Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dollars (1840-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 46,500
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.7300g
ASW: 0.7734oz
Melt Value: $19.71 (8/2/2021)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
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1865 $1 MS obverse 1865 $1 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The year 1865 continued the ongoing advance in the number of silver dollars coined annually since 1862, yet this mintage is still modest overall. This production obviously occurred in spurts separated by weeks or months, as no fewer than four die pairs are known for currency strikes. Four obverse dies were paired with two reverses, one of them the same die used for 1864's mintage, and this resulted in four marriages total. There are pronounced differences in the number of coins surviving from each marriage, but this is solely of academic interest, since few collectors are seeking more than one example of this date.

Most 1865 silver dollars are seen in the higher circulated grades or the lower Mint State grades. Both well worn pieces and gems are rare, the number of MS 64 examples certified most likely representing unsuccessful attempts to achieve the coveted MS 65 grade. The majority of Mint State pieces are well struck and semi-prooflike.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 1/16/2020

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1865 $1 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 925 1180 1400 2000 2600 3125 3400 3650 4100 4600 5000 7000 8500 15000 77500 - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 86
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 65

The chart showing PrAg series, G series, VG series, F series, VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 7/27/2021 1865 $1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base112310510671172431121-----86
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Total112310510671172431121-----86
 1%1%2%3%12%6%12%7%8%13%8%2%5%3%1%14%1%----- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1865 $1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base90393311031239155822332319255526992781305735833747418748766545111721171612278128611383317202
91399011481345178322622398260327262873323236383894441754328087113531190312472131851495618062
00000023982603272628733232363838944417543280871135311903124721318500
00000024762651275429653408369240404646598996301153512091126671350900
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Grade: FAIR 2
Points: 903
Owner: HunterHGH
 
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