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Obverse of 1865 Gold Dollar     Reverse of 1865 Gold Dollar

  
1865 GOLD DOLLAR

PCGS Nos: 7564, 7615

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 3,700
Proofs: 25

Designer: James Barton Longacre

Diameter: 14.3 millimeters

Metal content:
 Gold - 90%
Silver and Copper - 10%

Weight: 25.8 grains (1.7 grams)

Edge: Reeded

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

Images courtesy of Superior Stamp & Coin (2000 ANA Mid-Winter)

Significant examples:

Recent appearances:
PCGS MS-65.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 68, illustrated, sold for $6,612.00  From RARCOA's sale of the Kaufman Collection, August 1978, Lot 624

MS-64 Prooflike.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 69, illustrated, sold for $4,140.00  From RARCOA's 1975 CSNS Sale, April 1975, Lot 38

Choice Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 1423, sold for $2,185.00

Extremely Fine or better in terms of wear.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1642, not plated, sold for $212.75

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated example graded by PCGS is a single MS-68.

The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 2 PR-66's.

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"The PCGS Population Report, April 2004" by The Professional Coin Grading Service