1848 Seated Liberty Half Dollar

CoinTrackers.com estimates the value of a 1848 Liberty Seated Half Dollar in average condition to be worth $41.00, while one in mint state could be valued around $1,542.00. - Last updated: July, 05 2023

1848 Seated Liberty Half Dollar
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  • Year: 1848
  • Mint Mark: No mint mark
  • Type: Seated Half Dollar
  • Price: $41.00-$1542.00+
  • Face Value: 0.50 USD
  • Produced: 580,000
  • Edge: Reeded
  • Silver Content: 90%
  • Silver Weight: 0.3617 oz.
  • Melt Value: $9.87

Notes: 1848 Liberty Seated Half Dollars with no mint mark are worth less than those with the O (New Orleans) mint mark.

How much is a 1848 Seated Liberty Half Dollar worth?

In Average Circulated (AC) condition it's worth around $41.00, one in certified mint state (MS+) condition could bring as much as $1,542 at auction. This price does not reference any standard coin grading scale. So when we say Average Circulated, we mean in a similar condition to other coins circulated in 1848, and mint state meaning it is certified MS+ by one of the top coin grading companies. *** [?].

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Use the handy-dandy calculator below to find the real value of any Liberty Seated Half Dollar in your collection.

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Most Valuable

The most valuable Liberty Seated Half Dollar's. Prices listed are for MS-65 certified. Visit the link to learn more about each coin.

Image Year Mint Worth
Liberty Seated Half Dollar 1878 S $120k
Liberty Seated Half Dollar 1872 CC $100.8k
Liberty Seated Half Dollar 1870 CC $72.5k
Liberty Seated Half Dollar 1873 $54,032
Liberty Seated Half Dollar 1855 $52,549
Liberty Seated Half Dollar 1871 CC $50.5k
Liberty Seated Half Dollar 1873 CC $44,275
Liberty Seated Half Dollar 1842 O $40,577
Liberty Seated Half Dollar 1855 S $24,633
Liberty Seated Half Dollar 1874 CC $23,513
Liberty Seated Half Dollar 1878 CC $22.5k
Liberty Seated Half Dollar 1873 CC $21,966
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1989 P $345.22
1989 $345,000
1989 D $345
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Are 1848 Seated Liberty Half Dollars Silver?

Yes! Liberty Seated Half Dollar's produced in 1848 are 90% silver to be precise, and contain 0.3617 troy oz or 11.25 grams in total of .999 pure silver. Silver weight is measured in troy ounces. Troy ounces weigh about 2 grams more than the standard ounce. CoinTrackers has built a tool that will let you know if your coin is silver or not. The tool is called Is My Coin Silver?.

Numismatic vs Intrinsic Value:

This coin in poor condition is still worth $31.13 more than the intrinsic value from silver content of $9.87, this coin is thus more valuable to a collector than to a silver bug. Coins worth more to a collectors may be a better long term investment. If the metal prices drop you will still have a coin that a numismatic would want to buy.

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Current silver melt value* for a 1851 Seated Half Dollar is $9.87 and this price is based off the current silver spot price of $27.28 This value is dynamic so bookmark it and comeback for an up to the minute silver melt value.

***Price subject to standard supply and demand laws, dealer premiums, and other market variations. Prices represent past values fetched at online auctions, estate sales, certified coins being sold by dealers, and user submitted values. While we wholeheartedly try to give honest price estimates there are many factors besides appearance, metal content, and rarity that help make up the coins overall value. Call or visit your local coin dealer for more information.