Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Quarters (1838-1891)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 725
Catalog: KM-98
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 6.2200g
ASW: 0.1800oz
Melt Value: $2.65 (7/30/2015)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
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1866 MOTTO 25C PF obverse 1866 MOTTO 25C PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The tragic bloodletting of the Civil War sparked a religious revival in the United States that would affect the Seated Quarter series only one year after Appomattox Courthouse. The Act of March 3, 1865 mandated the addition of the motto IN GOD WE TRUST to all silver and gold coins of sufficient size. The scroll upon which the motto resides was added to the reverse of the Seated Quarter by James Barton Longacre, the first coins displaying this feature being delivered in 1866. Only 725 proof 1866 Motto quarters were minted.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/28/2014

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1866 MOTTO 25C PF
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 510 690 1035 1500 2800 4250 7750 - - -
$ - - - - - 550 750 1125 1600 3100 4750 11750 -
1866 MOTTO 25C PF Cameo
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 800 1150 1750 3800 5600 12000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - 1250 1950 4000 - - -
1866 MOTTO 25C PF Ultra Cameo
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 3000 6250 9500 18000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 13500 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 147
Low Grade: 58
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 68


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3/10/1997 NGC PF 65   Teletrade Auction 0926, 926/Lot# 1322 $1,188.00
2/27/2003 NGC PF 68   Heritage Auctions 2003 February Long Beach Signature Sale #314, 314/Lot# 6657 $11,500.00
1/30/2006 NGC PF 65   Cameo David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 72, 77/Lot# 395 $3,162.50
5/27/2012 PCGS PF 64   Cameo Goldberg May 27-31, 2012 The May Pre-Long Beach Auction, 69/Lot# 1149 $1,496.15
8/2/2012 NGC PF 65   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2012 August 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Philadelphia Session(1), 1173/Lot# 3299 $3,642.50
2/22/2013 NGC PF 65   Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 1339 $1,997.50
2/3/2014 PCGS PF 64   Heritage Auctions 2014 February 3 - 5 US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(4), 1202/Lot# 5112 $1,410.00
10/12/2014 PCGS PF 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/12/2014, 190/Lot# 217300 $1,800.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1866 MOTTO 25C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base194201212223234244255265278423602705745958113814502555344746946718985014661
1962052162272372482582693264836367188161018124218182852386353697762114540
000000258269326483636718816101812421818285238635369776200
000000262274375542671732887107813462187315042786043880600
1866 MOTTO 25C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base20922023024125126527528830145664475279410181206153126803601488869711018615111
2132232342442562682792923535196807668691081131419142987403055828043118280
000000279292353519680766869108113141914298740305582804300
000000284297404581716780943114314232297329444596277911400
1866 MOTTO 25C PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base23724825827228229530832333650270582086511031303164728533817515873221065015732
2412512632752862993133273915707438359441170141820493174426458798431123440
000000313327391570743835944117014182049317442645879843100
0000003183324476377828501024123615322451349647116601954100
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Grade: PF 66 UC
Points: 4264
Owner: DMD2
 
Grade: PF 65
Points: 2852
Owner: Paul's
 
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