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 103 Coins for Sale. Most recent coin added on April 1, 2020

Photo Date Grade TPG Variety GFRC Rating Price Description Buy
Seated 50C 1856O 1856-O
AU58 NGC
27960073

Original $475 Mirrored Fields, Bright Reflective Luster, Gray-Rose Patina, Near-Choice Original Surfaces, LaSalle Collection. Serious collectors of the Liberty Seated half dollar series should take note of this lovely 1856-O Seated half. Struck from early die state dies that were freshly polished. The result is mirrored on both sides that provide crisp reflective luster. The in hand gray coloring, as shown on the GFRC images, quickly dissapates to light rose under a bright light. Fields are essentially unabraded other than a reverse planchet flaw between the left facing wing and UN(I)TED. Accurately graded and housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert. A duplicate offering from the LaSalle Collection.
Seated 50C 1856O 1856-O
AU55 PCGS
81720851

Choice $390 Price Reduction Effective February 12, 2019: Choice Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Creamy Faint Golden Surfaces, Hammered Strike, Accurately Greaded, Oregon Beaver Collection. 1856 New Orleans srikes exhibit considerable strike and surface variability. This pleasing example offers reflective cartwheel luster from lightly mirrored fields. However a careful 10 x loupe inspection also revealed mint frost surrounding stars 3 to 5 and again at stars 9 to 13. The reverse luster is more frosty than reflective. A faint creamy gold patina covers both sides and validates the originality. Strike is hammered with no device weakness whatsoever. Another quality Liberty Seated half dollar duplicate offering from the Oregon Beaver Collection. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. This example is attractively priced for the overall quality and should not last long on the GFRC price list.
Seated 50C 1856O 1856-O
EF45
PCGS
36937417

$245 Thick Crusty Olive-Gray Patina, Complete Strike, Blemish Free, Accurately Graded, Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection. If thick crusty original silver is your cup of tea, then please consider this 1856-O Seated half dollar hand selected from Dr. Glenn Peterson's Dansco album collection and process through PCGS and CAC. This piece screams originality with thick olive-gray skin. Strike is well executed and complete. Surfaces are unabraded as I could not find a single defect to complain about. Accurately graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Seated 50C 1856O 1856-O
AU58 PCGS
83668804
WB-13
Original $525 Price Reduction October 12, 2019 - Original Surfaces, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Faint Silver-Gold Patina, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Twins Lakes Collection. A strictly original 1856 New Orleans strike from the WB-13 die pairing. This die pairing is easily identified by die lines through the upper reverse olive bud. Yet another quality example from the Twins Lakes Collection of PCGS AU58 graded coins. Under a light source, surfaces give off cartwheel luster that is in between frost and reflective textures. The reverse cartwheels are particularly strong. A faint silver gold patina covers the obverse while the reverse has a light gray film over considerable mint frost. There are a few micro field ticks and some wispy micro lines in the right obverse field when carefully checked under a light source. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Seated 50C 1856O 1856-O
EF40 NGC
2340612010
WB-9
Choice $185 Double Date, Uniform Gray PatIna, Steely Residual Luster, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded. An early die state 1856-O WB-9 example with heavy rotational repunching on the die digits. In his Federal Registry series on Liberty Seatged half dollars, Bill Bugert labels this variety as a "double date". Surfaces are strictly original and choice. Uniform gray patina covers both sides. Strike is typical for the date. Accurately graded and housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert. The NGC label reads, "1856/1856 O, VP-001".
Seated 50C 1856S 1856-S
VF20 ANACS
5144962
WB-3
R5
Original $535 Second Year San Francisco Strike, Late Date, Original Gray Surfaces, Well Struck, Undergraded, Golden Harvest Collection. There is much to discuss concerning this quality 1856 San Francisco strike from the Golden Harvest Collection. A second year San Francisco strike with mintage of 211,000. Housed in short lived ANACS blue label holder and obviously undergraded. An accurate grade would be somewhere between VF25-VF30. Original surfaces are covered with natural gray patina. A die variety attribution resulted in late die state WB-3 designation with partially missing drapery. Bugert lists the late die state as an R5 rarity. An excellent value at the asking price and should not last long if collectors carefully study the coin and overlook the ANACS blue holder.
Seated 50C 1856S 1856-S
EF Details PCGS
38378732
WB-5
R4
Market Acceptable $975 Scarce Low Mintage Issue, Fully Struck, Attractive, Light Gray-Rose Toning, Ancient Cleaning, Oregon Beaver Collection. A combination of low mintage plus low survival rate leaves few original 1856-S examples for present day collectors. Struck during the second year of San Francisco mint operations with mintage of 211,000. Few were saved by collectors resulting in a low survival rate. The 1856-S becomes rare at the AU58 grade level and very rare better. As reference for this offering, PCGS population report indicating thirty-eight in both EF grades. This brings me to a newly consigned example from Oregon Beaver Collection. Yes, the PCGS Genuine designation is accurate as this piece is not original. However, the eye appeal is heads and shoulders over your typical cleaned or molested survivor. Silver surfaces have seen a light wipe that has dulled the obverse fields. Since that time, the surfaces have recovered with light rose-gold and gray coloring. GFRC images accurately capture overall appearance. I believe the asking price is fair regardless of the Genuine designation. This piece grades full EF45 based on wear. Freshly graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Seated 50C 1857 1857
AU58
NGC
3383777008

Choice $515 Choice Original, Dirty Gold Patina, Frosty Luster, Accurately Graded. Wholesome and original are probably the best descriptions for this choice 1857 Seated half dollar. Surfaces are covered with dirty gold patina that is more translucent to the underlying frosty luster on the reverse. Obverse toning is crusty. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view and CAC approval. CAC approval rewards the strict originality, eye appeal and accurately grading.
Seated 50C 1857 1857
AU50 PCGS
12567233

Original $315 Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Original Surfaces, Deep Aquamarine-Gold Peripheral Toning, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded, Cumberland Country Collection. An attractive 1857 Philadelphia strike with ample frosty luster. Under a light source, that luster provides mild cartwheels as to be expected for the assigned AU50 grade level. Both sides are mostly untoned with a deep aquamarine-gold ring at the obverse periphery and light gold on the reverse. Strike is typical with obverse weakness at the upper left stars and Liberty's head. Accurately graded and housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. A new offering from the Cumberland County Collection.
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 1857 1857
AU55 PCGS
34092889
WB-102
Choice New Price
$390
Misplaced Date, Choice Original, Attractive Rainbow Toning, Accurately Graded, Seal Beach Collection. A colorful 1857 Philadelphia strike with rainbow toned surfaces on both sides. Under a bright light, reflective luster activates all of the colors of the rainbow. I see gold, green, rose, blue and voilet by simply tilting this half into window lighting. All devices on the obverse are fully struck and crisp while the reverse has typical weekness at eagle's lower leg facing leg and claws. Blemishes are limited to a few ancient obverse micro lines that are of no consequence. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with MPD WB-102 listed on the label. Another great offering from the Upstate New York Collection.
Seated 50C 1857 1857
AU50 PCGS
37568008
WB-102
Choice $385 Misplaced Digits on Base, Mirrored Fields, Aquamarine Gold Peripheral Toning, Sharp Reflective Luster, Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection. A wonderful WB-102 specimen with the bottom of 185 digits clearly visible on the base. High grade examples are key for viewing and enjoying this misplaced date die variety. This Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection offering featured mirrored fields and choice surfaces. Peripheral aquamarine-gold nicely frames the obverse while the reverse is more lightly toned with a ring of orange-gold at the rim. An ideal example for collectors who are purposing die varieties per the Wiley-Bugert reference. Freshly graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Seated 50C 1857O 1857-O
EF45 PCGS
30933897
WB-7
Choice HOLD
$350
New March 25! Low Mintage Date, Choice Steely Fields, Medium Gray Toning, Poor Man's Collection. Mintage of only 818,000 with six obverse dies paired with three reverse dies during 1857. This New Orleans date becomes challenging in AU or better and is underrated at those grade levels. The Poor Man's Collection offers yet another choice original Seated half with natural gray toning and unabraded surfaces. Under a light source, there is residual steely luster that is pleasing. Strike is complete and nicely rounding overall eye appeal. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder.
Seated 50C 1858 1858
AU58 NGC
678093010

Original $400 Original Surfaces, Steely Cartwheel Luster, Light Copper Gold Patina, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded, New Jersey Collection of Liberty Seated Halves. 1858 Philadelpia strikes are readily available in all grades. The collector's challenge is locating a superior example with eye appeal. This 1858 strike, from the New Jersey Collection, could be that candidate. Steely cartwheel luster and light copper gold patina collectively produce a pleasing experience during bright light viewing. A sky blue peripheral ring is noted on both sides and well frames the lighter golden centers. Strike is typical with weakness in the obverse stars. The eagle wing feather are particular well struck on the reverse. Fairly graded and housed in older NGC holder with standard ring insert that dates back to the early 1990s. Of the market for neatly two decades as part of the New Jersey Collection.
Seated 50C 1858 1858
AU58
PCGS
82298567

Choice $550 CAC, Choice Original, Twin Lakes Collection. Frosty luster dominates both sides of this 1858 half, and only wear on the high points separates this coin from Mint state consideration. Cartwheel-effect remains evident when tilting, revealing medium silver toning overlaid by rose shades on both sides. The strike is typical, with some weakness in the eagle claws and feathers to the left of the shield. Obverse stars at the right are soft, while the left stars are fully defined. The coin remains solid for the grade, and the CAC certification attests to the overall eye appeal. Housed in a current (2015-date) Gen 6.0 PCGS holder.
Seated 50C 1858 1858
AU53
PCGS
30185728

Original $310 Strictly Original, Light Gray Patina, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded, Newtown Collection. Why is this strictly original 1858 half with CAC approval only assigned an Original quality rating you might ask? This Seated half is definitely original and accurately graded with only one obverse field blemish that is fully toned over. I've held this piece back from a Choice rating due to strike. If the obverse strike was stronger, then a higher rating might be appropriate. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder with CAC approval. A quality duplicate from the Newtown Collection.
Seated 50C 1858 1858
EF45 PCGS
36240363
WB-101
Gem $265 Gem Original, Thick Crusty Golden Brown Patina, Well Struck, Undergraded Graded, Burch Creek Collection. Thick crusty natural patina covers the surfaces on the gem original 1858 Philaldelphia half dollar strike. In hand viewing reveals olive, gold and gray hues while a bright light shifts the coloring to copper gold residual luster. Strike is complete and quite pleasing. Undergraded with no blemishes worthy of mention since previously housed in ANACS AU53 old white holder. Now housed in new 2015 style PCGS holder and should be sent to CAC for high probability green bean. Another quality example from the Burchs Creek collection that needs a home with a selective collector.
Seated 50C 1858 1858
EF40 PCGS
36937420
WB-110
Original $325 Rare Type 2 Reverse, Thick Crusty Gray Patina, Typical Strike, Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection. The sole usage of a Type 2 Reverse die during 1858 Seated half dollar production. A strictly original example with thick crusty gray patina. PCGS population of only three with attribution. An AU50 example sold for $1175 during July 2015. Fairly priced and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder. Another hand picked selection from the Dr. Peterson Dansco albums.
Seated 50C 1858O 1858-O
AU58 raw

Market Acceptable $300 New March 22! Reflective White Luster, Sharp Cartwheels, Dipped, Southern Texas Collection. Fans of brilliant reflective luster while enjoy this flashy 1858-O Seated half. Obviously dipped at some point but still retaining light mirrored fields.
Seated 50C 1858O 1858-O
AU58 NGC
1647919007
WB-3
R3
Original $425 Misplaced 8 Digits, Late Die State, Dirty Original Frosty Luster, Accurately Graded, New Jersey Collection. A strictly original 1858 New Orleans strike that offers dirty frosty luster that has ample cartwheel effects. Strike is typical with some weakness at the upper obverse stars. The WB-3 die variety features an obverse die with two errant 8 digits. In late die states, a bold vertical die crack forms through the 1 digit. A close 10x loupe inspection revealed a few wispy hairlines in the right obverse field and above the eagle's head. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert that dates to the late 1990s. Another offering from the New Jersey Collection of Liberty Seated half dollars to consider.
Seated 50C 1858O 1858-O
AU53 PCGS
36240362
WB-33
R3
Choice $415 Choice Original, Mottled Brown-Gray Patina, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Conservatively Graded, Burch Creek Collection. Just back from PCGS grading and previously in ANACS AU58 old white holder. PCGS was tough considering the AU58 to AU53 downgrade. My grading is AU55 with choice original surfaces and frosty cartwheel luster. Coloring is old paper envelope brown gray with mottled shades on the obverse. Under the toning is a substantial luster that is consistent with AU55 or better. Surfaces are entirely blemish free. Strike is complete on the reverse while stars 7 through 10 lack centrils. Overall, a wonderful 1858-O half dollar for those attracted to strict originality and old time luster. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder and I'm 95% confident that this piece would win CAC approval given the conservative AU53 grade. From the Burchs Creek collection .
Seated 50C 1858S 1858-S
AU58 raw
WB-10
Market Acceptable $550 New February 17! Sandy Gold Patina, Faint Hairlines, Bold Strike, West Texas Collection. The wicked good strike on this 1858-S half immediately captured my attention when cataloging the raw pieces in the West Texas Collection. Strike and the sandy gold colored surfaces suggested an original coin may be at hand. 10x loupe inspection revealed very faint obverse hairlines. This old wipe has dulled the obverse luster slightly while the reverse luster remains intact. An attractive example that has been adequately discounted and warrants a Market Acceptable quality rating.
Seated 50C 1859 1859
MS61 NGC
4655539003

Choice $800 New April 1! Near-Gem, Golden-Gray Patina, Frosty Luster, Old Time Eye Appeal, Golden Harvest Collection. Old time eye appeal is readily apparent on this near-gem 1859 Seated half. Both sides are covered with a golden-gray skin plus a peripheral blue arc in the lower obverse. Frosty luster is pleasing during bright light inspection. A near-gem quality rating captures the strict originality, choice surfaces, and attractive eye appeal at the assigned grade. Housed in new large font NGC holder. A great duplicate offering from the Golden Harvest Collection.
Seated 50C 1859 1859
EF45 PCGS
14072064

Original $240 Thick Frosty Original Surfaces, Golden Rims, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded, Cumberland Country Collection. A nice original 1859 Philadelphia strike with attractive eye appeal and frosty luster. Mild cartwheels are seen under a bright light. A golden ring at the rims nicely framed the untoned centers. Strike is typical. Accurately graded and housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. Another divested duplicate from the Cumberland County Collection to consider.
Seated 50C 1859O 1859-O
EF45
PCGS
28885062

Gem HOLD
$225
New March 25! Gem Original, Superb Eye Appeal, Mirrored Fields, Poor Man's Collection. This 1859 New Orleans strike is one of the Poor Man's Collection highlights. I love the well balanced eye appeal and unabraded light gray surfaces. GFRC images accurately this coin's beauty and quality. Worthy of a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 50C 1860 1860
AU58 NGC
3259733008
WB-102
Original $525 Frosty White Cartwheel Luster, Near Choice Original Surfaces, Well Struck, Faint Rub, Accurately Graded, New Jersey Collection of Liberty Seated Halves. 1860 Philadelphia strikes have a relatively low mintage of 302,700 and don't appear on the market frequently. Surviving population in all EF and AU grades, per PCGS pop report is slightly over a hundred pieces. Pricing for the date is attractive considering availability. This 1860 Seated half, from the New Jersey Collection, is a lovely example with brilliant frosty luster and ample cartwheel effects. Surfaces are uniform white from a prior dip and close to choice with just one bagmark in the right obverse field and a few random micro marks. Please remember that blast white surfaces shown all while heavily toned toned surfaces hide most minor blemishes. Strike is completed with well impressed reverse devices. Under a 10x loupe some faint rub is detected . Accurately graded and housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. Special consideration is warranted here for those who enjoy Seated coinage with brilliant frosty luster.
Seated 50C 1860O 1860-O
AU55 PCGS
30443215

Choice $550 Bold Strike, Frosty Luster, Antique Silver-Gold Patina, Well Balanced and Pleasing, Newtown Collection. A lovely Newtown duplicate offering that is well balanced and pleasing. Strike is bold and complete including deeply impressed lower eagle feathers and claws. Surfaces are covered with a silky antique silvery-gray patina with embedded gold. Frosty luster produces active cartwheels under a light source. Accurately graded and housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder (2014). Another divested duplicate from the Newtown Collection that warrants special consideration.
Seated 50C 1860O 1860-O
EF45
PCGS
26394218

Choice $240 New March 25! Antique Golden-Gray Surfaces, Residual Frosty Luster, So Choice, CAC Approval, Poor Man's Collection. A well preserved 1860 New Orleans strike that offers choice surfaces that is reflective of the Poor Man's Collection. This lovely half is covered with a uniform layer of golden-gray patina. I see lots of residual frosty luster during bright light inspection. Strike is complete. There are no blemishes whatsoever. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.5 (2011-2013) holder with CAC approval. Hurry on this one!
Seated 50C 1860O 1860-O
EF40 raw

Original $170 New March 29! Crusty Gray, Original Surfaces, Typical Strike, Southern Texas Collection. The Southern Texas Collection is back with an original 1860-O duplicate that warrants attention. This new offering is toned with a uniform crusty gray patina. Fields are free of any abrasions. Obverse strike is a tad weak along with a fully toned over line from star 5 to Liberty's breasts. A fairly priced offering for a Dansco or Whitman bookshelf album project.
Seated 50C 1860O 1860-O
AU50 PCGS
36937424
WB-10
Original $230 Type 2 Reverse Hub, Repunched Mintmark, Original Crusty Gray Patina, Dr, Glenn Peterson Collection. Lightly mirrored fields are covered with crusty gray patina on this 1860-O WB-10 example. The repunching on the upper left portion of the mintmark is clear with 10x loupe. Overall toning is a bit mottled, especially on the lower reverse. Strike is typical while the assigned grade is accurate. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder. Yet another quality Dansco selection from the Dr. Peterson Collection.
Seated 50C 1860O 1860-O
AU58 NGC
372924013
WB-7
R3
Original $550 Popular Eagle Laying Egg Variety, Original Copper Gray Gold Patina, Soft Satiny Luster, New Jersey Collection. The WB-7 die variety has been named the Eagle Laying Egg variety due to the mintmark being placed directly against the olive branch with no separation. This original example is covered with a mottled copper gray and gold patina. Luster is soft and satiny. Strike weakness at the obverse stars is noted for those that love their Seated halves with bold device details. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert that dates to the late 1990s. Yet another offering from the New Jersey Collection of Liberty Seated half dollars.
Seated 50C 1860S 1860-S
AU50 PCGS
21126521
WB-2
Original $495 WB-2, Original Light Gray Luster, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Better Date at Grade, White Pine Collection. Housed in early blue label holder with standard ring insert. Light gray surfaces are strictly original with no blemishes whatsoever. Strike is full and complete. Residual mint frost is easily seen in the protected areas. A challenging date to locate in strong choice or gem condition. This example is near choice, accurately graded and deserves consideration. A quality offering from the White Pine Collection.
Seated 50C 1861 1861
MS62 PCGS
35764315

Choice $850 Hammered Strike, Choice Original Surfaces, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Soft Pastel Aquamarine and Gold Toning, Pleasing and Fairly Graded. An eye appealing 1861 Philadelphia strike that is worthy of an advanced collection regardless of the assigned MS62 grade. Frosty cartwheel luster is vibrant on both sides and amplifies the soft pastel aquamarine and gold patina. Bright light viewing is a pleasure and memorable. Obverse strike is hammered with high relief stars and all devices being deeply impressed. The same is true for the reverse with every eagle feather having intricate details along with bold claws and arrow feathers. There are no blemishes worthy of mention. Luster appears to be the parameter holding this half dollar from a higher grade. Fairly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Seated 50C 1861 1861
AU58 raw

Original $450 New February 17! Frosty Luster, Steely Gray Coloring, Bold Obverse Strike, West Texas Collection. Granular frosty luster and a hammered obverse strike are the highlights of this 1861 Seated half from the West Texas collection. Coloring is a steely gray on both sides. Faint rub is seen on the left facing breast and on the lower leg plus a few faint hairlines in the left obverse field that are of no consequence. Bright light inspection results in moderate cartwheels.
Seated 50C 1861 1861
AU55 raw

Original $285 Crusty Original Gray, Steely Residual Luster, Completed Struck, Fairly Graded. I really like the surfaces of this perfectly original 1861 Seated half. Accurately graded at the AU55 level with crusty gray patina throughout obverse and reverse. Completely unmolested and natural with a bold strike. Forget expensive TPG grading and the marginal coins found in the those holders. This quality 1861 half will fit nicely in a Dansco or Whitman album on a budget.
Seated 50C 1861 1861
AU58 raw
W-1 WB-102
Original $405 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 1861 1861
AU Details PCGS
37568009
WB-102
Market Acceptable $625 Repunched First 1 Digit, Frosty Luster, Swirling Cartwheels, Fully Struck, Faint Obverse Hairlines, Pristine Reverse, Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection. A fully struck AU58+ example of the 1861 WB-102 die variety with bold repunching above the first 1 digit in the date. Both sides are covered with a thin mint frost throughout the devices and fields. On wear alone, I would grade this piece as AU58/MS62. However, during bright light inspection and the perfect viewing angle, I can detect some faint hairlines in the obverse fields. Reverse fields are pristine and 100% original. PCGS grading is technically accurate though the eye appeal and luster is that of a mint state example. Dr. Peterson graded this piece full MS63 while residing in his Dansco album collection. A Market Acceptance quality rating has been assigned with an AU58 asking price. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder. Label reads Cleaned- AU Details.
Seated 50C 1861O 1861-O
AU58
PCGS
29863528
W-4
R2
Choice HOLD
$1050
New March 24! Louisiana Administration, W-4 Die Pairing, Thick Crusty Olive-Gold Patina, CAC Approved, Twin Lakes Collection. The W-4 die pairing struck the second lot of Louisiana Administration Seated halves at the New Orleans mint during February 1861. The W-4 die pairing results from a fresh Obverse 2 paired with the same reverse die used for W-3 strikes. The reverse die develops die cracks at the legend with those at ST(ATES) being the W-4 diagnostic along with obverse date position and weakness at Liberty's foot. The offered example is significant among those extant; a choice original specimen covered with thick crusty olive-gold patina. The PCGS certified AU58 grade accurately reflect preservation state with faint rub at the lower leg. Bright light inspection is an absolute joy as the fields are mirrored and offer reflective luster. The crusty patina simple melts away to expose light gray centers and orange-gold peripheries. Strike is better than average for a the W-4 die pairing with complete reverse devices and only star 8 lacking connect centrils. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval.
Seated 50C 1861O 1861-O
CSA Issue
EF40 PCGS
33993517
W-13 WB-103
R2
Market Acceptable $475 WB-13, CSA Administration, Bisecting Die Crack Through Date, Dipped White, Typical W-13 Strike, Accurately Graded. A popular example of the CSA administration strike with bisecting die crack through the date. The W-13 die pairing was employed during April 1861 under the administration of the Confederate States of America. This variety is easily recognized by a vertical bisecting die crack from the rim through the upright of the 6 digit into the base. This EF40 graded example has been dipped and is an even white with faint gold patina under a light source. Strike is so typical of the W-13 variety with weakness at the stars surrounding Liberty's head and on the reverse denomination. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. The WB-103 die variety is not listed on the PCGS label. An important duplicate, from the Newtown Collection, for serious students of the United States Civil War period.
Seated 50C 1861O 1861-O
CSA Issue
VF35 PCGS
83797032
W-14 WB-103/104
R4
Original $525 Bisected Date/Speared Olive Bud, W-14 CSA Die Pairing, Crusty Original Gray, Scarce Die Variety, 1861-O Bonanza Collection. Original gray patina and R4 rarity rating according to Wiley-Bugert. Slight more available than the very scarce CSA W-10 die pairing. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with "WB-103/104 Bisected Date Speared Olive Bud" attribution on the label. The last of the 1861-O Bonanza Collection offerings.
Seated 50C 1861O 1861-O
CSA Issue
VF35 PCGS
35468598
W-14 WB-103/104
R4
Original $525 Bisected Date/Speared Olive Bud, W-14 CSA Die Pairing, Crusty Original Gray, Scarce Die Variety, 1861-O Bonanza Collection. Original gray patina and R4 rarity rating according to Wiley-Bugert. Slight more available than the very scarce CSA W-10 die pairing. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with "WB-103/104 Bisected Date Speared Olive Bud" attribution on the label. The last of the 1861-O Bonanza Collection offerings.
Seated 50C 1861O 1861-O
CSA Obverse
VF35 NGC
4132726004
W-11 WB-102
R4
Original $2000 CSA Obverse, WB-11, Die Crack Nose to Rim, Middle Die State, Crusty Original Surfaces, Lakewood Collection. The "CSA Obverse" is a significant piece of of Civil War history that has been pursued by specialized collectors since first cataloged by Beistle in 1929. It is found with the same ”die crack at nose” as the four CSA muled halves. The landmark article by Randall Wiley in “The Gobrecht Journal #94” issue discusses the various 1861 New Orleans die states and marriages across Union, State of Louisiana and Confederacy administrations in comprehensive detail. This example is found in a middle die state with the die crack from Liberty's nose to the rim being obvious under a 10x loupe. Crusty gray patina is uniform on both sides. A strictly original example that offers a bold reverse strike while obverse shows head and star 7 and 8 weakness. Accurately graded and housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. The NGC label does not list the CSA obverse attribution. An important offering from the new Lakewood Collection consignor.
Seated 50C 1861O 1861-O
Louisiana Issue
EF40 PCGS
83797030
W-4
R2
Original $255 Louisiana Administration Strike, W-4 Die Pairing, Thick Crusty Original Gray Patina, 1861-O Bonanza Collection. The 1861-O W-4 die variety is the second of six Louisiana State administration die pairings. This pairing is considered to be common by Liberty Seated half dollar experts Randy Wiley and Bill Bugert. On the offered example, the W-4 diagnostic die crack at S(TA)TES is easily seen with 10x loupe. A no question original example with thick crusty gray patina along with additional upper right obverse verdigris. Conservatively graded as the scroll edges are raised and bold. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder. A quality offering from the 1861-O Bonanza Collection.
Seated 50C 1861O 1861-O
Louisiana Issue
VF35 PCGS
33674149
W-4
Original $175 New March 19! Louisiana Administration Strike, W-4 Die Pairing, Original Light Gold Surfaces, Typical W-4 Strike, Wisconsin Collection. A fairly graded W-4 Louisiana strike with reasonable diagnostics. A light gold patina is apparent during bright light inspection. In hand viewing adds olives shades to the coloring as captured by the GFRC images. Interestingly, the intersection of the left facing wing with the eagle's body shown considerable die polishing. Don't confused this diagnostic for a Union W-1. The Union W-1 must have a bold date along with the reverse die polishing. Housed In PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Seated 50C 1861O 1861-O
Louisiana Issue
EF Details raw
W-5
R4
Cleaned $150 Louisiana Administration Strike, Very Scarce W-5 Die Pairing, Cleaned, Retoned, Decent Filler Example, 1861-O Bonanza Collection. A decent example of the Louisiana Administration W-5 die pairing as a filler opportunity. This raw example graded EF45 details with an old cleaning and "X" scratched in the right obverse field. The obverse die crack diagnostics are difficult to discern due to the cleaning and field chatter. Fairly priced as a filler given the surface conditions. Another offering from the 1861-O Bonanza Collection and the best W-5 example he could locate.
Seated 50C 1861O 1861-O
Louisiana Issue
EF45 PCGS
81483783
W-7
R2
Original $425 Louisiana Administration Strike, W-7 Die Pairing, Original Surfaces, Crusty Brown-Gray Patina, 1861-O Bonanza Collection. Special attention should be paid to this choice original Civil War Liberty Seated half struck at the New Orleans mint under Louisiana State Administration. Surfaces on this 1861-O W-7 are strictly original and covered with brownish-gray patina that also contains some embedded olive shades. PCGS grading is accurate at the assigned grade level. There are scattered obverse field lines that are fully toned over and of no consequence. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder. Another quality offering from the 1861-O Bonanza Collection worthy of consideration.
Seated 50C 1861O 1861-O
Union Issue
AU50 raw
W-1
R-6
Cleaned New Price
$395
New March 30! Price Reduction December 9, 2019. Union Administration, W-1 Die Pairing, Brilliant Surfaces, Cleaned, Typical Strike, R6 Rarity. . The W-1 die pairing produced the initial Union Administration strikes during January 1861. The following month, mint authority transferred to the State of Louisiana. Though the total Union mintage is estimated to be 330,00 by Randy Wiley and Bill Bugert, Union strikes are rarities in today's market. This offering is one of the few handled by GFRC. There is a lack of published research that explains the difficulty in locating Union strikes as compared to Louisiana and CSA counterparts. However, a personal conversation with a high level mint employee produced the theory that most pieces were exported to Europe during early 1861 for Confederate States weapons purchases. This example has bold AU details, a sharp scroll, and reverse eagle feathers. Strike is typical with weakness at the gown line and eagle legs and claws. This piece has seen a mechanics cleaning with faint hairlines throughout the obverse and reverse. Regardless, the eye appeal remains decent. Since Union strikes are so difficult to locate and under strong collector demand, this example would be an ideal filler in a complete 1861-O die variety set.
Seated 50C 1862S 1862-S
AU50 PCGS
34348010
WB-4
Original $425 "Bearded Liberty", Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Creamy Light Gold Patina, Typical 1862-S Dished Obverse Strike, Accurately Graded, Cumberland County Collection. 1862 San Francisco strikes bring an atypical appearance among Seated half dollar dates. Many will be found with a dished obverse and more satiny than frosty luster. This is the case for this new offering from the Cumberland Country Collection. Both sides offer satiny luster with with creamy light yellow-gold patina on the obverse and along the reverse periphery. The WB-4 die variety is nicknamed the "Bearded Liberty" by author Bill Bugert, due to heavy die polish lines below Liberty's chin. Strike is typical with heavy erosion of the denticles. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Seated 50C 1863 1863
AU55 PCGS
21126524

Choice $875 New March 4! Scarce Civil War Philadelpha Date, Mirrored Fields, Crusty Gray Coloring, Fully Struck. Limited mintage of 503,200 pieces with limited survival rate at the AU grades. PCGS has certified all of 38 piece in all AU grades with resubmissions being likely in that number. I don't often see nice 1863 halves and pounced on this PCGS AU55 example at the Altanta ANA coin show. This offering is fully struck with boldly detailed devices. Fields are mirrored and provide sharp reflective luster that one would expect from a proof strike. Coloring is a crusty gun metal gray with embedded rose and gold hues. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.1 (2002-2004) holder. Definitely worthy of a Choice quality rating.
Seated 50C 1864S 1864-S
VF30 raw
WB-5
R4
Original $285 Small Thin S, Transitional 1865-S Reverse, Original Surfaces, Golden Gray Patina, Fairly Graded, Murphys Collection. A solid example of a 1864-S WB-5 Seated half dollar with uniform gold gray patina. The WB-5 die pairing features an obverse with saw tooth like denticles below the date and a transitional Small Thin S reverse that is again used in 1865. Strike is well executed and the GFRC grading is conservative. From the Murphys Collection and ideal for a Dansco or Whitman album collection.
Seated 50C 1864S 1864-S
Large 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 $395 Original, Light Rose Patina, Typical Strike, Fairly Graded, Pleez B. Seated Collection. Housed in PCGS old blue label 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 1865S 1865-S
EF40 raw
WB-8
Original $350 Medium Gray Patina, Honest Wear, West Texas Collection. An original 1865 San Francisco Civil War example with light to medium gray patina. Strike is typical for the date while surfaces are free of any distracting blemishes. The WB-8 die variety features a bold Small S mintmark. Another solid raw offering from the West Texas Collection.
Seated 50C 1866 1866
With Motto
AU Details PCGS
36932490

Cleaned $350 With Motto, AU55+ Details, Lightly Hairlined, Residual Luster, An Eye Appealing Example Overall, Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection. 1866 brought the end of the Civil War and a nation seeking to celebrate the salvation of the Union. The motto IN GOD WE TRUST was added to reverse of the Liberty Seated quarter and half dollar denominations that year. All 1866 Philadelphia struck halves are with the With Motto reverse. This example is yet another piece that was hand selected from the Dr. Glenn Peterson Dansco album collection and submitted to PCGS during early 2019. I expected this piece to be slightly downgraded due to some obverse hairlines but was not certain of the outcome. PCGS chose an AU Details certification and I'm listing this piece accordingly as the hairlines are obvious under a 10x loupe. Strike is bold and complete. Overall eye appeal is more than acceptable for another Dansco collection. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder. Fairly priced and an excellent value.
Seated 50C 1866 1866
With Motto
MS61 NGC
2154877006
WB-103
Choice $1300 Misplaced Date, Superior Eye Appeal, Choice Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Peripheral Toning, Hammered Strike, Under Graded, Golden Harvest Collection. An obviously under graded 1866 Liberty Seated half that warrants special attention. Mintage for the 1866 With Motto date is 744,900; a substantial number. However, this date was not saved by collectors resulting in a low mint state surviving population. This example, from the Golden Harvest Collection, seems out of place in its current NGC MS61 holder. Cartwheel luster is crisp and vibrant under a light source. Surfaces have a light frosty texture. Strike is bold and hammered. A thin ring of gold and blue toning is seen at the peripheries. Now the abrasions that knocked this one down to MS61. There are three to four faint hairlines in the upper left obverse field by Liberty's head that have to be the point on consternation. These are not apparent during in hand viewing and faint when viewed with a 10x loupe. Reverse fields exhibit faint micro chatter. I would grade this piece a full MS62/MS63 as the luster, strike and eye appeal are so dominant. Housed in older NGC holder with standard ring insert.
Seated 50C 1866S 1866-S
Motto
VF30 raw

Market Acceptable $165 Motto, Light Gray Toning, Bold Strike, Long Ago Clean, Retoning. An attractive 1866-S Motto strike regardless of its old clean. I like this piece as it has the right eye appeal to fit in a Dansco of Whitman bookshelf album. The light gray coloring would fit right into an value orientated original collection. Fairly graded.
Seated 50C 1866S 1866-S
Motto
VF30 raw
WB-6
R6
Market Acceptable $265 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 1866S 1866-S
Motto
EF40 raw
WB-7
Market Acceptable $225 With Motto Design Type, Light Gray Surfaces, Faint Clean, Residual Mint Frost, West Texas Collection. 1866 brought the end of the Civil War and the addition of the IN GOD WE TRUST motto to the reverse of Liberty Seated quarter and half dollar silver coinage. 1866 San Francisco strikes were struck with both reverse designs. This offering is the with motto type. Surfaces are a uniform light gray and essentially unabraded. Some remaining mint frost can be seen with the legend letters. Fields present hints of rose coloring during bright light viewing. I've assigned a Market Acceptable quality rating as this piece is borderline original. A popular yet scarce date, mintmark and design type combination.
Seated 50C 1866S 1866-S
No Motto
VF Details PCGS
34353248

Cleaned $650 No Motto Type, Cleaned, Gray-Blue Coloring, Chemically Retoned, Typical Strike. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Description to follow shortly.
Seated 50C 1866S 1866-S
No Motto
VF30
PCGS
14553447
WB-1
R4
Choice $1600 WB-1, Important No Motto Type, Choice Original, Classic Gun Metal Gray Patina, Late Die State, Accurately Graded . Always in demand as dual 1866 No Motto/Motto design type. The Civil War has ended and Reconstruction period starts with a reference to God on United States larger denomination coinage. Choice and attractive surfaces with classic gun metal gray patina. Accurately graded. Typical strike for the date with bold die clash mark in the lower right reverse shield resulting in the R4 rarity designation. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard insert. CAC approval rewards the strict originality and classic gray eye appeal. A perfect candidate for a mid grade date and mintmark set without breaking the bank.
Seated 50C 1867 1867
MS61 PCGS
38420310

Original $1250 Better Philadelphia Issue, Near Choice Original, Sharp Steely Luster, Gray-Gold Toning, Fully Struck. Limited mintage of 449,300 as the Civil War had come to a conclusion with pending Reconstruction period challenges. The last of the lower mintage silver coinage years, at Philadelphia, was at hand. This lovely surviving example is very well preserved with typical steely fields and luster. Fields are unbranded and pleasing. The obverse is toned a center gray-aquamarine with peripheral gold while the reverse is a uniform silver gray. Light reflective cartwheels are seen on the obverse while the reverse is closer to frosty with active cartwheels. Strike is complete with all stars having connected centrils while the lower reverse claws and arrow feathers being completely defined. This piece has been freshly graded (based on serial number) and is housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder. Price consistent with CAC approval AU55/AU58 examples.
Seated 50C 1868 1868
AU58 NGC
1650031009

Choice $825 Limited Mintage, Light Gray-Gold Patina, Choice Original Surfaces, Completely Struck, LaSalle Collection. A post Civil War better date Philadelphia mint strike with low mintage of 417,600 pieces. 1868 Philadelphia strikes are much scarcer than might be expected and should not be considered as a regular "type coin. This date has a low surviving population from AU58 through MS65. PCGS AU58 population is a meager six pieces with thirty-three better in all Mint State grades. Gems are very rare. This AU58 offering, from the LaSalle Collection, is strictly original with choice surfaces. A faint gray-gold skin covers both sides. Strike is complete with fully rounded stars, well impressed head and hair curls along with completely defined reverse eagle devices. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert.
Seated 50C 1869 1869
EF Details PCGS
34348013

Cleaned HOLD
$142
Bright Surfaces, Old Cleaning, Faint Hairlines, Peripheral Retoning, Accurately Graded. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Description to follow shortly.
Seated 50C 1869 1869
AU50 PCGS
5408804

Choice HOLD
$325
New March 4! Wonderful Eye Appeal, Gray-Olive Centers, Peripheral Orange-Gold, Steely Reflective Luster, JUST BUY IT NOW. Yes, a lovely 1869 Seated half dollar that warrants a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. Trust me that the eye appeal is superior and consistent with the slight premium asking price. This gorgeous half is worth every penny. It will be study frequently by the proud new owner. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.1 (2002-2004) holder.
Seated 50C 1869 1869
EF45
PCGS
26529655

Choice HOLD
$325
New March 25! Near-Gem, Superb Eye Appeal, JUST BUY IT NOW, Poor Man's Collection. A wicked nice 1869 Seated half that is an immediately JUST BUY IT NOW. Please have a close look at the GFRC high resolution images to catch my point…. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.5 (2011-2013) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 50C 1869 1869
EF40 PCGS
35439556

Choice HOLD
$230
Near Gem Original, Crusty Gray Patina, Fully Struck, Blemish Free, Accurately Graded. Let’s start the description for this near gem original 1869 Seated half dollar with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. This example is so well balance in terms of surfaces, strike and natural eye appeal. Crusty gray patina covers both sides. Surfaces are so choice and entirely blemish free. And finally, the strike is complete with all stars having connected centrils and full eagle claws. I can't stress enough how nice this 1869 half dollar is. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. For fans of strict originalty!
Seated 50C 1870 1870
MS64 NGC
3215167003

Gem $3500 Exceptional Eye Appeal, Gem Original, Brilliant Cartwheel Luster, Denver Collection. A gorgeous offering with brilliant flashy luster and vibrant cartwheels that warrants a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. This 1870 Liberty Seated half was showcased at the first LSCC ANA Summer Seminar course by the Denver Collection owner to many accolades. Uniform rose transitions to sky blue at the obverse periphery while a copper gold ring nicely framed the mostly untoned center devices. Fully struck with bold devices on bold sides. Accurately graded on a technical basis due to some obverse field chatter. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. Previously sold by GFRC into the Denver Collection during mid 2015 and now back on the market.
Seated 50C 1870 1870
VF35 PCGS
30998723

Choice $200 New March 25! Steely Fields, Gun Metal Gray-Blue Toning, Choice Surfaces, Poor Man's Collection. Yet another Poor Man's Collection offering with choice surfaces. This 1870 Philadelphia strike still remains a portion of its steely luster during bright light inspection. This was a surprise at the grade level. Toning is attractive gin metal gray-blue. Overall eye appeal is well above average. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder.
Seated 50C 1870S 1870-S
VF30 raw

Original $225 Better San Francisco Date, Classic Collector Eye Appeal, Uniform Light Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, West Texas Collection. 1870 San Francisco Seated halves have a low survival rate regardless of the 1,004,000 pieces struck. One has to wonder where all the coinage went given PCGS population reports shows four pieces graded at VF20 and only thirteen at VF30. This raw specimen, from the West Texas Collection is ideal for the Dansco album collector. Surfaces are solidly original with light gray patina. Overall eye appeal is above average for the date.
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 1871CC 1871-CC
VF25 PCGS
10789569
WB-5
R5
Original $2350 New March 25! Key Carson City Date, Near-Choice Original, Crusty Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Poor Man's Collection. One of the four traditionally challenging Liberty Seated half dollar Carson City dates with a mintage of 153,940. The 1871 Carson City date is one of the scarest and most popular in the Seated half dollar series. This date is scarce at grade levels above VG and becomes very rare in AU. GFRC clients are fortunate that the Poor Man's Collection has released this near choice example with crusty gray surfaces. Accurately graded with a few ancient stray lines of no consequence. A die variety check revealed this offering to be WB-5 with R5 rarity rating per Bugert. Heavy strike doubling is seen on STATES. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder. If in the market for a choice 1871-CC half, please give this offering special consideration.
Seated 50C 1871S 1871-S
AU50 PCGS
2755557
WB-7
R3
Original $325 WB-7, Original, Light Golden Gray Patina, Residual Luster, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Whiskey Run Collection. A near choice 1871 WB-7 San Francisco struck example with semi transparent golden gray patina. Residual luster is vibrant with some cartwheel effects. Strike is fully executed. Bright light inspection revealed creamy golden luster that is pleasing. PCGS grading is accurate. Housed in early blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert and embossed PCGS emblem on reverse. A quality Liberty Seated half dollar offering from the Whiskey Run Collection.
Seated 50C 1872CC 1872-CC
Large CC
VF35 PCGS
18199771
WB-7
R4
Original $1590 Price Reduction Effective February 12, 2019: WB-7, Difficult Carson City Date, Original Gun Metal Gray Surfaces, Oregon Beaver Collection. A strictly original 1872 Carson City strike that was been well preserved for modern day collectors to enjoy. Ex Virginia Collection and sold into the Oregon Beaver Collection during November 2015 and now back for a second apperance. Surfaces are toned an even gun metal gray with some intermixed golden hues. Obverse strike is a tad weak on the scroll and other LIberty devices but stars have connected centrils. Blemish wise, there is one faint and toned over reverse line by CA in AMERICA and is not distracting. Overall, a very solid 1872-CC offering that is affordable. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. A quality offering from the Oregon Beaver Collection
Seated 50C 1872S 1872-S
AU50 NGC
3864855002

Original HOLD
$500
New April 1! Challenging San Francisco Date, Steely Luster, Fully Struck, Golden Harvest Collection. A challenging San Francisco date to locate at the AU grade level. This Golden Harvest duplicate offers steely gray surfaces with an overlaid layer of golden toning. Strike is complete on both side. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert.
Seated 50C 1872S 1872-S
EF45 raw

Cleaned $295 Better San Francisco Date, Frosty Luster, Rose-Gold and Aquamarine Coloring, Faint Hairlines, White Pine Collection. GFRC does not handle many 1872-S Seated halves as the date is quite scarce. Enter the White Pine Collection with three raw Seated coins as part of a recent consignment. The 1872-S half in the lot presents itself as a raw AU with frosty luster and active cartwheels. However, the coloring is a bit atypical leading to a careful 10x loupe inspection. Both sides have very faint hairlines that have impacted the luster's texture. Toning is a rose-gold with embedded aquamarine. I grade this offering as AU50 Details. The consignor recognizes that this offering is not strictly original and supports a reduced asking price. An ideal offering for collectors building a Dansco collection where price is more important that technical grade since the coins will remain raw in the album.
Seated 50C 1873 1873
No Arrows Closed 3
VF35 PCGS
22015234
WB-103
Original $225 No Arrows, Closed 3. Original Gray Surfaces, Well Struck, Accurately Graded. Mintage of 587,000 with the Closed 3 date punch being the only affordable No Arrows variety of that year. Survival rate is relatively low with only 32 examples certified by PCGS in all VF grades (VF20 - VF35). This strictly original example is covered with crusty gray patina on both sides. Strike is well executed. Fields have some faint micro chatter resulting in the Original quality rating. Fairly graded and housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert.
Seated 50C 1873 1873
No Arrows, Closed 3
VF35 PCGS
26400045

Choice $285 New March 25! No Arrows, Closed 3, Super Choice for Grade, Crusty Gray Patina, Poor Man's Collection. I'm most impressed with the surface and color consistency of the Poor Man's Collection. This naturally toned 1873 No Arrow Closed 3 is yet another offering with crusty patina and unabraded surfaces. A near-gem at the assigned grade that should be promptly purchased. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.5 (2011-2013) holder with CAC approval.
Seated 50C 1873 1873
No Arrows, Open 3
VF20 PCGS
38222188

Original $5150 Rare Open 3 Variety, No Arrows Date, Near-Choice Original Surfaces, Natural Gray Toning, Affordable Price Point. The 1873 Open 3, No Arrows Liberty Seated half is a challenging rarity. In A Guidebook of Liberty Seated Coins, Q. David Bowers writes the following concerning this date, "Mintage figures were estimated years ago as 587,000 Closed 3 coins and 214,200 Open 3 coins from the Philadelphia Mint before arrows were added besides the date. These figures seem to have been guesses and seem to have no validity.....With a collective total of 801,800 coins of both varieties produced from five total dies (a single set for Open 3), one might speculate that the actual Open 3 mintage is much lower and below estimated mintage. Beyond that, it is believed that many of these were melted upon institution of the new weight standard that took effect April 1, 1873, perhaps accounting for rarity and high value." This offering has near-choice original surfaces that are covered with a medium gray patina. Strike is typical with residual visibility of die pits throughout Liberty's upper body area. There are a few ancient marks in the right obverse field mentioned for accuracy. The reverse fields are unabraded. This in only the second 1873 No Arrows Open 3 handled by GFRC as a testament to its rarity. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder and ready for placement in an advanced Liberty Seated half dollar collection.
Seated 50C 1873 1873
With Arrows
AU58 PCGS
90023951

Original $775 Price Reduction October 12, 2019 - Arrows, Strongly Detailed, Attractively Toned, Twin Lakes Collection.. Another important type coin from the Twin Lakes collection, this well-detailed 1873 half dollar exhibits the arrows used in 1873 and 1874 to denote a slight weight change in the silver coiange. A delictate mix of grey and occasional burgundy toning graces both sides, and the overall effect is aesthetically pleasing.
Seated 50C 1873 1873
With Arrows Quad Stripes
EF Details PCGS
36937431
WB-109
Original $485 "Quad Stripes" Double Die Obverse, Lightly Mirrored Fields, Silver-Gold Patina, Original Surfaces, Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection . This 1873 Double Die Obverse "Quad Stripe" Seated half dollar has original surfaces with PCGS grading being much too conservative. The striking of 1873 With Arrows "Quad Stripe" coinage was accomplished with polished dies resulting in mirrored fields. The PCGS grader must have seen the atypical reflective luster and decided that a Cleaned designation was appropriate. Since investing grading and variety attribution fees to secure 'Quad Stripe" on the label, on behalf of Dr. Peterson, it was my displeasure to start over and give PCGS more monies to get it right plus another variety attribution charge. As a result, this piece is being offered in its first grading attempt holder with EF Details designation. In hand inspection is waranted towards your own conclusion on preservation condition. I'm going with an Original quality rating as this piece is that, Original. Obverse die doubling is bold and distinctive. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with Arrows DDO FS-1101, WB-109 "Quad Strike" on the label.
Seated 50C 1873CC 1873-CC
No Arrows
VG10
PCGS
24068702
WB-1
R3
Choice $1100 New March 25! No Arrows, Thick Crusty Gray Patina, Well Worn Choice Surfaces, CAC Approval, Poor Man's Collection. The 1873-CC No Arrows half dollar is missing in most collections and is consistently popular. Mintage is 122,500 but conditions in the early America Wild West resulted in few choice survivors. This choice example manage to survive years in circulation without being mishandled. A thick crusty gray patina covers unabraded surfaces. CAC approval in all grades is 30 pieces; few to go around to the many collectors of the Liberty Seated half dollar series. The Poor Man's Collection is divesting a top quality example that should be immediately purchases. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder wiith CAC approval.
Seated 50C 1873CC 1873-CC
With Arrows
VF20 PCGS
84718461
WB-3
R4
Original $1050 Difficult Carson City Date, Original Light Gray Surfaces, Rose-Gold Highlights, Accurately Graded, Murphys Collection. Scarce Carson City in the Liberty Seated half dollar series with mintage of 214,560. Surprisingly, this small mintage was struck with seven obverse dies and three reverse dies. Die saw limited usage therefore survivors tend to come well struck and without major die cracks. This survivor has honest wear with light gray surfaces overall and rose-gold toning highlights surrounding the devices. There are no blemishes but a tiny rim mark by star 5 is mentioned for complete disclosure. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 PCGS Gen 6.0 holder. Another important Carson City offering from the Murphys Collection
Seated 50C 1873CC 1873-CC
With Arrows
EF45
PCGS
11946612
WB-4
R4
Choice HOLD
$3300
New March 19! Scarce Carson City With Arrows Date, Thick Crusty Gray-Olive Patina, CAC Approval. Crusty is the operative word for this important 1873-CC With Arrows offering. Both sides are covered with the same natural gray-olive skin with steely fields peeking through the obverse patina. Reverse toning is especially thick. Strike is completely executed. Let's remember that this offering is a Carson city issue with mintage of only 214,560. Nearly all entered circulation and are found today with one issue or another. Not this example. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Seated 50C 1874 1874
With Arrows
AU58 NGC
639199004

Choice $700 With Arrows Type, Choice Original, Glowing Orange-Gold Cartwheel Luster, Completely Struck, Accurately Graded, New Jersey Collection of Liberty Seated Halves. A wonderful 1874 With Arrows type offering that should be immediately considered. Fiery orange-gold patina glows under a light source. Cartwheel luster is active and somewhere between frosty and steely. Strike is hammered with high relief devices throughout obverse and reverse. Surfaces are entirely blemish free. Accurately graded and housed in older NGC holder with standard ring insert. An eye appeal type coin offering from the fine collection of New Jersey Liberty Seated half dollars. If you like the GFRC images, then the half will be even better on arrival. Don't wait on this offering....trust me.
Seated 50C 1874 1874
With Arrows
AU58 PCGS
33516220

Choice $865 With Arrows Type, Frosty Luster, Creamy Light Gold Patina, Fully Struck, Newtown Collection. Creamy frosty luster and faint golden shades are most pleasing on this 1874 With Arrows Philadelphia strike. Strike is essentially complete with just a touch of weakness at the top of Liberty's head. Under a light source, the lustrous cartwheels are vibrant. Fields and major devices are unabraded. Wear is limited to luster breaks on the left facing breast and lower leg. Accurately graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder. Yet another choice original duplicate from the Newtown Collection that warrants special consideration.
Seated 50C 1874 1874
With Arrows
AU53
PCGS OGH
8345322

Choice $575 Steely Reflective Mirrors, Faint Mottled Rose-Gold, Excellent With Arrow Type Candidate, Conservative Grading. How I wish more Liberty Seated half dollar survivors could possess the antique eye appeal of this 1874 With Arrows offering. Surfaces are colored a light steel gray with mottled rose-gold towards the peripheries. Reflective luster results from steely mirrored fields. A fully struck example and nicely balanced as a superior type coin candidate. Housed in PCGS Gen 3.0 (1990-1993) old green holder with CAC approval. This offering is well above average and warrants a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation.
Seated 50C 1874 1874
With Arrows
EF45
PCGS
30908771

Choice HOLD
$385
New March 25! With Arrows, Classic Steely Grey Eye Appeal, Choice Surfaces, Poor Man's Collection. The Poor Man's Collection Seated half dollar offerings come to a close with this magnificent 1874 dated example. Classic steely gray fields are enticing, especially when viewed under a light source. Coloring shifts to light rose over moderately mirrored surfaces. An unabraded example that warrants a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval.
Seated 50C 1874CC 1874-CC
VF35 PCGS
11311983
WB-3
Original $4500 Carson City Key Date, Original Surfaces, Attractive Rose-Aquamarine Obverse Toning, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded, Cumberland Country Collection. The Liberty Seated half dollar series key date outside of the 1873 NA Open 3 and 1878-S! Luckily for GFRC customers, the Cumberland County Collection is releasing an attractive VF35 example. An entirely blemish free specimen with obverse toning that probably originated from being in contact with felt pad for years. Obverse center is a lovely rose-orange and surrounded by aquamarine-gold on the left periphery and steely gray on the right. Reverse toning is limited to burnt gold throughout the legend. Strike is well executed with all stars having connected centrls other than stars 12 and 13. Accurately graded and housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. Another important opportunity for avanced collectors to secure a key date divestment at a fair price.
Seated 50C 1874CC 1874-CC
Railroad Tracks
VF Details PCGS
33414177
WB-102, WB-3a
R6
Cleaned $2250 Rare Railroad Track Reverse, Dull Gray Surfaces, Cleaned, Important Die Variety. As a date, 1874 Carson City strikes totaled 59,000 pieces from three obverse dies and a single reverse die. A populaer and rare die variety occurs during the WB-3 die pairing. Extensive die damage is found on the reverse and has been nicknamed "railroad tracks" due to to its apperance. This die damage remains unexplained to this day. On the Dr. Glenn Peterson specimen, both sets of "railroad tracks" are easily viewed with 10x loupe. This is the best example that Dr. Peterson could locate though cleaned. Surfaces are unabraded but with an old cleaned that has left a dull finish. Light gray toning covers the obverse while the reverse has faint gold coloring. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with Peterson pedigree amd WB-102 designation on the label. An R6 rarity according to Liberty Seated half dollar expert Bill Bugert. Pricing this offering is difficult as PCGS has only graded six total with the highest being VF20. There are no CoinFacts auction records. This piece is here to sell with offers welcomed.
Seated 50C 1875 1875
EF40 raw

Original $145 New February 17! Light Crusty Gray Patina, Residual Steely Luster, Strictly Original, West Texas Collection. This 1875 Seated half would be an ideal candidate for a Dansco bookshelf album collection. A strictly original example with moderate crusty gray toning and residual steely luster. Obverse strike is weak per the GFRC images. Conservatively graded at the assigned gray. From a large lot of raw Seated and Capped Bust coins from the West Texas Collection.
Seated 50C 1875CC 1875-CC
EF45 NGC
4178463001
WB-1
R6
Market Acceptable $650 Rare R6 Die Pairing, Light Rose-Gray Toning, Old Cleaning, Ideal for Die Variety Collectors, Murphys Collection. The 1875-CC WB-1 die variety is most elusive with few examples known. The Murphys Collection consignor located this example and was compelled to purchase regardless of the less than original surfaces. The WB-1 die pairing can be attributed by a large blob defect in the upper right obverse horizontal shield lines. Surface luster, at the EF45 grade level, is just to glossy to be original. Straight graded and housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. This offering is ideal for Carson City die variety specialists as the Market Acceptable quality rating tempers the R6 rarity premium.
Seated 50C 1875CC 1875-CC
AU55 NGC
2657101012
WB-10
Choice $1000 Challenging Seated Dollar Date, Thick Crusty Patina, Choice Original Surfaces, Murphys Collection. The 1875-CC Liberty Seated half dollar remains more challenging than its later 1876 and 1877 dated counterparts. The Murphys Collection is back with an absolutely original example that is covered with thick crusty gray-brown surfaces. Overall strike is complete with fully defined stars, hair curls and shield scrolls lines. The reverse could use just a bit more definition on the lower left facing leg. Under a light source, there is residual obverse luster. However, the thick reverse toning mutes any reflections. Surfaces are choice and unabraded. Housed in NGC newer holder with edge view insert.
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 1876 1876
MS62
PCGS
2646431

Choice $950 Choice Original, Frosty Luster, Seal Beach Collection. This Seated half from the Centennial year exhibits smooth and brilliant surfaces, bright and silver-toned but with just enough antique finish to assure originality. The obverse stars and reverse rim are more deeply toned with shades of russet, crimson, and blue-green. The Wiley-Bugert reference notes strong strikes for this issue, are that is certainly the case here with sharp detail throughout. The CAC certification attest to the overall eye appeal, and next owner will be equally pleased. Housed in a PCGS Gen 3.0 (1990-1993) old green holder, and from the Seal Beach Collection.
Seated 50C 1876CC 1876-CC
VF30 raw
WB-108, WB-35
R4
Market Acceptable $525 Misplaced 8 in Denticles, Light Gray, Long Ago Clean, Accurately Graded, San Jose Collection. One of the many 1876-CC die pairings but easily identified as WB-35 by the top of a misplaced 8 digit in the denticles. Accurately graded with light gray-gold surfaces that have seen a long ago and now recovering. A decent example for the variety. From the San Jose Collection of Carson City Seated halves.
Seated 50C 1876CC 1876-CC
MS62 NGC
1288774003
WB-16
R3
Original $1525 Small CC, Early Die State, Steely Luster, Original Surfaces, Gun Metal Gray-Gold, Murphys Collection. Popular 1876 Carson City date in the Liberty Seated half dollar series. Collected by coinage series, Carson City mint, and by die variety. This Murphys Collection offering features steely surfaces with intermixed gun metal gray-blue and gold patina. Fully struck from the WB-16 die pairing during an early die state. Dies are fresh and crisp with no traces of die cracks. The lower reverse feathers are a tad weak as hubbed. Bright light viewing is a pleasure as the coloring shifts from gun metal gray-blue to golden hues. There is one abrasion on Liberty 's neck otherwise the fields are essentially unabraded. Steely luster is a bit muted due to the thick patina and is the basis for the assigned grade. Housed in earlier NGC holder with ANA hologram.
Seated 50C 1876S 1876-S
AU53 PCGS
36319744
WB-42 WB-103
R6
Choice New Price
$4000
WB-103, Rare Type 2 Reverse with Very Small S Mintmark, R6 Rarity, Mirrored Fields, Peripheral Toning, Conservative Grading, An Anonymous Consignor. GFRC is thoroughly pleased to be offering an important Liberty Seated half dollar die variety rarity; 1876-S WB-42 WB-103 Type 2 (Closed Bud) reverse with a Very Small Mintmark. This is an R6 rarity die marriage that captures the introduction of a new reverse hub design during 1876. All known high grade specimens have mirrored surfaces as is the case for this lovely example. Absolutely fresh to market and freshly graded at the FUN show for a consignor. Expert Liberty Seated numismatists believe this variety was specially struck to commemorate the nation's Centennial celebrations given the atypical mirrored fields. Hammered strike consistent with that seen on regular proof strikes. Light peripheral gold is found on both sides. Currently, the fourth finest known among the major Liberty Seated half dollar specialists within the LSCC. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Price setting for a variety of this caliber is difficult. If the asking price is not consistent with expectations, then please make an offer as this piece is here to sell.
Seated 50C 1877 1877
AU58 PCGS
84603237

Original $275 Price Reduction October 12, 2019 - Steely Cartwheel Luster, Metallic Pewter Toning, Well Struck, Twins Lakes Collection. Pewter-gray patina overlays steely fields. Under a light source, the steely cartwheel luster is quite dominant as the toning melts away. Strike is complete. Obverse fields have patches of faint porosity under a 10x loupe. A pleasing offering from the Twins Lakes Collection that is housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Seated 50C 1877 1877
EF45 raw

Original $170 New March 22! Appealing 1877 Philadelphia Strike, Classic Gray Toning, Southern Texas Collection. An solid 1877 candidate for a Dansco or Whitman bookshelf album collection. Surfaces are toned a classic gray though the surfaces have ancient hairlines that are nearly toned over. Strike is well executed. Eye appeal is that of a choice piece.
Seated 50C 1877S 1877-S
MS65 PCGS
34636516

Gem $3200 Gem Original, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Transparent Aquamarine-Rose and Blue Patina, Superior Eye Appeal, Completely Struck, Fairly Graded, Newtown Collection. How about another stunning Liberty Seated half dollar offering from the Newtown Collection? This gem original 1877 San Francisco strike has much to offer for those that seek the best possible coins for their collection. In hand toning is a combination of aquamarine and rose-brown colors as illustrated in the GFRC images. Bright light viewing exposes satiny cartwheel luster that is so close to being reflective. This assessment is quite subjective on my part. The luster is brilliant and melts the transparent toning. The result is light rose and sky blue colors on the obverse and incremental gold on the reverse. Strike is complete without any weak points. There is one obverse hairline from Liberty's knee up to star 10. Knowing John Albanese's requirements for mint state coin CAC approval, I suspect this single hairline will not pass muster for a green bean. Otherwise, this piece is a gem and accurately graded with superb eye appeal. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Seated 50C 1877S 1877-S
EF45 PCGS
26674000
WB-29
R3
Choice $185 WB-29, 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 1877S 1877-S
AU53 raw
WB-8
Original $225 New February 17! S/S/S, Frosty Luster, Active Cartwheels, Faint Silver-Gray Patina, West Texas Collection. A pleasing example of the 1875-S WB-18 die pairing with bold repunching on the mintmark. Bugert labels the WB-18 reverse as an S/S/S or triple punched mintmark. A really cool die variety on a solidly original half with frosty luster and faint silver gray patina. Strike is complete other than a touch of weakness of the eagle's left facing leg feathers; when are these ever fully struck on Liberty Seated halves? Overall, a pleasing AU53 example that is fairly priced. From the West Texas Collection.
Seated 50C 1881 1881
PF62 ANACS OWH
826821
WB-101
Choice $950 WB-101, Undergraded, Strong Mirrors, Reflective Cartwheel Luster, Rose-Blue Patina, Substantial Eye Appeal, Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection. I really like this 1881 proof Liberty Seated half dollar offering from the Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection and believe the buyer will be thoroughly pleased. Bright light viewing reveals an undergraded situation while in its current ANACS PF62 old white holder. Liberty Seated proof coinage graded at current standards will have some type of serious or distraction impairment at the PF62 grade level This is not the case with this 1881 half. Mirrors are sharp and emit serious reflective cartwheel luster under a bright light. Obverse patina is fairly thick with gray-rose coloring and peripheral blues. On the otherhand, the reverse patina is mostly blue coloring and thin. As a result, the mirrored fields emit stunning reflective luster that could be blinding if the light source is too powerful. I'm not joking or exaggerating! With a 10x loupe, I see a few micro wispy hairlines in the right obverse field that are more consitent with a PF63 grade level. In summary, this Dr. Glenn Peterson offering is well above average in quality for the assigned grade and should be immediately scooped up by a knowledgeable collector.
Seated 50C 1882 1882
PR58 PCGS
36932494

Original HOLD
$700
Watery Mirrors, Peripheral Rose-Gold Patina, Light Hairlines, Fairly Graded, Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection. Honestly, this 1882 Liberty Seated half dollar proof strike is quite attractive and pleasing. Watery mirrors are present on both sides along with thin peripheral rose-gold. Yes, there are some faint hairlines in the obverse fields that are more consistent with a PR62 designation. This piece was graded during early 2019 when PCGS was in a conservative state. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder. A quality Dansco selection from the Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection that should garner attention at the asking price. I would not be surprised to eventual see this half dollar in a higher grade holder as so attactive and minimally abraded.
Seated 50C 1883 1883
AU55 PCGS OGH
1598646

Choice $1100 Low Mintage Philadelphia Date, Gun Metal Gray-Gold Toning, Reflective Fields and Luster, Choice Original Surfaces, . 1883 continued the trend of very low larger denomination silver coinage mintages. The half dollar denomination saw a tiny mintage of 8,000 piece. This survivor founds its way into a PCGS Gen 3.1 (1993-1998) holder and has remained there for decades. An accurately graded example with choice lightly mirrored surfaces. Reflective luster is pleasing on both sides. Obverse is toned in gun metal gray shades along with peripheral gold while the reverse is more deeply toned with intermixed ebony-gray and gold. A quality offering for those attempting to complete the difficult Seated half dollar Philadelphia years from 1879 through 1891.
Seated 50C 1883 1883
EF45 raw

Choice $800 New March 22! Low Mintage Date, Choice Surface, Natural Gray Eye Appeal, Steely Fields, Fairly Graded, Southern Texas Collection. The 1883 Seated half dollar date sports a tiny mintage of 8,000 pieces. This well preserved survivor is no question choice with steely gray fields and ample reflective luster. Clearly an above average offering in terms of overall strike and eye appeal that most collectors strive to locate. A super example that warrants serious consideration.
Seated 50C 1884 1884
UNC Details PCGS
36932496

Market Acceptable $1250 Proof Like, Deep Gold Peripheral Toning, Fully Struck, Light Field Hairlines, Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection. Tiny mintage of 4,400 makes the 1884 Seated half dollar and important low mintage date. Circulation strikes are rare with mint state example also being scarce. Collectors must sometimes resort to purchasing a proof example to fill the hole in their collection. Many 1884 half dollars are found with mirrored or proof like fields. This is the case for the offered 1884 specimen from the Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection. Surfaces are mostly untoned with a thin peripheral dark gold ring. Fields are lightly hairlined. I was caught by surprised with the PCGS Details UNC (Cleaned) certification. The hairlines were visible during the Peterson Dansco album extraction process with expectations for a one to two grade point deduction but still straight graded. I'm calling this one conservatively graded and expect it to be cracked out and resubmitted in the future. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder and fairly priced.
Seated 50C 1884 1884
MS63
PCGS
4748267

Choice $2500 Tiny Mintage, Fantastic Eye Appeal, Mirrored Fields, Peripheral Burnt Gold, Newtown Collection. Burnt-gold peripheral toning fills the borders of this semiprooflike 1884 Liberty Seated half. Strike is hammered and a deeply struck representative of this scarce date. The obverse field shows a few stray micro lines with the reverse is well-preserved and unabraded. From a mintage of only 4,400 pieces. Housed in PCGS Gen 3.1 (1993-1998) holder with CAC approval. A superb duplicate offering from the Newtown Collection. Last sold as Heritage Lot #4442 during June 2018 for $2520.
Seated 50C 1886 1886
MS66 PCGS
81730531

Gem $9500 Superb Gem, Reflective Cartwheel Luster, Lightly Mirrored Fields, Pristine Surfaces, Osprey Collection. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder. Full description after the Chicago ANA show. An exceptional offering from the Osprey Collection.
Seated 50C 1886 1886
AU55
NGC
1936811004

Choice $1500 Tiny Mintage, Rarest Philadelphia Mint Strike, Steely Luster, Natural Gray Patina, CAC Approval. Tiny mintage of 5,000 pieces and continually challenging for Liberty Seated half dollar collectors. This well preserved example offers natural gray patina and steely fields. Surfaces are unabraded. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert that dates back to the late 1990s. CAC approval validates the strict originality and accurate grading.
Seated 50C 1888 1888
VF30
PCGS
37310794

Choice $950 New February 14! Low Mintage Issue, Natural Gray Patina, Accurately Grade, CAC Approval. A scarce late date Philadelphia issue with mintage of only 12,000. Surfaces are toned over with natural gray coloring that collectors strive to locate as a witness to strict originality. Fields are most pleasing with just a few ancient micro ticks that are consistent with the assigned grade. One of two approved by CAC at the VF30 grade level. Accurately graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Seated 50C 1889 1889
AU50 PCGS
33194500

Choice $900 Low Mintage Date, Choice Original, Mirroed Fields, Pleasing Reverse Ring Toning, Accurately Graded, Seal Beach Collection. Mirrored fields and pleasing multicolor toning are the highlights of this attractive 1889 Philadelphia strike. A low mintage date that is always in demand. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder. Yet another quality offering from the Seal Beach Collection.
Seated 50C 1890 1890
MS64PL PCGS
34979375

Gem $4450 Pop 1 ProofLike, Exceptional Eye Appeal, Brilliant Reflective Mirrors, Completely Struck, Osprey Collection. Mintage of only 12,000 pieces as a date. The offered example is the only 1890 Liberty Seated half dollar with Proof Like designation. An exceptional example with stunning eye appeal. Fields are heavily mirrored on both sides resulting in nearly blinding reflective luster. Rose-gold and sky blue are the primary obverse colors with an extension of the gold to the reverse periphery. Bright light viewing is most special considering the powerful luster and transparent toning. Obverse exhibits bold die clashing. Fully struck with high relief stars and eagle feathers. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder. Definitely a show and tell piece that will provide viewing pleasure for years to come.
Seated 50C 1890 1890
MS65
PCGS
25010814

Gem $4500 Low Mintage Date, Gem Original Preservation, Watery Mirrored Fields, Multi Color Toning, An Important Opportunity.. 1890 brought the last of the low-mintage half dollar years as a result of the Bland-Allison Act of 1878, which shifted much of the Mint's production capacity from minor denominations to Morgan dollars. Only 12,000 1890 halves were struck at the Philadelphia mint. This Gem example is scarce with only four MS65s with CAC approval. The design elements are fully struck. Watery mirrored fields complement the original multicolor toning that delivers exceptional visual appeal. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 holder with CAC approval. An offering for the most advanced Liberty Seated half dollars sets under construction.