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The United States Trade dollar was created to compete with other nations from East Asia that already had international dollars to trade with. They created this dollar after the American Silver dollar failed to be an international coin to trade with. The United States Trade dollars design consisted of a full-bodied figure of Liberty facing left, she held an olive branch. The reverse depicted an eagle spreading its wings. The coin was designed by William Barber who at the time the coin was minted was the chief engraver of the mint. The Trade dollar was minted from 1873-1885.
Trade Dollar Value
There are multiple types of Trade dollars, they include the two different designs, although the second design is very similar to the first design. There are multiple rare versions of the coin as well. Some of the rare versions of the coins are 1879-CC 1876-CC, 1877-CC, and 1878-CC. The value of this coin changes depending on its quality, mintage, year, and mint mark, however Trade Dollars can often be thousands of dollars per coin.
Where to get the Trade Dollar
You can get the United States Trade dollar at Bullion Shark most often certified by NGC or PCGS. The Trade Dollar usually does not come in uncertified form since they are such high value.