Owner's Comments

IN AN OLD GREEN HOLDER. Full strike with tangerine/gold coloring. And a beutiful cameo prooflike appearance.

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88)

The 1885 is the second lowest mintage of any regularly issued three dollar gold piece and, therefore, it has been touted by some as a great rarity. It is certainly very scarce, but there are many other dates in the series that are substantially more rare, particularly in choice condition. Both the 1884 and 1886 are considerably more difficult to obtain in choice condition and yet because their mintages are more than 1,000 (actually only a couple hundred pieces more than the 1885) they have not been as highly regarded over the years as this date.
PCGS #
8007
Designer
James Barton Longacre
Edge
Reeded
Diameter
20.50 millimeters
Weight
5.02 grams
Mintage
801
Metal
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Pop Higher
23
Pop Lower
130
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 550 R-5.9 15 / 41 TIE 15 / 41 TIE
All Grades 150 R-7.5 25 / 41 TIE 25 / 41 TIE
60 or Better 20 R-9.1 23 / 41 23 / 41
65 or Better 550
All Grades 150
60 or Better 20
65 or Better R-5.9
All Grades R-7.5
60 or Better R-9.1
65 or Better 15 / 41 TIE
All Grades 25 / 41 TIE
60 or Better 23 / 41
65 or Better 15 / 41 TIE
All Grades 25 / 41 TIE
60 or Better 23 / 41

Condition Census Learn More

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

Peach Set Collection - Superior 2/2005:3405, $??? - Simpson Collection

1 MS66+ PCGS grade MS66+ PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade
MS67 PCGS grade #1 MS67 PCGS grade

Peach Set Collection - Superior 2/2005:3405, $??? - Simpson Collection

MS66+ PCGS grade #1 MS66+ PCGS grade
#3 MS66 PCGS grade
#3 MS66 PCGS grade
#3 MS66 PCGS grade