Coin Specifications

Category: Trade Dollars (1873-1885)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,541
Obverse Designer: William Barber
Reverse Designer: William Barber
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 27.2200g
ASW: 0.7876oz
Melt Value: $13.51 (10/24/2017)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
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1879 T$1 PF obverse 1879 T$1 PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

1879 was the first of the proof only issue Trade Dollars. None were exported as the business strikes had been, but they were rather sold to domestic collectors. However, even with the relatively strong mintage (for a proof) of 1,541 pieces, there are simply not enough to go around today. Additionally, many have been mishandled over the years, making this issue hard to find in gem or higher.

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Last Updated: 3/4/2016

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1879 T$1 PF
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - 1300 1425 1500 1550 1750 1875 2300 2700 3500 4800 9750 13500 27500 46000 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 5200 10500 - - -
1879 T$1 PF Cameo
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 2475 3000 3900 5300 12500 18500 34000 65000 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 6100 - - - -
1879 T$1 PF Ultra Cameo
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 47500 97500 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - 37000 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 531
Low Grade: 50
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 68


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
7/20/2004 PCGS PF 62   Heritage Auctions 2004 July New York, NY Signature Sale #320, 320/Lot# 6982 $1,495.00
2/11/2007 PCGS PF 66   Goldberg February 11-14, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 39/Lot# 1634 $10,925.00
3/9/2008 PCGS PF 62   Teletrade Auction 2500, 2500/Lot# 2336 $2,408.00
1/29/2009 NGC PF 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 328, 334/Lot# 8934 $2,645.00
8/11/2010 PCGS PF 66   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2010 August Boston, MA Signature & Platinum Night ANA Coin Auction #1143, 1143/Lot# 3325 $14,950.00
2/22/2013 NGC PF 66   Cameo Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 2099 $9,400.00
10/20/2013 PCGS PF 61   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/20/2013, 97/Lot# 141597 $2,062.50
2/6/2015 NGC PF 64   Stack's Bowers 2015 Americana Auction, 6070/Lot# 2432 $4,112.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1879 T$1 PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base633655680705729756783811838116015311736189621702614345748025354656785411092542914
64066368871373876579282094512831599178919872318289539054986575872259335215880
0000007928209451283159917891987231828953905498657587225933500
000000801829105214071667184220782466317643535170616278831013000
1879 T$1 PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base79682485388291394397510071041141818472082226625783080402855276139721093221185947687
80583386289292395398510181166156119252143237027453396452757316496791410167238010
0000009851018116615611925214323702745339645275731649679141016700
0000009961029129217042003220424742912371250275935685386181101300
1879 T$1 PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base149315381583163016771725173917531808186019112315245128233126367250065551706288041057140604
15081553159816451693172917431771182518772045236025752924330841165187605476429393205820
0000001743177118251877204523602575292433084116518760547642939300
0000001748178918421894218024052699302534904561536965588223998200
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Grade: PF 68
Points: 9393
Owner: Simpson
 
Grade: PF 68 UC
Points: 9322
Owner: SLUGGO
 
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