Coin Specifications

Category: Morgan Dollars (1878-1921)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 17,787,000
Obverse Designer: George T. Morgan
Reverse Designer: George T. Morgan
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.7300g
ASW: 0.7734oz
Melt Value: $11.99 (1/19/2019)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
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1885 $1 MS obverse 1885 $1 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The Philadelphia Mint struck over 17 million silver dollars in 1885. Many of those have survived in high grade, making this coin very obtainable, even in gem. In fact, NGC has graded over 10,000 examples in MS65.

GRADE SUMMARY

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/11/2018

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1885 $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 85.00 175 310 2750 22500 - -
$ - - - - - - - 65.00 78.00 100.00 215 650 6250 -
1885 $1 MS Prooflike
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 65.00 75.00 95.00 140 185 360 1100 5400 - - -
$ - - - - - - - 105 155 245 550 1950 - -
1885 $1 MS Deep Prooflike
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 75.00 90.00 130 220 440 1175 3500 19000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - 150 250 625 2050 7000 - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 84491
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: 1/14/2019 1885 $1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base316519132012348628282677509627973346731090018062107--81905
-------------182413041936012---828
-------------119260110504---444
--------------12341---11
Total316519132012348628282677511528234352391120619202277--83188
 0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %1 %6 %34 %42 %13 %2 %0 %0 %-- 
1885 $1 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----------51041144418526178395---1366
-------------1151-1---9
--------------453-----12
-----------------------
Total----------51041145423536182396---1387
 ----------0 %1 %3 %10 %30 %39 %13 %3 %0 %--- 
1885 $1 MS Deep Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----------2-1295341519195515---1220
--------------3122----8
---------------6-2----8
-----------------1----1
Total----------2-1295344526197565---1237
 ----------0 %-1 %8 %28 %43 %16 %5 %0 %--- 

Auction Prices Realized

A random selection of coins is shown below.

Images
Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
8/21/1996 NGC MS 64   Deep Prooflike Teletrade Auction 0869, 869/Lot# 1830 $92.65
9/30/2012 PCGS AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/30/2012, 42/Lot# 76653 $37.01
2/3/2013 NGC MS 64   Goldberg February 3-6, 2013 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 72/Lot# 835 $287.50
4/24/2013 NGC MS 65   Deep Prooflike Heritage Auctions 2013 April 24 - 28 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(9), 1184/Lot# 8903 $705.00
7/27/2013 PCGS MS 63   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 30893 $129.25
12/15/2013 PCGS MS 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/15/2013, 105/Lot# 157333 $171.61
2/23/2014 PCGS MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 792, 801/Lot# 614 $240.00
3/12/2017 PCGS MS 64   Prooflike Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131712/Lot# 25566 $104.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1885 $1 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base139147155163171179186198205216227237272288463593888167833983817566710481
141149157165173181190200208219230248277346506691115122513537443372710
000000190200208219230248277346506691115122513537443300
000000194202212223233260282404549789141428243677505000
1885 $1 MS Deep Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1431511591671751861942012122232342442923815869901619300982598694942314854
14515316116917818819620421522623726032144972011992082475984048937112330
0000001962042152262372603214497201199208247598404893700
0000001982082192302402763515178551409254565098549918000
1885 $1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base123131135139143147147151151155163194209223272339577106621616190682010138
12513213614014414714815115215717319921323929441874014313504640079260
00000014815115215717319921323929441874014313504640000
00000014915115316018320421825531649790317964847661000
Competitive Registry Sets
CategoriesSets
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Circulation Issue 2046
US Type Set, including Modern Issues 698
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, One-Per-Date 544
Basic US Type Set, No Gold (7070) 448
Basic US Type Set, with Gold (7070 + Page 5) 427
US Type Set, 1792-1964 286
Silver & Clad Dollar Type Set 282
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, PL and DPL Only 133
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Complete 132
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Top-100 VAMs 102
19th Century Series Type Set, Non-Proofs Only 90
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, One-Per-Mint 87
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Hot 50 VAMs 58
19th Century Series Type Set, Non-Proofs Only - No Gold 55
19th Century Series Type Set, Proofs & Non-Proofs 53
19th Century Series Type Set, Proofs & Non-Proofs - No Gold 53
Philadelphia Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Circulation Issue 41
GSA Hard Pack Holders, Non-CC Morgan Dollars, 1878-1904 38
1885 Mint Set 33
US Type Set, 1792-1964, Circulated Coins Only 29
GSA Soft Pack Holders, Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921 25
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Circulated Coins Only 24
Basic US Type Set, No Gold (7070), Circulated Coins Only 20
Basic US Type Set, with Gold (7070 + Page 5), Circulated Coins Only 18
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Hit List 40 VAMs 17
19th Century Series Type Set, Circulated Coins Only 14
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 3
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 67 DPL
Points: 8259
Owner: K
 
Grade: MS 66 DPL
Points: 4759
Owner: Midas Q. Morgan
 
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