ANA eLearning Academy – The Story of the U.S. Trade Dollar – 1873-1885

The program is an historical overview of this non-regular U.S. Mint issued silver dollar established by the coinage law of 1873. What was its original purpose, value and commerce use. Did it have U.S. legal tender issue status? Why were many coins counter stamped with 'chop-marks'? Additional topics covered: Which U.S. Mint's produced them in both circulation and specimen proofs, collector interest and values today by Mintmarks, grades and some grading tips, counterfeits, and concluding with the unknown to collectors until 1908 of the rare proof strikes of 1884 & 1885.

Presenter: Walt Ostromecki

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