1866-S $5 Motto (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Head $5 1839-1908

PCGS AU55

PCGS AU55

PCGS AU53

PCGS AU53

PCGS XF40

PCGS XF40

PCGS #:
8312
Designer:
Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
21.65 millimeters
Weight:
8.36 grams
Mintage:
34,920
Mint:
San Francisco
Metal:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

Current Auctions - PCGS Graded
Current Auctions - NGC Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - PCGS Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 80 R-8.2 10 / 106 TIE 34 / 218 TIE
60 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 106 1 / 218
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 106 1 / 218
Survival Estimate
All Grades 80
60 or Better
65 or Better
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-8.2
60 or Better R-10.1
65 or Better R-10.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 10 / 106 TIE
60 or Better 1 / 106
65 or Better 1 / 106
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 34 / 218 TIE
60 or Better 1 / 218
65 or Better 1 / 218

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 AU58 PCGS grade
1 AU58 PCGS grade
1 AU58 PCGS grade
4 AU58 estimated grade
5 AU53 PCGS grade PCGS #8312 (MS)     53
5 AU53 estimated grade
5 AU53 estimated grade
5 AU53 estimated grade
5 AU53 estimated grade
10 AU50 PCGS grade
#1 AU58 PCGS grade
#1 AU58 PCGS grade
#1 AU58 PCGS grade
#4 AU58 estimated grade
PCGS #8312 (MS)     53 #5 AU53 PCGS grade
#5 AU53 estimated grade
#5 AU53 estimated grade
#5 AU53 estimated grade
#5 AU53 estimated grade
#10 AU50 PCGS grade
David Akers (1975/88):

The mintage of the 1866-S Motto is much greater than that of the 1866-S No Motto, but the auction data correctly shows that the two are very similar in overall rarity, although the No Motto coin is even more difficult to locate in high grade. Only one or two uncirculated examples of this issue are known and most specimens are VF or worse. The mintmark is very small and invariably weak and on the typical badly worn specimen it is sometimes barely visible.