1865 G$1 MS65

CERTIFICATION#: -26921
PCGS#: 7564

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Sold by Bowers and Merena Nov '83 price realized $4400

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): Definitely one of the rarer dates in the series after 1861, although not nearly as scarce as the higher mintage 1863. As one can tell from the average grade of AU-52 and the auction records, the 1865 generally is available in high grade. (The majority of specimens that I have seen have either been Unc. or proof.) The 1865 gold dollar was also restruck, probably sometime after 1872, Like the similar $3 gold piece (J-440), the date slants up to the right whereas on the original 1865, the date is low and level. Supposedly two examples of this restrike are known, although I am unaware of their present location.

Diameter: 14.30 millimeters Designer: James Barton Longacre Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 3,700 Weight: 1.70 grams Metal Content: 90% Gold, 10% Copper

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 80 R-8.2 1 / 49 TIE 2 / 81 TIE
60 or Better 65 R-8.3 15 / 49 33 / 81
65 or Better 15 R-9.3 12 / 49 TIE 21 / 81 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS68 PCGS grade Simpson Collection
2 MS67 PCGS grade  
2 MS67 PCGS grade  
4 MS66 PCGS grade Dr. and Mrs. Stephen Duckor Collection
4 MS66 PCGS grade