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    1873 Bailly Trade Dollar in Copper
    Judd-1285, PR64+ Brown

    1873 T$1 Trade Dollar, Judd-1285, Pollock-1427, R.8, PR64+ Brown PCGS. CAC. Ex: Simpson. 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 on a scroll above and the weight and fineness below. Struck in copper with a reeded edge. Only three examples of this design in copper have been traced, plus one coin in aluminum, which is believed to be unique. This near-Gem proof is overwhelmingly mahogany-brown with electric-blue patina and glints of peach-orange and violet on the obverse. Minor hairlines occur in the fields, and a couple of dark spots appear around the D in DOLLAR.
    Ex: Thomas S. Chalkley Collection (Superior Galleries, 1/1990), lot 2784; Mid-American Rare Coin Auctions (5/1990).
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    Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 61570)


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