Coin Specifications

Category: Trade Dollars (1873-1885)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 703,000
Catalog: KM-108
Obverse Designer: William Barber
Reverse Designer: William Barber
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 27.22g
ASW: 0.7876oz
Melt Value: $13.66 (5/6/2016)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1873 S T$1 MS obverse 1873 S T$1 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The San Francisco Mint began Trade Dollar production in July 1873, and a respectable total of 703,000 coins were produced by the end of that year. As one would expect for an S-mint issue in this series, the 1873-S was widely exported, many of the coins being subsequently melted in China or India. Nevertheless, enough circulated coins are extant to supply most collectors with a decent VF, XF, or AU representative for their date or first-year type sets. Uncirculated examples are however, rare, and this issue may very well be the most difficult S-mint Trade Dollar to locate in Mint State.

Description and Analysis courtesy of Heritage Auctions and may not be republished without written permission.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 3/4/2016

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1873 S T$1 MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 135 155 185 235 340 490 550 750 1075 1650 2750 4200 6250 25000 50000 - - - -
$ - - 575 850 1150 - 3100 4600 8500 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 103
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 66


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5/16/2004 NGC MS 62   Teletrade Auction 1883, 1883/Lot# 1238 $1,210.00
9/4/2006 NGC AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 103, 108/Lot# 208 $569.25
2/4/2009 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2009 February Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction #1122, 1122/Lot# 1621 $4,312.50
2/24/2010 NGC AU 50   Stack's Bowers The March 2010 Baltimore Online Session, 40/Lot# 5295 $155.25
9/19/2010 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg September 19-21, 2010 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 60/Lot# 1676 $2,760.00
12/25/2011 NGC Details XF Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/25/2011, 150/Lot# 27985 $112.20
1/5/2014 NGC AU 50   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131402/Lot# 22266 $364.25
6/23/2014 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2014 June 23 The Eugene H. Gardner Collection of US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 1213/Lot# 30621 $28,200.00
3/6/2015 NGC MS 63   Stack's Bowers March 2015 Portland ANA, 6103/Lot# 390 $4,700.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1873 S T$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base378471502546642776879974130114831720186019852445348241996943837210372119171362615509
409481517578687810911108313621562176719022138279137215114741990391088712487142540
00000091110831362156217671902213827913721511474199039108871248700
00000094211921422164118131943229231363960602878969705114021305600
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 4199
Owner: Jon Lorenzo
 
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