Liberty Seated Half Dollars

1839 to 1855

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Liberty Seated Half Dollar varieties are attributed using Bill Bugert's multiple volume "A Register of Liberty Seated Half Dollar Varieties" and will be referenced as WB. Variety collectors are urged to add these Registers to their numismatic libraries.

There are 67 Coins for Sale. Most recent coin added on April 26, 2017

Photo Date Grade TPG Variety GFRC Rating Price Description Buy
Seated 50C 1839 1839
No Drapery
VF30 raw

Cleaned HOLD
$430
Light Gray, Old Cleaning, Burchs Creek Collection.. Definitely a challenging date in type coin set or Liberty Seated date and mintmark set. Mintage is only 100,000 pieces with TPG certified examples trading at $900+. The Burchs Creek collection example has an old cleaning and would not certify but is still a coin worth owning as part of a Seated half date and mintmark set. The surfaces have nicely recovered with a uniform light gray patina. Value priced.
Seated 50C 1839 1839
With Drapery
AU53 PCGS
33051032

Choice $650 Choice Original, Old Leather Colored Patina, Accurately Graded. . A wonderful 1839 With Drapery Seated half if you ask my opinion as a collector! Surfaces are no question original and covered with gray and brown leather hues throughout obverse and reverse. GFRC images are quite accurate with respect to in hand apperance. Adding a bright light results in the patina melting into faint gray surrounding the stars and the obverse center shifting to golden hues. The reverse is more uniform under bright light with even gray and a hint of rose in the lighter areas. This one is high on eye appeal if that old time original look is your collecting goal. Strike is nearly complete with only the lower left claws being a tad weak. Blemishes are to a minimum and all fully toned over. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with serial number 33051032.
Seated 50C 1839 1839
With Drapery
VF35 PCGS
31609891
WB-102
Original $250 New March 22! With Drapery Type, Original Gray-Brown Patina, Conservative Grading, Oregon Beaver Collection. A popular 1839 With Drapery type offering with thick brown-gray obverse patina. Reverse toning is lighter and more transparent than obverse. This piece is undergraded at the assigned VF35 due to strike inconsistencies. From a wear perspective, this is a full EF+. Interestingly, the central obverse details are boldy impressed while the stars are weak. On the reverse, the lower right eagle wing along with claws are also partially struck. Surfaces are mostly blemish free with just a few tiny toned over field ticks on the reverse. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. A first year issue offering from the Oregon Beaver Collection.
Seated 50C 1840 1840
EF40 PCGS
32959756

Original $285 Original Gun Metal Gray/Blue Patina, Accurately Graded. Dark gray/blue rims are the highlight on this original 1840 Philadelphia half. Strike is typical with crisper devices on the reverse than obverse. There is a very minor rim anomaly by star 5 that looks worst in GFRC images as compared to in hand viewing. A strictly original example that is freshly graded and housed in new PCGS holder.
Seated 50C 1840 1840
Rev 1839
EF45 PCGS
33168848

Choice $345 Choice Original, Light Gray/Golden Patina, Small Letters, Reverse 1839, Seal Beach Collection. An accurately grade example with choice original surfaces. In hand viewing reveals an even light gray patina that transitions to light gold under a light source. Strike is typical with some weakness at the top of Liberty's head and stars 7 and 8 along with the lower left eagle claws on the reverse. Blemishes are to a minimum with none worth mentioning. In sumamry, an attractive example that is fairly graded and priced. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Seated 50C 1840 1840
Rev 1839
EF45 PCGS
31609892

Original $350 Original, Small Letters, Reverse 1839, Even Gray/Gold Patina.. A pretty early date Seated half example with original gray fields and deeper gold at the rims. Fields and main devices are fully blemish free. This attractive example is housed in new PCGS reverse hologram holder.
Seated 50C 1840 1840
Rev 1839
AU53 PCGS
3725858

Choice New Price
$575
Near Gem Original, Lovely Gray/Gold Patina, Pleasing Luster, Conservative Grading, Pleez B. Seated Collection. Housed in early PCGS holder with embossed gold PCGS logo on reverse and standard ring insert. The Alexandria consignor, Mark Mattox, passed away on April 17 and GFRC has reduced prices to St. Patrick's Day sale levels to stimulate sales and help Mark's wife Rhonda. Please consider a purchase and contact Gerry to discuss this Liberty Seated half dollar.
Seated 50C 1840O 1840-O
VF30 PCGS
83151721
WB-5
Original $210 New April 23! Popular Early New Orleans Date, Crusty Original, Rich Gray Patina, Accurately Graded. Early die state WB-5 die pairing for 1840 New Orleans mintage. This example is perfectly original with thick crusty gray patina. Wear is limited and the assigned VF30 grade level is appropriate. There are no reverse die cracks as attribution guides. Rather date position and Large O mintmark placement are the key points. Housed in 2015 style holder without CAC attempt. For fans of strict originality.
Image Available Soon 1841-O
EF45 PCGS
83105234

Choice $500 New April 26! Lovely Gun Metal Gray-Blue, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded. Full description and images upon return to Maine office if not sold at Central States show.
Seated 50C 1841O 1841-O
AU55 PCGS
26498502
WB-1
Gem $1450 New April 21! Gem Original, Gorgeous Rose and Blue Old Album Toning, Hammered Strike, Accurately Graded, Seal Beach Collection. A gem original WB-1 example for the collector who desires the best in the collections and Open Set Registry displays. Last sold at Heritage Auction during Winter FUN show 2015 where it realized an amazing $1475 due to the superb eye appeal and hammered strike. Now a duplicate from the Seal Beach Collection. Rich old album rose and blues are so dominant during in hand and bright light viewing. Housed in 2013 PCGS transition holder with blue label and standard ring insert. Please give this gorgeous example special consideration.
Seated 50C 1842 1842
Med Date
AU50 raw
WB-106
Choice $415 Repunched and Misplaced 8 Digits. Choice Original, Attractive Toning. A perfectly original Seated half dollar that is covered with mostly even light gray patina on the obverse and old album rose, blue and gold on the reverse. Blemishes are minimal with a few scattered field ticks consistent with the grade as this piece did circulate for a short time. This offering becomes more desirable when the variety is considered; WB-108 with repunched 8 digit and a misplaced upper right loop of an 8 digit into the bold gown fold. Strike is also strong with all stars centrils present. I believe this is an opportunity for Dansco collectors to acquire a choice 1842 Medium Date example with cool variety as a plus.
Seated 50C 1842 1842
Medium Date
MS62 PCGS
83134701
WB-8
Original $1085 New April 19! Medium Date, Bold Strike, Frosty White Surfaces, Accurately Graded. At GFRC, we don't typically add frosty white coins to inventory. However, in the case of this lovely 1842 Medium Date half, an exception was made due to the overall eye appeal, hammered strike and frosty luster. This piece has probably been dipped but without any impact to the surfaces and natural luster. The bold strike was also an important parameter. All stars are rounded and hair curls are deeply impressed. The reverse strike is also fully executed with every eagle feather providing intricate details and high relief. There is some scattered reverse chatter in the fields as can be seen above the eagle's head. WB-8 diagnostics die cracks are present to validate the attribution. Accurately graded and housed 2015 style PCGS holder. This lovely Seated half is entirely fresh to market.
Seated 50C 1842 1842
Sm Date
EF45 raw
WB-101
Market Acceptable $335 Small Date, Conservative Grading, Burchs Creek Collection. When one first views this 1842 half, the immediately suggestions is that of an AU example due to the reflective or lightly PL fields. Actually, this piece does have some wear but has been lightly dipped resulting in the AU appearance. Strike is full with complete head and all star centrils visible. Would this piece grade if purchase? There are no hairlines and PCGS does suggest dipping certain coins before submission.
Seated 50C 1842 1842
Sm Date Rev 1842
AU50 PCGS
30847584
Rev 1842
Choice $465 Choice Original Surfaces, Light Gray/Golden Toning, Remaining Luster. A scarce date size variety with low PCGS populations in EF and AU grades. EF45 totals only 18 while AU50 is 15 graded specimens. This example resides in 2014 generation PCGS holder with light gray patina along with intermixed golden shades. The golden coloring becomes dominate under a light source. Strike is complete with blemish free devices and fields. A choice example for the selective collector.
Seated 50C 1842 1842
Sm Date, Rev 1842
AU53 PCGS
32913267

Original New Price
$425
Original, Essentially Untoned, Frosty Residual Luster, Accurately Graded, Pleez B. Seated Collection. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. The Alexandria consignor, Mark Mattox, passed away on April 17 and GFRC has reduced prices to St. Patrick's Day sale levels to stimulate sales and help Mark's wife Rhonda. Please consider a purchase and contact Gerry to discuss this Liberty Seated half dollar.
Seated 50C 1842O 1842-O
Medium Date
AU55 raw

Market Acceptable $395 Medium Date, Long Ago Dip and Retoned, Well Struck, West Texas Collection. Hammered strike throughout obverse and reverse with only missing centrils on stars 10 through 13. Mirrored surfaces appear to have been dipped in the past and retoned a lovely silver gray. An attractive example with one obverse line to the left of Liberty. A most conservative quality rating of Market Acceptable is assigned with many other dealers calling this piece original. From the West Texas Collection
Seated 50C 1842O 1842-O
Rev 1842
AU55 PCGS
28225884
WB-103
Original New Price
$825
Near Choice Original, Errant 4 in Gown, R-7+ AU, Steely Luster, Accurately Grade, Pleez B. Seated Collection. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder. PCGS label read, "Medium Date, Rev 184." The Alexandria consignor, Mark Mattox, passed away on April 17 and GFRC has reduced prices to St. Patrick's Day sale levels to stimulate sales and help Mark's wife Rhonda. Please consider a purchase and contact Gerry to discuss this Liberty Seated half dollar.
Seated 50C 1843 1843
AU55
PCGS
30802557

Choice $635 Choice Original, Eye Appeal, Cracked Obverse, Grey Soldier Collection.. A very pleasing 1843 Philadelphia strike that is making its second GFRC appearance. Surface conditions and overal eye appeal are accurately captured in the images. Bottomline, if Greg Soldier found this half acceptable for his collection, then it should be desirable for other advanced collectors. I like this piece a lot and will designated it as a Gerry Fortin "Just Buy It Now" recommendation. Surfaces are choice and strike is complete. There is a die crack from the left base down through the bottom of the 18 digits, then to the rim. Rim cuds are seen below the date digits. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with serial number 30802557. CAC approval is definitely warranted for this strictly original half.
Seated 50C 1843 1843
AU50 ANACS OWH
2636528

Original New Price
$275
Repunched Date, Original, Medium Gun Metal Gray, Accurately Graded, Burchs Creek Collection. Medium gun metal gray patina covers both the obverse and reverse on this original 1843 Philadelphia strike. This is a quality Burchs Creek collection example with pretty gun metal blues and intermixed rose under bright light. All date digits show obvious repunching below the final date punch. A die crack also connects the bottom of date digits with nearby rim. Strike is essentially complete with only the left claws and arrow feathers on the reverse being weak. Accurately graded by ANACS and housed in old white holder. Definitely a quality coin.
Seated 50C 1843 1843
VF20 PCGS
24733112

Original $110 Original, Crusty Gun Metal Gray. . A strictly original half dollar with crusty toning, especially on the reverse. There are some significant die cracks or heavy clash marks surrounding the eagles head. There are unknown to me at this time. As for blemishes, there is a well toned over line that runs parallel to the pole. Housed in 2012 generation PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert; serial number 24733112.
Seated 50C 1843O 1843-O
EF40 NGC
4199856020
WB-11
Original $270 Original Light Gray, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded, Saco River Collection. Surfaces are toned a uniform light to medium gray on this original 1843 New Orleans strike. A few rim abraisons are noted below the date digits. Strike is well executed with wear impacting the lower left eagle leg and arrow feathers. The WB-11 variety is easily identified against Bugert's New Orleans Register by mintmark and date placements. Housed in newer NGC holder. A solid offering from the Saco River Collection.
Seated 50C 1843O 1843-O
AU58 PCGS
33161339
WB-11
Choice $1200 Large O, Choice Original, Bold Frosty Luster, Gold/Rose Rims, So Attractive, Seal Beach Collection . A fully choice example with frosty cartwheel luster that is nicely framed by a thin arc of golden rose patina at the obverse and reverse rims. Assigned an AU58 grade by PCGS which I consider to be accurate. Strike is nearly complete with only stars 12 and 13 lacking connected centrils. There is a bag mark in the upper left obverse field, by Liberty's face, that is the only blemish to note. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Another top quality offering from the Seal Beach Collection and the second time through GFRC inventory. Perfect for the selective collector who enjoys originality coupled with eye appeal.
Seated 50C 1843O 1843-O
AU58 PCGS
26498437
WB-3
Choice HOLD
$1050
Large O, Choice Original, Gray/Golden Patina, So Attractive Under Bright Light, Seal Beach Collection . Another choice 1843 New Orleans half from the Seal Beach Collection that offers intermixed aquamarine, gold and gray patina throughout obverse and reverse. When viewing in hand and, as featured on GFRC images, the toning appears to be mostly uniform and dark. Adding a light source exposes lighter hues and a considerable about of mirrored type luster. This piece is fully struck on the reverse and nearly all the obverse except for stars 9 and 10. I've assigned a Choice quality rating due to the blemish free surfaces, overall strike and bright light performance. Housed in 2013 transitional PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert.
Seated 50C 1844 1844
EF45
PCGS
28156916

Choice $425 Choice Original, Old Album Rainbow Rim Toning, Accurately Graded, Saw Mill Run Collection. A choice original 1844 New Orleans strike with soft gray centers surrounded by an aquamarine-gold rim at the stars and reverse legend. Surfaces are fully blemish free while the grading is accurately. GFRC images well captured the overall eye appeal. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder. CAC approval recognizes eye appeal and originality. A superior example from the Saw Mill Run Collection.
Seated 50C 1844 1844
EF45 PCGS
33580985

Original $265 Original Crusty Deep Gray Patina, Accurately Graded.. Let's get right to the point with this 1844 Philadelpha strike; it is the poster child for crusty original surfaces that still retain some luster. This is a quality coin for collectors who demand strictly original pieces. Strike is essentially complete with a few star centrils not fully connected. In terms of blemishes, there is a field tick by Liberty's left elbow and a faint tick above the eagle's head. All are fully toned over and consistent with the grade. Circulating coins do capture some minor ticks that other dealer would not attempt to description. But I do. Freshly graded from a mid Altantic collection and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with serial number 33580985. No CAC attempt but deserving of a pass through Far Hills, NJ.
Seated 50C 1844 1844
EF40 raw

Original $225 Repunched Date, Even Gray, Attractive, West Texas Collection. A lovely 1844 Philadelphia strike with obvious repunching above the 1 and 8 digits in the date. Original surfaces are toned a medium gray with olive hues. Conservatively graded and exhibiting a nearly hammered strike. Under bright light, blue and rose hues are exposed. A quality Seated half from the West Texas Collection for your consideration.
Seated 50C 1844 1844
AU58 PCGS
12905379

Original $575 Frosty Original, Well Struck, Accurate Grading, Seal Beach Collection.. A strictly original example of the popular 1844 Philadelphia date that sports frosty surfaces. Any rub that may be present is minimal, rather I believe the assigned AU58 grade is a function of a luster break in the upper right reverse field. GFRC images accurate capture the luster break as one would see during bright light viewing. Strike is complete with all star centrils connected and lower reverse arrow feather and eagle claws being well executed. Surfaces have a few scattered ticks that is is consistent with an AU58 grade level. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert; serial number 12905379. Typical quality from the Seal Beach Collection.
Seated 50C 1844 1844
AU55
PCGS
32435005

Choice New Price
$495
Choice Original, Light Silver Gray, Hammered Strike, Pleez B. Seated Collection. Soft luster and uniform light silver gray coloring immediately jump out when viewing this pretty Seated half. A very well struck example with all star centrils connected and deeply impressed hair curls. Ditto for the revers on strike. There are no blemishes to discuss. Well defined die cracks can be found across the olive branch and from the denticles to (H)ALF. I'm sure this reverse will be covered in Bill Bugert's upcoming Federal Register on Philadelphia halves. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with serial number 32435005. CAC approval is the icing on this lovely piece of cake.
Seated 50C 1844 1844
AU50 PCGS
30613536

Original New Price
HOLD
$335
Repunched Date, Original Light Gray with Sky Blue Hues, Reverse Toning Arc, Accurately Graded, Upstate New York Collection. Repunched Date. An attractive 1844 Philadelphia strike with the typical look seen with Upstate New York consignments. Obverse offers a base layer of light gray patina which is then overlaid by a thin layer of pastel blue. A long rainbow arc is the highlight of the reverse. Surfaces are original and the grading is accurately. Strike is also complete and there are no blemishes worth mentioning. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Seated 50C 1844 1844
VF35 NGC
2616734015

Original $160 Original Gray, Accurately Graded.. A strictly original Philadelphia half dollar with uniform medium gray patina on the obverse and lighter gray/brown on the reverse. This nice piece offers a reasonable strike and no blemishes worth noting. Housed in new NGC holder with serial number 2616734-015.
Seated 50C 1844 1844
EF45 PCGS
26876901
WB-10
Gem $365 Repunched 844, Gem Original, Undergraded, Hammered Strike, West Texas Collection. Now that the Bill Bugert Federal Register on Philadelphia struck half dollars is available, it is fun to attribute and learn so much about examples such as this 1844 half. This gem original 1844 half presents the 844 repunched date variety listed as WB-10. Why did I assigned a gem quality rating? Surfaces are blemish free and completely unmolested along with a hammered strike. The grading is conservative with strong device details remaining at the EF45 grade level. Then there is the bright light performance with soft residual luster in the untoned areas. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder. A strong offering and CAC candidate from the West Texas Collection.
Seated 50C 1844 1844
MS62 PCGS
33950126
WB-4
Choice $1375 New April 19! Overlapping 8s in Denticle, Choice Original, Fully Struck, Fiery Orange-Gray Surfaces, Conservative Grading. Completely fresh to market and just back from PCGS without a CAC submission; which is deserved given the natural surfaces. This WB-4, Overlapping 8 Digits in the Denticles, is an outstanding mint state specimen for the advanced collector. One immediately sees the complete strike with all stars nicely rounded and deeply impressed hair curls. The reverse also features a hammered strike. Surfaces are choice at the assigned MS62 grade level. In hand viewing, as seen in the GFRC images, produces gray-rose coloring. Adding a light source results in fiery natural orange-gray coloring being exposes throughout obverse and reverse. Blemishes are to a minimum with only two faint bag marks in the upper left reverse field that are old time and completely toned. This is an exceptional piece with the doubled misplaced 8 digit in the denticles directly below the space between 1(84)4 and a thick arcing line in t he denticles above (UNIT)ED per the Bugert Federal Register on Philadelphia die varieties. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. GFRC is proud to be offering this WB-4 example.
Seated 50C 1844 1844
AU53 NGC
3864855003
WB-9
Choice $400 Repunched 844, Choice Original, Shattered Upper Reverse, Lovely Aquamarine-Gold Patina, Accurately Graded. A wonderful WB-9 example with repunched 844 digit and heavily cracked reverse. This piece is far superior to the Bugert WB-9 plate coin. This choice piece offers beautiful original toning with aquamarine centers that are framed with a wide ring of rose-gold. Adding a light source is lots of fun as the darker toning simply melts away exposing reflection luster than accentuates the coloring. Reverse strike is crisp while the obverse has a few stars that lack connected centrals. Reverse die is shattered with shelf metal at (S)TATE(S O)F AMERICA. Housed in newer NGC holder and accurately graded. Please give this lovely half dollar special consideration.
Seated 50C 1844O 1844-O
EF40 PCGS
80564557

Choice $275 Choice Original, Light Charcoal Gray Patina, Accurrately Graded. A lovely 1844 New Orleans strike with transparent charcoal gray patina that shifts to pretty rose gold under a light source. Surfaces are choice and strictly original. Strike is typical with some star weakness in the right field. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. This half as proven to be difficuly to photograph due to uniform gray surfaces. Believe me that one is more attractive in hand than on the GFRC images.
Seated 50C 1844O 1844-O
EF40 PCGS
16012001

Original New Price
$260
Near Choice Original, Uniform Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Pleez B. Seated Collection. Housed in older PCGS holder with blue label and standard ring insert. The Alexandria consignor, Mark Mattox, passed away on April 17 and GFRC has reduced prices to St. Patrick's Day sale levels to stimulate sales and help Mark's wife Rhonda. Please consider a purchase and contact Gerry to discuss this Liberty Seated half dollar.
Seated 50C 1844O 1844-O
AU50 raw
WB-102, WB-2R
Original $395 New March 15! Center Dot Obverse, WB-2R Remarriage Die State, Frosty Original Surfaces, Accurately Graded. Frosty luster is immediately noted on this 1844 New Orleans Center Dot obverse strike. The WB-2 variety is know in two distinctly different die states due to die re-marriage after striking WB-3 production. The GFRC piece is the WB-2R where the R specifies the remarriage die state. The obverse center dot is seen at the top of the lower leg. Surfaces are no question original with some faint handling lines including one to the left of Liberty's head. There is complete confidence that this 1844-O half will grade at the TPGs.
Seated 50C 1845 1845
AU55 PCGS
33231718

Choice $775 Choice Original, Fully Struck, Pretty Reverse Patina, Accurately Graded, Saw Mill Run Collection. The 1845 Philadelphia is starting to be recognized for its underrated status. Noted author, Bill Bugert, made this point clear in his presentation for the 2016 ANA Summer Seminar. The offered example is quite choice and will please the selective collector. All devices are completely struck including nicely rounded stars and crisp head details and hair curls along with reverse eagle claws and arrow feathers. This piece is strictly original with light gray patina throughout the obverse and rose, aquamarine and gold on the reverse. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Another quality offering from the Saw Mill Run consignor.
Seated 50C 1845 1845
AU53 raw
WB-101
Market Acceptable $425 Scarce Grade, Retoned, Burchs Creek Collection. It seems that everyone is looking for the 1845 Philadelphia date as scarce in better grades. Mintage is 589,000 but the PCGS slabbed population is very low for this amount struck. PCGS has only certified (34) pieces at the AU50, AU53 and AU55 grade levels. That is not many considering the number of active Seated half dollar collectors in the market. The offered example is a no question AU with some reverse strike weakness at the eagle's left leg while the reverse is fully struck. Surfaces are covered with a uniform violet/gray patina with residual luster peeking through. My images have over emphasized the "voilet" color a tad. A piece that is well worth considering.
Seated 50C 1845O 1845-O
EF45
PCGS
32793312
WB-1
Choice $525 Repunched Date, Choice Original, Light Pastel Blue and Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Saw Mill Run Collection. The lovely offerings from the Saw Mill Run Collection just continue to beautify the GFRC price lists. For example, here is a choice original 1845 New Orleans struck half dollar with bold repunching on the 45 digits. Listed by Bill Bugert is his Federal Register series as WB-1. This is a special offering at the EF45 grade level. Surfaces are covered with light gray patina along with a sky blue ring at the stars and reverse legend. Bright light viewing is a pleasure as satiny luster remains. Strike is typical while surfaces are absolutely blemish free. If the strike had been stronger, this piece would have been designated a Gem. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. CAC approval is fully warranted. A top quality half dollar for the selective collector.
Seated 50C 1845O 1845-O
EF45 NGC
930644010
WB-12
Choice $310 Choice Original, Light Gray-Gold Patina, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Warnerville Collection. A lovely 1845 New Orleans WB-12 example that is fully struck and offers strictly original gray-gold patina. Choice surfaces are reflective under bright light without any distracting blemishes. Weakness of the stars of stars in left obverse field is typical for the variety as are bold die scratches from A(M)ERICA to rim. Housed in older NGC holder with standard ring insert. A quality offering from the Warnerville Collection.
Seated 50C 1845O 1845-O
EF40 PCGS
31329679
WB-14
Choice $285 Choice Original, Accurately Graded. A strictly original example with natural patina. Obverse features a medium gray patina that is more concentrated in the fields and acts to well contrast the lighter main devices. The reverse has lighter gray coloring with darker rims. A detailed 10x loupe inspection revealed no blemishes so I'm calling this one choice. Housed in new PCGS reverse hologram holder and should be worthy of CAC approval.
Seated 50C 1845O 1845-O
Dramatically Doubled Date
EF45 PCGS
30772034
WB-104, WB-16
Choice $1300 New April 4! Dramatically Doubled Date, Choice Original, Old Time Gray-Gold Patina, Accurately Graded.. WB-16 die pairing of the Dramatically Double Date variety as listed in Wiley-Bugert and the subsequent Bugert Seated hall dollar Federal Register series. The WB-16 die pair features a new reverse die with limited wear and cracking. Regardless of the dramatic variety, this 1845-O Seated half offers choice original surfaces and old time gray-gold patina. There are no blemishes whatsoever to mention. The doubling on the date digits is most evident within the 45 digits and the right of the 5 digit. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. The PCGS label reads, "RPD FS-301 WB-104 (FS-001.5)." Worthy of a CAC approval attempt. If you are considering adding the WB-104 example to an advanced Seated half dollar collection, then this is the example to purchase. I guarantee that you will be pleased with the originality and accurately grading.
Seated 50C 1845O 1845-O
No Drapery
VF30 PCGS
33373490
WB-6
Original HOLD
$235
Crusty Original, Deep Gray, Accurately Graded. Interestingly, in his Federal Registers on Liberty Seated halves, Bill Bugert questions the importance given to No Drapery designations since the lack of drapery results from die lapping and not a design change. This example has no residual drapery and is consistent with the WB-6 diagnostics. Surfaces are strictly original and are covered with crusty gray patina. Housed in fresh 2015 styled PCGS holder.
Seated 50C 1845O 1845-O
No Drspery
AU50 PCGS
28003250

Original $750 Original Frosty Surfaces, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Seal Beach Collection. An original 1845 New Orleans strike with moderately frosty devices. Reverse strike is crisply executed while the obverse is just a tad weak. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with blue/white label with, "No Drapery" designation. A quality offering from the Seal Beach Collection.
Seated 50C 1845O 1845-O
Repunched Date
AU53 PCGS
28879024
WB-1 WB-108
Choice New Price
HOLD
$495
Repunched Date, Choice Original, Light Gold Patina, Accurately Graded. A lovely origjnal WB-1 example with bold doubling left on all four digits. Surfaces are covered with a faint and transparent golden patina that is a bit over emphasized within the GFRC images. Strike is complete while all main devices and fields are blemish free. This piece has a lightly mirrored appearance that is quite reflective under bright light. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. PCGS label has complete variety attribution: RPD FS-303 WB-108 (FS-002.5). A top quality selection for the Seated half dollar variety collector.
Seated 50C 1846 1846
Tall Date
MS63 PCGS
09565075

Choice $2000 Choice Original, Light Gold Patina, Seal Beach Collection. This lovely 1846 Philadelphia strike is strictly original. A close inspection of the obverse and reverse fields produced no hairlines whatsoever. Rather this piece has mint frost throughout the main devices, stars and reverse denomination. Images accurately capture the in hand coloring while a light source results in plenty of luster and a softening of the gold patina. What is this piece graded MS63? There are faint roller marks across DOL in the arrows and secondly, the luster is consistent with MS63 grade assignment. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. Please take a careful look at this lovely mint state Tall Date half dollar that is market priced with few graded at this level.
Seated 50C 1846 1846
Tall Date
EF45
PCGS
28373565

Choice $645 Choice Original, Steely Deep Gray and Gold Toning, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Saw Mill Run Collection. A marvelous 1846 Tall Date Seated half dollar example at the EF45 grade level. Fully choice with steely surfaces covered with rich gray, brown and gold patina. Bright light viewing accentuates the golden hues embedded in the rich toning. Obverse strike is complete while the reverse has some weakness on the lower left eagle leg. Surfaces are blemish free while grading is a bit conservative. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. The Tall Date variety is listed on the blue-white PCGS label. Yet another superior offering from the Saw Mill Run Collection that deserves special attention.
Seated 50C 1846 1846
Tall Date
AU55 raw
WB-106
Original $600 Orignal Frosty Luster, Burchs Creek Collection. The overall 1846 Philadelphia mintage is high at 2.2M pieces but those strike with the 'Tall Date" date punch are scarce and bring a strong premium. Offered here is a no question AU example with reflective fields that are untouched. This piece has seen a long ago dip and now offers some light gold under bright light. My images are rather poor concerning this lovely half as the coin looks much better in hand. Strike is complete. There is a reverse die crack through the bottom of HALF to rim that could become a partial cud in later die states.
Seated 50C 1846O 1846-O
VG10 raw

Original $350 Tall Date, Crusty Ebony/Gray, Few Marks Under Toning, West Texas Collection. A no question crusty original offering of the 1846 Tall Date struck at New Orleans mint. Surfaces are covered with thick ebony/gray patina. I don't see any significant blemishes to discuss. From the West Texas Collection.
Seated 50C 1846O 1846-O
Medium Date
AU58 PCGS
33273462
WB-12
Original HOLD
$1450
Medium Date, Repunched 6, Original Gray Patina, Residual Luster, Scarce Grade That Deserves Attention. . 1846 New Orleans strikes, whether the Medium or Tall Date varieties, become quite scarce in AU and rare in Mint State grades. The Medium Date variety is the more available of the two but still deserves respect. A quick check of PCGS population report indicates only (11) example certified at AU58 grade level and a combined total of (13) in MS62 through MS64 with none higher. This lovely example offers semi transparent gray patina that melts when exposed to a light source. The result is reflective luster with light silver rose/gray appearance. Strike is nearly complete with a few stars lacking fully connect centrils and some weakness on the lower eagle left leg and arrow feathers. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder and ready for inclusion in an advanced Liberty Seated half dollar date and mintmark set.
Seated 50C 1846O 1846-O
Medium Date
EF45 PCGS
31709825
WB-13
Choice $450 New April 20! Repunched 6, Choice Original, Rose-Gold Patina, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded. A choice original example of the WB-13 die variety featuring bold repunching in the lower loop of the 6 digits and a cracked reverse die. Strike is complete with full head/hair curls and all stars having connected centrals. Reverse strike is also impressive as all aspects of the eagle are deeply impressed including the problematic left claws. Surface are cover with rose-gold-gray patina. Under a bright light, the toning become transparent to the remaining luster; which is substantial for the assigned EF45 grade. Definitely a quality offering that is housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with no CAC attempt. Please give this lovely example special consideration as the coin is much nicer in hand than seen via GFRC images.
Seated 50C 1846O 1846-O
Medium Date
AU55 PCGS
33597648
WB-16
Choice HOLD
$975
New April 21! Double Die Obverse, Choice Original, Light Gray/Rose Patina, Bold Strike, Accurately Graded, Seal Beach Collection. A stunning 1846 New Orleans strike with crisp strike and considerable eye appeal. Surfaces are lightly mirrored with transparent rose hues. Adding a light source exposes fiery light gold and reflective mirrors. Also an early die state of the WB-16 Double Die Obverse die variety without reverse die cracks. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval that is definitely warranted. Choice originality from the Seal Beach Collection for the next advanced collector working on a complete set of Liberty Seated halves.
Seated 50C 1846O 1846-O
Tall Date
VF20 raw
WB-26
Original $700 Orignal Gray, Burchs Creek Collection. This offering is an attractive example of the 1846 New Orleans "Tall Date" date punch. Surfaces are original with even light gray patina throughout obverse and reverse. Any blemishes are consistent with the assigned VF20 grade, which I believe to be fair. Please don't hesitate to purchase this half even if in a raw state. Remember that when coins circulate, they are in a raw condition and acting as our country's currency. The TPG certification phenomenon is relative new (since 1985). This is a nice original example for your set.
Seated 50C 1847 1847
AU58 PCGS
33580988

Original $715 Frosty Original, Light Gold Patina, Accurately Graded. A strictly original offering with frosty luster and faint golden hues under bright light. GFRC images well represent the surface conditions and blemishes. PCGS grading is accurate with light rub on the gown line and Liberty's head. This piece is well struck with all stars rounded and centrils connected along with deeply impressed hair curls. Same goes for the reverse with crisp feather and claw details. There are a few bag marks in the left obverse fields otherwise I would have been close to describing as choice. Freshly graded from a mid Altantic collection and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. No CAC attempt.
Seated 50C 1847O 1847-O
AU53 PCGS
33106192
WB-22
Original $425 Repunched 7, Original Frosty White, Seal Beach Collection. The WB-22 variety with adequate reverse die cracks as diagnostics. Surfaces are untoned with ample remaining luster for the AU53 assigned grade level. There is strike weakness at Liberty's gown line, upper head and surrounding stars plus the typically weak left claws and arrow feathers on the reverse. A close 10x loupe inspection revealed no blemishes whatsoever. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Seated 50C 1848 1848
VF35 raw

Original $325 Original Gun Metal Gray, Better Date, West Texas Collection. A better Philadelphia date with low mintage of 580,000 and surprisingly low PCGS populations in upper circulated grades. Surfaces are covered with original gun metal gray patina. Strike is typical for the issue. In terms of blemishes, there is one small toned over line in the left obverse field by Star 2. Fairly price and a desirable offering from the West Texas Collection.
Seated 50C 1848 1848
VF25 PCGS
31917114

Original HOLD
$250
New March 5! Underrated Philadelphia Date, Crsuty Original Ebony Gray, Accurately Graded, Wooster Collection. 1848 Philadelphia strikes are always in demand and a bit underrated in the Liberty Seated half dollar series. This example is well graded at the VF25 level and could be a VF30 in a better day. Surfaces are strictly original with crusty ebony gray patina. There are no major blemishes to discuss, rather a wholesome example that is fairly priced. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder.
Seated 50C 1848 1848
EF45
NGC
3578780006

Choice $550 New March 14! Better Date, Choice Original, Eye Appeal, Accurately Graded.. Better Philadelphia date with only 580,000 struck. This is a cool piece with choice original surfaces that are mostly light gray with gold, rose and blue hues intermixed. Resulting eye appeal is quite high due to originality, coloring and a full strike. Housed in newer NGC holder with CAC approval. Accurately graded also.
Seated 50C 1848O 1848-O
EF45
PCGS
20320592
WB-10
Choice $525 Crusty Choice Original, Rich Gun Metal Gray Patina, Conservative Grading, Saw Mill Run Collection. Definitely an original silver half with thick crusty gray patina. The patina is an obvious dark gray "skin" when examining this piece with 10x loupe. Reverse offers a hammered strike while obverse is close with just a tad of weakness at star 7 and 8 that no other dealer would mention. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. Strictly originality and accurate grading are the basis for CAC approval. Another top quality example From the Saw Mill Run Collection.
Seated 50C 1848O 1848-O
MS61
PCGS
30815988
WB-17
Choice $2150 Choice Original, Frosty Luster, Shattered Reverse Die State, Woodlands Collection. This will be a long description as there is much to discuss concerning this lovely 1848 New Orleans WB-17 half. My images fail to capture the bold frosty luster that is so apparent during bright light viewing. Surfaces are strictly original with a few ticks and weak obverse devices leading to the MS61 assigned grade. The obverse weakness is die related as this die is well worn, cracked and probably lapped too. This die is in the same late die states during the WB-18 variety. The reverse has a bold strike with a three point cud forming at (UNITE)D. This late die state is rated as R6 by Bill Bugert and a quick check with Bill indicates no other examples have been reported since his Federal Register was published. The reverse cracks are severe with thick die crack on top of UNITE letters but no shelf metal has formed due to fully disintegrated die. This is a mint state offering for the variety specialist. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder and approved by CAC.
Seated 50C 1849 1849
EF40 PCGS
33105096
WB-5
Original $265 Undergraded, Strictly Original, Gray-Brown Patina, West Texas Collection. A solid original 1849 Philadelphia strike with light gray patina. Grading is a tad on the conversative side as the upper and lower scroll lines are sharp. Overall strike is excellent. Using the new Bill Bugert Federal Registry for Philadelphia strikes, the die crack at the bottom if the date digits and additional reverse die cracks brought about a WB-5 attribution. Blemish wise, there are a few scattered ticks in the obverse fields but nothing distracting. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A quality offering from the West Texas Collection.
Seated 50C 1849O 1849-O
VF30
NGC
3578780007

Choice $190 New April 8! Choice Original, Ebony-Gold Toning, Underrated Date, Accurately Graded.. 1849 and 1850 New Orleans strikes tend to more elusive than their mintages would indicate. When GFRC locates either date with choice surfaces, the examples are immediately added to inventory. This lovely 1849-O example surfaces at the Spring 2017 Baltimore show. Obverse and reverse are covered with semi transparent ebony-gold patina but placing this half under bright light results in blues and aquamarine hues being present. Surfaces are blemish free while grading is accurate to a bit conservative. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. CAC approval validates the originality and accurate grading.
Seated 50C 1850O 1850-O
VF35 raw
WB-12
Choice $285 Choice Original, Eye Appeal, Highwoods Collection. Inspite of the high mintage (2,456,000), one does not see this date often. The PCGS pop reports confirm that this is a better date regardless of the mintage. Surfaces are covered with a transparent medium gray and rose patina that also contains golden hues. This 1850 New Orleans half really excels under bright light as the toning melts revealing a rose and blue center that extends to the stars. At that point, the toning transitions to a golden ring surrounding the stars and into the rim. The reverse shifts to gun metal blue under a light source. There is one reverse field blemish to the left of the left wing. Grading is accurate at the VF35 level.
Seated 50C 1850O 1850-O
VF30 PCGS
80654231
WB-5
Original HOLD
$170
Original Dark Gray, Large O, Accurately Graded. An accurately grade example with strictly original darker gray surfaces. A better date and the first time stocked at GFRC. The WB-5 die variety designation is accomplished via date and mintmark positions as there are few other diagnostics for to ease attribution. Obverse strike is a tad weak at the stars while the reverse is well struck. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Seated 50C 1851 1851
AU55 PCGS
32624171

Choice New Price
HOLD
$2400
Scarce Pre 1853 Date, Choice Original, Gun Metal Gray/Blue Patina, Pleasing Luster, Accurately Graded, Pleez B. Seated Collection. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. The Alexandria consignor, Mark Mattox, passed away on April 17 and GFRC has reduced prices to St. Patrick's Day sale levels to stimulate sales and help Mark's wife Rhonda. Please consider a purchase and contact Gerry to
Seated 50C 1853 1853
A&R
EF45 PCGS
13553846

Original New Price
$335
Classic Crusty Original Surfaces, Uniform Gun Metal Gray with Golden Hues, Pleez B. Seated Collection. Housed in older PCGS blue label holder with standard ring insert. The Alexandria consignor, Mark Mattox, passed away on April 17 and GFRC has reduced prices to St. Patrick's Day sale levels to stimulate sales and help Mark's wife Rhonda. Please consider a purchase and contact Gerry to discuss this Liberty Seated half dollar.
Seated 50C 1853 1853
A&R
AU55 PCGS
2833093

Choice $765 Choice Original, Eye Appeal, Seal Beach Collection. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder.
Seated 50C 1853 1853
A&R
EF40 PCGS
11550366

Original $225 Original Gray, Upstate New York Collection. A strictly original example of the 1853 Arrows and Rays type. Surfaces are covered with uniform medium gray patina. Accurately graded with typical strike. There are a few surface ticks in the obverse fields that are fully toned over. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. Priced to sell.
Seated 50C 1853 1853
Arrows & Rays
EF40 PCGS
31876195

Original HOLD
$315
Near Choice Original, Deeper Gray Toning, Well Struck, Conservative Grading, Saco River Collection . If in the market for a quality Liberty Seated half dollar arrows and rays type coin, then please give this piece serious consideration. I like this near choice piece for several reasons. First are the crusty original surfaces and natural coloring. Second is the overall strong strike and finally, the conservative PCGS grading. To me, this piece is closely to full EF45 than EF40. There are a few scattered obverse ticks that hold back from a Choice quality rating but otherwise strong eye appeal. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. Saco River Collection.
Seated 50C 1853O 1853-O
A&R
EF45 PCGS
33426465

Original New Price
HOLD
$340
Original Surfaces, Light Mottled Gray Patina, Bold Strike, Accurately Graded, Pleez B. Seated Collection. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. The Alexandria consignor, Mark Mattox, passed away on April 17 and GFRC has reduced prices to St. Patrick's Day sale levels to stimulate sales and help Mark's wife Rhonda. Please consider a purchase and contact Gerry to discuss this Liberty Seated half dollar.
Seated 50C 1854 1854
With Arrows
EF40 raw

Original $150 Crusty Original, Medium Gray, Blemish Free. Surfaces are crusty original and covered with thick gray patina with some gold hues. No blemishes, just a wholesome half dollar for a Dansco album.
Seated 50C 1854O 1854-O
MS61 NGC
417825002
WB-3
Original $475 Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Light Gold Patina, Accurately Graded, Warnerville Collection. A lovely 1854 New Orleans strike with deeply impressed devices throughout obverse and reverse.
Seated 50C 1854O 1854-O
With Arrows
VF35 raw

Choice $165 Choice Original, Attractive Toning, Accurately Graded. A strictly original 1854 New Orleans example with completely problem free surfaces. The overall toning is attractive with even light gray patina that darkens near the rims. Under bright light, this piece acquires a nice golden glow that is more intense at the rims.
Seated 50C 1854O 1854-O
With Arrows
EF40 PCGS
82484907

Choice $170 Choice Original, Gun Metal Gray/Blue Patina. I was torn between labeling this piece as Choice or Gem due to the incredibly original surfaces coupled with uniform gun metal gray/blue patina and residual luster under bright light. This piece is fully blemish free. The only issue holding it back from the Gem label is some mild strike weakness in the obverse center (lower leg and breasts). A slightly better With Arrows type coin in an uncommon state of preservation. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Definitely worth a close look....
Seated 50C 1854O 1854-O
With Arrows
EF45 PCGS
WB-29
Choice $250 Choice Original Gray, Cracked Reverse, Accurately Graded. A choice Seated half dollar at the assigned grade level. Surfaces are obviously original and covered with thick gray/brown patina. Strike is above average with all main devices having strong relief and details. There are no blemishes on this lovely half. The WB-29 die cracks are well defined and consistent with the Bugert reference. Housed in new PCGS reverse hologram holder. A great specimen for type set or date and mintmark set.
Seated 50C 1855O 1855-O
With Arrows
VF25 PCGS
29315292

Original $110 Crusty Original Gray, Woodlands Collection. Surfaces are original and covered with crusty gray patina. Strike is average while the grading is accurate. This particular variety has a substantial amount of halo'ing around the stars, date and arrows and Liberty's upper body. A decent example that is holder and ready for circulated date and mintmark collection. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder.
Seated 50C 1855O 1855-O
With Arrows
EF45 raw

Original $225 Crusty Original, Accurately Graded, Southern Maine Collection. Off the market for decades as part of the Southern Maine Collection. This 1855 New Orleans half is the poster child for crusty original surfaces. Obverse is covered with thick gray/brown patina while the reverse is toned a golden brown. Under bright light, the obverse retains its visual consistent while the reverse provides a rich golden glow. Surfaces are entirely blemish free. Ebony spots on the obverse are verdigris. Accurately grade.
Seated 50C 1855O 1855-O
With Arrows
XF45 PCGS
80654233
WB-1 WB-102
Original $275 O/Horizontal O, Choice Original, Burchs Creek Collection. I like this 1855 New Orleans struck example for its originality. Surfaces are unmolested and covered with medium gray patina that has rose and blue hues. This is the O/Horizontal O variety with the earlier horizontal mintmark punch being well defined and crisp. Surfaces are completely blemish free with only a tiny rim mark above ST(A)TES worth to note. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Seated 50C 1855O 1855-O
With Arrows
VF35 PCGS
29542673
WB-14
Original $125 EDS, Original Lavender Gray Patina. An obviously original example with surfaces toned over in a light to medium gray with subtle lavender. Housed in new PCGS reverse hologram holder.