Coin Specifications

Category: Trade Dollars (1873-1885)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,541
Catalog: KM-108
Obverse Designer: William Barber
Reverse Designer: William Barber
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 27.22g
ASW: 0.7876oz
Melt Value: $13.89 (4/28/2016)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1879 T$1 PF obverse 1879 T$1 PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

From 1879 to 1885, only proof Trade Dollar strikings were made by the mint in Philadelphia, as the various mints were instead making large quantities of Morgan dollars. The proof Trade dollars were not exported as were the earlier business strikes, and many subsequently were mishandled or lost. Yet, specimens are available through the PR64 level, though they are difficult to acquire in better condition.

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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1879 T$1 PF
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - 1300 1425 1500 1550 1750 2300 2700 3500 4800 9750 13500 27500 46000 - -
$ - - - - - - - - 5200 10500 - - -
1879 T$1 PF Cameo
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - 2475 3000 3900 5300 12500 18500 34000 65000 - -
$ - - - - - - - - 6100 - - - -
1879 T$1 PF Ultra Cameo
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 47500 97500 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 37000 - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 532
Low Grade: 50
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 68


Upcoming Auctions

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Date
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
5/1/2016 PF 65   Heritage Auctions 2016 April 27 - May 1 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(1), 1234/Lot# 3729
5/1/2016 PF 64   Heritage Auctions 2016 April 27 - May 1 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(1), 1234/Lot# 3728
5/1/2016 PF 61   Heritage Auctions 2016 April 27 - May 1 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(1), 1234/Lot# 3727


Auction Prices Realized

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Images
Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
7/27/2005 PCGS PF 65   Heritage Auctions 2005 July San Francisco, CA (ANA) Signature Auction #382, 382/Lot# 6685 $9,200.00
9/19/2010 PCGS PF 65   Goldberg September 19-21, 2010 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 60/Lot# 3670 $8,050.00
12/2/2010 NGC PF 68   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2010 December Houston Signature US Coin Auction Session(1), 1147/Lot# 3835 $48,875.00
8/15/2011 NGC PF 60   Stack's Bowers The August 2011 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 115/Lot# 3587 $1,092.50
1/29/2012 PCGS PF 61   Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 2589 $1,725.00
6/17/2013 NGC PF 62   Teletrade Auction 3435, 3435/Lot# 2900 $1,800.00
8/18/2013 PCGS PF AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 765, 774/Lot# 67 $1,362.00
10/20/2013 PCGS PF 61   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/20/2013, 97/Lot# 141597 $2,062.50


NGC Registry

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