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Sale 23

Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction


U.S. Coins - Half Dollars - Liberty Seated
 
 
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Lot 2347
1843-O Liberty Seated Half Dollar. NGC graded MS-61 PQ. An intensely frosty mint example and lightly toned. Well deserving of our mantle Premium Quality. In an older holder.
Estimated Value $350 - 400.
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$748
Lot 2348
1846 Liberty Seated Half Dollar. 6 over horizontal 6. NGC graded MS-62. A boldly struck specimen with the horizontal 6 clearly visible. Mostly white and frosty with a touch of light violet tone about the borders on both sides. A rare and very popular Red Book variety. Pop of 2 with 2 in MS-63, 3 in MS-64 and 1 in MS-65.
Estimated Value $5,750 - 6,250.
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Lot 2349
1851 Liberty Seated Half Dollar. NGC graded MS-66. Flecks of blue color are sprinkled liberally on the obverse of this colorful Gem. The outer peripheries of both the obverse and the reverse feature a lovely, russet-red toning that is simultaneosly impressive and attractive. Fully struck details. Gorgeous, frosty surfaces, with a rich, creamy luster. Tied for the finest certified by either PCGS or NGC, where both report single MS-66 examples. A superb quality type coin.
Estimated Value $15,000 - 20,000.
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Lot 2350
1853-O Liberty Seated Half Dollar. Arrows and rays. AU-50 or better. Has a very pleasing appearance with attractive natural antique toning.
Estimated Value $450 - 500.
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$489
Lot 2351
1854 Liberty Seated Half Dollar. Arrows. AU-50. Toned.
Estimated Value $200 - 250.
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Realized
$230
Lot 2352
1854-O Liberty Seated Half Dollar. Arrows. NGC graded MS-65. A trifle soft at the head and upper stars as struck with absolutely pristine surfaces throughout. All is overlaid with a natural blending of grayish-violet with electric blue iridescence at the borders. Pop of 13 with 8 in MS-66, 1 in MS-67 and 2 in MS-68.
Estimated Value $5,000 - 5,500.
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Lot 2353
  1854-O Liberty Seated Half Dollar. Arrows. AU-50. Light golden toning about the peripheries.
Estimated Value $200 - 250.
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$242
Lot 2354
1857 Liberty Seated Half Dollar. PCGS graded MS-64. Toned on the obverse in a shimmering, lilac-rose pastel; the reverse is mostly white and brilliant. Excellent eye appeal and strike for the date. PCGS reports 18 in this grade and only 6 finer (all in MS-65) (PCGS # 6290) .
Estimated Value $1,500 - 1,700.
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$1,955
Lot 2355
1858 Liberty Seated Half Dollar. MS-60. Sharply struck with dull surfaces, probably from an old cleaning.
Estimated Value $200 - 300.
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$242
Lot 2356
1858-O Liberty Seated Half Dollar. PCGS graded AU-55 PQ. Well struck and lustrous with light golden and violet toning. No real friction noted thus our Premium Quality designation. In an old green holder (PCGS # 6294) .
Estimated Value $200 - 225.
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$299
Lot 2357
1859 Liberty Seated Half Dollar. NGC graded MS-62. Well struck and intensely lustrous with some lilac toning about the peripheries. In an older holder.
Estimated Value $350 - 400.
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$604
Lot 2358
  1860-O Liberty Seated Half Dollar. MS-60. Nicely struck with lots of frosty mint luster, lightly toned.
Estimated Value $250 - 300.
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$546
Lot 2359
  1860-O Liberty Seated Half Dollar. AU-50. Well struck with no signs of actual wear, just some stains and marks from probably being in the ground.
Estimated Value $100 - 130.
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$219
Lot 2360
1861 Liberty Seated Half Dollar. PCGS graded MS-62 PQ. Well struck with full hair definition on Liberty. The frosty mint surfaces are mostly white with some tone just starting to form. In an old green holder (PCGS # 6302) .
Estimated Value $500 - 600.
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$604
Lot 2361
1863-S Liberty Seated Half Dollar. AU-55. Lightly cleaned long ago, still quite lustrous.
Estimated Value $120 - 140.
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$161
Lot 2362
  1863-S Liberty Seated Half Dollar. AU-50 cleaned. Still frosty with a stain on the obverse.
Estimated Value $120 - 140.
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$230
Lot 2363
  1866-S Liberty Seated Half Dollar. No motto. Sharpness of VF-30 or Better. The coins appear matte-like, probably due to submersion in water. These are quite scarce and we urge careful inspection by prospective bidders. Lot of 3 coins.
Estimated Value $900 - 1,000.
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$1,150
Lot 2364
1866 Liberty Seated Half Dollar. With motto. PCGS graded Proof 64. A very choice glittering proof specimen with delicate iridescent toning about the borders on both sides. A total of 725 proofs made (PCGS # 6424) .
Estimated Value $750 - 800.
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$1,208
Lot 2365
1866 Liberty Seated Half Dollar. With motto. NGC graded Proof 62 PQ. A choice brilliant proof specimen with intense mirror surfaces and pleasing satiny devices. Attractively toned with vibrant gold and violet peripheral toning. A total of 725 proofs were struck. In an older holder.
Estimated Value $400 - 500.
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$805
Lot 2366
1869 Liberty Seated Half Dollar. PCGS graded Proof 61 PQ. A boldly struck example and quite attractively toned with light violet surrounded by electric blue iridescence. A total of 600 proofs made. In an old green holder (PCGS # 6427) .
Estimated Value $350 - 400.
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$633
Lot 2367
1871 Liberty Seated Half Dollar. PCGS graded Proof 62 PQ. A bright glittering proof specimen, lightly toned with nice cameo contrast. Looks far nicer than just a "Proof 62" thus our Premium Quality designation. A total of 960 proofs were made. In an old green holder (PCGS # 6429) .
Estimated Value $250 - 300.
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$805
Lot 2368
1871 Liberty Seated Half Dollar. PCGS graded MS-61. A boldly struck frosty white example. In an old green holder (PCGS # 6330) .
Estimated Value $240 - 280.
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$460
Lot 2369
  1875 Liberty Seated Half Dollar. Proof 60. Toned a light grey.
Estimated Value $325 - 350.
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$391
Lot 2370
  1875 Liberty Seated Half Dollar. Proof 55. Light hairlines beneath a film of light tone. A total of 700 proofs were made.
Estimated Value $200 - 220.
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$265
Lot 2371
1875 Liberty Seated Half Dollar. PCGS graded MS-61. A boldly struck frosty white mint example with the faintest touch of light tone around the peripheries. A very decent Brilliant Uncirculated example. In an old green holder (PCGS # 6349) .
Estimated Value $250 - 275.
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$426
Lot 2372
  1875-CC Liberty Seated Half Dollar. Sharpness of AU-50. Cleaned at one time however, not too harshly.
Estimated Value $100 - 125.
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$391
Lot 2373
1876 Liberty Seated Half Dollar. PCGS graded Proof 62. A well struck platinum white beauty with excellent cameo contrast. In an old green holder (PCGS # 6437) .
Estimated Value $350 - 400.
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$633
Lot 2374
1877 Liberty Seated Half Dollar. NGC graded Proof 63. A nice, white example in an old NGC holder.
Estimated Value $400 - 475.
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$575
Lot 2375
1877 Liberty Seated Half Dollar. Proof 62 Cameo. A brilliant cameo example with some scattered marks about. A total of 510 proofs were made.
Estimated Value $400 - 450.
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$690
Lot 2376
1877 Liberty Seated Half Dollar. Brilliant Proof 60 Plus. Glittering mirror surfaces with some scattered light marks. Only 510 proofs struck.
Estimated Value $350 - 400.
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$575
Lot 2377
  1877 Liberty Seated Half Dollar. Proof 60. Light hairlines and a few scattered marks are noted beneath the moderated iridescent midnight toning. Only 510 proofs were made.
Estimated Value $300 - 330.
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$489
Lot 2378
1877-CC Liberty Seated Half Dollar. PCGS graded MS-65. Well struck with creamy white frosty mint surfaces. A very choice example from the Carson City mint (PCGS # 6356) .
Estimated Value $3,000 - 3,500.
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$3,450
Lot 2379
1877-CC Liberty Seated Half Dollar. PCGS graded MS-63. A well struck and intensely frosty mint example with light toning. In an old green holder (PCGS # 6356) .
Estimated Value $650 - 750.
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$1,208
Lot 2380
1878 Liberty Seated Half Dollar. PCGS graded Proof 63 PQ. A bold needle sharp strike with bright mirror fields against delicate frosted devices giving a pleasing cameo effect, all lightly toned. Well deserving of our Premium Quality designation. A total of 800 proofs made. In an old green holder (PCGS # 6439) .
Estimated Value $450 - 500.
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$1,093
Lot 2381
1878 Liberty Seated Half Dollar. PCGS graded MS-63. A well struck example with pleasing semi prooflike surfaces with light rose toning about the peripheries. We note some scattered contact marks in the unprotected right obverse field, still quite choice.In an old green holder (PCGS # 6358) .
Estimated Value $400 - 450.
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$719
Lot 2382
1879 Liberty Seated Half Dollar. PCGS graded Proof 62 PQ. A lovely glittering brilliant proof example, light creamy-golden in color, with slight cameo contrast. Well deserving of the mantle Premium Quality for the numerical grade. Examine this coin for yourself and see if you agree. Popular low mintage date. In an old green holder (PCGS # 6440) .
Estimated Value $400 - 450.
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$633
Lot 2383
1879 and 1881 Liberty Seated Half Dollars. ANACS graded Proof 62. A pair of rare low mintage dates, each lightly toned (PCGS # 6440) .
Estimated Value $450 - 500.
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$834
Lot 2384
1879 Liberty Seated Half Dollar. Proof 62. Quite attractive with intense mirror fields and nice cameo contrast with electric blue toning adhering to the borders on both sides. Scarce low mintage date.
Estimated Value $400 - 450.
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$506
Lot 2385
1880 Liberty Seated Half Dollar. PCGS graded Proof 61. Well struck with a film of uniform light golden toning on both sides which conceal most of the apparent light hairlines. Popular low mintage date. In an old green holder (PCGS # 6441) .
Estimated Value $370 - 380.
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$345
Lot 2386
1882 Liberty Seated Half Dollar. PCGS graded Proof 62. Boldly struck with a film of light grayish toning on both sides. Popular low mintage date that is more readily available as a proof than a business strike. In an old green holder (PCGS # 6443) .
Estimated Value $375 - 400.
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$437
Lot 2387
1883 Liberty Seated Half Dollar. NGC graded Proof 65. Boldly struck with pleasing midnight blue and natural gold color toning. A total of 1039 proofs were struck. Pop of 44 with 18 in PF-66, 5 in PF-67 and 2 in PF-68.
Estimated Value $2,000 - 2,400.
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$1,955
Lot 2388
1883 Liberty Seated Half Dollar. PCGS graded Proof 62. Well struck, brilliant and untoned. Popular low mintage date that is more readily available in this grade than as a business strike (PCGS # 6444) .
Estimated Value $375 - 425.
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$518
Lot 2389
  1883 Liberty Seated Half Dollar. AU-50. A brilliant example with light hairlines and handling marks from old cleaning.
Estimated Value $200 - 250.
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$403
Lot 2390
1884 Liberty Seated Half Dollar. PCI graded Proof 64. The holder is marked "95% Toned". We agree with the toning, which is quite nice with brilliant white centers surrounded by deeper tones; however, our grade is Proof 63. Scarce low mintage date, 875 proofs made.
Estimated Value $400 - 500.
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$489
Lot 2391
  1884 Liberty Seated Half Dollar. Proof 60 plus. The full mirror surfaces are overlayed with midnight blue iridescent toning with lighter areas around Liberty. A total of 875 proofs struck for this low mintage date.
Estimated Value $350 - 400.
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$460
Lot 2392
  1884 Liberty Seated Half Dollar. EF-45. Mottled light pastel toning. Rare low mintage date.
Estimated Value $300 - 350.
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$391
Lot 2393
1885 Liberty Seated Half Dollar. PCGS graded Proof 62. A brilliant untoned example with one noticeable bag mark in the right obverse field. A low mintage date of which 930 proofs were made. In an old green holder (PCGS # 6446) .
Estimated Value $375 - 425.
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$489
Lot 2394
  1886 Liberty Seated Half Dollar. Proof 61 Cameo. A glittering brilliant white specimen. A total of 886 made for this low mintage date.
Estimated Value $340 - 360.
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$489
Lot 2395
1886 Liberty Seated Half Dollar. NGC graded MS-63. Nice rainbow toning, particularly so on the obverse. The reverse displays a more uniform gold with electric blue borders. Beneath the natural toning we note semi reflective surfaces. A low mintage date as only 5000 were struck for circulation.
Estimated Value $800 - 900.
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Lot 2396
1890 Liberty Seated Half Dollar. PCGS graded Proof 67 Deep Cameo. Blast white, with just a hint of goldenrod color near the rims. An amazing coin -- amazing for its brilliance, amazing for the intensity of the cameo contrast, amazing for its technical quality. Expect to see an amazing price bid for this amazing coin! PCGS reports one coin (this coin) at this level, with none graded higher in Deep Cameo.
Estimated Value $20,000 - 30,000.
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