1885 TRADE DOLLAR
PCGS No: 7065
Circulation strikes: 0
Designer: William Barber
Diameter: 38.1 millimeters
Silver - 90%
Copper - 10%
Weight: 27.2 grams
Mintmark: None (for
Philadelphia) above the D of DOLLAR on the reverse.
PCGS has graded only one 1885 Trade Dollars (a single PR-62 Cameo).
NGC has graded 3 1885 Trade
Dollars (PR-61, PR-62 and PR-66).
Known examples (only
five minted): (census courtesy of Stack's,
with updates by CoinFacts):
Granberg Specimen (NGC Proof-61). Ex Worrell
Collection (Superior, September 1993, lot 1325); earlier, ex Hoffecker
Collection (Superior, February 1987, lot 1446B); Auction'84 (Superior, lot
192); Amon Carter, Jr. Collection (Stack's, January 1984, lot 441); Jerome
Kern Collection (B. Max Mehl, May 1950, lot 897); Mehl's sale of June 1945,
lot 628; H.O. Granberg Collection (B. Max Mehl, July 1913, lot 392) - Stack's
"Rudolph" 05/2003:2175, $920,000.00
Louis Eliasberg Specimen (NGC Proof-66).
Mehl "Atwater" 06/1946 - Louis Eliasberg - Stack's and B&M
"Eliasberg" 04/1997:$907,500.00, as a "Proof-65" - Jay Parrino, purchased in a private
transaction in late 1999 for $1,500,000 by Legend Numismatics.
Adolphe Menjou Specimen. B. Max Mehl's sale of the Menjou Collection,
June 1950. Stack's sale of the W.G. Baldenhofer Collection, November 1955.
King Farouk Specimen. Sotheby's sale of the Farouk Collection,
February 1954. Bought by Ambassador R. Henry and Mrs. Emery May Norweb.
Bowers & Merena's sale of the Norweb Collection, March 1988 - David
Lawrence "Richmond Collection, Part II" 11/2004, $1,006,250, NGC
Fred Olsen Specimen. B. Max Mehl's sale of the Olsen Collection,
November 1944. Bought by George Ewalt. Stack's sale of the Ewalt Collection,
November 1965. RARCOA's session of Auction'80. RARCOA's session of Auction
'84 - Stack's sale of the L.R. French, Jr. Family Collection, January 1989.
Sources and/or recommended
"The PCGS Population Report, July 2004" by The
Professional Coin Grading Service
"The NGC Census
Report" by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation of America,
www.ngccoin.com, July 14, 2004