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: $12.50 (10/10/2015)
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.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/22/2015

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1874 CC T$1 MS
Base $ 200 260 360 525 775 1000 1075 1600 2600 3700 5100 7250 13000 41500 90000 - - - -
$ 825 - 1150 1775 2900 - - 9750 21550 - - - -

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Total Graded: 239
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 65

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11/16/2000 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2000 Santa Clara Sale #242, 242/Lot# 5993 $4,140.00
5/28/2006 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg May 28-31, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 36/Lot# 3100 $5,750.00
8/20/2009 NGC MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 403, 409/Lot# 6524 $4,600.00
4/3/2011 NGC AU 55   Teletrade Auction 3041, 3041/Lot# 2335 $920.00
4/24/2013 NGC MS 60   Heritage Auctions 2013 April 24 - 28 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(2), 1184/Lot# 2446 $2,937.50
3/2/2014 PCGS Genuine UNC   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/02/2014, 182/Lot# 175573 $826.10
3/27/2015 PCGS MS 61   Stack's Bowers March 2015 Baltimore, 6065/Lot# 7310 $2,820.00
7/9/2015 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2015 July 9 - 12 Summer FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Summer FUN Session(2), 1222/Lot# 4112 $2,232.50

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1874 CC T$1 MS
1874 CC T$1 MS Prooflike
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Points: 1453
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