Breen-5786. Walter Breen listed two varieties in his Complete Encyclopedia. The normal variety has a Tall Boldface CC; while this variety; described as rare; is known as the Micro CC. We further note a bold spike through the top of the D in the denomination. The trade dollar replaced the silver dollar in 1873 with the specific purpose of meeting the needs of commerce with China. The mintage of trade dollars in 1874 rose to 1;373;200; but as nearly all were shipped to China; the survival rate is infinitesimal. The 1874-CC is one of the rarest of all trade dollars in high Mint State grades (MS-64 or better). Rusty Goe estimates that 1;500 to 2;250 exist in all grades and 185 to 225 Uncirculated. The wonderfully struck surfaces on this eye-appealing Gem are fully brilliant and boast exceptional luster. PCGS has only graded 2 others in MS65; with just a single coin finer.
1874-CC TRADE T$1 PCGS MS65
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