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Trade Dollars Chop Mark Set, Circulation Strikes (1873-1878)

Number of Required Items

18
Current Finest Possible Set Rating

61.321

Trade dollars were first issued in 1873 to compete with the Mexican peso in trade in the Orient. Regular silver dollars were not accepted because they were underweight relative to the peso. In some cases the entire mintage of a Trade dollar date was sent to China or other Far East ports. The merchant could be identified by his or her particular chop mark which was usually a Chinese character punched into the coin. Some Trade dollars were chopped dozens of times, while others were only chopped once or twice. Still others, of course, received no chop marks whatsoever.


All Time Finest (All Eras)

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating
1 David Reimer Chop Marked Trade Dollar Collection 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 100.00% 55.43 55.90 55.90
2 Legend Chopmarked Trade Dollar Collection HOF 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 94.44% 60.32 60.71 54.72
3 Interesting Duplicates 88.89% 46.68 46.68 38.04
4 Unitycoins 66.67% 54.31 54.31 28.16
5 Blackhawk 61.11% 47.50 47.50 22.28

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Current Finest

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating
1 David Reimer Chop Marked Trade Dollar Collection 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 100.00% 55.43 55.90 55.90
2 Legend Chopmarked Trade Dollar Collection HOF 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 94.44% 60.32 60.71 54.72
3 Interesting Duplicates 88.89% 46.68 46.68 38.04
4 Unitycoins 66.67% 54.31 54.31 28.16
5 Blackhawk 61.11% 47.50 47.50 22.28
6 CC_Collection 50.00% 56.84 56.84 13.33
7 FABG 38.89% 57.53 57.53 12.07
8 The R.S. Gore Collection 33.33% 42.00 42.00 07.78
9 rwudi's choppers 22.22% 53.63 53.63 05.30
10 Gresham Set 27.78% 48.29 48.29 04.17
11 Chop Suey 16.67% 37.14 37.14 03.21