1 Dollar "Trade Dollar"

Features

Country United States
Period Federal republic (1776-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1873-1885
Value 1 Dollar (1 USD)
Currency Dollar (1785-date)
Composition Silver (.900)
Weight 27.22 g
Diameter 38.1 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Number N# 16466
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References KM# 108
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.

Obverse

Liberty seated on a pedestal facing the sea to the left holding olive branches surrounded by 13 stars.

Lettering:
IN GOD WE TRUST
LIBERTY

Engraver: William Barber

William Barber (2 May 1807 – 31 August 1879) was the fifth Chief Engraver of the United States Mint from 1869 until his death. Barber is best known for his "Britannia"-inspired trade dollar design, and his adaptation pf the long-standing Seated Liberty design for use on the ill-fated 20-cent piece, which saw circulation only in 1875 and 1876.

Reverse

An eagle holding branches with berries on them and arrows.

Lettering:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
E PLURIBUS UNUM
420 GRAINS, .900 FINE.
TRADE DOLLAR

Engraver: William Barber

William Barber (2 May 1807 – 31 August 1879) was the fifth Chief Engraver of the United States Mint from 1869 until his death. Barber is best known for his "Britannia"-inspired trade dollar design, and his adaptation pf the long-standing Seated Liberty design for use on the ill-fated 20-cent piece, which saw circulation only in 1875 and 1876.

Edge

Reeded

Comments

These were the only US coins ever to be demonetized (to force usage of the Morgan dollar, which had a slightly lower silver content). However, the Coinage Act of 1965 re-monetized it via section 102, which makes all coins and currency of the United States legal tender without limit.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1873  396 635 9%
1873  0.5% Proof
1873 CC 124 500 1.0%
1873 S 703 000 2.0%
1874  987 100 2%
1874  0.5% Proof
1874 CC 1 373 200 1.2%
1874 S 2 549 000 6%
1875  0.7% Proof
1875  218 200 2% Reverse 1
1875  0.7% Reverse 2
1875 CC 1 573 700 2% Reverse 1; rare
1875 CC 0.7% Reverse 2
1875 S 4 487 000 11% Reverse 1
1875 S 1.5% Reverse 2
1875 S 0.7% S over CC
1876  1.0% Proof
1876  455 000 4% Reverse 1
1876  1.5% Reverse 2
1876 CC 0.5% Doubled-Die Reverse
1876 CC 509 000 0.7% rare
1876 CC 1.2% Reverse 1
1876 S 2% Obverse 2, Reverse 2
1876 S 5 227 000 383.03 10% Reverse 1
1876 S 2% Reverse 2
1877  3 039 200 206.40 12%
1877  1.0% Proof
1877 CC 534 000 1.0% rare
1877 S 9 519 000 212.58 115.03 341.33 24%
1878  900 1.2% Proof only
1878 CC 97 000 3% very rare
1878 S 4 162 000 154.23 163.83 240.18 21%
1879  1 541 2% Proof only; very rare
1880  1 987 0.7% Proof only; very rare
1881  960 1.0% Proof only; very rare
1882  1 097 1.2% Proof only; very rare
1883  979 1.0% Proof only; very rare
1884  10 0.5% Proof only; very rare
1885  5 2% Proof only; very rare

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