Welcome to the website of the Liberty Seated Collectors Club. The Liberty Seated Collectors Club is a not-for-profit group of over six hundred collectors and dealers dedicated to the study and attribution of the American silver Liberty Seated coinage of the 19th century. Social interactions at a host of regional meeting venues throughout the United States are a key element of the "LSCC Experience."

Please browse our website for news, upcoming events, educational programs, resources for collectors, and membership information. See for yourself why the LSCC is the best investment in numismatics.



Upcoming Events

The following are regional coin shows or events at which the LSCC has a presence.
  → Hover over name below for details of the event
  → Click for the event website.


LSCC News

Read the June issue of the E-Gobrecht! See all the latest LSCC news:

    Volume 20, Number 6, June 2024
  • President's Message, by Len Augsburger
  • Editor's View From The Rim, by Paul Kluth
  • Back Stage at the Smithsonian (An Underutilized Numismatic Resource), by Jeff Pritchard
  • The Curious Collector, by Len Augsburger: The Year 1868 in Coinage
  • Letters to the Editor: 1840-O WD L.S. Quarter Large O Find, by Dave Schaefer
  • Christian Gobrecht Grave Marker Unveiling, by Dennis Fortier
  • Regional News, by Ken Otto: The Summer Coin Show Circuit Has Begun
  • 2024 Final Census for Reeded Edge Half Dollars (1836 to 1839), by Jim Koenings
  • 2024 Regional Coin Show Events Schedule
  • Club Announcements & Membership Application
  • LSCC Member Advertisers & Advertising Rates
  • LSCC & Publication Information

The current issue of the E-Gobrecht can be found here by clicking the image to the left.

View the video of the LSCC Virtual Meeting, April 16, 2024 See the video of the April 16 LSCC Zoom meeting (87 minutes).

Clint Cummis gives a presentation on Liberty Seated half dime varieties and the Attribution Guide now well under development, and a presentation by John Frost on the recent total solar eclipse. Click image at left or go to the meeting recording. Video hosted by the Newman Numismatic Portal.


Christian Gobrecht gravesite marker project Christian Gobrecht's gravesite was unceremonially moved in the mid-1950s from Philadelphia's old Monument Cemetery to the Lawnview Cemetery in Rockledge PA when Lehigh University desired to acquire the land occupied by Monument Cemetery. In the move, Gobrecht's grave marker was lost, and he and his family were reburied in the Broadlawn part of the cemetery, with a simple marker "GOBRECHT" placed in the lawn. The LSCC is proposing to replace this uninspired marker (see image left) with something more appropriate for the 3rd Chief Engraver of the U.S. Mint. Click here or on the image at left for more information on Christian Gobrecht, including his life, his work, and his final resting place(s).



Announcing the Seated Half Society
A new club for the collectors of Liberty Seated half dollars, under the umbrella of the Liberty Seated Collectors Club. There is an SHS Webpage here on the LSCC website, and a quarterly SHS Newsletter 'in the E-Gobrecht starting in November. No Dues! Volunteering to start the club will be SHS President Dennis Fortier and SHS Vice President Dr. Verne Pitman. Membership in the SHS is earned not granted. As such we hope membership in the SHS will be considered a numismatic achievement in the career of a Liberty Seated half dollar collector. See the SHS homepage for more information, membership criteria, and an application.



Bill Bugert publishes Register addenda sheets for new Seated half die marriage discoveries!

Since publication of Bill Bugert's "Register of Liberty Seated Half Dollar Varieties" series of books, astute collectors have identified die marriages not listed in these references. Bill has written detailed data sheets on each of these reported and confirmed new die marriages so that they can be downloaded, printed, and inserted into the books. Thanks to Bill, these are free to download at your convenience by clicking the image to your left.


Photo of William Barber discovered! Unveiled in Baltimore at the SeatedFest II convention and announced in the March E-Gobrecht, we are pleased to present the first known photo of William Barber (1807-1879), 5th Chief Engraver of the U.S. Mint and designer of the Trade Dollar and Double Dime. The photo is made available for download and use in publications. To see and download the photo (in multiple formats and sizes), click left or go to the photo page.


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