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Liberty Seated Half Dimes with Major Varieties, Circulation Strikes and Proof (1837-1873)

Number of Required Items

116
Current Finest Possible Set Rating

65.147

Liberty Seated Half Dimes were produced from 1837 until 1873 when they were replaced by the nickel five-cent coin. Half Dimes were minted in Philadelphia, New Orleans, and San Francisco. Due to its small size, the series has not been popular with collectors. As a result many of the circulation strike issues can be found reasonably priced in all grades. However, as might be expected, Superb Uncirculated pieces may require a bit of searching. The proof issues offer much more of a challenge. The proof series is filled with rarities and distinctive type coins. The 1837 No Stars is a classic that many consider to be an artistic masterpiece as well as a numismatic treasure. Additional types in this series are the With Drapery and Arrows at Date pieces, the "Stars Obverse" type and all of the "Legend Obverse" dates (1860-73). The Proofs struck in 1854 and later are more readily available but are still considered to be quite rare.

Notes: This set has bonuses. Please see the Set Composition for a listing.


All Time Finest (All Eras)

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating
1 D. L. Hansen. Half Dime Circulation & Proof (1837-1873) UPDATED 68.10% 64.15 64.64 35.18
2 chugum 69.83% 63.08 63.08 29.24
3 lostmountainman 44.83% 47.61 47.61 11.41
4 Vinny Kid 0.86% 15.00 15.00 00.08

Current Finest

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating
1 D. L. Hansen. Half Dime Circulation & Proof (1837-1873) UPDATED 68.10% 64.15 64.64 35.18
2 chugum 69.83% 63.08 63.08 29.24
3 lostmountainman 44.83% 47.61 47.61 11.41
4 Vinny Kid 0.86% 15.00 15.00 00.08