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Obverse of 1866 Silver Dollar     Reverse of 1866 Silver Dollar


1866 SILVER DOLLAR

PCGS Nos: 6959, 7014, 87014, 97014

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 48,900
Proofs: 725

Designer: Christian Gobrecht

Diameter: 38.1 millimeters

Metal Content:
Silver - 90%
Copper - 10%

Weight: 26.73 grams

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: None (for Philadelphia) below the eagle on the reverse

Images courtesy of Heritage Numismatic Auctions

Notes:
The extremely rare 1866 No Motto Silver Dollar is considered to be a pattern (Judd 540)

The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 3 MS-66's.

The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 2 PR-66's.

The finest Proof Cameo example graded by PCGS is a single PRCA-68.

The finest Proof Deep Cameo examples graded by PCGS are 2 PRDC-66's.

Recent appearances:
NGC Proof-65.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 543, illustrated, sold for $12,650.00, From the Luther A. Breck Collection.

NGC Proof-65.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 1779, "With Motto", sold for $10,350

ICG Proof-64.  Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach" Sale, June 5-7, 2000, Lot 1632 , sold for $4,715.00 "to the book"

NGC Proof-64.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 8149, illustrated, sold for $3,910.00

NGC Proof-64 Cameo.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 273, illustrated, not sold

Proof-63 (illustrated above).  Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Santa Clara" sale, November 18-20, 1999, Lot 7137

PCGS Proof-63.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 6324, plated, sold for $3,335.00

PCGS Proof-63.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 6325, plated, sold for $2,070.00

PCGS Proof-63.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 871, illustrated, sold for $2,243.00

Choice Brilliant Proof.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1179, plated, sold for $4,887.50

Proof-60+.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 872, illustrated, sold for $1,035.00

Proof-60.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 1966, illustrated, sold for $1,265.00

Brilliant Proof.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1260, plated, sold for $833.75

Brilliant Proof.  Ex - Stack's "The Marvin Taichert Collection of U.S. Type Coins", May 9, 2001, Lot 122, plated, sold for $1,380.00  Purchased privately from Abner Kreisberg on April 6, 1964

AU-50, Cleaned.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 5737, not illustrated, sold for $488.75

EF/AU.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 609, sold for $402.50

Very Fine, cleaned.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1261, not plated, sold for $ 126.50

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"The PCGS Population Report, October 2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service

 
 

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