1852 Liberty Seated dollars are old silver coins that are widely collected by those who build type sets of 19th-century United States coins and individuals who enjoy rare coins in general. Seated Liberty dollars were struck during the years 1840 through 1873, but they primarily circulated during the 1840s and 1850s. As the 1850s drew to a close, silver bullion prices increased and Liberty Seated dollars were largely relegated to foreign trade.
The Philadelphia, New Orleans, Carson City, and San Francisco Mints were all involved in striking Liberty Seated silver dollars. However, only the Philadelphia Mint made the Liberty Seated dollar in 1852.