Expert Comments

Jaime Hernandez

Many Seated Liberty Half Dollars are undervalued and the 1885 is just one of them. This issue has a mintage of only 5,200 examples struck with many of them being lost, melted while others have been harshly cleaned or damaged. This date is comparable to the 1879, 1882, 1884, 1886 and 1887 all with mintages of 5,000 or less. If you can afford one in any grade, definitely try to pick one up.   

 

PCGS #
6367
Designer
Thomas Sully/Christian Gobrecht
Edge
Reeded
Diameter
30.00 millimeters
Weight
12.50 grams
Mintage
5200
Metal
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Pop Higher
66
Pop Lower
85
Region
The United States of America
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades
65 or Better 1000 R-5.0 26 / 45 TIE 81 / 126 TIE
All Grades 150 R-7.5 27 / 45 94 / 126 TIE
60 or Better 25 R-9.0 24 / 45 TIE 78 / 126 TIE
65 or Better 1000
All Grades 150
60 or Better 25
65 or Better R-5.0
All Grades R-7.5
60 or Better R-9.0
65 or Better 26 / 45 TIE
All Grades 27 / 45
60 or Better 24 / 45 TIE
65 or Better 81 / 126 TIE
All Grades 94 / 126 TIE
60 or Better 78 / 126 TIE

Condition Census Learn More

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade MS67 PCGS grade

“Perfection 8A” Collection

1 MS67 PCGS grade MS67 PCGS grade
1 MS67 PCGS grade
1 MS67 PCGS grade
5 MS66+ PCGS grade
MS67 PCGS grade #1 MS67 PCGS grade

“Perfection 8A” Collection

MS67 PCGS grade #1 MS67 PCGS grade
#1 MS67 PCGS grade
#1 MS67 PCGS grade
#5 MS66+ PCGS grade