1885 Morgan Silver Dollar

1885 Morgan Silver Dollar Value
1885 Morgan Silver Dollar

Coin Info

Melt Value
$11.18
Country
United States
Type
Silver Coin
Metal Content
0.77344 t oz
Face Value
$1 USD
Mintage
28,697,930
Issuing Mint
U.S. Mint
Year Issued
1885

For Morgan Silver Dollar collectors, 1885 was a quiet year – there are no major attributed die varieties, and only the Carson City issue, as usual for the Morgan Dollar series, presents any significant challenge. Collectors who pursue the many VAM (Leroy C. Van Allen and A. George Mallis) varieties may find several die variations to pursue from 1885. However, the only significantly difficult target for the typical Morgan collector seeking 1885-dated dollar coins is the Carson City issue – which today is scarcer than most of the preceding CC-mint Morgan Dollar issues, as you will notice in the list below.

 

The 1885 Morgan Silver Dollar was produced in four mints: Carson City, New Orleans, Philadelphia, and San Francisco. The most valuable 1885 Morgan Silver Dollar carries the "CC" mintmark used by the Carson City Mint. It always carries a premium value because of very low production, making it the rarest 1885 Morgan Dollar. The New Orleans Mint used an "O" and the San Francisco Mint an "S”. The main mint in Philadelphia did not use a mintmark. Proof examples of Morgan Dollars from all years, including 1885, are rare which makes them expensive.

1885 Morgan Silver Dollar Mintage Figures

  •          1885: 17,787,000; $35+
  •          1885-CC: 228,000; $550+
  •          1885-O: 9,185,000; $35+
  •          1885-S: 1,497,000; $50+
  •          1885 Proof: 930; $3,000+

While mintage numbers may seem high enough to suggest that a sufficient number of Morgan Dollars exist from that year, bear in mind that the Pittman Act of 1918 instigated the melting of more than 270 million Morgan Silver Dollars, which effectively means far fewer Morgan Dollars exist today than are reflected in mintage figures. Even when you are purchasing the most “common” Morgan Dollars, such as the 1885 Morgan Dollar, do your best to buy the highest quality you can afford, because when the time comes to sell, your coins will generate more excitement among buyers and could help you gain a better return on your dollar.


 



1885 Morgan Silver Dollar Past Sales & Prices

1885-O MORGAN DOLLAR STACK'S COLLECTION CERTIFIED NGC MS 67 MM4
Sale Price: $1,040.00
Date Sold: December 01, 2015
1885-O MORGAN DOLLAR STACK'S COLLECTION CERTIFIED NGC MS 67 MM4
1885-CC $1 Morgan Dollar PCGS MS63
Sale Price: $817.50
Date Sold: December 01, 2015
1885-CC $1 Morgan Dollar PCGS MS63
Morgan Silver Dollar~1885 CC~NGC MS 63~Free Shipping
Sale Price: $635.00
Date Sold: December 01, 2015
Morgan Silver Dollar~1885 CC~NGC MS 63~Free Shipping
1885 O Morgan Silver Dollar NGC MS66+
Sale Price: $390.00
Date Sold: December 01, 2015
1885 O Morgan Silver Dollar NGC MS66+
Morgan Silver Dollar~1885 S ~NGC MS 61~Free Shipping
Sale Price: $237.50
Date Sold: December 01, 2015
Morgan Silver Dollar~1885 S ~NGC MS 61~Free Shipping
1885-O Morgan Silver Dollar NGC MS 65+ New Orleans Uncirculated Free Shipping
Sale Price: $150.00
Date Sold: December 01, 2015
1885-O Morgan Silver Dollar NGC MS 65+ New Orleans Uncirculated Free Shipping
1885 O PCGS MS65 Morgan Silver Dollar Item# T1907
Sale Price: $137.56
Date Sold: December 01, 2015
1885 O PCGS MS65 Morgan Silver Dollar Item# T1907
1885-O MORGAN DOLLAR PCGS MS 64
Sale Price: $75.00
Date Sold: December 01, 2015
1885-O MORGAN DOLLAR PCGS MS 64
1885-O MS64 PCGS $1 Morgan Silver Dollar Coin - Rattler !!! Old Green Holder OGH
Sale Price: $74.22
Date Sold: December 01, 2015
1885-O MS64 PCGS $1 Morgan Silver Dollar Coin - Rattler !!! Old Green Holder OGH
1885-O NGC Morgan Silver Dollar NGC MS 64 ** Free Shipping!
Sale Price: $69.00
Date Sold: December 01, 2015
1885-O NGC Morgan Silver Dollar NGC MS 64 ** Free Shipping!
1885-O Morgan MS64 NGC $1 Morgan Silver Dollar Coin
Sale Price: $67.00
Date Sold: December 01, 2015
1885-O Morgan MS64 NGC $1 Morgan Silver Dollar Coin
1885-O NGC MS64+ MORGAN DOLLAR....3 day listing
Sale Price: $63.88
Date Sold: December 01, 2015
1885-O NGC MS64+ MORGAN DOLLAR....3 day listing
1885-P ICG MS64 Morgan Silver Dollar
Sale Price: $60.00
Date Sold: December 01, 2015
1885-P ICG MS64 Morgan Silver Dollar
1885 morgan silver dollar pcgs ms 64
Sale Price: $60.00
Date Sold: December 01, 2015
1885 morgan silver dollar pcgs ms 64
1885 O Morgan Silver Dollar NGC Brilliant Uncirculated Graded Coin
Sale Price: $54.90
Date Sold: December 01, 2015
1885 O Morgan Silver Dollar NGC Brilliant Uncirculated Graded Coin
1885-O Morgan Dollar $1 ~ NGC MS63 ~ STUNNING LUSTER! #687-014
Sale Price: $52.51
Date Sold: December 01, 2015
1885-O Morgan Dollar $1 ~ NGC MS63 ~ STUNNING LUSTER! #687-014
1885 O Morgan Dollar - MS-63 PCGS Great Buy With E-Bucks Offer!
Sale Price: $50.00
Date Sold: December 01, 2015
1885 O Morgan Dollar - MS-63 PCGS Great Buy With E-Bucks Offer!

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