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    AU Details No Motto 1866-S Five

    1866-S $5 No Motto -- Improperly Cleaned -- NGC Details. AU. A tiny mintage of 9,000 pieces ensures the rarity of this transitional year half eagle, struck during the window between the arrival of an obverse die dated 1866 and the arrival of a reverse die of the Motto subtype. Philadelphia made all dies during the 20th century, and the journey to San Francisco was arduous. The present honey-gold example is glossy and displays fine hairlines but is richly detailed.(Registry values: P8) (NGC ID# 25W2, PCGS# 8300)

    Weight: 8.36 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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

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