1873 Trade$ PR

Mintage: 865

1873 Trade$ PR CAM

Mintage: 865

1873 Trade$ PR DCAM

Mintage: 865

1874 Trade$ PR

Mintage: 700

1874 Trade$ PR CAM

Mintage: 700

1874 Trade$ PR DCAM

Mintage: 700

1875 Trade$ PR

Mintage: 700

1875 Trade$ PR CAM

Mintage: 700

1875 Trade$ PR DCAM

Mintage: 700

1876 Trade$ PR

Mintage: 1,150

1876 Trade$ PR CAM

Mintage: 1,150

1876 Trade$ PR DCAM

Mintage: 1,150

1877 Trade$ PR

Mintage: 510

1877 Trade$ PR CAM

Mintage: 510

1877 Trade$ PR DCAM

Mintage: 510

1878 Trade$ PR

Mintage: 900

1878 Trade$ PR CAM

Mintage: 900

1878 Trade$ PR DCAM

Mintage: 900

1879 Trade$ PR

Mintage: 1,541

1879 Trade$ PR CAM

Mintage: 1,541

1879 Trade$ PR DCAM

Mintage: 1,541

1880 Trade$ PR

Mintage: 1,987

1880 Trade$ PR CAM

Mintage: 1,987

1880 Trade$ PR DCAM

Mintage: 1,987

1881 Trade$ PR

Mintage: 960

1881 Trade$ PR CAM

Mintage: 960

1881 Trade$ PR DCAM

Mintage: 960

1882 Trade$ PR

Mintage: 1,097

1882 Trade$ PR CAM

Mintage: 1,097

1882 Trade$ PR DCAM

Mintage: 1,097

1883 Trade$ PR

Mintage: 979

1883 Trade$ PR CAM

Mintage: 979

1883 Trade$ PR DCAM

Mintage: 979

1884 Trade$ PR

Mintage: 10

1884 Trade$ PR CAM

Mintage: 10

1885 Trade$ PR

Mintage: 5

Series Overview

Trade dollars were minted from 1873 through 1885 and designed by William Barber. While Trade dollars were generally considered legal tender in the United States, they were originally intended to circulate in Asia alongside silver coins from other nations. Proof Trade dollars were minted for each year of the series, though business-strikes were struck only during 1873 through 1878, meaning the last six years of the run ? from 1879 through 1885 ? saw only proofs.

Proof Trade dollars were struck in numbers ranging from about 500 to 1,000 pieces during most years, and grade-for-grade these are priced within close range of each other. The rarest proof Trade dollars are the 1884 and 1885, which saw mintages of only 10 and 5, respectively. The 1884 proof Trade dollar has six-and seven-figure market values while the 1885 dollar is a solid seven-figure coin. Across the board, cameo and deep cameo proof Trade dollars are scarce and usually notch premiums well above listed bid, ask, or retail prices pertaining to pieces without frosted devices.