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.
Small Letters. 1840 obverse paired with a Capped Bust Half reverse and struck in New Orleans.
Doubled Date. FS-001. All digits in the date are dramatically doubled with the first punching far too high and into the base of Miss Liberty. This example has beautiful original silver-gray surfaces with a subtle hint of gold. Surfaces are lustrous and nearly mint state and examples are seldom seen this nice. Only 4 have graded finer at NGC, all AU-58. A high quality example of this great variety.
Arrows and Rays.
Arrows. Well struck with vibrant luster and exquisite 'old-time' rainbow toning. Tied for the finest graded at either service.
CAC. Arrows. Scarce in any grade with 129,950 minted which is the lowest for any 'Arrows' type Seated Half. This is a very nice problem-free coin and the only CAC approved F-15 from just 11 F-15's graded at PCGS and NGC combined.
Satiny white luster and a sharp strike with strong eye appeal. A popular Civil War date with 253,000 minted. Only 5 coins have graded finer at PCGS.
Strong detail with light silver-gray surfaces.
No Motto. The last year of this variety. Only 60,000 'No Motto' were minted. The motto was added later in the year and over 700,000 'Motto' variety were produced. Scarce in all grades.
Flashy white surfaces with a touch of peripheral gold toning.
XF Details - Cleaned.
Arrows. Sharply struck with satiny white luster .