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: $13.05 (11/27/2014)
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: 8/27/2014

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1873 T$1 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 125 145 170 215 315 315 385 425 525 850 1085 1400 2350 3400 5900 13750 22500 62000 - - -
$ 325 400 460 565 900 1175 1525 2500 3750 7250 16500 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 160
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
9/14/2008 NGC MS 63   Goldberg September 14-16, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 48/Lot# 971 $3,105.00
7/12/2012 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2012 July 12-15 US Coin Summer FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(5), 1172/Lot# 9014 $632.50
8/12/2012 NGC MS 62   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/12/2012, 35/Lot# 66755 $1,705.00
12/9/2012 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131251/Lot# 22211 $4,112.50
4/21/2013 PCGS MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 748, 757/Lot# 322 $4,950.00
11/25/2013 NGC MS 64   Teletrade Auction 3458, 3458/Lot# 1533 $60.00
1/8/2014 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2014 January 8 - 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction - Orlando Session(2), 1201/Lot# 4940 $2,585.00
5/25/2014 NGC XF 40   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3483, 6032/Lot# 22542 $235.00
9/4/2014 NGC AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2014 September 4 - 6 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(4), 1209/Lot# 7865 $499.38


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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