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