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: $11.85 (6/26/2019)
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.

GRADE SUMMARY

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/14/2019

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1885 CC $1 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 550 575 600 615 620 640 645 650 665 675 700 725 750 900 1050 1950 10000 57500 - -
$ - - - - - - - 735 790 950 1300 2900 16000 130000
1885 CC $1 MS Prooflike
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 700 750 825 900 1100 1500 3500 17000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - 850 1050 1150 2250 5875 - -
1885 CC $1 MS Deep Prooflike
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 800 850 900 1100 1550 3100 13750 57000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - 1050 1250 1880 5450 17500 - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 22846
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: 6/25/2019 1885 CC $1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base16152021371276541134354204162487597346510561165--21070
------------17355038247---162
-------------23221321126937---791
--------------2326----13
Total16152021371276541134355207165067971363111791305--22036
 0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %2 %9 %30 %36 %16 %5 %1 %0 %-- 
1885 CC $1 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-----------445198355338121435---1109
----------------11----2
-------------251232----24
-----------------------
Total-----------445200360350125465---1135
 -----------0 %4 %18 %32 %31 %11 %4 %0 %--- 
1885 CC $1 MS Deep Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-----------3231022192208020----667
-------------1122-----6
-------------2443-----13
---------------11-----2
Total-----------3231052242278620----688
 -----------0 %3 %15 %33 %33 %13 %3 %---- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
11/14/2005 NGC MS 64   Teletrade Auction 2118, 2118/Lot# 1882 $672.00
1/29/2007 NGC MS 63   Deep Prooflike David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 124, 129/Lot# 1299 $943.00
1/31/2010 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg January 31 - February 3, 2010 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 57/Lot# 1296 $522.50
7/17/2011 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131130/Lot# 22396 $920.00
6/3/2013 NGC MS 61   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 20971/Lot# 2170 $585.00
1/19/2014 NGC MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 01/19/2014, 185/Lot# 165873 $772.20
3/28/2014 PCGS MS 66   Stack's Bowers March 2014 Baltimore Auction, 6008/Lot# 5510 $1,997.50
10/19/2014 PCGS Genuine G   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131443/Lot# 27516 $223.25


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1885 $1 MS CC Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base8248821073113111621181121412391289130513301321134513811438169721472980537992111587928897
8439451092114111681192122212551294131313301329135714001524184724243779665611433202180
00000012221255129413131330132913571400152418472424377966561143300
00000012301272129913211330133713691419161019972702457979331365600
1885 $1 MS CC Deep Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base90895911631221125612761312133813901408143313451393145017532079266552529958104582198340291
925102711821232126212881320135513961416143313611412155118612274352768201012414299280850
000000132013551396141614331361141215511861227435276820101241429900
000000132913721402142414331377143116521970246943898389102911814100
1885 $1 MS CC
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base7838291011106410951114114611701217123312561296132113451381145018782561492189001391424664
7988891028107411011124115411851222124012691304132913571404159221053347624710571174970
00000011541185122212401269130413291357140415922105334762471057100
00000011621201122712481282131213371369142717352333413475731224200
Competitive Registry Sets
CategoriesSets
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Circulation Issue 2207
US Type Set, including Modern Issues 744
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, One-Per-Date 609
Basic US Type Set, No Gold (7070) 487
Basic US Type Set, with Gold (7070 + Page 5) 453
Carson City Morgan Dollars, 1878-1893 322
US Type Set, 1792-1964 319
Silver & Clad Dollar Type Set 301
GSA Hard Pack Holders Basic Set, Carson City Morgan Dollars, 1878-1891 275
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Complete 195
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, PL and DPL Only 144
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, One-Per-Mint 129
19th Century Series Type Set, Non-Proofs Only 96
19th Century Series Type Set, Non-Proofs Only - No Gold 63
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Hot 50 VAMs 61
19th Century Series Type Set, Proofs & Non-Proofs - No Gold 61
19th Century Series Type Set, Proofs & Non-Proofs 59
US Type Set, 1792-1964, Circulated Coins Only 58
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Circulated Coins Only 54
Basic US Type Set, No Gold (7070), Circulated Coins Only 38
1885 Mint Set 34
Carson City Type Set, 1870-1893, One-Per-Denomination 32
Basic US Type Set, with Gold (7070 + Page 5), Circulated Coins Only 30
19th Century Series Type Set, Circulated Coins Only 27
19th Century Series Type Set, Circulated Coins Only (No Gold) 21
GSA Hard Pack Holders Complete Set, Carson City Morgan Dollars, 1878-1893, Including Varieties 15
GSA Hard Pack Holders Complete Set, Morgan Dollars, 1878-1904, Including Varieties 11
Hard and Soft Pack Holders Complete Set, Seated, Morgan and Peace Dollars 4
GSA Hard and Soft Pack Holders Combined Set, Morgan Dollars, 1878-1893 3
Redfield Holders, Morgan and Peace Dollars, 1878-1935, Including Varieties 2
Morgan Dollar VAM Varieties 0
Registry Image Gallery
Grade: MS 67
Points: 10113
Owner: rii
 
Grade: MS 67
Points: 8899
Owner: TERRY A
 
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