Coin Specifications

Category: Trade Dollars (1873-1885)
Mint: Carson City
Mintage: 1,373,200
Obverse Designer: William Barber
Reverse Designer: William Barber
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 27.2200g
ASW: 0.7876oz
Melt Value: $13.50 (10/20/2017)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
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1874 CC T$1 MS obverse 1874 CC T$1 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1874-CC Seated dollar is quite rare in Mint State, in fact, it is scarce to rare in any circulated grade. The year 1874 is notable in numismatic history for the discovery of a major lode of silver in Leadville, Colorado, that led to several fortunes, including that of Horace Tabor. Tabor's Matchless Mine made his fortune, and both the musical The Unsinkable Molly Brown and Sir Douglas Moore's wonderful opera The Ballad of Baby Doe are loosely based on Tabor's life. 'Baby' Doe McCourt divorced her first husband Harvey, while Tabor's affair with Baby Doe led to his estrangement and divorce from his first wife, Augusta. Tabor and Baby Doe were married in a private civil ceremony in 1882, and again in a lavish Washington, D.C., wedding in March 1883 that was quite the scandal of its time. Much younger than Horace and still quite beautiful at the time of Tabor's death in 1899, she could have easily remarried afterward. Rather, she chose to 'hold onto the Matchless Mine,' ultimately freezing to death there in the winter of 1935, alone, penniless, and paranoid--but not before she had attained legendary status.

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Last Updated: 3/4/2016

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1874 CC T$1 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 235 285 385 550 785 1100 1175 1650 2700 3400 3900 5250 7400 12000 42500 90000 - - - -
$ - - 1250 1850 2950 - - - 10000 21550 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 238
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 65


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11/4/2017 MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2017 November 2 - 4 US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(3), 1261/Lot# 17307


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5/14/1997 NGC AU 50   Teletrade Auction 0945, 945/Lot# 1692 $348.80
5/28/2006 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg May 28-31, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 36/Lot# 3100 $5,750.00
5/28/2008 PCGS XF 40   Heritage Auctions 2008 May Long Beach, CA Signature Auction #1108, 1108/Lot# 9020 $805.00
12/5/2011 NGC MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 642, 649/Lot# 1075 $3,220.00
5/18/2014 PCGS AU 53   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/18/2014, 168/Lot# 191705 $535.33
10/8/2014 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2014 October 8 - 13 PNG New York Invitational US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(2), 1210/Lot# 3694 $998.75
11/6/2014 PCGS Genuine AU   Heritage Auctions 2014 November 6 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Beverly Hills Session(5), 1211/Lot# 8072 $470.00
3/31/2015 PCGS   Stack's Bowers March 2015 Baltimore, 6065/Lot# 33685 $376.00
7/7/2016 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2016 July 7 - 10 Summer FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Summer FUN Session(1), 1237/Lot# 3723 $1,880.00
10/3/2016 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2016 October 3 - 5 US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(4), 1240/Lot# 7522 $646.25


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1874 T$1 MS CC Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base46357570578710211284136914502019231526892905314934704370522493711155813229150731710019323
50061873286511081312139616392117243927612986325637704654660610100121151384315748178410
00000013961639211724392761298632563770465466061010012115138431574800
00000014231829221625642833306733634070493979881082912672144581642400
1874 T$1 MS CC
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base46357570578710211284136914502019231526892905314934704370522493711155813229150731710019323
50061873286511081312139616392117243927612986325637704654660610100121151384315748178410
00000013961639211724392761298632563770465466061010012115138431574800
00000014231829221625642833306733634070493979881082912672144581642400
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