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    1871 Commercial Dollar in Silver
    Judd-1154, PR65
    Finest of Only Three Known

    1871 T$1 Commercial Dollar, Judd-1154, Pollock-1298, R.8, PR65 NGC. Ex: Share. 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. In our cataloging of the Bass coin, we stated:

    "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 only traces three separate examples."

    The Share dollar displays remarkably deep mirrors in the fields. The centers are light but not completely free from color, while surrounded by irregular dabs of rich golden-rose peripheral color.
    Ex: J. Hewitt Judd Collection; Illustrated in Abe Kosoff's price list Illustrated History of United States Coinage, lot 430; Classics Sale (ANR, 9/2003), lot 82.
    From The Dickson Collection.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2A5D, PCGS# 61416)

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    August, 2021
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