Menu
Welcome Sign-In | Join Now
Sold for Sign-in or Join (free & quick) includes Buyer's Premium (BP) 

Description

Choice Proof 1873 Judd-1281
Trade Dollar Pattern

1873 T$1 Trade Dollar, Judd-1281, Pollock-1423, R.4, PR64 NGC.
Design.
J.A. Bailly designed the obverse with a bust of Liberty facing left, her hair coiled at the back of her head. The date is below with 13 stars around. The reverse has an eagle with wings displayed, holding three arrows and supporting a shield. A ribbon inscribed IN GOD WE TRUST crosses the shield. 420 GRAINS, 900 FINE and TRADE DOLLAR are below the eagle, with UNITED STATES OF AMERICA and E PLURIBUS UNUM above. Struck in silver with a reeded edge.

Commentary.
Another plentiful pattern variety with at least 100 examples known, and also part of the six-piece sets that the Mint sold in 1873. The six-piece sets were reportedly sold for $30, a substantial sum in those days. NGC Census: 8 in PR64, 11 finer. PCGS Population: 10 in PR64, 2 finer (12/08).

Physical Description.
This gorgeous Trade dollar pattern has a brilliant obverse with a frame of peripheral gold toning. The reverse is mostly champagne toned with deeper gold at the borders. Both sides have light cameo contrast, although insufficient for the Cameo designation.

Provenance.
Ex: House of Stuart, Ltd.
From The Lemus Collection, Queller Family Collection Part Two.
(PCGS# 61566)

View all of [The Lemus Collection, Queller Family Collection Part Two ]

Service and Handling Description: Coins & Currency (view shipping information)

Sales Tax information  | NGC Coin Grading Guarantee  |  Terms and Conditions

Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

Glossary of Terms

Auction Info

Auction Dates
January, 2009
7th-11th
Internet/Mail/Phone Bidders: 11
Members Tracking: N/A
Page Views: 356

Buyer's Premium per Lot:
15% of the successful bid (minimum $9) per lot.

Heritage membership

941,359
bidder-members
$882,909,938
sold in the last year

Join Now - It's Free

VIEW BENEFITS
  1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
  2. Bid online
  3. Free Collector newsletter
  4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
  5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    winnings 

Consignments wanted

Only 1 day left to consign to the 2015 September 16 - 21 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach!

Learn about consigning with us

In 37 years of collecting, this was the most thorough and secure packing I've ever seen. I truly appreciate their diligence and attention to detail.
Brian Krapf,
Savannah, GA
View More Testimonials

HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. To compare for yourself, visit: compete.com

Video tutorial

Getting the most out of search

Recent auctions

2015 July 9 - 12 Summer FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Summer FUN
2015 July 9 - 12 Summer FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Summer FUN
REALIZED $8,308,723
2015 April 9 - 14 CICF World Coins & Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Chicago
2015 April 9 - 14 CICF World Coins & Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Chicago
REALIZED $6,503,481
2015 April 22 - 28 CSNS Currency Signature Auction - Chicago
2015 April 22 - 28 CSNS Currency Signature Auction - Chicago
REALIZED $10,592,191

© 2015 Heritage Auctions | All Rights Reserved