Currently your 1885 Morgan silver dollar value is $25.25 . However this is just a minimum value representing how much a circulated-worn 1885 dollar is worth.
Now add in the popularity of collecting silver dollars and collector demand, the result, many are worth far above silver value.
Here are key factors to consider in your coin values.
Mintmarks: Evident by the chart, 1885 dollars with the "CC" mintmark are scarce today because of low production numbers when first minted. A close up image to help locate mintmarks is further down the page.
Condition: Rare coin dealers and collectors avidly search for nice condition coins. Top quality is rare and desirable, however less popular are heavily worn 1885 silver dollars, these trade close to silver value. If your coin still retains its original detail with no wear it is easily a higher value silver dollar. The image to the right is an example of a desirable gem "uncirculated" condition 1885 Morgan dollar. Compare your coin and follow the grading descriptions and images below the value chart.
Discovering rare mintmarks and high condition all contributes to 1885 Morgan silver dollar value.
1885 Morgan Silver Dollar Value
|Condition of Coin|
|Date||Good - G||Fine - F||Extremely Fine
|1885 Morgan Silver Dollar Values Updated||9/1/2014|
Further affecting value: Four different mints in 1885 coined silver dollars, all valued separately today. Philadelphia, no mintmark, San Francisco an "S", also New Orleans used an "O" and finally the rare Carson City mint placed a "CC" on the reverse. Your job is check for these mintmarks, locate them with the help of the image and determine the accurate 1885 Morgan silver dollar value.
The degree of wear (hopefully none at all) is a little hard to gauge but is one step that needs attention. Following the lead of collectors, examine the condition of your 1885 dollar closely. As you compare your coin to the images, a close match of its condition becomes apparent. This process determines the "grade" and using the above chart identifies an accurate value of your 1885 silver dollar.
Uncirculated: A silver dollar in "uncirculated" condition has never circulated through commerce. Showing no signs of wear, your coin should still have the look of brand new. Any loss of metal due to wear appears first on Liberty's temple and coronet within the hair.
Extremely Fine: Slight wear of design limited to only the tops of the highest points, defines the "extremely fine" grade. Any loss of detail is minor with the merging of just a few strands of hair found above Liberty's forehead and below her cap. Folds in the cap also show small amounts of rubbing with a tiny loss of roundness. Your coin still retains a pleasing sharpness in appearance.
Fine: Moderate wear and moderate loss of detail reduces Morgan silver dollars to the "fine" grade. Although wear is apparent, major design elements of her cap and hair curls remain bold and recognizable. However those original fine details are lost and replaced by flat areas.
Good: An 1885 silver dollar in "good" condition is distinctly "flat" in appearance. The original separation of Liberty's hair and forehead has worn away. Her ear still shows, however hair above and behind is smooth and connecting to her cheek. The letters "Liberty" are visible in the head band but the cotton blossoms are now lost. With the exception those minted in Carson City, 1885 Morgan silver dollar value in this grade is tied to its metal content.
Morgan silver dollars, as a series, are highly popular with collectors today. These now very old silver dollars are large in size, striking in design, available and represent good value with many reasonably priced.
By determining your 1885 dollar is in acceptable condition and with original surfaces identifies collector quality with solid interest. Well defined examples with little or no wear are eagerly sought. The top coin in the image remains bright silver as minted and never saw circulation. A coin well received and valued today.
Additionally, collectors welcome coins with original surfaces. Any silver dollar showing signs of a past cleaning runs the risk of being avoided and ignored by discerning collectors. Once cleaned, Morgan dollars lose approval to a large segment of potential collectors. The bottom coin in the image exhibits natural colorful toning. It is a very nice 1885 silver dollar, lively and eye appealing, not the washed out look of a cleaned and processed coin.
Preserve your 1885 Morgan silver dollar value, by careful handling and storage. Hold it by the edges and avoid contact with other coins. Because of their large size, silver dollars can receive and inflict nicks and scuffs. For your top condition and value coins, a range of appropriate holders are found at an area coin dealer. The cardboard and mylar "flips" the dealer uses in the display cases are suitable for many of your coins. Easy to use and inexpensive they are a good solution to safe storage and preserving value.
Morgan Silver Dollar Values | Popular and Valuable
Many rare and valuable dates and mintmark combinations are found throughout the entire 1878 through 1921 history of Morgan silver dollars. With a minimum value of $24.36 and rising from there, accurately determine how much your rare silver coins are worth.
Complete Silver Dollar Values
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Covering Bust Dollars beginning in 1794 next Seated dollars through Morgan and the last of the Peace silver dollars. All include value charts, alongside grading images to find the accurate value of your old dollars.
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