Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $10 (1838-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 3,980
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 16.7200g
AGW: 0.4837oz
Melt Value: $782.23 (2/20/2020)
Diameter: 27mm
Edge: Reeded
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1865 $10 MS obverse 1865 $10 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

In the mid-1860s, the Philadelphia Mint annually produced only minimal numbers of eagles. Since gold coins did not circulate except in the far west, and double eagles were preferred for export and reserve purposes, mintages of the remaining gold denominations were limited. The 1865 has a typically minuscule production of 3,980 business strikes, along with just 25 proofs. The 1865 is also noteworthy as the final No Motto Philadelphia issue. Although gold coins did not circulate for more than a decade after the Civil War, most 1865 eagles eventually did enter commerce, since every grade between Fine 12 and AU58 is represented by at least one NGC or PCGS example.

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Last Updated: 6/14/2019

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1865 $10 MS
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1865 $10 MS PL
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 33
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 60

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 2/18/2020 1865 $10 MS
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Base---111458633----------32
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Total---111458633----------32
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1865 $10 MS PL
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NGC Registry Score 1865 $10 MS PL
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1865 $10 MS
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Base11112048296039684694589765097270770412069194103144851289841411345611111
11168323523296421050956101676274149159145162342238061622391009471345611110
000000421050956101676274149159145162342238061622391009471345611100
0000004452549663057016755910614169632743544675731901177541345611100
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