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    1873 Trade Dollar in Aluminum
    Judd-1303, PR65 Cameo
    Two Known, Ex: King Farouk

    1873 T$1 Trade Dollar, Judd-1303, Pollock-1445, R.8, PR65 Cameo PCGS. Ex: Simpson. Liberty is seated left on the obverse with her left hand resting on a globe and her right hand holding a liberty pole. Bales of cotton are present at Liberty's feet, and a plow and shafts of wheat are behind. A ribbon inscribed LIBERTY crosses the globe, thirteen stars are around the periphery, and the date 1873 is at the bottom. An eagle that is similar to that seen on the Amazonian patterns dominates the reverse. Perched on a rock, the eagle clutches a bundle of arrows in its right talon while its left supports a shield draped over which is a ribbon inscribed IN GOD WE TRUST. The inscription 420 GRAINS, 900 FINE is below the rock, the legend UNITED STATES OF AMERICA is at the top, and the denomination TRADE DOLLAR is at the bottom. The eagle's beak holds the end of a ribbon inscribed E PLURIBUS UNUM. Struck in aluminum with a reeded edge.

    An extremely rare offering for the pattern specialist, one of two Judd-303 patterns known. This piece is essentially untoned with starkly contrasted features. Of note for pedigree purposes are three as-produced strike-throughs: over the obverse rim at 12 o'clock, over Liberty's left forearm on the obverse, and at the D in UNITED on the reverse.
    Ex: King Farouk; Palace Collection (Sotheby's, 1954), lot 1918; Roy Harte Collection, Part Two (Bowers and Ruddy, 3/1981), lot 641; Hoagy Carmichael Collection (Superior, 1/1986), lot 1290; Central States Signature (Heritage, 5/2003), lot 7120.

    Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 534931)

    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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