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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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1875 Trade Dollar NGC Uncirculated Key Date Cleaned Tough Coin

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1874-CC T$1 Trade Dollar ANACS AU 55 Details Carson City Damaged

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1874 PR63 PCGS secure!! 1$ Trade Dollar with proof mirrors!! PCGS Photo!! MARC

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1877 S Trade dollar NGC graded

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1875-S Trade Dollar $ MS64+ PCGS ~ CAC

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1877 S TRADE DOLLAR - DARK TONE - XF+ - SEE PICS! - (N8879)

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1877 US Trade Dollar ** NGC XF45 **

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Estate Find 1876 - CHOP MARKS Silver Trade Dollar!! #AG5393

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1877 NGC AU Details Improperly Cleaned Trade Dollar!! #B7218

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1874-S ANACS AU58 DETAILS CORRODED - CLEANED TRADE DOLLAR!!! #A7851

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"silver trade dollar" 1876s xf condition 24.2 grams rare coin!!!!

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"silver trade dollar" 1875s xf condition 24.2 grams rare coin!!!!

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Grades Very Fine Genuine 1877 S Trade Dollar 90% Silver (TRD117)

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

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1878-S Trade Seated Liberty Silver Dollar *1238

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1873-CC Trade Silver Dollar T$1 - NGC AU Details Chop Mark - Rare Carson City!

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1875-S Trade Silver Dollar T$1 - Sharp Details - Rare Early Type Coin!

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1874-S TRADE DOLLAR

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1875-S/CC Trade Silver Dollar T$1 Coin - PCGS AU55 Chop Mark - Rare S/CC!

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1877 S Trade Dollar

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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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