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    1878 Trade Dollar, PR66
    Spectacularly Toned Proof-Only Issue

    1878 T$1 PR66 PCGS. CAC. The Trade dollar was a commercially unpopular issue by 1878, a watershed year for the once-useful trade coin, which was overshadowed by the debut of the Morgan dollar that year. The Philadelphia Mint only struck 900 examples in Proof format in 1878, to satisfy collector demand. A number of business-strike examples were produced at Carson City and San Francisco in 1878, but the denomination was clearly on borrowed time and no more regular-issue coins were ever struck.

    This delightful Premium Gem exhibits sharply detailed design elements in most areas, but some incompleteness in the eagle's feathers is evident, due to lapping. The impeccably preserved surfaces are blanketed in spectacular shades of sea-green and cerulean-blue toning, with deeply mirrored fields underneath. Population: 10 in 66, 1 finer. CAC: 3 in 66, 0 finer (8/16).(Registry values: N4719)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 27YP, PCGS# 7058)

    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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    September, 2016
    7th-11th Wednesday-Sunday
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