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Liberty Seated (1840 - 1873)

Starting again in 1840, silver dollars were issued for general circulation. The seated figure of Liberty was adopted for the obverse, but the flying eagle design was rejected in favor of the more familiar form with olive branch and arrows used for certain other silver denominations. By the early 1850s the silver content of these pieces was worth more than their face value, and later issues were not seen in circulation but were used mainly in export trade. This situation continued through 1873.

The 1866 Proof quarter, half, and dollar without motto are not mentioned in the Mint director’s report, and were not issued for circulation.

Liberty Seated (1840 - 1873)
1840 - 1865 | 1866 - 1873

No Motto (1840 - 1865)

Coin Attributes

  • Design Years: 1840 - 1865
    Designer: Christian Gobrecht
    Weight: 26.730 grams
    Diameter:38.1 mm
    Composition:
    • 0.9000 silver, 0.1000 copper
    Edge: reeded
    Metal Oz: 0.77344
    Melt Value (silver): $14.48

With Motto IN GOD WE TRUST (1866 - 1873)

Coin Attributes

  • Design Years: 1866 - 1873
    Designer: Christian Gobrecht
    Weight: 26.730 grams
    Diameter:38.1 mm
    Composition:
    • 0.9000 silver, 0.1000 copper
    Edge: reeded
    Metal Oz: 0.77344
    Melt Value (silver): $14.48
Grade Price Guide
Circ|MS|PF
  • Description
  • Mintage
  • VG-8 Very Good. Very Good.
  • F-12 Fine. Fine.
  • VF-20 Very Fine. Very Fine.
  • EF-40 Extremely Fine. Extremely Fine.
  • AU-50 About Uncirculated. About Uncirculated.
  • AU-55 Choice About Uncirculated. Choice About Uncirculated.
  • MS-60 Uncirculated. Uncirculated.
  • MS-62 Choice Unc.. Choice Unc..
  • MS-63 Choice Uncirculated. Choice Uncirculated.
  • MS-64 Very Choice Unc.. Very Choice Unc..
  • MS-65 Gem Uncirculated. Gem Uncirculated.
  • PF-8 PF-8. PF-8.
  • PF-12 PF-12. PF-12.
  • PF-20 Proof. Proof.
  • PF-40 PF-40. PF-40.
  • PF-50 Proof. Proof.
  • PF-60 PF-60. PF-60.
  • PF-63 Choice Proof. Choice Proof.
  • PF-64 Gem Proof. Gem Proof.
  • PF-65 Gem Proof. Gem Proof.
  • 1840

    1840

    Silver and Related Dollars Liberty Seated (1840 - 1873) 1840
    Silver and Related Dollars Liberty Seated (1840 - 1873) 1840
  • 61,005
  • 350
  • 1842

    1842

    Silver and Related Dollars Liberty Seated (1840 - 1873) 1842
    Silver and Related Dollars Liberty Seated (1840 - 1873) 1842
  • 184,618
  • 300
  • 1843

    1843

    Silver and Related Dollars Liberty Seated (1840 - 1873) 1843
    Silver and Related Dollars Liberty Seated (1840 - 1873) 1843
  • 165,100
  • 300
  • 1844

    1844

    Silver and Related Dollars Liberty Seated (1840 - 1873) 1844
    Silver and Related Dollars Liberty Seated (1840 - 1873) 1844
  • 20,000
  • 300
  • 1845

    1845

    Silver and Related Dollars Liberty Seated (1840 - 1873) 1845
    Silver and Related Dollars Liberty Seated (1840 - 1873) 1845
  • 24,500
  • 325
  • 1846

    1846

    Silver and Related Dollars Liberty Seated (1840 - 1873) 1846
    Silver and Related Dollars Liberty Seated (1840 - 1873) 1846
  • 110,600
  • 300
  • 1847

    1847

    Silver and Related Dollars Liberty Seated (1840 - 1873) 1847
    Silver and Related Dollars Liberty Seated (1840 - 1873) 1847
  • 140,750
  • 300
  • 1848

    1848

    Silver and Related Dollars Liberty Seated (1840 - 1873) 1848
    Silver and Related Dollars Liberty Seated (1840 - 1873) 1848
  • 15,000
  • 375
  • 1849

    1849

    Silver and Related Dollars Liberty Seated (1840 - 1873) 1849
    Silver and Related Dollars Liberty Seated (1840 - 1873) 1849
  • 62,600
  • 300
  • 1850

    1850

    Silver and Related Dollars Liberty Seated (1840 - 1873) 1850
    Silver and Related Dollars Liberty Seated (1840 - 1873) 1850
  • 7,500
  • 550
  • 1853

    1853

    Silver and Related Dollars Liberty Seated (1840 - 1873) 1853
    Silver and Related Dollars Liberty Seated (1840 - 1873) 1853
  • 46,110
  • 350
  • 1854

    1854

    Silver and Related Dollars Liberty Seated (1840 - 1873) 1854
    Silver and Related Dollars Liberty Seated (1840 - 1873) 1854
  • 33,140
  • 1,500
  • 1855

    1855

    Silver and Related Dollars Liberty Seated (1840 - 1873) 1855
    Silver and Related Dollars Liberty Seated (1840 - 1873) 1855
  • 26,000
  • 1,250
  • 1856

    1856

    Silver and Related Dollars Liberty Seated (1840 - 1873) 1856
    Silver and Related Dollars Liberty Seated (1840 - 1873) 1856
  • 63,500
  • 425
  • 1857

    1857

    Silver and Related Dollars Liberty Seated (1840 - 1873) 1857
    Silver and Related Dollars Liberty Seated (1840 - 1873) 1857
  • 94,000
  • 425
  • 1859

    1859

    Silver and Related Dollars Liberty Seated (1840 - 1873) 1859
    Silver and Related Dollars Liberty Seated (1840 - 1873) 1859
  • 255,700
  • 325
  • 1859O

    1859O

    Silver and Related Dollars Liberty Seated (1840 - 1873) 1859O
    Silver and Related Dollars Liberty Seated (1840 - 1873) 1859O
  • 360,000
  • 300
  • 1860

    1860

    Silver and Related Dollars Liberty Seated (1840 - 1873) 1860
    Silver and Related Dollars Liberty Seated (1840 - 1873) 1860
  • 217,600
  • 300
  • 1860O

    1860O

    Silver and Related Dollars Liberty Seated (1840 - 1873) 1860O
    Silver and Related Dollars Liberty Seated (1840 - 1873) 1860O
  • 515,000
  • 300
  • 1861

    1861

    Silver and Related Dollars Liberty Seated (1840 - 1873) 1861
    Silver and Related Dollars Liberty Seated (1840 - 1873) 1861
  • 77,500
  • 775
  • 1862

    1862

    Silver and Related Dollars Liberty Seated (1840 - 1873) 1862
    Silver and Related Dollars Liberty Seated (1840 - 1873) 1862
  • 11,540
  • 700
  • 1863

    1863

    Silver and Related Dollars Liberty Seated (1840 - 1873) 1863
    Silver and Related Dollars Liberty Seated (1840 - 1873) 1863
  • 27,200
  • 800
  • 1864

    1864

    Silver and Related Dollars Liberty Seated (1840 - 1873) 1864
    Silver and Related Dollars Liberty Seated (1840 - 1873) 1864
  • 30,700
  • 425
  • 1865
  • 46,500
    • Description
    • Mintage
    • VG-8 Very Good. Very Good.
    • F-12 Fine. Fine.
    • VF-20 Very Fine. Very Fine.
    • EF-40 Extremely Fine. Extremely Fine.
    • AU-50 About Uncirculated. About Uncirculated.
    • AU-55 Choice About Uncirculated. Choice About Uncirculated.
    • MS-60 Uncirculated. Uncirculated.
    • MS-62 Choice Unc.. Choice Unc..
    • MS-63 Choice Uncirculated. Choice Uncirculated.
    • MS-64 Very Choice Unc.. Very Choice Unc..
    • MS-65 Gem Uncirculated. Gem Uncirculated.
    • PF-60 PF-60. PF-60.
    • PF-63 Choice Proof. Choice Proof.
    • PF-64 Gem Proof. Gem Proof.
    • PF-65 Gem Proof. Gem Proof.
    • 1866

      1866

      Silver and Related Dollars Liberty Seated (1840 - 1873) 1866
      Silver and Related Dollars Liberty Seated (1840 - 1873) 1866
    • 48,900
    • 300
    • 1867

      1867

      Silver and Related Dollars Liberty Seated (1840 - 1873) 1867
      Silver and Related Dollars Liberty Seated (1840 - 1873) 1867
    • 46,900
    • 300
    • 1868
    • 162,100
      • 1869
      • 423,700
        • 1870

          1870

          Silver and Related Dollars Liberty Seated (1840 - 1873) 1870
          Silver and Related Dollars Liberty Seated (1840 - 1873) 1870
        • 415,000
        • 300
        • 1870CC

          1870CC

          Silver and Related Dollars Liberty Seated (1840 - 1873) 1870CC
          Silver and Related Dollars Liberty Seated (1840 - 1873) 1870CC
        • 11,758
        • 800
        • 1871
        • 1,073,800
          • 1871CC

            1871CC

            Silver and Related Dollars Liberty Seated (1840 - 1873) 1871CC
            Silver and Related Dollars Liberty Seated (1840 - 1873) 1871CC
          • 1,376
          • 3,500
          • 1872

            1872

            Silver and Related Dollars Liberty Seated (1840 - 1873) 1872
            Silver and Related Dollars Liberty Seated (1840 - 1873) 1872
          • 1,105,500
          • 300
          • 1873

            1873

            Silver and Related Dollars Liberty Seated (1840 - 1873) 1873
            Silver and Related Dollars Liberty Seated (1840 - 1873) 1873
          • 293,000
          • 375
          • Description
          • Mintage
          • VG-8
          • F-12
          • VF-20
          • EF-40
          • AU-50
          • AU-55
          • MS-60
          • MS-62
          • MS-63
          • MS-64
          • MS-65
          • PF-8
          • PF-12
          • PF-20
          • PF-40
          • PF-50
          • PF-60
          • PF-63
          • PF-64
          • PF-65
          • 1840

            1840

            Silver and Related Dollars Liberty Seated (1840 - 1873) 1840
            Silver and Related Dollars Liberty Seated (1840 - 1873) 1840
          • 61,005
          • 350
          • 1842

            1842

            Silver and Related Dollars Liberty Seated (1840 - 1873) 1842
            Silver and Related Dollars Liberty Seated (1840 - 1873) 1842
          • 184,618
          • 300
          • 1843

            1843

            Silver and Related Dollars Liberty Seated (1840 - 1873) 1843
            Silver and Related Dollars Liberty Seated (1840 - 1873) 1843
          • 165,100
          • 300
          • 1844

            1844

            Silver and Related Dollars Liberty Seated (1840 - 1873) 1844
            Silver and Related Dollars Liberty Seated (1840 - 1873) 1844
          • 20,000
          • 300
          • 1845

            1845

            Silver and Related Dollars Liberty Seated (1840 - 1873) 1845
            Silver and Related Dollars Liberty Seated (1840 - 1873) 1845
          • 24,500
          • 325
          • 1846

            1846

            Silver and Related Dollars Liberty Seated (1840 - 1873) 1846
            Silver and Related Dollars Liberty Seated (1840 - 1873) 1846
          • 110,600
          • 300
          • 1847

            1847

            Silver and Related Dollars Liberty Seated (1840 - 1873) 1847
            Silver and Related Dollars Liberty Seated (1840 - 1873) 1847
          • 140,750
          • 300
          • 1848

            1848

            Silver and Related Dollars Liberty Seated (1840 - 1873) 1848
            Silver and Related Dollars Liberty Seated (1840 - 1873) 1848
          • 15,000
          • 375
          • 1849

            1849

            Silver and Related Dollars Liberty Seated (1840 - 1873) 1849
            Silver and Related Dollars Liberty Seated (1840 - 1873) 1849
          • 62,600
          • 300
          • 1850

            1850

            Silver and Related Dollars Liberty Seated (1840 - 1873) 1850
            Silver and Related Dollars Liberty Seated (1840 - 1873) 1850
          • 7,500
          • 550
          • 1853

            1853

            Silver and Related Dollars Liberty Seated (1840 - 1873) 1853
            Silver and Related Dollars Liberty Seated (1840 - 1873) 1853
          • 46,110
          • 350
          • 1854

            1854

            Silver and Related Dollars Liberty Seated (1840 - 1873) 1854
            Silver and Related Dollars Liberty Seated (1840 - 1873) 1854
          • 33,140
          • 1,500
          • 1855

            1855

            Silver and Related Dollars Liberty Seated (1840 - 1873) 1855
            Silver and Related Dollars Liberty Seated (1840 - 1873) 1855
          • 26,000
          • 1,250
          • 1856

            1856

            Silver and Related Dollars Liberty Seated (1840 - 1873) 1856
            Silver and Related Dollars Liberty Seated (1840 - 1873) 1856
          • 63,500
          • 425
          • 1857

            1857

            Silver and Related Dollars Liberty Seated (1840 - 1873) 1857
            Silver and Related Dollars Liberty Seated (1840 - 1873) 1857
          • 94,000
          • 425
          • 1859

            1859

            Silver and Related Dollars Liberty Seated (1840 - 1873) 1859
            Silver and Related Dollars Liberty Seated (1840 - 1873) 1859
          • 255,700
          • 325
          • 1859O

            1859O

            Silver and Related Dollars Liberty Seated (1840 - 1873) 1859O
            Silver and Related Dollars Liberty Seated (1840 - 1873) 1859O
          • 360,000
          • 300
          • 1860

            1860

            Silver and Related Dollars Liberty Seated (1840 - 1873) 1860
            Silver and Related Dollars Liberty Seated (1840 - 1873) 1860
          • 217,600
          • 300
          • 1860O

            1860O

            Silver and Related Dollars Liberty Seated (1840 - 1873) 1860O
            Silver and Related Dollars Liberty Seated (1840 - 1873) 1860O
          • 515,000
          • 300
          • 1861

            1861

            Silver and Related Dollars Liberty Seated (1840 - 1873) 1861
            Silver and Related Dollars Liberty Seated (1840 - 1873) 1861
          • 77,500
          • 775
          • 1862

            1862

            Silver and Related Dollars Liberty Seated (1840 - 1873) 1862
            Silver and Related Dollars Liberty Seated (1840 - 1873) 1862
          • 11,540
          • 700
          • 1863

            1863

            Silver and Related Dollars Liberty Seated (1840 - 1873) 1863
            Silver and Related Dollars Liberty Seated (1840 - 1873) 1863
          • 27,200
          • 800
          • 1864

            1864

            Silver and Related Dollars Liberty Seated (1840 - 1873) 1864
            Silver and Related Dollars Liberty Seated (1840 - 1873) 1864
          • 30,700
          • 425
          • 1865
          • 46,500
            • 1866

              1866

              Silver and Related Dollars Liberty Seated (1840 - 1873) 1866
              Silver and Related Dollars Liberty Seated (1840 - 1873) 1866
            • 48,900
            • 300
            • 1867

              1867

              Silver and Related Dollars Liberty Seated (1840 - 1873) 1867
              Silver and Related Dollars Liberty Seated (1840 - 1873) 1867
            • 46,900
            • 300
            • 1868
            • 162,100
              • 1869
              • 423,700
                • 1870

                  1870

                  Silver and Related Dollars Liberty Seated (1840 - 1873) 1870
                  Silver and Related Dollars Liberty Seated (1840 - 1873) 1870
                • 415,000
                • 300
                • 1870CC

                  1870CC

                  Silver and Related Dollars Liberty Seated (1840 - 1873) 1870CC
                  Silver and Related Dollars Liberty Seated (1840 - 1873) 1870CC
                • 11,758
                • 800
                • 1871
                • 1,073,800
                  • 1871CC

                    1871CC

                    Silver and Related Dollars Liberty Seated (1840 - 1873) 1871CC
                    Silver and Related Dollars Liberty Seated (1840 - 1873) 1871CC
                  • 1,376
                  • 3,500
                  • 1872

                    1872

                    Silver and Related Dollars Liberty Seated (1840 - 1873) 1872
                    Silver and Related Dollars Liberty Seated (1840 - 1873) 1872
                  • 1,105,500
                  • 300
                  • 1873

                    1873

                    Silver and Related Dollars Liberty Seated (1840 - 1873) 1873
                    Silver and Related Dollars Liberty Seated (1840 - 1873) 1873
                  • 293,000
                  • 375
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