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.
Drapery. Lustrous silver-white surfaces and a very sharp strike. Marks are of no significance and fewer than would be expected for the grade. Very eye appealing.
Small Letters. 1840 obverse paired with a Capped Bust Half reverse and struck in New Orleans.
VG Details. Obverse Damage.
Brilliant white surfaces with ample remnant luster and a sharp strike. A desirable early Seated Half.
Tall Date. Attractive well detailed steel gray surfaces.
A blend of champagne tint and pewter rests upon lustrous and sharply struck surfaces. A tougher issue at this grade level.
Original silver-gray surfaces and a sharp strike. A mintage of 227,000.
Arrows and Rays. Attractive cream-white surfaces with a sharp strike and a trace of russet toning. A popular one-year sub-type.
Arrows. Steel-gray surfaces and a solid strike. A better date in all grades with a modest mintage of 129,950.
Attractive silver-gray surfaces with solid detail.
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.
A popular Civil War date that we rarely see, except as a proof, despite a mintage of 379,100. This is a pleasing original example with strong detail and lustrous silver-gray surfaces.
Pleasing steel-gray surfaces exhibit a gold-blue hue and solid detail. A scarce Civil War date with a modest mintage of 379,100.
Sharply struck cream-white lustrous surfaces with just a touch of 'rub'. A popular Civil War issue.
Problem-free battleship gray surfaces. A popular Civil War date.
Motto. Well detailed light steel-gray surfaces with a touch of peripheral gold.
No Motto. A nearly flawless coin with very attractive surfaces. Just 60,000 minted.
No Motto. Pleasing battleship gray surfaces. A scarce date with a mintage of just 60,000.