From 1838 thorough 1859 many different varieties were produced, including some struck at the New Orleans Mint (and bearing a distinctive O mintmark on the reverse). Early issues lacked drapery at Liberty?In 1853 the Liberty Seated design was modified by the addition of arrowheads to the left and right of the date to signify a decrease in the authorized weight. These arrows remained in place through 1855, after which they were discontinued, although the reduced weight remained in effect. In the half dime and dime series, a modification to the design occurred in 1860. The Liberty Seated motif was retained as the central obverse design, but the peripheral stars were eliminated in favor of the inscription UNITED STATES OF AMERICA that had previously appeared around the border of the reverse. Seated Liberty coins are easily found in well circulated grades but become much harder to acquire in higher grades and are popular with advanced collectors or others who are looking to add to their Type Set collection.
To survive to the current day they had to endure several wars, numerous recessions and the Great Depression and 150 years of circulation. Remember that back in the day these coins had much more purchasing power and were used heavily in everyday commerce.This coin is a survivor of these events and is a real opportunity to hold a piece of US history in your hands! This particular example is an 1839 Liberty Seated Half Dime in AU About Uncirculated condition! This coin is a beauty with wonderful eye appeal. It has wonderful rainbow toning with icy blue accents circled by wisps of golden orange toning around the stars on the obverse. On the reverse it has a pleasing silvery center with a blue-green halo near the rim. It is strongly struck with complete star centers and sharply defined shield lines. It is a problem free coin with no digs, dings, scratches.
This is just the way you want to find them as a collector. It would make a great addition to any high grade Seated collection, or would make a great Type coin. The coin pictured is the one you will receive.Any description or grade given by me is my opinion based on over 50 years of coin collecting. I recently retired and now is the time for me to part with my coin collection, some of which I have owned for decades.
I try to give you clear pictures from multiple angles along with an honest description of the coin you will receive. My goal is to make you a happy customer so you will be back to add another quality piece to your collection. So give me a shot, I promise you will not be disappointed! The item "1839 Seated Liberty Half Dime 1/2 Dime AU About Uncirculated Beautiful Toning" is in sale since Saturday, May 1, 2021. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ US\Half Dimes\Seated (1837-1873)".
The seller is "bustcoinnut" and is located in Holland, Michigan. This item can be shipped to United States.