How much are my U.S. Liberty Seated Half Dollars worth?

About Liberty Seated Half Dollars

Liberty Seated half dollars were designed by Christian Gobrecht and struck from 1839 through 1891. The Liberty Seated motif was one of the longest-running designs in United States history and was seen on several silver coins. However, the design was modified over the course of the decades to accommodate changes to the coin's physical weight and also to incorporate various elements that were added to or removed from the obverse and reverse.

The major sub-varieties in the Liberty Seated half dollar series are:

  • Variety 1: No Motto Above Eagle (1839-1853)
  • Variety 2: Arrows at Date, Rays Around Eagle (1853)
  • Variety 3: Arrows at Date, No Rays (1854-1855)
  • Variety 1 resumed: with Weight Standard of Variety 2, 12.44 Grams (1856-1866)
  • Variety 4: Motto Above Eagle (1866-1873)
  • Variety 5: Arrows at Date (1873-1874)
  • Variety 4 resumed: With Weight Standard of Variety 5, 12.50 Grams (1875-1891)

Most Liberty Seated half dollars are readily available in the circulated grades, but several issues are considerably scarce, and the Variety 1 1853-O is among the rarest of all with just four known examples and a six-figure minimum price tag. The 1878-S also stands out as an exceedingly rare piece, with an original mintage of 12,000 and just 50 estimated to exist. Other scarce issues include the 1844-O doubled date, 1847 7 Over 6, 1870-CC, 1873 Open 3, 1874-CC, and 1878-CC. Meanwhile, virtually all Liberty Seated half dollars are conditionally scarce in the gem Mint State grades.



TYPE COIN

U.S. Coin Values

1839 50c MS No Drapery [Type]

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TYPE COIN

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1854-1855 50c MS Arrows [Type]

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TYPE COIN

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1873-1874 50c MS Arrows [Type]

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1840-O 50c MS

Mintage: 855,100

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1841 50c MS

Mintage: 310,000

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1841-O 50c MS

Mintage: 401,000

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1843 50c MS

Mintage: 3,844,000

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1843-O 50c MS

Mintage: 2,268,000

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1844 50c MS

Mintage: 1,766,000

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1844-O 50c MS

Mintage: 2,005,000

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1845 50c MS

Mintage: 589,000

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1845-O 50c MS

Mintage: 2,094,000

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1845-O 50c MS No Drapery

Mintage: 2,094,000

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1846 50c MS

Mintage: 2,210,000

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1846-O 50c MS

Mintage: 2,304,000

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1847 50c MS

Mintage: 1,156,000

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1847/46 50c MS (Early Die State)

Mintage: 1,156,000

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1847-O 50c MS

Mintage: 2,584,000

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1848 50c MS

Mintage: 580,000

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1848-O 50c MS

Mintage: 3,180,000

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1849 50c MS

Mintage: 1,252,000

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1849-O 50c MS

Mintage: 2,310,000

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1850 50c MS

Mintage: 227,000

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1850-O 50c MS

Mintage: 2,456,000

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1851 50c MS

Mintage: 200,750

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1851-O 50c MS

Mintage: 402,000

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1852 50c MS

Mintage: 77,130

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1852-O 50c MS

Mintage: 144,000

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1856 50c MS

Mintage: 938,000

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1856-O 50c MS

Mintage: 2,658,000

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1856-S 50c MS

Mintage: 211,000

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1857 50c MS

Mintage: 1,988,000

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1857-O 50c MS

Mintage: 818,000

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1857-S 50c MS

Mintage: 158,000

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1858 50c MS

Mintage: 4,225,700

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1858-O 50c MS

Mintage: 7,294,000

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1858-S 50c MS

Mintage: 476,000

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1859 50c MS

Mintage: 747,200

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1859-O 50c MS

Mintage: 2,834,000

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1859-S 50c MS

Mintage: 566,000

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1860 50c MS

Mintage: 302,700

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1860-O 50c MS

Mintage: 1,290,000

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1860-S 50c MS

Mintage: 472,000

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1861 50c MS

Mintage: 2,887,400

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1861-O 50c MS

Mintage: 2,532,633

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1861-S 50c MS

Mintage: 939,500

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1862 50c MS

Mintage: 253,000

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1862-S 50c MS

Mintage: 1,352,000

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1863 50c MS

Mintage: 503,200

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1863-S 50c MS

Mintage: 916,000

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1864 50c MS

Mintage: 379,100

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1864-S 50c MS

Mintage: 658,000

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1865 50c MS

Mintage: 511,400

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1865-S 50c MS

Mintage: 675,000

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1866-S 50c MS No Motto

Mintage: 60,000

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1866 50c MS Motto

Mintage: 744,900

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1866-S 50c MS Motto

Mintage: 994,000

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1867 50c MS

Mintage: 449,300

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1867-S 50c MS

Mintage: 1,196,000

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1868 50c MS

Mintage: 417,600

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1868-S 50c MS

Mintage: 1,160,000

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1869 50c MS

Mintage: 795,300

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1869-S 50c MS

Mintage: 656,000

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1870 50c MS

Mintage: 633,900

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1870-CC 50c MS

Mintage: 54,617

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1870-S 50c MS

Mintage: 1,004,000

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1871 50c MS

Mintage: 1,203,600

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1871-CC 50c MS

Mintage: 153,950

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1871-S 50c MS

Mintage: 2,178,000

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1872 50c MS

Mintage: 880,600

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1872-CC 50c MS

Mintage: 257,000

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1872-S 50c MS

Mintage: 580,000

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1873 50c MS No Arrows, Closed 3

Mintage: 587,000

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1873 50c MS No Arrows, Open 3

Mintage: 214,200

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1875 50c MS

Mintage: 6,026,800

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1875-CC 50c MS

Mintage: 1,008,000

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1875-S 50c MS

Mintage: 3,200,000

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1876 50c MS

Mintage: 8,418,000

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1876-CC 50c MS

Mintage: 1,956,000

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1876-S 50c MS

Mintage: 4,528,000

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1877 50c MS

Mintage: 8,304,000

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1877/6 50c MS

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1877-CC 50c MS

Mintage: 1,420,000

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1877-S 50c MS

Mintage: 5,356,000

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1878 50c MS

Mintage: 1,377,600

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1878-CC 50c MS

Mintage: 62,000

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1878-S 50c MS

Mintage: 12,000

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1879 50c MS

Mintage: 4,800

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1880 50c MS

Mintage: 8,400

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1881 50c MS

Mintage: 10,000

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1882 50c MS

Mintage: 4,400

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1883 50c MS

Mintage: 8,000

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1884 50c MS

Mintage: 4,400

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1885 50c MS

Mintage: 5,200

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1886 50c MS

Mintage: 5,000

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1887 50c MS

Mintage: 5,000

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1888 50c MS

Mintage: 12,001

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1889 50c MS

Mintage: 12,000

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1890 50c MS

Mintage: 12,000

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1891 50c MS

Mintage: 200,000

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