1879 Liberty Seated Half Dollar. Proof-67 Cameo (NGC).Attractively toned around the peripheries, this coin is brilliant in the centers to allow ready appreciation of bold field to device contrast. The strike is razor sharp from the rims to the centers, and the surfaces are expectably smooth at the Superb Gem grade level. This late date Proof Liberty Seated half dollar issue has a generous mintage of 1,100 pieces and an above average rate of survival. Indeed, the Proof 1879 is relatively easy to obtain in todays market, at least in lower grades through Proof-64. Gems are scarce, however, and anything grading finer than Proof-65 is rare from a condition standpoint. This is just such a coin, and it is a lovely specimen that is worthy of a premium bid.