1873-CC Trade $1 PCGS AU58. This is a transitional issue from the Carson City mint, as early on in the year we have the record of 2,300 Seated Liberty Dollars, then, a total of 125,000 Trade dollars were minted, beginning a business strike series that ran up until 1878. From then, only proofs were struck until 1885. The mintage for the date of 124,500 pieces is the second-lowest among all the Carson City dates in the type; all the other mintages, save for the 1878-CC, are considerably larger with some dates’ production north of one million pieces.
This lustrous and brilliant trade dollar enjoys strong cartwheel activity and a hint of pale champagne iridescence on both sides despite its brief stay in circulation. Some striking weakness, as frequently seen for the date, can be found at the top of the obverse and on the eagle’s left leg.
The numerous grading events for the date at AU-58 and finer suggest to us some resubmissions may be listed in the PCGS roster. If a pleasing high-grade circulated Carson City trade dollar of the date, or for type purposes, is your goal, the present piece may just suit your fancy.