1872 S Seated Liberty Half Dollar

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. - Last updated: June, 10 2022

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: $8.55

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.

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

This section is more of a layman's guide, for those new to collecting.

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. *** [?].

If you are a fan of coin roll hunting or just want to learn more about Liberty Seated Half Dollars then search or scroll below to find the most valuable and rarest in this series.

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 $115k
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
Image Name Mint Worth

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Hardest to Find

The rarest and hardest to find Liberty Seated Half Dollar's Check out each link to learn more about each coin.

What is the rarest Liberty Seated Half Dollar?

Name Produced
1879 4,000
1882 4,000
1884 4,000
1885 5,000
1886 5,000
1880 8,000
1883 8,000
1881 10,000
1878 S 12,000
1870 CC 54,000
1874 CC 59,000
1866 S 60,000
1878 CC 62,000
1852 77,000
1873 CC 122,000
1855 S 129,000
1852 O 144,000
1871 CC 153,000
1857 S 158,000
1851 200,000
Name Produced

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 $13.45 more than the intrinsic value from silver content of $8.55, 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 $8.55 and this price is based off the current silver spot price of $23.65 This value is dynamic so bookmark it and comeback for an up to the minute silver melt value.

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***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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