Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dollars (1839-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 725
Catalog: KM-99
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.4400g
ASW: 0.3599oz
Melt Value: $5.67 (12/25/2014)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
Link to this coin

1866 MOTTO 50C PF obverse 1866 MOTTO 50C PF reverse


  
Expand All    Collapse All

VarietyPlus®


Click on a coin to see VarietyPlus details.

Description & Analysis

The tremendous bloodletting of the Civil War sparked a religious revival in the United States that affected the design of the Seated Half Dollar in 1866. In that year, a scroll upon which the motto IN GOD WE TRUST is inscribed was added to the reverse field over the eagle. Those survivors of the 725-piece proof delivery abound in first-year type collections.

Description and Analysis courtesy of Heritage Auctions and may not be republished without written permission.


GRADE SUMMARY

Loading... Working...

Use the scroll bar at the bottom of this box to view a summary of the NGC Price Guide, NGC Census, Auction Prices Realized and NGC Registry Scores for each grade.

There was no data found for this Coin.

Select Designation

 
NGC PRICE GUIDE
NGC CENSUS*
AUCTION PRICES REALIZED
NGC REGISTRY
SCORE

Select Grade

*To view the Census details for this coin, please sign in or sign up.

Price Guide

Last Updated: 10/29/2013

Click on a price to see historical prices, comparison charts and trends.

1866 MOTTO 50C PF
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 650 725 975 1425 2125 4550 7500 14000 28000 - -
$ - - - - - 725 800 1050 1550 2350 5400 10000 15500 -
1866 MOTTO 50C PF Cameo
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 1200 2050 2800 7400 14000 31000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - 1300 2250 3100 8500 15500 34000 -
1866 MOTTO 50C PF Ultra Cameo
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 70000 - - -
NGC Price and Value Guides Disclaimer

Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 118
Low Grade: 58
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 68


Upcoming Auctions

A random selection of NGC coins is shown below.

Images
Date
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
1/12/2015 PF 66   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(3), 1216/Lot# 4982
1/12/2015 PF 66   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(3), 1216/Lot# 4981
1/12/2015 PF 66   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(3), 1216/Lot# 4983


Auction Prices Realized

A random selection of coins is shown below.

Images
Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
1/25/2004 PCGS PF 64   Goldberg January 25-28, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 23/Lot# 2364 $1,207.50
4/16/2007 NGC PF 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 135, 140/Lot# 1432 $1,092.50
12/4/2008 NGC PF 64   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2008 December Houston, TX Signature Coin Auction #1118, 1118/Lot# 749 $2,645.00
3/21/2013 PCGS PF 64   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2013 March 21 -22 & 24 US Coin Signature Auction - Dallas Session(1), 1183/Lot# 3531 $3,055.00
4/1/2013 NGC PF 62   Teletrade Auction 3424, 3424/Lot# 2018 $998.75
1/8/2014 PCGS PF 65   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2014 January 8 - 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction - Orlando Session(2), 1201/Lot# 4559 $5,581.25
3/28/2014 PCGS PF 66   Stack's Bowers March 2014 Baltimore Auction, 6008/Lot# 5383 $4,553.13
6/4/2014 PCGS PF 64   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2014 June 4 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(2), 1206/Lot# 3960 $2,585.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1866 MOTTO 50C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1111111135452773785689110661233179930804141556367471075315836
11111111184115977768679491121142122263433461559578082124470
0000001118411597776867949112114212226343346155957808200
00000012364696678168791007117716102653378750896352941700
1866 MOTTO 50C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1111111138156578591194811311305189532234319578370581116016395
111111112744263882792310091189150123373588480762088425129050
00000011274426388279231009118915012337358848076208842500
00000012545037118699351070124716982780395352956633979200
1866 MOTTO 50C PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base11111111423620856990102812231408202934224565608972491151616819
1111111141488698900100210931284161524933803507364758671132830
000000114148869890010021093128416152493380350736475867100
0000001282554777945101511581346182229574184558168621009300
Registry Image Gallery
Grade: PF 65 CA
Points: 3223
Owner: First Strike Society
 
Grade: PF 64
Points: 1799
Owner: rue henri
 
View the Registry Image Gallery

Related Articles

Border Incidents, Part Two

7/1/2007  — David Lange continues his retrospective of the border changes that have occurred throughout the history of U.S. coinage.
View full article >


NGC Auction Central Disclaimer