The 1884 trade dollars have value as numismatic coins. Keep reading to learn more about these coins.

Specifications

Type: Trade Dollar
Year: 1884
Face Value: $1.00
Composition: 90% silver, 10% copper
Silver Weight: .7874 oz
Total Weight: 27.22 grams
Current Silver Bullion Value: $14.99

The trade dollar was made for circulation in Asia. It was made in order to compete with other dollar coins from different countries.

The US minted the 1884 trade dollar with no mint mark as a proof coin. No other trade dollar series were minted for this year.

Series Location Quantity Minted
1884 Proof Philadelphia 10

Value

This coin is worth a lot more than its weight in silver. But just for reference, the silver melt value for this coin is $14.99 as of October 01, 2022. This melt value is calculated from the current silver spot price of $19.03 per ounce.

The 1884 trade dollar is worth around $1,350 in extremely fine condition. In PR 63 condition the value is around $450,000. One of these coins in PR-66 condition sold for $1,140,000 at auction in January 2019.

Grading System

Extremely fine- Both Liberty and the mottos look sharp. There is a small amount of wear on the rims.

PR 63 proof- This coin has reflective surfaces and only a few blemishes away from the major focal points. There are no major flaws.

 

Sources:

The Red Book


See also:

1885 Trade Dollar
1883 Trade Dollar