Coin Specifications

Category: Trade Dollars (1873-1885)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 960
Catalog: KM-108
Obverse Designer: William Barber
Reverse Designer: William Barber
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 27.2200g
ASW: 0.7876oz
Melt Value: $15.45 (8/29/2014)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1881 T$1 PF obverse 1881 T$1 PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The Philadelphia Mint's delivery of Trade Dollars dipped to 960 coins in 1881 after a record high of 1,987 pieces in 1880. Both years saw the production of only proofs.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/27/2014

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1881 T$1 PF
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Base $ - - - - 1275 1275 1425 1475 1550 1750 1875 2150 2700 3525 4650 10250 13900 27500 48000 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 5250 - - - -
1881 T$1 PF Cameo
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 1975 2300 2900 3750 5350 11250 17000 35000 67500 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 6500 - - - 100000
1881 T$1 PF Ultra Cameo
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 7750 14500 24000 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 18800 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 404
Low Grade: 50
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
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Price
9/6/2004 PCGS PF 65   Goldberg September 6-7, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 26/Lot# 959 $6,785.00
6/3/2007 PCGS PF 63   Teletrade Auction 2375, 2375/Lot# 2053 $2,632.00
5/7/2009 NGC PF 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 370, 376/Lot# 7216 $1,840.00
9/7/2011 PCGS PF 63   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2011 September Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(3), 1159/Lot# 4148 $2,990.00
1/3/2012 PCGS PF 65   Heritage Auctions 2012 January 4-8 US Coins & Platinum Night FUN Signature Auction- Orlando Session(2), 1166/Lot# 3883 $6,558.45
5/30/2012 NGC PF 66   Stack's Bowers The June 2012 Baltimore Auction, 137/Lot# 3315 $8,625.00
9/6/2012 PCGS PF 64   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2012 September 6-9 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(3), 1174/Lot# 4732 $5,581.25
2/3/2014 PCGS PF 62   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2014 February 3 - 5 US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(2), 1202/Lot# 4069 $2,937.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1881 T$1 PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333333779108514381634173519772352312643614876632482471057140628
333333326188112021503166718152102261035374532535869659021205900
00000032618811202150316671815210226103537453253586965902100
00000035209831320156817011896222728683949470458417606979600
1881 T$1 PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333333903124316341848195922242632347148025354656785411092542940
3333333303101613731705188520472360291139144986575872259335215960
000000330310161373170518852047236029113914498657587225933500
0000003603112915031776192221352496319143585170616278831013000
1881 T$1 PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333331118151519652211233726383101404455276139721093221185947715
33333333741250166520472253243727923415453857316496791410167238110
0000003374125016652047225324372792341545385731649679141016700
0000003746138218152129229525372946372950325935685386181101300
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Grade: PF 68 CA
Points: 9335
Owner: SLUGGO
 
Grade: PF 67 CAMEO
Points: 7883
Owner: Simpson
 
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