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    1866 Liberty Double Eagle, MS62
    First Year With Motto

    1866 $20 Motto MS62 PCGS. The motto IN GOD WE TRUST was added to the reverse of the double eagle design in 1866 and the Philadelphia Mint struck 698,775 coins with the new motif. The coins circulated heavily in the 19th century and few high-quality examples were saved by contemporary collectors. The issue is prized by type collectors today, as the first year of the Type Two design, but examples in MS62 condition are very rare, and finer coins are virtually unobtainable.

    The coin offered here is an attractive MS62 specimen, with sharply detailed design elements and vibrant mint luster throughout. The vivid orange-gold surfaces show the expected number of minor contact marks for the grade, but none are large or distracting. Population: 7 in 62, 2 finer (5/17).(Registry values: N4719)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 269X, PCGS# 8949)

    Weight: 33.44 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper

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

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    Auction Dates
    July, 2017
    6th-9th Thursday-Sunday
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