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  • Title: 1874-CC Seated Liberty Trade $1
  • Date/Period: 1874
  • Materials: Silver
  • Dimension: 38.1mm
  • Description: The 1874-CC Seated dollar is quite rare in Mint State, in fact, it is scarce to rare in any circulated grade. The year 1874 is notable in numismatic history for the discovery of a major lode of silver in Leadville, Colorado, that led to several fortunes, including that of Horace Tabor. Tabor's Matchless Mine made his fortune, and both the musical The Unsinkable Molly Brown and Sir Douglas Moore's wonderful opera The Ballad of Baby Doe are loosely based on Tabor's life. 'Baby' Doe McCourt divorced her first husband Harvey, while Tabor's affair with Baby Doe led to his estrangement and divorce from his first wife, Augusta. Tabor and Baby Doe were married in a private civil ceremony in 1882, and again in a lavish Washington, D.C., wedding in March 1883 that was quite the scandal of its time. Much younger than Horace and still quite beautiful at the time of Tabor's death in 1899, she could have easily remarried afterward. Rather, she chose to 'hold onto the Matchless Mine,' ultimately freezing to death there in the winter of 1935, alone, penniless, and paranoid--but not before she had attained legendary status. Many of these coins were counter stamped with Oriental characters, known as chop marks. These were placed on the coins by Chinese merchants that already verified the authenticity and fineness of the coin. Therefore, if they saw the coin again, they would not have to test it for its authenticity and precious metal content.
  • Additional Information:AU55 Chop Marks

    Reserve: $1,265.00

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  • Condition
    AU55 Chop Marks
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    • 15%

    1874-CC Seated Liberty Trade $1

    $1,265
    $2,000
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