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    1874 Trade Dollar, PR65+ Cameo
    One Finer Coin at PCGS

    1874 T$1 Trade PR65+ Cameo PCGS. Ex: Simpson. The Philadelphia Mint struck an adequate mintage of 700 proof Trade dollars in 1874, with most of the coins delivered in the first half of the year, and two deliveries of 50 pieces each in September and December. The majority of the mintage was sold with the other silver denominations as part of 1874 silver proof sets. Records show 175 unsold proof Trade dollars were released at face value on January 9, 1875, with the coins probably going to Philadelphia coin dealers. Unfortunately, many owners seem to have simply spent their 1874 Trade dollars during hard economic times and the survival rate for the issue is relatively low. Discounting the uncollectible 1884 and 1885 issues, Q. David Bowers believes the 1874 is the second rarest proof Trade dollar in today's market.

    The well-preserved surfaces of this Plus-graded Gem display deep shades of sea-green and golden-brown toning at the centers, yielding to vibrant cobalt-blue at the peripheries. The richly frosted design elements are sharply detailed and the fields are deeply reflective, creating unusual cameo contrast for such a vividly toned example. Eye appeal is extraordinary. Population: 5 in 65 (1 in 65+) Cameo, 1 finer (4/20).

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 27YK, PCGS# 87054)

    Weight: 27.22 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    January
    15th Friday
    Auction Dates
    February
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