1867 Liberty Seated Half Dime

Most issues of the series minted in the 1860’s had extremely small mintages due to the Civil War and the non-circulation of silver coins. The lowest mintage took place for the 1867 Liberty Seated Half Dime, which had a mintage of just 8,000 coins struck for circulation. An additional 625 proof coins were produced for collectors.

Although the date is rare, many coins have survived in uncirculated condition and many grade gem or even finer. Examples grading MS66 have sold for around $2,000.

Other rare dates from this era include the Philadelphia Civil War dates, with low mintages and the impact of later melting. San Francisco issues are also rare, due to both low mintages and heavy circulation. Silver coins remained in circulation in the western states during the early 1860s.