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Obverse of 1879 Trade Dollar     Reverse of 1879 Trade Dollar


1879 TRADE DOLLAR

PCGS No: 7059, 87059, 97059

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 0
Proofs: 1,541

Designer: William Barber

Diameter: 38.1 millimeters

Metal Content:
Silver - 90%
Copper - 10%

Weight: 27.2 grams

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: None (for Philadelphia) above the D of DOLLAR on the reverse.

Images courtesy of Superior Galleries

Significant examples:
NGC PR-68.  Ex - Superior Galleries "Baltimore Elite Coin Sale", July 27-28, 2003, Lot 289

Recent appearances:
NGC Proof-66.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 569, illustrated, sold for $9,775.00

PCGS Proof-65.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 6266, illustrated, sold for $10,637.50  From the Alex Highland Collection 

Gem Brilliant Proof.  Ex - Stack's "The Marvin Taichert Collection of U.S. Type Coins", May 9, 2001, Lot 123, plated, sold for $8,625.00  Ex Abner Kreisberg's sale of May 20, 1966, lot 1297  

PCGS Proof 64.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 3572, illustrated, sold for $2,875.00

NGC Proof-64.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 903, illustrated, sold for $3,105.00

Proof-63.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 5629, illustrated, sold for $2,990.00

NGC Proof-63.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 904, illustrated, sold for $1,610.00

Proof-62.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part III", May 21, 2001, Lot 153, illustrated, sold for $1,380.00

Brilliant Proof.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1301, plated, sold for $2,127.50

Net Proof-58, sharpness of Proof-60.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 615 sold for $862.50

Notes:
The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 7 PR-67's.

The finest Proof Cameo example graded by PCGS is a single PRCA-67.

The finest Proof Deep Cameo example graded by PCGS is a single PR-64.

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"The PCGS Population Report, October 2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service

 
 

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