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SERIES: Trade Dollars 1873-1878
LEVEL: Minor Variety or Die Variety

1877 T$1 DDO FS-101 (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS63

OBVERSE DETAIL (FS-101)

PCGS MS62
PCGS #:
145696
Diameter:
38.10 millimeters
Designer:
William Barber
Weight:
27.20 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
3,039,200
Metal Content:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$207 • NGC AU Details • 2-1-2012 • Ira & Larry Goldberg
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Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS63 PCGS grade
2 MS62 PCGS grade
3 MS61 PCGS grade  
4 AU58 PCGS grade  
4 AU58 estimated grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS63 PCGS grade
2 MS62 PCGS grade
3 MS61 PCGS grade  
4 AU58 PCGS grade  
4 AU58 estimated grade  
6 AU53 estimated grade  

Ron Guth: The 1877 Double Die Obverse Trade Dollar is a distinctive variety caused when the die was hubbed twice, with each punch slightly out of rotation from the other.  The doubling is most visible on the letters of LIBERTY, on the top of the cotton bale upon which Liberty sits, the right end of the scroll (particularly under TRUST), and on the final star.  Surprisingly, this variety does not command much of a premium despite its scarcity.  PCGS has graded only four examples as of March 2011, three of which are Mint State, and the finest of which is a single MS-63.