Liberty Seated Half Dollars - Introduced in 1839, the half dollar was one of the last denominations to bear the Liberty Seated design. Sculpted by Mint Engraver Christian Gobrecht, the obverse features Liberty seated upon a rock, holding a shield in her right hand, symbolic of national readiness. Her left hand holds aloft a pole topped with a liberty cap, symbolic of American freedom.
History of Seated Half Dollars
The design of the Liberty Seated Half Dollar was unique, unlike any seen before on a coin. The coin's design as a whole was a representation of American pride, making it a widely popular coin. Collectors and history lovers will appreciate the historical significance and character of the Liberty Seated Half Dollar Coins. The half dollar coins played an important role in helping the Confederacy financially in the early days of the war.
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