1866 25C Motto (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Seated Quarters 1838-1891

PCGS MS65+

PCGS MS65+

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PCGS MS65+

PCGS MS65+

PCGS MS65+

PCGS MS65+

PCGS #:
5468
Designer:
Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
24.30 millimeters
Weight:
6.20 grams
Mintage:
16,800
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 400 R-6.2 15 / 48 TIE 34 / 114 TIE
60 or Better 40 R-8.7 17 / 48 45 / 114 TIE
65 or Better 12 R-9.5 17 / 48 TIE 42 / 114 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 400
60 or Better 40
65 or Better 12
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-6.2
60 or Better R-8.7
65 or Better R-9.5
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 15 / 48 TIE
60 or Better 17 / 48
65 or Better 17 / 48 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 34 / 114 TIE
60 or Better 45 / 114 TIE
65 or Better 42 / 114 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS67 estimated grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS65+ PCGS grade
4 MS65 PCGS grade
4 MS65 PCGS grade
4 MS65 PCGS grade
4 MS65 PCGS grade
4 MS65 PCGS grade
4 MS65 PCGS grade
4 MS65 estimated grade
#1 MS67 estimated grade
#2 MS66 PCGS grade
#3 MS65+ PCGS grade
#4 MS65 PCGS grade
#4 MS65 PCGS grade
#4 MS65 PCGS grade
#4 MS65 PCGS grade
#4 MS65 PCGS grade
#4 MS65 PCGS grade
#4 MS65 estimated grade
Ron Guth:

In 1866, mint engravers added a motto bearing the words IN GOD WE TRUST to the reverse of the Quarter Dollar. This motto appeared on U.S. Two Cent pieces first in 1864, then slowly made it to larger-sized silver and gold coins by 1866.

The mintage of the 1866 Quarter Dollar was small because most of the Philadelphia mint's attention was focused on minor coins, especially the new "Nickels." In fact, the 1866 With Motto Quarter Dollar boasts the smallest mintage of any other date since 1827. As a result, this the 1866 With Motto Quarter is scarce in all grades, but sufficient examples have survived to keep the price of Mint State coins at a reasonable level compared to other rarities in the series.

Using the Gem example illustrated above as a reference point, it appears that some examples come weakly struck on the center of the reverse, particularly in the area of the top left portion of the shield and the surrounding feathers.