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: $12.39 (10/8/2015)
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: 9/22/2015

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1875 S T$1 MS
Base $ 120 140 165 200 295 360 405 510 735 1150 1475 2425 3450 12500 29000 72500 - - -
$ 315 - 435 565 815 - 1600 2675 4950 18500 36000 - -

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Total Graded: 1004
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 66

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10/28/2015 UNC Details  Heritage Auctions 2015 October 28 Gardner Collection IV US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(2), 1229/Lot# 99196
11/1/2015 AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2015 October 29 - November 1 US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(3), 1225/Lot# 4745

Auction Prices Realized

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2/5/2006 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg February 5-8, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 34/Lot# 1733 $4,600.00
6/26/2011 NGC Details XF Details  Teletrade Auction 3090, 3090/Lot# 2700 $115.00
6/30/2013 PCGS MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/30/2013, 81/Lot# 123647 $1,361.80
1/8/2014 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2014 January 8 - 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction - Orlando Session(2), 1201/Lot# 4951 $4,112.50
9/7/2014 PCGS MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 820, 829/Lot# 858 $1,706.00
9/5/2014 NGC   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3498, 6052/Lot# 20481 $205.63
12/28/2014 NGC XF 45   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131501/Lot# 21092 $282.00
5/12/2015 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2015 May 12 The Eugene H. Gardner Collection III US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 1228/Lot# 98589 $24,675.00
5/31/2015 PCGS Genuine AU   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131523/Lot# 24590 $199.75

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1875 S T$1 MS
1875 S T$1 MS Prooflike
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 7022
Owner: Jon Lorenzo
Grade: MS 65
Points: 5503
Owner: Jon Lorenzo
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