Coin Specifications

Category: Trade Dollars (1873-1885)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 987,100
Obverse Designer: William Barber
Reverse Designer: William Barber
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 27.2200g
ASW: 0.7876oz
Melt Value: $19.92 (7/26/2021)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
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1874 T$1 MS obverse 1874 T$1 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

1874 was the first full year of trade dollar production, and the Philadelphia Mint contributed nearly a million pieces. Nearly all of these were struck early in the year, after which time production slowed and then stopped after that summer.

This proved to be Philadelphia's second highest mintage for the series. One would expect this issue to be relatively common in circulated grades, but most of these coins did get shipped to ports in China and Southeast Asia. Few ever came back, and most of those that did had suffered damage and/or chop marks. Mint State pieces are fairly scarce, with gems being genuinely rare. Some unworn coins are marred by chop marks, too, though the collecting of these has become more popular in recent years.

The legends on the reverse hub suffered some chipping away of serifs and other delicate lines. Trade dollars of this and other early dates are often seen with these features restored to the working dies using hand tools.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/17/2019

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1874 T$1 MS
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Base $ 160 185 245 300 475 530 570 725 1000 1250 1650 1850 2800 5000 16500 55000 - - - -
$ - - 585 750 1050 - - - 3300 6500 25000 - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 155
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 66

The chart showing 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, 66 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 7/20/2021 1874 T$1 MS
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Base--11721274131932118192151----154
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Total--11721274131932119192151----155
 --1%1%5%1%8%5%3%8%12%2%14%12%12%14%3%1%---- 
1874 T$1 MS PL
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1874 T$1 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base30838948953961571385698312891460168518182012216229353626667329339049104481200113718
335422505564647760898108513461535172918822062241931654641667349719515109651257314404
0000008981085134615351729188220622419316546416673497195151096500
0000009401187140316101773194721122677339556576673701099811148300
1874 T$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base34843747151757566782095412441409162417531961224029803796642882599568110241263914422
3784484865366067188651051129914811667182220542487325246737038869510053115621323315143
00000086510511299148116671822205424873252467370388695100531156200
00000090911471354155217101892214727333524555176499132105391210100
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 6428
Owner: Jon Lorenzo
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 1624
Owner: 123cents
 
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