Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Half Dollars (1839-1891)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 60,000
Catalog: KM-A68
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.44g
ASW: 0.3599oz
Melt Value: $6.92 (10/1/2016)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1866 S NO MOTTO 50C MS obverse 1866 S NO MOTTO 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

One of the rarest of all Seated halves with only 60,000 pieces minted. In the large Guatemala hoard of Civil War S-mint halves that was discovered in the mid-1950s, there were no 1866-S coins, indicating that they were not hoarded. As a result, survivors are elusive in all grades with no more than 4 or 5 that exist in mint condition.

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 71
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: VF
High Grade: 67


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2/5/2006 PCGS AU 50   Goldberg February 5-8, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 34/Lot# 1483 $2,760.00
7/30/2008 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2008 July-August Baltimore, MD (ANA) US Coin Signature Auction #1114, 1114/Lot# 548 $2,990.00
12/6/2009 PCGS XF 40   Teletrade Auction 2780, 2780/Lot# 1724 $2,472.50
7/12/2012 PCGS VF 25   Heritage Auctions 2012 July 12-15 US Coin Summer FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(1), 1172/Lot# 3723 $1,035.00
10/17/2012 PCGS VG 8   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 1733 $646.25
12/9/2012 PCGS FA 2   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/09/2012, 52/Lot# 89641 $302.50
3/30/2014 PCGS MS 98   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 797, 806/Lot# 120 $540.00
9/21/2014 NGC Details G Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131439/Lot# 29786 $258.50
6/4/2015 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2015 June 4 - 7 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(3), 1221/Lot# 4533 $2,820.00


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