||1866 $1 Motto PR61 Cameo NGC. The 1866 Seated dollar enjoys a strong and consistent demand from type collectors as the first year the motto IN GOD WE TRUST was added to the reverse, creating a distinct design difference. It appears that the design alteration was little noted by collectors of the day as there is an imperceptible difference in the number of survivors of the 1866 compared to later years. This proof displays extraordinarily deep mirrors. Set against this mirrored reflectivity is a considerable amount of mint frost over the devices. The combination produces a stark cameo contrast. This Cameo dollar basically presents as brilliant, but a closer look reveals a faint blush of reddish patina. Only slight contact marks can be found in the fields. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $2,585.00 . Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions, ha.com.