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1866 50C Motto (Proof)

Series: Liberty Seated Half Dollars 1839-1891

PCGS PR65

PCGS PR65

PCGS PR64

PCGS PR64

PCGS PR63

PCGS PR63

PCGS #:
6424
Designer:
Thomas Sully/Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Weight:
12.40 grams
Mintage:
725
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 500 R-6.0 2 / 25 TIE 30 / 55 TIE
60 or Better 460 R-6.0 2 / 25 TIE 30 / 55 TIE
65 or Better 30 R-8.9 3 / 25 21 / 55
Survival Estimate
All Grades 500
60 or Better 460
65 or Better 30
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-6.0
60 or Better R-6.0
65 or Better R-8.9
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 2 / 25 TIE
60 or Better 2 / 25 TIE
65 or Better 3 / 25
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 30 / 55 TIE
60 or Better 30 / 55 TIE
65 or Better 21 / 55

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 PR67 estimated grade
2 PR66 PCGS grade
2 PR66 PCGS grade
2 PR66 PCGS grade
2 PR66 PCGS grade
2 PR66 PCGS grade
2 PR66 estimated grade
2 PR66 estimated grade
2 PR66 estimated grade
2 PR66 estimated grade
#1 PR67 estimated grade
#2 PR66 PCGS grade
#2 PR66 PCGS grade
#2 PR66 PCGS grade
#2 PR66 PCGS grade
#2 PR66 PCGS grade
#2 PR66 estimated grade
#2 PR66 estimated grade
#2 PR66 estimated grade
#2 PR66 estimated grade
Ron Guth:

A large portion of the Proof mintage of the 1866 With Motto Half Dollars still survives, thanks to interest among collectors who were attracted to the addition of the motto IN GOD WE TRUST on the reverse. PCGS alone has certified almost a third of the original Proof mintage. The quality of the surviving Proofs tend to be at the low end of the 60-70 scale, and most examples grade either PR62 or PR63. Approximately a fifth of the examples certified by PCGS are Cameos. Deep Cameo 1866 With Motto Half Dollars are extremely rare and represent a tiny fraction of the known Proofs.