Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    1871 Commercial Dollar, PR63
    Judd-1154, Ex: Bass
    Only Three Pieces Believed Known

    1871 T$1 Commercial Dollar, Judd-1154, Pollock-1298, High R.7, PR63 PCGS. Ex: Harry Bass. Commercial dollar pattern that depicts Liberty seated on the obverse, conjoined flags behind, left hand resting on the globe, and right hand wrapped around a Liberty pole with Phrygian cap on top. The reverse has COMMERCIAL DOLLAR/420 Grs/900 FINE in the center, surrounded by an olive wreath with UNITED STATES OF AMERICA at the upper margin. Struck in silver with a reeded edge.
    The Bass catalog points out this was the first Trade dollar but was called a Commercial dollar. It also mentions the distinctive GOD OUR TRUST motto on the reverse ribbon, a curious throwback considering the motto IN GOD WE TRUST was adopted in 1864 on the two cent piece. John Haseltine stated only three pieces were struck of this pattern, and that appears to be the case, as USPatterns.com only traces three separate examples.
    The surfaces are essentially brilliant, but when closely examined just a bit of pale golden patina can be made out. A few light hairlines seem to account for the grade, but this is definitely upper-end for a PR63.
    Ex: Colonel E.H.R. Green; Barney Bluestone (4/1943); New Netherlands 61st Sale (6/1970), lot 43; Bass I (Bowers and Merena, 5/1999), lot 1310.
    From The McCoy Family Collection of U.S. Patterns. (NGC ID# 2A5D, PCGS# 61416)


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

    View all of [The McCoy Family Collection of U.S. Patterns ]

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    January, 2011
    5th-9th Wednesday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 11
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 808

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    15% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    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 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2020 April 22 - 27 Central States World Coins Signature Auction - Chicago.

    Learn about consigning with us

    To get the most amount of money for your coins, you must go to an auction company such as Heritage. It really impressed me.
    P.A.,
    Benicia, CA
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2019 October 17-24 US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas
    2019 October 17-24 US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED $7,412,570
    2019 September 5 - 9 Long Beach Expo World & Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach
    2019 September 5 - 9 Long Beach Expo World & Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach
    REALIZED $5,897,641
    2019 September 5 - 9 Long Beach Expo World Paper Money Signature Auction - Long Beach
    2019 September 5 - 9 Long Beach Expo World Paper Money Signature Auction - Long Beach
    REALIZED $1,866,390