Coin Specifications

Category: Trade Dollars (1873-1885)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 700
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 PF obverse 1874 T$1 PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

Within the series of trade dollar proofs sold publicly 1873-83, the 1874 edition is among those least often seen; only the 1873 entry is more scarce. While a fair number of gems have been certified, the overall total of proofs is relatively small. Trade dollars were held in low esteem during their own time, especially after being demonetized in 1876. Worth less than their nominal face value after that time, even proofs were dumped into circulation whenever possible, accounting for the scarcity of those made before 1878.

The 700 proofs for this date were coined in recurring batches of 50 or 100 at a time, with the majority produced during the opening months of the year when collectors were ordering their annual sets. Unsold remainders were to be destroyed at the end of each calendar year, yet on January 9, 1875 some 175 proof trade dollars dated 1874 and, possibly, 1873 were released at face value. Whether any of these coins were preserved by collectors is unknown. Philadelphia-area dealers later became alert to such activity and bought all the unsold proofs they could each year, but this practice applied primarily to the minor coins.

GRADE SUMMARY

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Last Updated: 6/18/2019

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1874 T$1 PF
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1874 T$1 PF CA
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$ - - - - - - - - - 5250 - - - -
1874 T$1 PF UC
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 10750 - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 210
Low Grade: 55
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 7/20/2021 1874 T$1 PF
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Base---------145142233441672---148
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Total---------145142234441672---149
 ---------1%3%3%9%15%23%30%11%5%1%--- 
1874 T$1 PF CA
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Base-----------47515161111---60
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Total-----------47515181111---62
 -----------6%11%8%24%29%18%2%2%--- 
1874 T$1 PF UC
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Base---------------2------2
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Total---------------2------2
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1874 T$1 PF CA
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Base633655680705729756783811838116015311736189622332668345749495515695290091148544821
640663688713738765792820945128415991789200823782931395451385994763898342259747062
0000007928209451284159917892008237829313954513859947638983400
000000802829105314071668184321212523319444525326647383231066000
1874 T$1 PF UC
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base79682485388291394397510071041141818472082226626483140402856916317762398201245449749
805834863892923954986101811671561192521432393281234364582590067528355106982488652236
0000009861018116715611925214323932812343645825900675283551069800
0000009961030129217042004220525212976373251376108718890881157600
1874 T$1 PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base539558579602624648672697721101013451531167819852385311344995466669987021111842871
545565587609632656680705817112214071580178021182628357548215877736795072170245015
0000006807058171122140715801780211826283575482158777367950700
00000068971391412331469162918832252287040375144628880341031300
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Grade: PF 67
Points: 6699
Owner: NW Collections
 
Grade: PF 66 CAMEO
Points: 5515
Owner: NW Collections
 
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