Liberty Seated On A Globe Trade Dollar Pattern
1873 T$1 Trade Dollar, Judd-1315, Pollock-1458, R.4, PR63 NGC

The central figure of the obverse is a seated Liberty facing left, with 13 stars around and the date below. Liberty rests her left hand on a globe inscribed LIBERTY and holds a Liberty pole with cap in her right. Liberty is surrounded by two bales of cotton, a wheat sheaf, and a tobacco plant. The reverse features a small, defiant eagle standing on a shield. The eagle clutches three arrows and an olive branch. Below the shield is a scroll with the motto IN GOD WE TRUST. In the field below the scroll are the specifications 420 GRAINS and 900 FINE. The motto E PLURIBUS UNUM is in the field above the eagle. The peripheral inscriptions are UNITED STATES OF AMERICA and TRADE DOLLAR. Struck in silver with a reeded edge.

$3,737.50 (Apr 30, 2009
1875 T$1 Trade Dollar, Judd-1426, Pollock-1569, High R.7, PR62 NGC

A seated figure of Liberty faces left at the seashore, with 13 stars ringing the rim and the date 1875 below. Liberty holds an olive branch and rests her left hand on a globe reading LIBERTY, and two flags and a sheaf of wheat flank her. A steamship with sails appears in the water, with sails billowing in one direction and steam blowing in the opposite direction. A scroll above the date reads IN GOD WE TRUST. The reverse is that of the as-issued Trade dollar, Type One, produced from 1873 through 1876, with berry below the eagle's claw. Struck in silver with a reeded edge.

$15,525.00 (May 28, 2009
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