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.
Sharply struck with rich satiny luster and a light dusting of gold toning. Only a single MS-65 has graded finer at PCGS.
A better early date from the New Orleans Mint. This is a well detailed example with lustrous silver-white surfaces.
Small Date, Reverse of 1842. Two and a half times rarer than the medium date and even scarcer in high grade. This is a choice example with original surfaces displaying a satiny white core that is framed by delicate gold toning at the rim.
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. The 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 dramatic variety.
Boldly struck and mostly white with a dusting of light gold and no heavy marks. Scarce in mint state despite a substantial mintage.
Strong detail with lustrous light silver-gray surfaces.
Arrows and Rays. Extremely well struck with vibrant creamy white luster and strong eye appeal. A popular one year sub-type.
Shipwreck Effect. SS Republic.
1856/1856-O. FS-301. Repunching shows on all four digits of the date. This is a sharply struck coin with bright luster beneath gray-russet toning.
From the first year proof coinage was sold in sets to the general public. Approximately 300 minted. Mint records show 210 sets sold and an additional number of coins were probably sold individually. PCGS estimates that 80 to 100 have survived in all grades. Very scarce with a Cameo designation with just 8 such occurrences at NGC and PCGS combined. This is a beautiful and deeply mirrored example with clean icy fields and strong frost on the design. The surfaces are exceptionally clean and the eye appeal is outstanding.
Light silver-gray surfaces that are clean and lustrous.
A beautiful brilliant proof with deep reflective fields and heavily frosted design features. The surfaces are devoid of significant marks and lines, and the eye appeal is exceptional!
AU-55 Details - Altered Surfaces.
From the final year of the Civil War with a mintage of 511,400. The survival rate seems extremely small as relatively few coins have been graded in all grades.
A pleasing example of this popular Civil War date with sharp detail and original surfaces.
A modest 511,400 minted during the final year of the Civil War. Few entered commerce and the survival rate seems extremely low. This is a very attractive example with satiny white luster over choice surfaces that display very few marks.
Beautiful cameo contrast with highly reflective blast white surfaces and frosted devices. A great looking coin with excellent eye appeal.
An outstanding example of this popular Civil War date which saw a mintage of just 500 proofs. The strike is exceptionally bold and produced ultra deep mirrored field that adds a strong contrast to the heavily frosted design features. The obverse is mostly brilliant with a halo of iridescent gold at the rim. The reverse has a white center with a stunning concentric toning pattern of gold, blue and russet at the border. Wonderful quality and super eye appeal!