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Obverse of 1885 Gold Dollar     Reverse of 1885 Gold Dollar

  
1885 GOLD DOLLAR

PCGS Nos: 7586, 7635, 87635, 97635

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 11,156
Proofs: 1,105

Designer: James Barton Longacre

Diameter: 14.3 millimeters

Metal content:
 Gold - 90%
Silver and Copper - 10%

Weight: 25.8 grains (1.7 grams)

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: None (for Philadelphia) below the wreath on the reverse

Images courtesy of Superior Stamp & Coin

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 7 MS-67's.

The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 3 PR-67's.

The finest Proof Cameo example graded by PCGS is a single PR-67.

The finest Proof Deep Cameo example graded by PCGS is a single PR-66.

Recent appearances:
NGC PR-67 Cameo.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc. "The Pre-Long Beach Auction", January 25-28, 2004, Lot 3115, illustrated, sold for $15,812.50

NGC Proof-66 Cameo.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 7487, illustrated, sold for $7,590.00  From the Violet Bancroft Collection

PCGS Proof-66.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 1225, illustrated, sold for $9,488.00

PCGS Proof-66.  Offered by North American Certified Trading in the October 22, 2001 issue of Coin World for $12,950.00

NGC MS-62.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s, "Summer 2001 Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8823, plated, sold for $2,760.00

PCGS MS-66.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 105, illustrated, sold for $6,900.00  From the set of gold dollars purchased from Rowe and Brownlee, February 24, 1967

NGC MS-65.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries "The Rarities Sale", July 31, 2002, Lot 686, illustrated, not sold

MS-63.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 106, not illustrated, not sold  From Stack's sale of the Alto Collection, December 1970, Lot 51

ICG MS-64.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 34, not sold

MS-63.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 107, not illustrated, sold for $460.00  Purchased from RARCOA, August 1973

MS-62 Prooflike.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 2126, sold for $402.50

MS-62.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 35 sold for $345.00  From Coin Galleries' sale of November 1988, Lot 1406

Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 1450, sold for $690.00

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"The PCGS Population Report, April 2004" by The Professional Coin Grading Service

 
 

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