Coin Specifications

Category: Trade Dollars (1873-1885)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 960
Obverse Designer: William Barber
Reverse Designer: William Barber
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 27.2200g
ASW: 0.7876oz
Melt Value: $13.66 (9/19/2017)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
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1881 T$1 PF obverse 1881 T$1 PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

No mint state Trade dollars were struck in 1881, and only 960 proofs were coined. This is far fewer than the prior year's output of 1,987 pieces. However, a good number of the coins have clearly survived, as NGC has graded over 400 examples. Most tend to come with little to no cameo contrast, with only a mere 8 examples earning the ultra cameo designation.



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Last Updated: 3/4/2016

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1881 T$1 PF
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - 1300 1425 1500 1550 1750 1875 2300 2700 3525 4750 9750 13900 27500 48000 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 5350 - 15000 - -
1881 T$1 PF Cameo
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 2000 2450 3050 3950 5275 11500 20000 38000 72500 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 6000 - - - -
1881 T$1 PF Ultra Cameo
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 6250 13500 27500 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 22500 - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 402
Low Grade: 50
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
2/20/2005 PCGS PF 61   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 1778 $1,495.00
3/2/2005 PCGS PF 64   Teletrade Auction 2008, 2008/Lot# 1992 $3,740.00
5/7/2009 NGC PF 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 370, 376/Lot# 7216 $1,840.00
3/17/2011 PCGS PF 65   Heritage Auctions 2011 March Sacramento Signature ANA US Coin Auction Session(3), 1153/Lot# 4569 $7,187.50
6/1/2011 NGC Details Proof Details  Heritage Auctions 2011 June Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(1), 1156/Lot# 3900 $1,380.00
9/6/2012 PCGS PF 64   Heritage Auctions 2012 September 6-9 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(3), 1174/Lot# 4730 $3,055.00
3/28/2014 NGC PF 65   Stack's Bowers March 2014 Baltimore Auction, 6008/Lot# 5586 $5,875.00
10/12/2014 NGC Details Proof Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/12/2014, 190/Lot# 209952 $1,275.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1881 T$1 PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base584607629653676701727752779108514381634173519772352312643614876632482471057140628
59261463766168471073576188112031503166818162102261035384533535969659022205900
0000007357618811203150316681816210226103538453353596965902200
0000007447709831320156917011896222728683949470458417606979600
1881 T$1 PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base684709735762789817844874903124316341848195922242632347148025354656785411092542940
692718744771798826854884101613731705188520472360291239154986575872259336215970
00000085488410161373170518852047236029123915498657587225933600
000000864893113015041777192221362496319143585170616378831013000
1881 T$1 PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base8608899209519831016105010841118151519652211233726383101404455276139721093221185947715
8708999309629941027106110951250166520472253243727923415453857316496791410168238110
00000010611095125016652047225324372792341545385731649679141016800
00000010731107138318152129229525382947373050335935685386181101300
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Grade: PF 68 CA
Points: 9336
Owner: SLUGGO
 
Grade: PF 67 CAMEO
Points: 7883
Owner: Simpson
 
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