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    Seated Liberty Half Dollar (1839-1891)

    The Seated Half Dollar, or Seated Liberty Half Dollar as it is sometimes known, was the second variety of Half Dollar ever produced. First introduced in 1839, the coin was quite different from the Bust Half Dollar that preceded it. The design was altered and the general public absolutely loved the coin, which probably explains why it remained in production until the latter stages of the 19th century.

    Nowadays, collectors love these coins because they are incredibly rare and only growing rarer as time moves forward. These coins can be found, but it is very difficult to find them in excellent condition. Being that most every collector only likes to add well-preserved coins to their collection, collecting the Seated Half Dollar is something that becomes painstaking and expensive.

    What You Will Pay for a Seated Liberty Half Dollar

    The price you are going to be asked to pay for a Seated Liberty Half Dollar is dependent on a few different factors. First and foremost, the condition of the coin is something collectors will never overlook. Though everyone wants to add well-preserved coins to their collections, the fact of the matter is that you will more often than not find Seated Half Dollars in poor condition.

    Secondly, the year in which the coin was minted will play into the asking price. Seated Half Dollars produced during or near the years of the Civil War will sell for higher prices than those coins produced during less turbulent periods of American history. The pricing of Seated Half Dollars can range from as low as $20 to as high as $1,000. Of course, the coins that sell for $1,000 and more will be those rare coins that are also in excellent condition.

    The Most Sought After Seated Liberty Half Dollar

    The most sought after Seated Half Dollars are those that have been preserved in excellent condition. These coins are quite difficult to find simply because Seated Half Dollars were so widely circulated and circulated for extended periods of time. Seated Half Dollars were produced for such a long period of time that the coins themselves are not difficult to find, but extremely difficult to find in excellent condition. The search for a well-preserved Seated half Dollar can best be described as attempting to find a needle in a haystack.

    In addition, those Half Dollars that were produced in and around the years of the Civil War are extremely sought after by collectors. This was an important part of American history, so it is no surprise that collectors are interested in them.

    Seated Liberty Half Dollars Future Value

    The future value of the Seated Half Dollar is something that cannot be determined with any amount of certainty. With that said, however, it is generally agreed upon that these coins will only ever become increasingly valuable. As time moves forward, there will be fewer and fewer of these coins on the market and that means that the prices of those coins will become inflated. Especially when it comes to Seated Half Dollars that were produced during the 1840s and 1850s, they are only ever going to be increasingly difficult to find.

    As such, now could be the best time to acquire a Seated Liberty Half Dollar.

    Liberty Seated Half Dollars

    DATE GOOD FINE EXTREMELY FINE UNCIRCULATED
    1839 Liberty Seated Half Dollar $45 $400 $1,400 $2,350
    1840 Liberty Seated Half Dollar (Small Letters) $42 $65 $175 $300
    1840 Liberty Seated Half Dollar (Medium Letters) $140 $275 $800 $1,600
    1840 Liberty Seated Half Dollar (O) $42 $70 $190 $340
    1841 Liberty Seated Half Dollar $42 $95 $275 $450
    1841 Liberty Seated Half Dollar (O) $42 $95 $275 $450
    1842 Liberty Seated Half Dollar $42 $65 $150 $325
    1842 Liberty Seated Half Dollar (Small Date) (O) $575 $1,400 $4,500 $7,500
    1842 Liberty Seated Half Dollar (Medium Date) (O) $42 $60 $150 $350
    1843 Liberty Seated Half Dollar $42 $65 $150 $250
    1843 Liberty Seated Half Dollar (O) $60 $70 $150 $250
    1844 Liberty Seated Half Dollar $42 $65 $150 $225
    1844 Liberty Seated Half Dollar (O) $42 $70 $175 $300
    1845 Liberty Seated Half Dollar $60 $80 $240 $400
    1845 Liberty Seated Half Dollar (O) $42 $65 $150 $235
    1846 Liberty Seated Half Dollar $42 $55 $150 $400
    1846 Liberty Seated Half Dollar (O) $42 $55 $140 $300
    1847 Liberty Seated Half Dollar $42 $65 $185 $400
    1847 Liberty Seated Half Dollar (O) $50 $70 $195 $300
    1848 Liberty Seated Half Dollar $45 $100 $275 $500
    1848 Liberty Seated Half Dollar (O) $42 $65 $210 $285
    1849 Liberty Seated Half Dollar $45 $75 $225 $400
    1849 Liberty Seated Half Dollar (O) $45 $75 $170 $285
    1850 Liberty Seated Half Dollar $240 $450 $775 $1,000
    1850 Liberty Seated Half Dollar (O) $42 $60 $175 $300
    1851 Liberty Seated Half Dollar $750 $1,000 $1,750 $2,000
    1851 Liberty Seated Half Dollar (O) $42 $120 $200 $350
    1852 Liberty Seated Half Dollar $350 $600 $975 $1,400
    1852 Liberty Seated Half Dollar (O) $70 $275 $775 $1,400
    1853 Liberty Seated Half Dollar (Arrows and Rays) $42 $65 $265 $550
    1853 Liberty Seated Half Dollar (Arrows and Rays) (O) $50 $80 $350 $750
    1854 Liberty Seated Half Dollar $42 $65 $130 $325
    1854 Liberty Seated Half Dollar (O) $42 $65 $130 $325
    1855 Liberty Seated Half Dollar (Normal Date) $42 $65 $135 $325
    1855 Liberty Seated Half Dollar (O) $42 $65 $135 $325
    1855 Liberty Seated Half Dollar (S) $350 $850 $3,500 $7,600
    1856 Liberty Seated Half Dollar $42 $65 $130 $225
    1856 Liberty Seated Half Dollar (O) $42 $65 $135 $2
    1856 Liberty Seated Half Dollar (S) $42 $175 $625 $1,275
    1857 Liberty Seated Half Dollar $42 $65 $125 $220
    1857 Liberty Seated Half Dollar (O) $42 $65 $125 $220
    1857 Liberty Seated Half Dollar (S) $60 $175 $775 $1,350
    1858 Liberty Seated Half Dollar $42 $65 $125 $225
    1858 Liberty Seated Half Dollar (O) $42 $65 $130 $225
    1858 Liberty Seated Half Dollar (S) $45 $70 $260 $440
    1859 Liberty Seated Half Dollar $42 $65 $120 $250
    1859 Liberty Seated Half Dollar (O) $42 $65 $120 $225
    1859 Liberty Seated Half Dollar (S) $45 $75 $225 $350
    1860 Liberty Seated Half Dollar $42 $65 $135 $275
    1860 Liberty Seated Half Dollar (O) $45 $70 $145 $250
    1860 Liberty Seated Half Dollar (S) $50 $75 $180 $300
    1861 Liberty Seated Half Dollar $50 $75 $130 $235
    1861 Liberty Seated Half Dollar (O) $55 $80 $140 $275
    1861 Liberty Seated Half Dollar (S) $50 $80 $150 $300
    1862 Liberty Seated Half Dollar $45 $85 $190 $400
    1862 Liberty Seated Half Dollar (S) $45 $75 $150 $275
    1863 Liberty Seated Half Dollar $45 $75 $155 $315
    1863 Liberty Seated Half Dollar (S) $45 $75 $145 $265
    1864 Liberty Seated Half Dollar $45 $75 $175 $550
    1864 Liberty Seated Half Dollar (S) $45 $75 $210 $400
    1865 Liberty Seated Half Dollar $45 $75 $235 $375
    1865 Liberty Seated Half Dollar (S) $45 $75 $210 $500
    1866 Liberty Seated Half Dollar (No Motto) (S) $450 $875 $2,300 $3,400
    1866 Liberty Seated Half Dollar $50 $80 $145 $235
    1866 Liberty Seated Half Dollar (S) $45 $70 $180 $275
    1867 Liberty Seated Half Dollar $42 $80 $210 $300
    1867 Liberty Seated Half Dollar (S) $42 $65 $145 $300
    1868 Liberty Seated Half Dollar $50 $90 $275 $400
    1868 Liberty Seated Half Dollar (S) $45 $65 $145 $250
    1869 Liberty Seated Half Dollar $42 $65 $145 $250
    1869 Liberty Seated Half Dollar (S) $42 $65 $165 $300
    1870 Liberty Seated Half Dollar $42 $65 $140 $210
    1870 Liberty Seated Half Dollar (CC) $1,750 $4,400 $16,000 $32,000
    1870 Liberty Seated Half Dollar (S) $42 $65 $170 $325
    1871 Liberty Seated Half Dollar $42 $65 $130 $250
    1871 Liberty Seated Half Dollar (CC) $400 $900 $3,200 $5,000
    1871 Liberty Seated Half Dollar (S) $45 $65 $120 $250
    1872 Liberty Seated Half Dollar $45 $65 $120 $285
    1872 Liberty Seated Half Dollar (CC) $200 $500 $2,500 $4,250
    1872 Liberty Seated Half Dollar (S) $45 $65 $240 $400
    1873 Liberty Seated Half Dollar (Close 3) $45 $70 $175 $300
    1873 Liberty Seated Half Dollar (Open 3) $3,100 $5,500 $8,000 $12,000
    1873 Liberty Seated Half Dollar (CC) $250 $750 $2,000 $4,250
    1874 Liberty Seated Half Dollar $45 $65 $230 $400
    1874 Liberty Seated Half Dollar (CC) $700 $1,800 $4,650 $8,250
    1874 Liberty Seated Half Dollar (S) $45 $80 $375 $700
    1875 Liberty Seated Half Dollar $38 $65 $100 $200
    1875 Liberty Seated Half Dollar (CC) $55 $120 $250 $375
    1875 Liberty Seated Half Dollar (S) $38 $65 $100 $200
    1876 Liberty Seated Half Dollar $38 $65 $100 $185
    1876 Liberty Seated Half Dollar (CC) $50 $90 $180 $300
    1876 Liberty Seated Half Dollar (S) $38 $65 $100 $200
    1877 Liberty Seated Half Dollar $38 $65 $100 $200
    1877 Liberty Seated Half Dollar (CC) $55 $80 $200 $300
    1877 Liberty Seated Half Dollar (S) $38 $65 $100 $200
    1878 Liberty Seated Half Dollar $38 $65 $120 $200
    1878 Liberty Seated Half Dollar (CC) $700 $2,200 $3,500 $5,000
    1878 Liberty Seated Half Dollar (S) $30,000 $50,000 $67,500 $70,000
    1879 Liberty Seated Half Dollar $275 $365 $525 $675
    1880 Liberty Seated Half Dollar $265 $340 $525 $675
    1881 Liberty Seated Half Dollar $265 $340 $525 $675
    1882 Liberty Seated Half Dollar $280 $350 $535 $675
    1883 Liberty Seated Half Dollar $280 $350 $535 $675
    1884 Liberty Seated Half Dollar $325 $425 $625 $850
    1885 Liberty Seated Half Dollar $325 $425 $625 $850
    1886 Liberty Seated Half Dollar $400 $575 $800 $875
    1887 Liberty Seated Half Dollar $450 $600 $800 $875
    1888 Liberty Seated Half Dollar $250 $350 $475 $650
    1889 Liberty Seated Half Dollar $250 $350 $475 $650
    1890 Liberty Seated Half Dollar $250 $350 $475 $650
    1891 Liberty Seated Half Dollar $50 $100 $150 $225
    Source: Red Book

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