Coin Specifications

Category: Trade Dollars (1873-1885)
Mint: Carson City
Mintage: 534,000
Catalog: KM-108
Obverse Designer: William Barber
Reverse Designer: William Barber
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 27.22g
ASW: 0.7876oz
Melt Value: $15.52 (7/26/2016)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1877 CC T$1 MS obverse 1877 CC T$1 MS reverse

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Description & Analysis

So what happened to the 534,000 Trade dollars coined at the Carson City Mint in 1877? Numismatic scholar Walter Breen stated that 44,148 pieces may have been melted in 1878 at the Carson City Mint in his Encyclopedia, but this number does not account for the general rarity of this date today. The combined NGC and PCGS Population Reports tally less than 200 1877-CC Trade dollars in all grades. Obviously, the vast majority of 1877-CC Trade dollars were cast back into melting pots, either here or in China, both or somewhere else, as there simply are so few coins to represent this issue.

Description and Analysis courtesy of Heritage Auctions and may not be republished without written permission.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 3/4/2016

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1877 CC T$1 MS
Base $ 300 385 490 625 1150 1575 2000 3150 3900 4400 5250 8500 12600 27500 87500 140000 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 10750 15000 35000 - - - -

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Total Graded: 131
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 65

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Auction Prices Realized

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1/23/2005 NGC MS 63   Teletrade Auction 1991, 1991/Lot# 1337 $7,480.00
9/21/2005 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2005 September Long Beach Signature Auction #384, 384/Lot# 3805 $16,675.00
7/26/2012 NGC Details UNC Details  Stack's Bowers The August 2012 Philadelphia ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 140/Lot# 9639 $2,990.00
7/27/2013 NGC MS 60   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 2783 $940.00
8/4/2013 PCGS MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 763, 772/Lot# 166 $11,000.00
6/22/2014 PCGS VF 20   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/22/2014, 200/Lot# 202567 $507.10
7/11/2014 NGC Details VF Details  Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 6885 $246.75
7/11/2014 NGC Details F Details  Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 6886 $217.38

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1877 CC T$1 MS
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 7324
Owner: Jon Lorenzo
Grade: VF 25
Points: 1152
Owner: Carl Beeson
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