1866 LIBERTY $5, MOTTO MS61
MOTTO. WELL STRUCK WITH VERY CHOICE SURFACES. JUST 6,700 STRUCK. LESS THAN 100 KNOWN TODAY IN ALL GRADES. ONLY THREE COINS GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS. THE HIGHEST GRADED IS A MS62+.
In 1866, a year after the end of the Civil War, the Capitol Dome was completed in Washington DC. Costing over $1 million, the dome has become one of the most recognizable landmarks in the United States. Could this 1866 half dollar have been part of the salary of one of the workers who made this national icon possible?