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Meaning of liberty seated silver dollar?

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Answered 2010-10-01 18:17:19

The term "Seated Liberty Dollar" refers to silver dollars produced in the United States between 1840 and 1873. The coins have and image on the obverse (front) of a woman representing Liberty seated, facing left (although with her body facing right), with a shield in front of her.

Note that "Gobrecht Dollar", dated either 1836 or 1839, has a very similar obverse but a different eagle on the revese (back) - it is generally considered to be a pattern coin.

Note that the Trade Dollar, produced between 1873 and 1878 (with proofs made until 1885) for trade in the Far East, also has a seated depiction of Liberty, but the image of the woman is different (she is, amongst other things, holding a branch in front of her), and the reverse has the words "TRADE DOLLAR".

Finally, note that the Liberty Seated device also appeared on the half dime, dime, quarter and half dollar during much of the Liberty Seated Silver Dollar's time of circulation.

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