Coin Specifications

Category: Gold Dollars (1849-1889)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,105
Catalog: KM-86
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 1.6720g
AGW: 0.0484oz
Melt Value: $59.48 (9/14/2014)
Diameter: 15mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1885 G$1 PF obverse 1885 G$1 PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Proof 1885 gold dollars were struck from four different die combinations and quite a few pieces (relatively speaking) are extant today, with the most reasonable estimate of survivors being somewhere in the neighborhood of 125 pieces. Of course, Gems are always difficult.

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Last Updated: 4/18/2014

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1885 G$1 PF
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1885 G$1 PF Cameo
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1885 G$1 PF Ultra Cameo
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 107
Low Grade: 61
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 68


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
9/17/2003 PCGS PF 64   Heritage Auctions 2003 September Long Beach Signature Sale #330, 330/Lot# 7680 $4,370.00
1/25/2004 NGC PF 67   Cameo Goldberg January 25-28, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 23/Lot# 3115 $15,813.00
5/28/2006 PCGS PF 66   Goldberg May 28-31, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 36/Lot# 3666 $14,950.00
8/15/2011 NGC PF 67   Cameo Stack's Bowers The August 2011 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 115/Lot# 7587 $13,800.00
12/8/2011 PCGS PF 64   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2011 December 8-11 US Coins Signature Auction- New York Session(3), 1162/Lot# 4394 $5,750.00
7/27/2013 NGC PF 68   Cameo Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 4439 $28,200.00
12/5/2013 NGC PF 64   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2013 December 5 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Houston Session(2), 1192/Lot# 3791 $6,168.75
4/20/2014 NGC PF 65   Cameo GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/20/2014, 186/Lot# 186655 $9,350.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1885 G$1 PF
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1885 G$1 PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base111111111345179923082585271030993386376145465367679482471013312892
1111111449149619682400262628393194351140224819584272788875110520
000000144914961968240026262839319435114022481958427278887500
000000189716472138249226682969329036364284509363187762950400
1885 G$1 PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base111111111450192824642754288532923592398448025656713886441059513444
1111111484160921062560279730203392372242565086615076409294115440
000000148416092106256027973020339237224256508661507640929400
000000196717682285265728413156349238534529537166448142994400
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Grade: PF 66 CA
Points: 5367
Owner: golden
 
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