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: $60.90 (5/25/2017)
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: 5/19/2016

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1885 G$1 PF
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - 3050 3200 3550 4850 5850 10500 14500 24000 34000 - -
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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
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 8350 - 23500 36000 44500 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 104
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
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
6/14/2011 NGC PF 67   Cameo Stack's Bowers The June 2011 Baltimore Auction, 92/Lot# 9214 $21,850.00
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
2/28/2012 NGC PF 64   Cameo Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 7271 $5,462.50
4/20/2014 NGC PF 65   Cameo GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/20/2014, 186/Lot# 186655 $9,350.00
6/15/2014 PCGS PF 61   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/15/2014, 196/Lot# 201694 $2,495.90


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1885 G$1 PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
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1111111424141618702286250427103052335938544626562070168573106960
000000142414161870228625042710305233593854462656207016857300
000000184715612033237525442835314534804107489260827488918600
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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