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1885 TRADE DOLLAR

PCGS No: 7065

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 0
Proofs: 5

Designer: William Barber

Diameter: 38.1 millimeters

Metal Content:
Silver - 90%
Copper - 10%

Weight: 27.2 grams

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: None (for Philadelphia) above the D of DOLLAR on the reverse.

Notes:
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):

1. The 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

2. The 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.

3. The 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.

4. The 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 Proof-62.

5. The 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 reading:
"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