Photo Denom Date Grade TPG Variety GFRC Rating Price Description Buy
Trade $1 1878S Trade $1 1878-S
AU58
PCGS
36705092

Choice SOLD
$675
Near Gem AU58, Steely Cartwheels, Light Gray Patina, Fully Struck, Pleasing Eye Appeal. Last year of Trade dollar issue as the San Francisco mint began the production ramp of Morgan dollars. Given the 4+ million mintage, collector challenge is locating the very best possible specimen for their Trade dollar date and mintmark set or type set. This near gem original should rank in the top 10-15% for superior eye appeal along with natural preservation. Steely lustrous fields are covered with a thin layer of gray patina with embedded gold on the reverse. Strike is complete with full stars and deeply impressed eagle feathers and claws. Under a light source, the luster and contrasting devices are well balanced and pleasing. Surfaces are essentially blemish free with a few scattered micro ticks holding back a gem quality rating. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. December 1969