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How much are my 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.

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1839 Seated Liberty 50c MS No Drapery [Type]

Worth: $247.00 - $302,400
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1839-1866 Seated Liberty 50c MS No Motto [Type]

Worth: $37.80 - $34,600
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1853 Seated Liberty 50c MS Arrows & Rays [Type]

Worth: $37.80 - $150,000
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1854-1855 Seated Liberty 50c MS Arrows [Type]

Worth: $37.80 - $54,000
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1866-1891 Seated Liberty 50c MS Motto [Type]

Worth: $37.80 - $42,000
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1873-1874 Seated Liberty 50c MS Arrows [Type]

Worth: $37.80 - $78,000
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1839 No Drapery 50c MS

Worth: $247.00 - $302,400
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1839 Drapery 50c MS

Worth: $43.20 - $23,800
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1840 Small Letters 50c MS Reverse of 1839

Worth: $68.00 - $25,900
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1840-(O) Medium Letters 50c MS Reverse of 1838

Worth: $234.00 - $57,600
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1840-O 50c MS

Worth: $37.80 - $50,400
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1841 50c MS

Worth: $47.25 - $12,200
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1841-O 50c MS

Worth: $47.25 - $28,800
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1842 Small Date 50c MS Reverse of 1839

Worth: $15,000 - $120,000
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1842 Small Date 50c MS Reverse of 1842

Worth: $61.00 - $15,100
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1842 Medium Date 50c MS

Worth: $37.80 - $30,000
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1842-O Small Date 50c MS Reverse of 1839

Worth: $520 - $36,000
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1842-O Medium Date 50c MS Reverse of 1842

Worth: $37.80 - $50,400
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1843 50c MS

Worth: $37.80 - $43,200
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1843-O 50c MS

Worth: $40.50 - $43,200
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1844 50c MS

Worth: $37.80 - $11,300
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1844-O 50c MS

Worth: $37.80 - $15,800
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1844-O Doubled Date 50c MS

Worth: $624 - $50,400
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1845 50c MS

Worth: $37.80 - $11,300
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1845-O 50c MS

Worth: $37.80 - $25,200
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1845-O No Drapery 50c MS

Worth: $61.00 - $7,500
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1846 50c MS

Worth: $37.80 - $23,000
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1846 Tall Date 50c MS

Worth: $61.00 - $32,400
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1846 6/Horizontal 6 50c MS

Worth: $163.00 - $20,200
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1846-O 50c MS

Worth: $37.80 - $24,500
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1846-O Tall Date 50c MS

Worth: $150.00 - $21,600
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1847 50c MS

Worth: $44.55 - $34,600
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1847/46 Early Die State 50c MS

Worth: $1,500 - $28,800
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1847-O 50c MS

Worth: $37.80 - $43,200
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1848 50c MS

Worth: $37.80 - $17,300
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1848-O 50c MS

Worth: $37.80 - $50,400
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1849 50c MS

Worth: $37.80 - $15,100
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1849-O 50c MS

Worth: $37.80 - $24,500
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1850 50c MS

Worth: $293 - $144,000
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1850-O 50c MS

Worth: $37.80 - $36,000
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1851 50c MS

Worth: $585 - $72,000
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1851-O 50c MS

Worth: $47.25 - $28,800
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1852 50c MS

Worth: $358 - $34,600
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1852-O 50c MS

Worth: $260 - $43,200
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1853-O No Arrows 50c MS

Worth: $168,000 - $864,000
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1853 Arrows & Rays 50c MS

Worth: $37.80 - $162,000
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1853-O Arrows & Rays 50c MS

Worth: $37.80 - $50,400
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1854 Arrows 50c MS

Worth: $37.80 - $54,000
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1854-O Arrows 50c MS

Worth: $37.80 - $54,000
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1855 Arrows 50c MS

Worth: $37.80 - $38,900
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1855/54 Arrows 50c MS

Worth: $61.00 - $31,700
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1855-O Arrows 50c MS

Worth: $37.80 - $54,000
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1855-S Arrows 50c MS

Worth: $293 - $216,000
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1856 50c MS

Worth: $37.80 - $8,250
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1856-O 50c MS

Worth: $37.80 - $8,250
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1856-S 50c MS

Worth: $101.00 - $33,000
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1857 50c MS

Worth: $37.80 - $8,250
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1857-O 50c MS

Worth: $37.80 - $28,800
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1857-S 50c MS

Worth: $122.00 - $90,000
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1858 50c MS

Worth: $37.80 - $34,600
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1858-O 50c MS

Worth: $37.80 - $24,500
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1858-S 50c MS

Worth: $37.80 - $43,200
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1859 50c MS

Worth: $37.80 - $34,600
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1859-O 50c MS

Worth: $37.80 - $43,200
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1859-S 50c MS

Worth: $40.50 - $18,700
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1860 50c MS

Worth: $37.80 - $50,400
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1860-O 50c MS

Worth: $37.80 - $21,600
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1860-S 50c MS

Worth: $40.50 - $9,750
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1861 50c MS

Worth: $41.58 - $34,600
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1861-O 50c MS

Worth: $68.00 - $25,900
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1861-O CSA Obverse 50c MS Cracked Obverse

Worth: $293 - $31,700
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1861-S 50c MS

Worth: $37.80 - $40,300
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1862 50c MS

Worth: $51.00 - $34,600
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1862-S 50c MS

Worth: $40.50 - $51,800
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1863 50c MS

Worth: $47.25 - $34,600
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1863-S 50c MS

Worth: $40.50 - $25,200
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1864 50c MS

Worth: $54.00 - $36,000
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1864-S 50c MS

Worth: $68.00 - $102,000
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1865 50c MS

Worth: $81.00 - $40,800
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1865-S 50c MS

Worth: $81.00 - $32,400
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1866-S No Motto 50c MS

Worth: $390 - $194,400
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1866 Motto 50c MS

Worth: $40.50 - $40,300
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1866-S Motto 50c MS

Worth: $43.20 - $25,900
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1867 50c MS

Worth: $47.25 - $12,000
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1867-S 50c MS

Worth: $40.50 - $23,800
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1868 50c MS

Worth: $49.95 - $23,000
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1868-S 50c MS

Worth: $37.80 - $43,200
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1869 50c MS

Worth: $40.50 - $36,000
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1869-S 50c MS

Worth: $43.20 - $25,900
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1870 50c MS

Worth: $37.80 - $28,800
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1870-CC 50c MS

Worth: $1,220 - $374,400
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1870-S 50c MS

Worth: $47.25 - $60,000
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1871 50c MS

Worth: $37.80 - $14,400
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1871-CC 50c MS

Worth: $455 - $165,600
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1871-S 50c MS

Worth: $37.80 - $21,000
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1872 50c MS

Worth: $37.80 - $12,400
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1872-CC 50c MS

Worth: $156.00 - $66,000
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1872-S 50c MS

Worth: $37.80 - $43,200
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1873 No Arrows 50c MS Closed 3

Worth: $37.80 - $7,500
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1873 No Arrows 50c MS Open 3

Worth: $2,500 - $115,200
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1873-CC No Arrows 50c MS

Worth: $293 - $180,000
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1873 Arrows 50c MS

Worth: $37.80 - $78,000
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1873-CC Arrows 50c MS

Worth: $195.00 - $86,400
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1873-S Arrows 50c MS

Worth: $51.00 - $40,300
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1874 Arrows 50c MS

Worth: $37.80 - $78,000
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1874-CC Arrows 50c MS

Worth: $845 - $121,000
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1874-S Arrows 50c MS

Worth: $65.00 - $93,600
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1875 50c MS

Worth: $37.80 - $15,100
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1875-CC 50c MS

Worth: $68.00 - $39,600
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1875-S 50c MS

Worth: $37.80 - $21,600
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1876 50c MS

Worth: $37.80 - $14,400
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1876-CC 50c MS

Worth: $57.00 - $78,000
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1876-S 50c MS

Worth: $37.80 - $15,100
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1877 50c MS

Worth: $37.80 - $11,300
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1877/6 50c MS

Worth: $1,090 - $17,300
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1877-CC 50c MS

Worth: $57.00 - $66,000
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1877-S 50c MS

Worth: $37.80 - $11,300
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1878 50c MS

Worth: $40.50 - $18,000
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1878-CC 50c MS

Worth: $845 - $95,000
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1878-S 50c MS

Worth: $26,400 - $410,400
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1879 50c MS

Worth: $195.00 - $42,000
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1880 50c MS

Worth: $228.00 - $18,000
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1881 50c MS

Worth: $228.00 - $15,600
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1882 50c MS

Worth: $228.00 - $42,000
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1883 50c MS

Worth: $228.00 - $20,200
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1884 50c MS

Worth: $312 - $42,000
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1885 50c MS

Worth: $228.00 - $13,000
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1886 50c MS

Worth: $260 - $25,200
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1887 50c MS

Worth: $293 - $15,800
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1888 50c MS

Worth: $195.00 - $17,300
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1889 50c MS

Worth: $163.00 - $15,800
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1890 50c MS

Worth: $208.00 - $57,600
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1891 50c MS

Worth: $45.90 - $21,600
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