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    Liberty seated half dollars

    Ancient and Modern Coins of the World and the United States, Paper Money and Medals

    in 3 Wayte Raymond boards 85 pieces SOLD AS IS NO RETURNS 4890 Set of Washington Quarters 1932 1946 plus 1963 D 1964 P D 1965 1966 1967 1968 P D S 1969 P D S The set includes the 1968 S and 1969 S proofs The set is About Uncirculated to Choice Brilliant Uncirculated in grade and should be viewed as it con tains many nice coins 52 pieces SOLD AS IS NO RETURNS 4891 Starter Set of Liberty seated half dollars 1838 Bust Very Good Fine Cleaned 1841 0 Fine 1844 0 Very Good Fine Graffiti 1846 0 Medium Date Good Very Good 1847 0 About Fine Lightly cleaned 1848 0 Fine Very Fine 1864 Fine 1868 Fine Very Fine 8 pieces SOLD AS IS NO RETURNS 4892 Starter Set of Liberty Seated Half Dollars 1838 Bust 1844 0 1847 0 1848 0 1849 0 1853 0 Arrows Rays 1854 0 Arrows 1855 Arrows 185


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    Ancient and Modern Coins of the World and the United States, Paper Money and Medals

    in 3 Wayte Raymond boards 85 pieces SOLD AS IS NO RETURNS 4890 Set of Washington Quarters 1932 1946 plus 1963 D 1964 P D 1965 1966 1967 1968 P D S 1969 P D S The set includes the 1968 S and 1969 S proofs The set is About Uncirculated to Choice Brilliant Uncirculated in grade and should be viewed as it con tains many nice coins 52 pieces SOLD AS IS NO RETURNS 4891 Starter Set of Liberty seated half dollars 1838 Bust Very Good Fine Cleaned 1841 0 Fine 1844 0 Very Good Fine Graffiti 1846 0 Medium Date Good Very Good 1847 0 About Fine Lightly cleaned 1848 0 Fine Very Fine 1864 Fine 1868 Fine Very Fine 8 pieces SOLD AS IS NO RETURNS 4892 Starter Set of Liberty Seated Half Dollars 1838 Bust 1844 0 1847 0 1848 0 1849 0 1853 0 Arrows Rays 1854 0 Arrows 1855 Arrows 185


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    Gobrecht Journal Index, Issues #1-120

    /2014

    hael Yes 50 1877 P A Dissenting Opinion on the 1877 6 Half Dollar 4 11 1 1994 61 487 Wiley Randall E na 50 1877 P Research Indicates That Fazzari 1877 Half Dollar is an Overdate 4 3 1 1995 62 489 Fivaz Bill na 50 1877 P Letter to the Editor Comments on Previous Article 4 7 1 1995 63 490 Wiley Randall na 50 1877 P An Off Center 1875 S Half Dollar 5 11 1 1995 64 41 Rausch Larry na 50 1877 CC Liberty seated half dollars A ith Clash Marks 5 11 1 1995 64 37 Harrison Delmer B na 50 1877 CC The Carson City Mint Museum Revisited 5 11 1 1995 64 33 White Weimar W Yes 50 1877 CC CC Presentation Pieces 5 3 1 1996 65 42 White Weimar W na 50 1877 P Transitional Reverses on Liberty Seated Halves 5 7 1 1996 66 na Osburn Dick Yes 50 1877 P Letter to the Editor Varieties Found Recently 5 3 1 1997 68 na Clark Robert


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    The Dr. Tory Prestera Collection and Other Important Properties

    The Dr Tory Prestera Collection Half Dollars une 20 21 201 661 662 663 664 665 U S Liberty seated half dollars Half dozen Liberty Seated half dollars 1839 No Drapery Very Fine 20 1839 Drapery Good 6 Scattered tiny rim cuts and bruises 1840 Small Letters Reverse of 39 Good 6 1840 0 Fine 15 1841 Very Fine 20 1841 0 Very Fine 20 A decent group overall Total 6 pieces 1840 Medium Letters Reverse of 38 Extremely Fine 40 cleaned long ago and now naturally retoning Medium silver gray


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    The Dr. Tory Prestera Collection and Other Important Properties

    The Dr Tory Prestera Collection Half Dollars une 20 21 201 661 662 663 664 665 U S Liberty seated half dollars Half dozen Liberty Seated half dollars 1839 No Drapery Very Fine 20 1839 Drapery Good 6 Scattered tiny rim cuts and bruises 1840 Small Letters Reverse of 39 Good 6 1840 0 Fine 15 1841 Very Fine 20 1841 0 Very Fine 20 A decent group overall Total 6 pieces 1840 Medium Letters Reverse of 38 Extremely Fine 40 cleaned long ago and now naturally retoning Medium silver gray


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    Gobrecht Journal Index, Issues #1-120

    /2014

    hael Yes 50 1877 P A Dissenting Opinion on the 1877 6 Half Dollar 4 11 1 1994 61 487 Wiley Randall E na 50 1877 P Research Indicates That Fazzari 1877 Half Dollar is an Overdate 4 3 1 1995 62 489 Fivaz Bill na 50 1877 P Letter to the Editor Comments on Previous Article 4 7 1 1995 63 490 Wiley Randall na 50 1877 P An Off Center 1875 S Half Dollar 5 11 1 1995 64 41 Rausch Larry na 50 1877 CC Liberty seated half dollars A ith Clash Marks 5 11 1 1995 64 37 Harrison Delmer B na 50 1877 CC The Carson City Mint Museum Revisited 5 11 1 1995 64 33 White Weimar W Yes 50 1877 CC CC Presentation Pieces 5 3 1 1996 65 42 White Weimar W na 50 1877 P Transitional Reverses on Liberty Seated Halves 5 7 1 1996 66 na Osburn Dick Yes 50 1877 P Letter to the Editor Varieties Found Recently 5 3 1 1997 68 na Clark Robert


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    Gobrecht Journal Index, Issues #1-120

    /2014

    Osburn Dick na 50 1884 P At the ANA New Orleans 1981 2 11 1 1981 22 31 McCloskey John na 50 1884 P Unreported Seated Half Dollars with Center Dots 5 3 1 1998 71 na Prinzinger J Russell Yes 50 1884 P An Analysis of Rarity and Population Estimates for Liberty Seated Half D 5 11 1 1999 76 na Osburn Dick na 50 1885 P At the ANA New Orleans 1981 2 11 1 1981 22 31 McCloskey John na 50 1885 P Liberty seated half dollars with Clash Marks 5 11 1 1995 64 37 Harrison Delmer B na 50 1885 P Appreciation of Liberty Seated Quarters Half Dollars and Dollars From 1 5 11 1 1998 73 na McCloskey John na 50 1885 P An Analysis of Rarity and Population Estimates for Liberty Seated Half D 5 11 1 1999 76 na Osburn Dick na 50 1886 P At the ANA New Orleans 1981 2 11 1 1981 22 31 McCloskey John na 50 1886 P Liberty Seated H


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    Gobrecht Journal Index, Issues #1-120

    /2014

    Osburn Dick na 50 1884 P At the ANA New Orleans 1981 2 11 1 1981 22 31 McCloskey John na 50 1884 P Unreported Seated Half Dollars with Center Dots 5 3 1 1998 71 na Prinzinger J Russell Yes 50 1884 P An Analysis of Rarity and Population Estimates for Liberty Seated Half D 5 11 1 1999 76 na Osburn Dick na 50 1885 P At the ANA New Orleans 1981 2 11 1 1981 22 31 McCloskey John na 50 1885 P Liberty seated half dollars with Clash Marks 5 11 1 1995 64 37 Harrison Delmer B na 50 1885 P Appreciation of Liberty Seated Quarters Half Dollars and Dollars From 1 5 11 1 1998 73 na McCloskey John na 50 1885 P An Analysis of Rarity and Population Estimates for Liberty Seated Half D 5 11 1 1999 76 na Osburn Dick na 50 1886 P At the ANA New Orleans 1981 2 11 1 1981 22 31 McCloskey John na 50 1886 P Liberty Seated H


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    Gobrecht Journal Index, Issues #1-120

    /2014

    Bugert Bill Yes 50 1846 P An 1846 Double Die Half Dollar 3 3 1 1986 35 332 Hill Kenneth Yes 50 1846 0 LSCC Members Meet at Long Beach Show 3 7 1 1986 36 16 Cregan Bill na 50 1846 P Date Styles on 1846 Liberty Seated Coinage 4 3 1 1994 59 20 McCloskey John W Yes 50 1846 P A New 1846 Tall Date Half Dollar Die Variety 4 3 1 1995 62 432 Brill Paul Yes 50 1846 0 The James B Pryor Collection of Liberty seated half dollars 5 3 1 1996 65 9 McCloskey John W na 50 1846 P The James B Pryor Collection of Liberty Seated Half Dollars 5 3 1 1996 65 9 McCloskey John W na 50 1846 0 Appreciation of Liberty Seated Quarters Half Dollars and Dollars From 1 5 11 1 1998 73 na McCloskey John na 50 1846 0 Douglas L Noblet Collection of Seated Half Dollars Sold 5 7 1 1999 75 na McCloskey John Yes 50 1846 0 An Analysis of Ra


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    Gobrecht Journal Index, Issues #1-120

    /2014

    1855 S LSCC Members Meet at February Long Beach Show 3 7 1 1987 39 27 Cregan Bill na 50 1855 P Letter to the Editor Purchase of 1855 4 Half Dollar 3 11 1 1988 43 350 Rains John na 50 1855 S Club Members Meet at Winter 1989 Long Beach Show 3 3 1 1989 44 66 Cregan Bill na 50 1855 0 An 1855 0 Half Dollar with Extreme Obverse Doubling 3 11 1 1989 46 351 Spangler Robert and Suther Yes 50 1855 S Liberty seated half dollars of the Smithsonian Institution 3 3 1 1990 47 301 Bugert Bill Yes 50 1855 S One the Cover An 1855 S Half Dollar 4 11 1 1992 55 446 McCloskey John Yes 50 1855 S Letter to the Editor Comments on Previous Article 4 3 1 1993 56 447 Lange David W na 50 1855 S 1855 S Half Dollars in the China Trade 4 7 1 1993 57 448 Heifer Donald Yes 50 1855 P The James B Pryor Collection of Liberty Seated Hal


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    The Rich Uhrich Collection

    55 NGC Medium silver gray with nice lustre and good overall eye appeal Scattered marks present Holder marked Jules Reiver Collection 006179 3256 1839 0 Capped Bust Fine 12 Cleaned and directional hair lines are noted and the reverse edge is filed to reduce rim marks along the right side Usual middle die state with encircling cracks Scarce and popular for the obverse mintmark U S Liberty seated half dollars 3257 1839 Liberty Seated No Drapery Very Fine 20 Deep golden gray with lilac highlights cleaned long ago and long since retoned to a natural appearance No serious circulation marks seen 3258 Seven Liberty Seated half dollars 1839 Drapery Extremely Fine 40 Medium golden gray with deeper highlights a few tiny rim disturbances noted 1840 0 Large Date Choice Extremely Fine 45 Medium g


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    The Classics Sale: The Red Bank Collection

    The Classics Sale le 2 718 Quartette of Liberty seated half dollars grading AU 50 1840 Small Letters Lustrous with splashes of rainbow iridescence at the peripheries The reverse is somewhat prooflike 1855 0 Arrows Subdued golden gray obverse with lustrous reverse 1860 S Soft golden rose on both surfaces 1875 CC Adjust ment marks are noted Soft pearl gray iridescence Total 4 pieces 719 Half dozen Liberty Seated half dollars grading AU 53 184


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    Ancient and Modern Coins of the World and the United States, Medals, Tokens, Orders and Decorations

    eMers Res erse A full Good 4 and pleasing for the grade 1853 rrows About Good 3 No major problems just extensiv e wear 1 853 Very Good 1 0 Nearly a grade higher and has nice eye appeal 1855 0 About Good 3 No major marks just honest wear 1856 Fine 12 Silver and gray toning over decent surfaces 1857 Good 6 Light gold toning over gray surfaces Total 7 pieces 1380 Quintet of Liberty seated half dollars 1840 Small Let ters Very Fine 20 but has a letter etched in the right obverse field 1 845 0 Very Fine 20 with a minor rim bump at 6 00 on the obv erse and a couple of tiny ones on the reverse 1840 Very Fine 20 Medium ebony and gray toning over decent surfaces 1853 Arrows and Rays About Good 3 Some pincratches on both sides 1853 0 Arrows and Rays F ine 12 Light gray toning gives th


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    Gobrecht Journal #105

    7/15/2009

    A Register of Liberty Seated Half Dollar Die Varieties Volume I San Francisco Branch Mint A new book on the die varieties of Liberty seated half dollars from the San Fran cisco Branch Mint is now available The book was written by Bill Bugert and includes special edits by Randy Wiley the well known Liberty Seated half dollar expert The purpose of this new book is four fold 1 To document all of the currently known die marriages for Liberty Seated half dollars produced at the San Francisco Branch Mint 2 To assist the beginning and advanced


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    The Rich Uhrich Collection

    55 NGC Medium silver gray with nice lustre and good overall eye appeal Scattered marks present Holder marked Jules Reiver Collection 006179 3256 1839 0 Capped Bust Fine 12 Cleaned and directional hair lines are noted and the reverse edge is filed to reduce rim marks along the right side Usual middle die state with encircling cracks Scarce and popular for the obverse mintmark U S Liberty seated half dollars 3257 1839 Liberty Seated No Drapery Very Fine 20 Deep golden gray with lilac highlights cleaned long ago and long since retoned to a natural appearance No serious circulation marks seen 3258 Seven Liberty Seated half dollars 1839 Drapery Extremely Fine 40 Medium golden gray with deeper highlights a few tiny rim disturbances noted 1840 0 Large Date Choice Extremely Fine 45 Medium g


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    The Classics Sale: The Red Bank Collection

    The Classics Sale le 2 718 Quartette of Liberty seated half dollars grading AU 50 1840 Small Letters Lustrous with splashes of rainbow iridescence at the peripheries The reverse is somewhat prooflike 1855 0 Arrows Subdued golden gray obverse with lustrous reverse 1860 S Soft golden rose on both surfaces 1875 CC Adjust ment marks are noted Soft pearl gray iridescence Total 4 pieces 719 Half dozen Liberty Seated half dollars grading AU 53 184


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    Ancient and Modern Coins of the World and the United States, Medals, Tokens, Orders and Decorations

    eMers Res erse A full Good 4 and pleasing for the grade 1853 rrows About Good 3 No major problems just extensiv e wear 1 853 Very Good 1 0 Nearly a grade higher and has nice eye appeal 1855 0 About Good 3 No major marks just honest wear 1856 Fine 12 Silver and gray toning over decent surfaces 1857 Good 6 Light gold toning over gray surfaces Total 7 pieces 1380 Quintet of Liberty seated half dollars 1840 Small Let ters Very Fine 20 but has a letter etched in the right obverse field 1 845 0 Very Fine 20 with a minor rim bump at 6 00 on the obv erse and a couple of tiny ones on the reverse 1840 Very Fine 20 Medium ebony and gray toning over decent surfaces 1853 Arrows and Rays About Good 3 Some pincratches on both sides 1853 0 Arrows and Rays F ine 12 Light gray toning gives th


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    Gobrecht Journal Index, Issues #1-120

    /2014

    Bugert Bill Yes 50 1846 P An 1846 Double Die Half Dollar 3 3 1 1986 35 332 Hill Kenneth Yes 50 1846 0 LSCC Members Meet at Long Beach Show 3 7 1 1986 36 16 Cregan Bill na 50 1846 P Date Styles on 1846 Liberty Seated Coinage 4 3 1 1994 59 20 McCloskey John W Yes 50 1846 P A New 1846 Tall Date Half Dollar Die Variety 4 3 1 1995 62 432 Brill Paul Yes 50 1846 0 The James B Pryor Collection of Liberty seated half dollars 5 3 1 1996 65 9 McCloskey John W na 50 1846 P The James B Pryor Collection of Liberty Seated Half Dollars 5 3 1 1996 65 9 McCloskey John W na 50 1846 0 Appreciation of Liberty Seated Quarters Half Dollars and Dollars From 1 5 11 1 1998 73 na McCloskey John na 50 1846 0 Douglas L Noblet Collection of Seated Half Dollars Sold 5 7 1 1999 75 na McCloskey John Yes 50 1846 0 An Analysis of Ra


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    Gobrecht Journal Index, Issues #1-120

    /2014

    1855 S LSCC Members Meet at February Long Beach Show 3 7 1 1987 39 27 Cregan Bill na 50 1855 P Letter to the Editor Purchase of 1855 4 Half Dollar 3 11 1 1988 43 350 Rains John na 50 1855 S Club Members Meet at Winter 1989 Long Beach Show 3 3 1 1989 44 66 Cregan Bill na 50 1855 0 An 1855 0 Half Dollar with Extreme Obverse Doubling 3 11 1 1989 46 351 Spangler Robert and Suther Yes 50 1855 S Liberty seated half dollars of the Smithsonian Institution 3 3 1 1990 47 301 Bugert Bill Yes 50 1855 S One the Cover An 1855 S Half Dollar 4 11 1 1992 55 446 McCloskey John Yes 50 1855 S Letter to the Editor Comments on Previous Article 4 3 1 1993 56 447 Lange David W na 50 1855 S 1855 S Half Dollars in the China Trade 4 7 1 1993 57 448 Heifer Donald Yes 50 1855 P The James B Pryor Collection of Liberty Seated Hal


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    Gobrecht Journal #114

    7/15/2012

    It wasn t until the early 1970s that Randy took up the challenge that would mark his numismatic career Liberty seated half dollars Randy joined LSCC in 1976 as member 251 In our conversation he remarked on the information available at that time relative to Liberty Seated half dollars as being sparse difficult to decipher and often conflicting This difficulty in determining the exactness of his holdings along with his personal bent on knowing all he could about the coins he so loved motivated Randy into greater scholar


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    Gobrecht Journal #46

    11/15/1989



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    Gobrecht Journal #114

    7/15/2012

    It wasn t until the early 1970s that Randy took up the challenge that would mark his numismatic career Liberty seated half dollars Randy joined LSCC in 1976 as member 251 In our conversation he remarked on the information available at that time relative to Liberty Seated half dollars as being sparse difficult to decipher and often conflicting This difficulty in determining the exactness of his holdings along with his personal bent on knowing all he could about the coins he so loved motivated Randy into greater scholar


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    Gobrecht Journal #46

    11/15/1989



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    NEW BOOK: A REGISTER OF LIBERTY SEATED HALF DOLLARS, VOLUME III, NEW ORLEANS

    07/10/2011

    NEW BOOK A REGISTER OF Liberty seated half dollars VOLUME III NEW ORLEANS http www coinbooks org esylum_v14n28a03 html Back to top Author Bill Bugert forwarded this information about his newest book Congratulations Editor A REGISTER OF LIBERTY SEATED HALF DOLLARS VOLUME III NEW ORLEANS BRANCH MINT 1840 O TO 1853 O NA Numismatic researcher and author Bill Bugert announces the third in a series of his die marriage books on Libert


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    Auction '80: Featuring United States Gold, Silver & Copper Coins

    Half Dollars COLLECTION OF REEDED EDGE HALF DOLLARS 170 1836 1839 0 The complete set of Reeded Edge Half Dollars lacking only the extremely rare 1838 0 These coins grade as follows 1836 AU 50 1837 AU 50 1838 MS 60 1839 AU 50 with reverse rim nick 1839 0 MS 60 TOTAL OF 5 COINS IN LOT 10 000 00 UP Liberty seated half dollars COMPLETE SET OF LIBERTY SEATED HALF DOLLARS 1839 1863 171 1839 1863 S This complete group of Liberty Seated Half Dollars includes many of the scarcer varieties as listed in the Guide Book The coins in this group range from About Uncirculated to Brilliant Uncirculated condition There are many proof specimens also included in this lot Many of the dates and mints are quite rare and seldom offer


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    The November 2012 Baltimore Auction, United States Coinage

    ars Uncertified In cluded are 1819 VF 30 1824 4 EF 40 1828 EF 40 and an 1832 VF 30 Paper envelopes included 855 Lot of 8 Capped Bust Half Dollars Uncertified In cluded are 1823 Fine 15 1824 Fine 12 1825 VF 25 1832 Fine 12 1836 Lettered Edge Fine 12 1837 Reeded Edge 50 CENTS Fine 15 1838 Reeded Edge HALF DOL VF 20 and 1839 Reeded Edge HALF DOL VF 35 856 Lot of 7 Liberty seated half dollars Uncertified Included are 1839 No Drapery 1844 0 1856 S 1865 S 1867 S 1875 CC and an 1876 S Grades range from VG 8 to Fine 1 5 with most coins Fine Paper envelopes included 857 Lot of 11 Liberty Seated Half Dollars Uncertified Included are 1840 0 1846 0 1855 Arrows 1861 0 1861 S 1862 1863 1864 1864 S 1872 and an 1877 CC The coins grade VF or EF and all are impaire


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    The July 2015 Baltimore Auction, U.S. Coins

    This is a very rare early die state of this elusive and popular variety with bold remnants of the previously punched 1 4 and especially 6 clearly evident southeast of the main 1847 date The surfaces are deeply toned in sandy gray and all major design elements are boldly defined and fully appreciable Liberty Seated half dollar authorities Randy Wiley and Bill Bugert The Complete Guide to Liberty seated half dollars 1993 assign this variety an impressive Rarity 7 ranking in Fine VF an assessment that highlights the bidding opportunity represented by the present offering There are several die states of this overdate As the die became worn the overdate feature faded away and some late states show just traces of the 6 The present piece is an early state and is especially desirable for that reason PCG


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    Gobrecht Journal #113

    3/15/2012

    The Magnificent Dick Osburn Collection of Liberty seated half dollars by John McCloskey Numismatic scholar Dick Osbum assembled a magnificent collection of Liberty Seated half dollars that was sold at auction by Stack s Bowers Galleries last summer during the201 1 ANAConvention in Chicago Illinois The Osburn Collection contained 152 lots of Seated half dollars and was complete by date and mintmark in certified mint state grades Even more remarkable was the fact


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    Gobrecht Journal #114

    7/15/2012

    It wasn t until the early 1970s that Randy took up the challenge that would mark his numismatic career Liberty seated half dollars Randy joined LSCC in 1976 as member 251 In our conversation he remarked on the information available at that time relative to Liberty Seated half dollars as being sparse difficult to decipher and often conflicting This difficulty in determining the exactness of his holdings along with his personal bent on knowing all he could about the coins he so loved motivated Randy into greater scholar


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    Gobrecht Journal #46

    11/15/1989



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    Auction '80: Featuring United States Gold, Silver & Copper Coins

    Half Dollars COLLECTION OF REEDED EDGE HALF DOLLARS 170 1836 1839 0 The complete set of Reeded Edge Half Dollars lacking only the extremely rare 1838 0 These coins grade as follows 1836 AU 50 1837 AU 50 1838 MS 60 1839 AU 50 with reverse rim nick 1839 0 MS 60 TOTAL OF 5 COINS IN LOT 10 000 00 UP Liberty seated half dollars COMPLETE SET OF LIBERTY SEATED HALF DOLLARS 1839 1863 171 1839 1863 S This complete group of Liberty Seated Half Dollars includes many of the scarcer varieties as listed in the Guide Book The coins in this group range from About Uncirculated to Brilliant Uncirculated condition There are many proof specimens also included in this lot Many of the dates and mints are quite rare and seldom offer


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    The November 2012 Baltimore Auction, United States Coinage

    ars Uncertified In cluded are 1819 VF 30 1824 4 EF 40 1828 EF 40 and an 1832 VF 30 Paper envelopes included 855 Lot of 8 Capped Bust Half Dollars Uncertified In cluded are 1823 Fine 15 1824 Fine 12 1825 VF 25 1832 Fine 12 1836 Lettered Edge Fine 12 1837 Reeded Edge 50 CENTS Fine 15 1838 Reeded Edge HALF DOL VF 20 and 1839 Reeded Edge HALF DOL VF 35 856 Lot of 7 Liberty seated half dollars Uncertified Included are 1839 No Drapery 1844 0 1856 S 1865 S 1867 S 1875 CC and an 1876 S Grades range from VG 8 to Fine 1 5 with most coins Fine Paper envelopes included 857 Lot of 11 Liberty Seated Half Dollars Uncertified Included are 1840 0 1846 0 1855 Arrows 1861 0 1861 S 1862 1863 1864 1864 S 1872 and an 1877 CC The coins grade VF or EF and all are impaire


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    The July 2015 Baltimore Auction, U.S. Coins

    This is a very rare early die state of this elusive and popular variety with bold remnants of the previously punched 1 4 and especially 6 clearly evident southeast of the main 1847 date The surfaces are deeply toned in sandy gray and all major design elements are boldly defined and fully appreciable Liberty Seated half dollar authorities Randy Wiley and Bill Bugert The Complete Guide to Liberty seated half dollars 1993 assign this variety an impressive Rarity 7 ranking in Fine VF an assessment that highlights the bidding opportunity represented by the present offering There are several die states of this overdate As the die became worn the overdate feature faded away and some late states show just traces of the 6 The present piece is an early state and is especially desirable for that reason PCG


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    A Register of Liberty Seated Half Dollar Varieties, Volume I, San Francisco Branch Mint

    /2009

    in all the Liberty Seated denominations especially collecting by die variety has intensified during the past 10 years No doubt this is partially due to the proliferation of books and articles on the series as well as the increasing cost of collecting the older and very popular bust series It took a number of years but since the publication of Randy Wiley s and my book The Complete Guide to Liberty seated half dollars in 1993 I ve noticed that these half dollars have increased in popularity These mid sized coins are large enough to study die diagnostics without excessively straining your eyesight and their individual costs were reasonable when compared to their rarity Many collectors are attracted to collecting the half dollars and depending on personal budget patience and level of interest try to compl


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    Gobrecht Journal #72

    7/15/1998

    r Liberty seated half dollars July 1 998 is the 5th anniversary of the publication of The Complete Guide To Liberty Seated Half Dollars by Randy Wiley and Bill Bugert There are no plans to reprint this book in soft cover or to produce a revision of the guide Club members are encouraged to buy a few extra copies of this rare book while it is still available Sale prices have been discounted from the list price of 69 95 as


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    Gobrecht Journal #79

    11/15/2000

    Dick Osburn Wins Ahwasli Award for 2000 Dick Osburn won the Kamal M Ahwash Literary Award for 2000 for his contribution An Analysis of Rarity and Population Estimates for Liberty seated half dollars that appeared in Issue 76 of the journal The Ahwash Award is given annually for the best article to appear in the journal as voted by the club members This year s award covered the material published in Issues 76 to 78 and the award winner was determined as a result of a vote by club members during July 2000 A total of 80 ballots was received from club members who were asked to vote for n


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    Gobrecht Journal #107

    3/15/2010

    The New San Francisco Half Dollar Reference Book A Register of Liberty Seated Haif Doilar Varieties Voiume I San Francisco Brancti Mint by Bill Bugert This new reference book contains hundreds of high quality photographs and detailed descriptions of the known die marriages for Liberty seated half dollars from the San Francisco branch mint The book begins by providing supporting informa tion on how to make variety attributions and introduces techniques that have taken many advanced collectors years to fully develop All of the design elements except for the date on the obverse and the mintmark on the reverse were transferred to coinage hubs for the Liberty Seated half dollar series These hubs w


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    Gobrecht Journal #72

    7/15/1998

    r Liberty seated half dollars July 1 998 is the 5th anniversary of the publication of The Complete Guide To Liberty Seated Half Dollars by Randy Wiley and Bill Bugert There are no plans to reprint this book in soft cover or to produce a revision of the guide Club members are encouraged to buy a few extra copies of this rare book while it is still available Sale prices have been discounted from the list price of 69 95 as


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    Gobrecht Journal #79

    11/15/2000

    Dick Osburn Wins Ahwasli Award for 2000 Dick Osburn won the Kamal M Ahwash Literary Award for 2000 for his contribution An Analysis of Rarity and Population Estimates for Liberty seated half dollars that appeared in Issue 76 of the journal The Ahwash Award is given annually for the best article to appear in the journal as voted by the club members This year s award covered the material published in Issues 76 to 78 and the award winner was determined as a result of a vote by club members during July 2000 A total of 80 ballots was received from club members who were asked to vote for n


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    Gobrecht Journal Index, Issues #1-120

    /2014

    Previous Articles 2 7 1 1981 21 287 Lange David na 50 1865 P Kam s Korner 2 3 1 1982 23 25 Ahwash Kamal M na 50 1865 P Seated Half Dollar Drapery Die States 2 3 1 1982 23 224 Bugert William B na 50 1865 S Letter to the Editor Comments on Previous Article 4 3 1 1995 62 480 Brill Paul na 50 1865 P Liberty Seated Coins Struck from Blundered Dies 5 11 1 1995 64 11 Torpey Carson na 50 1865 P Liberty seated half dollars A ith Misplaced Digits 5 11 1 1996 67 na Osburn Dick na 50 1865 S The Final Eliasberg Sale 5 7 1 1997 69 na Briggs Larry na 50 1865 s Douglas L Noblet Collection of Seated Half Dollars Sold 5 7 1 1999 75 na McCloskey John na 50 1865 p An Analysis of Rarity and Population Estimates for Liberty Seated Half D 5 11 1 1999 76 na Osburn Dick na 50 1865 s An Analysis of Rarity and Population Estim


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    Gobrecht Journal Index, Issues #1-120

    /2014

    on Liberty Seated Coinage 4 11 1 1993 58 44 McCloskey John W Yes 50 1870 CC Retail Price Variations for the Rare CC Mint Issues for the Period 1983 tc4 11 1 1993 58 67 Barr Douglas E na 50 1870 s An Off Center 1875 S Half Dollar 5 11 1 1995 64 41 Rausch Larry na 50 1870 CC The Carson City Mint Museum Revisited 5 11 1 1995 64 33 White Weimar W na 50 1870 CC The James B Pryor Collection of Liberty seated half dollars 5 3 1 1996 65 9 McCloskey John W na 50 1870 CC The Final Eliasberg Sale 5 7 1 1997 69 na Briggs Larry na 50 1870 s The Final Eliasberg Sale 5 7 1 1997 69 na Briggs Larry na 50 1870 CC Availability of the Rare 1870 CC 1874 CC and 1878 CC Half Dollars 5 7 1 1998 72 na Salyards Harry Yes 50 1870 CC Appreciation of Liberty Seated Quarters Half Dollars and Dollars From 1 5 11 1 1998 73 na McC


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    Gobrecht Journal Index, Issues #1-120

    /2014

    45 387 Briggs Larry Yes 50 1875 P Date Styles on Liberty Seated Coinage 4 11 1 1993 58 44 McCloskey John W Yes 50 1875 CC An 1875 CC Half Dollar Struck From Clashed Dies 4 11 1 1994 61 478 White Weimar W Yes 50 1875 CC Letter to the Editor Comments on Previous Article 4 3 1 1995 62 480 Brill Paul na 50 1875 S An Off Center 1875 S Half Dollar 5 11 1 1995 64 41 Rausch Larry Yes 50 1875 CC Liberty seated half dollars with Clash Marks 5 11 1 1995 64 37 Harrison Delmer B na 50 1875 CC The Carson City Mint Museum Revisited 5 11 1 1995 64 33 White Weimar W na 50 1875 P Letter to the Editor Varieties Found Recently 5 3 1 1997 68 na Clark Robert na 50 1875 CC Appreciation of Liberty Seated Quarters Half Dollars and Dollars From 1 5 11 1 1998 73 na McCloskey John na 50 1875 S Appreciation of Liberty Seated


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    STELLA NUMISMATIC WEB SITE LAUNCHED

    11/16/2008

    is series and it has been largely unavailable for over 5 years Future plans for Stella include as many as 10 more DLRC Press titles and we hope to get other authors to contribute their books as well As publishers of the Stella site we encourage as much participation as possible to make this a community forum Tales from the Bourse www stellacoinnews com page_id 95 The Complete Guide to Liberty seated half dollars www stellacoinnews com page_id 79 Len Augsburger also pointed out this new site The Wiley Bugert book has been in great demand so the online version is likely to gain a quick following Editor Back to top


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    74th Anniversary Sale

    lest production figures for half dollars during the 1850s 006264 1431 Liberty Seated half dollar quintet 1851 0 Sharpness of AU cleaned 1852 0 Sharpness of EF cleaned 1861 Sharpness of AU cleaned 1871 S Sharpness of AU lightly cleaned 1875 S Sharpness of EF lightly cleaned All are naturally retoning and are visually finer than our descriptions imply Total 5 pieces 1432 Four Liberty seated half dollars 1853 Arrows Rays EF 40 Medium steel gray 1861 0 EF 45 Pale golden gray with retained lustre 1865 S EF 45 Rich rose and lilac iridescence 1873 Ar rows EF 45 Deep golden surfaces A nice group Total 4 pieces 1433 1855 854 Arrows Sharpness of AU dipped long ago now reton ing in pale champagne Low magnification reveals repunching at the date numerals and the crossbar of the


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    The June 2013 Baltimore Auction, United States Coinage

    Stack s Bowers Galleries The June 2013 Baltimore Auction 3530 Lot of 4 Liberty seated half dollars Uncertified In cluded are 1842 0 Medium Date Medium Letters a k a Reverse of 1842 VG 8 scratched harshly cleaned 1858 0 VF 30 cleaned 1871 S EF 40 cleaned graffiti and an 1874 Arrows VG 10 scratched 3531 Lot of 3 Liberty Seated Half Dollars NGC Included are 1843 EF 45 1845 0 VF 30 and 1849 0 VF 25 From the Edward J Monaghan Collection 3532 1844 0 WB 101 Die Pair WB


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    The Classics Sale: The Red Bank Collection

    en that their rarity is unquestion able As if to bolster that bold statement a glance at the NGC Census shows just two MS 65 examples of the date certified by that firm with none finer Here then is a Condition Census ex ample of an issue from the early days of the design type a coin that would be a splendid addition to virtually any collection NGC Census 2 none finer 727 Quintette of Liberty seated half dollars grading AU 55 J 45 0 Lustrous with golden brown and blue at the obverse pe riphery the reverse with golden toning Some spotting noted on the reverse if 1859 0 Repunched Date Breen 4891 dash in field next to upper serif of 1 top of 9 protrudes from dentils below existing 9 A whisper of gold on both surfaces 1864 Silver gray surfaces 1872 Lustrous with intermingled blue and brown


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    Gobrecht Journal #107

    3/15/2010

    The New San Francisco Half Dollar Reference Book A Register of Liberty Seated Haif Doilar Varieties Voiume I San Francisco Brancti Mint by Bill Bugert This new reference book contains hundreds of high quality photographs and detailed descriptions of the known die marriages for Liberty seated half dollars from the San Francisco branch mint The book begins by providing supporting informa tion on how to make variety attributions and introduces techniques that have taken many advanced collectors years to fully develop All of the design elements except for the date on the obverse and the mintmark on the reverse were transferred to coinage hubs for the Liberty Seated half dollar series These hubs w


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    The Asylum, Winter 2002

    1/1/2002

    7 1335 Liberty Seated Quarter Dollars 1868 1891 1336 Liberty Head Quarter Dollars 1892 1903 1337 Liberty Head Quarter Dollars 1904 1916 1 338 Liberty Standing Quarter Dollars 191 6 1 930 1339 Washington Head Quarter Dollars 1932 1950 1340 Washington Head Quarter Dollars 1951 Present 1342 Quarters Plain 1451 Liberty Bust Half Dollars 1 801 1 81 9 1 452 Liberty Bust Half Dollars 1 820 1 839 1 453 Liberty seated half dollars 1 839 1 852 1 454 Liberty Seated Half Dollars 1 853 1 863 1455 Liberty Seated Half Dollars 1864 1874 1 456 Liberty Seated Half Dollars 1 875 1 891 1 457 Liberty Head Half Dollars 1 892 1 899 1 458 Liberty Head Half Dollars 1 900 1 907 1 459 Liberty Head Half Dollars 1 907 1 915 1 460 Liberty Standing Half Dollars 1916 1935 1 461 Liberty Standing Half Dollars 1 936 1 947 1 462 Franklin Head Half D


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    Gobrecht Journal #72

    7/15/1998

    r Liberty seated half dollars July 1 998 is the 5th anniversary of the publication of The Complete Guide To Liberty Seated Half Dollars by Randy Wiley and Bill Bugert There are no plans to reprint this book in soft cover or to produce a revision of the guide Club members are encouraged to buy a few extra copies of this rare book while it is still available Sale prices have been discounted from the list price of 69 95 as


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    Gobrecht Journal #79

    11/15/2000

    Dick Osburn Wins Ahwasli Award for 2000 Dick Osburn won the Kamal M Ahwash Literary Award for 2000 for his contribution An Analysis of Rarity and Population Estimates for Liberty seated half dollars that appeared in Issue 76 of the journal The Ahwash Award is given annually for the best article to appear in the journal as voted by the club members This year s award covered the material published in Issues 76 to 78 and the award winner was determined as a result of a vote by club members during July 2000 A total of 80 ballots was received from club members who were asked to vote for n


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