1866 $1 Motto, CAM (Proof)

Series: Liberty Seated Dollars 1836-1873

PCGS PR67CAM

PCGS PR67CAM

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PCGS PR69CAM

PCGS PR69CAM

PCGS PR66CAM

PCGS PR66CAM

PCGS #:
87014
Designer:
Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
38.10 millimeters
Weight:
26.73 grams
Mintage:
725
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
90% Silver, 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

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 PR69CAM PCGS grade

Simpson Collection

2 PR68CAM PCGS grade
3 PR67CAM PCGS grade

Mr. Perfection 11 Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

4 PR66CAM PCGS grade

T.W. Brown Collection - Heritage 9/2010:5098, $27,600 - Midsouthcoin Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

4 PR66CAM PCGS grade

Heritage 4/2006:2206, $20,700 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part III - Heritage 5/2015:98583, $17,625 - Heritage 10/2015:3392, $19,975

4 PR66CAM PCGS grade

E.S. Norris Collection - S.H. & H. Chapman 5/1894:80 - John M. Clapp Collection - John H. Clapp Collection, sold intact in 1942 - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 4/1997:2237, $12,100 - Heritage 1/2019:4524, $21,600

4 PR66CAM PCGS grade
4 PR66CAM PCGS grade
4 PR66CAM estimated grade

Heritage 6/2010:869, $69,000

4 PR66CAM estimated grade

NGC PR67*CAM

#1 PR69CAM PCGS grade

Simpson Collection

#2 PR68CAM PCGS grade
#3 PR67CAM PCGS grade

Mr. Perfection 11 Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

#4 PR66CAM PCGS grade

T.W. Brown Collection - Heritage 9/2010:5098, $27,600 - Midsouthcoin Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

#4 PR66CAM PCGS grade

Heritage 4/2006:2206, $20,700 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part III - Heritage 5/2015:98583, $17,625 - Heritage 10/2015:3392, $19,975

#4 PR66CAM PCGS grade

E.S. Norris Collection - S.H. & H. Chapman 5/1894:80 - John M. Clapp Collection - John H. Clapp Collection, sold intact in 1942 - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 4/1997:2237, $12,100 - Heritage 1/2019:4524, $21,600

#4 PR66CAM PCGS grade
#4 PR66CAM PCGS grade
#4 PR66CAM estimated grade

Heritage 6/2010:869, $69,000

#4 PR66CAM estimated grade

NGC PR67*CAM

Ron Guth:

According to official records, the Mint produced 725 Proof Silver Dollars in 1866. Most of the original mintage still survives, usually in PR63 and PR64. Approximately one-fourth of the certified Proofs are Cameos, and less than ten percent are Deep Cameos. The finest example is a single, spectacular PCGS PR69CAM.

According to Breen and Bowers, three die pairs were used to strike these Proofs, which is a surprisingly large number of different die pairs for such a low mintage. In fact, this may not be correct, as one of the die pairs was also used to strike copper versions (Judd-541) for sale to collectors. Both Bowers and Breen claim that this die pair is the most common of the year. However, attributing numerous examples indicates that the opposite is true. It may also be true that no silver examples exist from this die pair, despite Breen's assertions to the contrary. If only copper versions were made, then only two die pairs were used to strike the silver Proofs. Research is ongoing.