United States, One Dollar, 1884

United States Mint, Philadelphia. Obverse: Liberty seated left, stars around, date below. Reverse: Eagle, motto above, fineness and denomination (TRADE DOLLAR) below. Silver coins with these designs were struck between 1873 and 1878, their target the lucrative trade of the Far East. But the idea proved to be a fiasco, and production for commerce ceased after 1878. A few were made through 1885. This silver-plated version exists in an edition of two. [reference no. Judd 1732]
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Object Name
Date made
U.S. Mint. Philadelphia
Physical Description
silver (overall metal)
copper (overall metal)
0 (overall die axis measurement)
struck (overall production method)
overall: .3 cm x 3.8 cm; 1/8 in x 1 1/2 in
place of issue
United States
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catalog number
accession number
Coins, Currency and Medals
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Political History: National Numismatic Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Stacks, Harvey
Publication title
Glossary of Coins and Currency Terms
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