Coin Specifications

Category: Trade Dollars (1873-1885)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 2,549,000
Obverse Designer: William Barber
Reverse Designer: William Barber
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 27.2200g
ASW: 0.7876oz
Melt Value: $19.93 (7/26/2021)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
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1874 S T$1 MS obverse 1874 S T$1 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

1874 witnessed the first full-year of trade dollar production from the San Francisco Mint, which moved into its new and greatly enlarged facility that same year. The more than 2-1/2 million 1874-S trade dollars mostly mad their way to the Far East as intended, and those that returned decades later were almost all worn and/or chop-marked. While examples are not rare in the lower Mint State grades, gems are extremely rare. Most are also less than fully struck, with weakness being fairly typical at Liberty's head and the eagle's left (viewer's right) leg. These design elements are directly opposed from obverse to reverse, and the die cavities did not fill completely.

There are no major varieties for this issue, but the large number of dies employed led to the unintentional use of three different mintmark punches. The Micro S variety is the most difficult to find.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/17/2019

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1874 S T$1 MS
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Base $ 125 145 180 260 320 415 460 550 835 1140 1200 1400 2450 4100 17500 - - - - -
$ - - 485 585 875 - - 1750 2350 7250 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 346
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 65

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 7/20/2021 1874 S T$1 MS
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Base---11241112285919738330212-----346
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Total---11241112285919738430212-----347
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1874 S T$1 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base30838948953961571385698312891460168518182012216229353626667329339049104481200113718
335422505564647760898108513461535172918822062241931654641667349719515109651257314404
0000008981085134615351729188220622419316546416673497195151096500
0000009401187140316101773194721122677339556576673701099811148300
1874 S T$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base28536045650257566780492512171381159717251911205628023470642875198742101061162113299
310392471526606713844102212721453164017871959230530254456679279279197106111218013964
0000008441022127214531640178719592305302544566792792791971061100
0000008851120132615251682184920082553324754427155833496511111600
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 6428
Owner: Jon Lorenzo
 
Grade: MS 62
Points: 2056
Owner: Goldenboy#1
 
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