Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 9,000
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3600g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $309.99 (11/21/2017)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1866 S NO MOTTO $5 MS obverse 1866 S NO MOTTO $5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Nearly all of the 9,000 examples originally coined immediately entered circulation, and higher grade examples are very scarce. This is the only No Motto half eagle dated 1866, the final year of this design type. Later in the year, the San Francisco Mint produced an additional quantity of 34,920 half eagles from the new dies with the Motto IN GOD WE TRUST

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1866 S NO MOTTO $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 54
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 40
High Grade: 58


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Auction Prices Realized

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8/2/1997 NGC XF 40   Heritage Auctions 1997 ANA Signature Sale #175, 175/Lot# 7684 $2,300.00
5/26/2003 NGC VF 20   Teletrade Auction 1729, 1729/Lot# 1707 $1,210.00
9/23/2007 NGC AU 58   Goldberg September 23-26, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 42/Lot# 3297 $13,800.00
11/3/2010 NGC AU 50   Stack's Bowers The November 2010 Baltimore Auction, 44/Lot# 5112 $2,760.00
2/9/2014 PCGS Genuine VF   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/09/2014, 171/Lot# 170710 $770.00
6/27/2014 NGC XF 45   Stack's Bowers June 2014 Baltimore, 6021/Lot# 2532 $1,997.50
6/4/2015 PCGS VF 20   Heritage Auctions 2015 June 4 - 7 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(4), 1221/Lot# 5276 $1,057.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1866 S NO $5 MS MOTTO Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1697174918952399277041574888578361976644752633333333333
1714179820632523323244015186592163466938752633333333330
0000005186592163466938752633333333300
0000005485605964957232752633333333300
1866 S NO $5 MS MOTTO
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1609165817992285264339844694556359656400725833333333333
1625170519612404309042214984569761106686725833333333330
0000004984569761106686725833333333300
0000005273583162556972725833333333300
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