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    1873 Trade Dollar in White Metal
    Judd-1287, One of Two Known, PR63

    1873 T$1 Trade Dollar, Judd-1287, Pollock-1482, R.8, PR63 PCGS. Ex: Simpson. A portrait of Liberty wearing a coronet faces right with 13 stars around and the date 1873 below. The initials "W.B." (William Barber) appear on the bust truncation. The reverse has the required legends mostly set in the middle of that side, surrounded by an olive wreath, and UNITED STATES OF AMERICA at the upper periphery. Struck in white metal with a plain edge. This is one of two known examples of Judd-1287. It is also the plate coin for the Adams-Woodin, Judd, and Pollock pattern references. The present example is distinguished by laminations along the left obverse border. Minor streaking occurs on the reverse. Both sides are bright silver-gray with mint-made die polish lines in the fields. The better of the two known, with the other having been flattened in an attempted (and ill-advised) repair.
    Ex: George D. Woodside Collection (New York Coin and Stamp, 4/1892), lot 298; William H. Woodin; Waldo C. Newcomer; F.C.C. Boyd; King Farouk; Palace Collection of Egypt Sale (Sotheby's, 2/1954), lot 1917; D. J. Hewitt Judd; Roy Harte Collection, Part II (Bowers and Ruddy, 3/1981), lot 635; Rogers M. Fred, Jr. Collection (Bowers and Merena, 11/1995), lot 2329; Superior Galleries (5/2006); Southern Collection.

    Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 61572)


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