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: $13.23 (10/23/2017)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
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1885 S S$1 MS obverse 1885 S 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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Last Updated: 6/9/2016

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1885 S S$1 MS
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Base $ 29.00 34.00 35.00 42.00 70.00 110 125 145 180 225 265 325 390 750 2150 7000 62500 - - -
$ - - - 160 200 - 290 350 635 1100 2650 11500 - -
1885 S S$1 MS Prooflike
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - 260 300 575 850 2900 8000 16000 - - - -
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1885 S S$1 MS Deep Prooflike
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 6493
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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8/14/2000 PCGS MS 62   Teletrade Auction 1346, 1346/Lot# 1556 $130.80
5/23/2005 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #40, 44/Lot# 535 $529.00
5/28/2006 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg May 28-31, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 36/Lot# 3156 $1,150.00
10/24/2006 NGC XF 40   Heritage Auctions Tuesday Internet Coin Auction #26105, 26105/Lot# 13835 $34.00
2/19/2007 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2007 Long Beach, CA US Coin Online Session #431, 431/Lot# 8972 $517.50
3/25/2012 NGC MS 62   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/25/2012, 15/Lot# 42938 $253.00
10/17/2012 PCGS AU 58   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 24911 $130.43
8/10/2016 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2016 August 10 - 14 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Anaheim Session(4), 1238/Lot# 5328 $1,175.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1885 S$1 MS S Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1351431671751792723574064424895706807649411345246445235986877292272454144543
13715116917621030037341845751660670882310751718315050106914892314331312080
0000003734184575166067088231075171831505010691489231433100
0000003894304735436437368821210209138365498784390751943600
1885 S$1 MS S Deep Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1551631861982013043954504875396277528741483270539849188965910147134463921671297
1571701901992353344134625045686687921077189031315718934598211124622036499090
000000413462504568668792107718903131571893459821112462203600
000000431474521597710833128022973557745395029984123463062600
1885 S$1 MS S
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base123131151159163251330378409456532642752847908142724644141847289151937735085
1251371531601922773463884244815686787838671081177230235584861912402246130
000000346388424481568678783867108117723023558486191240200
000000362398440506605715815887125421183582702887671588900
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Grade: MS 66
Points: 5584
Owner: AYWP
 
Grade: MS 61
Points: 3639
Owner: GSA_Gem_Quest
 
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