Coin Specifications

Category: Morgan Dollars (1878-1921)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 930
Obverse Designer: George T. Morgan
Reverse Designer: George T. Morgan
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.7300g
ASW: 0.7734oz
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
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1885 $1 PF obverse 1885 $1 PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

The Philadelphia Mint struck some 930 proof Morgan dollars in 1885. Most of those that have survived tend to be just under gem, and very few have enough contrast to earn the cameo or ultra cameo designations.

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Last Updated: 8/28/2020

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1885 $1 PF
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1885 $1 PF CA
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1885 $1 PF UC
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 244
Low Grade: 55
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 68

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 9/15/2020 1885 $1 PF
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Base---------1--6194556301943--183
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Total---------1--6194556311954--186
 ---------1%--3%10%24%30%17%10%3%2%-- 
1885 $1 PF CA
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Base------------41515161252--60
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Total------------415171812721-67
 ------------6%1%7%25%27%18%10%3%1%- 
1885 $1 PF UC
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Base-------------------1--1
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Total------------------11--2
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1885 $1 PF CA
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Base140214441487153215771624167117201769181918722154261428073194374744315466695190071311215069
141614581502154715931640168717361786183719662307267829363378397547765961763610375137640
00000016871736178618371966230726782936337839754776596176361037500
00000017041753180218542060246127433065356342035121645683221174400
1885 $1 PF UC
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Base1520156516111658170717551806185719091963201723162459283734284072490159737526101051352715746
153515801627167417231772182318741927198121172364258530343643434852586491838611246142670
00000018231874192719812117236425853034364343485258649183861124600
00000018401892194519992216241127113231385746255616700892451238600
1885 $1 PF
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Base132613671408145114941539158416311678172617762068243325253080344742904865643785151164314619
13401381142214651509155416001647169417431873219024642710320237284482538971309558126350
0000001600164716941743187321902464271032023728448253897130955800
00000016151662171017591971231124942895332540094673591378221060000
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Grade: PF 68 UC
Points: 10105
Owner: BChap
 
Grade: PF 68 ULTRA CAMEO
Points: 10105
Owner: FloridaFacelifter
 
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