Great feedback - check out some of the recent feedback we've received from our customers. Arrived early and in great condition. One of the Best and Honest Sellers! And thank you to ALL of our customers for allowing us to serve you with quality coins, accurate and honest descriptions and photos, and above-and-beyond service. Your satisfaction will always be our No.An 1876-P Proof Seated Liberty Half Dollar graded AU-Detail by PCGS. Though not listed on the holder, this coin is the highly sought-after "'C' in Neck" variety (FS-401). Just 1,150 proof half dollars were struck in 1876 -- and fewer than 800 are estimated to survive in all grades, with even fewer in AU-Detail or better. NOTE ABOUT THE PHOTOS: The 3rd and 4th ones are close-ups of the coin in this listing. The 5th photo is of another 1876 "'C' in Neck" Seated half pictured in a book about coin varieties. It is used here for comparison purposes.
The SECOND photo -- which is the PCGS-taken photo, obviously -- is closest to what the coin looks like in hand, and in fact is a very good representation (though the gold-ish toning on the left obverse isn't visible in hand much, if at all). The other photos in the listing give a broader view of the coin under different lighting, shadow, angles, etc. This coin looks like a business strike at first blush, but upon closer inspection, it very clearly has the remnants of a "C" from a "CC" mint mark at the base of Liberty's neck.
S it as the "'C' in Neck" variety -- and a Proof coin, as the variety is only found in the 1876 proof strikes. I don't know if the PCGS graders recognized this one as a proof because it is a "Detail" coin, the grade's wording -- AU-Detail -- would be the same whether it was a business or proof coin. As an aside, I have found nearly a dozen proof Morgans certified by PCGS as business strikes holders say "MS65, " for example, instead of PR65. That's a little surprising given that PCGS is considered the cream of the crop by most collectors and sellers. That's not to say it isn't a top-tier grading agency, if not the best overall.Everyone makes mistakes, and I have found two proof Morgans certified as mint state by NGC as well. Still, the number of missed proofs is surprising. In any case, back to the this coin. The "C" is not apparent to the naked eye -- though it is clearly visible with a loupe and is immediately identifiable as the famous "C" remnant. Given that the coin is cleaned it is lacking the reflectivity and contrast seen on many proof coins. Nonetheless, though the hairlines seen in a couple of the photos are. Visible under a loupe, they are virtually unnoticeable with the naked eye at almost every angle and lighting condition -- even upon close inspection. What's more, this coin doesn't have that "cleaned" look -- in fact, it actually looks.
More like a "no problem" coin in hand than anything else -- and very nearly mint state at that. There appears to be only a minimal amount of wear on this coin on the high points, making it in the upper-tier on the AU scale. There are also a few nicks and bag marks on both the obverse and reverse, along with the odd run here and there (aside from the hairlines) but they are few and far between and none are really visible to the naked eye.And don't forget to check out my other listings when you have a moment. Thank you for your continued support of Shenandoah. However, coins must then be re-secured in a new cardboard flip or mylar holder for the return trip. Don't like your item? Run it through the wash? OK, that would be a problem. But almost anything else - that's right, no problem. Thank you for reading and for looking at our items. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins: US\Half Dollars\Seated Liberty (1839-91)".blue" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.