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1885 QUARTER DOLLAR

PCGS Nos: 5517, 5586, 85586, 95586

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 13,600
Proofs: 930

Designer: Obverse by Thomas Sully, modified by Christian Gobrecht and Robert Ball Hughes, executed by James Barton Longacre; Reverse by Christian Gobrecht, modified by James Barton Longacre

Diameter: ±24.3 millimeters

Metal Content:
Silver - 90%
Copper - 10%

Weight: ±96.5 grains (±6.3 grams)

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: None (for Philadelphia, PA) below the eagle on the reverse

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Significant examples:

Recent appearances:
NGC Proof-67 Cameo.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 6151, plated, unsold

PCGS Proof-67.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8161, illustrated, sold for $5,865.00

NGC Proof-66.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 402, illustrated, sold for $2,530.00

PCGS Proof-66.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000" Sale, August 6-7, 2000, Lot 5840, illustrated, sold for $3,335.00

NGC Proof-66.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 1686, sold for $2,760.00

NGC Proof-65 Cameo.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000" Sale, August 6-7, 2000, Lot 5839, not illustrated, sold for $1,523.75

PCGS Proof 65.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 1643, illustrated, sold for $1,552.00

NGC Proof-65.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000" Sale, August 6-7, 2000, Lot 5838, not illustrated, sold for $1,207.50

PCGS Proof-65.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000" Sale, August 6-7, 2000, Lot 5837, not illustrated, sold for $1,725.00

Gem Brilliant Proof.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 752, plated, sold for $4,370.00

PCGS MS-65.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part III", May 21, 2001, Lot 1479, illustrated, sold for $2,185.00

MS-63.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 582, illustrated, sold for $1,035.00

PCGS MS-63.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 340, not illustrated, sold for $862.50

MS-63 Questionable toning.  Ex-  Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale", October 5-7, 2000, Lot 6779, not illustrated, not sold

About Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 753, not plated, sold for $322.00

Varieties:

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 3 MS-67's.

The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 4 PR-67's.

The finest Proof Cameo examples graded by PCGS are 3 PRCA-67's.

The finest Proof Deep Cameo example graded by PCGS is a single PRDC-67.

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"The PCGS Population Report, July 2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service