The obverse shows Liberty seated on the seashore, holding an olive branch, with conjoined flags behind her. A steamship is in the distance. Liberty's left hand rests on a globe inscribed LIBERTY, although the word is rather weak on all examples we have seen. Between the base and the date, IN GOD WE TRUST is presented in a cartouche. The reverse is rather plainly laid out, with ONE DOLLAR in the center, surrounded by an olive wreath. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA rings the upper margin and E PLURIBUS UNUM in small letters at the bottom reverse. Struck in silver with a reeded edge.
Three of the five pieces identified in the following roster were struck on Trade dollar planchets, suggesting that this pattern variety was intended as a Trade dollar pattern, even though the reverse inscription suggests otherwise. The Judd-1467, 1468, and 1469 patterns should be included among the many U.S. Trade dollar patterns produced in the 1870s. It is said (by Adams and Woodin) that just five were struck.