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 1871 S in AU About Uncirculated condition! This coin is a beauty with wonderful eye appeal. It has beautiful pastel toning with rose and violet hues on both the obverse and reverse. It is decently struck with a sharp LIBERTY and every kernel of grain shows on the reverse.
There is a tiny nick on Miss Libertys left shin but otherwise it is hard to find any other flaws. The shield lines are crisp and there are full dentils on both sides. 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 "1871 S Seated Liberty Half Dime AU About Uncirculated Nicely Toned Free Shipping" is in sale since Sunday, May 2, 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.