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US Trade Dollar Pattern (fake)  1873
US Trade Dollar Pattern (fake) 1873

Sure enough, Chris, that's a Trade Dollar pattern coin form 1873. If it were genuine, it would be worth a bundle. Bowers and Merina (now Stack's Bowers) had one at auction a few years ago, and it sold for more than $2000 US dollars.

Very likely you have a replica coin like the one in the picture from eBay seller ixwisdom. These are worth a few dollars.

If you think you might have a genuine coin, you should have it authenitated, graded, and encapsultated by PCGS, NGC, ICG or ANACS. That will settle the genuine-or-not argument once and for all!

CoinQuest thanks ixwisdom for the use of their coin photo.

Coin: 1362 , Genre: United States
Requested by: chris, Tue, 22-Sep-2009 06:09:39 GMT
Answered by: Chris, Sat, 18-May-2013 14:14:43 GMT
Reviewed by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Tue, 14-May-2013 11:58:11 GMT
Requester description: 1873 1873 Trade dollar silver - Ladies on globe with Liberty written across the globe with a wheat bundle behind her with we NO PLOW handles like others. Some type of leaves in front of her and she is holding a rod with perhabs a hat on it. Back side is an eagle on top of a shield under the shiled on a ribbon with in God we trust with 420 Grains under that 900 fine under that TRADE DOLLAR
Tags: us usa trade dollar fake trading doller dol dollars fakes silver ladies woman globe liberty wheat bundle we plow handles handle type leaves leaf rod hat an eagle shield shiled ribbon god trust 420 grains grain 900 fine empress lsdy femal women lady female feminine womans females womens ladys princess girl handled types leafs leave leaved leafed leafy leavs rods hood caps hooded cap sheild shied chevrons shileld shild escucheon shelid chevron ashield shields trvst fino seated seat sitting sit stool sits headdress hawk falcon

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