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Obverse of 1865-S Eagle     Reverse of 1865-S Eagle


1865-S TEN DOLLARS OR EAGLE

PCGS Nos: 8642, 8643

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 16,700
Proofs: 0

Designer: Christian Gobrecht

Diameter: 26.8 millimeters

Metal content:
Gold - 90%
Other - 10% 

Weight: 258 grains (16.7 grams)

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: "S" (for San Francisco) below the eagle on the reverse

Images courtesy of Superior Stamp & Coin

Notes:
The finest examples graded by PCGS are 2 AU-50's.

The finest "865/Inv186" example graded by PCGS is a single MS-64.

Significant examples:
NGC MS-62.  S.S. Republic (NGC 5055504-001)

Recent appearances:
PCGS AU-50.  Quality Sales 11/1970:1846A - Harry W. Bass, Jr. - Bowers and Merena 11/2000: 688, "1865 Over Inverted 186", $8,050.00

PCGS AU-50.  Goldbergs 05/2001, Lot 1484, "865 over inverted 186", $6,612.00

EF-40.  Stack's 02/1977:950 - Stack's 02/1979:698 - Harry W. Bass, Jr. - Bowers and Merena 11/2000:687, "Perfect Date", not sold

ANACS Net EF-40, AU Details, Cleaned.  Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s, "Summer 2001 Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 9084, plated, sold for $2,587.50

Extremely Fine.  Stack's 10/2000:1812, $2,990.00

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