1874-CC T$1 Chop Mark (Regular Strike)

Series: Trade Dollars 1873-1878

PCGS MS64

PCGS MS64

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PCGS MS64

PCGS MS64

PCGS MS64

PCGS MS64

PCGS #:
87035
Designer:
William Barber
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
38.10 millimeters
Weight:
27.20 grams
Mintage:
1,373,200
Mint:
Carson City
Metal:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

Minor Varieties

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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 100 R-8.0 1 / 18 1 / 18
60 or Better 30 R-8.9 1 / 18 1 / 18
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 18 1 / 18
Survival Estimate
All Grades 100
60 or Better 30
65 or Better
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-8.0
60 or Better R-8.9
65 or Better R-10.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 1 / 18
60 or Better 1 / 18
65 or Better 1 / 18
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 1 / 18
60 or Better 1 / 18
65 or Better 1 / 18

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS64 PCGS grade
1 MS64 PCGS grade PCGS #87035 (MS)     64
3 MS63 PCGS grade MS63 PCGS grade
3 MS63 PCGS grade
3 MS63 PCGS grade
3 MS63 PCGS grade
3 MS63 PCGS grade
3 MS63 PCGS grade
9 MS62 PCGS grade PCGS #87035 (MS)     62
9 MS62 PCGS grade
#1 MS64 PCGS grade
PCGS #87035 (MS)     64 #1 MS64 PCGS grade
MS63 PCGS grade #3 MS63 PCGS grade
#3 MS63 PCGS grade
#3 MS63 PCGS grade
#3 MS63 PCGS grade
#3 MS63 PCGS grade
#3 MS63 PCGS grade
PCGS #87035 (MS)     62 #9 MS62 PCGS grade
#9 MS62 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

A "chop mark" is a Chinese character or characters stamped into a coin by a merchant who is essentially validating the weight, authenticity, and value of a given coin. This facilitated the circulation of silver coins in the Orient, which was the intended market for U.S. Trade Dollars. Chop marks vary in size and shape, and a particular coin may show only one chop mark or it may be chop marked so often and so severely as to be almost mutilated. PCGS certifies chop-marked Trade Dollars because of the frequency with which they occur and because of high demand from collectors. One of the more challenging sets in the PCGS Set Registry is that for chop-marked Trade Dollars, which requires collectors to asemble a complete date and mintmark set of Trade Dollars - all with at least one chopmark!

The 1874-CC is among the more common of the chop-marked Trade Dollars, and it also has one of the highest rankings in the Condition Census, with two examples at the MS64 level (see the illustrated coin above).