Category Archives: Seated Liberty coins

Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1854-O Arrows Seated Liberty Half Dollar

Counterfeit 1854-O Arrows Seated Liberty Half Dollar Counterfeit Coins Profiled by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ………. Numerous issues, such as depressions, raised lines, porosity and die damage, presented plenty of evidence to prove this coin not genuine. The Coinage Act of 1853 reduced the weight of the silver half dime, dime, quarter and half dollar as […]

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Finest Known 1852 Liberty Seated Quarter in Stack’s Bowers March 2020 Auction

  By James McCartney – Senior Numismatist, Stack’s Bowers …… The 1852 Liberty Seated quarter has a relatively low mintage of 177,060 coins, a steep departure from figures that were multiples greater throughout the 1840s and that went on to exceed one million coins regularly throughout the 1850s. This population was further diminished by melting […]

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Rare Proof Restrike 1852 Liberty Seated Dollar in Stack’s Bowers Baltimore Auction

By James McCartney – Senior Numismatist, Stack’s Bowers …… The Philadelphia Mint struck only 1,100 silver dollars for commercial use in 1852, a fact that was not lost on contemporary numismatists. By the end of that decade, the 1852 had a reputation as a rare and desirable date in the silver dollar series. The United […]

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United States 1860 Seated Liberty Dime

Description: The Seated Liberty (or Liberty Seated) dime debuted in 1837 and underwent a number of design modifications over the course of its 54-year run. In 1837, United States Mint engraver (and soon to be Chief Engraver) Christian Gobrecht’s design debuted with a fairly clean, yet simple obverse that featured a seated Liberty accompanied only […]

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Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Selections: Gem Proof 1837 No Stars Dime

Chief Engraver William Kneass suffered a stroke before he could finalize the design for the Seated Liberty motif, which replaced the Capped Bust design on U.S. silver coinage in the late 1830s. The talented Christian Gobrecht took over the project and completed the design, based on earlier contributions from Kneass, Thomas Sully, and Titian Peale. […]

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Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Selections: Proof 1839 Seated Half Dollar

The 1839 proof No Drapery Seated Liberty half dollar is a celebrated 19th-century rarity and a one-year design type that will appeal to series specialists and advanced type collectors alike. Walter Breen recognized three specimens in his 1977 Encyclopedia of United States and Colonial Proof Coins, but his list contained an example in the Norweb […]

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CDHCD Dealer Finds Extremely Rare 1848 Proof Seated Liberty Dime

By CoinWeek Staff Reports ….. A winning bid on eBay for a collection of coins gave an Indiana coin dealer far more than he bargained for. After processing and sorting the collection, Sam Shafer discovered an 1848 Seated Liberty dime that seemed far better struck than what one would expect for the period. The coin, […]

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Classic U.S. Coins for Less Than $500 Each, Part 32: Liberty Seated Dimes 1838-60

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #396 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds ….. Liberty Seated dimes were minted from 1837 to 1891. The legend ‘United States of America’ was moved from the reverse to the obverse in 1860. Although truly scarce, Liberty Seated dimes with the […]

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Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Selections: Finest NGC 1858-S Dime

Its low mintage and paltry survival rank the 1858-S among the most elusive dimes in the Seated Liberty series, especially in high grades. Only 60,000 pieces were struck, and nearly every coin experienced some degree of circulation in the West; certified examples average between VF30 and VF35. Approximately 300 to 350 coins survive, but the […]

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Legend Rare Coin Auctions’ Regency XXI Sale: Lots You Need to Know

By CoinWeek ….. Handpicked high-eye-appeal U.S. coins are the hallmark of Legend Rare Coin Auctions (LRCA) and on Thursday, May, 18, 2017 at Harrah’s in New Orleans, the New Jersey-based firm will offer 521 PCGS- and NGC-certified coins at their Regency XXI Sale. Many are either conditionally rare or rare in an absolute sense, and […]

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Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1854-O Arrows Seated Liberty Half Dollar

Counterfeit 1854-O Arrows Seated Liberty Half Dollar Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ……….   Numerous issues, such as depressions, raised lines, porosity and die damage, presented plenty of evidence to prove this coin not genuine. The Coinage Act of 1853 reduced the weight of the silver half dime, dime, quarter and half dollar as part of an […]

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Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1854-O Arrows Seated Liberty Half Dollar

Counterfeit 1854-O Arrows Seated Liberty Half Dollar Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ………. Numerous issues, such as depressions, raised lines, porosity and die damage, presented plenty of evidence to prove this coin not genuine. The Coinage Act of 1853 reduced the weight of the silver half dime, dime, quarter and half dollar as part of an effort […]

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Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Selections: Gem 1846 Seated Dollar

Our October 31-November 2 New York auction boasts a Proof-65 1846 dollar, one of the finest-known examples and the second-finest proof 1846 dollar known at PCGS. Further, it is the Breen-5436 variety, with a noticeably double-punched date and remnants of the secondary digits below the primary numerals, far below their correct position. The coin is […]

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Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Selections: Gem 1846 Seated Dollar

Our October 31-November 2 New York auction boasts a Proof-65 1846 dollar, one of the finest-known examples and the second-finest proof 1846 dollar known at PCGS. Further, it is the Breen-5436 variety, with a noticeably double-punched date and remnants of the secondary digits below the primary numerals, far below their correct position. The coin is […]

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Classic US Coins: 1916—The Year of Reform and Great Numismatic Treasures

By Jim Bisognani – Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ….. 2016—Golden centennial tributes commemorate inspired individuality A touch of early fall weather with temperatures at night dropping to the rather chilly mid-30s made it abundantly clear that the next season is at hand. With cooler temps enhancing the colorful foliage, which for the most part is still […]

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Legend Rare Coin Auctions Present Classic Rarities and Collector Coins in Regency Auction XVII

Legend Rare Coin Auctions is pleased to present Regency Auction XVII, to be held on the evening of May 19 at Harrah’s New Orleans, as the official auction for the PCGS Members Only Show. Classic rarities and popular collector coins abound in the 470 lot sale. Among classic rarities are an original and a restrike […]

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Visiting The New Orleans Mint

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek…. If you haven’t had the opportunity to check out the New Orleans Mint in person, I recommend you stop by the next time you’re in The Big Easy. I was just passing through Louisiana on a business trip and had only a few hours to spend in the Crescent City, […]

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New Jersey Teen Wins 2015 PNG Scholarship

Christopher Maisano, a 17-year-old New Jersey high school student, has been selected as the winner of the Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) 2015 Young Numismatist scholarship. The PNG will provide tuition, dorm accommodations, meals and airfare to and from Colorado Springs, Colorado for Maisano to attend one of the week-long sessions of this year’s American Numismatic […]

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