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: $13.52 (5/23/2017)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
Link to this coin

1881 T$1 PF obverse 1881 T$1 PF reverse


  
Expand All    Collapse All

VarietyPlus®

There are no NGC varieties for this coin.

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.

GRADE SUMMARY

Loading... Working...

Use the scroll bar at the bottom of this box to view a summary of the NGC Price Guide, NGC Census, Auction Prices Realized and NGC Registry Scores for each grade.

There was no data found for this Coin.

Select Designation

 
NGC PRICE GUIDE
NGC CENSUS*
AUCTION PRICES REALIZED
NGC REGISTRY
SCORE

Select Grade

*To view the Census details for this coin, please sign in or sign up.

Price Guide

Last Updated: 3/4/2016

Click on a price to see historical prices, comparison charts and trends.

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 - - -

NGC Price and Value Guides Disclaimer

Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 400
Low Grade: 50
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67


Upcoming Auctions


Auction Prices Realized

A random selection of coins is shown below.

Images
Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
10/28/1998 PCGS PF 63   Teletrade Auction 1100, 1100/Lot# 1754 $1,512.00
9/9/2004 NGC PF 65   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2004 September Long Beach Signature Sale #355, 355/Lot# 7092 $7,762.50
2/11/2007 PCGS PF 65   Goldberg February 11-14, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 39/Lot# 1640 $6,612.50
8/11/2011 NGC PF 65   Heritage Auctions 2011 August Chicago Signature US Coin & Platinum Night Auction Session(3), 1158/Lot# 4404 $8,050.00
8/15/2011 NGC PF 66   Stack's Bowers The August 2011 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 115/Lot# 7464 $9,775.00
1/9/2013 PCGS PF 64   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2013 January 9-13 US Coin FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(2), 1181/Lot# 4647 $6,168.75
4/24/2013 PCGS PF 65   Ultra Cameo Heritage Auctions 2013 April 24 - 28 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(5), 1184/Lot# 4362 $18,800.00
7/7/2013 NGC PF 67   Cameo David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 759, 768/Lot# 246 $21,500.00
8/31/2014 NGC Details Proof Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/31/2014, 189/Lot# 209952 $1,275.00
9/7/2016 NGC PF 62   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2016 September 7 - 11 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(2), 1239/Lot# 4388 $2,585.00


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
Registry Image Gallery
Grade: PF 68 CA
Points: 9336
Owner: SLUGGO
 
Grade: PF 67 CAMEO
Points: 7883
Owner: Simpson
 
View the Registry Image Gallery

Related Articles


NGC Auction Central Disclaimer