1866-S $10 Motto AU53

PCGS#: 8650

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): Like all the S-Mint Eagles from 1855 to 1878, the 1866-S Motto is very rare in any condition. This date is tied with a number of others for seventh place in rarity according to average grade and it ranked in the top 25% of the series in overall rarity. As a date, the 1866-S Motto is not as rare as the 1860-S, 1864-S, 1865-S normal date or 1866-S No Motto, but it does rank in the same rarity class as the 1858-S, 1859-S, 1862-S, 1863-S and 1865-S Inverted Date.

Diameter: 26.80 millimeters Designer: Christian Gobrecht Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 11,500 Weight: 16.70 grams Metal Content: 90% Gold, 10% Copper

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 60 R-8.4 8 / 117 TIE 17 / 183 TIE
60 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 117 1 / 183
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 117 1 / 183

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 AU58 PCGS grade  
1 AU58 PCGS grade  
3 AU55 PCGS grade  
4 AU53 PCGS grade Ellen D Collection (PCGS Set Registry) - Simpson Collection
4 AU53 PCGS grade