Facts about the 1885 P Series

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1885 P

SPECIFICATIONS: 3/27/2013Designer: George T. MorganDiameter: 38.1 millimetersMetal Content:Silver - 90%Copper - 10%Weight: 26.73 gramsEdge: ReededMint mark: If none can be found it is (Philadelphia Mint), but many have the mint marks D (Denver Mint - 1921 only), S (San fransisco Mint), O (New Orleans Mint).Note: This George T. Morgan creation has become America's most collected, famous, and abundant silver dollar. Coupled with the coin's size, silver content, beautiful design and high mintages it's no wonder it's coin collectors most favorite coin.1885 Mintage: 17,787,000 Proofs: 930

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As of 6/6/2013 a complete set has 68 varieties,so if you collected just VAM-1's,VAM-4's,VAM-9's,VAM-23's you would have almost 50% of the series
17 VAM-1 Varieties
6 VAM-9 Varieties
3 VAM-4 Varieties
3 VAM-23 Varieties
[1885|252 1885] - P Proof Coins NGC Population Reports
Proof Totals 252
The proof mintage of the 1885 Morgan dollar amounted to 930 pieces, of which likely 300 or so exist today, according to the population data and including resubmissions, crossovers, and other 'grading events,' as Bowers calls it. Most of the extant pieces, however, average a grade around PR64 or thereabouts.
PF55 1
PF61 4
PF62 18
PF63 44
PF64 59
PF65 30
PF66 21
PF67 5
PF68 4
1885 - P Mint State Coins NGC Population Reports
The 1885 is a common date and can be easily located in MS60-65 grades and even with Prooflike and Deep Mirror Prooflike fields.
MS Total 67,060
MS64 30,262
MS65 10,147
MS66 1791
MS67 204
MS68 5
MSPL Total 1,197
MS64PL 509
MS65PL 186
MS66PL 40
MS67PL 6
MSDMPL Total 1,182
MS64DMPL 520
MS65DMPL 204
MS66DMPL 59
MS67DMPL 4
'Hot 50 'NGC Pops of List Coins
1885 P VAM-1A1 and 1A2
NGC has a Total of 86 AOH
MS61 3
MS62 5
MS63 20
MS64 39
MS65 18
MS66 1
1885 P VAM-1B
NGC has a Total of 15 AOH
AU55 1
AU58 3
MS60 0
MS61 2
MS62 6
MS63 1
MS64 2
1885 P VAM-1C
NGC has a Total of 15 AOH
AU53 1
AU58 1
MS61 1
MS62 1
MS63 1
MS64 6
MS65 4
Hit List 40 '1885 P' VAM-22
NGC has a Total of 1 AOH
AU58 1
Super CD and Elite Clashed Die Varieties
1885-P VAM-4A
1885-P VAM-9A
1885-P VAM-23A
WOW Varieties
1885-P VAM-1D