Coin Specifications

Category: Trade Dollars (1873-1885)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 4,487,000
Catalog: KM-108
Obverse Designer: William Barber
Reverse Designer: William Barber
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 27.22g
ASW: 0.7876oz
Melt Value: $16.10 (7/28/2016)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1875 S T$1 MS obverse 1875 S T$1 MS reverse

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Description & Analysis

The 1875-S Trade dollar sported a mintage of 4.487 million pieces. David Bowers, in his Silver Dollars & Trade Dollars of the United States, indicates that: 'While the majority of such coins were exported, thousands went into circulation on the West Coast ... where they traded at face value in commercial transactions.' The issue is relatively available in Mint State, especially through MS64. Bowers even considers MS65 pieces obtainable: 'In MS65 the 1875-S is the most available of all Trade dollars. I estimate that 75 to 150 or more exist.'

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 3/4/2016

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1875 S T$1 MS
Base $ 125 145 170 215 315 400 450 530 715 1100 1225 1375 2300 3350 11500 29000 72500 - - -
$ - - 460 560 750 - - 1600 2675 5250 19500 - - -

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Total Graded: 1022
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 66

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4/26/2006 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2006 April (CSNS) Signature Auction #404, 404/Lot# 2222 $1,897.50
9/4/2006 NGC AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 103, 108/Lot# 218 $2,185.00
2/10/2008 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg February 10-13, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 44/Lot# 2931 $2,415.00
7/29/2009 PCGS AU 58   Teletrade Auction 2725, 2725/Lot# 1780 $575.00
3/17/2011 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2011 March Sacramento Signature ANA US Coin Auction Session(3), 1153/Lot# 4541 $3,462.65
7/7/2011 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions 2011 July Orlando Summer FUN Signature US Coin Auction Session(4), 1157/Lot# 8690 $373.75
10/2/2011 PCGS MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/02/2011, 138/Lot# 19004 $1,980.00
9/6/2012 PCGS MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2012 September 6-9 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(4), 1174/Lot# 8834 $558.13
2/13/2015 PCGS MS 63   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3521, 6090/Lot# 20381 $1,645.00

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1875 S T$1 MS
1875 S T$1 MS Prooflike
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 7022
Owner: Jon Lorenzo
Grade: MS 65
Points: 5503
Owner: Jon Lorenzo
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