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Obverse of 1866 Half Dollar - With "In God We Trust" On Reverse     Reverse of 1866 Half Dollar - With "In God We Trust" On Reverse


1866 HALF DOLLAR -
WITH "IN GOD WE TRUST" ON REVERSE
(see also 1866 Half Dollar - No "In God We Trust" on Reverse)

PCGS Nos: 6319, 6424

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 744,900
Proofs: 725

Designer: Obverse by Thomas Sully, modified by Christian Gobrecht and Robert Ball Hughes, executed by James Barton Longacre; Reverse by Christian Gobrecht

Diameter: 30 millimeters

Metal content:
Silver - 90%
Copper - 10%

Weight: 192 grains (12.4 grams)

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: None (for Philadelphia) below the eagle on the reverse

Images courtesy of Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc. (Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The Benson Collection" Sale - Part 1, February 18-20, 2001)

Recent appearances:
Proof-64.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 1318, sold for $632.50

PCGS Proof-64.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "The ANA 2001 National Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 289, sold for $1,380.00

PCGS Proof-63.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8397, not illustrated, sold for $920.00

Proof-62.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 1319, sold for $391.00

Proof-62.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 1320, sold for $322.00

NGC MS-63.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 420, illustrated, sold for $1,035.00

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 4 MS-67's.

The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 4 PR-66's.

The finest Proof Cameo examples graded by PCGS are 2 PR-64's.

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