Trade Dollars

(1873-1885)

Federal officials faced a dilemma in the years after the Civil War. The Comstock Lode and other Western mines were producing large quantities of silver, but the government could use only limited amounts of it in coinage. This seems puzzling in retrospect, for silver coins were few and far between in circulation (a lingering legacy of wartime hoarding), and Americans presumably would have welcomed major infusions of silver coins. But Mint officials feared that new silver coins would be subject to hoarding as well, since the marketplace was awash with paper money, including fractional currency born of wartime need. People would have been only too happy to exchange these notes, which brought less than full face value, for precious-metal coinage.

For a time, the miners found outlets for their silver, often in coinage form, in foreign markets. Canada, Latin America and Eu.... (Expand Text)

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1872 LONGACRE TRADE $1, J-1221 PR66 Red Brown

J-1221. A FABULOUS MORE RED THEN BROWN SPECIMEN. RARITY 7+. THE SOLE FINEST ONE KNOWN. NEWMAN PEDIGREE. CAC.
$38,500.00

1873 TRADE T$1, TRADE MS65

FIRST YEAR OF ISSUE. JUST 6 GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$10,950.00

1873 TRADE T$1, TRADE MS65

FIRST YEAR OF ISSUE. JUST 6 GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$10,950.00

1873 TRADE T$1, TRADE MS66

GEM ROSE AQUA SURFACES. TIED WITH ONE OTHER COIN FOR HIGHEST GRADED AT NGC.
$23,500.00

1873-S TRADE T$1 MS63

VERY SCARCE SAN FRANCISCO MINTED TRADE $1.
$3,750.00

1874 TRADE T$1 MS63

VERY FLASHY WHITE LUSTEROUS TRADE $1.
$2,250.00

1874-CC TRADE T$1 MS63

VERY SCARCE CARSON CITY TRADE $1.
$5,950.00

1874-S TRADE T$1 MS64

LOVELY SAN FRANCISCO TRADE $1.
$3,850.00

1875-CC TRADE T$1 MS64

SATIN WHITE. NEAR GEM. ONLY 5 COINS GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$10,500.00

1875-S TRADE T$1 MS65

GEM IRIDESCENT TONING.
$10,500.00

1875-S TRADE T$1 MS65+

VIRTUALLY WHITE WITH SATIN LUSTER.
$11,950.00

1875-S/CC TRADE T$1, OVERMINTMARK MS61

VERY CLEAR OVER MINT MARK.
$5,750.00

1875-S/CC TRADE T$1, OVERMINTMARK MS64

SATIN WHITE. CLEAR S/CC. JUST 1 GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$27,500.00

1875-S/CC TRADE T$1, OVERMINTMARK MS64

WELL STRUCK AND LUSTEROUS. VERY CLEAR S/CC. ONLY 1 GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$27,500.00

1876 TRADE T$1 MS66

GEM SATIN WHITE. ONLY ONE COIN GRADE HIGHER.
$23,500.00

1876-CC TRADE T$1 MS62

DOUBLE DIE REVERSE. VERY SCARCE. JUST 4 GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$14,950.00

1877 TRADE T$1 MS64

SATIN ORIGINAL WHITE. CAC.
$3,500.00

1877 TRADE T$1 MS65

GREAT DATE. ONLY 3 GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$10,950.00

1877 TRADE T$1 PR66

A SUPERB GEM PROOF. ONLY 510 STRUCK. LOVELY IRIDESCENT TONE.
$12,950.00

1877-CC TRADE T$1 MS62

SCARCE CARSON CITY TRADE $1. WHITISH SURFACES.
$6,500.00

1877-CC TRADE T$1 MS63

VERY SCARCE CARSON CITY TRADE $1.
$8,500.00