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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 Unc Details Improperly Cleaned

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1878-S T$1 Trade Dollar PCGS XF 45 Extra Fine Toned Original Coin Cert9180

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STUNNING 1878-S TRADE DOLLAR Lovely Toning Antique US Silver Dollar Coin

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High Grade Silver 1876 S Trade Dollar. ICG Graded MS 62. Lot #2261

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1876-CC Trade Dollar - TDA2

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1875 Trade Dollar - TDA2

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1875-CC Trade Dollar - TDA2

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1875-S Trade Dollar - TDA2

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1876-S Trade Dollar - TDA2

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1875 S Trade Dollar - Extra Fine Condition Chopmarks - 87SU

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1877 Trade Silver Dollar T$1 - ANACS AU55 Details - Rare Coin - Near UNC MS!

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

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1878 S Trade Dollar

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1874-CC Trade Silver Dollar T$1. NGC Uncirculated Details (MS UNC). Nice Luster

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1875-CC Trade Silver Dollar T$1 - ANACS AU58 Details - Rare Carson City Coin!

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1878-S Trade Dollar BU++ Selling My Entire Premium Collection

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1877-S PCGS VF-35 "TRADE DOLLAR" Rich Dark Tone and Under-Graded, Hard to Find

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**PROOF** {TONED} Trade-Dollar. 1876 PCGS-PR-60 {{MINT RARITY}} Only 1150 Minted

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1874-CC T$1 Trade Dollar PCGS MS62

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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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