answersLogoWhite
US Coins

What is the value of an 1877 trade dollar that opens to secret holding area?


Top Answer
User Avatar
Wiki User
2011-10-18 21:13:02
2011-10-18 21:13:02

Assuming it was a genuine trade dollar, it would have been worth something between $75 and $500, depending on the mintmark and condition before someone cut it up. Now a coin collector would be interested in it only as a novelty, not as a collectible coin, and there really isn't any value guide for such things. About the only way to determine the value would be to put it up for auction and see what kind of interest it attracts. I would expect it to bring somewhere in the $25-50 range, but it is unusual and over 100 years old so if two or more people get interested, bidding could go a lot higher.

AnswerYou have what is known as a "coin box" or "opium dollar". These were popular items back in the late 1800's and early 1900's.

It's pretty rare to find one in good condition today. They generally sell for $200 or more.

There is one currently listed on eBay here.

More information and pictures of one can be found here.

Dan Moore The Working Man's Rare Coins http://www.workingmancoins.com

Related Questions

User Avatar

trade it holding it trade it holding it

User Avatar

Kadabra into Alakazam (Trade) Graveler into Golem (Trade) Machoke into Machamp (Trade) Haunter into Gengar (Trade) All evolutions after these 4 require the NATIONAL POKeDEX. Slowpoke into Slowking (Trade Holding King's) Scyther into Scizor (Trade Holding Metal Coat) Onix into Steelix (Trade Holding Metal Coat) Porygon into Proygon2 (Trade Holding Up-Grade) Poliwhirl into Politoed (Trade Holding King's Rock) Seadra into Kingdra (Trade Holding Dragon's Scale) Clamperl into Huntail (Trade Holding DeepSeaTooth) Clamperl into Gorebyss (Trade Holding DeepSeaScale) That's em all. Taken straight from a Pokemon FireRed rom, so can't really get more official!

User Avatar

The words Trade Dollar are on the reverse of the coins.

User Avatar

There was no 1926 British "Trade Dollar" minted.

User Avatar

for huntail,you have to trade clamperl holding a deepseatooth for gorebyss, you have to trade clamperl holding a deepseascale


Copyright © 2020 Multiply Media, LLC. All Rights Reserved. The material on this site can not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with prior written permission of Multiply.