1858 50c PR

Mintage: 300

1858 50c PR CAM

Mintage: 300

1858 50c PR DCAM

Mintage: 300

1859 50c PR

Mintage: 800

1859 50c PR CAM

Mintage: 800

1859 50c PR DCAM

Mintage: 800

1860 50c PR

Mintage: 1,000

1860 50c PR CAM

Mintage: 1,000

1860 50c PR DCAM

Mintage: 1,000

1861 50c PR

Mintage: 1,000

1861 50c PR CAM

Mintage: 1,000

1861 50c PR DCAM

Mintage: 1,000

1862 50c PR

Mintage: 550

1862 50c PR CAM

Mintage: 550

1862 50c PR DCAM

Mintage: 550

1863 50c PR

Mintage: 460

1863 50c PR CAM

Mintage: 460

1863 50c PR DCAM

Mintage: 460

1864 50c PR

Mintage: 470

1864 50c PR CAM

Mintage: 470

1864 50c PR DCAM

Mintage: 470

1865 50c PR

Mintage: 500

1865 50c PR CAM

Mintage: 500

1865 50c PR DCAM

Mintage: 500

1867 50c PR

Mintage: 625

1867 50c PR CAM

Mintage: 625

1867 50c PR DCAM

Mintage: 625

1868 50c PR

Mintage: 600

1868 50c PR CAM

Mintage: 600

1868 50c PR DCAM

Mintage: 600

1869 50c PR

Mintage: 600

1869 50c PR CAM

Mintage: 600

1869 50c PR DCAM

Mintage: 600

1870 50c PR

Mintage: 1,000

1870 50c PR CAM

Mintage: 1,000

1870 50c PR DCAM

Mintage: 1,000

1871 50c PR

Mintage: 960

1871 50c PR CAM

Mintage: 960

1871 50c PR DCAM

Mintage: 960

1872 50c PR

Mintage: 950

1872 50c PR CAM

Mintage: 950

1872 50c PR DCAM

Mintage: 950

1873 50c PR Arrows

Mintage: 500

1873 50c PR CAM Arrows

Mintage: 500

1874 50c PR Arrows

Mintage: 700

1874 50c PR CAM Arrows

Mintage: 700

1875 50c PR

Mintage: 700

1875 50c PR CAM

Mintage: 700

1875 50c PR DCAM

Mintage: 700

1876 50c PR

Mintage: 1,150

1876 50c PR CAM

Mintage: 1,150

1876 50c PR DCAM

Mintage: 1,150

1877 50c PR

Mintage: 510

1877 50c PR CAM

Mintage: 510

1877 50c PR DCAM

Mintage: 510

1878 50c PR

Mintage: 800

1878 50c PR CAM

Mintage: 800

1878 50c PR DCAM

Mintage: 800

1879 50c PR

Mintage: 1,100

1879 50c PR CAM

Mintage: 1,100

1879 50c PR DCAM

Mintage: 1,100

1880 50c PR

Mintage: 1,355

1880 50c PR CAM

Mintage: 1,355

1880 50c PR DCAM

Mintage: 1,355

1881 50c PR

Mintage: 975

1881 50c PR CAM

Mintage: 975

1881 50c PR DCAM

Mintage: 975

1882 50c PR

Mintage: 1,100

1882 50c PR CAM

Mintage: 1,100

1882 50c PR DCAM

Mintage: 1,100

1883 50c PR

Mintage: 1,039

1883 50c PR CAM

Mintage: 1,039

1883 50c PR DCAM

Mintage: 1,039

1884 50c PR

Mintage: 875

1884 50c PR CAM

Mintage: 875

1884 50c PR DCAM

Mintage: 875

1885 50c PR

Mintage: 930

1885 50c PR CAM

Mintage: 930

1885 50c PR DCAM

Mintage: 930

1886 50c PR

Mintage: 886

1886 50c PR CAM

Mintage: 886

1886 50c PR DCAM

Mintage: 886

1887 50c PR

Mintage: 710

1887 50c PR CAM

Mintage: 710

1887 50c PR DCAM

Mintage: 710

1888 50c PR

Mintage: 832

1888 50c PR CAM

Mintage: 832

1888 50c PR DCAM

Mintage: 832

1889 50c PR

Mintage: 711

1889 50c PR CAM

Mintage: 711

1889 50c PR DCAM

Mintage: 711

1890 50c PR

Mintage: 590

1890 50c PR CAM

Mintage: 590

1890 50c PR DCAM

Mintage: 590

1891 50c PR

Mintage: 600

1891 50c PR CAM

Mintage: 600

1891 50c PR DCAM

Mintage: 600

Series Overview

Proof Liberty Seated half dollars were designed by Christian Gobrecht and were 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, but 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)
Proofs were struck throughout the duration of the series, but the early proofs are extremely rare, trading well into the five-figure price territory. Later proofs, those struck in the 1860s and beyond are relatively more common. Proof Liberty Seated half dollars with brilliant surfaces command premiums, and proofs with cameo contrast are exceptionally rare and trade for much more than prices listed for "standard" proofs.