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    1873 Trade Dollar in White Metal
    Judd-1329, Dies Trial Piece, XF Details

    1873 T$1 Trade Dollar, Judd-1329, Pollock-1474, High R.7 -- Filed Rims -- PCGS Genuine. Struck from regular issue dies, but minted in white metal with a reeded edge. This is a rare pattern with only a half dozen pieces known. Judd-1329 is confirmed as a dies trial, rather than a delicacy created for collectors. The USPatterns.com website quotes a July 11, 1873 letter that Mint Superintendent James Pollock wrote to Mint Director Henry Linderman: "I send you specimen of trade dollar in tin struck today. We will commence the regular coinage of trade $ in a few hours. The enclosed will give you a tolerably correct idea of the silver dollar." Probably AU50 by degree of wear, but the rim filing nets the piece down to the XF level. The surfaces of this piece lack the depth of mirroring seen on most patterns. They also show numerous small to medium-sized abrasions, and several planchet voids are scattered over the obverse, as well as a couple of scratches on the reverse. Nevertheless, a rare opportunity to acquire a legitimate off-metal striking of a Trade dollar.
    Ex: ANA Signature (Heritage, 7-8/2008), lot 2744, where it realized $5,462.50.
    From The Pacific Rim Collection.


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