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: $12.40 (10/8/2015)
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: 9/22/2015

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

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Total Graded: 614
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 66

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Auction Prices Realized

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Sale / Lot
10/12/1998 PCGS MS 64   Teletrade Auction 1094, 1094/Lot# 1756 $1,944.00
9/24/2007 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 180, 186/Lot# 1160 $523.25
9/6/2009 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg September 6-8, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 54/Lot# 2765 $1,150.00
1/24/2012 NGC MS 61   Stack's Bowers The January 2012 Americana Sale, 134/Lot# 10323 $862.50
8/2/2012 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2012 August 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Philadelphia Session(1), 1173/Lot# 3547 $1,997.50
6/3/2013 PCGS MS 64   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 20971/Lot# 2106 $2,808.00
3/23/2014 PCGS Genuine AU   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/23/2014, 178/Lot# 180459 $154.00
10/10/2014 PCGS XF 40   Stack's Bowers November Baltimore 2014, 6039/Lot# 15711 $170.38
2/8/2015 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131507/Lot# 25312 $188.00

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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