Philadelphia and San Francisco gold coins from the Civil War reconstruction era (1866-1878)
1866-S $5 Motto





Coin Details

Origin/Country: UNITED STATES
Design Description: HALF EAGLES - CORONET
Item Description: $5 1866 S MOTTO
Full Grade: PCGS AU 53
Owner: Desert Gold

Owner Comments:

Deep honey gold with satisfying underlying lustre and fresh mint bloom in the protected areas. Tiny S mintmark. From the first year of the design type with IN GOD WE TRUST on the reverse; San Francisco produced both types of the date. Scarcer in AU or finer than the mintage of 34,920 pieces suggests. PCGS has only graded three finer specimens, all AU-58. A condition rarity, certain to generate strong bids. From the Eliasberg Collection; Earlier from Bowers and Ruddy's sale of the United States Gold Coin Collection (Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr.), October 1982, Lot 514; Barney Bluestone's sale of March 1941, Lot 415 at $8.80.

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