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!
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!
No Stars. Popular New Orleans mint 'No Stars' type. Only 70,000 minted with a low survival rate. Well detailed and problem-free with nice olive-green and gray surfaces.
CAC. No Drapery. Just over a million struck yet very elusive in mint state. This example is well struck with a crisp white core and light golden toning at the borders. PCGS has only graded 2 coins finer.
No Drapery. Pleasing surfaces and very sharp detail.
CAC. No Drapery. Razor sharp strike with virtually flawless surfaces, rich mint luster and a blush of golden toning. Outstanding quality!
No Drapery. Creamy mint luster and a remarkably sharp strike. Russet-gold toning attests to the originality of this beautiful Gem Half Dime.
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.
600,000 minted and tough to find certified in any grade. This example is well struck with original, lustrous surfaces with lots of brilliance and a touch of golden-tan toning. Very nice for the grade.
Attractive blend of russet and flowing luster.
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!
No Arrows. An elusive coin in any grade with 160,000 minted versus 2.2 million of the With Arrows type. This example has nice steel-gray surfaces and is properly detailed for the grade.
Short-lived 'Arrows' type. Extremely well struck with rich luster and faint champagne-gold toning. Only 4 coins graded higher at NGC.
Flashy luster with light champagne toning.
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!