US Trade Dollar Pattern (Counterfeit) 1873
Sure enough, Chris, that's a Trade Dollar pattern coin form 1873. If it were genuine, it would be worth a bundle. Bowers and Merina (now Stack's Bowers) had one at auction a few years ago, and it sold for more than $2000 US dollars.
Very likely you have a replica coin like the one in the picture from eBay seller ixwisdom. These are worth a few dollars.
If you think you might have a genuine coin, you should have it authenitated, graded, and encapsultated by PCGS, NGC, ICG or ANACS. That will settle the genuine-or-not argument once and for all!
CoinQuest thanks ixwisdom for the use of their coin photo.
, Genre: United States
Requested by: chris, Tue, 22-Sep-2009 06:09:39 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Sat, 18-May-2013 14:14:43 GMT
Reviewed by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Sat, 02-May-2015 15:13:00 GMT
Requester description: 1873 1873 Trade dollar silver - Ladies on globe with Liberty written across the globe with a wheat bundle behind her with we NO PLOW handles like others. Some type of leaves in front of her and she is holding a rod with perhabs a hat on it. Back side is an eagle on top of a shield under the shiled on a ribbon with in God we trust with 420 Grains under that 900 fine under that TRADE DOLLAR
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