Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    1866 Motto Seated Liberty Dollar, MS64
    Undesignated Prooflike Fields, Rainbow Iridescence

    1866 $1 Motto MS64 PCGS. CAC. OC-1, R.2. Osburn-Cushing Die State b/c. The 1866 OC-1 Seated dollar is ranked number 15 in Osburn-Cushing's Top 30 Variety listing, based on its repunched date and doubled die reverse. The date is noticeably repunched on the 1 and slightly repunched on the 8. Sharp die doubling on the motto is most visible at WE and present throughout IN GOD WE TRUST. Although the 1866 is generally more available than its Civil War-era predecessors, it is scarce at the near-Gem grade level and rare any finer.

    This is a colorfully toned Choice Uncirculated example with iridescent rainbow shades throughout both sides. The fields are decidedly prooflike beneath the attractive toning, while faint die cracks on the obverse and reverse indicate a late die stage. Only a few minor ticks and abrasions exist on the coin when viewed under magnification. We note a tiny reeding mark near Liberty's shin and a small mark near star 9, both of which are shallow, small, and of little concern. The strike is quite sharp throughout, including the upper obverse at Liberty's head and the surrounding stars. CAC endorsed, with surfaces suggestive of an even finer numeric grade. Population: 23 in 64 (2 in 64+), 8 finer (10/17).(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 24Z9, PCGS# 6959)

    Weight: 26.73 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

    ‡ The owner placed a late bid on this unreserved lot and repurchased it, subject to applicable commission.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    December, 2017
    7th-10th Thursday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 11
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 456

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    20% of the successful bid (minimum $19) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2020 April 22 - 27 Central States World Coins Signature Auction - Chicago.

    Learn about consigning with us

    I wish to extend our appreciation to you for over $925,000.00 realized from the above subject auction. This amount realized was approximately $110,000.00 more than we anticipated.
    Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation,
    Newport Beach, CA
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2019 December 5-7 US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas
    2019 December 5-7 US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED $9,490,536
    2019 December 5 - 6 HKINF World & Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Hong Kong
    2019 December 5 - 6 HKINF World & Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Hong Kong
    REALIZED SO FAR $3,848,341
    2019 December 4 - 6 HKINF World Paper Money Signature Auction - Hong Kong
    2019 December 4 - 6 HKINF World Paper Money Signature Auction - Hong Kong
    REALIZED SO FAR $1,667,605