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Evolution of the U.S. Trade Dollar Design

(2011)


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William Cowburn continues his research on different series of US coins with This presentation on the creation and design of the Trade Dollar. This silver was made as a way to compete on the international market against other silver coin issues. In this video you will see and learn about: * Story of designer William Barber * Background of creation of the Trade Dollar * Examples of proposed pattern coinage * Which patterns were sold in sets * Complaints about coins struck in Carson City * Examples of the difference in obverse details * Reference books to learn more Speaker: William Cowburn.
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