Coin Specifications

Category: Gold Dollars (1849-1889)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,105
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 1.6700g
AGW: 0.0484oz
Melt Value: $72.18 (9/15/2019)
Diameter: 15mm
Edge: Reeded
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1885 G$1 PF obverse 1885 G$1 PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

The Philadelphia Mint struck 1,105 proof gold dollars in 1885. This relatively high mintage means this issue is more readily available than any of the pre-1884 proof issues which had mintages that were usually between 5- to 40 times lower. Examples tend to be around PF65, and this issue is seen with a cameo contrast more often that not.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/12/2019

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1885 G$1 PF
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - 2875 3125 3550 4800 5625 9050 14500 24000 34000 - -
1885 G$1 PF Cameo
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 4100 5450 6750 13750 18500 27500 38000 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 7800 - - 29500 -
1885 G$1 PF Ultra Cameo
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 8350 - 23500 36000 44500 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 17500 - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 102
Low Grade: 61
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 68

The chart showing 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series, 68 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 9/10/2019 1885 G$1 PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base------------116751----21
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Total------------116751----21
 ------------5 %5 %29 %33 %24 %5 %---- 
1885 G$1 PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------------74171310101--62
---------------111----3
---------------1--1---2
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Total-------------74191411111--67
 -------------10 %6 %28 %21 %16 %16 %1 %-- 
1885 G$1 PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---------------13672--19
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Total---------------13672--19
 ---------------5 %16 %32 %37 %11 %-- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
5/1/2003 PCGS PF 64   Ultra Cameo Heritage Auctions 2003 May St. Louis, MO (CSNS) Signature Sale #318, 318/Lot# 7183 $4,830.00
5/29/2011 NGC PF 68   Cameo Goldberg May 29 - June 1, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction of US, World Coins and Currency, 63/Lot# 1322 $29,900.00
8/11/2011 PCGS PF 66   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2011 August Chicago Signature US Coin & Platinum Night Auction Session(5), 1158/Lot# 7432 $14,950.00
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
6/15/2014 PCGS PF 61   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/15/2014, 196/Lot# 201694 $2,495.90
7/11/2014 PCGS PF 65   Cameo Stack's Bowers iAuction 3490, 6041/Lot# 20799 $17,625.00
7/25/2014 PCGS PF 65   Cameo Stack's Bowers iAuction 3492, 6043/Lot# 22691 $17,625.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1885 G$1 PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base111111111345179923082585271030993386376145465367679482471013312892
1111111449149619682400262628393194351140224819584272788875110520
000000144914961968240026262839319435114022481958427278887500
000000189716472138249226682969329036364284509363187762950400
1885 G$1 PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base111111111450192824642754288532923592398448025656713886441059513444
1111111484160921062560279730203392372242565086615076409294115440
000000148416092106256027973020339237224256508661507640929400
000000196717682285265728413156349238534529537166448142994400
1885 G$1 PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base11111111127117072197246425852960323836014361515865457960979912492
1111111424141618702286250427103052335938544626562070168573106960
000000142414161870228625042710305233593854462656207016857300
000000184715612033237525442835314534804107489260827488918600
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Grade: PF 66 CA
Points: 5367
Owner: golden
 
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