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US Trade Dollar (Fakes are possible)  1873 to 1885
US Trade Dollar (Fakes are possible) 1873 to 1885

Nice coin, sir or madam. You have a United States trade dollar which were issued between 1873 and 1885 for use overseas. These coins carry no mint mark, S mint marks, and CC mint marks, and the CC mint marks are the most valuable (like yours!) There are also plenty of counterfeit trade dollars (see below) -- fakes are worth zero.

In average circulated condition, with scratches and stains as you describe, figure a catalog value of $50 to $200 US dollars, depending on the severity of the scratch and stain damage. You see damaged traded dollars a lot; the un-damaged ones are much more valuable. Be sure you understand what 'catalog' means. It is a weasel word, as explained on the Terminology page.

Damage-free, common date trade dollars with no mint mark or an S mint mark, generally catalog as follows. These values are taken from the Grey Sheet, a conservative price guide for US coins.

TRADE DOLLARS BEFORE 1879:
worn: $90
average circulated: $130
well preserved: $250
fully uncirculated: $2000
trade dollars with a CC mint mark are worth about three times these values

TRADE DOLLARS AFTER 1878:
worn: $500
average circulated: $800
well preserved: $1000
fully uncirculated: $2000

These are approximate catalog values. Be sure you understand how to interpret them by looking at our Terminology page.


The main give-away on the fake trade dollar above is the ill-formed lettering on the reverse. Not all fakes are as easily detected.

Coin: 1048 , Genre: United States
Requested by: , Wed, 19-Aug-2009 05:15:33 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Sat, 18-May-2013 17:44:37 GMT
Updated by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Mon, 25-May-2015 14:23:22 GMT
Requester description: 1874 Has a seated liberty on the front and the american eagle on the back. Below the seated liberty the date 1874. Below the eagle it has an inscription of 420 grains .900 fine and right below that 'Trade Dollar'
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Comments

I have 420 grains 900 fine 'cc' 1874 how can i sell it and how much the price market? - ibrahim
This page gives approximate catalog values. Value depends on condition. To sell your coin, you have three choices. Read about the choices on this page [Press Here], then choose one. - CoinQuest (Paul)

I have 420 grains 900 fine 'cc' 1875 how can i sell it and how much the price market? - raihan
Please read the page for values. To sell, you have three choices, as explained on this page [PRESS HERE]. CoinQuest does not buy coins. - CoinQuest (Paul)

I have a trade dollar but I don't know if is going to worth that money
- Perla
We'd be happy to take a look at it and help you determine the value - please CLICK HERE for a free appraisal and you'll be able to upload photos for us. - CoinQuest (Todd)

I have 1879 trade dollar coin I want to know how much its worth - Ricardo
Please read the page - CoinQuest (Paul)

  

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