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    1872 Trade Dollar in Silver
    Judd-1223, PR64+
    Ex: Woodin-Farouk-Bass
    Only One Traced

    1872 T$1 Indian Princess Trade Dollar, Judd-1223, Pollock-1365, R.8, PR64+ PCGS. CAC. Ex: Bass-Simpson. The obverse is the William Barber adaptation of Longacre's Indian Princess design. Liberty faces left, with 13 stars each around and on the flag, a large globe inscribed LIBERTY in raised letters, date 1872 below. The reverse features a version of Barber's Amazonian design. The banner bearing E PLURIBUS UNUM is clutched by the eagle in its beak, and the eagle clutches a Federal shield in place of the usual olive branch. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA above, statutory weight and fineness, and TRADE DOLLAR below. Struck in silver with a reeded edge. Although Andrew Pollock lists three examples/appearances in his 1994 reference, this is the only confirmed example of Judd-1223. In his 1958 ANA sale catalog, Abe Kosoff wrote:

    "According to Adams it was struck by mistake and said to be unique in the Woodin Collection. The combined research of a number of collectors and dealers has failed to reveal that this coin has appeared until the Farouk Sale. This is undoubtedly the Woodin-Farouk specimen."



    This important Trade dollar pattern is toned in dusky patina that reveals rich shades of violet, cobalt-blue, magenta, and gold when rotated under a light source. Attractive and clean for the grade, not that collectors have much of a choice regarding which example they might want to add to their collections. This is it, and this is the first time it has been offered publicly in more than 17 years. Worth a premium bid, and a great opportunity to add one's name to the storied pedigree.
    Ex: William H. Woodin, Waldo C. Newcomer, King Farouk; Palace Collections of Egypt Sale (Sotheby's, 2/1854), lot 1944; ANA Convention Sale (Abe Kosoff, 8/1958), lot 1853; Numismatics Ltd (8/1974); Harry W. Bass, Jr.; Bass Collection, Part I (Bowers and Merena, 5/1999), lot 1312; L.K. Rudolph Collection (Stack's, 5/2003), lot 2145; Southern Collection.
    Collecting Patterns – A Brief History and Commentary

    Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 61495)


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