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1865 Eagle Obverse       1865 Eagle Reverse


PCGS Nos: 8641, 8801


Circulation strikes: 3,980
Proofs: 25

Designer: Christian Gobrecht

Diameter: 26.8 millimeters

Metal content:
Gold - 90%
Other - 10% 

Weight: 258 grains (16.7 grams)

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: None (for Philadelphia, PA) below the eagle on the reverse

Images courtesy of Heritage Numismatic Auctions

Significant examples:
Proof (illustrated above).  Ex - Trompeter collection

Recent appearances:
NGC MS-60.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 2454 Not Sold

AU-50.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 686, "Breen's Doubled Die Reverse", illustrated, sold for $2,530.00  From Abe Kosoff's sale of the Shuford Collection, May 1968, Lot 2190

The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS is a single MS-63.

The finest Proof example graded by PCGS is a single PR-65.

Sources and recommended reading:
"The PCGS Population Report, July 2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service