Coin Specifications

Category: Trade Dollars (1873-1885)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 703,000
Catalog: KM-108
Obverse Designer: William Barber
Reverse Designer: William Barber
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 27.2200g
ASW: 0.7876oz
Melt Value: $13.00 (6/3/2015)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1873 S T$1 MS obverse 1873 S T$1 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The San Francisco Mint began Trade Dollar production in July 1873, and a respectable total of 703,000 coins were produced by the end of that year. As one would expect for an S-mint issue in this series, the 1873-S was widely exported, many of the coins being subsequently melted in China or India. Nevertheless, enough circulated coins are extant to supply most collectors with a decent VF, XF, or AU representative for their date or first-year type sets. Uncirculated examples are however, rare, and this issue may very well be the most difficult S-mint Trade Dollar to locate in Mint State.

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


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 12/9/2014

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1873 S T$1 MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 135 150 180 220 320 450 525 675 1000 1475 2550 3850 6000 22500 50000 - - - -
$ 350 470 550 750 1100 1650 3050 4400 8500 28000 - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 100
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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6/3/1996 PCGS VF 35   Teletrade Auction 0846, 846/Lot# 1618 $141.70
9/4/2006 NGC AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 103, 108/Lot# 208 $569.25
2/24/2010 NGC AU 50   Stack's Bowers The March 2010 Baltimore Online Session, 40/Lot# 5295 $155.25
9/19/2010 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg September 19-21, 2010 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 60/Lot# 1676 $2,760.00
12/25/2011 NGC Details XF Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/25/2011, 150/Lot# 27985 $112.20
1/5/2014 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131402/Lot# 22967 $505.25
9/4/2014 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2014 September 4 - 6 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(1), 1209/Lot# 3237 $10,575.00
3/6/2015 NGC MS 63   Stack's Bowers March 2015 Portland ANA, 6103/Lot# 390 $4,700.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1873 S T$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base378471502546642776879974130114831720186019852445348241996943837210372119171362615509
409481517578687810911108313621562176719022138279137215114741990391088712487142540
00000091110831362156217671902213827913721511474199039108871248700
00000094211921422164118131943229231363960602878969705114021305600
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 4199
Owner: Jon Lorenzo
 
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