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    1872 Trade Dollar, Judd-1220, PR65
    Tied for the Finest Certified

    1872 T$1 Trade Dollar, Judd-1220, Pollock-1362, High R.7, PR65 NGC. One of the popular Trade dollar patterns, a subset collecting specialty among pattern aficionados. The obverse is William Barber's adaptation of Longacre's Indian Princess design. She faces left, with 13 stars each around and on the flag, a large globe inscribed LIBERTY in raised letters, date 1872 below. The reverse is the first Trade dollar pattern, copying the Commercial dollar designs: a wreath with UNITED STATES OF AMERICA at upper rim, and inside TRADE / DOLLAR / (bar ornament) / 420 GRAINS. 900 FINE / (bar ornament). IN GOD WE TRUST is on the ribbon of the wreath. Struck in silver with a reeded edge. Perhaps a half-dozen are known of this design and metal. This attractive Gem proof boasts strong eye appeal on surfaces that are uniform golden-champagne tone with no mentionable distractions. This appears to be the first offering of a Gem proof at Heritage or elsewhere in many years, certainly since we began our Permanent Auction Archives in 1993. The top populations are one PR65 each at NGC (this coin) and PCGS (10/14).
    Ex: Terrell Collection (Bowers and Ruddy, 5/1973), lot 621; Sieck Collection / ANA Auction (Bowers and Ruddy, 8/1981), lot 314; Rarities Sale (Bowers and Merena, 8/1995), lot 494.
    From The A. James Evans Collection, Part II.

    Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 61492)


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    January, 2015
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