Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 6,700
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3600g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $480.23 (8/4/2020)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1866 MOTTO $5 MS obverse 1866 MOTTO $5 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

All 1866 half eagles struck at Philadelphia were of the With Motto variety. While the denomination had healthy, if modest mintages at San Francisco in the 1860s, production at the mother Mint was consistently low, in the four-figures, and with business strike production of just 6,700 pieces, the 1866 is no exception. Garrett and Guth (2006) describe it as ' ... very rare in all grades, and Very Fine or Extremely Fine is the usual grade seen.?

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/24/2020

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1866 MOTTO $5 MS
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Base $ 1000 1200 1350 1900 2450 3700 4950 6500 12500 14000 16950 22500 44000 - - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 47
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 63

The chart showing VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 8/4/2020 1866 MOTTO $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----1246681414-1-------47
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Total----1246681514-1-------48
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1866 MOTTO $5 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1410147215891749205126173149359139484396523161096866814495543333333
1431151116421850224027943296371040974674552463617292861495543333330
0000003296371040974674552463617292861495543333300
0000003444382942474953581666147718908495543333300
1866 MOTTO $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1333139315051658194924953009343737834217502658796616785992343333333
1353143015561755213126663152355239284487531061257030831792343333330
0000003152355239284487531061257030831792343333300
0000003294366840724756559563707445877692343333300
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Grade: AU 53
Points: 3783
Owner: Tim Stl
 
Grade: XF 45
Points: 3009
Owner: D Yoham
 
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