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: $14.12 (2/20/2020)
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: 2/14/2020

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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 85.00 145 270 1950 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 $ - - - - - - - - - 100.00 145 180 265 430 900 2750 15000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - 200 295 600 1500 6200 - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 86652
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: 2/18/2020 1885 $1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base318623142012389629799789539729091351051097918102088--84004
------------1222433131956112---847
-------------119283120546---483
--------------12341---11
Total318623142012389629799790542029354357031129719292278--85345
 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----------51050156430538178396---1412
-------------1161-1---10
--------------4631----14
-----------------------
Total----------51050157435550182407---1436
 ----------0%1%3%11%30%38%13%3%0%--- 
1885 $1 MS DPL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----------2-1298353519195525---1236
--------------3122----8
--------------18-3----12
----------------11----2
Total----------2-1298357528198585---1258
 ----------0%-1%8%28%42%16%5%0%--- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1885 $1 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base139147155163171179186198205216227237272288463593888167833983817566710481
141149157165173181190200208219230248277346506691115122513537443372710
000000190200208219230248277346506691115122513537443300
000000194202212223233260282404549789141428243677505000
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 2520
US Type Set, including Modern Issues 861
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, One-Per-Date 758
Basic US Type Set, No Gold (7070) 567
Basic US Type Set, with Gold (7070 + Page 5) 509
US Type Set, 1792-1964 418
Silver & Clad Dollar Type Set 341
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Complete 317
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, One-Per-Mint, Mint State 238
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, PL and DPL Only 149
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Circulated Coins Only 122
19th Century Series Type Set, Non-Proofs Only 120
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Top-100 VAMs 118
US Type Set, 1792-1964, Circulated Coins Only 107
19th Century Series Type Set, Non-Proofs Only - No Gold 77
19th Century Series Type Set, Proofs & Non-Proofs - No Gold 77
19th Century Series Type Set, Proofs & Non-Proofs 76
Philadelphia Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Circulation Issue 76
Basic US Type Set, No Gold (7070), Circulated Coins Only 65
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Hot 50 VAMs 63
Basic US Type Set, with Gold (7070 + Page 5), Circulated Coins Only 56
19th Century Series Type Set, Circulated Coins Only 45
GSA Hard Pack Holders, Non-CC Morgan Dollars, 1878-1904 44
1885 Mint Set 37
19th Century Series Type Set, Circulated Coins Only (No Gold) 34
GSA Soft Pack Holders, Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921 28
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Hit List 40 VAMs 26
GSA Hard Pack Holders Complete Set, Morgan Dollars, 1878-1904, Including Varieties 24
GSA Hard and Soft Pack Holders Combined Set, Morgan Dollars, 1878-1893 10
Hard and Soft Pack Holders Complete Set, Seated, Morgan and Peace Dollars 6
Redfield Holders, Morgan and Peace Dollars, 1878-1935, Including Varieties 3
Soft Pack Holders Complete Set, Seated, Morgan and Peace Dollars 2
Morgan Dollar VAM Varieties 0
Registry Image Gallery
Grade: MS 67 DPL
Points: 8259
Owner: K
 
Grade: MS 66 DPL
Points: 4759
Owner: Midas Q. Morgan
 
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