Coin Specifications

Category: Trade Dollars (1873-1885)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 3,039,200
Catalog: KM-108
Obverse Designer: William Barber
Reverse Designer: William Barber
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 27.2200g
ASW: 0.7876oz
Melt Value: $13.10 (5/5/2015)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
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1877 T$1 MS obverse 1877 T$1 MS reverse

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Description & Analysis

This issue's original mintage of 3 million pieces is the highest among P-mint deliveries in this series. While common enough in circulated grades, the 1877 is a major rarity in the finer Mint State grades. Bowers (1993) estimates that only 4-8 coins are extant at the MS65 level.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 12/9/2014

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1877 T$1 MS
Base $ 120 140 160 190 285 370 410 500 750 1150 1500 2450 4300 22500 39000 - - - -
$ 310 390 435 550 850 1250 1650 2750 6100 - - - -

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Total Graded: 602
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 66

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Auction Prices Realized

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Sale / Lot
4/16/2008 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2008 April Rosemont, IL (CSNS) Signature Coin Auction #1104, 1104/Lot# 1396 $4,025.00
2/28/2012 PCGS MS 62   Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 8654 $1,322.50
3/11/2012 NGC XF 45   Teletrade Auction 3239, 3239/Lot# 2361 $230.00
6/3/2013 PCGS MS 64   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 20971/Lot# 2106 $2,808.00
11/1/2013 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2013 November 1 - 3 US Coin Signature Auction - New York Session(2), 1191/Lot# 3677 $30,550.00
3/16/2014 NGC AU 50   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 795, 804/Lot# 313 $325.00
7/6/2014 PCGS Genuine XF   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/06/2014, 188/Lot# 192742 $170.00
9/22/2014 PCGS VF 30   Goldberg September 22-25, 2013 September Pre Long Beach, 75/Lot# 867 $172.50
10/12/2014 PCGS Genuine AU   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131442/Lot# 25852 $146.88

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1877 T$1 MS
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 6218
Owner: Jon Lorenzo
Grade: MS 60
Points: 1725
Owner: Carl Beeson
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