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1861-S Silver Civil War Issue Seated Liberty Half Dollar PCGS XF45

1861-S Silver Civil War Issue Seated Liberty Half Dollar PCGS XF45
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Why purchase this Civil War issue 1861-S Seated Liberty Silver Half Dollar?

The Seated Liberty Half Dollar was issued by the U.S. Mint for more than five decades, from 1839 until 1891. Imagery for the series was created Christian Gobrecht, who became the Mint's third Chief Engraver in 1840. Design of the series was heavily influenced by the Britannia coins produced by Great Britain's Royal Mint.

  • This Seated Liberty Half Dollar was struck at the onset of the American Civil War in 1861.
  • The coin is a product of the San Francisco Mint.
  • The 30.60 mm diameter coin contains 13.36 grams of .900 fine silver.
  • Only 939,500 coins were minted.

Design Inspired by the British Britannia Series

Obverse: The obverse features Lady Liberty seated on a boulder looking over her shoulder. With her left hand she holds a scepter topped with a Phrygian cap, while her right hand supports a striped shield draped with a "LIBERTY" inscribed banner. The image is surrounded by thirteen stars, with the date of issue "1861" below.

Reverse: The reverse depicts an eagle grasping an olive branch and bundle of arrows, with a patriotic shield at its breast. Inscriptions include "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA," "HALF DOL.," "IN GOD WE TRUST" and the San Francisco Mint mark "S."

Extremely Fine Civil War Era Silver Coin

This 1861-S Silver Seated Liberty Half Dollar coin received the grade of Extremely Fine (XF45) from the Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS). Expect the coin to possess complete design details and lettering, with most high points somewhat flattened due to circulation during the American Civil War! The coin is presented in a protective holder accompanied by a PCGS certification label.

This 1861-S Seated Liberty Silver Half Dollar coin deserves a place in your collection of 19th century American coinage today!



This 1861-S Silver Civil War Issue Seated Liberty Half Dollar PCGS XF45 is proudly minted by the U.S. Mint. The United States Mint was founded in 1792 and manufactures circulating, collectible, and bullion coinage.

Year of Issue:1861
Mint:U.S. Mint
Mint Mark:S
Branch:San Francisco
Grading Service:PCGS
Grade:XF45
Finish:Mint State
Composition:Silver
Purity:0.900
Weight in Grams:12.40 g
Weight in Ounces:0.3987 oz
Diameter:30.0 mm
Country:United States
Legal Tender:United States
Currency:Dollar
Denomination:0.50
Mintage:939,500
Obverse Design:Seated Liberty
Reverse Design:Eagle facing left
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