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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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

1865 LIBERTY SEATED 50C, NO MOTTO MS65

GEM SATIN WHITE.
$5,950.00

1865 LIBERTY SEATED 50C, NO MOTTO MS66

NO MOTTO. LOVELY RICH TONING. ONLY 2 HIGHER AT PCGS.
$15,950.00

1866 LIBERTY SEATED 50C, MOTTO MS66

MOTTO. GEM SURFACES. ONLY 3 HIGHER AT PCGS. CAC.
$10,950.00

1868 LIBERTY SEATED 50C, MOTTO MS65

RICH ROSE BLUE TONING. ONLY 2 GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$6,950.00

1870-CC LIBERTY SEATED 50C, MOTTO AU50

ONLY 8 GRADED HIGHER AT NGC.
$27,500.00

1874 LIBERTY SEATED 50C, ARROWS PR65 Cameo

ARROWS. GEM CAMEO. ONLY 750 STRUCK. LOVELY PERIPHERAL TONING WITH IRIDESCENT SEA GREEN/AMBER COLOR.
$12,950.00

1874 LIBERTY SEATED 50C, ARROWS, MOTTO PR65

ARROWS. LIGHT AMBER COLOR. ONLY 750 STRUCK.
$8,950.00

1874 LIBERTY SEATED 50C, ARROWS, MOTTO PR66

ARROWS. ONLY 700 STRUCK.
$21,500.00

1874-S LIBERTY SEATED 50C, ARROWS MS65+

FABULOUS ORIGINAL SURFACES. JUST 2 HIGHER AT NGC.
$24,500.00

1875 LIBERTY SEATED 50C, MOTTO PR66

ONLY 3 GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS. JUST 700 STRUCK.
$4,850.00

1876-CC LIBERTY SEATED 50C, MOTTO MS66

LARGE CC'S. GEM SURFACES. ONLY 2 COINS GRADED HIGHER.
$12,500.00

1877-S LIBERTY SEATED 50C MS67+

TYPE 2 REVERSE. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED.
$19,500.00

1877-S LIBERTY SEATED 50C, MOTTO MS65

TYPE 2 REVERSE. SCARCE DATE.
$3,250.00

1877-S LIBERTY SEATED 50C, MOTTO MS66

LOVELY ROSE BLUE TONING. ONLY 4 GRADED HIGHER AY NGC.
$5,750.00

1879 LIBERTY SEATED 50C, MOTTO MS67

GEM SURFACES WITH LIGHT SHIMMERING TONING. JUST 4 COINS GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$11,950.00

1880 LIBERTY SEATED 50C, MOTTO MS67

GEM SURFACES. LOVELY IRIDESCENT TONING. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED.
$11,500.00

1882 LIBERTY SEATED 50C MS67+

ABSOLUTE GEM. ONLY 4,400 STRUCK. JUST 2 GRADED HIGHER. CAC.
$19,500.00

1887 LIBERTY SEATED 50C, MOTTO MS67 Proof Like

GEM PROOFLIKE. ONLY 5,000 STRUCK. JUST A MS67+ GRADED HIGHER
$12,950.00