The 1845 Seated Liberty half dollars have value as numismatic coins. Keep reading to learn more about these silver coins.

1845 Half Dollar

Specifications

Type: Seated Liberty Half Dollar
Year: 1845
Face Value: $0.50
Composition: 90% silver, 10% copper
Silver Weight: .3866 oz.
Total Weight: 13.36 grams
Current Silver Bullion Value: $8.41

The US minted the 1845 half dollar with no mint mark and also the 1845 O half dollar. The mint mark, when present, can be found on the reverse side of the coin below the eagle.

Series Location Quantity Minted
1845 Philadelphia 589,000
1845 O New Orleans 2,094,000

Value

This coin in circulated condition is worth at least its weight in silver. The silver melt value for this coin is $8.41 as of May 21, 2022. This melt value is calculated from the current silver spot price of $21.75 per ounce.

The 1845 half dollar with no mint mark is worth around $75 in good condition. In very fine condition the value is around $250. In extremely fine condition the value is around $400. In uncirculated condition the price is around $1,000 for coins with an MS 60 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 63 can sell for around $3,500.

The 1845 O half dollar is worth around $50 in good condition. In very fine condition the value is around $200. In extremely fine condition the value is around $350. In uncirculated condition the price is around $1,000 for coins with an MS 60 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 63 can sell for around $3,000.

No Drapery Variety

There is one notable variety for the 1845 O half dollar. On the obverse side of the coin Liberty's drapery is absent. The drapery can be seen under Liberty's right elbow. See the image before for reference.

1845 O Half Dollar Drapery vs No Drapery

The 1845 O half dollar with no drapery is worth around $100 in good condition. In very fine condition the value is around $325. In extremely fine condition the value is around $480. In uncirculated condition the price is around $1,400 for coins with an MS 60 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 63 can sell for around $4,500.

Grading System

Good- The word "LIBERTY" on the shield is not readable. The letters and the date are readable.

Very fine- The word "LIBERTY" on the shield is mostly sharp.

Extremely fine- The word "LIBERTY" on the shield is completely sharp. The edges on the scroll are distinct.

MS 60 uncirculated- There are no signs of wear. The coin has luster, but there may be a few stains, abrasions, or surface marks.

MS 63 choice uncirculated- In the major focal areas there are some blemishes or contact marks. The coin's luster might not be as prominent.

 

Sources:

The Red Book