Proof Trade dollars were issued for an additional five years in mintages that ranged from 960 to 1,987. https://www.usacoinbook.com/coins/3177/dollars/trade/1878-S Chinese businessmen, ever watchful for fakes, placed their sign or "chop" on any of these trade coins that passed muster. The designer was William Barber for PCGS #87046. Some collectors now often pay a premium for Trade dollars with dramatic chop marks, something that would have been unusual a generation ago. FAST 'N FREE. 1879 $1 Trade Dollar Proof PCGS PR58 CAC. Some chop marks resulted from merchants and bankers testing the coins for authenticity. 1874-S US Trade Dollar, Chop Marks PCGS AU-53 Oldest PCGS Holder Gen For Chops. Trade dollars are highly counterfeited and buyers need to do their homework. Ending Friday at 5:28PM PST 4d 9h. https://www.us-coin-values-advisor.com/US-Trade-Dollars.html These coins were produced for trade with Asia and merchants there chopped into the dollars to make sure they were solid silver and not plated counterfeits. Add To Cart U.S. or Best Offer. How much are my U.S. 1877-S Trade$ business strike Chop Mark dollar worth? The Chinese merchants were very conservative and preferred the coins they had been using for the past hundred years or so - the Spanish Colonial piece of eight. Attention: Please note that due to the current situation(s) in the world, there may be delays in shipping and handling. <--- look what's behind the mask! Trade Dollar. TRADE DOLLARS. 6 bids. They were willing to use the Mexican version, but the US Trade Dollar had a difficult time penetrating the market. Date: 1874 S. chop marks . John It wasn’t until 1887 that the public was allowed to redeem them again at face value. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for 1876-S Trade Dollar with Chop Marks #2 at the best online prices at eBay! So if there are fake chops on it, it immediately casts doubt on the host coin as well. If I was picking up a circulated piece for the history I might get a chop marked one. 0. Free shipping for many products! Denomination: Trade Dollar. Visit to see edge, weight, diameter, auction records, price guide values and more for this coin. About 1877-S Trade$ MS Chop Mark Trade Dollars (Chop Mark) Click the button below for catalog-specific information about this item. The Yen coin had 26.96 g of silver at that time, and otherwise nearly identical in design to the trade dollar.. 2,736,000 coins of this type were minted, the vast majority in 1876-77. We will do our best to send your item out within the 2 business days but there maybe delays in transit with USPS. 1875-S Trade Dollar PCGS MS62 With Chop Marks. Chinese businessmen, ever watchful for fakes, placed their sign or "chop" on any of these trade coins that passed muster. Fantastic endeavor! Happy Saturday Everyone! As low as $799.99. $445.00. $3.80 shipping. HS&C: 1878 S TRADE DOLLAR XF US COIN. I would definitely recommend getting a graded example also. COINS AND JEWELRY. This Carson City Mint date carries great details for the grade but does have some hairlines indicating a cleaning at some time as noted by PCGS. It was minted of 27.22 g of silver with a fineness of .900 (90%). While some coin collectors don’t like chop marks on their Trade dollars (ordinarily, chop marks lower the value of the coin), many other coin collectors love the chop marks. Why do you never see a Morgan Dollar with chop marks? ... 1876 S SILVER TRADE DOLLAR TYPE 2 OBVERSE TYPE 2 REVERSE XF/AU NO CHOP MARKS. Comments. It carries some very interesting chop marks throughout both sides. If I was getting a higher grade piece for a type collection I would go for a problem free example. 2. The 75-cc would likely be more valuable without chops. 1874 Trade Dollar $ Chop Mark AU Detail PCGS 943627-2. Free shipping. 8435 Katy Freeway. Chop Marked Trade Dollars Trade Dollars that actually went to China are usually found with chop marks. As low as $10,499.99. Chop marks are pretty common. Show Catalog Details The Japanese Trade Dollar was a dollar coin, issued from 1875 to 1877. trade dollar chop mark translation - edited. Trade Dollar (1873-1885) - Coins for sale on Collectors Corner, The Collectibles Marketplace, where you can buy safely from the world's top Coins dealers. 1875-S. Chop marks. $1,879.99. Get the Best Deals for United States 1877CC Chinese Chop Marks Trade Dollar Almost Uncirculated (AU-50) at Colonial Acres, the best numismatic online shop in Canada. In the trade dollar series, there are a lot of fakes that use chops and cleaning to obscure the counterfeit coin. Below you will find some tips on detecting fake trade dollars. Welcome . ... has anyone publicly translated the known chop marks and/or tracked them to specific merchants?. I know that they were undersized compared to the standard 8R / Trade dollars, and consequently far fewer of them made the intl rounds through Chinese merchants, who obviously wanted full size coins.But some had to have made it into those networks too. As a side note, I will pay $100 just to view a bonafide 1875-P I searched for "trade dollar symbol translation" and all I got was this thread. $283.66. Trade dollars are one of the most counterfeited U.S. coins. A very attractive and neat 1875 S trade dollar graded AU 58 'Chop Marked' by PCGS. It holds very interesting chop marks throughout both the obverse and reverse. A very neat coin to find with these cool chop marks such as this one. Chop marked coins vary from having a few light chops to extensive chopping that even alters the shape of the coin. Chop Marks are found primarily on American Silver Trade Dollars dated 1873-1878 and Japanese Yen (1870-1914) that circulated in China. Add To Cart. Chop Marks are found primarily on American Silver Trade Dollars dated 1873-1878 and Japanese Yen (1870-1914) that circulated in China. Chop marks are typically Chinese characters punched into a coin that denote acceptance as a good weight piece by a merchant. Closing Date and Time: 11 November 2020 at 14:40:20 ET. Otherwise, Choice VF. Different characters were used by different merchants and groups. All winning bids are subject to an 18% buyer’s fee. 1879 Trade Dollar PCGS PR65+ CAM CAC. An 1874 CC trade dollar graded AU Details Cleaned and Chop Marked by PCGS. It has been housed in a Authenticating Trade Dollars I was just curious to see how rare Morgan dollars with chop marks are. or Best Offer. 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