||1885 G$1 MS67 NGC. CAC. The 1885 gold dollar had one of the higher mintages from the 1880s, with production totaling 11,156 pieces, but this issue was not saved in comparable quantities as the earlier, lower-mintage issues from the same decade, and therefore is slightly scarcer in high grades, especially at the Superb Gem level. The 1885 issue is also well manufactured in general, with the majority of high-grade representatives exhibiting bold strikes and excellent surfaces, often with prooflike qualities. This piece is a typical coin in that regard, with the wreath bow showing the only measurable degree of weakness. A small coppery alloy speck is noted near the A in AMERICA, and the surfaces exhibit warm honey-gold luster overall. Close examination fails to reveal any surface flaws or hairlines, with the overall eye appeal being exceptional. Census: 34 in 67 (5 in 67+, 3 in 67 S), 4 finer (8/14). Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $3671.88. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.