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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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1877 S TRADE DOLLAR NGC MINT STATE 62

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1875 S Trade Silver Dollar $1 PCGS Graded Genuine XF Details Extremely Fine

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1874-CC Carson City Mint Silver Trade Dollar XF/AU condition $ Nice No Chops

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1877-S TRADE DOLLAR XF45 NGC

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1876-S Trade Dollar: PCGS MS64: Fully Struck-Cartwheeling Luster-PCGS Graded GEM

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1877 Trade Dollar XF with a light scratch. No Reserve.

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1877-S US Silver Trade Dollar (Potty Dollar)

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1878-S Trade Silver Dollar T$1 - Certified PCGS AU Detail - Rare Certified Coin!

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

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US Silver Trade Dollar 1876-S NGC Uncirculated Details (Cleaned) San Francisco

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

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1878-S Trade Silver Dollar T$1 Coin - ICG XF40 (EF40) - Rare Certified Coin!

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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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