Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 27,612
Catalog: KM-69
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3590g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $289.55 (12/18/2014)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1865 S $5 MS obverse 1865 S $5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Despite a slightly higher (by S-mint standards of the 1850s-1860s) mintage of 27,612 pieces, the 1865-S half eagle is as rare as the 1858-S, 1860-S, and 1863-S. This was a workhorse issue and the highest grade typically encountered is only in the VF range. In fact, Akers ranks the 1865-S second in the entire half eagle series according to condition rarity.

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Last Updated: 11/11/2014

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1865 S $5 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 950 1250 1650 3350 4400 4400 6350 8050 8900 13000 18000 21000 - - 72500 - - - - - -
$ 4800 6750 8800 10000 14000 - - - - - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 81
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 45
High Grade: 61


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5/15/2006 NGC AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 87: Lake Champlain & Colony Collections, 92/Lot# 1410 $6,451.50
12/3/2006 NGC AU 50   Teletrade Auction 2294, 2294/Lot# 2308 $4,480.00
10/23/2008 PCGS XF 40   Heritage Auctions 2008 October Dallas, TX Signature US Coin Auction #1117, 1117/Lot# 2121 $1,955.00
5/24/2009 NGC MS 61   Goldberg May 24-27, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 53/Lot# 1287 $12,363.00
1/5/2011 NGC AG 3   Heritage Auctions 2011 January Tampa FUN Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(7), 1151/Lot# 12509 $690.00
2/28/2012 NGC AU 58   Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 4316 $13,800.00
2/9/2014 PCGS Genuine XF   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/09/2014, 171/Lot# 170715 $830.50
8/5/2014 NGC AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(2), 1208/Lot# 3913 $5,581.25


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1865 S $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base145015051609196923683238381741724617504957026545704577048644106531354918239250123492411
146815391729210226583431393543204761526659836711726480179313116181511220496283163492410
000000393543204761526659836711726480179313116181511220496283163492400
000000405344684905548462646878748483309983125831667522754316203492400
1865 S $5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base153115891697207224863386398443504810525459276794730879848949110091397418768256793577811
155016251822221027863585410645034958547862166965753383059635119971557221071290453577810
000000410645034958547862166965753383059635119971557221071290453577800
0000004228465651065702650571367758862710322129851717023375324113577800
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