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: $11.21 (11/24/2015)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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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: 999
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 66

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4/2/2002 NGC VG 8   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #22042, 22042/Lot# 13671 $75.90
11/17/2004 NGC MS 63   Teletrade Auction 1963, 1963/Lot# 2010 $1,430.00
5/30/2005 PCGS AU 55   Goldberg May 30 - June 16, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 31/Lot# 413 $402.50
9/7/2011 PCGS Genuine Genuine   Heritage Auctions 2011 September Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(4), 1159/Lot# 8043 $138.00
7/27/2013 NGC MS 64   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 2774 $2,232.50
2/23/2014 NGC Details AU Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/23/2014, 182/Lot# 172404 $170.50
6/29/2014 PCGS AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 810, 819/Lot# 178 $475.00
6/4/2015 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions 2015 June 4 - 7 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(5), 1221/Lot# 7913 $822.50
7/17/2015 PCGS   Stack's Bowers July 2015 Baltimore Auction, 6105/Lot# 4657 $1,292.50

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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