eated 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.
No Drapery. The first Seated Halves lacked drapery from Liberty's elbow. An estimated 100,000 were struck compared to nearly 2 million of the 'with Drapery' variety.
Well struck with flashy lustrous champagne-gold surfaces. A tough date to find in mint state.
CAC. Tall Date. Scarce in any grade and much rarer than the Medium Date. This example is very attractive and very nearly a full XF.
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!
Sharp detail on this pleasing Civil War era half dollar.
Strong detail for the grade with pleasing light silver-gray surfaces. Just 60,000 minted.
CAC. 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 example is exceptionally nice for the grade with even silver-gray surfaces.
A pleasing example of this scarce Carson City half dollar. 257,000 minted.
Arrows. Scarce with only 550 minted. Attractive untoned surfaces and very nice for the grade.
Arrows. A pleasing problem-free example of this better date.
Arrows. Well detailed with surfaces varying from gunmetal-gray to charcoal gray.
Just 59,000 minted with a very low survival rate, making this date scarce in any grade. The present example has nearly XF detail with nice light dove-gray surfaces that are remarkably problem-free for the issue.
A gorgeous Gem example of this scarce date. The strike is bold with the fields showing proof-like reflectivity. The obverse has a nice cameo appearance as Liberty is covered in white frost while the fields show faint golden toning. The reverse is equally impressive with a more uniform light lilac-gold blend. Only 8,400 struck and much more available in proof than as a business strike.
Blast white with beautiful snowy frost on the design features. Just 975 proofs and 10,000 business strikes minted.
Blast white with heavy frost on the design features. A scarce date with just 1,100 proofs and 4,400 business strikes minted.
A beautiful proof Seated Half with gorgeous deep mirrored fields that generate vibrant brilliant luster. The design features are precisely struck and coated in heavy white frost. The resulting 'cameo ' is stunning!
A pleasing example of this better date with a champagne-white core and iridescent turquoise and russet at the rim. Just 886 proofs and 5,000 business strikes minted.
590 proofs and 12,000 business strike were all the mint produced for this scarce date. This lovely near-Gem example has frosted white devices with beautiful original toning in the deeply mirrored fields. Shades of turquoise and golden-brown contrast nicely with the design elements.
CAC. A better date with a mintage of 200,000. This example is well struck with a thick cream-white silver patina.