Coin Specifications

Category: Trade Dollars (1873-1885)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 4,487,000
Catalog: KM-108
Obverse Designer: William Barber
Reverse Designer: William Barber
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 27.2200g
ASW: 0.7876oz
Melt Value: $13.12 (3/1/2015)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
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1875 S T$1 MS obverse 1875 S T$1 MS reverse

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Description & Analysis

The 1875-S Trade dollar sported a mintage of 4.487 million pieces. David Bowers, in his Silver Dollars & Trade Dollars of the United States, indicates that: 'While the majority of such coins were exported, thousands went into circulation on the West Coast ... where they traded at face value in commercial transactions.' The issue is relatively available in Mint State, especially through MS64. Bowers even considers MS65 pieces obtainable: 'In MS65 the 1875-S is the most available of all Trade dollars. I estimate that 75 to 150 or more exist.'

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 12/9/2014

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1875 S T$1 MS
Base $ 120 140 165 200 295 295 360 405 510 735 1050 1150 1475 2425 3450 12500 27500 72500 - - -
$ 315 375 435 565 815 1100 1250 1600 2675 4950 18500 36000 - -

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Total Graded: 950
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 66

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Auction Prices Realized

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Sale / Lot
6/29/2005 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2005 June New York, NY Signature Auction #380, 380/Lot# 6250 $488.75
7/1/2007 PCGS MS 62   Teletrade Auction 2388, 2388/Lot# 2712 $1,232.00
2/10/2008 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg February 10-13, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 44/Lot# 2931 $2,415.00
12/4/2008 NGC MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 306, 312/Lot# 5884 $1,380.00
4/27/2011 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2011 April Rosemont CSNS Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(1), 1154/Lot# 3879 $2,760.00
10/18/2012 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2012 October 18-21 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(2), 1175/Lot# 4663 $822.50
6/16/2014 NGC Details AU Details  Stack's Bowers iAuciton 3486, 6035/Lot# 20813 $217.38
10/12/2014 PCGS MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/12/2014, 190/Lot# 217285 $1,500.00

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1875 S T$1 MS
1875 S T$1 MS Prooflike
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 5503
Owner: Jon Lorenzo
Grade: MS 63
Points: 2631
Owner: keoj
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