Coin Specifications

Category: Trade Dollars (1873-1885)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 865
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 PF obverse 1873 T$1 PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The first-year 1873 is the rarest proof in the 1873-1883 Trade Dollar series. These coins were not popular with collectors at the time of issue, with the result that many were spent or otherwise mishandled. Many of the survivors are noticeably hairlined, if not out and out impaired, and unevenness of strike is also a factor that today's collectors need to take into account when looking for a suitable representative for their collection.

The exact number of proof Trade Dollars that the Philadelphia Mint produced in 1873 is still debated. The Annual Report of the Director of the Mint, dated 1887, states that 600 proofs were prepared in 1873. On the other hand, internal Mint records located by Harry X. Boosel state that 600 proofs were delivered between July 1, 1873 and September 30, 1873, plus a further 265 examples between October 1 and the end of the year. This total of 865 pieces is quoted by the 2012 Guide Book.

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 PF
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - 960 1050 1740 1860 2630 3380 5590 11060 19380 - - - -
$ - - - 1060 1160 1910 2050 2800 3700 6000 11900 20900 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 165
Low Grade: 58
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 66


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6/1/2006 PCGS PF 62   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2006 June Long Beach Signature Auction #408, 408/Lot# 2115 $2,530.00
9/6/2009 PCGS PF 62   Cameo Goldberg September 6-8, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 54/Lot# 2760 $2,070.00
2/3/2011 NGC PF 62   Heritage Auctions 2011 February Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(3), 1152/Lot# 4282 $2,300.00
4/14/2011 NGC PF 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 575, 582/Lot# 5284 $3,450.00
8/17/2011 NGC PF 60   Teletrade Auction 3121, 3121/Lot# 1634 $948.75
2/28/2012 PCGS   Cameo Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 8636 $2,760.00
4/24/2013 NGC PF 63   Heritage Auctions 2013 April 24 - 28 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(2), 1184/Lot# 2476 $2,820.00
8/30/2013 NGC   Stack's Bowers The September 2013 Philadelphia Auction, 195/Lot# 3276 $2,761.25
12/22/2013 NGC PF 62   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/22/2013, 166/Lot# 158427 $2,062.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1873 T$1 PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333333779108514381634173520092401312245265115682088491129443046
333333326188112021503166718262139264135904722568374969664218780
00000032618811202150316671826213926413590472256837496966400
000000352098313201568170119172270288140584918625181721047900
1873 T$1 PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333333903124316341848195922592685346749785610707791601166545458
3333333303101613731705188520592401294539705188609977719995229290
000000330310161373170518852059240129453970518860997771999500
0000003603112915031776192221592543320644745399658884651083000
1873 T$1 PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333331118151519652211233726783160403957226422775699811264650436
33333333741250166520472253245028383453460059556866849710869252420
0000003374125016652047225324502838345346005955686684971086900
0000003746138218152129229525642999374651616188731192391175700
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Grade: PF 66 CA
Points: 5610
Owner: SLUGGO
 
Grade: PF 65 CA
Points: 4978
Owner: Jon Lorenzo
 
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