Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 9,000
Catalog: KM-69
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.36g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $300.08 (2/14/2016)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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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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Last Updated: 12/14/2015

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1866 S NO MOTTO $5 MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 53
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 40
High Grade: 58


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4/22/1994 PCGS VF 30   Heritage Auctions 1994 Santa Clara Bullet Sale #118, 118/Lot# 338 $1,265.00
9/23/2007 NGC AU 58   Goldberg September 23-26, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 42/Lot# 3297 $13,800.00
5/28/2008 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2008 May Long Beach, CA Signature Auction #1108, 1108/Lot# 3269 $13,225.00
4/8/2012 PCGS VG 10   Teletrade Auction 3255, 3255/Lot# 3374 $825.00
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
4/22/2015 NGC Details XF Details  Heritage Auctions 2015 April 22 - 26 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(7), 1219/Lot# 8456 $705.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1866 S NO MOTTO $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1725113815581886296044175367635568867565796013531224153728562245111111
242862127816672244344547335696653271127696981716492273714560562245111110
00000047335696653271127696981716492273714560562245111100
000000505060256709733878281167419453323285392562245111100
1866 S NO MOTTO $5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1111111111111111111111
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