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Trade Dollars 1873 to 1885

The Trade Dollars were produced by the United States Mint from 1873 to 1885. This Trade Dollar was issued for circulation in the Orient to compete with dollar size coins of other countries. It's weighed 420 grains compaired to 412 1/2 grains, the weight of regular silver dollars. 420 grains and .900 fine can be found on the coin.

At first glance, the trade dollar looks much like a regular silver dollar. It’s the same diameter and about the same weight as its predecessor, the Seated Liberty dollar is similar: a seated female figure representing Liberty on the obverse and a naturalistic eagle on the reverse—designs prepared by Mint Chief Engraver William Barber.

1880 Trade Dollar      1880 Trade Dollar reverse

1880 Trade Dollar

Trade Dollars 1873 to 1885

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1883 T$1 Trade Dollar $1, PR -65 PCGS

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1881 Proof Silver Trade Dollar Graded PR63 by PCGS

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1877-S TRADE DOLLAR -HIGH GRADE

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1877 T$1 Trade Dollar Silver Coin Lot# MZ 2565

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1876 S SILVER $1 TRADE DOLLAR PCGS EXTRA FINE 45

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1878 S SILVER UNITED STATES TRADE DOLLAR COIN XF VINTAGE LITTLETON PEDIGREE

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1877-S Trade Dollar

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1877 S Trade Dollar NGC XF45 #3011290

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1877-S T$1 Trade Dollar Us Mint Silver Dollar CHOPMARKS

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1876 Trade Dollar PR 63 CAM PCGS 11303-3100

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1877-S Trade Silver Dollar T$1 - Certified NGC AU Details - Rare Certified Coin!

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1874-CC Trade Silver Dollar T$1 - ICG MS60 Details (BU UNC) - Nice Luster!

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1875-CC Trade Silver Dollar T$1 - PCGS AU Details - Rare Carson City Coin!

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1877 Trade Silver Dollar T$1 - Certified NGC XF Detail - Rare Certified Coin!

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1877-S Trade Silver Dollar T$1 - Sharp Details - Rare Early Type Coin!

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1877-S Trade Silver Dollar T$1 - NGC Uncirculated - Rare Date UNC BU MS Coin!

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1877-S Trade Silver Dollar T$1 - ICG MS60 Details - Rare Certified UNC BU Coin

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1877-S Trade Silver Dollar T$1 - NGC XF Details (EF) - Rare Certified Coin

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1875-P Trade Silver Dollar T$1 - NGC Uncirculated Detail (UNC MS) - Rare 1875!

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1878-S Trade Dollar Silver US Coin --- TYPE COIN --- #N446

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In all, fewer than 36 million trade dollars were struck during the coin’s 13-year lifespan, including about 11,000 proofs. Production took place at Philadelphia, Carson City and San Francisco. The rarest strike is the 1878-CC with a mintage of 97,000

The best place to purchase Trade Dollars is at eBay. Most of these coins are very expensive in the better grades and rare years especially the early years of issue. However, if you just want one or two for your collection look for Trade Dollars in the grades of good, very good or better. You should be able to find a nice specimens for your collection in the $125.00 to $200.00 range.


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