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Obverse of 1865 Quarter Eagle     Reverse of 1865 Quarter Eagle

1865 $2-1/2 DOLLARS

PCGS Nos:  7801, 7891


Circulation strikes: 1,520
Proofs: 25

Designer: Christian Gobrecht

Diameter: ±18 millimeters

Metal content:
Gold - 90%
Other - 10%

Weight: 64.5 grains (4.18 grams)

Edge: Reeded

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

Images courtesy of Superior Galleries

Significant examples:
(Illustrated above).  Ex - Superior Galleries 2000 A.N.A. Mid-Winter Sale

Recent appearances:
NGC AU-58.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 1277, illustrated, sold for $12,075.00

NGC AU-53. Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 661, illustrated, sold for $13,800.00

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

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

The finest Proof Deep Cameo examples graded by PCGS are 3 PR-65's.

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"Walter Breen's Complete Encyclopedia of U.S. and Colonial Coins" by Walter Breen

"The PCGS Population Report, April 2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service