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.
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.
Well struck medium gray surfaces with plenty of luster still showing. Great old-time look.
Arrows. A touch of gold and violet overlay on frosty fields. Well struck and quite pleasing.
Splendid steel-gray surfaces with traces of luster still present. A scarce date with only 211,000 minted.
Lustrous gold and champagne tinted surfaces host bursts of blue accent and an excellent strike.
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.
CAC. A core of frosty golden luster blends with splashes of peripheral champagne and blue-violet accents. With a production of 253.000, this is the lowest mintage business strike half of the Civil War. Great eye appeal.
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.
CAC. No Motto. Problem-free warm gray surfaces. Much scarcer than the 'motto' variety also issued. Just 60,000 minted.
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.
Beautifully mirrored surfaces offer a touch of gold accent along with notable but unmentioned cameo on the devices.
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.
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.
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.
Well-frosted devices stand out against deeply mirrored fields. A delicate layer of champagne tint provides wonderful eye appeal.