Coin Specifications

Category: Trade Dollars (1873-1885)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 987,100
Catalog: KM-108
Obverse Designer: William Barber
Reverse Designer: William Barber
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 27.2200g
ASW: 0.7876oz
Melt Value: $11.43 (8/3/2015)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1874 T$1 MS obverse 1874 T$1 MS reverse

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There are no NGC varieties for this coin.

Description & Analysis

While the total mintage of the 1874 is not on the large side for the Trade Dollar series, it is impressive for a coin of this type from the Philadelphia Mint. In fact, the delivery of 987,100 Trade Dollars in 1874 is the second highest for this coinage facility after that produced in 1877. As one might expect for an early date Trade Dollar, the 1874 saw very little domestic circulation. Scarce in circulated grades, the '74-P is undeniably rare in Mint State.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 12/9/2014

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1874 T$1 MS
Base $ 130 145 175 215 315 410 445 530 800 1375 1800 2800 5000 17000 45000 - - - -
$ 325 435 485 575 875 1500 2000 3250 6600 20000 - - -

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Total Graded: 142
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 66

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8/16/2015 MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2015 August 12 - 16 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(2), 1223/Lot# 4172

Auction Prices Realized

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10/8/1997 PCGS MS 64   Teletrade Auction 0987, 987/Lot# 1803 $1,836.00
9/4/2006 NGC MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 103, 108/Lot# 210 $2,070.00
2/1/2009 NGC MS 62   Goldberg February 1-4, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 51/Lot# 1124 $1,150.00
7/7/2011 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions 2011 July Orlando Summer FUN Signature US Coin Auction Session(4), 1157/Lot# 8688 $632.50
7/10/2012 NGC MS 60   Stack's Bowers The August 2012 Philadelphia ANA World's Fair of Money Auction - US and World Lots - Internet Only Sessions, 174/Lot# 13354 $334.88
4/24/2013 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2013 April 24 - 28 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(2), 1184/Lot# 2444 $2,820.00
6/5/2013 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2013 June 5 - 9 US Coin Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(7), 1186/Lot# 8448 $411.25
8/8/2013 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2013 August 8 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Rosemont Session(2), 1188/Lot# 4259 $1,880.00
5/11/2014 NGC Details AU Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/11/2014, 179/Lot# 192040 $132.00
7/12/2015 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131529/Lot# 25223 $370.13

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1874 T$1 MS
1874 T$1 MS Prooflike
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 6428
Owner: Jon Lorenzo
Grade: AU 58
Points: 1624
Owner: Carl Beeson
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