Coin Specifications

Category: Trade Dollars (1873-1885)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,150
Catalog: KM-108
Obverse Designer: William Barber
Reverse Designer: William Barber
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 27.22g
ASW: 0.7876oz
Melt Value: $12.70 (5/31/2016)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1876 T$1 PF obverse 1876 T$1 PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The Act of July 22, 1876 demonetized the Trade dollar, revoking its legal tender status. The denomination nearly vanished from domestic circulation, and was used almost exclusively in the China trade after the Act took effect. Collectors continued to order proof sets every year, and 1,150 proof Trade dollars were included in the sets for 1876. Even as proofs, the coins were worth very little at the time. An example in the Stickney Collection (Henry Chapman, 6/1907), lot 901, realized only $1.20 thirty-one years later. Today these coins are prized by collectors, and Premium Gem examples are extremely rare.

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Price Guide

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1876 T$1 PF
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1876 T$1 PF Cameo
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1876 T$1 PF Ultra Cameo
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 6500 10750 24500 - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 281
Low Grade: 55
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 67


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10/18/2000 NGC PF 63   Teletrade Auction 1368, 1368/Lot# 1622 $1,674.00
8/8/2005 NGC PF 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #48, 53/Lot# 1197 $11,500.00
2/5/2006 NGC PF 65   Goldberg February 5-8, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 34/Lot# 1736 $7,763.00
2/11/2007 NGC PF 65   Goldberg February 11-14, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 39/Lot# 1629 $7,475.00
6/14/2011 NGC PF 61   Stack's Bowers The June 2011 Baltimore Auction, 92/Lot# 4911 $1,610.00
8/11/2011 PCGS PF 63   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2011 August Chicago Signature US Coin & Platinum Night Auction Session(3), 1158/Lot# 4391 $2,760.00
10/21/2012 PCGS PF 62   Cameo GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/21/2012, 45/Lot# 72384 $2,530.00
4/22/2015 PCGS PF 64   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2015 April 22 - 26 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(3), 1219/Lot# 4878 $3,995.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1876 T$1 PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base539558579602624648672697721101013451531167819362385311343895148644483921074641415
54556558760963265668070581711221407158017642086262835384642558070939177209690
0000006807058171122140715801764208626283538464255807093917700
0000006897139141233146916291850223528703964489560127743996100
1876 T$1 PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base633655680705729756783811838116015311736189621792668345748325405669086911110443527
64066368871373876579282094512841599178919902342293139155023583373579495219120
0000007928209451284159917891990234229313915502358337357949500
000000802829105314071668184320852505319443745214626280241030000
1876 T$1 PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base79682485388291394397510071041141818472082226625883140402855606195734294811204948349
80583486389292395498610181167156119252143237327723436453957726577805510337241490
0000009861018116715611925214323732772343645395772657780551033700
0000009961030129217042004220524812956373250495983696087681119300
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Grade: PF 65 ULTRA CAMEO
Points: 5560
Owner: Aurora Borealis Collection
 
Grade: PF 66 CAMEO
Points: 5405
Owner: Simpson
 
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