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: $12.69 (5/23/2018)
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: 4/5/2018

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1885 CC $1 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 550 575 600 615 620 640 645 650 665 675 700 725 750 950 1500 2500 12500 57500 - -
$ - - - - - - - 760 825 1080 1650 3650 18500 130000
1885 CC $1 MS Prooflike
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 700 750 825 1000 1175 1750 3750 19000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - 850 1050 1300 2250 6500 - -
1885 CC $1 MS Deep Prooflike
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 875 900 1075 1150 1700 2900 13750 65000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - 1100 1500 1875 5450 17500 - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 22101
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: 5/21/2018 1885 CC $1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base15141620381265531134346193259557375341510491115--20367
------------17355037237---160
-------------19193284117905---708
---------------325----10
Total15141620381265531134347195861837712357111671235--21245
 0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %2 %9 %29 %36 %17 %5 %1 %0 %-- 
1885 CC $1 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-----------444195337330121415---1077
----------------11----2
-------------24831----18
-----------------------
Total-----------444197341338125435---1097
 -----------0 %4 %18 %31 %31 %11 %4 %0 %--- 
1885 CC $1 MS Deep Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-----------3221002132188120----657
-------------1122-----6
-------------2451-----12
---------------11-----2
Total-----------3221032182268520----677
 -----------0 %3 %15 %32 %33 %13 %3 %---- 

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6/5/1999 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 1999 June Long Beach Bullet Sale #202, 202/Lot# 602 $198.00
12/1/2004 PCGS MS 64   Teletrade Auction 1969, 1969/Lot# 1693 $660.00
6/5/2006 PCGS MS 65   Teletrade Auction 2214, 2214/Lot# 1449 $1,400.00
3/3/2013 NGC MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/03/2013, 64/Lot# 101161 $632.57
6/3/2013 NGC MS 61   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 20971/Lot# 2170 $585.00
10/13/2013 PCGS MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 773, 782/Lot# 1173 $750.00
9/22/2014 NGC MS 64   Goldberg September 22-25, 2013 September Pre Long Beach, 75/Lot# 1654 $805.00
10/31/2014 PCGS MS 64   Deep Prooflike Stack's Bowers November Baltimore 2014, 6039/Lot# 5153 $1,821.25
7/7/2016 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2016 July 7 - 10 Summer FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Summer FUN Session(3), 1237/Lot# 4107 $1,762.50


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 2012
US Type Set, including Modern Issues 677
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, One-Per-Date 525
Basic US Type Set, No Gold (7070) 436
Basic US Type Set, with Gold (7070 + Page 5) 421
Carson City Morgan Dollars, 1878-1893 296
Silver & Clad Dollar Type Set 277
US Type Set, 1792-1964 277
GSA Hard Pack Holders Basic Set, Carson City Morgan Dollars, 1878-1891 257
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, PL and DPL Only 132
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Complete 128
19th Century Series Type Set, Non-Proofs Only 88
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, One-Per-Mint 74
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Hot 50 VAMs 59
19th Century Series Type Set, Non-Proofs Only - No Gold 56
19th Century Series Type Set, Proofs & Non-Proofs 52
19th Century Series Type Set, Proofs & Non-Proofs - No Gold 52
1885 Mint Set 32
Carson City Type Set, 1870-1893, One-Per-Denomination 28
US Type Set, 1792-1964, Circulated Coins Only 25
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Circulated Coins Only 19
Basic US Type Set, No Gold (7070), Circulated Coins Only 19
Basic US Type Set, with Gold (7070 + Page 5), Circulated Coins Only 17
19th Century Series Type Set, Circulated Coins Only 15
19th Century Series Type Set, Circulated Coins Only (No Gold) 15
GSA Hard Pack Holders Complete Set, Morgan Dollars, 1878-1904, Including Varieties 10
GSA Hard Pack Holders Complete Set, Carson City Morgan Dollars, 1878-1893, Including Varieties 6
Hard and Soft Pack Holders Complete Set, Seated, Morgan and Peace Dollars 3
Redfield Holders, Morgan and Peace Dollars, 1878-1935, Including Varieties 2
GSA Hard and Soft Pack Holders Combined Set, Morgan Dollars, 1878-1893 1
Morgan Dollar VAM Varieties 0
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 10113
Owner: rii
 
Grade: MS 67
Points: 8748
Owner: nfcarsoncity
 
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