Coin Specifications

Category: Morgan Dollars (1878-1921)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 1,497,000
Obverse Designer: George T. Morgan
Reverse Designer: George T. Morgan
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.7300g
ASW: 0.7734oz
Melt Value: $12.37 (2/16/2019)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
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1885 S $1 MS obverse 1885 S $1 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

With a mintage of only around 1.5 million pieces, the 1885-S Morgan dollar is much less common today that the Philly issue of the same year. Many spent time in circulation, or were improperly stored in bags in the San Francisco Mint, leading to numerous bag marks. Whereas the Philadelphia issue has an MS65 population of over 10,000 coins, only 245 San Francisco coins have achieved that grade. (10/2016)

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 6719
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 66

The chart showing 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.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 2/11/2019 1885 S $1 MS
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Base-4101568621591402042413729748012061760140424213----6477
-------------361421----26
-------------132927------69
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Total-4101568621591402042413729748012221795144524414----6572
 -0 %0 %0 %1 %1 %2 %2 %3 %4 %6 %1 %7 %19 %27 %22 %4 %0 %---- 
1885 S $1 MS Prooflike
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Base-----------1923911008-----232
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Total-----------1923911008-----232
 -----------0 %4 %10 %39 %43 %3 %----- 
1885 S $1 MS Deep Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base------------1-36------10
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Total------------1-36------10
 ------------10 %-30 %60 %------ 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
9/15/2003 NGC MS 64   Goldberg September 15-17, 2003 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 21/Lot# 748 $518.00
10/9/2005 NGC AU 55   Teletrade Auction 2102, 2102/Lot# 1782 $156.80
3/31/2011 NGC MS 64   Prooflike Stack's Bowers The March 2011 Baltimore Auction, 83/Lot# 3565 $1,610.00
4/27/2011 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2011 April Rosemont CSNS Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(7), 1154/Lot# 11385 $230.00
4/22/2012 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131218/Lot# 24099 $126.50
6/9/2013 PCGS AU 50   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/09/2013, 78/Lot# 120337 $82.50
7/21/2013 PCGS MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 761, 770/Lot# 315 $605.00
7/27/2014 NGC MS 62   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/27/2014, 201/Lot# 208256 $233.20


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1885 $1 MS S Prooflike
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Base1351431671751792723574064424895706807649411345246445235986877292272454144543
13715116917621030037341845751660670882310751718315050106914892314331312080
0000003734184575166067088231075171831505010691489231433100
0000003894304735436437368821210209138365498784390751943600
1885 $1 MS S Deep Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1551631861982013043954504875396277528741483270539849188965910147134463921671297
1571701901992353344134625045686687921077189031315718934598211124622036499090
000000413462504568668792107718903131571893459821112462203600
000000431474521597710833128022973557745395029984123463062600
1885 $1 MS S
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base123131151159163251330378409456532642752847908142724644141847289151937735085
1251371531601922773463884244815686787838671081177230235584861912402246130
000000346388424481568678783867108117723023558486191240200
000000362398440506605715815887125421183582702887671588900
Competitive Registry Sets
CategoriesSets
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Circulation Issue 2065
US Type Set, including Modern Issues 706
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, One-Per-Date 555
Basic US Type Set, No Gold (7070) 449
Basic US Type Set, with Gold (7070 + Page 5) 429
US Type Set, 1792-1964 291
Silver & Clad Dollar Type Set 282
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Complete 137
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, PL and DPL Only 134
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Top-100 VAMs 102
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, One-Per-Mint 96
19th Century Series Type Set, Non-Proofs Only 90
19th Century Series Type Set, Non-Proofs Only - No Gold 56
19th Century Series Type Set, Proofs & Non-Proofs 53
19th Century Series Type Set, Proofs & Non-Proofs - No Gold 53
San Francisco Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Circulation Issue 42
GSA Hard Pack Holders, Non-CC Morgan Dollars, 1878-1904 38
US Type Set, 1792-1964, Circulated Coins Only 38
1885 Mint Set 33
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Circulated Coins Only 26
GSA Soft Pack Holders, Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921 25
Basic US Type Set, No Gold (7070), Circulated Coins Only 24
Basic US Type Set, with Gold (7070 + Page 5), Circulated Coins Only 19
19th Century Series Type Set, Circulated Coins Only 15
19th Century Series Type Set, Circulated Coins Only (No Gold) 14
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 4
Redfield Holders, Morgan and Peace Dollars, 1878-1935, Including Varieties 2
GSA Hard and Soft Pack Holders Combined Set, Morgan Dollars, 1878-1893 2
Soft Pack Holders Complete Set, Seated, Morgan and Peace Dollars 2
Morgan Dollar VAM Varieties 0
Registry Image Gallery
Grade: MS 66
Points: 5584
Owner: AYWP
 
Grade: MS 61
Points: 3639
Owner: GSA_Gem_Quest
 
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