1884 Trade Dollar PCGS PR63

Truly Fabled Rarity

The 1884 Trade dollar is a coin that needs no introduction. Numismatists can quote the number of extant examples and probably relate one or two facts concerning the production and history of this issue. The true story is, however, not widely known. The reason for this is clear: popular numismatic references either state explicitly or strongly imply that this issue was created clandestinely by parties within the Mint, at night, and perhaps at a later date, for coin dealer William K. Idler. However, much of this traditional “wisdom” is erroneous. Archival research proves that the 1884 Trade dollar was struck officially, under the supervision of Mint officials, and recent findings suggest Idler was not the original owner/distributor of the coins.  According to the Fourteenth Annual Report of the Director of the Mint, page 126, there were 264 proof Trade dollars struck in 1884. These coins were delivered to the cashier on January 19. It seems likely that Superintendent Colonel A. Loudon Snowden acquired ten examples from this delivery by exchanging the equivalent amount of coin or bullion for them, a practice that was legal for Mint employees until the 1930s. Shortly thereafter, the Treasury Department sent orders to the Mint forbidding production of proof Trade dollars for sale to collectors and the remaining 254 coins were destroyed. Philadelphia Mint officials later denied any Trade dollars were struck in 1884 and their existence was largely unknown until the early 20th century.

Offered at $420,000 delivered

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1884 Gold Dollar NGC MS68+

An 8 and a Plus

This flashy, highly lustrous and exquisitely preserved example looks as if it were struck very recently, as opposed to more than 130 years ago! According to the NGC population report, it’s one of only nineteen to have received this lofty grade for the entire run of Type Three Gold Dollars (with only five graded higher).

Offered at $16, 490 delivered

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1884-CC Liberty Double Eagle PCGS MS62

Tough Unc. Twenty Lib.CGS MS62

No circulation strikes were manufactured at the Philadelphia Mint in 1884, placing even greater demand on Carson City double eagles minted that year (81,139 coins). However, survivors are generally seen in XF and AU grades, often with problems, and they are seldom offered in mint condition above MS62. The one offered here exhibits an attractive orange-gold hue.

Offered at $12,100 delivered

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Ultra Rare, Stunning 1884 Liberty Eagle NGC PR66 Ultra Cameo

Only 45 proof Liberty eagles were struck in 1884, the lowest production total for any gold denomination that year. Thirty pieces were delivered for inclusion in the proof sets on January 19, with another 15 coins delivered at intervals throughout the year. The proof sets were almost all broken up in the early-mid 20th century, due to pressure from date collectors seeking an example of the double eagle, which was a proof-only issue. PCGS CoinFacts estimates the surviving population of the proof eagle at 16-20 examples in all grades. This is a spectacular looking example with extraordinary eye appeal. Unpriced in both the NGC and PCGS price guides in this grade and designation. It is tied with one other for highest graded by NGC, while PCGS hasn’t graded a Deep Cameo higher than PR65.

Offered at $121,000

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