Liberty Seated Half Dollars
1856 to 1891

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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 124 Coins for Sale. Most recent coin added on February 16, 2017

Photo Date Grade TPG Variety GFRC Rating Price Description Buy
Seated 50C 1856 1856
VF35 raw

Choice $125 Choice Original Gray, Pleasing Appearance. Surfaces are strictly original with overall pleasing appearance. One sees many more 1856 New Orleans strikes for every Philadelphia example.
Seated 50C 1856 1856
AU55 Details raw
WB-101
Cleaned $300 Well Struck, Dipped, Few Hairlines, Burchs Creek Collection. Device details are strong as this Seated half grades a full AU55 based on wear. Surfaces retain some luster thought this piece has been dipped. A close inspection under bright light revealed some faint hairlines in the obverse fields. This piece is now in recover mode and retains a light gold patina.
Seated 50C 1856O 1856-O
AU53 NGC
3266913011

Original $285 New January 20! Blast White Luster, Untoned, Conservative Grading, Warnerville Collection. A blast white 1856 New Orleans piece with frosty luster. This half has been dipped and is completely untoned. I've maintained an Original quality designation for this piece are there are no signs of mishandling or cleaning other than a vigorous dip. Original sold at Heritage Auction during May 2015 and now on the market as the Warner consignor consolidates his collecting goals. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert.
Seated 50C 1856O 1856-O
AU55 PCGS
11863048

Choice $675 Choice Original, Superior Eye Appeal, Cartwheel Luster with Steely Ebony Gold Patina, Accurately Graded, Seal Beach Collection. A beautiful 1856 New Orleans strike with semi transparent ebony-gold toning on the obverse and rose-gold on the reverse. Reverse offers flashy cartwheel luster under transparent gold coloring. Strike is complete. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. More great quality from the Seal Beach Collection.
Seated 50C 1856O 1856-O
EF45 raw

Choice $175 Choice Original, Rose/Gray Patina. An attractive 1856 New Orleans half dollar example with original rose/gray obverse toning coupled with rose and blues on the reverse. Strike is typical and the surfaces are fully blemish free. Under bright light, the obverse and reverse fields exhibit considerable luster and well accentuate the toning.
Seated 50C 1856O 1856-O
EF40 NGC
2561632039
WB-13
Original $160 Original, Even Gray Toning, Birmingham Collection. An original New Orleans struck half dollar with even light to medium gray surfaces. Accurately graded with some lower reverse strike weakness. Few if any blemishes. Housed in new NGC holder.
Seated 50C 1856S 1856-S
VF20 raw

Market Acceptable $365 Better Date, Circulated Cameo Appearance, West Texas Collection. A challenging early San Francisco Seated half date with mintage of 211,000. The offer example has been assigned a Market Acceptable quality rating as I don't believe the piece is strictly original. Having said that, the retoned surfaces produced a nice circulated cameo appearance. There are a few fully toned over scattered marks in the fields consistent with the grade. From the West Texas Collection.
Seated 50C 1856S 1856-S
EF40 NGC
3705333001
WB-3
Original $1350 Original, Even Gray Toning, Scarce, Birmingham Collection. Struck during second year of San Francisco half dollar production with limited mintage of 211,000 piece with nearly all entering circulation or being exported to China. This example was conservatively graded by NGC as I would be at a full EF45 grade level. Surfaces has some scattered field blemishes under 10x loupe that limit a choice designation. Strike is above average for a San Francisco half with bold star centrils and hair curls. Housed in new NGC holder and last sold at Heritage auction during Februrary 2014 where it realized $1645. An important offering given the number of surviving examples and limited number holdered at the TPGs.
Seated 50C 1856S 1856-S
VF35 PCGS
25181082
WB-5
Choice $875 New December 29! Tough Date, Choice Original, Uniform Gun Metal Gray Patina, Fully Struck, Pleez B. Seated Collection. Housed in 2013 transitional blue label PCGS holder with edge view insert. Full descriptions shortly.
Seated 50C 1857 1857
AU55 PCGS
32227240

Original $300 Original Dipped Surfaces, Frosty White Luster, Accurately Graded, Pleez B. Seated Collection. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Complete description to follow shortly.
Seated 50C 1857 1857
EF45 raw

Original $150 Original, Mottled Gray, Nice Type Coin. An available Philadelphia date with strictly original surfaces. Obverse is covered with mottled gray that shows golden and gun metal blues under bright light while the reverse shifts to lovely sky blues and some rose. There are no blemishes and stike is typical. Just a solid half dollar for a Whitman or Dansco type set album or whatever collecting pursuit you may have.
Seated 50C 1858 1858
EF45 PCGS
27400347

Original $185 Original, Uniform Ebony/Gray Patina. A strictly original example with darker gray that is transitioning to ebony coloring. The toning is uniform across both obverse and reverse. Close inspection with 10x loupe only revealed a fully toned over mark by Star 4 otherwise fully blemish free. Housed in newer PCGS holder with blue and while label. Clearly an accurately grade piece.
Seated 50C 1858 1858
AU50 PCGS
81271419

Choice $250 Choice Original, Crusty Gray/Ebony Patina, Well Struck, Conservative Grading, Osprey Collection. A well preserved 1858 Seated half with choice surfaces and crusty gray/ebony patina. Strike is crisply executed throughout obverse and reverse with deeply impressed hair curls and all reverse devices. Under a light source, this piece exposes a substantial amount of gun metal blue patina. This piece is essentially blemish free and conservatively graded at the AU50 level. I would grade full AU55. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Even though this is a common date, this is a great piece for collectors who appreciate strict originality. Another quality offering from the Osprey Collection.
Seated 50C 1858 1858
AU58 PCGS
80892102

Choice $495 New December 29! Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Choice Original, Mint State with Few Hairlines, Fully Struck, Pleez B. Seated Collection. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Full description shortly.
Seated 50C 1858 1858
AU58 raw

Choice $350 New January 16! Choice Original, Deep Gun Metal Steel Blue Toning, Hammered Strike, Pristine Surfaces, Ft. Lauderdale Collection. For fans of deep original toning. Strike is absolutely hammered with every device detail crisply impressed. Under bright light, this half exhibits gun metal steel blues with rose centers.
Seated 50C 1858 1858
AU53 ANACS OWH
2636517
WB-101
Original $400 Crusty Original, Thick Golden Brown Patina, Accurately Graded, Burch Creek Collection. An attractive half that is so pleasing under either during in hand viewing or under bright light. Surfaces are crusty original with olive, gold and gray hues. Adding a light source melts the patina resulting in ample luster and glowing yellow gold on the obverse and orange gold surrounding the legend on the reverse. Accurately graded with minimal minor blemishes at the AU58 level. Another quality example from the Burchs Creek collection that need a home with a selective collector.
Seated 50C 1858 1858
AU53 PCGS
81403185
WB-102
Choice $495 Double Die Obverse, Original Golden Gray, Residual Luster, Accurately Graded, Alexandria Collection. A choice and important offering for Liberty Seated half dollar variety collectors. Die doubling is primarily seen on the vertical shield lines, the outer scroll edges and on the lower gown lines. This 1858 Double Die Obverse is at the top of the populaton report for the variety. Surfaces are no question original with uniform golden gray patina. When placed under a bright light, the golden hues become dominate along with some residual luster. Strike is typical and there are a few tiny chatter marks on the scroll and lower knee. Still, this is a choice example of the variety as the doubling is obvious under 10x loupe. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. PCGS label read, "DDO FS-101 WB-102" with TruView image available on PCGS website. Another quality offering from the Alexandria Collection.
Seated 50C 1858O 1858-O
AU55 PCGS
30808011

Choice $345 New December 29! Choice Original, Frosty Luster, Arc Obverse Toning, Accurately Graded, Pleez B. Seated Collection. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. Full description shortly.
Seated 50C 1858O 1858-O
AU50 raw
WB-19 WB-105
Choice $300 Errant 8 Digits in Base, Original Surfaces, Burchs Creek Collection. I like this example for several reasons...first are the original surfaces with natural gray patina; the obverse having a darker arc that captures Liberty's head and surrounding stars. Second is the cool misplaced bottom of an 8 digit in the base directly above the final 8 in the date. Strike is typical with some weakness in star centrils. If misplaced digit varieties float your boat, then please consider this original example.
Seated 50C 1858O 1858-O
AU58 ANACS OWH
2636516
WB-33
Original $575 Crusty Original, Mottled Gun Metal Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Burch Creek Collection. The patina texture and coloring on this lovely 1858 New Orleans strike is so similar to halves from the Col. Green/Eric P. Newman. This type of coloring results from time spent in old paper envelopes. Under the toning is ample luster that sparkles under a strong light source. Surfaces are entirely blemish free. Strike is complete on the reverse while stars 7 through 10 lack centrils. Overall, a wonderful piece for those attracted to strict originality. From the Burchs Creek collection and housed in old white ANACS holder.
Seated 50C 1858O 1858-O
EF45
PCGS
26732217
WB-33
Choice $250 Choice Original, Even Gray Patina, Woodlands Collection. A strictly original and choice example for collectors who strive to acquire attractively toned halves for their sets. This example is accurately graded and offers a medium gray patina that is fairly transparent. Under bright light, the surfaces transition to gun metal gray/blue with ample remaining luster. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert. CAC approval is defiinitely warranted.
Seated 50C 1858S 1858-S
AU53 PCGS
32959690

Original $525 Better Date in AU, Original Frosty Luster, Accurately Grade, Pleez B. Seated Collection. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Complete description to follow shortly.
Seated 50C 1858S 1858-S
VF30 raw

Market Acceptable $185 Decent Eye Appeal, Medium Gray/Rose, Retoned, West Texas Collection. Uniform gray and rose dominates on the obverse toning while the reverse offers blues and gold under a light source. This toning does not appear to be original while the obverse has some scattered hairlines in the right fields. Full VF35 based on wear alone and priced accordingly. From West Texas Collection.
Seated 50C 1859 1859
AU53 NGC
4236745003

Choice $385 New January 28! Choice Original, Full Strike, Steely Light Golden Luster, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection. Let's start this description by indicating that I really this 1859 Seated half and would enjoy having in my collection. Why? Strike is hammered with every star nicely rounded, complete hair curls and deeply struck reverse device details including the lower left eagle leg and arrow feathers. Then the choice original surfaces and corresponding luster are so eye catching. Finally, there are no blemishes to detract the eyes. In terms of value, the 1859 Philadelphia and New Orleans strikes are priced the same in the guides but the Philadelphia dates has only 25% of the mintage as New Orleans. Philadelphia strikes are definitely a better value and in this case, the overall coin quality enhances that value further. Let's give this offering the GFRC JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. Housed in newer NGC holder. A top quality offering from the Osprey Collection.
Seated 50C 1859 1859
AU55
PCGS
30862296

Choice $595 Near Gem Original, Lightly Mirrored Fields, Charcoal Gray Patina, Accurately Graded. CAC Approval On November 22! A near gem offering with transparent charcoal gray patina that simply melts away under bright light to expose faint blue and golden hues. Surfaces are lightly mirrored and provide considerable reflective luster. Strike is hammered with rounded stars, deeply impressed hair curls and all reverse key devices being well defined. A few micro blemishes hold this one back from a Gem quality designation. Won't I love to have this example in my collection! Housed in new 2015 style PCGS holder. A fabulous 1859 Philadelpha offering with mintage of 747,200.
Seated 50C 1859 1859
AU55 PCGS
33233206

Original $425 New December 29! Original Light Gray, Frosty Luster, Accurately Graded, Pleez B. Seated. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Full description shortly.
Seated 50C 1859O 1859-O
AU58 PCGS
29975029

Original $475 Near Choice Original, Glowing Rose/Gray Patina, Bold Strike, Accurately Graded, Pleez B. Seated Collection. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. Complete description to follow shortly.
Seated 50C 1859O 1859-O
EF40 raw

Original $135 Deep Gray/Rose Patina, Decent Strike, West Texas Collection. Thick gray/rose patina dominates on the 1859 New Orleans strike. Strike is typical with a few stars lacking connected centrils; head details and hair curls are strong. A close 10x loupe review revealed no blemishes worthy of mention. Attractively priced and conservatively graded. From the West Texas Collection.
Seated 50C 1859O 1859-O
EF45 PCGS
W-11
Choice $225 New January 14! Chocie Original, Gun Metal Gray, Olive Shades on Reverse, Conservative Grading. A choice original WB-11 example with strictly original surfaces. Conservative grading by PCGS as I had previously assigned an AU50 when in GFRC inventory as a raw piece. Strike is complete throughout obverse and reverse with just a few scattered tiny blemishes, none distracting. Under bright light, the obverse shifts to gun metal blues with additional traces on the reverse. Overall, a pretty half that is now freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Seated 50C 1859O 1859-O
UNC Details PCGS
33010586
WB-11
Original $850 Original MS65 Toning and Eye Appeal, Reverse Scuff, Excellent Value. Sometimes an incredible coin comes with a minor issue coupled with some many positive attributes that the impairment is inconsequencial and I will gladly list and aggressively market. This 1859-O half dollar is one of those cases. Talk about an incredibly beautiful and original piece. Surfaces offer frosty cartwheel luster along with pastel gold, aquamarine, blue and a predominance of rose on the reverse. One could look at this piece for extended periods of time under bright to enjoy the interaction of luster and toning. Now the issue. There is a fully toned over scuff mark on the reverse near UNIT(ED ST)ATES. The scuff is the result of several parallel lines that PCGS flagged as tooling. What the person was trying to tool is a mystery to me as the surfaces are absolutelu pristine other than these lines. This piece is priced at MS62 guide and in hand inspection is definitely warranted. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 generation PCGS holder. New higher resolution TrueView images as of late August. Please consider as a bargain if you ask me.
Seated 50C 1859O 1859-O
AU53 ANACS OWH
2636514
WB-5
Original $350 Original, Golden Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Burchs Creek Collection. Original surfaces are covered with transparent golden patina that adds rose hues under bright light. Strike is crisply executed while the fields and devices are completely blemish free. Lots of eye appeal due to ample remaining luster. Housed in old white ANACS holder and typical quality from the Burchs Creek Collection.
Seated 50C 1859S 1859-S
EF45 PCGS
31709833

Original $425 New December 29! Original Light Gray, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded, Pleez B. Seated Collection. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. Full description shortly.
Seated 50C 1860 1860
EF45 PCGS
33274534

Original $200 New December 29! Original Light Gray, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded, Pleez B. Seated Collection. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Full description shortly.
Seated 50C 1860O 1860-O
EF45
PCGS
33420237

Choice $250 New December 29! Choice Original, Uniform Gray Patina, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Pleez B. Seated Collection. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Full description shortly.
Seated 50C 1860O 1860-O
VG10 raw

Market Acceptable $39 Medium Gray Patina, Inexpensive. Obverse is original will reverse has seen an old wipe and is recovering. Value priced.
Seated 50C 1860O 1860-O
EF45 PCGS
33105102
WB-2
Choice $235 New February 11! Weird Vertical Stripes, Rusted Dies, Choice Original, Light Gold Patina, Accurately Graded, West Texas Collection. A lovely original 1860 New Orleans half that also happens to be a desirable WB variety. Placing a loupe on this piece reveals heavy vertical die clash marks protruding from the upper leg and a patch of die rust pits in the gown above the foot. The reverse also has bold diagnostics with misshaped vertical lines in the upper shield resulting in a variety naming of "Weird Vertical Strikes" by Bugert. Surfaces are fully original with light gold patina that becomes darker at the obverse rim. Strike is excellent given the rusted dies. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. An R4 variety and quality offering from the West Texas Collection.
Seated 50C 1860S 1860-S
AU50 raw
WB-2
Market Acceptable $325 Lots of Eye Appeal, Attractive Surfaces, Better Date, Professionally Retoned?. An 1860 San Francisco strike with plenty of eye appeal as the fields are lightly mirrored and covered with attractive patina. This piece is entirely blemish free with no hairlines in the fields. Toning is uniform with mostly gray and aquamarine hues on the obverse and gray, rose and blues on the reverse. Bright light viewing is lots of fun as the reflective fields activate the many patina colors. I've assigned a Market Acceptable quality rating to this piece as the Nashua seller, a seasoned dealer with silver coins, and I agreed this piece looks too good to be strictly original. I purchased the piece at a discount and also pricing accordingly. My gut feel is this piece has been professionally retoned. The TPGs will probably not like it on a technica basis. But it is a most attractive piece and would fit nicely into a Whitman or Dansco album.
Seated 50C 1861 1861
EF45 PCGS

Choice $225 Choice Original Gun Metal Gray. A strictly original example with even gun metal gray patina coupled with some nice blues hues under bright light. The reverse is particularly attractive under bright light with residual luster under the toning. Surfaces are fully blemish free. Accurately graded and residing on older PCGS holder with blue label and standard ring insert.
Seated 50C 1861 1861
EF40 PCGS
27408116

Original $185 Original, Gun Metal Gray/Blue Patina, Conservative Grading, Woodlands Collection. Surfaces are covered with gun metal gray and blue patina along with some intermixed rose hues. Strike is full with all star centrils well defined including the reverse eagle wing feathers. Under bright light, rose hues become dominant. There are two obvere rim anomalies at stars 10 through 12 that keep this example from the choice designation. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder.
Seated 50C 1861 1861
EF40 ANACS OWH
2636510

Original $225 Crusty Original, Thick Gray Patina, Conservative Grading, Burchs Creek Collection. A near twin to the 1861 ANACS EF45 example with serial number 2636511. Crusty brown patina dominates the in hand viewing appearance. Under bright light, the obverse and reverse shift to a glowing gold. Accurately graded and strictly original. There are no blemishes to discuss while strike is typical. Housed in old white ANACS holder with such consistent quality from the Burchs Creek collection.
Seated 50C 1861 1861
EF40 PCGS
32293402

Original $185 New December 29! Original Gun Metal Gray, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Pleez B. Seated Collection. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. Full description shortly.
Seated 50C 1861 1861
EF45 ANACS OWH
2636511

Choice $325 Crusty Choice Original, Medium Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Burchs Creek Collection. Yes 1861 Philadelphia strikes are available in the marketplace but locating a near gem original example like this piece will take some searching. I really this half for its ample remaining luster that still manages to radiate through the crusty brown patina. Under bright light, the obverse shifts to a glowing gold while the reverse offers light blue hues. There are no blemishes whatsoever while strike is typical. Housed in old white ANACS holder with such consistent quality from the Burchs Creek collection.
Seated 50C 1861 1861
MS64 NGC
3609725004

Choice $1585 Crusty Choice Original, Attractive Patina, Accurately Graded. Years ago, I quickly grow bored with frosty white Liberty Seated coinage and learned to appreciate mint state coins that were strictly original and not dipped. GFRC continues that tradition of searching out perfectly original mint state examples across all Seated denominations. This 1861 Seated half offers crusty obverse patina that is rich gray with blue hues. Rose, aquamarine and golden toning rings characterize the reverse and are accentuated by ample luster under bright light. Strike is fully executed with rounded stars and complete hair curls along with crisply impressed eagle feathers and claws. A closed 10x loupe inspection could only locate one tiny obverse blemish in the upper left field that is fully toned over. Otherwise the devices and fields are pristine. Housed In new NGC holder. This attractive half dollar was purchased at the Whitman Baltimore show simply due to the pure originality and I'm sure a GFRC customer will appreciate the toning and surfaces.
Seated 50C 1861 1861
VF35 PCGS
33480843

Choice New Price
$140
Choice Original Gray, Accurate Grading, Wisconsin Collection. The GFRC images well described the situation with this lovely 1861 Philadelphia struck half dollar. Surfaces are strictly original with light to medium gray patina that collectors appreciate. PCGS grading is accurate concerning the remaining device details. There are no blemishes to note whatsoever while strike is essential complete. Housed in 2015 generation PCGS holder. An excellent value at current asking price and typical of Wisconsin Collection quality.
Seated 50C 1861 1861
AU58 raw
W-1 WB-102
Original $450 Repunched 1, Original Old Album Toning, Burchs Creek Collection. This offering is for those who enjoy attractive old album bullseye toning. The obverse center is covered with a faint gold coloring that rapidly transitions to rose and then deep blue surrounding stars and date. The reverse offers a silver center with rose at the legend and a deep blue arc encompassing the denomination. Bright light viewing is lots of fun with this piece. This piece does have several blemishes in the right obverse field and by the eagle's head. There are easily seen in the images.
Seated 50C 1861O 1861-O
AU53 PCGS
80818803
W-7
Choice $1200 New February 3! Louisiana Administration Strike, Choice Surfaces, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Faint Gold Patina, Conservative Grading. A splendid Civil War half struck during the 1861 February-March timeframe while the New Orleans mint was under the State of Louisiana administrative control. Attributing Louisania strikes can be challenging but the W-7 die pairing can be identified by date punch and mintmark placement along with several minor reverse die cracks. The offered example is absolutely choice at the assigned AU53 grade level. Yes, I paid strong to acquire this lustrous piece for GFRC customers but the half is definitely worth the premium. Light gold cartwheel luster dominates the obverse appearance and is more consistent with a higher AU grade. The reverse cartwheel luster is also substantial and well compliments the obverse. Strike is complete on the reverse while the obverse has a few weak stars without connected centrils. I do not see any distracting marks and the only blemish to note is a faint bag mark to the right of the eagle's head. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder and a special offering for those assembling 1861-O die pairing sets. The GFRC images are really poor as compared to having this piece in hand.
Seated 50C 1861O 1861-O
CSA Issue
EF45 PCGS
32056741
W-13 WB-103
Original $985 CSA Issue, Original Gray/Rose. An attractive example with even gray/rose toning and no blemishes. Surfaces are original with frost remaining in the lower gown folds. This is an earlier die state example with the bisecting date die crack obvious under 10x loupe but reverse die cracks are faint when seen at all. Two fully toned over lines in the right obverse fold are mentioned for accuracy. Fresh to market and housed in 2014 PCGS reverse hologram holder with no CAC attempt.
Seated 50C 1861O 1861-O
LA State Issue
AU55 PCGS
33871847
W-3
Original $785 New December 29! Louisiana Administration, Frosty White, Accurately Graded, Pleez B Seated Collection . Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Full description shortly.
Seated 50C 1861O 1861-O
LA State Issue
AU50 raw
W-4
Market Acceptable $315 Louisiana Issue, Dipped, Residual Luster. A no question AU example with ample luster. However, this piece has been dipped an even white. Decent strike with only Star 7 lacking centrils. No marks or rim issues.
Seated 50C 1861O 1861-O
LA State Issue
EF45 PCGS
82484911
W-4
Market Acceptable HOLD
$315
New January 14! Louisiana Issue, Light Gray from Potential Wipe, PCGS Net Grading as Market Acceptable. . Louisiana Administration W-4 strike and just back from PCGS grading with EF45 designation. I had previously graded it AU53 with Market Acceptable quality rating. PCGS believes this piece is technically acceptable against my strict grading. This piece is attractive with even gray surfaces that also show rose under bright light. There is a minor rim disturbance on the reverse to consider. The W-4 variety is fairly easy to diagnose by using the date position and the tiny arrow feather tip above the mintmark. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Seated 50C 1861S 1861-S
EF40 PCGS
32516242
WB-6
Choice $295 Large S, Polished Obverse Die, Choice Original, Light Gray/Gold Patina, Pleez B. Seated Collection. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Complete description to follow shortly.
Seated 50C 1862S 1862-S
AU53 PCGS
18297255

Original $425 Original Frosty White Surfaces, Ample Luster, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded, Pleez B. Seated Collection. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. Complete description to follow shortly.
Seated 50C 1862S 1862-S
EF45 PCGS
27670325
WB-5
Original $245 Original Gray Patina, Bold Strike, Accurately Graded. 1862 San Francisco strikes are more available than their Philadelphia counterparts but still challenging to locate in problem free condition. This strictly original example is well struck throughout obverse and reverse, especially the deeply impressed eagle and wing feathers. Surfaces are covered with a medium gray patina that allows some faint residual luster to peek through. Blemishes are to a minimum and none worth mentioning. This is the WB-5 variety with bold die scratches in Liberty's gown lines. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder and attractively priced.
Seated 50C 1863S 1863-S
AU53 PCGS
30577532
WB-3
Original $450 New December 29! Small Partially Broken 3, Original Creamy Gold Surfaces, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded, Pleez B. Seated Collection. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. Full description shortly.
Seated 50C 1864 1864
EF40 PCGS
32109926

Original $395 New December 29! Better Philadelpha Date, Original Light Gray Surfaces, Accurately Graded, Pleez B. Seated Collection. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. Full description shortly.
Seated 50C 1864 1864
MS64
PCGS
08776274

Gem $3950 Gem Original, Frosty Luster, Eye Appeal, Important Civil War Date, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection. A superb Civil War offering with uniform frosty surfaces and luster. The GFRC images accurately capture eye appeal including all surface conditions and light violet toning at the rims. Strike is full with deeply impressed hair curls, rounded stars and crisply defined eagle feathers. This lovely 1864 Philadelphia half is graded MS64 and approved by CAC; therefore close to MS65 if not for a few tiny ticks on the left arm. CoinFacts/PCGS Price Guide indicate that MS64 is the last "affordable" grade level for this date with a population of (14) pieces. Prices nearly triple at the MS65 level and further accelerate in MS66 due to a tiny population of (2) pieces. This Osprey Collection offering is an excellent value, at the asking price, for those assembling a Mint State Liberty Seated half dollar set. Housed in older PCGS blue label holder with standard ring insert.
Seated 50C 1864S 1864-S
EF45 PCGS
33228817

Original $475 Original Old Paper Envelop Toning, Typical Strike, Accurately Grade, Pleez B. Seated Collection. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Complete description to follow shortly.
Seated 50C 1864S 1864-S
Lg S
VF35 raw
WB-1 WB-101
Original $350 Original Light Gray. A desirable Civil War year example struck at the San Francisco mint with Large S mintmark. This piece offers light gray surfaces that look perfectly original under 10x loupe. Fields and devices are essentially blemish free with some localized vedigris on Liberty's upper body. A solid and accurately graded piece for the Dansco collector.
Seated 50C 1865S 1865-S
EF40 PCGS
15584811

Original $425 Original, Light Rose Patina, Typical Strike, Fairly Graded, Pleez B. Seated Collection. Housed in PCGS old blue label holder. Full description after GFRC office transition to Florida.
Seated 50C 1865S 1865-S
VF35 PCGS
82484912
WB-1 WB-101
Original $315 New January 14! Small Wide Broken S, Original Medium Gray Surfaces, Early Die State, Eye Appeal, Accurately Graded. A lovely original Civil War example with light to medium gray patina. Strike is decent for the 1865 San Francisco date while surfaces are free of any distracting blemishes. The only known usage of the Small Wide S mintmak punch during 1865. This example is in early die state with obverse clashing but without die cracks as listed by Bugert in his Volume I San Francisco Register. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Seated 50C 1866 1866
With Motto
MS63 PCGS
31506433

Choice $2450 Choice Original, Eye Appeal. I'm enjoying the expansion of Liberty Seated half dollar inventory, especially when a choice 1866 example is located in mint state. This piece offers the attractiveness of a high grade with a well balanced light silver centers that are frame by gold stars on the obverse and darker gold legend on the reverse. Strike is perfect with complete head details, center star centrils and all reverse feathers and claws details. A close inspection with 10x loupe found a few faint wispy hairlines in the right field and may be the reason for the MS63 assigned grade. Otherwise, this half should be at the MS64 level. Housed in 2014 PCGS reverse hologram holder.
Seated 50C 1866 1866
With Motto
EF45 ANACS OWH
2636518

Original $425 Motto, Original, Light Gray/Rose Patina, Accurately Graded, Burchs Creek Collection . A surviving 1866 Philadelphia strike for the late Civil War period. Original surfaces are covered by a uniform rose/gray patina. Accurately grade and residing in old white ANACS holder dating back to the mid 1990s. No blemish whatsoever and a reasonable strike. The 1862 through 1866 P mints are always challenging to locate. Another quality offering from the Burchs Creek collection.
Seated 50C 1866 1866
With Motto
VF35
PCGS
29187483

Original $250 Crusty Original, Deep Gun Metal Gray, Woodlands Collection. Surfaces are covered with crusty original patina that is fairly dark. Under bright light, the deep grays transition to gun metal blues with some gold hues near the rims. Strike is typical and fields and devices are essentially blemish free. Grading is also accurate. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. CAC approval is for the originality.
Seated 50C 1866S 1866-S
No Motto
EF40 PCGS
13681272
WB-1
Choice $2275 New December 29! No Motto, Late Die State, Lovely Choice Original, Uniform Light Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Pleez B. Seated Collection. Housed in older PCGS holder with blue label and standard ring insert. Full description to follow shortly.
Seated 50C 1866S 1866-S
No Motto
EF40 PCGS
28687567
WB-1
Choice $2250 New January 12! No Motto Design Type, Late Die State, Strictly Original Surfaces, Uniform Medium Gray Patina, Accurately Graded.. Only a single die pair is known for 1866 San Francisco strikes with No Motto reverse. This design type is popular and always in demand. Surfaces on this example are strictly original with residual verdigris surrounding the reverse devices. Darker gray patina covers both obverse and reverse. Strike is nearly complete with only stars 12 and 13 lacking connected centrils. This is a strong offering as the graded is just a tad conservative as I've seen similar examples, as far as wear, in EF45 holders. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder and ready to be included in an advanced collection.
Seated 50C 1866S 1866-S
With Motto
VF10 raw
WB-6
Original $165 Rare Bugert Variety, Original Dark Gray Patina . An original specimen with medium to dark gray patina and no blemishes to note; just honest wear. Obverse die crack from rim left of rock through base is obvious is under a loupe.
Seated 50C 1866S 1866-S
With Motto
VF30 raw
WB-6
Market Acceptable $285 Rare Bugert Variety, Light Gray, Decent Eye Appeal. This WB-6 example offers light gray patina with variety diagnostics fully present. Bisecting die crack from rim left of rock through the base is clear as is the die crack from leg into Stars 1 and 2. Accurately graded.
Seated 50C 1867 1867
AU55 PCGS
81709281

Choice $1150 Near Gem, Flashy Cartwheel Luster, Gold Rims, Accurately Graded, Pleez B. Seated Collection. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Complete description to follow shortly.
Seated 50C 1867S 1867-S
MS61 NGC
1854388005
WB-5
Choice New Price
$1625
Choice Frosty Surfaces, Flashy Cartwheel Luster, Heavily Clashed. Flashy cartwheel luster dominates on this lovely 1867 San Francisco struck half dollar. Surfaces are untoned and probably dipped prior to grading submission. Strike is full on the reverse while obverse has some weakness in stars 6 thru 9. This is a typical late die state WB-5 variety with heavily die clashing throughout obverse and reverse. Grading is quite conservative as I don't understand the basis for the assigned MS61 grade. There are a few wispy hairlines on the obverse but not prominent enought to justify a MS61 grade. Housed in older NGC holder with standard ring insert. I would expect this piece to easily cross into PCGS holder or even secure an upgrade due to bold luster and near blemish free surfaces. Please note the GFRC images present this half as having some toning. This is not the case as surfaces are frosty white.
Seated 50C 1867S 1867-S
AU55 PCGS
24890824
WB-8
Original $550 Near Choice, Satiny Light Gray Patina, Late Die State Dies, Accurately Graded, Pleez B. Seated Collection. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder. Complete description to follow shortly.
Seated 50C 1868 1868
F15 PCGS
31852918

Choice $160 Choice Original, Antique Gray Patina, Accurately Graded. A better Seated half dollar date with limited mintage of 417,600. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. GFRC images are accurate concerning antique gray patina and eye appeal at the F15 grade level.
Seated 50C 1868 1868
VF20 raw

Original $225 Original Light Gray, Blemish Free, West Texas Collection. A strictly original example that would easily grade at TPG. Even light gray surfaces are accurately captured by the GFRC images. Under bright light, the obverse reveals golden hues surrounding the stars. A slightly better date in the Liberty Seated half dollar series. From the West Texas Collection.
Seated 50C 1868S 1868-S
F15 PCGS
08727794

Original New Price
$140
Near Choice, Uniform Gray Surfaces, Conservative Grading, Port Matilda Collection. A near choice Seated half that is well preserved with light to medium gray patina across obverse and reverse. Under bright light, a sky blue arc covers the date and surrounds portion of the reverse legend. Blemishes are miniumal for the Fine 15 assigned grade with only two toned obverse lines on the shield being noted. Without those lines, a Choice quality rating would have been assigned. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. A quality offering from the Port Matilda Collection to consider.
Seated 50C 1868S 1868-S
VF30 raw

Original $135 Original Gun Metal Gray, Typical Strike, West Texas Collection. Uniform gray patina dominates on this 1868 San Francisco strike. I've assume an Original quality rating due to surfaces and overall appearance. From the West Texas Collection.
Seated 50C 1869 1869
AU58
PCGS
29903960

Gem HOLD
$725
New February 20! Gem Original, Brilliant Frosty Luster, Light Gold Toning, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Seal Beach Collection.. An immediate JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation is rendered for this incredible 1869 Philadelphia strike. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. CAC approval is obsolutely warranted. A superb offering from the Seal Beach Collection that will become one of the highlights of an advanced Seated half dollar collection.
Seated 50C 1869 1869
EF40 PCGS
32803650

Choice HOLD
$250
Choice Original, Fully Struck, Light Olive Gray Patina, Accurately Graded. A distinct 1869 Philadelphia strike with a mintage of 795,300. Strictly original surfaces are covered with a light olive gray patina that mostly melts away under bright light. Strike is complete with all stars having connected centrils and fully head and hair curls. There are no blemishes to mention either. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. I strongly recommend this 1869 half for those seeking overall quality and originality.
Seated 50C 1869 1869
EF40 PCGS
16882273

Original $250 New December 29! Original Medium Gray, Accurately Graded, Pleez B. Seated Collection. Housed in older PCGS holder with blue label and standard ring insert. Full description to follow shortly.
Seated 50C 1869 1869
EF45
PCGS
81494042

Choice $325 New December 24! Choice Original, Uniform Charcoal Gray, Fully Struck, Conservative Grading. Limited mintage of 795,300. Surfaces are choice with a uniform layer of charcoal grade patina. Strike is nicely executed with rounded stars, full eagle feathers and claws. Scroll lines on the shield are sharply raised and more consistent with AU graded piece. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. CAC approval is warranted due to strict originality and conservative grading. Definitely an above average example worth of a premium against "the guides".
Seated 50C 1869 1869
MS64 NGC
3039875002

Choice $3350 Incredible Golden Cartwheel Luster, Fully Struck, Washington State Collection. Housed in older NGC holder with standard ring insert. A beautiful mint state Seated half dollar from the Washington State Collection. Full description to follow shortly.
Seated 50C 1869S 1869-S
EF40 PCGS
33397700

Original $365 Near Choice Original Surfaces, Old Eric Newman Like Old Paper Envelope Toning, Typical Strike, Pleez B. Seated Collection. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Complete description to follow shortly.
Seated 50C 1870 1870
AU58 NGC
2576084002

Choice $725 New December 30! Original Gray-Gold Patina, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection. Photographing darker toned Seated halves in new NGC edge view holders is always a challenge. This lovely 1870 Philadelphia is a much better and attractive specimen than illustrated with GFRC images. Accurately graded at the AU58 level with gray-gold obverse patina that shifts to central gun metal gray-blue with a pretty gold ring surrounding the stars under bright light. The reverse is just as attractive with gun metal blue being predominate under a light source. In hand inspection is definitely required to appreciate this quality offering from the Osprey Collection. Strike is also well executed throughout obverse and reverse. Housed in newer NGC holder and worthy of serious consideration.
Seated 50C 1870 1870
EF45 PCGS
18029021

Original $300 Pretty Old Album Rose and Blue Toning, Original, Typical Strike, Pleez B. Seated Collection. Housed in older PCGS blue label holder with standard ring insert. Complete description to follow shortly.
Seated 50C 1870 1870
VF25 PCGS
33172544

Original $120 Classic Old Album Toning, Accurately Graded, Upstate New York Collection. This lovely 1870 Philadelphia half has the typical appearance of coins from the Upstate New York Collection. Surfaces are original and covered with old album coloring. The obverse features an aquamarine center with a golden ring surrouding the stars while a rose center and blue legend ring are seen on the reverse. Strike is complete while surfaces are blemish free. Overall, an attractive VF25 half housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Seated 50C 1870 1870
VF30 raw

Original HOLD
$135
Better Date, Light Gray Patina, Typical Strike, Accurately Grade, West Texas Collection. An attractive example of a slightly better Philadelpha date. Surfaces appear to be original with light gray patina throughout obverse and reverse. Strike is typical with a few stars lacking connected centrils. From the West Texas Collection.
Seated 50C 1870S 1870-S
EF45 NGC
3226790009
WB-1
Original $445 Date Left, Early Die State, Original Uniform Gray Patina, Accuately Graded, Alexandria Collection. A near choice example of the WB-1 die pairing for 1870 San Francisco strikes. Surfaces are strictly original and covered with uniform gun metal gray patina. Toning is light enough to faciliate some contrast between the main devices and fields. Strike is well executed with all stars having clearly defined centrils and most being connected at the center points. Liberty's hair curls are full. There are no blemishes to mention. Housed in older NGC holder with standard ring insert. Another solid Seated half dollar offering from the Alexandria Collection.
Seated 50C 1870S 1870-S
EF40
PCGS
27882889
WB-3
Choice $495 New January 12! Scarce Date, Choice Original, Medium Gray Patina, Late Die State Obverse Die, Accurately Graded. A scarce date that remains under appreciated. Many of the surviving examples where struck with Obverse 1 that has a severe eroded date punch as is the case for this WB-3 example. Surfaces are strictly original and choice with uniform gun metal gray patina that is a tad darker on the reverse. Strike is excellent regardless of the eroded obverse die. Blemishes are too a minimum with nothing distracting. Housed in 2013 PCGS holder with CAC approval. The CAC approval is fully warranted as the grading is fair and accurate. Asking price is firm on this lovely specimen.
Seated 50C 1871 1871
EF45 PCGS
15406734

Original $225 Original, Accurately Graded. A strictly original half dollar with uniform medium gray patina throughout obverse and reverse. This piece is well struck with no blemishes. The upper reverse has several darker tone lines that are completely natural. The lighter reverse region from 11:00-12:00 is a holder reflection during photography and is not present on the coin. Housed in older PCGS holder with blue label and standard ring insert.
Seated 50C 1871 1871
AU50 ANACS OWH
2689844

Original $260 New January 20! Original Gray, Reflective Surfaces, Accurately Graded, Warnerville Collection. Don't I enjoy adding strictly original Seated half dollars to inventory; especially when in old white ANACS holders. This 1871 Philadelphia strike offers nicely reflective surfaces that are covered with uniform gray patina. Adding a bright light exposes rose and blue hues. There are several fully toned over lines in the right obverse field. Previously auctioned by Heritage where is realized the current asking. Another offering from the Warnerville Collection as the consignor consolidates his collecting objectives.
Seated 50C 1871 1871
AU55 PCGS
32942685

Gem $525 Gem Original, Steely Mirrored Fields, Light Gray Patina, Fully Struck, Pleez B. Seated Collection. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. Complete description to follow shortly.
Seated 50C 1871 1871
EF40 raw

Choice $185 Choice Original, Gun Metal Gray/Blue Patina, Super Example. A lovely 1871 Philadelphia strike that is perfectly original. Surfaces are covered with darker gun metal gray/blue patina. Strike is typical and blemishes are to a minimum. Ideal for a Whitman or Dansco album set.
Seated 50C 1871 1871
VF35
PCGS
26778265

Choice $150 Choice Original, Uniform Gun Metal Gray, Accurately Graded. A choice 1871 Philadelphia strike with antique gray patina that also houses some golden hues. Strike is typical while the reverse has a well toned over line. Housed in 2013 transitional blue label PCGS holder with edge view insert. CAC approval is warranted due to originality and eye appeal.
Seated 50c 1871S 1871-S
VF35
PCGS
31482116

Original $145 Near Choice Original, Uniform Gray Patina, Colorado Collection. Strictly original and near choice in terms of quality rating. CAC approval validates the uniform gray patina and accurate grading. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. If you are in the market for a mid grade 1871 San Francisco half, then please consider this example. I guarantee that you will not be disappointed.
Seated 50C 1871S 1871-S
AU53 PCGS
31505311
WB-3
Original $395 Near Choice Original, Frosty Lustrous, Accurately Graded, Pleez B. Seated Collection. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. Complete description to follow shortly.
Seated 50C 1872 1872
EF45 PCGS
31471217

Original $255 Crusty Original Gray, Bold Strike, Accurately Graded, Pleez B. Seated Collection. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. Complete description to follow shortly.
Seated 50C 1872CC 1872-CC
EF40 PCGS
21317136
WB-5
Market Acceptable $1650 New December 29! Challenging Carson City Date/Grade, Old Dip, Accurately Graded, Pleez B. Seated Collection. Housed in older PCGS holder with blue label and standard ring insert. Full description to follow shortly.
Seated 50C 1872CC 1872-CC
EF45 PCGS
21053450
WB-6
Original $2400 Original, Even Medium Gray, Accurately Graded, Scarce Date. Carson City halves are always in demand, especially when completely original and problem free. Mintage for this Carson City date is 257,000. I'm so pleased to be offering this WB-6 example with semi transparent gray patina that perform so well under bright light as the grays shift to golden and aquamarine hues on the obverse. The reverse maintains more of its in hand color integrity with some golden hues appearing under a light source. Strike is nearly complete with just a tad of weakness at the top of Liberty's head and surrounding two stars. Fields and main devices are blemish free. PCGS grading is accurate. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. Ready for inclusion into an advanced Liberty Seated half dollar set.
Seated 50C 1873 1873
No Arrows
Closed 3
AU53 PCGS
30922407

Original $385 Closed 3, Original Surfaces, Frosty Luster, Typical Strike, Pleez B. Seated Collection. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. Complete description to follow shortly.
Seated 50C 1873CC 1873-CC
Sm CC
With Arrows
VF25 PCGS
24148500
WB-3
Original $1195 Strictly Original, Medium Gray Patina, Rare Date, Accurately Graded. Original medium gray patina covers both the obverse and reverse surfaces. Reverse is well struck and presents strong eagle feathers for the assigned VF25 grade while the obverse has VF wear. Housed in 2012 PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert.
Seated 50C 1873CC 1873-CC
With Arrows
EF40 PCGS
22033065
WB-4
Choice $1775 Small CC, Key Date, Choice Original Gray, Golden Hues, Pleez B. Seated Collection. Housed in older PCGS blue label holder with standard ring insert. Complete description to follow shortly.
Seated 50C 1874 1874
With Arrows
AU50 raw

Original $450 Choice Original, Old Leather Contact Patina, Honest Wear, Burchs Creek Collection. I really like the unique appearance and eye appeal of this 1874 With Arrows half dollar! After considerable study until 10x loupe and bright light, I believe this half is strictly original. The toning appears to be from contact within a leather pouch and results in distinctive toning patterns that could only be created by nature. In hand viewing is recommended to fully appreciate the wonderful Seated half dollar. Who knows where this piece was stored for years?
Seated 50C 1874 1874
With Arrows
EF40 PCGS
29217844

Choice $300 Choice Original, Old Album Rose Centers and Blue Rims, Accurately Graded. A wonderful offering for collectors who enjoy the old Wayte Raymond circular toning. This piece is choice with plenty of eye appeal. Obverse center is toned a light rose with a transition to sky blue surrounding the stars. The reverse toning is similar with faint center toning that is framed by a thin ring of rose at bottom of legend following by sky blue throughout legend and into rim. Strike is typical with a touch of weakness on a few stars. Blemishes are to a minimum and consistent with the EF40 assigned grade. In terms of wear, then piece is accurately graded and housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. A reall pretty offering.
Seated 50C 1874 1874
With Arrows
EF45 raw

Cleaned $235 Light Gray, Old Cleaning, Retoned. This is indeed an attractive piece in hand with even silver gray appearance at the assigned grade level. But close inspection of the fields reveals faint hairlines indicative of an old cleaning. The piece is quite reflective under bright light as a result.
Seated 50C 1874 1874
With Arrows
EF45 PCGS
18188432

Choice $425 New December 29! Choice Original, Perfect Type Coin, Olive Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Pleez B. Seated Collection. Housed in older PCGS holder with blue label and standard ring insert. Full description to follow shortly.
Seated 50C 1874S 1874-S
EF45 PCGS
33423247
WB-1
Choice $535 Small Wide S, Choice Original, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Pleez B. Seated Collection. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Complete description to follow shortly.
Seated 50C 1875 1875
EF40 NGC

Choice $145 Choice Original, Rich Gray/Rose Patina. An accurately graded Seated half with strictly original surfaces. I bought this piece over the table at Baltimore show due to the obvious originality and residual luster that remains under the thick patina. Close inspection with 10x loupe revealed a die line or othe anomaly in the denticles direct below the 7 and 5 digits. This anomaly does not appear to be a misplaced date. Housed in new NGC holder and ideal for collectors who enjoy deep toning coupled with residual luster.
Seated 50C 1875 1875
AU50 PCGS
33172832

Choice $265 Choice Original, Colorful Aquamarine and Rose, Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Pleez B. Seated Collection. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Complete description to follow shortly.
Seated 50C 1875S 1875-S
AU50 raw

Original $225 Original, Light Gray/Rose Patina, Attractive. An original example that is accurately graded. There is ample luster remaining with a light gray and rose patina across the obverse and more even light gray covering the reverse. Strike is full with all star centril well defined and full hair curls. Surfaces have a few random micro ticks while some faint hairlines are visible between wings and scroll on the reverse. These blemishes are not distracting, rather mentioned for completeness.
Seated 50C 1875S 1875-S
AU58 PCGS
2416539

Original $375 Original Surfaces, Mottled Gray Patina. Accurately Graded, Seal Beach Collection. A perfectly original example with frosty luster and light gray mottled toning. Strike is complete. There are no blemishes whatsoever. A small rim cud is seen to the lower left of the 1 digit. Accurately graded and residing in PCGS old green holder. Old time originality from the Seal Beach Collection.
Seated 50C 1875S 1875-S
MS63 PCGS
22065525

Choice $850 New December 29! Creamy Frosty White, Accurately Graded, Pleez B. Seated Collection. Housed in older PCGS holder with blue label and standard ring insert. Full description to follow shortly.
Seated 50C 1876 1876
EF40 PCGS

Original $155 Original Ebony/Gray, Birmingham Collection. Uniform ebony/gray patina covers both obverse and reverse. Liberty and the eagles are a tad lighter leading to nice contrast and eye appeal. There are a few tiny blemishes on the obverse but fully tone over and of no consequence. Rims are fully problem free. Accurately graded and housed in new PCGS reverse hologram holder. An attractive piece worth considering as a type coin.
Seated 50C 1876 1876
EF45 ANACS OWH
2636532

Choice $225 Crusty Choice Original, Gray/Brown Patina, Accurately Graded, Burchs Creek Collection. A superior 1876 Philadelpha strike with perfectly original crusty gray/brown surfaces. This is a no question choice example at the assigned EF45 grade level. Under bright light, the toning shifts to include light blue hues. Strike is typical with star 8 lacking connected centrils otherwise well executed. There are no blemishes to discuss whatsoever. Housed in old white ANACS holder and accurately graded. From the Burchs Creek collection and so typical of the old time quality that we find with this consignor.
Seated 50C 1876 1876
EF45 PCGS
33233050

Original $165 New December 29! Original Mottled Light Gray. Accurately Graded, Pleez B. Seated Collection. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Full description shortly.
Seated 50C 1876 1876
VG10 PCGS
30709025
WB-106 FS-301
Original $675 Large over Small Date WB-106, FS-301, Rare Variety, Original Gray. A rare double date variety first listed by Wiley and Bugert in their Complete Guide to Liberty Seated Half Dollars. Since the Wiley/Bugert announcement in the early 1990s, few examples have surfaced with Bugert current indicating that ~ 12 pieces are known in all grades. This example offers strong diagnostics within the upper loop of the 8 digit and within the loop of the 6 digit. Surfaces are toned a light gray with no blemishes to note. The dark spot by star 6 is verdigris. Recently graded and housed in 2014 style PCGS holder. An opportunity for the Liberty Seated half dollar variety specialist to acquire this challenging variety. PCGS holder label captures the variety as "Lg/Sm Date - FS301 WB-106 (FS-007.4)"
Seated 50C 1876CC 1876-CC
Sm CC
EF45 PCGS
33261773
WB-33
Original $425 Original, Hammered Strike, Conservative Grading, Pleez B. Seated Collection. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Complete description to follow shortly.
Seated 50C 1876S 1876-S
MS62 PCGS
30464914

Choice $750 Choice Original, Golden Brown Luster. What a lovely mint state half dollar though a common date. This piece is absolutely original with a layered gray and violet patina that remains transparent under bright. Bright light viewing is where this piece excels. The obverse coloring shifts to a gray/blue center that is framed by a large gold ring that surrounds the stars and date while the reverse exibits golden brown. The assigned MS62 grade is probably a function of the thicker toning as there are no distracting marks or any hairlines. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder.
Seated 50C 1877 1877
AU53 PCGS
5677329

Original $245 Original Flashy Cartwheel Luster, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Pleez B. Seated Collection. Housed in early PCGS holder with embossed gold PCGS logo on reverse and standard ring insert.
Seated 50C 1877CC 1877-CC
AU53 PCGS
22052131
WB-11
Choice $895 Repunched 77, Choice Original, Uniform Gray with Golden Hues, Accurately Graded, Pleez B. Seated Collection. Housed in older PCGS blue label holder with standard ring insert. A superior example of this Carson City date. Complete description to follow shortly.
Seated 50C 1877S 1877-S
EF40 raw

Choice $145 Type II Reverse, Very Small S, Choice Original, Attractive Gray with Rose/Blues Hues, Blemish Free, Seal Beach Collection. A choice example with remaining luster under a light source. Surfaces are entirely blemish free. On the obverse, blue hues surround the stars and date along with inner rose. The reverse is very well struck and offers some rose/gold hues under bright light. A quality piece from the Seal Beach Collection.
Seated 50C 1877S 1877-S
EF45 PCGS
26674000
WB-29
Choice $185 Choice Original, Gray Patina, Woodlands Collection. This is one of those coins where the GFRC images are plain horrible for the in hand and bright light quality. I like this piece due to the strictly original surfaces and the bright light performance. Under lighting, this piece appears to be full AU with ample luster reflecting through the transparent patina. Strike is full and there are a few fully toned over blemishes on the reverse that that bother me at all. The primary reasons for selecting this common date half are originality and bright light eye appeal. Housed in 2012 generation PCGS blue holder with edge view insert.
Seated 50C 1880 1880
MS62 PCGS
33069258

Market Acceptable $950 New December 29! Challenging Date, Mirrored Surfaces, Dipped White, Residual Hairlines, Pleez B. Seated Collection. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A flashy piece with some minor technical issues.
Seated 50C 1881 1881
EF40 PCGS
80881519

Original $845 Low Mintage, Original Even Gray, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Pleez B. Seated Collection. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Complete description to follow shortly.
Seated 50C 1881 1881
VF30 PCGS
81465652

Original $750 Challenging Date, Original Surfaces, Gun Metal Gray Toning, Accurately Graded. A tiny circulation strike mintage of 10,000 for this later Seated half dollar date. Always in demand and popular. This example examples offer original surfaces that are covered with gun metal gray patina. Under a bright light, the obverse exposes well balanced gun metal blue and rose hues while rose dominates on the reverse. Strike is typical with a few obverse stars lacking connected centrils. Blemishes a minimal and consistent with the grade. Housed in new 2015 style PCGS holder.
Seated 50C 1882 1882
AU55 PCGS
80460075

Choice $1250 Choice Original, Mirrored Fields, Mottled Rose/Blue Patina, Conservative Grading, Pleez B. Seated Collection. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Complete description to follow shortly.
Seated 50C 1883 1883
EF45 ANACS OWH
2636535

Cleaned $675 Cleaned Net EF45, Secondary Blue Gold Patina, Rare Date, Burch Creek Collection. A difficult Philadelphia date. Surfaces have seen an old cleaning that has mitigated the natural frosty and luster. Now recovering with mottled blues and gold on the obverse and uniform light gold on the reverse. There is some strike weakness at the top of Liberty's head and stars 7 and 8. Housed in old white ANACS holder with AU Details, Net EF45 designation. Still a challenging date and priced to reflect the old surface impairment.
Seated 50C 1886 1886
AU50 PCGS
33614749

Choice $1250 Low Mintage, Choice Original, Steely Gray Surfaces and Luster, Accurately Graded, Pleez B. Seated Collection. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Complete description to follow shortly.
Seated 50C 1889 1889
AU58 raw

Market Acceptable $1000 New February 16! Low Mintage Date, Creamy Cartwheel Luster, Hammered Strike, Seal Beach Collection. At first glance one would assume this lustrous 1889 half would receive a Choice quality rating due to the creamy cartwheel luster and hammered strike. Prior to the 1980, old time collectors would have loved to own this example. In today's technical grading environment, this piece probably will not certify due to minor obverse hairlines in the upper left field and below the claws on the reverse. As a result of this blemishes, a Market Acceptable quality rating has been assigned but please consider the overall eye appeal against the asking price. The 1889 Seated half dollar date was struck in a 10 year timespan when Philadelphia strike totals dropped dramatically. This date has a tiny mintage of 12,000 and is always in demand. Offer in raw condition and an attractive consignment from the Seal Beach collection. Ideal for a high grade Dansco or Whitman album set.
Seated 50C 1891 1891
MS64 NGC
4220405011

Gem $1600 Gem Rainbow Toning, Bright Light Eye Appeal. All I can say about this outstanding better date Seated half is "WOW". This is a FUN show purchased that walked up to the table and how could I say no? GFRC images accurately capture the in hand appearance while viewing under bright light exposes blooming luster and the rainbow toning. Under bright light, the obverse center offers rose/gold hues that transition into blue, gold and aquamarine arcs at the rim. The reverse is quite similar. There is some weakness at stars 7 and 8 which is non consequential given the overall eye appeal. Housed in pre 2015 generation NGC edge view holder. Definitely a piece for an advanced collection.
Seated 50C 1891 1891
AU55 PCGS
2823522

Choice $500 Choice Original, Gun Metal Gray Patina, Clashed Dies, Accurately Graded, Pleez B. Seated Collection. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. Complete description to follow shortly.