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