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: $13.41 (12/14/2019)
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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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/17/2019

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1874 CC T$1 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 295 360 450 760 1000 1100 1300 1700 2250 3100 3400 4750 6000 16500 39500 84500 - - - -
$ - - 1350 1850 2950 - - - 9750 28500 - - - -
1874 CC T$1 MS PL
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 4100 - - - - - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 257
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 65

The chart showing PrAg series, G series, VG series, F series, VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 12/10/2019 1874 CC T$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base1-11102778284015464828104-----256
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Total1-11102778284015465128104-----259
 0 %-0 %0 %4 %1 %3 %3 %3 %11 %15 %6 %18 %20 %11 %4 %2 %----- 
1874 CC T$1 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-----------1----------1
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Total-----------1----------1
 -----------100 %---------- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
9/23/2007 NGC MS 62   Goldberg September 23-26, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 42/Lot# 2922 $4,830.00
12/27/2009 PCGS AU 58   Teletrade Auction 2789, 2789/Lot# 2420 $805.00
12/5/2011 NGC MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 642, 649/Lot# 1075 $3,220.00
2/3/2013 PCGS MS 62   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/03/2013, 60/Lot# 99110 $3,740.00
2/27/2014 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2014 February 27 - 28 & March 2 Mid-Winter ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Atlanta Session(1), 1203/Lot# 3657 $3,172.50
5/5/2014 PCGS AU 50   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3480, 6029/Lot# 20440 $881.25
8/18/2015 NGC AU 50   Stack's Bowers 2015 Chicago ANA, 6104/Lot# 42680 $329.00
10/29/2015 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2015 October 29 - November 1 US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(4), 1225/Lot# 7657 $822.50
11/13/2016 PCGS Genuine XF   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131647/Lot# 27148 $399.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1874 CC T$1 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base46357570578710211284136914502019231526892905314934704370522493711155813229150731710019323
50061873286511081312139616392117243927612986325637704654660610100121151384315748178410
00000013961639211724392761298632563770465466061010012115138431574800
00000014231829221625642833306733634070493979881082912672144581642400
1874 CC T$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base46357570578710211284136914502019231526892905314934704370522493711155813229150731710019323
50061873286511081312139616392117243927612986325637704654660610100121151384315748178410
00000013961639211724392761298632563770465466061010012115138431574800
00000014231829221625642833306733634070493979881082912672144581642400
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Grade: AU Details
Points: 725
Owner: BIRDSFLY
 
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