Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 9,000
Catalog: KM-69
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3590g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $311.35 (8/29/2014)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1866 S NO MOTTO $5 MS obverse 1866 S NO MOTTO $5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Nearly all of the 9,000 examples originally coined immediately entered circulation, and higher grade examples are very scarce. This is the only No Motto half eagle dated 1866, the final year of this design type. Later in the year, the San Francisco Mint produced an additional quantity of 34,920 half eagles from the new dies with the Motto IN GOD WE TRUST

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1866 S NO MOTTO $5 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 875 1000 1500 2300 5900 5900 12000 14250 17000 24000 - - - - - - - - - - -
$ 6750 13000 15500 18500 27500 - - - - - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 54
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 40
High Grade: 58


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4/23/1997 PCGS G 4   Teletrade Auction 0939, 939/Lot# 1919 $448.38
10/29/2005 NGC XF 45   Heritage Auctions Continuous Internet Auction #65111, 65111/Lot# 23361 $4,312.50
4/26/2006 PCGS F 15   Heritage Auctions 2006 April (CSNS) Signature Auction #404, 404/Lot# 2761 $1,380.00
9/23/2007 NGC AU 58   Goldberg September 23-26, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 42/Lot# 3297 $13,800.00
8/8/2013 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2013 August 8 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Rosemont Session(4), 1188/Lot# 5085 $8,225.00
2/9/2014 PCGS   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/09/2014, 171/Lot# 170710 $770.00
6/27/2014 PCGS XF 45   Stack's Bowers June 2014 Baltimore, 6021/Lot# 2531 $2,115.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1866 S NO MOTTO $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1725113815581886296044175367635568867565796013531224153728562245111111
242862127816672244344547335696653271127696981716492273714560562245111110
00000047335696653271127696981716492273714560562245111100
000000505060256709733878281167419453323285392562245111100
1866 S NO MOTTO $5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1111111111111111111111
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0000001111111111111100
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