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: $21.29 (5/7/2021)
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

The addition of the motto IN GOD WE TRUST to the silver and gold coins in 1866 prompted greater interest by collectors in purchasing proofs. Sales rose nearly 50% over those of 1865, and the majority of these coins still exist, though many are impaired to varying degrees. There remains more than the usual interest in proofs dated 1866 by collectors seeking a first-year type coin bearing the motto.

The quality of the U. S. Mint's proofs as made was very high throughout most of the 1860s. There are a fair number of gem survivors, and these include enough Cameo proofs to please the most advanced collectors. Two die marriages are known, these resulting from the pairing of two obverses with a single reverse. Interestingly, one of the obverse dies was also paired with the single die used for 1866 proof dollars lacking the motto.

GRADE SUMMARY

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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 47500 - - -
$ - - - - - - 2900 - - 7250 - - - -
1866 MOTTO $1 PF CA
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 2750 3500 4750 7500 17000 27000 55000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 5000 11250 19000 - - -
1866 MOTTO $1 PF UC
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 6350 10000 25000 40000 53500 - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 227
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: 5/4/2021 1866 MOTTO $1 PF
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Total--------1156101440641462---163
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1866 MOTTO $1 PF CA
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Base------------7571694--2-50
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Total------------757181151-2-56
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1866 MOTTO $1 PF UC
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Base-------------125133---15
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Total-------------125134---16
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1866 MOTTO $1 PF CA
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33333332939841333165918612140253730554209558771408814198145105476121
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1866 MOTTO $1 PF UC
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Base33333333925127116681886207925612828389653266713871998544174075003
333333331010401403174019502239265031844372578873819097204825282778753
0000003310104014031740195022392650318443725788738190972048200
0000003617115515351813201424002739354048496250805094753111100
1866 MOTTO $1 PF
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Base33333333820113815051707188623352585358649356248815392343883569822
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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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