Coin Specifications

Category: Morgan Dollars (1878-1921)
Mint: Carson City
Mintage: 228,000
Obverse Designer: George T. Morgan
Reverse Designer: George T. Morgan
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.7300g
ASW: 0.7734oz
Melt Value: $20.78 (9/19/2020)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
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1885 CC $1 MS obverse 1885 CC $1 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The Carson City Mint struck only 228,000 Morgan dollars in 1885, the last year in which this mint branch produced coins until 1889. Compared to the millions of coins minted at the other mint branches that year, the Carson City production was tiny. Due to this small mintage, the 1885-CC is one of the semi keys of the Morgan series. Luckily, some 65% of the entire mintage survived in the Treasury vaults until the GSA sales of the late 1970's and early 1980's. This has made the 1885-CC much more obtainable today, but it still commands a large premium over more common dates.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/4/2020

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1885 CC $1 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 550 575 600 615 620 640 645 650 665 715 715 735 765 935 1120 1950 10800 52000 - -
$ - - - - - - - 735 790 950 1300 2900 15000 130000
1885 CC $1 MS PL
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 700 750 825 900 1100 1600 3500 17000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - 850 1050 1150 2250 5250 - -
1885 CC $1 MS DPL
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 800 850 900 1085 1690 3475 11000 47000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - 950 1250 1900 5450 16000 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 23713
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 CC $1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base18172222401276561135384217266127822352010621275--21905
------------18365138237---164
-------------262273361431068---846
--------------2325----12
Total18172222401276561135385220668778212370311961425--22927
 0%0%0%0%0%0%0%0%0%0%0%0%2%10%30%36%16%5%1%0%-- 
1885 CC $1 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-----------446202366339123426---1128
----------------11----2
-------------251245----28
-----------------------
Total-----------446204371351128486---1158
 -----------0%4%18%32%30%11%4%1%--- 
1885 CC $1 MS DPL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-----------32510522122480211---680
-------------1122-----6
-------------25522----16
---------------11-----2
Total-----------32510822723285231---704
 -----------0%4%15%32%33%12%3%0%--- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1885 CC $1 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base8248821073113111621181121412391289130513301321134513811438169721472980537992111587928897
8439451092114111681192122212551294131313301329135714001524184724243779665611433202180
00000012221255129413131330132913571400152418472424377966561143300
00000012301272129913211330133713691419161019972702457979331365600
1885 CC $1 MS DPL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base90895911631221125612761312133813901408143313451393145017532079266552529958104582198340291
925102711821232126212881320135513961416143313611412155118612274352768201012414299280850
000000132013551396141614331361141215511861227435276820101241429900
000000132913721402142414331377143116521970246943898389102911814100
1885 CC $1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base7838291011106410951114114611701217123312561296132113451381145018782561492189001391424664
7988891028107411011124115411851222124012691304132913571404159221053347624710571174970
00000011541185122212401269130413291357140415922105334762471057100
00000011621201122712481282131213371369142717352333413475731224200
Competitive Registry Sets
CategoriesSets
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Circulation Issue 2931
US Type Set, including Modern Issues 1039
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, One-Per-Date 975
Basic US Type Set, No Gold (7070) 677
Basic US Type Set, with Gold (7070 + Page 5) 599
US Type Set, 1792-1964 527
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Complete 472
Carson City Morgan Dollars, 1878-1893 450
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, One-Per-Mint, Mint State 408
Silver & Clad Dollar Type Set 400
GSA Hard Pack Holders Basic Set, Carson City Morgan Dollars, 1878-1891 325
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Circulated Coins Only 207
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
Basic US Type Set, No Gold (7070), Circulated Coins Only 122
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
Carson City Type Set, 1870-1893, One-Per-Denomination 53
19th Century Series Type Set, Circulated Coins Only (No Gold) 52
1885 Mint Set 43
GSA Hard Pack Holders Complete Set, Carson City Morgan Dollars, 1878-1893, Including Varieties 43
GSA Hard Pack Holders Complete Set, Morgan Dollars, 1878-1904, Including Varieties 32
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
Morgan Dollar VAM Varieties 0
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 10113
Owner: rii
 
Grade: MS 68
Points: 8900
Owner: Patrick m Sulley
 
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