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: $5.29 (8/31/2015)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1866 MOTTO 50C PF obverse 1866 MOTTO 50C PF reverse


  
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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.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 3/13/2015

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1866 MOTTO 50C PF
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 725 1025 1425 2125 4550 7500 14000 28000 - -
$ - - - - - 800 1125 1550 2350 5400 10000 15500 -
1866 MOTTO 50C PF Cameo
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 1200 2050 2800 7400 14500 31000 - - -
$ - - - - - - 1300 2250 3100 8500 16000 - -
1866 MOTTO 50C PF Ultra Cameo
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 70000 - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 117
Low Grade: 58
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 68


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10/16/2005 NGC PF 64   Teletrade Auction 2105, 2105/Lot# 1354 $1,792.00
4/16/2007 NGC PF 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 135, 140/Lot# 1432 $1,092.50
7/12/2007 PCGS PF 65   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2007 Summer F.U.N. (July, West Palm Beach, FL) Signature Coin Auction #442, 442/Lot# 924 $8,050.00
3/28/2009 NGC PF 66   Heritage Auctions 2009 March Baltimore, MD Signature US Coin Auction #1126, 1126/Lot# 2101 $3,450.00
1/29/2012 PCGS PF 64   Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 2503 $1,782.50
2/28/2012 PCGS   Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 3321 $1,151.15
6/5/2013 PCGS PF 66   Heritage Auctions 2013 June 5 - 9 US Coin Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(3), 1186/Lot# 4531 $5,581.25
6/27/2014 PCGS PF 65   Stack's Bowers June 2014 Baltimore, 6021/Lot# 1448 $2,820.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1866 MOTTO 50C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base941972100510371072110711421178121612551294133314211683206825403657456559227756842810788
95198310161049108411191154119112291268130713621508181122252912396050176533798092150
0000001154119112291268130713621508181122252912396050176533798000
0000001166120312421281132013921596194023833285426254707145820400
1866 MOTTO 50C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base11281164120112391278131713581400144214851530157517251886249529104565592280588485920211716
11401176121412521291133113721414145615001545162517792089263334625017663482008724100400
0000001372141414561500154516251779208926333462501766348200872400
0000001386142814711515156016751832229227724013547073468343896300
1866 MOTTO 50C PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base570558255947607061966324645365856718685469917131758680638562908396281019610788113181220315282
57455866598861126239636764976629676369007038728377458229873692659817103931096511613132290
0000006497662967636900703872837745822987369265981710393109651161300
00000065416674680969457084743479048396890994461000710591111411190800
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Grade: PF 65 CA
Points: 4565
Owner: First Strike Society
 
Grade: PF 64
Points: 2540
Owner: rue henri
 
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