Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dollars (1840-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 725
Catalog: KM-100
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.7300g
ASW: 0.7734oz
Melt Value: $15.12 (8/22/2014)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1866 MOTTO S$1 PF obverse 1866 MOTTO S$1 PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Three different die marriages are known for the proof 1866 Motto Seated Dollar. The motto IN GOD WE TRUST was first added to U.S. coinage by the terms of the Act of April 22, 1864, which also authorized the bronze Cent and Two Cent piece. The subsequent Act of March 3, 1865 mandated that the Quarter, Half Dollar, Dollar, Half Eagle, Eagle, and Double Eagle also display the new motto. The premier proof delivery of the new Motto Seated Dollar type, the 1866 was produced to the extent of 725 pieces, all of which were distributed with the year's silver proof sets. While survivors are not particularly rare in an absolute sense, they are subjected to quite a bit of pressure from date collectors due to the scarcity of the business strike 1866.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 12/16/2013

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1866 MOTTO S$1 PF
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1866 MOTTO S$1 PF Cameo
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1866 MOTTO S$1 PF Ultra Cameo
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 226
Low Grade: 53
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 69


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9/6/2014 PF 62   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2014 September 4 - 6 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(2), 1209/Lot# 4310


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9/6/2004 PCGS PF 64   Cameo Goldberg September 6-7, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 26/Lot# 940 $5,520.00
4/26/2006 PCGS PF 66   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2006 April (CSNS) Signature Auction #404, 404/Lot# 2206 $20,700.00
7/22/2007 NGC PF 61   Teletrade Auction 2397, 2397/Lot# 1782 $2,128.00
6/5/2008 NGC PF 64   Cameo David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 251, 257/Lot# 8022 $6,900.00
3/28/2009 NGC PF 66   Heritage Auctions 2009 March Baltimore, MD Signature US Coin Auction #1126, 1126/Lot# 2400 $17,250.00
6/17/2010 NGC PF 65   Stack's Bowers The June 2010 Baltimore Auction, 41/Lot# 2478 $9,200.00
1/29/2012 PCGS PF 62   Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 2574 $2,300.00
4/3/2012 NGC Details PF Details  Heritage Auctions Monthly World Coin Auction Session(1), 231218/Lot# 64015 $47.00
10/20/2013 PCGS PF 64   Cameo GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/20/2013, 97/Lot# 144055 $6,605.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1866 MOTTO S$1 PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333333820113815051707188623352585358649356248815392343883569822
3333333275926126015721766203524182918403553726883851319101491640
000000327592612601572176620352418291840355372688385131910100
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1866 MOTTO S$1 PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333333874120615891799198524512710374651376488844595544033472496
3333333293984133316591861214025373055420955877140881419814510540
000000329398413331659186121402537305542095587714088141981400
0000003583109514611729192322952623340046736037779291843007400
1866 MOTTO S$1 PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333333925127116681886207925612828389653266713871998544174075003
33333333101040140317401950223926503184437257887381909720482528270
0000003310104014031740195022392650318443725788738190972048200
0000003617115515351813201424002739354048496250805094753111100
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Grade: PF 69 CAMEO
Points: 40334
Owner: Simpson
 
Grade: PF 65
Points: 4935
Owner: mr cool
 
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