Coin Specifications

Category: Trade Dollars (1873-1885)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 2,549,000
Catalog: KM-108
Obverse Designer: William Barber
Reverse Designer: William Barber
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 27.2200g
ASW: 0.7876oz
Melt Value: $13.00 (11/23/2014)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1874 S T$1 MS obverse 1874 S T$1 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The San Francisco Mint produced 2,549,000 Trade Dollars in 1874, the first of the so-called common dates, although this issue is hardly common in Gem Mint State. This record mintage up to that time hardly translates to a common coin today. Nearly every Trade Dollar struck in 1874 at the San Francisco Mint served its intended purpose and was exported to China where most were either melted or chopmarked. Mint State coins are quite scarce, and Gem quality coins are excessively rare.

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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1874 S T$1 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 120 140 165 200 295 295 375 415 525 775 1090 1275 1535 2775 3850 20000 - - - - -
$ 315 400 450 570 850 1190 1375 1700 3050 6500 - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 314
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 65


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
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Grade
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Sale / Lot
Price
9/9/2004 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2004 September Long Beach Signature Sale #355, 355/Lot# 7076 $3,507.50
5/27/2007 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg May 27-30, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 41/Lot# 1352 $3,680.00
5/1/2011 PCGS Genuine Genuine   Teletrade Auction 3057, 3057/Lot# 2140 $391.00
12/8/2011 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2011 December 8-11 US Coins Signature Auction- New York Session(1), 1162/Lot# 3746 $2,990.00
2/28/2012 PCGS MS 62   Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 8644 $1,265.00
8/4/2013 NGC AU 50   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 763, 772/Lot# 165 $240.00
10/27/2013 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131345/Lot# 23146 $199.75
11/24/2013 NGC AU 55   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 11/24/2013, 102/Lot# 148682 $354.20
5/18/2014 PCGS VF 20   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/18/2014, 168/Lot# 191708 $122.10


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1874 S T$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base28536045650257566780492512171381159717251911205628023470642875198742101061162113299
31039247152660571284410221271145316391787195923043024445667917926919610611121800
0000008441022127114531639178719592304302444566791792691961061100
0000008841119132615251682184920072553324754427155833496511111600
1874 S T$1 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base30838948953961571385698312891460168518182012216229353626667329339049104481200113718
33542250556464776089810851346153517291882206224193165464166734971951510965125730
0000008981085134615351729188220622419316546416673497195151096500
0000009401187140316101773194721122677339556576673701099811148300
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 6428
Owner: Jon Lorenzo
 
Grade: AU Details
Points: 293
Owner: wjanke50
 
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