Coin Specifications

Category: Trade Dollars (1873-1885)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 396,635
Catalog: KM-108
Obverse Designer: William Barber
Reverse Designer: William Barber
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 27.22g
ASW: 0.7876oz
Melt Value: $15.08 (9/29/2016)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1873 T$1 MS obverse 1873 T$1 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The first-year 1873 is a low mintage issue with just 396,635 business strikes produced. Unlike many other first-year issues in U.S. numismatic history, the 1873 does not appear to have been widely saved at the time of production. Rather, most coins were shipped to the Orient, where they were undoubtedly worn out and/or melted. Today, a Mint State 1873 Trade Dollar must be considered a rarity, especially if it approaches the Gem threshold.

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


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 3/4/2016

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1873 T$1 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 130 150 175 230 335 435 465 575 925 1150 1525 2350 3500 5300 13000 31000 67000 - - -
$ - - 475 615 975 - - 2550 3850 7250 15750 - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 177
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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9/14/2008 NGC MS 63   Goldberg September 14-16, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 48/Lot# 971 $3,105.00
1/6/2013 NGC AU 55   Teletrade Auction 3411, 3411/Lot# 2684 $632.50
1/9/2013 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2013 January 9-13 US Coin FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(2), 1181/Lot# 4606 $1,116.25
8/18/2013 PCGS MS 92   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 765, 774/Lot# 234 $240.00
4/28/2014 NGC Details UNC Details  Stack's Bowers iAuction 3479, 6028/Lot# 20583 $661.53
7/6/2014 PCGS Genuine XF   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/06/2014, 188/Lot# 192736 $162.00
4/27/2016 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2016 April 27 - May 1 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(1), 1234/Lot# 3707 $822.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1873 T$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base308389456502560705793874119713751607174419362079302338385986706210336118771358215461
33541147152160873482098212561452165318081984239432954554634581531085012445142080
0000008209821256145216531808198423943295455463458153108501244500
00000084710891316153016981872203127083566527067039245113631301400
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 2079
Owner: Carl Beeson
 
Grade: XF Details
Points: 353
Owner: B.L. Birdy
 
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