Coin Specifications

Category: Trade Dollars (1873-1885)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 396,635
Obverse Designer: William Barber
Reverse Designer: William Barber
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 27.2200g
ASW: 0.7876oz
Melt Value: $13.45 (10/21/2017)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
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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.

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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: 181
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 66


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11/3/2017 AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2017 November 1 & 3 Eric P. Newman Collection Part IX US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(2), 1260/Lot# 15451


Auction Prices Realized

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2/22/2007 NGC MS 62   Teletrade Auction 2331, 2331/Lot# 1112 $1,176.00
9/14/2008 NGC MS 63   Goldberg September 14-16, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 48/Lot# 971 $3,105.00
6/5/2013 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2013 June 5 - 9 US Coin Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(7), 1186/Lot# 8446 $329.00
7/21/2013 NGC MS 62   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/21/2013, 84/Lot# 118666 $1,650.00
8/18/2013 PCGS MS 92   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 765, 774/Lot# 234 $240.00
1/7/2015 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(3), 1216/Lot# 5391 $3,668.35
5/31/2015 PCGS MS 92   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3532, 6101/Lot# 20880 $258.50
10/29/2015 PCGS Genuine UNC   Heritage Auctions 2015 October 29 - November 1 US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(4), 1225/Lot# 7655 $505.25


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1873 T$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base308389456502560705793874119713751607174419362079302338385986706210336118771358215461
33541147152160873482098212561452165318081984239432954554634581531085012445142080
0000008209821256145216531808198423943295455463458153108501244500
00000084710891316153016981872203127083566527067039245113631301400
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 2079
Owner: 123cents
 
Grade: AU 53
Points: 1197
Owner: Durham Collection
 
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