Coin Specifications

Category: Trade Dollars (1873-1885)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 396,635
Catalog: KM-108
Obverse Designer: William Barber
Reverse Designer: William Barber
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 27.2200g
ASW: 0.7876oz
Melt Value: $16.48 (7/22/2014)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1873 T$1 MS obverse 1873 T$1 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The first-year 1873 is a low mintage issue with just 396,635 business strikes produced. Unlike many other first-year issues in U.S. numismatic history, the 1873 does not appear to have been widely saved at the time of production. Rather, most coins were shipped to the Orient, where they were undoubtedly worn out and/or melted. Today, a Mint State 1873 Trade Dollar must be considered a rarity, especially if it approaches the Gem threshold.

Description and Analysis courtesy of Heritage Auctions and may not be republished without written permission.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/19/2013

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1873 T$1 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 108 134 150 180 270 270 348 420 480 690 1040 1380 1590 3310 5190 13750 20310 61880 - - -
$ 310 380 460 530 760 1140 1520 1750 3600 5600 14900 21900 67000 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 156
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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Price
2/12/1999 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 1999 February Long Beach Sale #197, 197/Lot# 6059 $5,290.00
6/30/1999 NGC VF 30   Teletrade Auction 1181, 1181/Lot# 1717 $163.50
8/11/2011 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions 2011 August Chicago Signature US Coin & Platinum Night Auction Session(6), 1158/Lot# 10732 $431.25
2/28/2012 NGC Details UNC Details  Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 8639 $448.50
2/7/2013 PCGS Genuine AU   Heritage Auctions 2013 February 7 -8 & 10 US Coin Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(5), 1182/Lot# 8095 $470.00
4/21/2013 PCGS MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 748, 757/Lot# 323 $2,706.00
1/12/2014 NGC AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 01/12/2014, 180/Lot# 163133 $935.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1873 T$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base308389456502560705793874119713751607174419362079302338385986706210336118771358215461
33541147152160873482098112561452165218081983239332944554634481531084912445142080
0000008209811256145216521808198323933294455463448153108491244500
00000084710891315152916981872203127083566527067039244113631301300
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 2079
Owner: Carl Beeson
 
Grade: MS 61
Points: 1936
Owner: Durham Collection
 
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