1876 Seated Liberty Half Dollar PCGS PR63 Proof, Rainbow Target Toned
1876 Liberty Seated Half Dollar PCGS PR63 Proof. Stunning rainbow target-toning on the obverse, with cameo-like contrast and subtle rim-toning on the reverse. With only 1,150 minted PCGS estimates 750 total mint state survivors, and only has 63 graded higher. Ron Guth via PCGS CoinFacts. In 1876, production of Proof Half Dollars nearly doubled to 1,150 pieces, perhaps in anticipation of increased sales because of that year's centennial of American Independence.
The number of survivors indicates that sales did, in fact, increase, but the bump in sales was short-lived because in 1877 Mint employees made only 510 Proof Half Dollars. However, when the population of certified Proof 1876 Half Dollars is compared to that of the 1879 (with a simlar but slightly lower mintage), the survivorship of the 1876's falls short.
The item "1876 Seated Liberty Half Dollar PCGS PR63 Proof, Rainbow Target Toned" is in sale since Wednesday, October 23, 2019. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ US\Half Dollars\Seated Liberty (1839-91)".
The seller is "coinsforcause" and is located in Corona del Mar, California. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Circulated/Uncirculated: Uncirculated
- Composition: Silver
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Certification: PCGS
- Strike Type: Proof
- Mint Location: Philadelphia
- Grade: PR 63
- Year: 1876