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.
AU- Detail - Cleaned.
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.
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.
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 example has lovely light steel-gray surfaces and a sharp strike. Very desirable.
Sharply struck with frosty white luster framed by a touch of turquoise and russet toning at the rim.
XF Details - Cleaned.
Beautifully mirrored surfaces with nicely frosted devices that are enhanced by a delicate layer of pale gold hue. Deeper gold accents are along the periphery.
Well detailed with pleasing surfaces. A scarce date with few survivors from a mintage of 257,000.
Arrows. Sharply struck with minimal marks and crisp white lustrous surfaces framed by a touch of gold at the rim.
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.
CAC. A very attractive Gem with a champagne-white core and iridescent lavender, turquoise and gold toning at the borders.
Super flashy with a blast white core framed by a touch of gold toning. The strike is sharp and the beautiful surfaces are devoid of any significant marks.
CAC. A classic rarity with a mintage of 12,000 and fewer than 50 known. This is a Gem for the grade with all the major design elements visible as well as the legends, date and mint-mark. The surfaces are a pleasing light gray and problem-free. Remarkably attractive for a well-worn coin and well deserving of CAC approval!
A beautiful bright proof with delicate iridescent toning showing shades of turquoise, lavender, and gold.
Well detailed with very attractive original surfaces. Quite scarce as a business strike with just 8,400 minted.
Very attractive with problem-free cream-white surfaces that have a milky blue hue. Just 930 proofs and 5,200 business strikes issued for this scarce date.