Category Archives: Liberty Seated Coins

Welcome to the Stack’s Bowers Galleries December 2020 Showcase Auction

By Q. David Bowers – Co-Founder, Stack’s Bowers Galleries …… Welcome to the Stack’s Bowers December 2020 Auction, a magnificent finale to our 2020 Showcase Auction season. This past year has shown the continued passion and enthusiasm of the numismatic community despite unprecedented challenges. We are thrilled to present this auction amid incredible market strength, […]

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GreatCollections Offering Rare Mint State 1871-CC Seated Liberty Dollar

By CoinWeek …. Bidding ends Sunday, November 29 at GreatCollections.com for this toned 1871-CC Seated Liberty silver dollar, graded MS-61 by PCGS. A key date in the Seated Liberty dollar series, the 1871-CC has the lowest mintage of the four Carson City Mint issues, with only 1,376 struck. In spite of this, more 1871-CCs–many of […]

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Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1842-O Seated Liberty Dime

Counterfeit 1842-O Seated Liberty Dime Counterfeit Coins By Max Spiegel, Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ……. The design details on this Seated Liberty Dime counterfeit coin are soft, especially at Liberty’s head, the Phrygian cap and the shield on the obverse. The Seated Liberty Dime has grown in popularity with collectors over the last couple of decades […]

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Whitman Spring Expo to host Liberty Seated Collectors Club’s LSCC SeatedFest II

The Liberty Seated Collector’s Club will be holding SeatedFest II at the Whitman Baltimore Spring Expo!
There will be four sessions to the SeatedFest II educational program, delivered over the course of the first two days of the expo. Each session is 90 minutes, and the timing of the sessions will allow the attendees to have plenty of time for the bourse floor

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Extremely Rare Proof 1853 Arrows Half Dime Featured in Stack’s Bowers March Baltimore Auction

By James McCartney – Numismatist & Cataloger, Stack’s Bowers ……   The Proof 1853 Arrows half dime is an elusive and enigmatic issue that is rivaled by few others in the Liberty Seated series. Just five examples are thought to have been struck, and only two to three can be accounted for today. We are […]

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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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Finest Known Proof 1840 No Drapery Half Dime in Stack’s Bowers Baltimore Auction

By James McCartney, Numismatist & Cataloger – Stack’s Bowers ……   Showcased in lot 10031 of Stack’s Bowers November 2017 Baltimore Auction is a spectacular Gem Proof 1840 No Drapery Liberty Seated half dime. Toned in rich shades of violet and sapphire, this coin is handsomely preserved, considerably reflective, and offers exceptional eye appeal. The Proof […]

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Classic U.S. Coins for Less Than $500 Each, Part 31: Liberty Seated Half Dimes

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #386 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds ….. Overall, there are nine design types of half dimes, five of which are in the series of Liberty Seated half dimes. It is somewhat easy to collect these ‘by date’ (including U.S. Mint […]

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Gem 1851-O Half Dollar at Stack’s Bowers June 2017 Baltimore Auction

  By James McCartney, Numismatist & Cataloger – Stack’s Bowers …… The discovery of gold at Sutter’s Mill in 1848 sent shockwaves through the American economy that reverberated for decades. While the gold to silver ratio of both the domestic and international markets had greatly affected the operations of the United States Mint since its […]

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Fantastic Obsolete Coins from Our American Heritage: Liberty Seated 20-Cent Pieces

By Dr. Richard S. Appel – UniqueRareCoins.com …… From its inception, the silver 20-cent coin was one of the most poorly conceived, ill-received and unpopular coins produced by the United States Mint. Its great similarity in design and size with the circulating 25-cent coin was confusing to many Americans. The 20-cent piece was allegedly introduced […]

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Pogue Collection Surpasses $106 Million

  Fifth Sale Nets Over $21 Million for 232 Coins Setting a new world record for the most valuable numismatic cabinet ever sold, and perhaps a new world record for any holding of collectibles in any field, the D. Brent Pogue Collection netted total sales of $106,720,432.25 USD over the course of five auction events […]

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Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1842-O Seated Liberty Dime

Counterfeit 1842-O Seated Liberty Dime by Max Spiegel, NGC  ……. The design details on this  Seated Liberty Dime counterfeit coin are soft, especially at Liberty’s head, the Phrygian cap and the shield on the obverse. The Seated Liberty Dime has grown in popularity with collectors over the last couple of decades with considerable new research done […]

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Counterfeit Coin Detection – 1842-O Seated Liberty Dime

Counterfeit 1842-O Seated Liberty Dime by Max Spiegel, NGC  ……. The design details on this  Seated Liberty Dime counterfeit coin are soft, especially at Liberty’s head, the Phrygian cap and the shield on the obverse. The Seated Liberty Dime has grown in popularity with collectors over the last couple of decades with considerable new research done […]

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1843-O Liberty Seated Quarters and the Eliasberg-Gardner Coin

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #371 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds ….. Only one currently identified 1843-‘Large O’ quarter is clearly uncirculated, the Eliasberg-Gardner coin. This PCGS-graded “MS-63+” 1843-O just sold for $16,450 USD in a Heritage auction at the Winter 2017 Long Beach […]

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Gem 1838-O No Stars Dime at November 2016 Baltimore Rarities Night Auction

By James McCartney, Numismatist & Cataloger – Stack’s Bowers ….. The No Stars Liberty Seated dimes of 1837 and 1838 are often considered Gobrecht’s little masterpieces. Uncluttered by stars on either side, Liberty sits majestically at center, placed upon a perfectly sized canvas that allows appreciation of the obverse motif without being distracted by the […]

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