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CNG Feature Auction 117

Lot nuber 940

1866 Motto Liberty Seated Dollar.

CNG Feature Auction 117
Lot: 940.
 Estimated: $ 3 000

United States, Silver

Sold For $ 8 000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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1866 Motto Liberty Seated Dollar. In NGC encapsulation 5938141-002, graded PF 64 ULTRA CAMEO. Of 725 Proofs struck, NGC has encapsulated 16 as ULTRA CAMEO, only 8 graded higher. .

From the Dr. Jay M. Galst Collection.

This coin is superb in every respect. The cameo contrast is dramatic and the toning is exceptional. The fields have a light golden-orange tone trending to brighter red-orange and vivid iridescent blue at the borders. Virtually mark free and suitable for the finest collection of Liberty Seated Dollars.

Fresh off the conclusion of the Civil War, coinage of proofs had dropped to a level of 725 in this year. An important change was made to the design of US coinage with the addition of the motto “In God We Trust.” 1866 would be its first appearance on US silver dollars. It would take years before precious metal coinage would see normal circulation again. This proof was clearly set aside immediately by its buyer and has been carefully preserved by collectors ever since.

The final winners of all CNG Feature Auction 117 lots will be determined during the live online sale that will be held on 19-20 May 2021. This lot is in Session 4, which begins 20 May 2021 at 2 PM ET.

Winning bids are subject to a 20% buyer's fee for bids placed on this website and 22.50% for all others.

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