Click to enlargeJ1154/P1298

This design is the first Trade Dollar pattern. It uses Longacre's indian princess design with 22 stars on the flag. This was apparently implemented by William Barber as Longacre died in 1869.

It was struck in the following combinations:

Silver with reeded edge J1154/P1298 John Haseltine claimed that only 3 were struck in his March 1876 sale and that is all that are confirmed today.

1) Col Green, Bluestone 4/43, NN 6/70, Bass-B/M 5/99, Stacks 5/03, ANR 9/05, 2011 FUN - PCGS63

2) Stacks 9/93, Simpson collection - PCGS64

3) Judd, ANR 9/03, Heritage 4/17 - NGC65, illustrated above

One of these is ex Steigerwalt 12/22/04, Brand (journal #28094). Pollock noted one in the Queller collection but, this appears to be an error as, one was not offered in Heritage's 2009 FUN sale.

These appear to have been struck on regular silver dollar planchets as the former Harry W. Bass Jr. Research Foundation example weighted only 410 grains which is close to the 412 grain standard for regular dollars. It seems likely that 420 grain planchets had not yet been made.

Silver with plain edge J1155/P1299 with only 2 confirmed.

1) Sieck-81 ANA, Heritage 2/01 - PCGS63

2) Heritage 8/95 ANA, Superior 6/04, southern collection, Simpson collection - NGC65/PCGS65

Copper with reeded edge J1156/P1300 with 4 known.

1) Mitchelson, Connecticut State Library - gem proof

2) Auction 87, Queller-Heritage 1/09, Heritage 1/11 - NGC66RED

3) Goldberg 1/04, Heritage 8/04, Southern collection, Simpson collection - PCGS63BN

4) RARCOA 1/73, Wyoming Collection

Copper with plain edge J1157/P1301 with 3 known.

1) Mitchelson, Connecticut State Library - gem proof

2) Stacks 6/88, Queller-Heritage 1/09, Wyoming collection - NGC64RB

3) Farouk, Christie's 9/88, Southern collection, Simpson collection - NGC64BN

Judd and Pollock also list this design with the Longacre obverse with 13 stars on the flag J1158-J1159/P1296-P1297. The existence of these, however, is not confirmed.

Photo courtesy of American Numismatic Rarities.