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 27 Coins for Sale. Most recent coin added on October 7, 2022

Photo Date Grade TPG Variety GFRC Rating Price Description Buy
Seated 50C 1839 1839
With Drapery
AU58
PCGS
28257211
WB-5
Choice HOLD
$1850
New October 6! With Drapery, Near-Gem Original, Sooner Collection. This richly toned example exhibits deep gold and burgundy hues with the central figures a shade lighter. The piece is well-struck with mostly complete star centers and complete feather detail in the eagle. Surface are near smooth with some chatter evident above the eagle. Bugert notes this variety sometimes comes with slight die rotation, as seen here. The eye appeal is wholesome, an opinion shared by CAC. Ex. Seal Beach and Grey Soldier Collections. Housed in a PCGS Gen 5.0 (2014-2015) Dupont hologram holder.
Seated 50C 1840 1840
Reverse of 1839
MS65
PCGS
25618268
WB-1
Gem $12200 Gem Original, Oregon Beaver Collection. Luster booms through earthy shades of gold and grey on the obverse of this gem With Drapery half, while the reverse reveals a frosty eagle surrounded by swirling plum and olive patina. The flash is intensely reflective with steely surfaces. Stars to the left are softly impressed, while the right stars and eagle’s claw joints are sharply detailed. WB-1, with repunched 40 in the date, in addition to light reverse die cracks connecting the legend letters. The PCGS population is eight pieces in MS65, with six examples higher. CAC reports four coins in MS65 and five pieces in MS66. This is a superb type coin, with more flash than the images might suggest. This piece is technically separated from the highest graded by only a touch of luster yet is available for a fraction of “finest known” money. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 50C 1840(O) 1840-(O)
Reverse of 1838
AU50 PCGS
32109917
WB-4
Choice $2500 New August 28! Reverse of 1838, Choice Original, Seated Appalachian Collection.. This is popular variety within the Liberty Seated half dollar series, as it was struck in New Orleans, yet bears no mintmark. Although not quite as desirable as the “coin without a country” transitional half dimes (1859-1860), this “coin without a mintmark” has generated considerable enthusiasm among the Seated Half dollar fraternity. This example exhibits silver color with gold hints in the fields and deeper slate shading at the rims. The strike is solid if not completely full, with all of the star centers and claws defined. WB-4, identified by sweeping die polish lines in the lower part of Liberty, and a die crack joining the right wing and (AMERIC)A. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder.
Seated 50C 1840O 1840-O
EF45 PCGS
21860943
WB-3
Choice HOLD
$600
New October 6! Shattered Reverse, Choice Surfaces, Gun Metal Blue-Gray Patina, Conservatively Graded, Sooner Collection. Ex. Grey Soldier Collection. Yet another case where GFRC photography is unable to accurate illustrate the beauty of an offered silver piece. The Sooner Collection is releasing a splendid 1840-O WB-3 half with bold reverse die cracks. Struck from early die state dies that were well polished. The result is fields with a partially mirrored appearance plus strong reflectance under angled lighting. Grading is conservative for this EF45 certified example. The Grey Soldier consignor was an active GFRC client during the early years whereby GFRC sold his entire collection via the fixed price list. Sadly, our friend passed away during the early months of the Covid-19 pandemic. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder.
Seated 50C 1841O 1841-O
Baseball Crack Rev
EF40 PCGS
25544491
WB-2
Original $2450 New September 19! Baseball Die Crack Reverse, Original, Cumberland County Collection. Consignor Price Reduction, September 2022. The Bugert reference identifies the WB-2 as a scarce variety, popular with collectors due to the web of reverse die cracks. Commonly referred to as the “baseball die crack reverse,” a patchwork of reverse lines is easily visible to the naked eye, making for a distinct appearance. This is a middle die-state example, with the crack below OF A(MERICA) not yet forming. The patina of this piece is silver-gray, with sandy overtones more evident on the reverse. Marks are scattered, apart from some chatter inside star 6. Many varieties within the Liberty Seated series require a glass (and related eyestrain) to make a positive attribution – this is not such a coin! Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder with "Medium Mintmark WB-102 Baseball Die Crack Pattern" attribution on label.
Seated 50C 1841O 1841-O
Baseball Die Crack Reverse
AU Details PCGS
38230311
WB-2R
Cleaned $1725 Baseball Die Crack Reverse, Heavy Die Cracks, Silver Gray Coloring, Old Clean, StoneCold Collection. Price Reduction - There are two distinctly different die states for the WB-2 Baseball Cracked Reverse. WB-2 is the first die marriage with strong obverse device details including foot and underlying support from the base. During the second die marriage, for the same die pair (WB-2R), the obverse comes much weaker with most of the foot support area polished out. The StoneCold Collection offering was struck during the second die pairing as the foot support and foot details have been effaced. The reverse is completely shattered with the deepest die crack seen at (OF A)MERICA. A silver-gray coloring is consistent on both sides. PCGS has certified this piece at AU Details due to an old clean. I'm ok with this designation though there are no hairlines to be found. Strike is uniform and pleasing. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 Gold Shield holder with "WB-2R Med O, Baseball Die Crack attribution on the label. An important offering for the die variety specialist.
Seated 50C 1842 1842
Medium Date, Rev 1842
EF45 PCGS
37248027
WB-12
Choice HOLD
$325
New October 6! Repunched Date, Rose-Gray Toning, Steely Fields, Sooner Collection. A classic WB-12 example with bold repunching below the 8 and 4 digits along with obverse die cracks. This repunched obverse die is paired with two reverse, this offering being the second marriage. Note the heavy die crack at (HALF DO)L with a potential cud being formed with additional strikes. This is choice example with steely fields and a base layer of rose-gray patina. Bright light viewing accentuates peripheral gold on both sides. A few micro marks in the right obverse field do not bother me as this piece has so much going for it. Yet another great offering from the Sooner Collection. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder.
Seated 50C 1842O 1842-O
Small Date
AU50 PCGS
29688072
WB-2
Choice $6500 Small Date, Choice Original, Oregon Beaver Collection. The Wiley-Bugert reference identifies two of the thirteen known die marriages of the 1842-O half as the Small Date type. The PCGS population reinforces the scarcity of the Small Date variety, with nearly twice as many Medium Date examples reported. This piece is WB-2, with a reverse die crack running from middle claw to (H)AL(F). Shading is gray and silver throughout, with bits of olive and copper patina clinging to the obverse rim and eagle wings. High point wear hosts steely Mint bloom throughout the stars and legend. Nicely struck, with most claw joints distinct. Technical detail is arguably that of a high-end EF45, and CAC would likely approve at that level. PCGS reports eight pieces in all AU grades combined, with just two at the MS level, both in MS62. Housed in a PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) Dupont hologram holder.
Seated 50C 1843 1843
MS62
PCGS
12911911
WB-18
Choice $1750 Repunched Date, Choice Original, Oregon Beaver Collection. Silver surfaces admit bluish undertones, while tan patina gathers in protected areas, most notably the reverse shield. Luster is steely and reflective, with active cartwheels. Well-struck, with stars 3-6 a touch soft as are the claw joints to the left. WB-18, with date digits punched obliquely, almost comically so. Early die state, with reverse die cracks not advanced. Despite a mintage of nearly four million pieces, CAC has certified only 54 pieces in all grades, with nine examples higher. This date is one of Bill Bugert’s favorite in the Seated half series, as the need for a large mintage, combined with suboptimal die preparation, resulted in 37 die marriages, with more possibly waiting to be discovered. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 50C 1843 1843
EF45 NGC
2661339002
WB-29
Choice $475 New October 6! Shattered Reverse, Residual Steely Luster, Choice Surfaces, Sooner Collection.. A beautifully preserved 1843 Seated half struck with late die state WB-29 die pairing. Many collectors strike to locate the later WB-29 die states due to spectacular reverse die cracks. Surfaces still retain some steely reflectance while being covered by intermixed rose-blue toning. Angled lighting review is eye catching. A superior example for the certified grade and typical of the Sooner Collection offerings. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert.
Seated 50C 1844 1844
MS62 NGC
3814815004
W-9
Choice $1250 Repunched 884, Semi Prooflike, Choice Original, Oregon Beaver Collection. Russet skin blankets the obverse of this Mint State example, surrounded by electric blue patina at the rim. Splashes of lighter color are seen throughout the obverse, while the reverse exhibits intermingled silver and gold color with deep maroon shading at the rim. Steely luster creates a moderate cartwheel effect. The strike is sharp, with all claw joints delineated. WB-9, with repunched digits and a die line between the third and fourth set of reverse shield verticals. NGC has graded 20 pieces higher, with the highest at MS65. This is a colorful piece that will sell at an accessible price point. Housed in a new large font NGC holder.
Seated 50C 1844O 1844-O
Doubled Date
EF45 NGC
2562207004
FS-301
Original $4000 Popular Doubled Date, Original, Sunset Collection. The 1844-O Doubled Date is one of the most popular verities in the Seated half series, with a plainly doubled date repunched to the south. The coiner initially placed the date far too high within the exergue and was forced to reposition and try again. The blundered date is readily apparent, and there is no need for a 16x loupe to reveal some subtle detail. This piece exhibits silver-gray shading with burnt tan at the lower rims, in addition to an aqua splash at the base of Liberty. The residual luster is partially mirrored. Housed in a newer NGC holder with edge view insert. NGC has certified 21 pieces in all grades, with nine higher, all at the AU level.
Seated 50C 1844O 1844-O
Doubled Date
AU50 PCGS
19585884
WB-22
Original $4500 New September 19! Popular Doubled Date, Original, Cumberland County Collection. Consignor Price Reduction, September 2022. The 1844-O doubled date is a perennial favorite, plainly visible with the naked eye and honored with its own Red Book listing. Die preparation was still an involved affair in this era, and coiners were forced to ignore quality control from time to time. This is a prime example, with a second 1844 clearly punched into the rock and the field above the date. This piece exhibits rose-tan shading on both sides, with additional maroon splashes on the obverse. Remaining luster is minimal, but the real story here is the dramatically doubled date, a variety that is especially prized in higher circulated grades. Housed in a PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) Dupont hologram holder with "RPD FS-303 WB-108" label attribution.
Seated 50C 1844O 1844-O
Doubled Date
VF35 PCGS
34010264
WB-22 WB-103
Original $2750 Popular Doubled Date, Light Gray Surfaces, Newtown Collection. One of the more spectacular errors in all of U.S. coinage, the 1844-O double date exhibits a bold repunched date well north of the usual placement. This attractive specimen is toned a uniform light gray with darker shades at the peripheries. New Orleans Seated coins come with a variety of striking characteristics, and this piece is typical with some softness on the left leg. Fields are moderately reflective which is typical of the issue. An important offering from the Newtown Collection. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder.
Seated 50C 1845O 1845-O
EF45
PCGS
37425410
WB-1
Gem HOLD
$475
New October 6! Repunched Date, Gem Original, Pristine Surfaces, Sooner Collection.. A marvelous 1845-O WB-1 at grade with unabraded surfaces protected by a moderately crusty coin gray patina. This piece screams originality along with a complete strike. Weakness on stars 1 through 3 is a function of die preparation and maintenance. Immediately purchased upon being showcased in the Daily Blog. A fantastic offering from the Sooner Collection. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval. The label documents RPD FS-303 WB-108 attribution.
Seated 50C 1845O 1845-O
No Drapery
AU53 raw
WB-12
R4
Market Acceptable $450 No Drapery, Heavily Polished Obverse, Steely Fields, Cracked Reverse, White Pine Collection. The 1845-O WB-12 die pairing includes a heavily polished obverse die and a cracked reverse die. Rarity rating is R4 according to Bugert in his Register for New Orleans Seated half dollar die varieties. The obverse has been polished to the point of effacing stars 1 to 3 though they remain visible on the offered AU53 example. The polishing has also removed the drapery folds. As a result, this piece qualifies for No Drapery status though not a hub design change. Multiple die cracks connect legend lettering to the rim. The White Pine Collection offering is a commercial AU with steely fields along with faint gray patina and peripheral gold. A Market Acceptance quality rating has been assigned as I could easily see this half being placed into a PCGS holder. However, the reverse fields are just too reflective to be strictly original. Priced accordingly.
Seated 50C 1846 1846
Medium Date
EF45 PCGS
26561320
WB-9
Choice HOLD
$350
New October 6! Choice Original, Charcoal Gray Patina, Residual Steely Luster, Well Struck, Old Time Conservative Grading, Sooner Collection. 1846 Medium Date Seated halves are readily available therefore collectors should focus on above average examples that provide value. This is the case for the choice original specimen from the Sooner Collection. As with other Sooner offerings, quality is high while being a desireable late die state WB-9 die variety. Reverse is heavily cracked well beyond the Bugert descriptions in his new Philadelphia Register for the series. Surfaces are a combination of steely luster and natural charcoal gray patina. Residual reverse luster is crisp and pleasing. Grading is conservative at the assigned EF45 level. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.5 (2012-2013) holder.
Seated 50C 1846O 1846-O
Medium Date
AU58 PCGS
33273462
WB-12
R3
Original $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 eleven example certified at AU58 grade level and a combined total of thirteen in MS62 through MS64 with none higher. This lovely example offers semi transparent gray-rose patina with steely reflective luster. Strike is nearly complete with a few stars lacking fully connected centrils and some weakness on the lower eagle left leg and arrow feathers. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder and ready for inclusion in an advanced Liberty Seated half dollar date and mintmark set. From the Twin Lakes Collecton.
Seated 50C 1846O 1846-O
Tall Date
EF40 ANACS OWH
821892
WB-22
Original $1800 Tall Date, Near-Choice, Sooner Collection.. Reflective surfaces present navy and charcoal shades at the rims, while the central devices reveal steel and gray patina. The date style is the "Tall Date" variety, which carries a significant premium across all grades. Just two of the nine obverse dies for this issue exhibit this date style. More specifically, this is a WB-22, with extensive reverse die cracks evident. Strike is typical, with soft stars and incomplete detail beneath the eagle. The reverse is well worth studying with a glass and a copy of the Bill Bugert reference on New Orleans Seated halves (available online at http://www.lsccweb.org/BillBugertBooks/Bugert-Vol-III-NO-Part1.pdf). Housed in an ANACS old white holder.
Seated 50C 1848 1848
VF35
PCGS
33674138

Choice HOLD
$435
New September 18! Underrated Date, Choice Surfaces, Medium Gray/Brown Patina, Accurately Graded, Port Matilda Collection.. An underrated Philadelphia date that always garners attention when available choice. This VF35 release, from the Port Matilda Collection is essentially perfect for the grade. Pristine surfaces are layered with natural coin gray shades with wear points lightly toned. Strike is typical with some weakness at the eagle's lower left leg. The strict originality definitely floats "my boat" and hope that someone sees it the same way. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 50C 1848 1848
AU55 PCGS
27651182
WB-4
Original HOLD
$1000
New October 6! Repunched 4, Steely Luster, Steel Gray Patina, Near-Choice Surfaces, Sooner Collection. Ex. Oregon Beaver Collection. 1848 Philadelphia strikes are a better date in all grades. Mintage was a moderate 580,000 pieces with the surviving population peaking at the AU grade level; typical for Philadelphia struck issues. This near-choice original example is well balanced and pleasing. Steely reflective is a primary highlight along with sei-transparent gun metal gray patina. During bright light viewing, the obverse coloring melts away leaving faint gray with some peripheral gold. Revers toning is light center rose with peripheral blues; very pretty! . Strike is typical with some areas of weakness at the upper obvers and on the reverse eagle's left leg and claws. Some obverse field hairlines keep this offering a Choice quality rating. Housed in PCGS 4.6 (2013-2014) holder.
Seated 50C 1849 1849
MS63 NGC
667206010
WB-13
Choice $2000 Repunched 184, Brilliant Frosty Luster, Choice Original, Sunset Collection. Protected areas host russet patina while the high points retain original silver color, all surrounded by more deeply shaded rims. Original Mint bloom is frosty and exhibits luster consistent with the technical grade. WB-13, with a downward sloping date and a tine to the left of the serif of 1. The strike is typical, with soft stars and weakness beneath the reverse shield. Some surface chatter is evident in the right obverse field. Housed in an NGC Gen 9 (2001-2003) holder. NGC has certified 12 pieces higher, all in MS64 and MS65.
Seated 50C 1849 1849
Dramatically Doubled Date
VG10 PCGS
19693958
WB-16
Choice $1600 Dramatically Doubled Date, Natural Coin Gray, Choice at Grade, Newtown Collection. WB-102 MPD-1, R.6 in all grades. The date is repunched east, with bold remnants of bases of the early date punch. A misplaced 9 also protrudes from the bottom of Liberty's rock. A choice example with natural coin gray patina that is a tad darker on the obverse. Fields are well preserved and surprisingly unblemished considering the time in circulation. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with PCGS 30th Anniversary old green label.
Seated 50C 1850 1850
MS64 PCGS
33841350
WB-2
Choice $5500 Rare Philadelphia Date, Frosty Luster, Choice Original, Sunset Collection. Brilliant, frosty luster reveals a pleasing mélange of color on both sides, with scattered shades of olive and blue-green splashed atop an underlying palette of silver-rose. The reverse shading is deeper, with aqua rims surrounding more intense gray hue throughout. Scattered marks are more consistent with the MS63 grade, with the 64 likely awarded by PCGS for overall eye appeal. This is a much better date among Philadelphia Seated halves, with 227,000 pieces coined. Stars are sharply struck, while the eagle’s claws to the left blend together. WB-2, with a strong die clash in the reverse shield, and the last digit in the date repunched. The PCGS population is seven examples in MS64, with three pieces higher in all grades combined. This is a most attractive example of a challenging issue, and sure to please the new owner. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Seated 50C 1850 1850
AU50 PCGS
21565167
WB-2
Original $1500 New August 28! Original, Seated Appalachian Collection.. The 1850 half is a semi-key issue, with less than a quarter million pieces struck. Gold and emerald patina highlights the protected areas of this example, while the fields exhibit silver and gray color. Crusty shields are accompanied by a patch of charcoal at the right wing. The strike is typical, with most of the left claws joining as one. A few lines in the right obverse field are noted. WB-2, with the last digit in the date punched lower than the first, and a clash in the reverse shield. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.1 (2003-2004) holder.
Seated 50C 1851 1851
AU55 PCGS
80609010
WB-5
Choice $3300 New August 28! Repunched 18, Choice Original, Seated Appalachian Collection.. Emerging gold discoveries in the late 1840s drove up the relative value of silver, and many of the half dollars of this year were no doubt melted near the time of issue. Along with the 1873 No Arrows Open 3 and the 1847/6 issues, the 1851 half is among the key Philadelphia coins in the Seated series. This lustrous example reveals aqua patina around the stars, surrounding swirls of russet color within the figure of Liberty. The reverse is less toned, with a thin reddish-copper band at the rim. The strike is well impressed, with most of the claws cleanly delineated. WB-5, with 18(51) repunched and diagonal die lines above UNITED. Ex. Seal Beach. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder.
Seated 50C 1851O 1851-O
MS64 NGC
1705301001
WB-4
Choice $4100 Near-Gem Original, Oregon Beaver Collection. Silver and gray surfaces host charcoal splashes throughout the stars and legend, while a few traces of russet color surround the eagle. Luster is steely and reflective. The strike is sharply impressed with strongly delineated detail beneath the reverse shield, the perpetual problem area in the Seated half series. The overall eye appeal is strong, close to GFRC-Gem level. WB-4, with the date punched high and the mintmark placed under the arrow feather. This is a lower mintage issue, with just five known die marriages. The NGC population is five pieces in MS64 with six pieces in all higher grades. Housed in a NGC Gen 9 (2001-2003) standard ring insert holder.
Seated 50C 1853 1853
Arrows & Rays
MS63
PCGS
43203570

Choice $4350 Arrows & Rays Type, Creamy Frosted Luster, Light Gold Coloring, Fully Choice, Newtown Collection. 1853 Arrows & Rays Seated halves have the distinction of being a one year type design along with normal presence in a date and mintmark set. The Newtown Collection is releasing a marvelous duplicate with creamy frosted luster and active cartwheels. Light gold coloration is consistent on both sides. Most important, is the full strike with bold center star points and fully defined eagle claws. If one looks carefully at the reverse rays, it will be noted that they are less prominent than on Seated quarters. Many of the rays due not reach the center eagle device. On the Newtown piece, the dies are clashed with a single mark to the left of the rock being evident and consistent with the certified grade. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2022) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 50C 1853 1853
Arrows & Rays
EF45 ANACS OWH
960262

Choice $425 New October 7! Partially Mirrored, Charcoal Gray Patina, Superb Eye Appeal, Sooner Collection.. I'm calling an immediate JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation for this super 1853 A&R half. A stately museum class piece with charcoal gray toning that fully transitions to olive-gold with angled lighting. Partially mirrored fields provide ample reflectance. Heavy die cracks encircle the obverse. Yes, it is housed in ANACS old white holder which is a badge of honor for this superb Sooner Collection offering.
Seated 50C 1854O 1854-O
MS62 NGC
1922231008
WB-1
Choice $1225 New October 1! Creamy Frosted Luster, Light Gold Toning, Moderate Cartwheels, Hammered Strike. A classic 1854-O WB-1 Mint State example with heavy machine doubling at the date and stars. Die cracks are consistent with a later die state per Bugert's reference. Granular mint bloom covers both sides leading to a creamy textured frosted luster. Cartwheel action is moderate given the heavy mint frost. A light gold patina exhibits deeper shades at the peripheries. Accurate graded due to some obverse field chatter but with eye appeal of a higher grade. Housed in NGC Gen 17 (2004-2008) holder.
Seated 50C 1855/54 1855/54
With Arrows
VF35 PCGS
38604016

Original $450 1855/54 Overdate, Original Gray, Newtown Collection. A Guide Book-listed variety, attributed by the remnant of a 4 beneath the top of the loop in the 2nd 5 of the date. This Newtown release sports even light gray coloring with GFRC images accurately capturing quality surfaces. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder.
Seated 50C 1855O 1855-O
With Arrows
VF30 PCGS
34387737
WB-1
Original $300 O/Horizontal O, Crusty Rose-Gray Skin, Near-Choice, Newtown Collection. A cool Liberty Seated half dollar variety with the first mintmark improperly punched in the horizontal direction. The first mintmark is seen at the top of the final punch. This example is accurately grade while the surfaces are overlaid with a thick rose gray-skin. Fields have a few ticks that are ancient and fully toned. Another variety offering from the Newtown Collection. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder.
Seated 50C 1855S 1855-S
With Arrows
EF45 PCGS
38231305

Original $4650 Rare First Year Issue, Frosted Luster, Well Above Average Strike, Slider AU. First year of San Francisco mint half dollar issue with only 129,950. As you can imagine, the pent up demand for smaller denomination every day currency (as compared to gold) resulted in the entire mintage being placed into circulation. Choice survivors are no where to be found in today's market. Being offered is an important 1855-S survivor that is a slider AU in terms of wear and strike. Most 1855-S survivors are seen with weak obverse denticles and center devices. The strike on this offering is well above average and quite pleasing. Frosted surfaces are covered with light speckled gold. The lower right obverse fields has faint tooling that appears to be a spot removal effort. Afterwards, this piece was dipped. It is highly plausible that PCGS net graded this offering down to EF45 given that dipping is acceptable to this TPG. The Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with WB-4 Arrows Large S attribution on the label.
Seated 50C 1855S 1855-S
With Arrows
F15 ANACS OWH
355238
WB-4
Choice $1750 New August 28! Near-Gem Original, Seated Appalachian Collection.. Few San Francisco pieces were produced in the inaugural year of the Mint, and the 1855-S issue is highly desirable even in lower grades. While all early San Francisco pieces are scarce, the 1855-S boasts the lowest production quantity of the group. This example exhibits a coin gray obverse that contrasts with deeper color in the recessed areas. The reverse is more intensely shaded, with electric blue patina filling the protected portions of the design. The overall eye appeal is strong, and the GFRC near-Gem rating is easily merited. WB-4, with a downward sloping date and die lump above the obverse shield. Housed in ANACS old white holder.