Coin Specifications

Category: Trade Dollars (1873-1885)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 900
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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1878 T$1 PF obverse 1878 T$1 PF 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, the Philadelphia Mint was busy striking the new Morgan dollar and did not issue any Trade dollars for circulation. Instead, only 900 proofs were struck for collectors. Many of those proofs were tucked away by collectors of the time and have survived until today. In fact, to date, NGC has graded over 300 examples of this issue.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/18/2019

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1878 T$1 PF
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1878 T$1 PF Cameo
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1878 T$1 PF Ultra Cameo
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 338
Low Grade: 45
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 68

The chart showing 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, 68 series, 69 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 9/10/2019 1878 T$1 PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base------1--1246396181361641--252
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Total------1--1246396181361641--252
 ------0 %--0 %1 %2 %2 %15 %24 %32 %14 %6 %2 %0 %-- 
1878 T$1 PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base------------3822192433---82
----------------31--1-5
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Total------------3822202843-1-89
 ------------3 %9 %25 %22 %31 %4 %3 %-1 %- 
1878 T$1 PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--------------112-----4
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Total--------------112-----4
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Auction Prices Realized

A random selection of coins is shown below.

Images
Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
4/22/1994 PCGS PF 63   Heritage Auctions 1994 Santa Clara Bullet Sale #118, 118/Lot# 136 $1,540.00
2/20/2005 NGC PF 65   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 1773 $10,350.00
12/8/2008 NGC PF 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 307, 313/Lot# 1028 $3,220.00
12/26/2010 NGC PF 62   Teletrade Auction 2984, 2984/Lot# 2082 $2,415.00
1/9/2013 NGC PF 62   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2013 January 9-13 US Coin FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(2), 1181/Lot# 4634 $2,350.00
4/21/2014 PCGS PF 67   Cameo Stack's Bowers iAuction 3478, 6027/Lot# 20251 $34,662.50
9/28/2014 PCGS PF 64   Cameo GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/28/2014, 194/Lot# 215780 $3,194.40
1/4/2017 PCGS PF 64   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2017 January 4 - 9 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Session(2), 1251/Lot# 4685 $4,465.00
4/25/2019 PCGS PF 64   Heritage Auctions 2019 April 25 - 28 Central States (CSNS) US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(3), 1294/Lot# 4087 $3,120.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1878 T$1 PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base10661271140816582653343738004118503455206135649165717646811911917147431619318329206672321825996
1134131614911989291435583906442351965725625365176929780393851285915226169051910821517241440
000000390644235196572562536517692978039385128591522616905191082151700
0000004012472853585930637265447287796110651138011570917617198872236700
1878 T$1 PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base8608899209519831016105010841118151519652211233726383080402856106209734294811204948369
8708999309629941027106110951250166520472253243727853396455558106587805510337241560
00000010611095125016652047225324372785339645555810658780551033700
00000010731107138318152129229525382933371250836009696487681119300
1878 T$1 PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base584607629653676701727752779108514381634173519772335311344314935644483921074641209
59261463766168471073576188112031503166818162096259435524599543870939177209000
0000007357618811203150316681816209625943552459954387093917700
0000007447709831320156917011896221628543992476759417743996100
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Grade: PF 67 CA
Points: 6690
Owner: SLUGGO
 
Grade: PF 67
Points: 6444
Owner: Jon Lorenzo
 
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