Coin Specifications

Category: Morgan Dollars (1878-1921)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 17,787,000
Obverse Designer: George T. Morgan
Reverse Designer: George T. Morgan
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.7300g
ASW: 0.7734oz
Melt Value: $20.89 (9/18/2020)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
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1885 $1 MS obverse 1885 $1 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The Philadelphia Mint struck over 17 million silver dollars in 1885. Many of those have survived in high grade, making this coin very obtainable, even in gem. In fact, NGC has graded over 10,000 examples in MS65.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/19/2020

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1885 $1 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 28.00 30.00 32.00 35.00 38.00 40.00 44.50 46.00 47.50 55.00 60.00 65.00 75.00 80.00 160 310 1940 8500 - -
$ - - - - - - - 70.00 80.00 100.00 190 500 5000 40000
1885 $1 MS PL
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 75.00 85.00 100.00 150 190 500 825 4000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - 125 170 245 600 1600 - -
1885 $1 MS DPL
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 100.00 145 180 265 485 965 2750 15000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - 200 295 600 1500 6200 - -

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Disclaimer: The prices listed in the various NGC Price and Value Guides are compiled from a number of independent, third party sources in the numismatic community which NGC believes to be reliable. Prices provided are averages, not specific prices for individual coins. Further, because these prices are only updated from time to time, they do not reflect short term pricing trends, which are quite common and are often quite dramatic, given the volatile nature of the collectible coin marketplace. This is especially true for rare coins, where there are fewer sales and greater variations in sale prices. For all of these reasons, the prices in these guides are designed to serve merely as one of many measures and factors that coin buyers and sellers can use in determining coin values. These prices are not intended, and should not be relied upon, to replace the due diligence and — when appropriate — expert consultation that coin buyers and sellers should undertake when entering into a coin transaction. As such, NGC disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to the information contained in the NGC Guides. By using the NGC Guides, the user agrees that neither NGC nor any of its affiliates, shareholders, officers, employees or agents shall have any liability for any loss or damage of any kind, including without limitation any loss arising from reliance on the information contained in the Guides.

Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 87496
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 68

The chart showing PrAg series, G series, VG series, F series, VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series, 68 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 9/15/2020 1885 $1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base3188241521134098307104840551329430353391102918122118--84824
------------1232493151986212---860
-------------1192851245812---499
--------------13341---12
Total3188241521134098307104841553729699359421135419362368--86195
 0%0%0%0%0%0%0%0%0%0%0%0%1%6%34%42%13%2%0%0%-- 
1885 $1 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----------51054163435542178386---1431
-------------1161-1---10
--------------493-----16
------------------1---1
Total----------51054164440557182388---1458
 ----------0%1%4%11%30%38%12%3%1%--- 
1885 $1 MS DPL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----------2-12101354519195526---1241
--------------3123----9
--------------1814----14
----------------11----2
Total----------2-12101358528199606---1266
 ----------0%-1%8%28%42%16%5%0%--- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1885 $1 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base13914715516317117918619820521622723727228846359388816783398642870137636
142150158166174181190200209220230249277346506691115122514408662372210
000000190200209220230249277346506691115122514408662300
000000194203212223234260283405550790141528255418681800
1885 $1 MS DPL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1431511591671751861942012122232342442923815869901619300982598694942314854
14515316116917818819620421522623726032144972011992082475984048937112330
0000001962042152262372603214497201199208247598404893700
0000001982082192302402763515178551409254565098549918000
1885 $1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base123131135139143147147151151155163194209223272339577106621616190682010138
12513213614014414714815115215717319921323929441874014313504640079260
00000014815115215717319921323929441874014313504640000
00000014915115316018320421825531649790317964847661000
Competitive Registry Sets
CategoriesSets
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Circulation Issue 2928
US Type Set, including Modern Issues 1039
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, One-Per-Date 972
Basic US Type Set, No Gold (7070) 676
Basic US Type Set, with Gold (7070 + Page 5) 599
US Type Set, 1792-1964 526
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Complete 471
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, One-Per-Mint, Mint State 408
Silver & Clad Dollar Type Set 400
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Circulated Coins Only 205
US Type Set, 1792-1964, Circulated Coins Only 186
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, PL and DPL Only 168
19th Century Series Type Set, Non-Proofs Only 144
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Top-100 VAMs 136
Basic US Type Set, No Gold (7070), Circulated Coins Only 122
Philadelphia Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Circulation Issue 110
19th Century Series Type Set, Proofs & Non-Proofs 103
19th Century Series Type Set, Non-Proofs Only - No Gold 100
19th Century Series Type Set, Proofs & Non-Proofs - No Gold 96
Basic US Type Set, with Gold (7070 + Page 5), Circulated Coins Only 96
19th Century Series Type Set, Circulated Coins Only 76
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Hot 50 VAMs 67
19th Century Series Type Set, Circulated Coins Only (No Gold) 52
GSA Hard Pack Holders, Non-CC Morgan Dollars, 1878-1904 45
1885 Mint Set 43
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Hit List 40 VAMs 33
GSA Hard Pack Holders Complete Set, Morgan Dollars, 1878-1904, Including Varieties 32
GSA Soft Pack Holders, Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921 29
GSA Hard and Soft Pack Holders Combined Set, Morgan Dollars, 1878-1893 17
Hard and Soft Pack Holders Complete Set, Seated, Morgan and Peace Dollars 14
Redfield Holders, Morgan and Peace Dollars, 1878-1935, Including Varieties 5
Soft Pack Holders Complete Set, Seated, Morgan and Peace Dollars 3
Morgan Dollar VAM Varieties 0
Registry Image Gallery
Grade: MS 67 DPL
Points: 8259
Owner: K
 
Grade: MS 67 PL
Points: 5418
Owner: AYWP
 
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Disclaimer: The auction prices realized listed in the NGC Auction Central are compiled from a number of independent, third party sources in the numismatic community which NGC believes to be reliable. The auction data listed by NGC may occasionally contain typographical or input errors that can result in incorrect prices realized appearing on the NGC website. Therefore, the prices realized listed in NGC Auction Central are designed to serve merely as one of many measures and facts that coin buyers and sellers can use in determining coin values. These prices are not intended, and should not be relied upon, to replace the due diligence and – when appropriate – expert consultation that coin buyers and sellers should undertake when entering into a coin transaction. As such, NGC disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to the information contained in the NGC Auction Central. By using the NGC Auction Central, the user agrees that neither NGC nor any of its affiliates, shareholders, officers, employees or agents shall have any liability for any loss or damage of any kind, including without limitation any loss arising from reliance on the information contained in the NGC Auction Central.