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

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Seated Half, No Motto [Type]

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TYPE COIN

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Seated Half, With Motto [Type]

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1839 ND

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1839 Drapery

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1840 Rev.1839

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1840-(O) R.1838

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1840-O

Mintage: 855,100

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1841

Mintage: 310,000

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1841-O

Mintage: 401,000

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1842 Med Date

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1843

Mintage: 3,844,000

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1843-O

Mintage: 2,268,000

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1844

Mintage: 1,766,000

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1844-O

Mintage: 2,005,000

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1845

Mintage: 589,000

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1845-O

Mintage: 2,094,000

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1845-O ND

Mintage: 2,094,000

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1846 Med Date

Mintage: 2,210,000

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1846 Tall Date

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1846 6/Horiz. 6

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1846-O

Mintage: 2,304,000

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1847

Mintage: 1,156,000

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1847/46 (Early Die State)

Mintage: 1,156,000

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1847-O

Mintage: 2,584,000

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1848

Mintage: 580,000

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1848-O

Mintage: 3,180,000

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1849

Mintage: 1,252,000

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1849-O

Mintage: 2,310,000

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1850

Mintage: 227,000

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1850-O

Mintage: 2,456,000

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1851

Mintage: 200,750

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1851-O

Mintage: 402,000

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1852

Mintage: 77,130

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1852-O

Mintage: 144,000

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1853 Arr & Rays

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1854 Arrows

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1854-O Arrows

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1855 Arrows

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1855/54

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1855-O Arrows

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1855-S Arrows

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1856

Mintage: 938,000

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1856-O

Mintage: 2,658,000

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1856-S

Mintage: 211,000

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1857

Mintage: 1,988,000

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1857-O

Mintage: 818,000

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1857-S

Mintage: 158,000

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1858

Mintage: 4,225,700

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1858-O

Mintage: 7,294,000

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1858-S

Mintage: 476,000

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1859

Mintage: 747,200

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1859-O

Mintage: 2,834,000

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1859-S

Mintage: 566,000

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1860

Mintage: 302,700

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1860-O

Mintage: 1,290,000

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1860-S

Mintage: 472,000

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1861

Mintage: 2,887,400

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1861-O

Mintage: 2,532,633

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1861-O CSA Obv

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1861-S

Mintage: 939,500

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1862

Mintage: 253,000

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1862-S

Mintage: 1,352,000

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1863

Mintage: 503,200

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1863-S

Mintage: 916,000

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1864

Mintage: 379,100

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1864-S

Mintage: 658,000

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1865

Mintage: 511,400

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1865-S

Mintage: 675,000

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1866-S No Motto

Mintage: 60,000

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1866

Mintage: 744,900

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1866-S Motto

Mintage: 994,000

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1867

Mintage: 449,300

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1867-S

Mintage: 1,196,000

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1868

Mintage: 417,600

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1868-S

Mintage: 1,160,000

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1869

Mintage: 795,300

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1869-S

Mintage: 656,000

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1870

Mintage: 633,900

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1870-CC

Mintage: 54,617

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1870-S

Mintage: 1,004,000

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1871

Mintage: 1,203,600

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1871-CC

Mintage: 153,950

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1871-S

Mintage: 2,178,000

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1872

Mintage: 880,600

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1872-CC

Mintage: 257,000

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1872-S

Mintage: 580,000

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1873 NA, Cl. 3

Mintage: 587,000

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1873 NA, Op. 3

Mintage: 214,200

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1873-CC NA

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1873 Arrows

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1873-CC Arrows

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1873-S Arrows

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1874 Arrows

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1874-CC Arrows

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1874-S Arrows

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1875

Mintage: 6,026,800

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1875-CC

Mintage: 1,008,000

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1875-S

Mintage: 3,200,000

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1876

Mintage: 8,418,000

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1876-CC

Mintage: 1,956,000

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1876-S

Mintage: 4,528,000

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1877

Mintage: 8,304,000

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1877/6

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1877-CC

Mintage: 1,420,000

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1877-S

Mintage: 5,356,000

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1878

Mintage: 1,377,600

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1878-CC

Mintage: 62,000

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1878-S

Mintage: 12,000

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1879

Mintage: 4,800

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1880

Mintage: 8,400

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1881

Mintage: 10,000

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1882

Mintage: 4,400

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1883

Mintage: 8,000

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1884

Mintage: 4,400

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1885

Mintage: 5,200

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1886

Mintage: 5,000

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1887

Mintage: 5,000

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1888

Mintage: 12,001

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1889

Mintage: 12,000

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1890

Mintage: 12,000

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1891

Mintage: 200,000

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