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: $13.17 (5/27/2015)
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: 12/9/2014

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1873 T$1 PF
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1873 T$1 PF Cameo
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - 2600 3300 4750 7450 17500 38500 - - - -
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1873 T$1 PF Ultra Cameo
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

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


Upcoming Auctions

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6/7/2015 PF AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2015 June 4 - 7 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(3), 1221/Lot# 4777


Auction Prices Realized

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9/10/2006 PCGS PF AU 58   Goldberg September 10-13, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 37/Lot# 2836 $1,260.00
4/14/2011 NGC PF 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 575, 582/Lot# 5284 $3,450.00
5/27/2012 NGC Details Proof Details  Teletrade Auction 3283, 3283/Lot# 2285 $833.75
11/29/2012 PCGS PF 64   Heritage Auctions 2012 November 29 - December 2 US Coin Signature Auction - Houston Session(1), 1177/Lot# 3869 $5,287.50
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
7/27/2013 PCGS   Cameo Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 2762 $4,406.25
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
Base584607629653676701727752779108514381634173520092401312245265115682088491129443046
59261463766168471073576188112031503166818262140264135904722568374969664218780
0000007357618811203150316681826214026413590472256837496966400
00000074477098313201569170119182270288240584919625281731047900
1873 T$1 PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base684709735762789817844874903124316341848195922592685346749785610707791601166545458
692718744771798826854884101613731705188520592401294639715189609977719995229290
00000085488410161373170518852059240129463971518960997771999500
000000864893113015041777192221592543320644745399658884661083000
1873 T$1 PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base8608899209519831016105010841118151519652211233726783160403957226422775699811264650436
8708999309629941027106110951250166520472253245128393453460059556867849810869252430
00000010611095125016652047225324512839345346005955686784981086900
00000010731107138318152129229525642999374651616189731192391175800
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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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