Coin Specifications

Category: Trade Dollars (1873-1885)
Mint: Carson City
Mintage: 1,373,200
Catalog: KM-108
Obverse Designer: William Barber
Reverse Designer: William Barber
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 27.2200g
ASW: 0.7876oz
Melt Value: $12.31 (7/2/2015)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1874 CC T$1 MS obverse 1874 CC T$1 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1874-CC Seated dollar is quite rare in Mint State, in fact, it is scarce to rare in any circulated grade. The year 1874 is notable in numismatic history for the discovery of a major lode of silver in Leadville, Colorado, that led to several fortunes, including that of Horace Tabor. Tabor's Matchless Mine made his fortune, and both the musical The Unsinkable Molly Brown and Sir Douglas Moore's wonderful opera The Ballad of Baby Doe are loosely based on Tabor's life. 'Baby' Doe McCourt divorced her first husband Harvey, while Tabor's affair with Baby Doe led to his estrangement and divorce from his first wife, Augusta. Tabor and Baby Doe were married in a private civil ceremony in 1882, and again in a lavish Washington, D.C., wedding in March 1883 that was quite the scandal of its time. Much younger than Horace and still quite beautiful at the time of Tabor's death in 1899, she could have easily remarried afterward. Rather, she chose to 'hold onto the Matchless Mine,' ultimately freezing to death there in the winter of 1935, alone, penniless, and paranoid--but not before she had attained legendary status.

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


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 3/17/2015

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1874 CC T$1 MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 200 260 360 525 775 1000 1075 1600 2600 3700 5100 7250 11500 41500 90000 - - - -
$ 825 - 1150 1775 2900 4050 6250 9750 21550 50000 - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 237
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 65


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Auction Prices Realized

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10/28/2001 PCGS MS 63   Teletrade Auction 1499, 1499/Lot# 1274 $3,103.00
5/28/2006 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg May 28-31, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 36/Lot# 3100 $5,750.00
2/3/2013 PCGS MS 62   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/03/2013, 60/Lot# 99110 $3,740.00
3/3/2013 PCGS Genuine Genuine   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/03/2013, 64/Lot# 102712 $402.47
3/21/2013 NGC VF 30   Heritage Auctions 2013 March 21 -22 & 24 US Coin Signature Auction - Dallas Session(4), 1183/Lot# 7911 $514.65
3/31/2013 PCGS MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 745, 754/Lot# 232 $8,250.00
6/5/2013 NGC Details UNC Details  Heritage Auctions 2013 June 5 - 9 US Coin Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(7), 1186/Lot# 8450 $734.38
7/11/2013 NGC Details UNC Details  Heritage Auctions 2013 July 11 - 14 US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(5), 1187/Lot# 8257 $969.38
7/27/2013 PCGS   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 31119 $591.03


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1874 CC T$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base46357570578710211284136914502019231526892905314934704370522493711155813229150731710019323
50061873286511081312139616392117243927612986325637704654660610100121151384315748178410
00000013961639211724392761298632563770465466061010012115138431574800
00000014231829221625642833306733634070493979881082912672144581642400
1874 CC T$1 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base46357570578710211284136914502019231526892905314934704370522493711155813229150731710019323
50061873286511081312139616392117243927612986325637704654660610100121151384315748178410
00000013961639211724392761298632563770465466061010012115138431574800
00000014231829221625642833306733634070493979881082912672144581642400
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