Coin Specifications

Category: Trade Dollars (1873-1885)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 218,200
Obverse Designer: William Barber
Reverse Designer: William Barber
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 27.2200g
ASW: 0.7876oz
Melt Value: $20.56 (6/24/2021)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
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1875 T$1 MS obverse 1875 T$1 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

It was never intended that the Philadelphia Mint would coin large numbers of trade dollars, as their intended market was a much more direct journey from the San Francisco Mint. Still, a moderate coinage occurred at Philly in 1875. Both circulated and Mint State coins are rather scarce, though the percentage of gems seems to be higher than for branch mint coins of the period.

A new reverse hub was created mid-year to address concerns about the trade dollar's striking quality. This issue was raised by Philadelphia Mint Chief Coiner A. Loudon Snowden, so William Barber revised his design with a slightly lower relief. The new reverse is most easily spotted by the lack of an olive bud protruding within the eagle's sinister (viewer's right) claw. The old, or Type I reverse is noticeably more scarce than the replacement hub, and both hubs would continue to appear for 1876's production.

Careful study of trade dollars reveals that the tall lettering of the reverse was subject to chipping on the hub. Sometimes the dies were left with these flaws, but in other instances an engraver cut in the missing portions, and these recurring flaws provided another impetus for creating a new hub.

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Last Updated: 6/17/2019

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1875 T$1 MS
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Base $ 325 425 475 525 1000 1200 1400 1700 2350 2700 3200 3500 5500 8000 24000 41500 - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 118
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 67

The chart showing G series, 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, 67 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 6/22/2021 1875 T$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-11-8164298213151819821---118
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Total-11-8164298213151819821---118
 -1%1%-7%1%5%3%2%8%7%2%11%13%15%16%7%2%1%--- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1875 T$1 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3336747258651066123915541733196921112184244326983461518963029577111103015248924
3322669177193211231344161318112016213522702528295240375560739310088174573640951370
000000112313441613181120162135227025282952403755607393100881745700
000000118114491673189020632159235626133206461359318485105992380400
1875 T$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base6077418208941066120914451649203122472530269928443023378643876238837210721140981602918149
6527678459511114128815131776210323412586274729043277398650046949915511847147421673619056
000000151317762103234125862747290432773986500469499155118471474200
000000158119042175243626432796296335324187562176619938129721538500
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 6238
Owner: Jon Lorenzo
 
Grade: AU 55
Points: 2247
Owner: 123cents
 
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