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: $12.79 (2/20/2018)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
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1885 CC S$1 MS obverse 1885 CC S$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: 4/13/2017

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1885 CC S$1 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 550 575 600 650 700 725 750 775 800 825 850 925 965 1000 1500 2500 14000 57500 - -
$ - - - - - - - - 985 1080 1650 3650 18500 -
1885 CC S$1 MS Prooflike
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 850 880 950 1000 1175 1750 3750 19000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - 975 1050 1300 2250 6500 - -
1885 CC S$1 MS Deep Prooflike
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 875 925 1075 1150 1700 2900 13750 65000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 1500 1875 5450 17500 - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 21889
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: 2/19/2018 1885 CC S$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base16131420361265531133343190958777315339110391065--20159
------------17345037257---161
-------------19186275113894---686
---------------325----10
Total16131420361265531133344193560977643354311581175--21016
 0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %2 %9 %29 %36 %17 %6 %1 %0 %-- 
1885 CC S$1 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-----------444195339329119415---1076
----------------11----2
-------------24831----18
-----------------------
Total-----------444197343337123435---1096
 -----------0 %4 %18 %31 %31 %11 %4 %0 %--- 
1885 CC S$1 MS Deep Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-----------3221012092188120----654
-------------1122-----6
-------------2461-----13
---------------11-----2
Total-----------3221042142278520----675
 -----------0 %3 %15 %32 %34 %13 %3 %---- 

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Auction Prices Realized

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9/18/1996 PCGS MS 62   Prooflike Heritage Auctions 1996 September Long Beach Bullet Sale #161, 161/Lot# 463 $154.00
5/19/1999 PCGS MS 65   Deep Prooflike Teletrade Auction 1165, 1165/Lot# 1863 $681.25
2/24/2003 PCGS MS 66   Deep Prooflike Goldberg February 24-25, 2003 Coin Auction, 17/Lot# 880 $4,485.00
12/11/2006 NGC MS 66   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 117, 122/Lot# 1297 $2,070.00
12/3/2009 NGC MS 64   Bonhams Coins and Banknotes, 17760/Lot# 1091 $497.00
10/12/2014 PCGS MS 63   Deep Prooflike GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/12/2014, 190/Lot# 225735 $500.00
7/17/2015 PCGS   Deep Prooflike Stack's Bowers July 2015 Baltimore Auction, 6105/Lot# 4529 $1,233.75
11/29/2016 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2016 November 29 - December 8 GSA Collection US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(1), 131692/Lot# 66285 $646.25


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1885 S$1 MS CC Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base8248821073113111621181121412391289130513301321134513811438169721472980537992111587928897
8439451092114111681192122212551294131313301329135714001524184724243779665611433202180
00000012221255129413131330132913571400152418472424377966561143300
00000012301272129913211330133713691419161019972702457979331365600
1885 S$1 MS CC Deep Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base90895911631221125612761312133813901408143313451393145017532079266552529958104582198340291
925102711821232126212881320135513961416143313611412155118612274352768201012414299280850
000000132013551396141614331361141215511861227435276820101241429900
000000132913721402142414331377143116521970246943898389102911814100
1885 S$1 MS CC
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base7838291011106410951114114611701217123312561296132113451381145018782561492189001391424664
7988891028107411011124115411851222124012691304132913571404159221053347624710571174970
00000011541185122212401269130413291357140415922105334762471057100
00000011621201122712481282131213371369142717352333413475731224200
Registry Image Gallery
Grade: MS 67
Points: 10113
Owner: rii
 
Grade: MS 67
Points: 8748
Owner: nfcarsoncity
 
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