Seated Liberty Half Dollars were minted from 1839 to 1891. They were made in Philadelphia, New Orleans, and San Francisco.
Many minor design changes were made over the years. There are many scarce and rare dates in the Seated Liberty Half Dollar series.
Sharp detail with problem-free original surfaces. A tough date in high grade.
Well struck with flashy lustrous champagne-gold surfaces. A tough date to find in mint state.
Sharp detail with attractive, problem-free soft-gray surfaces.
Arrows. A touch of gold and violet overlay on frosty fields. Well struck and quite pleasing.
Strong detail with lustrous surfaces that have light original toning.
An amazing example of this short-lived 'Arrows' type with beautiful rich toning that starts with a honey-gold core and develops to rose hues and finally turquoise at the rim. The strike is needle-sharp and the eye appeal is riveting! None have graded numerically finer at NGC or PCGS!
Nice brilliant surfaces with deep mirrored fields that contrast nicely with frosted devices. Only the second year that the Mint sold proof sets to the public. 800 minted.
CAC. CSA Obverse. Identified by a die crack from the rim to Liberty's nose. The same die crack is seen on the 4 known examples of the 1861 Confederate Half. This is a beautiful coin with solid detail and outstanding original surfaces.
A blend of delicate multi-color pastels on the obverse and rich violet-green on the reverse enhance and highlight a warm steel surface. Popular Civil-War date with only 460 minted.
A stunning Gem Proof with exquisite iridescent toning showing lavender, pink, rose, and gold tones. Just 470 minted. From an old Hollinbeck Stamp & Coin sale, 1947. Auction envelope included.
Rich gold and blue dominate a nicely mirrored surface. Only 500 minted for this Civil-War era issue.
From the first year of operation for the Carson City Mint and one of the most sought-after dates in the Seated Liberty series. Only 54,617 were minted and the survival rate was extremely low. This is an attractive example with solid detail and nice steel-gray surfaces.
CAC. Scarce in mint state despite a 2 million coin mintage. This is a very boldly struck example with steel-gray surfaces and minimal marks. NGC population: 8 in 62, 14 finer.
Strong detail with pleasing light steel-gray surfaces.
Strong detail with lustrous light silver-white surfaces. Just 257,000 minted and a date that saw heavy circulation.
Arrows. Scarce with only 550 minted. Attractive untoned surfaces and very nice for the grade.
A nice problem-free example of this better date. The detail is strong for the grade and light silver-gray surfaces retain a trace of luster.
Sharp detail with light surfaces except for a splash of dark toning between 1 and 3 o'clock on the obverse. Would probably be in an AU holder otherwise.
Arrows. The most common issue from this short-lived type. This is a pleasing example that is sharply struck with an antique silver-white core and a thin arc of turquoise toning at the rim.
Crisp brilliant luster with a halo of gold at the rim and rich frost on the design features.