The 1876 Seated Liberty half dollars have value as numismatic coins. Keep reading to learn more about these silver coins.

1876 Half Dollar

Specifications

Type: Seated Liberty Half Dollar
Year: 1876
Face Value: $0.50
Composition: 90% silver, 10% copper
Silver Weight: .36169 oz.
Total Weight: 12.5 grams
Current Silver Bullion Value: $9.71

The US minted the 1876 half dollar with no mint mark and also the 1876 CC half dollar and 1876 S half dollar. The mint mark, when present, can be found on the reverse side of the coin below the eagle.

Series Location Quantity Minted
1876 Philadelphia 8,418,000
1876 CC Carson City 1,956,000
1876 S San Francisco 4,528,000

Value

This coin in circulated condition is worth at least its weight in silver. The silver melt value for this coin is $9.71 as of August 05, 2020. This melt value is calculated from the current silver spot price of $26.84 per ounce.

The 1876 half dollar with no mint mark is worth around $50 in good condition. In very fine condition the value is around $140. In extremely fine condition the value is around $200. In uncirculated condition the price is around $475 for coins with an MS 60 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 63 can sell for around $800.

The 1876 CC half dollar is worth around $85 in good condition. In very fine condition the value is around $200. In extremely fine condition the value is around $400. In uncirculated condition the price is around $1,600 for coins with an MS 60 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 63 can sell for around $2,400.

The 1876 S half dollar is worth around $40 in good condition. In very fine condition the value is around $80. In extremely fine condition the value is around $120. In uncirculated condition the price is around $450 for coins with an MS 60 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 63 can sell for around $800.

Proof coins with no mint mark are available and they are each valued at around $1,150 in PR 63 condition. There were 1,150 proof coins minted.

Grading System

Good- The word "LIBERTY" on the shield is not readable. The letters and the date are readable.

Very fine- The word "LIBERTY" on the shield is mostly sharp.

Extremely fine- The word "LIBERTY" on the shield is completely sharp. The edges on the scroll are distinct.

MS 60 uncirculated- There are no signs of wear. The coin has luster, but there may be a few stains, abrasions, or surface marks.

MS 63 choice uncirculated- In the major focal areas there are some blemishes or contact marks. The coin's luster might not be as prominent.

PR 63 proof- This coin has reflective surfaces and only a few blemishes away from the major focal points. There are no major flaws.

 

Sources:

The Red Book


See also:

1877 Half Dollar
1875 Half Dollar