1865-S $20 AU55

CERTIFICATION#: -4534
PCGS#: 8944

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): (PCGS CoinFacts editor's note: Before the 1999 marketing of the SS Brother Jonathan treasure ship hoard, which included hundreds of uncirculated 1865-S Double Eagles, David Akers had written the following)

Based on the total number specimens known, the 1865-S is one of the most common Type I Double Eagles from the San Francisco Mint. In fact, it appeared at auction in the 443 catalogues surveyed more times than any other. However, the overwhelming majority of known specimens are VF and EF. In AU condition this date is rare and in uncircualtyed condition it is all but unobtainable. Personally, I have seen only two mint state 1865-S Double Eagles, both average Unc-60 quality. Something better may exist but I have not seen or heard of it.

Diameter: 34.00 millimeters Designer: James Barton Longacre Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 1,042,500 Weight: 33.40 grams Metal Content: 90% Gold, 10% Copper
12
1,550
15
1,575
45+
2,375
50+
3,000
53+
3,550
55+
4,200
58+
5,950
62+
14,000
63+
18,500
1
64+
27,500
1
65+
37,500

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 3,662 R-4.2 37 / 44 TIE 80 / 148 TIE
60 or Better 662 R-5.6 40 / 44 92 / 148
65 or Better 35 R-8.8 8 / 44 40 / 148

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade  
1 MS66 PCGS grade   Richard P. Ariagno, M.D. Collection - Heritage 1/2013:7497, $25,850
3 MS65 PCGS grade  
3 MS65 PCGS grade  
3 MS65 PCGS grade