Seated Liberty Half Dimes were made from 1837 to 1873 with quite a few minor type variations. Seated Liberty Half Dimes were minted at Philadelphia, New Orleans and San Francisco.
Lots of scarce and rare dates exist in this popular series with the 1870-S Seated Liberty Half Dime being the ultimate rarity – only a single example is known!
A fantastic blast white example of this scarce type!
Large Date. Crisp white luster and a sharp strike.
CAC stickered. Large Date. A beautiful example of the short-lived 'No Stars' type. Extremely well struck with crisp frosty luster, a faint golden hue and no significant marks. Very conservatively graded!
Modestly priced for a blast white early half dime in ms-66.
CAC approved. No Drapery. A wonderful Gem example of this early Seated Half Dime; the second year of the series and the first with stars on the obverse. The strike is very sharp and the radiant brilliant luster has the the faintest touch of gold and seems to jump right off the coin! This is truly an exceptional coin!
No Stars. Splendid warm gray with even strike and great eye appeal. First year of production for the New Orleans mint and the only business strike coin made. A 2-year variety with a tiny mintage of 70,000 vs. the previous date of 1837 with just over 1.4 million minted.
CAC. No Drapery. Razor sharp strike with virtually flawless surfaces, rich mint luster and a blush of golden toning. Outstanding quality!
No Drapery. Light russet toning blended with fiery mint luster, An extremely sharp strike and virtually no marks!
CAC approved. Splashes of russet gray tone over rich frosty luster with the appearance of just coming from an old time collection. Needle sharp strike.
CAC approved. A beautiful coin with rich mint luster beneath soft shades of violet and ivory. The strike is needle-sharp and there are very few marks.
Attractive blend of russet and flowing luster.
Frosty white luster and a sharp strike.
Very pleasing with nice charcoal and silver-gray surfaces.
No Arrows. Very well struck with no significant marks and bright white luster. The 'No Arrows' 1853 half dime is very scarce with a mintage of just 135,000 compared to over 13 million of the 'Arrows' type!
Arrows. Delicate russet toning with beautiful blazing luster showing thru. Virtually perfect surfaces, incredibly well struck, and just a delightful coin!
Arrows. Frosty white luster and well struck. Nearly a Gem.
Short-lived 'Arrows' type. Extremely well struck with rich luster and faint champagne-gold toning. Only 4 coins graded higher at NGC.
1857 is one of the highest mintage dates in the series and some of the nicest Stars Obverse Seated Half Dimes come from this date. This example is blast white with no trace of toning and minimal abrasions. An excellent coin for a top quality type set!
A beautiful richly toned Gem with tones of lavender, green and gold in the deeply reflective fields and a lovely greenish-gold on the heavily frosted devices. 1859 was the first year the U.S. Mint offered proofs to the public with proofs prior to that date being very elusive. Only 100 of these were minted!