1872 S Seated Liberty Half Dollar

Last updated: July, 05 2023

CoinTrackers.com estimates the value of a 1872 S Liberty Seated Half Dollar in average condition to be worth $22.00, while one in mint state could be valued around $2,911.00.


1872 S Seated Liberty Half Dollar
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  • Year: 1872
  • Mint Mark: S
  • Type: Seated Half Dollar
  • Price: $22.00-$2911.00+
  • Face Value: 0.50 USD
  • Produced: 580,000
  • Edge: Reeded
  • Silver Content: 90%
  • Silver Weight: 0.3617 oz.
  • Melt Value: $10.7





Notes: The S (San Fran) issued version of the 1872 Liberty Seated Half Dollar is worth more than the non mint mark version but less than the CC minted version.




How much is a 1872 S Seated Liberty Half Dollar worth?

In Average Circulated (AC) condition it's worth around $22.00, one in certified mint state (MS+) condition could bring as much as $2,911 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 1872, and mint state meaning it is certified MS+ by one of the top coin grading companies. *** [?].


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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
Liberty Seated Half Dollar 1842 $17,513
Liberty Seated Half Dollar 1856 S $15,433
Liberty Seated Half Dollar 1844 O $10,875
Liberty Seated Half Dollar 1852 O $9,629
Liberty Seated Half Dollar 1840 $7,399
Liberty Seated Half Dollar 1853 O $5,354
Liberty Seated Half Dollar 1845 O $5,197
Liberty Seated Half Dollar 1873 S $4,878
Liberty Seated Half Dollar 1857 S $4,772
Liberty Seated Half Dollar 1842 O $4,189
Liberty Seated Half Dollar 1851 $3,773
Liberty Seated Half Dollar 1850 $3,736
Liberty Seated Half Dollar 1858 S $3,452
Liberty Seated Half Dollar 1853 $3,187
Liberty Seated Half Dollar 1842 $3,020
Liberty Seated Half Dollar 1860 S $2,919
Liberty Seated Half Dollar 1872 S $2,911
Liberty Seated Half Dollar 1841 $2,771
Liberty Seated Half Dollar 1857 O $2,761
Liberty Seated Half Dollar 1859 S $2,731
Liberty Seated Half Dollar 1874 S $2,730
Liberty Seated Half Dollar 1849 O $2,672
Liberty Seated Half Dollar 1845 $2,648
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1989 P $345.22
1989 $345,000
1989 D $345
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Are 1872 S Seated Liberty Half Dollars Silver?

Yes! Liberty Seated Half Dollar's produced in 1872 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 $11.3 more than the intrinsic value from silver content of $10.7, 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 1845 Seated Half Dollar is $10.7 and this price is based off the current silver spot price of $29.57 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.

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