Coin Specifications

Category: Trade Dollars (1873-1885)
Mint: Carson City
Mintage: 534,000
Catalog: KM-108
Obverse Designer: William Barber
Reverse Designer: William Barber
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 27.2200g
ASW: 0.7876oz
Melt Value: $12.70 (12/21/2014)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1877 CC T$1 MS obverse 1877 CC T$1 MS reverse

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Description & Analysis

So what happened to the 534,000 Trade dollars coined at the Carson City Mint in 1877? Numismatic scholar Walter Breen stated that 44,148 pieces may have been melted in 1878 at the Carson City Mint in his Encyclopedia, but this number does not account for the general rarity of this date today. The combined NGC and PCGS Population Reports tally less than 200 1877-CC Trade dollars in all grades. Obviously, the vast majority of 1877-CC Trade dollars were cast back into melting pots, either here or in China, both or somewhere else, as there simply are so few coins to represent this issue.

Description and Analysis courtesy of Heritage Auctions and may not be republished without written permission.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 12/9/2014

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1877 CC T$1 MS
Base $ 275 385 510 650 1150 1150 1275 1400 1800 2750 3300 4600 8250 12000 28500 85000 125000 - - - -
$ 1250 1350 1550 2000 3000 3600 6250 10400 14300 35000 - - - -
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Total Graded: 125
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 65

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4/28/2010 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2010 April-May Milwaukee, WI CSNS US Coin Auction #1139, 1139/Lot# 9025 $1,500.75
1/1/2012 NGC Details VF Details  Teletrade Auction 3199, 3199/Lot# 2230 $414.00
7/27/2013 NGC MS 60   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 2783 $940.00
9/25/2013 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2013 September 25 - 29 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(6), 1189/Lot# 6544 $7,637.50
12/8/2013 PCGS MS 92   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 781, 790/Lot# 633 $390.00
4/1/2014 PCGS   Stack's Bowers March 2014 Baltimore Auction, 6008/Lot# 8030 $305.50
6/8/2014 PCGS VF 35   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/08/2014, 202/Lot# 189619 $962.50
9/7/2014 NGC VF 35   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/07/2014, 191/Lot# 158419 $1,000.00

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1877 CC T$1 MS
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 7324
Owner: Jon Lorenzo
Grade: VF 25
Points: 1152
Owner: Carl Beeson
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