Coin Specifications

Category: Trade Dollars (1873-1885)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 4,162,000
Obverse Designer: William Barber
Reverse Designer: William Barber
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 27.2200g
ASW: 0.7876oz
Melt Value: $14.46 (2/28/2017)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
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1878 S T$1 MS obverse 1878 S T$1 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

By 1878, the Trade dollar was on its way out. While the San Francisco Mint struck over 4 million business strike Trade dollars this year, no further circulation issue Trade dollars were struck after 1878. Instead, the Philadelphia Mint struck meager numbers of proof coins until the type was finally scrapped after 1885. Today, the 1878-S Trade dollar is one of the more commonly seen issues.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 3/4/2016

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1878 S T$1 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 125 150 175 215 320 400 450 530 715 1125 1250 1500 2400 3650 14250 28500 67500 - - -
$ - - 460 560 750 - - - 2700 4250 16000 34500 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1139
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
6/30/1999 PCGS MS 62   Teletrade Auction 1181, 1181/Lot# 1734 $517.75
2/10/2008 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg February 10-13, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 44/Lot# 2936 $1,552.50
10/23/2008 PCGS MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2008 October Dallas, TX Signature US Coin Auction #1117, 1117/Lot# 7955 $1,150.00
10/13/2011 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2011 October 13-16 US Coins Signature Auction #1160- Pittsburgh Session(4), 1160/Lot# 8950 $431.25
6/30/2013 PCGS AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/30/2013, 81/Lot# 124046 $533.50
2/3/2014 PCGS AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2014 February 3 - 5 US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(5), 1202/Lot# 8010 $305.50
5/18/2014 PCGS AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 804, 813/Lot# 10189 $725.00
8/8/2014 PCGS MS 65   Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 4285 $12,925.00
2/7/2016 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131607/Lot# 25178 $470.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1878 S T$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base248317456502532667729787114213341580172518171953270531855478732410263117961349215362
27136347151257768874890512061416162817561862220428653949609383041077412361141150
0000007489051206141616281756186222042865394960938304107741236100
00000076810241270149816771786190824543025471467099283112851292700
1878 S T$1 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base9831177130515432388323735853890476952355827617165717283774011413141521556017635199072239025095
1047121913841824267133533686418349245432594163046808743589641232614621162511839220734232910
000000368641834924543259416304680874358964123261462116251183922073400
0000003788447650795629605664377045758710188132391509016943191492156200
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Grade: MS 63
Points: 2705
Owner: JTO
 
Grade: MS 62
Points: 1953
Owner: 123cents
 
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