1865 $5 (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Head $5 1839-1908

PCGS MS61

PCGS MS61

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PCGS AU55

PCGS AU55

PCGS AU55

PCGS AU55

PCGS #:
8298
Designer:
Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
21.65 millimeters
Weight:
8.36 grams
Mintage:
1,270
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 7 / 112 TIE 8 / 218 TIE
60 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 112 1 / 218
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 112 1 / 218
Survival Estimate
All Grades 35
60 or Better
65 or Better
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-8.8
60 or Better R-10.1
65 or Better R-10.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 7 / 112 TIE
60 or Better 1 / 112
65 or Better 1 / 112
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 8 / 218 TIE
60 or Better 1 / 218
65 or Better 1 / 218

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS61 PCGS grade
2 AU58 PCGS grade
2 AU58 estimated grade

Edward Milas Collection - Stack's 5/1995:530 - New Orleans Collection - Heritage 4/2015:5350, $37,600

2 AU58 estimated grade

DiBello Collection - Stack's 5/1970:925 - Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part II - Bowers & Merena 10/1999:1152, $14,950 (cat-matched) - Soluna Collection - Heritage 1/2017:5915, $37,600

2 AU58 estimated grade
2 AU58 estimated grade
2 AU58 estimated grade
8 AU55 PCGS grade AU55 PCGS grade
8 AU55 PCGS grade
10 AU53 PCGS grade
#1 MS61 PCGS grade
#2 AU58 PCGS grade
#2 AU58 estimated grade

Edward Milas Collection - Stack's 5/1995:530 - New Orleans Collection - Heritage 4/2015:5350, $37,600

#2 AU58 estimated grade

DiBello Collection - Stack's 5/1970:925 - Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part II - Bowers & Merena 10/1999:1152, $14,950 (cat-matched) - Soluna Collection - Heritage 1/2017:5915, $37,600

#2 AU58 estimated grade
#2 AU58 estimated grade
#2 AU58 estimated grade
AU55 PCGS grade #8 AU55 PCGS grade
#8 AU55 PCGS grade
#10 AU53 PCGS grade
David Akers (1975/88): The 1865 has the fourth lowest mintage of any Liberty Head Half Eagle and the sixth lowest mintage in the entire $5 series. It comes as no surprise, therefore, that the 1865 is an extremely rare coin in any grade. VF and EF are the typical grades but there are a few AU coins in existence as well. At most one or two specimens are known in strictly uncirculated condition. Most, if not all, of the business strikes I have seen had proof-like or partially proof-like surfaces.