Goldberg Coins and Collectibles

Sale 60

Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction

Trade Dollars
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Lot 1676
1873-S Trade Dollar. PCGS graded MS-63. Remarkably clean surfaces and loaded with luster; all overlaid with pleasing antique toning on both sides. Silver Dollars had never been popular with Easterners, who had stubbornly refused to carry the bulky coins around with them in their pockets and change purses. Yet, the Mint kept right on striking them. That is, they were made annually until 1873, when Congress passed the Act of 1873 demonetizing Silver Dollars (at the time, Seated Dollars). Instead, a new Trade Dollar was introduced. The Trade Dollar, one of the most attractive coin designs of the 19th century, was meant to circulate in the Far East, specifically in the China trade, which then was burgeoning. This is a wonderful first-year strike for the collector to imagine appearing in his set of coins! (PCGS # 7033) .
Estimated Value $3,300 - 3,500.
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Lot 1677
1875-S T$1. Sharpness of MS-60. Light hairlines and a few obverse scratches. Nicely toned.
Estimated Value $125 - 150.
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Lot 1678
1879 T$1. Proof 50. 1,541 minted in this Proof only year. Some hairlines and a few marks as this one made it into circulation for a few months.
Estimated Value $900 - 950.
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Lot 1679
1880 Trade Dollar. NGC graded Proof 66. Nice light rainbow toning. Well struck. 1,987 pieces minted. Multicolor toning graces frosty, immaculate motifs and exquisitely mirrored fields. This may, indeed, be one of the most physically desirable Trade Dollars you will ever lay eyes on, certainly within recent memory it has some of the freshest surfaces and natural color highlights. We deem it a joy to behold this coin, with naked eye or under low power magnification, either way lingering on it for a while will have you keep coming back to the beauty of the piece. A resplendent gem in all regards. The coin is among the finest Proof 66s of the date certified by any grading service. To connoisseurs of quality Trade Dollars, specialists or investors alike, we say the present Gem Proof easily surpasses many contenders. Pop 41; 19 finer, 2 in 66 Star, 16 in 67, 1 in 68.
Estimated Value $6,500 - 7,000.
Ex: Las Vegas Collection.

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Lot 1680
  A lot of U.S. Trade Dollars. Consists of: 1874-S, 1875, 1875-S, 1876-S, 1877-S. All have been cleaned and some have chop marks, scratches, etc. Easily worth our conservative estimate. Lot of 5 coins.
Estimated Value $250 - 300.
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Lot 1681
  A 3-piece lot of Trade Dollars. Consists of: 1875-S VF with chop marks; 1876-S EF with chop marks; 1877 VG with scratches. Lot of 3 coins.
Estimated Value $150 - 160.
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