Coin Specifications

Category: Morgan Dollars (1878-1921)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 9,185,000
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 (5/26/2018)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
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1885 O $1 MS obverse 1885 O $1 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The New Orleans Mint struck over 9 million Morgan Dollars in 1885. However, many of those did not circulate, but instead sat in Treasury vaults until the 1960's. Many uncirculated bags were released in the 1960's, making this issue one of the most common in high grade. In fact, NGC has graded over 30,000 examples in gem or higher! (10/2016)

GRADE SUMMARY

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Last Updated: 1/8/2018

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1885 O $1 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 28.00 28.50 29.00 29.50 33.00 35.00 36.00 37.00 40.00 50.00 53.00 58.00 70.00 85.00 180 305 1725 13500 - -
$ - - - - - - - 65.00 78.00 100.00 240 525 3600 -
1885 O $1 MS Prooflike
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - 50.00 65.00 75.00 95.00 150 190 350 675 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 225 425 900 - -
1885 O $1 MS Deep Prooflike
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 80.00 100.00 130 260 520 1200 4400 18000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - 145 300 700 1500 6900 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 215715
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 O $1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base252911753820969966311779727159265629487466455010--212791
-----------31310350653920872221--1467
-------------73570431911518---1198
--------------17612---17
Total2529117538209610267611889732579390630020485259211--215473
 0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %6 %34 %44 %14 %2 %0 %0 %-- 
1885 O $1 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----------2319176586705236343---1764
-------------1-21-----4
--------------63------9
-----------------------
Total----------2319177592710237343---1777
 ----------0 %0 %1 %10 %33 %40 %13 %2 %0 %--- 
1885 O $1 MS Deep Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-----------114127400459138201---1160
---------------41-----5
----------------11----2
-----------------------
Total-----------114127400463140211---1167
 -----------0 %1 %11 %34 %40 %12 %2 %0 %--- 

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9/10/2006 PCGS MS 65   Deep Prooflike Goldberg September 10-13, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 37/Lot# 278 $414.00
5/10/2010 PCGS MS 63   Teletrade Auction 2851, 2851/Lot# 1800 $53.00
3/18/2011 NGC MS 65   Prooflike Stack's Bowers The March 2011 Baltimore Auction Online Only Session, 91/Lot# 12496 $232.30
7/15/2012 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131230/Lot# 26215 $56.00
3/24/2013 PCGS MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 744, 753/Lot# 982 $120.00
7/11/2013 PCGS MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2013 July 11 - 14 US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(3), 1187/Lot# 4262 $1,292.50
10/12/2014 NGC MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/12/2014, 190/Lot# 187209 $68.00
  NGC MS 65   Bonhams $468.00
11/5/2017 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131746/Lot# 24297 $192.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1885 $1 MS O Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base12312313113914315115916717518619422726528846355188213031379145616542395
123126134140146154162170179189205240273346492661102213281405152219010
000000162170179189205240273346492661102213281405152200
000000164172182191216252280405522772116313541430158800
1885 $1 MS O Deep Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1511591671751831942012122232342442552883517451051182536756545691275299706
1541621701781871962052162272372482663094828471309244246326667711882550
0000002052162272372482663094828471309244246326667711800
0000002082192302412512773306149491567305855886790732300
1885 $1 MS O
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1231231231271311351511431471511631942092302723365869492368546659867834
12312312412813214015114414815517319921624429341970714223401563966020
00000015114414815517319921624429341970714223401563900
00000015114615015918420422325831550382818954433581300
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 526
Basic US Type Set, No Gold (7070) 436
Basic US Type Set, with Gold (7070 + Page 5) 421
Silver & Clad Dollar Type Set 277
US Type Set, 1792-1964 277
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
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
New Orleans Morgan Dollars, 1879-1904, Circulation Issue 41
GSA Hard Pack Holders, Non-CC Morgan Dollars, 1878-1904 38
1885 Mint Set 32
GSA Soft Pack Holders, Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921 25
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
Hard and Soft Pack Holders Complete Set, Seated, Morgan and Peace Dollars 3
GSA Hard and Soft Pack Holders Combined Set, Morgan Dollars, 1878-1893 1
Morgan Dollar VAM Varieties 0
Soft Pack Holders Complete Set, Seated, Morgan and Peace Dollars 0
Registry Image Gallery
Grade: MS 66 DPL
Points: 3675
Owner: Stiel Coin Collection
 
Grade: MS 67
Points: 3401
Owner: CT's COINS
 
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