Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dollars (1839-1891)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 60,000
Catalog: KM-A68
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.4400g
ASW: 0.3599oz
Melt Value: $5.25 (9/2/2015)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1866 S NO MOTTO 50C MS obverse 1866 S NO MOTTO 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

One of the rarest of all Seated halves with only 60,000 pieces minted. In the large Guatemala hoard of Civil War S-mint halves that was discovered in the mid-1950s, there were no 1866-S coins, indicating that they were not hoarded. As a result, survivors are elusive in all grades with no more than 4 or 5 that exist in mint condition.

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Last Updated: 7/29/2014

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1866 S NO MOTTO 50C MS
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Base $ 515 775 1000 1300 2450 4050 4750 5150 6000 10000 15500 22000 37500 87500 - 200000 - - -
$ 2700 4450 5100 5500 7000 11000 16500 25000 41000 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 65
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: VF
High Grade: 67


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1/23/2006 NGC XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2006 January Dallas, TX The Jules Reiver Collection Signature Auction #390, 390/Lot# 21350 $2,185.00
2/5/2006 PCGS AU 50   Goldberg February 5-8, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 34/Lot# 1483 $2,760.00
12/6/2009 PCGS XF 40   Teletrade Auction 2780, 2780/Lot# 1724 $2,472.50
2/28/2012 PCGS XF 40   Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 3320 $2,098.75
7/26/2012 NGC XF 40   Stack's Bowers The August 2012 Philadelphia ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 140/Lot# 9119 $1,322.50
10/18/2012 NGC F 15   Heritage Auctions 2012 October 18-21 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(2), 1175/Lot# 4378 $763.75
3/30/2014 PCGS MS 98   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 797, 806/Lot# 120 $540.00
9/14/2014 NGC VF 35   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/14/2014, 192/Lot# 216231 $950.00
1/7/2015 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(3), 1216/Lot# 4944 $2,585.00


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