Description and Analysis

Seated Liberty Half Dollars
1856 50C PF

Description & Analysis

Sales of the U. S. Mint's proof coins began to rise steadily around this time, keeping in step with the general growth of coin collecting as a hobby in America. Nevertheless, no more than a couple dozen proof half dollars have survived, the exact number being uncertain. As is the case with nearly all pre-1858 USA proofs, the number coined is unknown.