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    1872 Trade Dollar in Copper
    Judd-1221, PR63+ Red

    1872 T$1 Trade Dollar, Judd-1221, Pollock-1363, R.7, PR63+ Red PCGS. Ex: 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 is the first Trade dollar pattern, copying the Commercial dollar patterns. 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 copper with a reeded edge. Only four or five copper examples are known of this rarity. The original red mint luster shows a few small but distinctive spots that verify this pattern's pedigree. Fully struck. Only two other Red coins have been certified, both PR63 Red, one at PCGS and one at NGC, placing this Plus-graded example as the finest known (2/21).
    Ex: Julius Turoff Collection / Whitney Sunderland Collection (Bowers and Merena, 3/1994), lot 1474; Classics Sale (American Numismatic Rarities, 9/2003), lot 88.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 26WD, PCGS# 81493)


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