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: $13.34 (10/19/2017)
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

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.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/10/2017

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1885 S$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 85.00 200 325 2450 22500 - -
$ - - - - - - - 65.00 78.00 100.00 260 650 5150 -
1885 S$1 MS Prooflike
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 65.00 75.00 95.00 140 185 360 1100 5400 - - -
$ - - - - - - - 105 155 245 550 1950 - -
1885 S$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: 80172
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 68


Upcoming Auctions

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Date
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
10/24/2017 MS 64   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131743/Lot# 27730
11/4/2017 MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2017 November 2 - 4 US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(3), 1261/Lot# 17393


Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
12/1/2003 PCGS MS 64   Teletrade Auction 1813, 1813/Lot# 1651 $50.00
2/5/2006 NGC MS 64   Goldberg February 5-8, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 34/Lot# 221 $86.25
11/17/2008 NGC MS 62   Deep Prooflike David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 301, 307/Lot# 1387 $103.50
1/22/2012 NGC MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 01/22/2012, 4/Lot# 34332 $71.49
10/17/2012 NGC MS 65   Deep Prooflike Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 2230 $805.00
10/20/2013 NGC MS 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/20/2013, 97/Lot# 138066 $188.10
9/7/2014 PCGS MS 62   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/07/2014, 191/Lot# 187194 $45.00
9/4/2016 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131637/Lot# 24293 $305.50
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 S$1 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base139147155163171179186198205216227237272288463593888167833983817566710481
141149157165173181190200208219230248277346506691115122513537443372710
000000190200208219230248277346506691115122513537443300
000000194202212223233260282404549789141428243677505000
1885 S$1 MS Deep Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1431511591671751861942012122232342442923815869901619300982598694942314854
14515316116917818819620421522623726032144972011992082475984048937112330
0000001962042152262372603214497201199208247598404893700
0000001982082192302402763515178551409254565098549918000
1885 S$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base123131135139143147147151151155163194209223272339577106621616190682010138
12513213614014414714815115215717319921323929441874014313504640079260
00000014815115215717319921323929441874014313504640000
00000014915115316018320421825531649790317964847661000
Competitive Registry Sets
CategoriesSets
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Circulation Issue 2007
US Type Set, including Modern Issues 677
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, One-Per-Date 521
Basic US Type Set, No Gold (7070) 436
Basic US Type Set, with Gold (7070 + Page 5) 422
Silver & Clad Dollar Type Set 282
US Type Set, 1792-1964 274
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, PL and DPL Only 134
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Complete 112
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Top-100 VAMs 98
19th Century Series Type Set, Non-Proofs Only 89
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, One-Per-Mint 68
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Hot 50 VAMs 57
19th Century Series Type Set, Non-Proofs Only - No Gold 55
19th Century Series Type Set, Proofs & Non-Proofs 52
19th Century Series Type Set, Proofs & Non-Proofs - No Gold 52
Non-CC Morgan Dollars, 1878-1904, GSA Holders Only 37
Philadelphia Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Circulation Issue 34
1885 Mint Set 32
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, GSA Soft Pack Holders Only 25
US Type Set, 1792-1964, Circulated Coins Only 25
Basic US Type Set, No Gold (7070), Circulated Coins Only 18
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Hit List 40 VAMs 17
Basic US Type Set, with Gold (7070 + Page 5), Circulated Coins Only 17
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, Circulated Coins Only 16
19th Century Series Type Set, Circulated Coins Only (No Gold) 15
19th Century Series Type Set, Circulated Coins Only 14
Morgan Dollars, 1878-1921, GSA Holders Only, Mint State 6
Morgan and Peace Dollars, Redfield Collection, 1878-1921, Circulation Issue, Including Varieties 2
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Grade: MS 67 DPL
Points: 8259
Owner: K
 
Grade: MS 66 DPL
Points: 4759
Owner: Midas Q. Morgan
 
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