David Akers (1975/88): Next to the 1882 (and possibly the 1961 Paquet whose mintage is unknown), the 1885 has the lowest mintage of any regular issue (business strike) Liberty Head Double Eagle. In terms of overall rarity, the 1885 is almost identical to the 1881 and just a little less rare than 1886. As a business strike, it is also similar in rarity to the 1854-O and 1870-CC. However, the 1885 is considerably less rare in high grade than any of the aforementioned dates. Most 1885's are AU or Choice AU and perhaps as many as six or seven true uncs exist including at least one gem, the auction '79 coin.
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