1865 $2.50 (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Head $2 1/2 1840-1907

PCGS MS61

PCGS MS61

PCGS AU58+

PCGS AU58+

PCGS AU58

PCGS AU58

PCGS #:
7801
Designer:
Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
18.00 millimeters
Weight:
4.18 grams
Mintage:
1,520
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

Current Auctions - PCGS Graded
Current Auctions - NGC Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - PCGS Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 35 R-8.8 4 / 147 4 / 147
60 or Better 2 R-9.9 3 / 147 TIE 3 / 147 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 147 1 / 147
Survival Estimate
All Grades 35
60 or Better 2
65 or Better
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-8.8
60 or Better R-9.9
65 or Better R-10.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 4 / 147
60 or Better 3 / 147 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 147
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 4 / 147
60 or Better 3 / 147 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 147

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS63 PCGS grade
2 AU58 PCGS grade

Horseshoe Collection - Bowers & Merena 8/2010:1545, $25,875

2 AU58 PCGS grade
2 AU58 PCGS grade
5 AU58 PCGS grade
5 AU55 PCGS grade
7 AU55 PCGS grade
7 AU53 estimated grade
7 AU53 estimated grade
7 AU53 estimated grade
#1 MS63 PCGS grade
#2 AU58 PCGS grade

Horseshoe Collection - Bowers & Merena 8/2010:1545, $25,875

#2 AU58 PCGS grade
#2 AU58 PCGS grade
#5 AU58 PCGS grade
#5 AU55 PCGS grade
#7 AU55 PCGS grade
#7 AU53 estimated grade
#7 AU53 estimated grade
#7 AU53 estimated grade
David Akers (1975/88): Like the 1864, the 1865 is extremely rare as a nonproof. Of the 25 appearances at auction in our 226 catalogue survey, only 10 were busienss strikes. I have never seen a mint state 1865 and, in fact, have seen less than a dozen nonproofs in all. Although its mintage is greater than for either the $3 gold piece or half eagle of the same date, the quarter eagle is significantly more rare than either of those two denominations in nonproof condition. The 1865 and 1864 are two of the rarest dates in the entire series and, disregarding proofs, have actually appeared at auction less often then any other quarter eagle except the 1804 13 Star Reverse and the recently discovered 1862/1.