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 LIBERTY SEATED 50C, NO MOTTO MS66+

GEM SATIN PROOKLIKE SURFACES. SOLE SECOND HIGHEST GRADED AT PCGS.
$16,500.00

1859-O LIBERTY SEATED 50C, NO MOTTO MS66

GEM ORIGINAL SURFACES. LOVELY LIGHT IRIDESCENT TONING. ONLY THREE COINS GRADED HIGHER.
$16,500.00

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

SUPERB GEM SURFACES WITH LIGHT AMBER BLUE TONING. ONLY ONE MS67 COIN GRADED HIGHER. CAC.
$27,500.00

1860 LIBERTY SEATED 50C PR66 Cameo

NO MOTTO. GEM CAMEO. VERY FLASHY. CAC.
$18,500.00

1862 LIBERTY SEATED 50C PR66 Cameo

NO MOTTO. GEM WHITE CAMEO PROOF WITH A TINGE OF PERIPHERAL TONING. ONLY 550 STRUCK. JUST ONE COIN GRADED HIGHER AT NGC.
$16,500.00

1865 LIBERTY SEATED 50C, NO MOTTO MS66

NO MOTTO. LOVELY RICH TONING. ONLY 3 HIGHER AT PCGS.
$14,250.00

1866-S LIBERTY SEATED 50C, MOTTO MS65

GEM WHITE SATIN LUSTROUS SURFACES WITH A VERY LIGHT TINGE OF AMBER TONING PERIPHERAL TONE. ONLY 2 COINS GRADED HIGHER.
$12,650.00

1867-S LIBERTY SEATED 50C, MOTTO MS65

GEM WHITE SATIN LUSTROUS PLANCHET. ONLY A SINGLE MS66 COIN
$12,100.00

1868 LIBERTY SEATED 50C, MOTTO MS65

RICH ROSE BLUE TONING. ONLY 2 GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$7,150.00

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, ARROWS PR66 Cameo

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.
$31,250.00

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

NO ARROWS. CLOSED 3. GEM SURFACES WITH ELECTRIC BLUE AND ROSE COLOR RADIANT TONING. JUST TWO COINS GRADED HIGHER.
$16,500.00

1874 LIBERTY SEATED 50C, ARROWS MS66

ARROWS. GEM SURFACES WITH LIGHT AMBER/BLUE TONING. ONLY FIVE COINS GRADED HIGHER.
$29,700.00

1874 LIBERTY SEATED 50C, ARROWS PR65

ARROWS. LIGHT AMBER COLOR. ONLY 750 STRUCK.
$9,850.00

1874 LIBERTY SEATED 50C, ARROWS PR66

ARROWS. ONLY 750 STRUCK.
$21,950.00

1874 LIBERTY SEATED 50C, ARROWS PR66+

ARROWS. GEM PRISTINELY TONED PROOF SURFACES. ONLY 750 STRUCK. CAC.
$32,950.00

1874-CC LIBERTY SEATED 50C, ARROWS MS66

ARROWS. THE SURFACES ARE LOVELY, BOTH SIDES DUSTED WITH IRIDESCENT ANTIQUE SILVER, CHAMPAGNE-PINK AND POWDER BLUE OVER FULL, SOFTLY FROSTED LUSTER. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED.
$142,500.00

1874-S LIBERTY SEATED 50C, ARROWS MS65+

ARROWS. FABULOUS ORIGINAL SURFACES. JUST 2 HIGHER AT NGC.
$22,950.00

1877-S LIBERTY SEATED 50C, MOTTO MS66

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

1877-S LIBERTY SEATED 50C, MOTTO MS66+

TYPE 2 REVERSE. GEM SURFACES WITH AQUAMARINE PERIPHERAL TONING.
$6,500.00

1879 LIBERTY SEATED 50C, MOTTO MS67

GEM SURFACES WITH LIGHT SHIMMERING TONING. JUST FIVE COINS GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$11,500.00