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.
Lovely frosty white nearly mint state surfaces showcase excellent strike.
Arrows. A touch of gold and violet overlay on mostly white surfaces. Well struck and quite pleasing.
Arrows. Well struck with vibrant luster and exquisite 'old-time' rainbow toning. Tied for the finest graded at either service.
Solid detail with pleasing light gray surfaces.
Blazing central white luster framed by stunning russet and forest green peripheral toning. The strike is needle-sharp and the surfaces are nearly pristine. One of the finest survivors from this popular Civil War date.
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 pleasing brilliant proof with a very light dusting of gold and nicely frosted design features. A Civil War date that saw a mintage of just 550 pieces.
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.
From the first year of operation for the Carson City mint and the rarest half dollar to come out of that mint. Just 54,617 made and most of the few survivors would probably 'no grade' at PCGS or NGC do to various problems. This is a pleasing example with solid detail and nice gray surfaces that have hues of brown and underlying blue.
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.
Richly mirrored surfaces blend with warm honey and turquoise tints. A classic and original look.
Beautifully mirrored surfaces with nicely frosted devices are enhanced by a delicate layer of pale gold hue. Deeper gold accents line the periphery.
Strong detail with pleasing light steel-gray surfaces. A modest 257,000 minted with relatively few survivors.
Arrows. A popular 2-year sub-type with the 1873 being scarcer. 500 proofs were minted in 1873 and 700 in 1874. This is a very pleasing coin with bright white luster framed by a touch of peripheral gold toning. The design features are dripping with heavy snow-white frost that produces a strong cameo contrast and great eye appeal.
Arrows. A nice problem-free coin with light gray surfaces.
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. A short-lived two year type to signify to the public that the weight had changed from 12.44 to 12.5 grams. This is a very attractive proof with a champagne core framed by turquoise and gold peripheral toning. Heavy frost on the design adds to the excellent eye appeal.
Sharply struck with semi proof-like fields. The core is frosty white with delicate blue and gold peripheral toning.
Crisp brilliant luster with a halo of gold at the rim and rich frost on the design features.
Overall battleship gray surfaces with a semi-circle ribbon of violet-gray on the reverse. Marks are minimal and devices are well-detailed for the grade. Mintage of Carson City halves sank from just over 1.4 million in 1877 to 62,000 in 1878. No further halves were issued at Carson City. A difficult and prized date in any grade and super tough this nice.