1877 S Trade dollar

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  1. BostonCoins

    BostonCoins Well-Known Member

    Hello everyone. I just had to share.

    I've been working on my 7070 type set. You could say I've been working on it for more than 15 years now.

    One big hole I've had, and a coin I dreamed about owning since I was a small boy, was the old Trade Dollar. I've been looking and looking for one for years. They can be so darn expensive when they are in decent condition. I also didn't want one with any of the chop marks on it.

    I happened to come across this beauty and I just couldn't resist. The details have to be XF or better. Sadly, it was a holed coin at one time. Seems like it was repaired pretty nicely. Not too badly noticeable.

    I'm not going to, but I imagine if I were to have it graded, it would probably come back as Details - Damaged - XF.

    What do you guys think? I love it, and I know that really is all that matters. It's already in the 7070 and it fits perfect!

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  3. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Well-Known Member

    Looks real but the toning i believe is artificial.
  4. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Casual Collector / error expert "in Training "

    Nice coin. Usually I agree with potty, but last time we were wrong . :(
    Anyways , love it. Barely notice the patch job. Like my mother use to say "no one going by on the train will notice ". Congratulations !
    Just joking potty . ;)
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  5. Penna_Boy

    Penna_Boy Just a nobody from the past

    Not too bad at all.
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  6. Jersey magic man

    Jersey magic man Supporter! Supporter

    I have also been looking for a nice trade dollar, however I prefer mine to be circulated with many chop marks showing it did its job in circulating to other lands.
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  7. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Well-Known Member

    Very nice indeed. Whom ever did the repair did a great job. I too agree with Jersey Magic Man, a bit of wear and tare make it more authentic looking, just a second opinion. Thanks for posting your achievement coin.
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  8. John Johnson

    John Johnson Well-Known Member

    I only have one, but it's slabbed, so I still need another one for my 7070 album. I differ with you on one point, though; I love chop marks, because of the history behind them.
  9. Mkm5

    Mkm5 Well-Known Member

    Nice! Where was the repair?

    I assume above Liberty's head but not seeing anything.
  10. BostonCoins

    BostonCoins Well-Known Member

    Thank you! If you look to the side of Liberty's knee, you'll see a rectangle type of shape. That is the repair. Maybe it was a square nail or something?
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  11. KBBPLL

    KBBPLL Well-Known Member

    I think they used to nail coins above doors, sometimes inside the wall, for good luck. That might explain a square nail hole, if that's what it is. (Just based on anecdotes on other coin forums).
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  12. ksparrow

    ksparrow Coin Hoarder

    It has its problems but it's an artifact, as shown by the repaired hole. Maybe it was nailed up over a saloon bar for good luck, who knows? I'm glad you love it and found a place for it in your album. I'm a big fan of trade dollars and have over 40 of them, they can be sort of addictive!
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  13. mike estes

    mike estes Active Member

    thats a really nice coin, i cant see the repair. someone help me out? its like trying to find that needle...someone get the guys name who repaired this coin. all kidding aside, congrads on finally getting your coin, enjoy man
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  14. BostonCoins

    BostonCoins Well-Known Member

    Thanks @mike estes . The repair is by Liberty's knee. If you look closely, you can see it's like a trapezoid shaped discoloration. Whomever did the repair did an amazing job. Even in hand, the repair is not obvious unless you really look closely.
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  15. thomas mozzillo

    thomas mozzillo Supporter! Supporter

    Very nice addition to your 7070. Might even get an AU. :)
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