Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Quarters (1838-1891)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 28,000
Catalog: KM-98
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 6.2200g
ASW: 0.1800oz
Melt Value: $3.34 (9/18/2014)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1866 S MOTTO 25C MS obverse 1866 S MOTTO 25C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Although the 1866-S half dollar is common, with a mintage of approximately 1 million pieces, the 1866-S quarter is rare. Only 28,000 pieces were struck, and since there were few if any West Coast numismatists, Uncirculated survivors are very rare.

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Last Updated: 11/26/2013

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1866 S MOTTO 25C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 450 575 1250 1725 2750 2750 3250 3400 3900 4400 5200 5750 8250 10000 17500 33000 110000 - - - -
$ 3050 3500 3600 4200 4700 5500 6100 8750 11000 23500 36000 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 23
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 45
High Grade: 65


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11/20/2008 NGC VF 30   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 302, 308/Lot# 8024 $2,012.50
7/31/2009 PCGS F 15   Heritage Auctions 2009 August Los Angeles, CA US Coin Auction #1128, 1128/Lot# 7775 $1,495.00
8/11/2011 PCGS VG 10   Heritage Auctions 2011 August Chicago Signature US Coin & Platinum Night Auction Session(2), 1158/Lot# 3753 $747.50
7/12/2012 NGC Details VF Details  Heritage Auctions 2012 July 12-15 US Coin Summer FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(4), 1172/Lot# 8203 $402.50
6/17/2013 PCGS VG 10   Teletrade Auction 3435, 3435/Lot# 1607 $625.00
6/29/2014 NGC   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/29/2014, 187/Lot# 131962 $875.00
9/4/2014 NGC VF 30   Heritage Auctions 2014 September 4 - 6 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(2), 1209/Lot# 4009 $1,292.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1866 S MOTTO 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base622697925143821472355248025972971319034833661387245234928577166651120314452209802355926366
647773109616742216239625192721304432873542373140894658520960698177122861662821839244940
0000002519272130443287354237314089465852096069817712286166282183900
0000002558284631173385360138014306479354906367969013369188042269900
1866 S MOTTO 25C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base665745983152022562472260127223110333636393823404147125130599769171157214898215662419827061
691824116217652328251526412851318534373700389542644851541963038468126801712022443251520
0000002641285131853437370038954264485154196303846812680171202244300
00000026812980326035383761396844884990570866101002013789193432332000
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