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: $11.58 (8/3/2015)
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: 3/17/2015

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1877 CC T$1 MS
Base $ 275 385 510 675 1150 1275 1400 1800 3050 4600 8400 12000 27500 85000 125000 - - - -
$ 1250 - 1550 2000 3250 6250 10400 14300 35000 - - - -

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Total Graded: 127
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 65

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Auction Prices Realized

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Sale / Lot
1/4/2001 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2001 F.U.N. Signature Sale #244, 244/Lot# 7238 $2,760.00
5/29/2011 NGC VF 25   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131123/Lot# 28795 $1,380.00
1/1/2012 NGC Details VF Details  Teletrade Auction 3199, 3199/Lot# 2230 $414.00
11/1/2013 PCGS XF 40   Heritage Auctions 2013 November 1 - 3 US Coin Signature Auction - New York Session(3), 1191/Lot# 4182 $1,175.00
12/8/2013 PCGS MS 92   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 781, 790/Lot# 633 $390.00
6/3/2014 PCGS XF 40   Stack's Bowers June 2014 Baltimore, 6021/Lot# 4522 $822.50
9/28/2014 PCGS MS 62   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/28/2014, 194/Lot# 213280 $6,162.20
3/27/2015 NGC MS 64   Stack's Bowers March 2015 Baltimore, 6065/Lot# 6086 $14,100.00

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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