Coin Specifications

Category: Trade Dollars (1873-1885)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 3,039,200
Obverse Designer: William Barber
Reverse Designer: William Barber
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 27.2200g
ASW: 0.7876oz
Melt Value: $13.83 (9/15/2019)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
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1877 T$1 MS obverse 1877 T$1 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The Philadelphia Mint struck just over 3 million Trade Dollars in 1877, one of the largest mintages for Philadelphia for the whole series. However, despite the large business strike mintage, this issue remains extremely rare at the gem level or above. The proof version, with its mintage of only 510 pieces, had one of the lowest mintages of the whole series and is much rarer overall. However, the average grade for the proof version is much higher than the mint state because it was usually collectors who purchased the proofs.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/17/2019

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1877 T$1 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 150 175 200 260 350 400 455 525 700 1000 1100 1400 2000 3250 15500 35000 - - - -
$ - - 500 575 775 - - 1700 2500 4400 18700 - - -
1877 T$1 MS Prooflike
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 3150 - 4950 - - - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 739
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 66

The chart showing PrAg series, 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.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 9/10/2019 1877 T$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base536141065568243650771366845163101----732
--------------1-------1
-------------3-2------5
-----------------------
Total536141065568243650771366875265101----738
 1 %0 %1 %2 %14 %7 %9 %3 %5 %7 %10 %2 %9 %12 %7 %9 %1 %0 %---- 
1877 T$1 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base------------14-2------7
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-----------------------
-----------------------
Total------------14-2------7
 ------------14 %57 %-29 %------ 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
2/20/2005 PCGS AU 58   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 208 $460.00
8/6/2009 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 399, 405/Lot# 7094 $3,067.05
3/4/2012 NGC Details VG Details  Teletrade Auction 3235, 3235/Lot# 2524 $80.50
6/3/2013 PCGS MS 64   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 20971/Lot# 2106 $2,808.00
8/8/2013 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2013 August 8 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Rosemont Session(5), 1188/Lot# 5739 $19,975.00
5/25/2014 NGC AU 55   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3483, 6032/Lot# 22553 $405.38
7/11/2014 PCGS XF 45   Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 6883 $170.38
8/31/2014 PCGS Genuine XF   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/31/2014, 189/Lot# 192742 $170.00
4/27/2016 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2016 April 27 - May 1 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(6), 1234/Lot# 8191 $998.75
10/16/2016 PCGS VF 30   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131643/Lot# 27793 $164.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1877 T$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base25532345650253266774782011601345158417251834212426653510621876388875102541178613481
2783674715125776947719331222142516311761193123042947441366918050933510765123510
000000771933122214251631176119312304294744136691805093351076500
0000007961047128315041678179820272485322853157165846397941127500
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 6218
Owner: Jon Lorenzo
 
Grade: MS 60
Points: 1725
Owner: 123cents
 
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