE COLOR RADIANT TONING. JUST THREE COINS GRADED HIGHER.
$13,750.00

1874 LIBERTY SEATED 50C, ARROWS MS66 PCGS

ARROWS. GEM SURFACES WITH LIGHT AMBER/BLUE TONING. ONLY FIVE COINS GRADED HIGHER.
$34,650.00

1874 LIBERTY SEATED 50C, ARROWS PR65 PCGS

ARROWS. LIGHT AMBER COLOR. ONLY 750 STRUCK.
$10,450.00

1874 LIBERTY SEATED 50C, ARROWS PR66 PCGS

ARROWS. ONLY 750 STRUCK.
$22,500.00

1874 LIBERTY SEATED 50C, ARROWS PR66+ PCGS

ARROWS. GEM PRISTINELY TONED PROOF SURFACES. ONLY 750 STRUCK. CAC.
$38,500.00

1874-CC LIBERTY SEATED 50C, ARROWS MS64 PCGS

ARROWS. GEM SURFACES WITH BLUISH ROSE TONING. ONLY TWO COINS GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS. CAC.
$66,000.00

1874-S LIBERTY SEATED 50C, ARROWS MS65+ NGC

ARROWS. FABULOUS ORIGINAL SURFACES. JUST 2 HIGHER AT NGC.
$22,000.00

1874-S LIBERTY SEATED 50C, ARROWS MS66+ PCGS

ARROWS. GEM LUSTROUS SURFACES WITH LIGHT SEA GREEN AND AMBER PATINA. TIED WITH ONE OTHER COIN FOR HIGHEST GRADED. CAC.
$82,500.00

1875-S LIBERTY SEATED 50C, MOTTO MS66+ PCGS

GEM SATIN LUSTROUS SURFACES. SHIMMERING IRIDESCENT TONING. ONLY TWO MS67 COINS GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS. CAC.
$9,850.00

1877-S LIBERTY SEATED 50C, MOTTO MS66 NGC

LOVELY ROSE BLUE TONING. ONLY 4 COINS GRADED HIGHER AT NGC.
$5,500.00