History, Information, and Value of 1885 Morgan Dollar
Value of 1885 Morgan Silver Dollar
Minted in enormous quantity at the Philadelphia Mint, 1885 Morgan Silver Dollars are quite common and generally available with varying degrees of eye appeal and quality. The striking is usually above average, and examples usually have a frosty luster, although grainy pieces exist. Proofs are typically well-struck with medium cameo contrast. Avoid pieces that have been dipped so many times that the mirror surfaces have dulled to gray. Patience will pay off when seeking Proofs of the date.
Not Many People Search For Circulated Examples: Circulated $1 coins are available at a mere pittance above “melt” value but Mint State coins are so prolific in the marketplace that very little attention is paid to circulated dollars of the date.
High Grades Available for Small Price: Name your grade, MS-60 to 65, and it’s available with very little searching. MS-66 and finer coins also exist in sizable quantities for those interested in the ultra-gem grade range. Look for a nice sharp and lustrous MS-65 specimen for your cabinet, and it will surely add worth to your collection.
The obverse text on the Morgan Dollar reads “Liberty; E Pluribus Unum; 1885.” The reverse text on the Liberty dollar reads “United States of America; In God We Trust; One Dollar.” The obverse of the silver one dollar coin has a bust of a female facing the left wearing a cap and small crown, with flowers tucked in her hair and stars surrounding the border. The reverse of the Morgan Dollar has an eagle in the center with its wings spread and a wreath surrounding.
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