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1866-S "WITH MOTTO"
DOUBLE EAGLE OR $20 GOLD
(see also 1866-S "No Motto"
Double Eagle
)

PCGS No: 8950

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: estimated 830,250
Proofs: 0

Designer: James Barton Longacre

Diameter: 34 millimeters

Metal content:
Gold - 90%
Other - 10% 

Weight: 516 grains (33.4 grams)

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: "S" (for San Francisco, CA) below the eagle's tail on the reverse

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Significant examples:  

Recent appearances:
AU-55.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 858, illustrated, sold for $5,520.00  From Stack's sale of the Miles Collection, October 1968, Lot 866

AU-55.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 859, illustrated, sold for $6,900.00  Purchased from Stanley Kesselman, May 14, 1968

AU-50.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 860, illustrated, sold for $3,220.00  Purchased from Bob Roth, date not recorded

EF-40.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 5704, not illustrated, sold for $460.00

Notes:
The finest example graded by PCGS is a single MS-62.

Varieties:

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"The PCGS Population Report, July 2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service