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: $271.82 (9/4/2015)
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: 3/31/2015

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1865 S $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 83
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 45
High Grade: 61


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8/12/1998 PCGS VF 30   Teletrade Auction 1076, 1076/Lot# 1894 $1,028.63
6/12/2006 NGC XF 45   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 91, 96/Lot# 1199 $2,415.00
9/23/2007 NGC AU 58   Goldberg September 23-26, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 42/Lot# 3296 $7,475.00
2/4/2009 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2009 February Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction #1122, 1122/Lot# 2785 $4,312.50
4/28/2010 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2010 April-May Milwaukee, WI CSNS US Coin Auction #1139, 1139/Lot# 3634 $4,312.50
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


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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