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    1873 Bailly-Designed Copper Trade Dollar
    Judd-1283, PR66 Red and Brown

    1873 T$1 Trade Dollar, Judd-1283, Pollock-1425, R.7, PR66 Red and Brown PCGS. The obverse, designed by J. A. Bailly, features a coiled hair bust of Liberty facing left. The reverse mimics the 'Amazonian' pattern silver dollar save for a reduction in the size of the eagle and the addition of the motto E PLURIBUS UNUM above and the weight and fineness below. Struck in copper with a reeded edge. Approximately 10 copper strikings are known, all with a reeded edge. There are also silver examples, both reeded and plain edge, and one aluminum piece.

    This is a simply phenomenal coin. While the NGC insert states that the coin is Red and Brown, we really do not see any evidence of browning. The fields shimmer with deeply mirrored reflectivity and there is a noticeable amount of mint frost on the devices. It is an essentially flawless coin, sure to be the highlight of any pattern collection or specialized Trade dollar set. Population: 1 in 66 Red and Brown, 1 finer (11/18).
    Ex: FUN Signature (Heritage, 1/2003), lot 9932.
    From The Dornoch Collection.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2A8D, PCGS# 71568)

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