NumismaTalks – The Story of the U.S. Trade Dollar – 1873-1885

The program is an historical overview of this non-regular U.S. Mint silver bullion dollar established by the coinage law of 1873. Topic covered include; the coins origin, original purpose, value and commerce use outside the U.S.; its legal tender status; why the counter stamp 'chop-marks; mint design, production, and mint market mintages, why both circulation and proof issues; basic grading tips; counterfeits; collector interest and values today, etc. The program will conclude with the story behind the rare 1884 and 1885 proof strikes unknown to collectors until 1908.

Presenter: Walter Ostromecki

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