Liberty Seated Half Dimes

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Gerry Fortin Rare Coins continues to expand Liberty Seated half dime inventory for advanced variety collectors. Attributions are per Valentine and follow on research published by the Liberty Seated Collectors Club within individual Gobrecht Journal articles or presented in the Collective Volumes.

There are 64 Coins for Sale. New coin(s) added on November 26, 2019

Photo Date Grade TPG Variety GFRC Rating Price Description Buy
Seated 5C 1837 1837
Large Date
AU53
PCGS
30178305

Choice $535 New October 23! Large Date, Repunched Date, Classic Gun Metal Gray Toning, Smooth Choice Original Surfaces, Wonderful Type Piece, White Pine Collection. If in the market for an above average 1837 Seated half dime type piece, then the search is over. This well above average specimen is covered original gun metal gray patina with residual luster available during bright light inspection. Fields are unabraded coupled with heavy repunching on the date digits. Accurately graded and housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval. A "Top of the Ladder" offering from the White Pine Collection.
Seated 5C 1837 1837
Small Date
VF30 PCGS
84668196

Original $195 Small Date, Original Light Gray-Gold Obverse, Medium Gray Reverse, Accurately Graded, Saco River Collection. A no question 1837 Small Date example as can be easily attributed by the stacked double ovals in the 8 digit. This is an accurately graded example that is perfect as a type coin. Obverse has light gray-gold fields that contrast well with the nearly untoned main devices. Reverse is a uniform medium gray. There are no blemishes to be mentioned. Obverse strike is a bit mushy due to late die state die condition. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A quality offering from the Saco River Collection.
Seated 5C 1837 1837
Large Date
VF30 raw
V-1
Original HOLD
$75
Large Date, Original Surfaces, Crusty Gray Patina, Obverse Graphitti, Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection. Strictly original 1837 Large date example with thick crusty patina. However, the right obverse field has graphitti as illustrated in GFRC images. Priced accordingly. Straight from Dr. Peterson's Dansco album.
Seated 5C 1838 1838
No Drapery, Large Stars
MS64 PCGS
33990695

Gem $900 Eye Candy, Glowing Aquamarine-Rose-Gold Luster, Super Original, Accurately Graded, Santa Fe Collection. A very special 1838 Large Stars half dime that would be ideal for a mint state early type collection. GFRC accurately capture the colors as seen in hand. Bright light viewing leads to a glowing luster including a golden obverse ring at the stars and uniform rose-gold on the reverse. Strike is absolutely hammered with round stars and deeply impressed hair curls. Eye appeal is that of a higher grade but technically, this half dime is accurately graded due to two parallel micro lines on the obverse to the left of the date. These lines can be seen in the worst GFRC images (lines are parallel to the light source and enhanced) but not distracting when viewing in hand or with a loupe. Fresh graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A superb offering from the Santa Fe Collection.
Seated 5C 1838 1838
Small Stars
EF40 PCGS
34271635

Choice HOLD
$180
Small Stars Die State, Thick Crusty Patina, Choice Original, Crazy Joe Seated Specials Collection. The 1838 Small Stars die variety for Liberty Seated half dimes did not occur due to a smaller sized star punch as is the case for Liberty Seated dimes. Rather a Large Stars obverse die has badly degraded with rust pitting, die clashing and cracking. This obverse die is lapped in an attempt to remove some of the damage and results in weak and "smaller" sized stars. Obverse and reverse die clashing and a weak obverse are quick pick up points for cherrypicking. In the termination die state, a bold die crack is seen between Liberty's knee and stars 14 and 15. The offered example is from the Crazy Joe Seated Specials, a new face to GFRC. Surfaces are fully choice and covered with crusty gray patina. Grading is accurate at the EF40 level given the lapped obverse. It is best to grade small star variety by the reverse. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Seated 5C 1839 1839
No Drapery
AU53
PCGS
32912384

Choice $375 New October 16! Choice Original, Thick Crusty Golden-Gray Patina, Completely Struck, CAC Approval, Titan Collection. 1839 No Drapery Liberty Seated half dime are an ideal candidate for type set collecting. The Titan Collection Is back with a completely unmolested example that is truly special. Surfaces have grown a thick crusty patina with gray centers and golden peripheries. The reverse skin is so thick that it might just peel off! Strike is complete executed with bold devices on both sides If would be difficult to find a more crusty original specimen which still showcases its golden residual luster under a light source. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Seated 5C 1839O 1839-O
EF45
PCGS
14939490

Choice $325 Popular No Drapery Date, Choice Original, Crusty Gray-Blue Patina, Fully Struck, Super Originality. A perfectly natural 1839 New Orleans strike with crusty gray-blue patina and chioce original surfaces. Strike is complete and borders on a hammered designation if the lower right field stars were a tad sharper. Substantial eye appeal for collectors of thick crusty surface originalility. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder wth CAC approval. Holder contains D.L. Hansen Collection blue label. CAC approval rewards the accurate grading and originality.
Seated 5C 1840 1840
No Drapery
AU58
PCGS Rattler
6002552
V-3
Gem $435 New October 23! Gem No Drapery Half Dime, Ideal Type Coin, Light Gray Surfaces, Fully Struck, White Pine Collection. Steely light gray surfaces are transparent to the underlying luster on this gem original No Drapery Seated half dime. If in the market for an exceptional AU58 type coin plus CAC approval, this White Pine Collection "Top of the ladder" offering is for you. Strike and luster are well balanced while surfaces are unabraded. Overall eye appeal is substantial and pleasing. Originally purchased from GFRC May 2015 and back for a second visit to the price list. This offering provided overall quality for the selective collector. Housed in PCGS Gen 1.2 (1986-1989) Rattler holder with CAC approval.
Seated 5C 1840 1840
No Drapery
EF45 raw
V-4
Original $140 Original Gray, New Jersey Collection. An original gray example with ample devices details. Very well struck throughout obverse and reverse. Star 8 is repunched. There are a few random surfaces ticks on the obverse.
Seated 5C 1840O 1840-O
No Drapery
AU53 NGC
4236745005
V-10
Market Acceptable $850 Medium O, Scarce V-10 Variety, Lustrous, Old Dip, Osprey Collection. This is the first V-10 1840 No Drapery handled at GFRC as quite scarce. Noted Liberty Seated half dime specialist, Steve Crain, commented that the, "To me the 1840-O ND V10 is a scarce and very interesting die marriage, and one well worth looking for and buying. The 1840-O ND V-10 would make one heck of a start to die variety collection, or would make a very nice addition to an existing date/mint set". The V-10 variety was first announced in Issue #67 of the Gobrecht Journal by Jack Marston, Kevin Zietler and Bill Harmon. Infortunately, two of these three New Orleans specialists are know deceased. Jack Marston and Kevin Zeitler identified the V-10 Medium O variety as a re-marriage of V-9 obverse with V-2 reverse; both being in late die states. Reverse die cracks from rim to (U)NITED and from rim up through the right stem are important diagnostics. The offered example has been dipped in the past and is essentially untoned. There are faint lines on the reverse that can be easily seen on GFRC images. Housed in newer NGC holder and from the Osprey Collection.
Seated 5C 1840O 1840-O
Large O, No Drapery
VF35 PCGS
18668166
V-1
Choice $695 Choice Original, Ebony and Gray Patina. An exciting and strictly original example of the Valentine 1 Large O variety. A gray base patina covered the entire dime along with ebony coloring surrounding the obverse stars/date and reverse legend. This piece is well struck with bold hair curls and star centrils along with detailed leaves in the wreath. Greer discusses this variety in the March 1990 Gobrecht Journal and indicates the variety can be located with and without a bisecting reverse die crack. The offered example is in an earlier die state without any die cracks. Housed in old PCGS holder with blue label and standard ring insert. Please give this choice example some consideration if investigating 1840 No Drapery half dime varieties struck at the New Orleans mint.
Seated 5C 1840O 1840-O
No Drapery, Large O
F12 ANACS OWH
602952
V-1
Original $525 Very Scarce V-1 Die Pairing, Large O of 1838, Original Surfaces, Blue-Brown Toning, Blemish Free, Accurately Graded, Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection. The 1840 New Orleans strikes are a study among themselves. During 1840, the mint transitioned from No Drapery to With Drapery obverse dies and mixed in leftover dies from 1838 and 1839 for good measure. Offer here is a very scarce V-1 example struck with No Drapery obverse die and leftover reverse from 1838 and 1839 timeframe. Regardless of the reverse die being used across three years of production, strikes continue to be well executed. This Fine 12 is perfectly original with brown-blue patina on both sides. Surfaces are entirely blemished free and pleasing for the variety. Housed in mid 1990s ANACS old white holder with NO DRAPERY V-1 listed on the label. An important Liberty Seated half dime die variety from the Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection.
Seated 5C 1840O 1840-O
No Drapery
VG08 raw
V-6
Original $200 New Orleans Collection, Transitional Open Bud Reverse. A Small O open bud is found on the V-6 variety. The offered example is original medium gray. Tone over lines are seen on the lower obverse. Reverse is boldly struck and details are consistent with higher grade.
Seated 5C 1840O 1840-O
No Drapery
G06 raw
V-6
Original $200 New Orleans Collection, Transitional Open Bud Reverse. A Small O open bud is found on the V-6 variety. The offered example is original light to medium gray. A well worn example but still maintain strong rims and having nice eye appeal. There is a toned over rim impairment to the left of base on obverse. A challenging variety to locate.
Seated 5C 1840O 1840-O
No Drapery, Large O
G06 raw
V-8
R6
Choice $250 V-8, No Drapery, Large O, Choice Original, Crusty Gray Patina, R6 Rarity, Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection. A wonderful 1840-O Large O V-8 example with thick crusty gray patina. Surfaces are perfectly original and choice. An R6 rarity for not a lot of money. A quality raw offering from the Dr. Glenn Peterson Dansco album collection.
Seated 5C 1842 1842
MS64 NGC Fatty
156875004

Gem $825 Gem Original, Classic Deep Rose-Gold and Blue Ring Toning, Fully Struck, Conservatively Graded. A gem offering for fans of strict old time originality. Strike is perfect with all devices completely formed and deeply impressed. Surfaces are covered with thick rose-gold and blue patina. During bright light viewing, the obverse turns to fiery gold while the reverse is mostly aquamarine blue. Housed in old NGC Fatty holder with green label.
Seated 5C 1842 1842
VF35 raw
V-1a
Choice $85 New November 8! Shattered Reverse, Choice Original Surfaces, Crusty Gray, Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection. A wonderful 1842 V-1a offering choice surfaces and crusty gray toning. The reverse vertical die crack through HAL(F) DIM(E) into the upper right wreath is bold and well defined. Attribution has been confirmed by Clint Cummins. An affordable example from the Dr. Peterson Dansco album
Seated 5C 1842 1842
F15 raw
V-3
Original HOLD
$25
New November 8! Original, Ebony Gray Patina, Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection. V-3 attribution confirmed by Clint Cummins. Original ebony and gray patina on both sides. From Dr. Peterson's Dansco.
Seated 5C 1843 1843
VF30 raw

Choice $45 Crusty Original, Choice Surfaces, Ebony-Gray Patina. Fully wholesome and original with thick crusty ebony-gray patina. Perfect for a mid circulated grade Dansco set. Not blemishes whatsoever.
Seated 5C 1844 1844
AU50 raw
V-3
Cleaned $95 New November 8! Repunched Date, Lightly Whizzed, Brilliant with Ebony Fields, Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection. Dr. Peterson's 1844 V-3 repunched date offers bold diagnostics. Repunching is visible above and below the 18 digits and below the first 4 digit. Under a bright light, surfaces are brilliant with ebony coloring. 10x loupe inspection revealed a light whizzing. Price accordingly as a great filler for the die variety.
Seated 5C 1844O 1844-O
VF30 PCGS
36678093
V-2
Choice $850 V-2, Small O, Medal Turn Reverse, Choice Original, Crusty Gun Metal Gray-Blue Patina, Accurately Graded, Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection. The V-2 Small O die pairing is found with two distinctly different reverse die alignments; normal coin and 175 degree medal turn. Overall, this date has a low mintage of 220,000 and is one of the key dates of the Seated half dime series. This example has medal coin turn reverse alignment. Surfaces are covered with thick crusty gray-blue patina. A careful 10x loupe inspection revealed no blemishes therefore a choice original quality rating is warranted. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Another important half dime that was pulled from the Dr. Glenn Peterson Dansco book collection.
Seated 5C 1844O 1844-O
VF30 PCGS
36678092
V-1
Original $900 V-1, Medium O, Rare, Original, Key Date, Iridescent Peripheral Gray and Gold Toning, Accurately Graded, Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection. The 1844-O V-1 die pairing is easily cherrypicked due to a larger Medium O mintmark as compared to the V-2 Small O. The V-1 die pairing is not seen with the medal turn reverse alignment. Overall, V-1 is more challenging to locate than its V-02 counterpart. This offering is an accurately graded VF30 example with iridescent toning. Obverse features darker gray fields while the reverse has golden peripheral coloring. A key date in the Liberty Seated half dime series that warrants special attention. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. From the Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection.
Seated 5C 1844O 1844-O
F15
PCGS
36678094
V-2
Choice $725 V-2, Small O, Coin Turn Reverse Alignment, Choice Original, Crusty Gray, Key Date, Accurately Graded, Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection. The V-2 Small O die pairing is found with two distinctly different reverse die alignments; normal coin and 175 degree medal turn. Overall, this date has a low mintage of 220,000 and is one of the key dates of the Seated half dime series. This example has regular coin turn reverse alignment. Surfaces are perfectly original and choice. Crusty gray patina covers both sides. Regardless of heavy circulation, this survivor is blemish free other than a tiny rim mark at star 5. CAC approval validates the strict originality. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Yet another lovely Seated half dime offering from Dr. Glenn Peterson's Dansco album that has recently seen PCGS grading and CAC review.
Seated 5C 1845 1845
AU58 PCGS
84342841
V-5
Original $180 New October 12! Price Reduction October 12, 2019 - Well Struck, Brilliant Surfaces, Collector Grade, Twin Lakes Collection.. Half dimes of this year all appear with a seemingly blundered date, as the engravers clearly had difficulty consistently crafting digit punches sized for the tiny workspace between the base of Liberty and the rim. This example, FS-302 RPD, with repunching of all digits, is no exception, and here the 5 is sized considerably larger than the 4. In contrast to the engraving, the strike is healthy with full star centers and deep relief of all devices and lettering. LIght olive toning covers both sides with hints of russet about stars 1-7. More great offerings from the Twin Lakes Collection.
Seated 5C 1845 1845
EF45 raw
V-5
Choice $150 New November 8! Repunched Date, Choice Original Surfaces, Steely Fields, Ebony-Gray Patina, Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection. A no question choice original example of the 1845 V-5 repunched date. Repunching is seen to the left of all four final digits. Uniform ebony-gray patina is consistent on both sides. Accurately graded with old time eye appeal. Yet more pickings from Dr. Peterson's Dansco album collection.
Seated 5C 1846 1846
VF30 PCGS
36678095
V-1
Choice $2800 Low Mintage Key Date, Choice Original, Light Gray-Gold Patina, Uniform Strike, Accurately Graded, Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection. A seldom seen key date that warrants serious attention. One of just 27,000 pieces produced, the lowest mintage for any Liberty Seated half dime prior to 1863. In choice VF, this example is at a very desirable level of preservation for the issue. Probably no more than 10% of the survivors are in higher grades. The Dr. Peterson specimen features choice original surfaces covered with even gray patina. Under a light source, golden hues are exposed. A careful 10x loupe inspection revealed a few obverse field micro ticks of no consequence. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
Seated 5C 1848O 1848-O
MS64
NGC
20612502
V-4
Choice $2350 Condition census V-4 Small O Example, Very Rare Grade, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Rose, Gold and Blue Patina, Hammered Strike, Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection. The V-4 Small O reverse is a well recognized die variety rarity among passionate Liberty Seated half dime collectors. Al Bylthe, in his DLRC Press guidebook, rates the V-4 as R7 rarity in mint state as few example are known. Now opportunity comes knocking with this gorgeous MS64 example that has been award CAC green bean approval. One look and you will immediately understand why. Surfaces emit ample frosty cartwheel luster. The transparent rose-gold and blue patina partial melts away under a light source. Strike is hammered on both sides with high relief stars and every vein in the wreath leaves being boldly impressed. There are no blemishes whatsoever to report. Accurately graded and housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert. A quality offering from the Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection that will please the most selective Seated half dime collectors.
Seated 5C 1849/8 1849/8
AU58 PCGS
03249960
FS-301
Original $595 1849/8 FS-301 Repunched Date (PCGS), Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Light Gold Toning, Complete Strike, Accurately Graded, Twin lakes Collection. The 1849/6 and 1849/8 repunched dates or overdates have been controversial for years. PCGS labels two different obverse dies with the 1849/8 designation. FS-301 is listed as a repunched date along with FS-302 as an overdate. This Twin Lakes Collection offerings is designated 1849/8 on the blue label. 10x loupe inspection validates the variety to be FS-301 with an extra repunched loop of what looks like a 6 to the right of the final 9 punch. Other numismatic experts will have alternate opinions. Regardless, this example is accurately graded with frosty cartwheels and light golden toning. Strike is 100% executed. Surfaces are essentially choice original. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Seated 5C 1850 1850
MS66
PCGS
38036057
V-3
R4
Gem $1200 New November 26! Gem Original, Thick Frosted Surfaces, Peripheral Gold Toning, Well Struck. A gorgeous 1850 Liberty Seated Half dime with heavily frosted surfaces and peripheral gold toning on the obverse. Bright light inspection reveals rich frosty luster. Attributed by Clint Cummins as V-3 with R4 rarity rating. A registry set caliber offering for the advanced collector. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Seated 5C 1850 1850
AU55 raw
V-5
Choice $150 Choice Original Surfaces, Crusty Gray Patina, Well Struck, Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection. Retrieved from the Dr. Glenn Peterson Liberty Seated half dime Dansco album where it was attributed as V-5. A choice original piece that is richly toned with gray and embedded rose and blues.
Seated 5C 1851 1851
AU53 raw
V-1
Choice $125 Steely Gray Surfaces, Choice Original, Fully Struck, Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection. Extracted from the Dr. Glenn Peterson Liberty Seated half dime Dansco album. I love the steely light gray surfaces and reflective luster during bright light inspection. A fully struck example that is pleasing regardless of being a common date. Surprisingly, GFRC has handled only two examples of the 1851 date.
Seated 5C 1851O 1851-O
AU55 raw
V-2
Original $215 Deep Old Album Toning, Pretty Rose-Aquamarine Reflective Luster, Typical Strike, Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection. Retrieved from the Dr. Glenn Peterson Liberty Seated half dime Dansco album where it was attributed as V-2. Lots of reflective luster along with rich aquamarine-rose patina that mostly came from old album paper contact.
Seated 5C 1851O 1851-O
Large O
F12 raw
V-2
Cleaned $35 Old Clean, New Jersey Collection. Surfaces are light gray from old cleaning and now recovering with gold/rose toning.
Seated 5C 1852O 1852-O
EF40 raw
V-1
Choice HOLD
$310
Better New Orleans Date, Super Eye Appeal, Choice Original Surfaces, Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection. Pulled from the Dr. Glenn Peterson Liberty Seated half dime Dansco album. A choice example of the 1852-O better date. Well struck with gray patina throughout both sides.
Seated 5C 1852O 1852-O
Large O
VF25 raw
V-1
Original $165 Original, Attractive Medium Gray, New Jersey Collection. A better Seated half dime date with low mintage of 260,000 pieces. This example has old album gray toning with blue hues that come alive under bright light. Conservative grading with an above average strike and no blemishes. I like this example and believe it would easily grade at the TPGs.
Seated 5C 1853 1853
With Arrows
EF45 raw

Choice $85 Choice Original, Deep Gun Metal Gray. A well balanced type coin with strictly original surfaces coupled with strong even strike. Both obverse and reverse are covered with uniform gun metal gray patina that is blemish free and uninterrupted. A quality half dime and strong candidate for a type set.
Seated 5C 1853 1853
With Arrows
VF35 raw
V-?
Choice $135 Misplaced Digits Under Base, Choice Original Surfaces, Residual Luster, Dr. Peterson Collection . An unlisted 1853 With Arrows die variety with what appears to be the top loop of 8 digit protruding from the base above the final 8 digit. The misplaced digit has high relief and would not be stray die clashing. This is a choice example with olive-gray patina and some residual luster. Pulled from the Dr. Glenn Peterson Liberty Seated half dime Dansco album.
Seated 5C 1853 1853
No Arrows
VF20 raw
V-1
Original $200 No Arrows, Crusty Gray, Better Philadelphia Date, Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection. Extracted from the Dr. Glenn Peterson Liberty Seated half dime Dansco album. A perfectly original 1853 No Arrows offering with thick crusty gray patina. Always on collector want lists.
Seated 5C 1853 1853
No Arrows
F15 raw

Market Acceptable $120 Scarce No Arrows Variety, Old Clean, Gray-Gold Obverse. Low mintage of 135,000 and always in demand for a Dansco date and mintmark set. This decent example is recovering from an old clean with the obverse covered in gray-gold patina. The reverse is lighter color. Accurately graded and blemish free.
Seated 5C 1854 1854
With Arrows
EF45 raw
V-3
Original $65 Repunched 1, Crusty Olive-Gray, Residual Luster, Original Surfaces, Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection. A strictly original 1854 half dime covered with a crusty olive-gray skin. Reverse has an ancient rim cut at 3:00 that is toned over. Fresh from the Dr. Glenn Peterson Liberty Seated half dime Dansco album where it was labeled as V-3, a repunched 1 digit obverse.
Seated 5C 1854 1854
With Arrows
VF35 raw

Market Acceptable $75 Repunched Date, Golden-Gray Toning, Few Obverse Hairlines, Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection. The 18 digits in the date have bold repunching. Surfaces may have been wiped in the past but have nicely retoned. A Market Acceptable quality rating is warranted. When collecting die variety, not all purchases can be choice original. One has to buy die varieties when located. Fresh from the Dr. Glenn Peterson Liberty Seated half dime Dansco album.
Seated 5C 1855 1855
With Arrows
EF40 raw
V-7
R5?
Market Acceptable $225 New October 12! 7 Stripe Shield, Challenging Die Variety, Grayish-Brown Patina, Reverse Porosity, Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection. An interesting 1855 Liberty Seated half dime die variety with extra 7th horizontal shield line. A potential doubled obverse die as all horizontal shield lines are doubled. This doubling adds an extra horizontal line named as the 7th. Steve Crain considered this variety to be an R7 rarity along with Dr. Peterson. Based on conversations with Clint Cummings, an R5 rarity is more appropriate though those that do come to market are impaired with one issue or another. The Peterson specimen is toned an even grayish-brown with heavy obverse verdigris. The reverse has faint porosity and a few rim marks that are toned over. Pricing this piece is difficult as Peterson had a high estimate.
Seated 5C 1856 1856
MS62 ANACS OWH
3111011

Gem $250 Gem Original, Reflective Cartwheel Luster, Mottled Gray-Blue Patina, Typical 1856 Philly Strike, Conservative Grading, Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection. A gem original 1856 Liberty Seated half dime that is much nicer in hand than GFRC images. Surfaces are covered with semi-transparent gray-blue patina that appears dominant in the images. This is definitely not the case. Viewing under a light source exposes vibrant cartwheel luster that is quite frosty. Surfaces are perfect with no blemishes whatsoever. Yes, this piece features a typical 1856 strike with partial denticles and weak stars. This is the nature of the beast for the 1856 date. I've assigned a gem quality rating as the MS62 grade appears to be conservative. Housed in mid 1990s ANACS old white holder. A superb 1856 Philadelphia half dime offering from the Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection.
Seated 5C 1856O 1856-O
AU58 raw
V-10
Choice $325 New October 12! Date Placement Variety, Hammered Strike, Frosty Rose-Gold, Peripheral Blue Surfaces, Choice Original, Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection. Frosty luster enables the multi-color rose-gold and blue toning during bright light viewing. Reverse toning is irregular as shown in the GFRC images. Strike is hammered on this 1856-O V-10 offering from the Dr. Peterson Dansco album. Faint rub is seen on both sides. A solid offering for another Dansco album collection.
Seated 5C 1857 1857
AU55+ raw

Choice $175 Near Gem Original, Superb Old Album Color. A super piece though common date. Deep rose and light green shades on obverse that transitions to dark blue at the rim. Reverse is even light gray with faint rub on the wreath leaves. Fields and devices are blemish free. Please give this offering consideration if searching for a quality type coin.
Seated 5C 1857O 1857-O
EF45 raw
V-1
Market Acceptable $100 New October 12! Old Unretouched Hub, Decent Eye Appeal, Old Album Toning, Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection. A well struck V-1 example that saw a long ago dip followed by restoration time in a paper album. Peripheral aquamarine and gold have accumulated and restored overall appearance. From the Dr. Peterson Seated half dime collection.
Seated 5C 1858 1858
AU58 ANACS OWH
764255

Original HOLD
$115
Heavily Eroded Dies, Original Surfaces, Frosty Luster, Mottled Aquamarine-Gray Toning, Accurately Graded, Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection. Struck from heavily eroded dies resulting in deep metal flow lines throughout obverse and reverse fields. Surfaces are strictly original and generate considerable cartwheel luster under a light source. Mottled grays and faint blues are the primary coloring. Housed in mid 1990s ANACS old white holder. Another quality Liberty Seated half dime offering from the Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection.
Seated 5C 1858 1858
EF45 raw

Original $78 Original Gun Metal Gray Patina. Nice thick original toning throughout obverse and reverse. Perfect fields and devices.
Seated 5C 1858 1858
VF20 raw
V-?
Original $75 New October 12! Repunched 18, Aquamarine-Gray Patina, Unlisted, Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection. Peterson lists this 1858 Seated half dime offerings as V-9 in his Dansco but with the notation of repunched 18 digits. The V-9 designation belongs to the Inverted Date variety. A close 10x loupe inspection revealed repunching about the left and right bases of the 1 digit and at the bottom of the lower loop in the 8 digit. This offering is not the FS-301 repunched date, rather a completely different case of repunching. An original example that is covered with aquamarine-gray and gold patina. Ideal for the die variety specialist due to unquestionable diagnostics.
Seated 5C 1858 1858
Over Inverted date
F12 raw
V-9
Original $65 New October 12! Over Inverted Date, Crusty Gray Patina, Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection. Surfaces are covered with natural gray patina. The initial inverted date punch is bold with 10x loupe. From the Dr. Peterson Dansco album collection.
Seated 5C 1858O 1858-O
MS64
NGC
22199301

Gem $700 Gem Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Aquamarine-Blue and Rose Toning, Well Struck, Cracked Reverse, Substantial Eye Appeal, Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection. A gem original 1858-O strike that is worthy of an advanced Seated half dime collection. Frosty luster is bold and brilliant with crisp cartwheel effects. Aquamarine-blue patina is predominate along with rose coloring. Strike is well executed. Multiple reverse die cracks connect the legend and ribbon ends to the denticles. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert. A superior offering from the Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection that is just back from CAC. CAC green bean rewards the strict originality, eye appeal and fair grading.
Seated 5C 1859 1859
AU58 raw
V-2
Gem $225 New October 12! Transitional Hubs, V-2 Dot in (U)NITED, Gem Original Eye Appeal, Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection. Lots of eye appeal comes with this well preserved 1859 V-2 specimen from the Dr. Peterson Dansco album collection. V-2 die variety can be attributed by a large die anomaly inside the U of UNITED. Bright light inspection brings about an explosion brilliant frosty luster and swirling cartwheels which is not dampened by the aquamarine and rose toning. Overall eye appeal is spectacular and worthy of a gem original quality rating.
Seated 5C 1859 1859
VG08 raw
V-1
Original $20 New November 6! Repunched 1&9, Honest Wear, Gray-Rose Coloring, Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection . Attributed as V-1 by Clint Cummins. A nice filler for the one year type design at low price.
Seated 5C 1859O 1859-O
MS64 PCGS
34671923

Choice $1000 Choice Original, Lightly Toned, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Typical Struck, Accurately Graded, Denver Collection. The Denver Collection consignor is in the process of building a superior Liberty Seated coinage mint state type set with a high degree of difficulty. He is only selecting branch mints for the set and forgoing Philadelphia strikes. The challenge is substantial but progress is being made with several duplicated being consigned to GFRC. This offering is an exceptionally lustrous 1859 New Orlean half dime. The luster is frosty with vibrant cartwheels on both sides. Surfaces are lightly toned with blues at the reverse rim. Strike is typical for the 1859 timeframe as the Gobrecht design hub was about to be retired by Longacre and Paquet. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder and a fine numismatic property to consider.
Seated 5C 1860 1860
AU53 PCGS
34680933

Choice $135 Iridescent Gold Toning, Choice Original, Frosty Luster, Lots of Eye Appeal. Considerable eye appeal results for the iridescent gold patina and frosty luster. Surfaces are strictly original and blemish free. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A quality offering for a collector building a higher end circulated Liberty Seated half dime set.
Seated 5C 1861 1861
AU58 PCGS OGH
9239700
V-1
Choice HOLD
$160
New October 12! Price Reduction October 12, 2019 - Vibrant Reflective Cartwheel Luster, Untoned Choice Surfaces, Completely Struck, Accurately Graded, Twins Lakes Collection. A common date but with choice surfaces and vibrant reflective cartwheel luster. Struck is complete with deeply impressed devices. Faint rub on the knee warrants AU58 grade level. Last sold at auction April 2015 where it realized $212. Housed in old green label PCGS holder. Another quality offering from the Twins Lakes Collection.
Seated 5C 1861 1861
AU58 raw

Choice $135 Choice Original, Mottled Gray Patina. A strictly original half dime with rim raised rims and ample luster under bright light. I've studied this piece closely with 10x loupe and fail to see wear but still assigning an AU grade.
Seated 5C 1863 1863
PR64 PCGS
36678101
V-1
Choice $700 V-1, Repunched 18, Proof Strike, Near Gem Original, Thick Mottled Gray Patina, Mirrored Fields, Reflective Luster, Accurately Graded, Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection. Proof mintage of only 425 piece. Business strikes and proofs were struck from a single die pair. All 1863 half dimes exhibit bold repunching on the 18 digits. This proof specimen is near gem original and so well preserved. Mirrored fields are covered with fairly thick layer of mottled gray patina. Under a bright light, the toning shifts to pleasing aquamarine and gold. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Another well preserved offering that was pulled from the Dr. Glenn Peterson Dansco album of Liberty Seated half dimes.
Seated 5C 1863S 1863-S
AU58 PCGS
36678102
V-1
Choice HOLD
$675
Popular Civil War San Francisco Date, Choice Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Light Gold Toning, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection. First Liberty Seated half dime issue strike at the San Francisco mint with only 100,000 pieces struck. A very scarce issue in AU or better. This lovely AU58 example offers bold frosty cartwheel luster and hammered strike for the issue. Light gold patina covers the obverse while the reverse includes aquamarine coloring. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Another quality offering from the Dr. Glenn Peterson Dansco Seated half dime album that is worthy of consideration. Fairly priced based on recent CoinFacts auction records.
Seated 5C 1867S 1867-S
AU Details PCGS
36678109
V-1
Original $235 Better San Francisco Date, Satiny Luster, . 1867 San Francisco strikes sport a mintage of 120,000 and are scarce at the AU grade level. When sending in this example from the Peterson Collection, I fully expected a straight grade and was surprised with a Cleaned designation. A nearly fully struck speciment with only weakness in the upper left reverse wreath needing mention. Both dies are heavily clashed when sriking this piece. Pleasing satiny luster is present under a light source. Toning is deep gun metal gray-blue with embedded rose. Residual mint frost is seen at the obverse and reverse peripheries when the toning ends near the denticles. Why the PCGS cleaned designation? Ok, another 10x loupe inspection to get into the PCGS grader's head. There are no hairlines whatsoever therefore no mechanical cleaning. Could the grader not like the toning? This 1867-S half dime should be in a straight graded holder. An original quality rating is assigned with attractive pricing. Another better date from the Dr. Glenn Peterson Dansco album.
Seated 5C 1868 1868
PR62 PCGS
36678110
V-1, V-2
Original $380 Proof Strike, Sharp Wire Rims, Thick Crusty Gray Patina, Fully Struck, Subdued Luster, Accurately Graded, Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection. An 1868 proof strike that has have acquired thick natural toning over the years. Definitely a proof with very sharp strike and wire rims. Reflective luster is subdued simply due to the thick patina. Under a light source, obverse reveals rose and aquamarine coloring while the reverse toning becomes reflective gold. The subdue luster is the primary reason for the assigned PR62 grade as surfaces are blemishes free. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Another offering from the Dr. Glenn Peterson Dansco album to consider.
Seated 5C 1869 1869
AU53 raw
V-2
Choice $150 Repunched Date, Choice Original, Richly Toned, Dr. Peterson Collection. A V-2 repunched date with gun metal gray-blue patina. A better date with bold strike. Just pulled from Peterson's Seated half dime Dansco and needs a new home.
Seated 5C 1869S 1869-S
AU58 raw
V-1
Choice $325 Light Dusty Gold Patina, Choice Original Surfaces, CAC Candidate, Dr. Peterson Collection. Perfectly original better date without die clash marks. Would immediately CAC is buyer places into TPG holder at accurate grade. Another selection from Peterson's Dansco.
Seated 5C 1870 1870
MS65 PCGS
25604866

Gem $800 Gem Original, Reflective Cartwheel Luster, Lightly Mirrored Fields, Peripheral Blue and Golds, Wire Rims, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection . Reflective cartwheel luster plus eye catching radial blues and gold toning are the highlights of this high grade 1870 Seated half dime. Strike is hammered with sharp wire rims. GFRC images accurate capture the coloring while viewing under a light source releases the brilliant luster. Mintage is limited at 535,000 with a PCGS population of 20. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. An eye appeal numismatic property from the Osprey Collection.
Seated 5C 1870 1870
MS63 NGC
35010424

Choice $250 Choice Original, Frosty Luster, Gray-Rose Patina, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded, Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection. Mintage of 536,000 and found with different date punch position placements, none of which are rare. This example, from the Dr. Glenn Peterson Collection, is accurate graded and offers frosty luster. Surfaces are covered with a consistent gray-rose patina. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert that dates back to the late 1990s. Old time originality is at hand with this offering.
Seated 5C 1870 1870
EF40 raw
V-1
Original $50 Great Old Album Coloring, Strictly Original, Dr. Peterson Collection. GFRC images accurately capture the old time album colors and originality. Straight from Peterson's Dansco half dime album.
Seated 5C 1871 1871
MS64
PCGS
10976708

Choice $450 Near Gem Original, Huge Eye Appeal, Upstate New Year Collection. Gem eye appeal is the highlight of this lovely 1871 Liberty Seated half dime. Surfaces are perfectly original and are layered with transparent aquamarine and gold patina. Bright light viewing is where the fun is as the luster is frosty in nature. Strike is full across obverse and reverse. This piece is limited in grade to MS64 due to several hairlines in the left obverse field that are fully toned over but never the less visible under a 10x loop. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. I'm glad this little half dime received CAC approval as it is deserved due to the superior eye appeal and original surfaces.
Seated 5C 1871 1871
AU58 PCGS
35690513

Choice $165 Mirrored Fields, Reflective Cartwheel Luster, Choice Original Surfaces, Eye Appeal on Steriods . How about a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation for this magnificent 1871 Philadelphia strike? This lovely piece offers mirrored fields and choice original surfaces. Bright light viewing is spectacular with bold reflective cartwheel luster. Obverse is toned a light gold with darker shafes at the periphery. The reverse is mostly aquamarine blue. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A quality offering for a collector building a higher end circulated Liberty Seated half dime set.
Seated 5C 1871 1871
VG10 raw

Original HOLD
$28
Original Gray, Old Album Ring Tone, New Jersey Collection. An even gray example with old album ring tining on obverse and reverse. Surfaces are blemish free.
Seated 5C 1872 1872
MS60
PCGS
14832142

Gem HOLD
$360
New November 4! Pre-Whitman Baltimore Show Sale! Gold CAC Beauty, Gem Original, Thick Frosty Luster, Aquamarine Center, Peripheral Gold, Jim Poston Consignment. A perfect Liberty Seated half dime type coin for those wishing to have a little more in their collection. Gold CAC approval is a differentiating factor for this gorgeous 1872 Philadelphia strike. How or why this coin was graded MS60 is beyond my explanation. Rich frosty luster immediately jumps out when viewed under a light source. The center aquamarine is framed by a thick peripheral ring of burnt gold. There are no abrasions too. Was this another PCGS "mechanical error" where the label was improperly generated? Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with Gold CAC approval. Super eye appeal arrives with this lovely 1872 half dime from Jim Poston; it is worthy of consideration.
Seated 5C 1872 1872
AU50 raw
V-6
Original $110 Double Die Obverse, Original, Radial Deep Blues and Center Rose, Dr. Peterson Collection. The obverse die doubling on this 1870 V-7 is easily seen on the lower gown lines. An attractive example with light rose centers and deep blue peripheral toning. Please note several obverse lines that are ancient and fully toned over. Pulled from Peterson's Seated half dime Dansco and searching for a new home.
Seated 5C 1873 1873
AU58 PCGS
81107375

Original $175 Last Year Issue, Original Surfaces, Peripheral Rose Toning, Typical Strike, Twin Lakes Collection. The Coinage Act of 1873 brought the notable omission of the standard silver dollar. This Crime of 1873 paved the way for the United States' adoption of the gold standard and was highly controversial, especially for those no longer able to turn their silver into legal tender. The Seated half dime denomination was eliminated as part of the 1873 legislation. This final year design issue has nice original surfaces along with peripheral rose toning. Strike is typical for the date. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder. A solid AU58 graded duplicate from the Twin Lakes Collection.
Seated 5C 1873S 1873-S
MS65
PCGS
84379355

Gem $695 Gem Original, Gorgeous Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Mottled Aquamarine and Gold Patina, Accurately Graded, Seated Appalachian Collection. An absolutely gorgeous 1873 San Francisco struck Seated half dime with brilliant satiny luster and vibrant cartwheels. Bright light viewing is where all the fun is! Mottled toning covers both sides with pastel aquamarine, blue and gold being predominant on the obverse. A light rose-gold reverse center is surrounded with peripheral teal. GFRC images are woefully inadequate in capturing the satiny luster seen during bright light inspection. Housed in new 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. A great new offering from the Seated Appalachian Collection.