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    The Bankers Magazine [vol. 39]

    /1885

    clared upon the shares, and this is all which can pass under a gift of * the use ’ of it. And we are of opinion that the executor of the widow was not en- titled to any part of the dividend made after her decease. She had no claim upon the bank during her life, and whether she ever would have was uncertain at the lime of her death.” Bill for Retiring Trade Dollars. — That until January ist, 1886, united states trade dollars shall be received at their face value in payment of all dues to the United States, and shall not be again paid out, or in any other manner issued. Sec, 2. That the holders of any United States trade dollars, on present- ation of the same at the office of the Treasurer, or any Assistant Treasurer, of the United States, may receive in exchange therefor a like amount and value, dollar for dollar, in


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    The Bankers Magazine [vol. 39]

    /1885

    clared upon the shares, and this is all which can pass under a gift of * the use ’ of it. And we are of opinion that the executor of the widow was not en- titled to any part of the dividend made after her decease. She had no claim upon the bank during her life, and whether she ever would have was uncertain at the lime of her death.” Bill for Retiring Trade Dollars. — That until January ist, 1886, united states trade dollars shall be received at their face value in payment of all dues to the United States, and shall not be again paid out, or in any other manner issued. Sec, 2. That the holders of any United States trade dollars, on present- ation of the same at the office of the Treasurer, or any Assistant Treasurer, of the United States, may receive in exchange therefor a like amount and value, dollar for dollar, in


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    E-Gobrecht, vol. 5, no. 1

    1/1/2009

    c Road Less Taken The following is the narrative that will accompany an exhibit to be shown at the 2009 FUN show. With the author’s permission, it is included here without his name so that voting for his exhibit is not compro- mised. His name will be included in next month’s E-Gobrecht. Thanks for sharing it and good luck! - Editor This exhibit is designed to introduce the con- cept of collecting united states trade dollars by die marriage. It is not the intent to describe or show all possible die marriages that may exist in this series, rather the exhibit is designed to explain the concept of collecting by die marriage and to show how that collecting discipline can be applied to collecting United States Trade Dollars. Collecting by die marriage is very popular within early series of United States coinage. Early hal


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    Gobrecht Journal #83

    3/15/2002

    Letters to the Editor I think that the article by Jim Macor in Issue #82 of the journal describing the Magnificent New England Collection of united states trade dollars was very well done. I also believe that it provided some needed documentation on this outstanding collection since it was never sold at auction. However I found one error in the description of the coins that should be corrected. The coin identified as #44 in the article should be described as 1 876-S Type ll/ll doubled die obverse, not as a doubled die reverse as listed in the article. Joe Kirchg


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    Gobrecht Journal #82

    11/15/2001

    2. This was another full set of high grade business strike coins from the Trade Dollar series. The Louis Eliasberg Sr. Collection sold by Bowers and Merena Galleries, April 6- 8, 1997. This set included the famous 1884 and 1885 proof coins and it contained some gem mint state examples from the branch mints but it lacked the Philadelphia business strike coins. A few other noteworthy collections of united states trade dollars have been sold over the years but the above descriptions illustrate the difficulty of obtaining a truly complete set of Trade Dollars. I have been unable to document any other complete sets of Trade Dollars that have included mint state examples of all of the business strike and proof issues prior to the sale of the New England Trade Dollar collection. Also remarkable is the large number of diffe


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    Sound Currency 1896: A compendium of accurate and timely information on currency questions for writers, speakers and students

    1/1/1895

    he applicant or applicants. And the Secretary of the Treasury shall report to Congress the cost arising under this appropriation. ******** [Similar provisions are contained in succeeding Sundry Civil Appropriation laws.] Act of Fcl>ril*ll*y 10, 1887 — An act. for tlie retirement and recoinnge of th.e trade dollar. Be it enacted, etc., That for a period of six months after the passage of this act, united states trade dollars, if not defaced, mutilated or stamped, shall be received at the office of the Treasurer, or any assistant treasurer of the United States, in exchange for a like amount, dollar for dollar, of standard silver dollars, or of subsidiary coins of the United States. Sec. 2. That the trade dollars received by, paid to, or deposited with the Treasurer orany assistant treasurer or national depositary of t


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    E-Gobrecht, vol. 5, no. 1

    1/1/2009

    c Road Less Taken The following is the narrative that will accompany an exhibit to be shown at the 2009 FUN show. With the author’s permission, it is included here without his name so that voting for his exhibit is not compro- mised. His name will be included in next month’s E-Gobrecht. Thanks for sharing it and good luck! - Editor This exhibit is designed to introduce the con- cept of collecting united states trade dollars by die marriage. It is not the intent to describe or show all possible die marriages that may exist in this series, rather the exhibit is designed to explain the concept of collecting by die marriage and to show how that collecting discipline can be applied to collecting United States Trade Dollars. Collecting by die marriage is very popular within early series of United States coinage. Early hal


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    Gobrecht Journal #82

    11/15/2001

    2. This was another full set of high grade business strike coins from the Trade Dollar series. The Louis Eliasberg Sr. Collection sold by Bowers and Merena Galleries, April 6- 8, 1997. This set included the famous 1884 and 1885 proof coins and it contained some gem mint state examples from the branch mints but it lacked the Philadelphia business strike coins. A few other noteworthy collections of united states trade dollars have been sold over the years but the above descriptions illustrate the difficulty of obtaining a truly complete set of Trade Dollars. I have been unable to document any other complete sets of Trade Dollars that have included mint state examples of all of the business strike and proof issues prior to the sale of the New England Trade Dollar collection. Also remarkable is the large number of diffe


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    Gobrecht Journal #83

    3/15/2002

    Letters to the Editor I think that the article by Jim Macor in Issue #82 of the journal describing the Magnificent New England Collection of united states trade dollars was very well done. I also believe that it provided some needed documentation on this outstanding collection since it was never sold at auction. However I found one error in the description of the coins that should be corrected. The coin identified as #44 in the article should be described as 1 876-S Type ll/ll doubled die obverse, not as a doubled die reverse as listed in the article. Joe Kirchg


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    Sound Currency 1896: A compendium of accurate and timely information on currency questions for writers, speakers and students

    1/1/1895

    he applicant or applicants. And the Secretary of the Treasury shall report to Congress the cost arising under this appropriation. ******** [Similar provisions are contained in succeeding Sundry Civil Appropriation laws.] Act of Fcl>ril*ll*y 10, 1887 — An act. for tlie retirement and recoinnge of th.e trade dollar. Be it enacted, etc., That for a period of six months after the passage of this act, united states trade dollars, if not defaced, mutilated or stamped, shall be received at the office of the Treasurer, or any assistant treasurer of the United States, in exchange for a like amount, dollar for dollar, of standard silver dollars, or of subsidiary coins of the United States. Sec. 2. That the trade dollars received by, paid to, or deposited with the Treasurer orany assistant treasurer or national depositary of t


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    Gobrecht Journal Index, Issues #1-120

    /2014

    es 101 1884 p The 1884 and 1885 Trade Dollars : Solving the Numismatic Enigma 1 7/1/1977 9 367 Collins, Jack Yes 101 1884 p At the ANA, Atlanta, 1977 1 11/1/1977 10 58 McCloskey, John na 101 1884 p The Final Eliasberg Sale 5 7/1/1997 69 na Briggs, Larry na 101 1884 p Variety Analysis of Proof Trade Dollars 5 11/1/1997 70 na Kirchgessner, Joe na 101 1884 p The Magnificent New England Collection of united states trade dollars na 11/1/2001 82 na Macor, Jim Yes 101 1885 p The 1884 and 1885 Trade Dollars : Solving the Numismatic Enigma 1 7/1/1977 9 367 Collins, Jack na 101 1885 p At the ANA, Atlanta, 1977 1 11/1/1977 10 58 McCloskey, John na 101 1885 p The 1873-S Seated Dollar : Do Any Still Exist? 3 11/1/1988 43 465 Sutherby, Gary and Spangler na 101 1885 p The Final Eliasberg Sale 5 7/1/1997 69 na Briggs, Larry na 101


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    Gobrecht Journal #1

    12/15/1974

    lem, included a most revealing analysis of rarity for individual Trade Dollars. Mr. Willem describes his analysis thusly, "The following tables are based upon a 25- year analysis of dealer advertising in the pages of The Numismatic Scrapbook Maga- zine, beginning with its first issue in 1935. Tabulation was made of the number of times (without duplication) a given date and mint issue of non-Proof united states trade dollars was listed for sale, without regard for the condition of the coin. 16


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    American Journal of Numismatics, Vols. 35 - 36

    7/1/1900

    ns Collection 1 18 The “ Crystal Palace ” Medal . . 121 The Evolution of the Boston Washing- ton Medal 59, 72 The Medals, Jetons and Tokens Illus- trative of the Science of Medi- cine .... 15, 45, 87, 107 The Pan-American Medal ... 40 The Proposed Canadian Coinage . 43 Undescribed Fugio Pattern . . 76 Undescribed Vernon . . . . 10 Undescribed Washington ... 20 United States Mint Assay Medals . 92 united states trade dollars . . 119 Vernon, An Undescribed . . . 10 Washington-Boston Medal, Develop- ment of 59, 72 Washington-Indian Medal ... 64 Washington, Undescribed Medal . 20 West-Indian Service Medal . . 26 Wisconsin, Swiss Coin Exhumed in . 30, 63 Worn-out Coins in England . . 106 Yale Bi-Centennial Medal ... 63 Digitized by Go 'gle Original from CORNELL UNIVERSITY


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    American Journal of Numismatics, Vols. 35 - 36

    7/1/1900

    ondition, and must therefore be those which, by various chances, escaped the usual hazards of attrition in daily usage. Most of them look as new, so far as the results of wear are concerned, as if they had been coined yesterday ; the relief is sharp and clear, and there is no evidence of that incessant journeying from hand to hand and from purse to purse which is the common lot of Regina Pecunia. united states trade dollars. [a bit of history.] The United States Trade Dollar was one of the disappointments of its period. The constant demand for Mexican Dollars in the Orient, and for Austrian or Maria Theresa Dollars in certain parts of Africa, led some indi- viduals to believe that a market could readily be found, to work off a part of the superfluous product of the silver mines of the West. Great preparations were m


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    Numisma, Vol. 8, No. 2

    3/1/1884

    the Mint officers on this point should be considered conclusive evidence, and they say that no Trade Dollars have been issued in the Philadelphia Mint, nor in any Mint of the United btates during the present year, or dated 1884. But as doubts on this point may still exist , in the minds of those who heard the report, we are authorized to make the following offers: $100 cash each for any number of united states trade dollars- of 1884, coined at the Philadelphia or other U. S. Mint; $25 cash down to any one who will show us such a dollar. It is time that absurd and untruthtul if not slanderous statements about so-called ’‘deals” at the National Mint should cease. The present management has proved itself most honorable, impartial and just, and no one has unusual facilities to obtain pattern pieces and proof sets, all c


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    Missouri Journal of Numismatics, Vol. 23

    7/1/1998

    The chop marks found on virtually all trade dollars traveling in Chinese commerce identify merchants who guarantee the value of that coin. They are punched into the coin and, like cattle brands of the old West, are unique to the businessman who handled it. The majority of these stamps are incuse, but a few rare types are actually in relief. united states trade dollars without chops almost certainly circulated illicitly in the United States. With the glut of silver in the world market, coinage of trade dollars was suspended in 1878. The trade dollar, which cost 95 cents to make, was placed in circulation in the Midwest and West. Popular reaction caused it to be demonetized, and it became the only United States coin to be repudiated by the federal government. Wh


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    The Centinel, vol. 56, no. 3

    9/1/2008

    e designs that exist for the 1875 and 1876 issues and some even add a few The right side of the S mintmark is in line with the left side of the D in DOLLAR. The S mintmark is 1.2 mm high. of the popular doubled die varieties that exist in the series. However, it is possible for the collector to expand upon even this larger set and enter into a relatively unknown area of numis- matics - collecting united states trade dollars by die marriage. As a starting point, some varieties of Trade Dollars are listed in Q. David Bowers’ 1993 book. Silver Dollars and Trade Dollars of the United States - A Complete Encyclopedia. However, most of the varieties listed in this won- 27


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    Gobrecht Journal #49

    11/15/1990

    ) with the exception of Trade Dollar coinage, bullion depositors could no longer have their metal coined. They either had to sell it to the government or have it cast into ingots. Although item 3) may have contributed to the mintage of additional Trade dollars, there are overwhelming factors which contribute to the rarity of Carson City Trade Dollars. Table I summarizes the mintage statistics for united states trade dollars from 1873 to 1878. The Trade Dollars were legal tender in the United States up to an amount of five dollars and for the years form 1874 to 1877, Trade dollars were the only form of silver dollars struck at the U.S. Mints in Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Carson City. For the six year period from 1873 to 1878 only 58,751,510 silver dollars were minted, including the Liberty Seated, Trade Dollar


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    Gobrecht Journal #61

    11/15/1994

    al other occasions since 1 977 1 had the opportunity to examine Trade dollars without this finger marker and in each case I tried to prove that they were counterfeit. After exhaustive tests I concluded that these coins were also genuine. Still, I was haunted by the feeling that somehow I was missing something. About a year ago I had the opportunity to examine an extensive collection of high grade united states trade dollars owned by an LSCC member. Old fears surfaced when I noticed that some of the coins lacked the finger marker. But with such a large group of high grade original coins to study, I was finally able to solve the riddle that had frustrated me for over 16 years. I discovered that the absence of the finger marker was one of several characteristics that identified a previously unreported 1873-8 Trade Doll


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    Gobrecht Journal #61

    11/15/1994

    DATE 1873 1873-S 1873- CC 1874 1874- S 1874-CC Table I united states trade dollars 1873 - 1885 HUB TYPE Obverse/Reverse 1/1 1/2M 1/2L 2M/1 2L/1 2M/2L 2M/2M 2L/2M 2L/2L \J V V 187S-CC A r\ 1876 • 1876-S Large S • o o o o o 1876-S Medium S O o • o o o • 1876-S Micros • • 1876-CCTall CC • • • o o o o 1876-CC Medium CC • o o o o o o 1877 • • • o 1877-S Large S o o o o o 1877-S Doubled Die Rev. • • • o 1877-S Medium S o o o o o 1877-S Micros • 1877-CC o • o 1878 o o o 1878-S Large S


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    Gobrecht Journal #63

    7/15/1995

    the list of known hub combinations for the business strike coins in the series. A shaded circle indicates that a coin with this hub combination has been verified to exist. An unshaded circle indicates that a coin with this combination of hubs could exist. More hub combinations are likely to be identified as Trade Dollar collectors have the opportunity to examine more coins in the series. Table I united states trade dollars - 1873 -1885 Proof Issues HUB TYPE Obverse/Reverse Date 1/1 1873 • 1874 • 1875 1876 1877 1878 1879 1880 1881 1882 1883 1884 1885 1/2M 1/2L 2M/2L 2M/2M 2L/2M 2L/2L 48


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    Gobrecht Journal #63

    7/15/1995

    Table II united states trade dollars Business Strikes HUB TYPE Obverse/Reverse Date 1/1 1/2M 1/2L 2M/2L 2M/2M 2L/2M 2L/2L 1873 1 873-S • 1873-CC 1874 1874-S 1874-CC 1875 • O 1875-S Large S • • 1875-S Medium S • o 1875-S/CC 1 87s-nn 1 o / O w D O O O lo/b-o Large o O O O o • 1876-S Medium S O o • o O o • 1 876-0 Micro S • • 1876-CC Tall CC • • • o o o o lo/D-uu Medium uu o o o o o o 1 O / / 9 # • • 1 R77 Q 1 arno Q # o • 1877-S Dbid


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    Report of the Secretary of the Treasury on the State of the Finances (1882)

    1/1/1882

    $490,585 ; silver, 5,089,113 pieces, valued at $4,514,043. Of copper coins 73,841,406 pieces were struck of a tale value of 1,112,624 yens=$986, 897.5. SANDAVICH ISLANDS. An extract from a dispatch from Mr. Comly, minister to the Hawaiian Islands, states that no mines or mints exist in those islands; that busi- ness is conducted on a silver basis, and that the principal coins in ciiv culation are united states trade dollars and French five-franc pieces. CHINA. Hon. Joseph B. Angell, minister to China., states in his dispatch that the Chinese Government collects no statistics in relation to its monetary, affairs. MEXICO. Minister Morgan forwards two dispatches — one under date of Feb- ruary 8, 1882, and the other June 29, 1882 — relative to the coinage and movement of gold and silver in Mexico. The importation of gol


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    Calcoin News, vol. 29, no. 3

    6/1/1975

    t and Mr. Curly Mitchell, we will see the film on the life of Robert Frost. He is commemorated in medallic art since his birth centenary was last year.” Other appearances for Robert Frost and Ralph A. Mitchell were: Triangle Coin Club, Long Beach Coin Club and Downey Numismatists. VISUAL EDUCATION Glendale Coin Club viewed “Commemo- rative Half Dollars of the United States.” Kaiser Coin Club saw “united states trade dollars”. Ray Haugh narrated the slide pro- gram “Famous Women on Coins and Medals” for the Oxnard Coin Club. John Lenker presented slides on “Gold and Silver Commemorative Coins” to University Nu- mismatic Club. “United States Copper Coin Types” were shown at the Orange County Coin Club. “Type Coins of the United States” were viewed at the West Valley Coin Club. INSTALLATION DINNERS William O. Wisslead


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    Calcoin News, vol. 31, no. 1

    1/1/1977

    AGE The Santa Monica area had many active and interested collectors and numismatists. A shortage of gasoline made it more difficult to drive to Los Angeles to attend the Cali- fornia Coin Club, now Los Angeles Coin Club. In April of 1944 the Bay Cities Coin Club was founded and has been active for more than 32 years. Recently NASC Presi- dent, Ray Reinoehl, presented his educa- tional program on “united states trade dollars”. The August program featured “Large Size SilVer Certificates”, a slide pres- entation of the old “Saddle Blanket” certifi- cates issued from 1878 to 1923. “A part of our numismatic past.” The club meets on the 3rd Thursday each month, Westdale Savings & Loan, Sepulveda & National Blvds., West Los Angeles, 8 P.M. COUNTERFEIT COINS AND AUTH- ENTICATION The Azteca Numismatic Society heard Art Gamet


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    Gobrecht Journal #84

    7/15/2002

    The Relative Scarcity of Circulated Trade Dollars by David Reimer Collecting Trade Dollars has become very popular In recent years because of the interesting history and aesthetically appealing design of these coins. I have enjoyed collecting circulated united states trade dollars for a nunnber of years and have always been interested in the relative rarity of the various dates in the series. The only guidelines on rarity that I have used up to this tinne have been price guides such as the Coin Dealer Newsletter and the Trends prices in Coin World. I have also used the information in the book "Silver Dollars and Trade Dollars of the United States, A Complete Encyclopedia"


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    Calcoin News, vol. 22, no. 3

    6/1/1968

    ficate.” “Type Set of Small Silver Certificates.” “Ancient Historical Portraits on Coins.” First Award, Ancient. TALLER, Esther, Rosemead. “Concentration Camp Notes.” TAKAHASHI, Kenneth A., San Francisco. “Turn of the Century U.S. Coins.” First Award, United States. TRINNEY, Mrs. Emil, Richmond. “Knowing Money.” “Elongated State Flags.” Third Award, Miscellaneous. TURRINI, Angelo R., San Rafael. “united states trade dollars.” “$2 Bills.” First Award, Paper Money. YEE, John, San Francisco. “China Paper Money.” Third Award, Paper Money. “J. F. Kennedy Legend.” Third Award, Medals. * * * * * Exhibit Chairman: Chester Zaezkiewicz. Exhibit Award Judges: William O. Wisslead (chairman), Robert L. Clarke and John Fies. 100


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    The Salt City Coin Book [Prices Paid For List]

    /1935

    1.50 to 2.50 1804 400.00 to 1,275.00 1836 Flying eagle, C. Gobrecht on base.... 5.00 to 15.00 1836 Flying eagle, C. Gobrecht below base 20.00 to 60.00 1838 Flying eagle 35.00 to 125.00 1839 Flying eagle 15.00 to 60.00 1840 to 1850 each 1.10 to 1.30 1851-1852 each 20.00 to 40.00 1853 to 1857 each 1.50 to 2.25 1858 10.00 to 20.00 1859 to 1869 1.05 to 1.35 1870 to 1873 Proofs only each 1.10 to 1.20 united states trade dollars 1873 to 1879 each $ .40 to $ .85 1880 to 1883 each .50 to .90 1884 50.00 to 150.00 1885 75.00 to 200.00 United States Gold Dollars Coinage began 1849, discontinued 1889. Issued at the following mints: Philadelphia, New Orleans, Charlotte, N. C., Dahlonega, Georgia, and San Francisco. 1849 1849 C. Mint 1849 D. Mint 1852 D. Mint 1854 D. Mint 1854 C. Mint 1856 D. Mint 1857 to 1860... 1860 D. Mint 18


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    The TNA News, January-Febrary 2011

    1/1/2011

    n-TEV ABE ALL! by Mark Benvenuto ^^™here probably I aren’t many of us who have the disposable income required to assemble a date and mint mark run of united states trade dollars. After all, they often seem to be the expensive silver dollar that is looked at only after we have gone over numerous Morgan and Peace dollars. But the United States trade dollar is one of those wonderful coins that can become part of a collection that is a bit different from what we are used to, what we find “normal.” Let’s see what it takes to form a small collection that puts the trade dollar


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    The TNA News, January-Febrary 2011

    1/1/2011

    y the time the four trade dollars we mentioned got into the game, these Mexican silver coins were often known as “dollars Mex.” So, it’s probably wise to add either a colonial, Mexican 8 reales piece, or an independent Mexican peso to your quartet of silver trade dollars. The price is always pretty low, even for some of the more attractive, less worn specimens. There’s a lot more to be said about united states trade dollars and where they fit into the scheme of international trade and finance at the end of the nineteenth century. But assembling a set of the five coins we just mentioned is a good start in learning something about them. Enjoy. BOOKMARKS Compiled by Guy Cojfecy Manhattan Coin Cluby gMycojfee@hotmail.com Below is a list of current books worth considering to check out from your local library or to even c


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    The TNA News, March-April 2012

    3/1/2012

    with it. This sort of thinking - that we should assemble date runs, and that the coins should all be problem free and pretty - really stems from the idea of collecting inexpensive coins in pre- made books with holes already cut. Let's look at silver dollars differently, though, and determine just what a person can do with nothing more than a modest budget and some imagination. A Trade Dollar The united states trade dollars were a late comer into the arena of large, silver trade coins, but they do pre-date the Morgan dollars by a few years. Issued for use from 1873 - 1878, then for a few more years only as proofs, the Trade dollars were the biggest silver coins the United States had ever produced, when they first made their debut (they actually have a bit more silver in them than regular, circulating U.S. silver dol


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    Gobrecht Journal #82

    11/15/2001

    GOBRECHT JOURNAL Official Publication of the LIBERTY SEATED COLLECTORS CLUB VOLUME 28 NOVEMBER, 2001 NO. 82 CONTENTS GOBRECHT DOLLARS REVISITED - PART II: THE ISSUES DATED 1838 AND 1839 by Michael L. Carboneau and James C. Gray 3 THE VALUE OF A GEM UNCIRCULATED 1875-CC HALF DOLLAR IN 1875 CONSTANT DOLLARS by Weimar W. White 23 THE MAGNIFICENT NEW ENGLAND COLLECTION OF united states trade dollars by James Macor 27 AN 1876-CC DIME IN PROOF-65 CONDITION SOLD AT AUCTION 35 AN 1844-0 QUARTER WITH A ROTATED REVERSE by Jack White 36 AN 1877-S TRADE DOLLAR WITH A REPUNCHED MINTMARK by Joe Kirchgessner 38 COIN COMPANY GRADING GUARANTEES 40 A WELL CIRCULATED 1878-CC TRADE DOLLAR 42 DENTICLE PATTERNS FOR LIBERTY SEATED DIMES by John W. McCloskey 43 ON THE COVER 48 LSCC REGIONAL MEETING AT FUN CONVE


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    Gobrecht Journal #82

    11/15/2001

    The Magnificent New England Collection of united states trade dollars by James Macor The United States Trade Dollar series was often represented by nothing more than a single coin in a type set by collectors during the 1 950s. For many years this series was considered to be a political and economic ugly duckling but in recent years it has matured into a radiant numismatic swan. It has become clear that this series has finally taken its proper place with the other s


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    Gobrecht Journal #82

    11/15/2001

    published by Bowers and Merena Galleries. A copy of this ad from their publication is given below. Complete Collection of TRADE DOLLARS 1873-1885 We offer for sale by private treaty a complete collection of united states trade dollars 1 873-1 885, with not only one of each date and mint (including the famous 1 884 and the even more famous 1885), but also with many interesting Type I and Type II varieties for the 1875-1876 years, an additional complete set of chopmarked business strikes 1873- 1878, display items, and more - enough to make a virtual museum exhibit! Call Mark Borckardt or Gail Watson for more Information. 1885 tr


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    Gobrecht Journal #82

    11/15/2001

    The New England Collection of united states trade dollars 1. 1873 PCGS MS-64. Medium iridescent toning. Nice strike. 2. 1873 PCGS Proof-65. Attractive light iridescent toning. Early die state of patched reverse die. 3. 1 873-CC PCGS l\/IS-63. Brilliant and frosty. Sonne lightness of strike on eagle's sinister leg. Nice quality for the grade. 4. 1873-S PCGS MS-64. Brilliant and frosty. Nice strike. Above average quality. 5. 1 874 PCGS MS-64. Brilliant. S


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    U.S. Mint Report (1882)

    1/1/1882

    $490,585 ; silver, 5,089,113 pieces, valued at $4,514,043. Of copper coins 73,841,400 pieces were struck of a tale value of 1,112,624 yens=$98G,897.5. SANDWICH ISLANDS. An extract from a dispatch from Mr. Comly, minister to the Hawaiian Islands, states that no mines or mints exist in those islands ; that busi- ness is conducted on a silver basis, and that the principal coins in cir- culation are united states trade dollars and French tive-franc pieces. , CHINA. Hon. Joseph B. Angell, minister to China, states in his dispatch that the Chinese Government collects no statistics in relation to its monetary aftairs. MEXICO. Minister Morgan forwards two dispatches — one under date of Feb- ruary 8, 1882, and the other June 29, 1882 — relative to the coinage and movement of gold and silver in Mexico. The importation of gol


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    U.S. Mint Report (1882)

    1/1/1882

    and coinage in this kingdom, there are no mines and no coinage to re- port, and no reliable data upon which to found answers to th<' Secretary of the Treas- ury's inquiries as to the amount and kinds of circulation, amount in treasury and banks, &c. The business of the country is on a silver basis, except a few British sovereigns that pass for $5. The principal coin in circulation is Mexican and united states trade dollars, Freuch, Belgian, Italian, and Sardinian (old) tive-franc jiieces that pass for dollars, and some small subsidiary coins, mostly United States. "No copper in circulation, and coins of 5 cents are rarely used." I have the honor to be, sir, your obedient servant, FKEDK. T. FRELINGHUYSEN. Hon. Chakres J. FOLGEH, Secretary of the Treasury, CHINA. Legatiox of the United States, Fekhifi, August 15, 188


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    Numismatics International Bulletin, Vol. 23, No.1

    1/1/1989

    . The following data is given for each piece: municipality, denomination, designer, a description of both sides, the year of issue, metal, weight, diameter, type of edge, mintage, mint, and a valuation. Photos of both sides are given for many of the pieces. The letters "OH" are given if the piece is still for sale through the original issuers. Thirteen pages near the end of the Handbook catalogue united states trade dollars. A listing by province and territory of the issuing agents for the pieces catalogued concludes the catalogue. Five pages are devoted to an alphabetical listing of all municipalit- ies listed in the Handbook with the province or territory in which the municipality is situated given on the same line. This enables the reader to locate the province for any municipality catalogued in the Handbook. The


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    Refusing Its Own Coin, a protest against repudiating United States Coin--even trade dollars

    /1884

    lare that the coin shall not be legal tender to or between individuals. The Treasury’s refusal of its own coin is repugnant to common sense and common law. For committing such an outrage public opin- ion and policy, six hundred years ago, made Philip the Counterfeiter apologize. The levy of ship- money on inland places by Charles the First was not more absurd and wilful than is the repudiation of united states trade dollars by the United States Treasury. III. Acts of Congress. As the Constitution leaves us free to enjoy the ancient right of paying the Treasury in its own coin, it is not for Congress or the Treasury to interfere ;


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    Gobrecht Journal #77

    3/15/2000

    The Chopmarked 1878-CC Trade Dollars I have conducted extensive research on united states trade dollars and I have studied the chopmarked coins in the series for many years. I believe that the 1 878-CC Trade Dollar is the rarest of the circulation strike dates with oriental chopmarks and I have found that very few chopmarked coins of this date have been well documented. It is difficult to trace individual pieces because the typical catalogue description gives only a grade and an indication that the


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    Salt City Coin Co. United States and Canadian Coins

    /1935

    to 2.50 1804 400.00 to 1,275.00 1836 Flying eagle, C. Gobrecht on base 5.00 to 15.00 1836 Flying eagle, C. Gobrecht below base 20.00 to 60.00 1838 Flying eagle ... 35.00 to 125.00 1839 Flying eagle 15.00 to 60.00 1840 to 1850, each 1.10 to 1.30 1851-1852, each 20.00 to 40.00 1853 to 1857, each 1.50 to 2.25 1858 10.00 to 20.00 1859 to 1869, each 1.05 to 1.35 1870 to 1873, Proofs only 1.10 to 1.20 united states trade dollars 1873 to 1879, each $ .40 to $ .85 1880 to 1883, each 50 to .90 • 1884 50.00 to 150.00 1885 75.00 to 200.00 UNITED STATES GOLD DOLLARS Coinage began 181+9, discontinued 1889. Issued at the follow- ing mints: Philadelphia, New Orleans, Charlotte, N.C., Dahlonega, Georgia and San Francisco. 1849 $ 1.50 to $ 2.50 1849 C. Mint 1.75 to 3.00 1849 D. Mint 1.65 to 3.00 1852 D. Mint 2.00 to 3.25 1854 D. Mi


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    Underwood's Counterfeit Reporter

    11/1/1883

    here for payment. He takes this position because the Legislature refused to create a New York depository, but left all the risk of sending the money on the Treasurer, which he refuses to assume. The State has ample funds to pay the bonds and interest. A Speculation in Trade Dollars. WARNING TO EMIGRANTS. Berlin, Oct. 56. The newspapers here warn person who intend to emigrate to America not to buy united states trade dollars, large quanti- ties of which, they say, have been im- ported into Germany for sale at their face value, although they are worth only cents.


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    Gobrecht Journal #108

    7/15/2010

    ked and non-chopmarked populations. Both populations showed a smaller number of 1875-CC l/ll coins compared to 1875-CC I/I coins, a smaller number of 1875-S l/ll coins compared to 1875-S I/I coins and a smaller number of 1876 11/11 coins compared to 1876 I/I and 1876 l/ll coins. James Vernon Epps was an early pioneer in the study of the Trade Dollar series and had built an extensive collection of united states trade dollars by the 1970s. Most of his coins graded XF to AU but his collection included many proofs, uncirculated and chopmarked pieces. He did extensive research on the Trade Dollar series and exhibits of his Trade Dollar collection won numerous awards. In March 1 978 his article Our Most Misunderstood Coin - Ttie U.S. Trade Do/Zar was published in Issue #1 1 of the Gobrecht Journal . This article contained


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    Gobrecht Journal #1

    12/15/1974

    lem, included a most revealing analysis of rarity for individual Trade Dollars. Mr. Willem describes his analysis thusly, "The following tables are based upon a 25- year analysis of dealer advertising in the pages of The Numismatic Scrapbook Maga- zine, beginning with its first issue in 1935. Tabulation was made of the number of times (without duplication) a given date and mint issue of non-Proof united states trade dollars was listed for sale, without regard for the condition of the coin. 16


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    Gobrecht Journal #84

    7/15/2002

    The Relative Scarcity of Circulated Trade Dollars by David Reimer Collecting Trade Dollars has become very popular In recent years because of the interesting history and aesthetically appealing design of these coins. I have enjoyed collecting circulated united states trade dollars for a nunnber of years and have always been interested in the relative rarity of the various dates in the series. The only guidelines on rarity that I have used up to this tinne have been price guides such as the Coin Dealer Newsletter and the Trends prices in Coin World. I have also used the information in the book "Silver Dollars and Trade Dollars of the United States, A Complete Encyclopedia"


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