Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Quarters (1838-1891)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 28,000
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 6.2200g
ASW: 0.1800oz
Melt Value: $4.67 (4/21/2021)
Diameter: 24.3mm
Edge: Reeded
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1866 S MOTTO 25C MS obverse 1866 S MOTTO 25C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The introduction this year of the motto IN GOD WE TRUST finally led to retirement of the many Large S reverse dies that had been used for years on the quarter dollar. An entirely new batch of reverse dies was shipped west from the Philadelphia Mint in 1866, and these featured a small, asymmetrical letter S. A single obverse was paired with a single reverse to produce this year's modest coinage of S-Mint quarters.

Rare across all grades, the 1866-S quarter dollar is extremely so in Mint State.

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Last Updated: 10/31/2016

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1866 S MOTTO 25C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 600 725 1235 1650 2900 3300 3500 4000 4650 5400 6150 7900 16500 25000 34500 130000 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 29
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 40
High Grade: 65

The chart showing PrAg series, G series, VG series, F series, VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 4/20/2021 1866 S MOTTO 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base31287-11--1-11111-----29
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Total31287-11--1-11111-----29
 10%3%7%28%24%-3%3%--3%-3%3%3%3%3%----- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1866 S MOTTO 25C MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base665745983152022562472260127223110333636393823404147125130599769171157214898215662419827061
6918241162176523282515264128513185343737003895426448515419630384681268017120224432515228414
0000002641285131853437370038954264485154196303846812680171202244300
00000026812980326035383761396844884990570866101002013789193432332000
1866 S MOTTO 25C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base622697925143821472355248025972971319034833661387245234928577166651120314452209802355926366
6477731096167422162396251927213044328735423731408946585209606981771228616628218392449427684
0000002519272130443287354237314089465852096069817712286166282183900
0000002558284631173385360138014306479354906367969013369188042269900
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 3483
Owner: jlmjjhac
 
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