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: $13.67 (5/29/2017)
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.

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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1874 CC T$1 MS
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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: 239
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 65


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6/11/2017 MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2017 June 8 - 11 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(3), 1256/Lot# 4246


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6/4/2000 PCGS AU 55   Teletrade Auction 1316, 1316/Lot# 1312 $463.25
6/1/2006 PCGS MS 60   Heritage Auctions 2006 June Long Beach Signature Auction #408, 408/Lot# 2096 $2,530.00
5/24/2009 PCGS AU 58   Goldberg May 24-27, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 53/Lot# 649 $1,437.50
12/5/2011 NGC MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 642, 649/Lot# 1075 $3,220.00
1/3/2012 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2012 January 4-8 US Coins & Platinum Night FUN Signature Auction- Orlando Session(1), 1166/Lot# 3327 $17,250.00
2/2/2012 PCGS Genuine AU   Heritage Auctions 2012 February 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(5), 1167/Lot# 8594 $546.25
11/17/2013 PCGS Genuine UNC   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 11/17/2013, 101/Lot# 152384 $1,155.00
4/28/2014 PCGS Genuine VG   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3479, 6028/Lot# 20586 $170.38
6/4/2015 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2015 June 4 - 7 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(3), 1221/Lot# 4764 $2,232.50


NGC Registry

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