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 MS65 PCGS

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

1839 LIBERTY SEATED 50C, NO DRAPERY MS65+ PCGS

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.
$252,000.00

1839 LIBERTY SEATED 50C, NO DRAPERY MS66 NGC

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

1840-O LIBERTY SEATED 50C, NO MOTTO MS64 PCGS

VERY CHOICE, SATIN LUSTROUS SURFACES. ONLY ONE MS66 GRADED HIGHER.
$17,600.00

1842 LIBERTY SEATED 50C, MEDIUM DATE MS65 PCGS

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

1842 LIBERTY SEATED 50C, SMALL DATE, REV 1842 PR64 NGC

SMALL DATE, LARGE LETTERS. GEM SURFACES WITH BLUISH ROSE PATINA. ONLY 10 STRUCK.
$41,250.00

1843-O LIBERTY SEATED 50C, NO MOTTO MS66 NGC

GEM SATIN LUSTROUS SURFACES WITH LIGHT BLUISH AMBER PATINA. THIS IS THE SOLE HIGHEST GRADED BY EITHER SERVICE.
$27,500.00

1844 LIBERTY SEATED 50C, NO MOTTO MS64+ PCGS

GEM SATIN LUSTROUS SURFACES KISSED WITH A LIGHT AMBER PATINA. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED AT PCGS. CAC.
$24,750.00

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

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 PCGS

MEDIUM DATE. CHOICE PROOF SURFACES WITH RICH ROSE BLUE TONING. ONLY 15 ORIGINALLY STRUCK.
$29,700.00

1846 LIBERTY SEATED 50C, MEDIUM DATE PR65 PCGS

MEDIUM DATE. GEM PROOF SURFACES WITH RICH BLUE GREEN PATINA. ONLY 15 STRUCK. JUST A SINGLE PR65+ GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED WITH CAC STICKER. CAC.
$71,500.00

1846 LIBERTY SEATED 50C, TALL DATE MS65 CACG

TALL DATE. RICH AMBER/BLUE PATINA. JUST A HANDFUL GRADED HIGHER. CAC.
$29,700.00

1846-O LIBERTY SEATED 50C, TALL DATE MS62 PCGS

TALL DATE. CHOICE SURFACES. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED AT PCGS. CAC.
$32,950.00

1847/6 LIBERTY SEATED 50C AU58+ PCGS

CHOICE ORIGINAL COLOR. FS-301. NO MORE THAN 25-30 KNOWN IN ALL GRADES. COL. GREEN PEDIGREE.
$32,950.00

1847-O LIBERTY SEATED 50C, NO MOTTO MS66 NGC

GEM ORIGINAL. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED.
$24,750.00

1848 LIBERTY SEATED 50C, NO MOTTO PR64 PCGS

VERY CHOICE PROOF SURFACES DUSTED WITH A LIGHT AMBER PATINA. ONLY 5 COINS MINTED.
$49,500.00

1850 LIBERTY SEATED 50C, NO MOTTO MS65 NGC

GEM SURFACES WITH RICH BLUISH/ROSE TONING. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED AT NGC. COL.GREEN PEDIGREE.
$27,500.00

1851-O LIBERTY SEATED 50C, NO MOTTO MS66+ CACG

FABULOUS ROSE/BLUE GEM SURFACES. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED. CAC.
$60,000.00

1853 LIBERTY SEATED 50C, ARROWS AND RAYS MS66 NGC

ARROWS AND RAYS. STUNNING GEM WHITE LUSTROUS SURFACES. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED AT NGC.
$55,000.00

1854 LIBERTY SEATED 50C, ARROWS PR64 NGC

ARROWS. RICH BLUE ROSE PATINA ADORNS THIS SPECIMENS GEM PROOF SURFACES. ONLY 20 COINS STRUCK.
$44,000.00

1855-O LIBERTY SEATED 50C, ARROWS MS65+ PCGS

ARROWS. GEM SATIN LUSTROUS SURFACES. CAC.
$16,500.00