The 1854 Seated Liberty half dollars have value as numismatic coins. Keep reading to learn more about these silver coins.

1854 Half Dollar

Specifications

Type: Seated Liberty Half Dollar
Year: 1854
Face Value: $0.50
Composition: 90% silver, 10% copper
Silver Weight: .3599 oz.
Total Weight: 12.44 grams
Current Silver Bullion Value: $8.85

The US minted the 1854 half dollar with no mint mark and also the 1854 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
1854 Philadelphia 2,982,000
1854 O New Orleans 5,240,000

Value

This coin in circulated condition is worth at least its weight in silver. The silver melt value for this coin is $8.85 as of October 23, 2020. This melt value is calculated from the current silver spot price of $24.58 per ounce.

The 1854 half dollar with no mint mark and the 1854 O half dollar have similar values. Each coin is worth around $50 in good condition. In very fine condition the value is around $125. In extremely fine condition the value is around $175. In uncirculated condition the price is around $625-650 for coins with an MS 60 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 63 can sell for around $1,500.

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