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: $72.12 (10/21/2019)
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: 10/18/2019

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1885 G$1 PF
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - 2875 3125 3550 4800 5625 9050 14850 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: 10/8/2019 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
---------------2--1---3
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Total-------------74201411111--68
 -------------10 %6 %29 %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
4/25/2002 PCGS PF 64   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2002 April Columbus, OH (CSNS) Signature Sale #288, 288/Lot# 6834 $5,290.00
9/23/2007 NGC PF 66   Cameo Goldberg September 23-26, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 42/Lot# 3182 $13,225.00
2/28/2012 NGC PF 64   Cameo Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 7271 $5,462.50
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
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
12/13/2018 NGC PF 64   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2018 December 13-14 US Coins Signature Auction Session(3), 1282/Lot# 4241 $4,320.00
6/6/2019 NGC PF 64   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2019 June 6 - 9 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(1), 1296/Lot# 3190 $5,280.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1885 G$1 PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base23112372243524992564263126992767283829092982305732663486396843615879661677048686941510188
2331239324562521258626542722279128622933300731273339364740994867612569798031892996730
0000002722279128622933300731273339364740994867612569798031892900
0000002744281428852958303231963413380742305373637073418359917200
1885 G$1 PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base28682940301330883164324233213402348435673652373839814236450247806216725885159197995710763
28922964303831133190326833483429351235953681381940664325459552596563767787429450102260
0000003348342935123595368138194066432545955259656376778742945000
0000003375345735393624370939004151441346875737691180968970970400
1885 G$1 PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2222228223432405246925332600266727352805287529483068326037474024494660077317833890469797
2242230223642426249025552622269027582828289929883132342238394331530064447657857492960
0000002622269027582828289929883132342238394331530064447657857400
0000002645271227822852292430283196358539324639565368807998881000
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Grade: PF 66 CA
Points: 6616
Owner: golden
 
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