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: $12.74 (12/26/2014)
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.

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Last Updated: 12/9/2014

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1874 CC T$1 MS
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Base $ 200 260 360 525 775 775 1000 1075 1600 2600 3300 3700 5100 7250 11500 41500 90000 - - - -
$ 825 1035 1150 1775 2900 3450 4050 6250 9750 21550 50000 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 236
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 65


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1/29/1996 NGC MS 61   Teletrade Auction 0810, 810/Lot# 623 $872.00
1/4/2001 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2001 F.U.N. Signature Sale #244, 244/Lot# 7225 $10,350.00
5/24/2009 PCGS AU 58   Goldberg May 24-27, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 53/Lot# 649 $1,437.50
12/5/2011 NGC MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 642, 649/Lot# 1075 $3,220.00
7/26/2012 NGC AU 55   Stack's Bowers The August 2012 Philadelphia ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 140/Lot# 328 $1,207.50
11/18/2012 PCGS AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 11/18/2012, 49/Lot# 85169 $2,194.50
8/5/2014 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(3), 1208/Lot# 4678 $4,703.53


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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