The elegant Seated Liberty engraving was used throughout the 19th century on six different American coin denominations. Holding a shield in one hand and Phrygian cap atop a staff in the other, the allegorical Liberty was derived from earlier Gobrecht dollars modeled off of Britannia, the figure shown on British coinage. These silver dollars were minted in limited numbers and heavily exported and later melted, leaving few for collectors today. Well-preserved Fine quality. Our choice of 1840-1865 date and mintmark.