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    1873 Trade Dollar Pattern, PR63 Brown
    Judd-1312, Struck in Copper

    1873 T$1 Trade Dollar, Judd-1312, Pollock-1455, Low R.7, PR63 Brown PCGS Secure. A Trade dollar design struck in the year of its regular issue debut that shows Liberty seated on the obverse wearing an Indian headdress, Liberty pole and cap in her right hand, left hand resting on a globe, and conjoined flags behind. The reverse has a small eagle in the upper half with the weight and fineness below and the statutory legends on scrolls both above and below. Struck in copper with a reeded edge. Originally marketed as part of a six-piece set that sold for $30. This copper Trade dollar pattern, one of several patterns created leading up the release of regular-issue strikes, exhibits rich mahogany-brown surfaces with faint tints of underlying red. The strike is razor-sharp on each side and only a small rim nick appears adjacent to star 3 on the obverse. This is one of about 10 examples extant. Two six-piece sets of copper Trade dollars were included in the Linderman Collection (Lyman Low, 6/1887), lots 132, 133; later offered in the Linderman Collection (Scott Stamp & Coin, 2/1888), same lot numbers (Scott just wholesale copied the Low catalog).

    Also included is an Adams Express Company Bill of Lading dated January 20, 1874, from "Supt of U.S. Mint" to "Hon. H.R. Linderman." The back side of the bill states: "Express Receipt for Seven Sets of Pattern trade dollars in Silver 1873. Also two Sets in copper in value of $60. See letter of 21st Janary 1874 / BoL value $60." This is an especially noteworthy document as Linderman was Mint Director (in Washington) at the time and James Pollock was Superintendent.
    From The Sounder Collection, Part II.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2A8T, PCGS# 61598)


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