As baby dealers, we cut our teeth building the all time finest EVER MS+PR Trade Dollar sets. So we know what does and does not come nice or come around at all! 1877 is really a “silent stopper” for the series.
First, this coin does have strong mirrors. A moderate mix of ORIGINAL “old time” colors of totally ORIGINAL (and NOT hazy) lavender/blue/gold/purple/rose all swirl vividly and evenly on both sides. The mirrors are clearly visible. There are NO problems anywhere. Miss Liberty and the details are fully struck and have creamy thick frost. The eye appeal is wonderful!
ONLY 510 pieces were minted. PCGS 16, NGC 14, CAC 3 (only one coin higher). Interesting that NO PCGS/CAC piece has ever sold at auction. Common dates have sightUNSEEN WHOLESALE BIDS of $8,500.00 for anything. This is NOT a common date! The Collectors Universe Value is $12,500.00