Intense crimson, fiery amber and spring green line the stunning Trade Dollar design and that is on the obverse, the reverse, turn it up a few notches. A very strong coin for the grade! The U.S. Trade dollar was designed by William Barber, the mint’s chief engraver and authorized by Congress to improve trade with the Orient. Prior to this, the Mexican Peso was used in trading with China. The Trade Dollar was minted at 420 grains of silver about 8 grains more than the U.S. silver dollar and 4 more than the peso. More trade dollars were made at the San Francisco Mint than any of the other mints combined: Being as San Francisco was closest to the main source of silver as well as the closest ports leaving for China. Hence finding Carson City products like this, is a real treat.
PCGS Cert #26291089
PCGS / NGC Population: 24/51 Higher: 180/242
CAC Population/Higher: 1/13
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