1873 Pattern Coins by Variety | Pattern Coins by Date

Obverse of Judd 1282       Reverse of Judd 1282

1873 Pattern Trade Dollar

Variety equivalents:
Adams-Woodin = Judd 1282 = Pollock 1424

Rarity: Extremely Rare

Metal content: Silver

Edge: Plain

Images courtesy of Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.

Significant examples:
1. NGC Proof-65 (illustrated above).  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 599, where it was described (in part) as follows:  "A beautiful example of this popular issue, the strike is a bit weak at the center of the reverse, as seen on the few examples that survive on this and the more common reeded edge variety (J-1281). The toning on this piece is outstanding, a lovely antique gold around the edges and devices, while Liberty's head is very frosty and white, the reverse similar with gold toning around the periphery.  The obverse and reverse designs feature a Liberty Head and an eagle respectively. The obverse shows Liberty with a decided pout on her lips, the design attributed to J. A. Bailly. On the reverse there is an eagle holding a shield and is similar to Barber's "Amazonian" patterns of 1872."

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