Seated Liberty Dollar History

The Seated Liberty Dollar History is very interesting and fraught with many unexpected changes. First of all, the Seated Liberty was designed by its chief engraver, Christian Gobrecht.  At least the obverse side was. Curiously, Gobrecht' soaring eagle design was not used on the reverse. Instead, the heraldic eagle utilized on coins in 1807 was used. This meant the Seated Liberty Dollar was technically designed by two people. Gobrecht and the late Mint Chief Engraver John Reich.

The Seated Liberty Dollar was struck by the United States Mint from 1840 to 1873. Another unexpected change was the addition of "In God We Trust". It wasn't the first coin to us this phrase,

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