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: $2.89 (12/19/2014)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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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
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 425 510 690 1035 1500 2800 4250 7750 - - -
$ - - - - - 465 550 750 1125 1600 3100 4750 11750 -
1866 MOTTO 25C PF Cameo
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 725 1100 1650 3450 5000 12500 - - -
$ - - - - - - - 800 1175 1850 3700 5500 - -
1866 MOTTO 25C PF Ultra Cameo
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$ - - - - - - - - - 3000 5750 11000 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 146
Low Grade: 58
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 68


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3/10/1997 NGC PF 65   Teletrade Auction 0926, 926/Lot# 1322 $1,188.00
1/3/2006 NGC PF 66   Heritage Auctions 2006 January Orlando, FL (FUN) Signature Auction #394, 394/Lot# 2341 $2,530.00
1/30/2006 NGC PF 65   Cameo David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 72, 77/Lot# 395 $3,162.50
8/13/2006 NGC PF 67   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2006 August Denver, CO Signature & Platinum Night Auction #414, 414/Lot# 1162 $6,900.00
5/27/2012 PCGS PF 64   Cameo Goldberg May 27-31, 2012 The May Pre-Long Beach Auction, 69/Lot# 1149 $1,496.15
7/11/2014 NGC PF 63   Cameo Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 5783 $910.63
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
Base11111111278423602705745958113814502555344746946718985014661
1111111933264826367188161018124218182852386253687762114530
000000193326482636718816101812421818285238625368776200
0000001185374542670731887107813462186314942786043880600
1866 MOTTO 25C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1111111130145664475279410181206153126803601488869711018615111
11111111013525186807668681080131419142987403055828042118270
0000001101352518680766868108013141914298740305582804200
0000001201404581716780943114314222297329444596276911400
1866 MOTTO 25C PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1111111133650270582086511031303164728533817515873221065015732
11111111123915697438359441169141720493174426458798431123440
0000001112391569743835944116914172049317442645879843100
00000012244466377818501023123615322451349547116600954000
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Grade: PF 66 UC
Points: 4264
Owner: DMD2
 
Grade: PF 65
Points: 2852
Owner: Paul's
 
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