Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dollars (1840-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 725
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.7300g
ASW: 0.7734oz
Melt Value: $13.62 (10/21/2019)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
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1866 MOTTO $1 PF obverse 1866 MOTTO $1 PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

Three different die marriages are known for the proof 1866 Motto Seated Dollar. The motto IN GOD WE TRUST was first added to U.S. coinage by the terms of the Act of April 22, 1864, which also authorized the bronze Cent and Two Cent piece. The subsequent Act of March 3, 1865 mandated that the Quarter, Half Dollar, Dollar, Half Eagle, Eagle, and Double Eagle also display the new motto. The premier proof delivery of the new Motto Seated Dollar type, the 1866 was produced to the extent of 725 pieces, all of which were distributed with the year's silver proof sets. While survivors are not particularly rare in an absolute sense, they are subjected to quite a bit of pressure from date collectors due to the scarcity of the business strike 1866.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/25/2019

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1866 MOTTO $1 PF
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Base $ - - - - - - 1500 1700 1850 2450 2600 3400 4500 6000 14400 22000 45000 - - -
$ - - - - - - 2900 - - 7250 - - - -
1866 MOTTO $1 PF Cameo
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 2750 3500 4750 7500 17000 27000 55000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 5000 11250 19000 - - -
1866 MOTTO $1 PF Ultra Cameo
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 6350 10000 25000 40000 53500 - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 222
Low Grade: 53
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 69

The chart showing 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series, 68 series, 69 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 10/8/2019 1866 MOTTO $1 PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--------1154101440641452---160
-----------------1----1
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Total--------1154101440641462---161
 --------1 %1 %3 %2 %6 %9 %25 %40 %9 %4 %1 %--- 
1866 MOTTO $1 PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base------------6571694--2-49
---------------2111---5
----------------1-----1
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Total------------657181151-2-55
 ------------11 %9 %13 %33 %20 %9 %2 %-4 %- 
1866 MOTTO $1 PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------------114133---13
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Total-------------114134---14
 -------------7 %7 %29 %7 %21 %29 %--- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
6/17/2007 PCGS PF 64   Cameo Teletrade Auction 2382, 2382/Lot# 1810 $5,824.00
3/17/2008 NGC PF 65   Cameo David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 230, 236/Lot# 811 $11,500.00
8/11/2011 PCGS PF 64   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2011 August Chicago Signature US Coin & Platinum Night Auction Session(3), 1158/Lot# 4346 $7,475.00
1/29/2012 PCGS PF 62   Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 2574 $2,300.00
4/24/2013 NGC PF 67   Ultra Cameo Heritage Auctions 2013 April 24 - 28 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(5), 1184/Lot# 4348 $44,062.50
2/9/2014 PCGS PF 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/09/2014, 171/Lot# 163154 $3,355.00
8/13/2015 NGC PF 65   Cameo Stack's Bowers 2015 Chicago ANA, 6104/Lot# 10139 $22,325.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1866 $1 PF MOTTO Cameo
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Base33333333874120615891799198524512710374651376488844595544033472496
3333333293984133316591861214025373055420955877140881419814510540
000000329398413331659186121402537305542095587714088141981400
0000003583109514611729192322952623340046736037779291843007400
1866 $1 PF MOTTO Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333333925127116681886207925612828389653266713871998544174075003
33333333101040140317401950223926503184437257887381909720482528270
0000003310104014031740195022392650318443725788738190972048200
0000003617115515351813201424002739354048496250805094753111100
1866 $1 PF MOTTO
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333333820113815051707188623352585358649356248815392343883569822
3333333275926126015721766203524182918403553726883851319101491640
000000327592612601572176620352418291840355372688385131910100
0000003547103213821639182621852501325244855810751888732896800
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Grade: PF 69 CAMEO
Points: 40334
Owner: Simpson
 
Grade: PF 65
Points: 4935
Owner: mr cool
 
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