1876 Silver Trade Dollar
The trade dollar from 1876 is a silver coin that is easier to collect then the rare silver dollar coins as there are still plenty of these coins for sale at various online markets. The proofs are sold for reasonable prices up to $3000 at coin auctions.
Some 1876 Trade Dollar coin facts.
- Mintage: Circulation strikes: 455.000 / Proofs:1150.
- Designer: William Barber.
- Diameter: 38.1 mm.
- Composition: Silver (90%) and Copper (10%).
- Weight: 27.2 grams.
- Edge: Reeded.
- Mintmark: Above the D from Dollar. (None for Philadelphia)
Here below are the images from an 1876 trade dollar and an 1876 trade dollar counterfeit coin from Chinese origin. The coin forgery details are not so bad and for the quick eye, only a slick surface can be noticed.
Authentic 1876 Trade Dollar Coin – Obverse
Counterfeit 1876 Trade Dollar Coin – Obverse
When comparing both 1876 trade dollars the following differences are to be noticed on the counterfeit coin and not on the authentic coin.
- The numbers are not exactly the same. (but very hard to notice).
- The stars are not sharp or detailed and too flat.
- In general softer details than most authentic 1876 trade dollars.
Authentic 1876 Trade Dollar Coin – Reverse
Counterfeit 1876 Trade Dollar Coin – Reverse
The reverse side of the counterfeit 1876 trade dollar has also a very slick surface that can be found on most Chinese made forgeries like this.