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Obverse of 1865 Silver Dollar     Reverse of 1865 Silver Dollar


1865 SILVER DOLLAR

PCGS Nos: 6955, 7008, 87008, 97008

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 46,500
Proofs: 500

Designer: Christian Gobrecht

Diameter: 38.1 millimeters

Metal Content:
Silver - 90%
Copper - 10%

Weight: 26.73 grams

Edge: Reeded

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

Images courtesy of Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc. (Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The Benson Collection" Sale - Part 1, February 18-20, 2001)

Significant examples:
ICG Proof-66 Cameo.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 870, illustrated, sold for $10,810.00  Ex Edm. R. Wolcott Collection, Edouard Frossard, May 17, 1901; J.M. Clapp to Louis Eliasberg, 1942, Bowers and Merena Auctions, April 1997, lot 2236

Recent appearances:
ICG Proof-66 Cameo.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 542, illustrated, sold for $8,740.00  From Auctions by Bowers and Merena Inc.'s sale of the Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection, April 1997, Lot 2236.  First offered in Ed Frossard's sale of the Edmund R. Wolcott Collection, May 1901; purchased there by J.M. Clapp, perhaps to replace a coin bought from the Chapman brothers in November 1893; from J.M. Clapp to the Clapp Estate, to Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. in 1942.

PCGS Proof-65.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 8148, illustrated, sold for $21,275.00

PCGS Proof-64.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 8147, illustrated, not sold

PCGS Proof-64.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 6262, illustrated, sold for $5,520.00  From the Alex Highland Collection 

Brilliant Proof, nearly Choice.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1178, plated, sold for $1,495.00

Proof-58.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 1470, sold for $920.00

AU-50, Cleaned.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 5736, not illustrated, sold for $431.25

Extremely Fine, cleaned.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1259, not plated, sold for $345.00

Very Fine. Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 450, not plated, sold for $345.00

Fine/Very Fine.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 608, sold for $316.25

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 10 MS-64's.

The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 8 PR-66's.

The finest Proof Cameo examples graded by PCGS are 4 PRCA-65s.

The finest Proof Deep Cameo example graded by PCGS is a single PRDC-66.

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

 
 

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