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Trade Dollar

The trade dollar was a United States dollar coin minted between 1873 and 1885 to facilitate trade with the Orient and other points abroad. They are one of the most commonly counterfeited numismatic items to date.

CF-T$1-1875S-0001

Sold on eBay by “qualityuscoins.” First buyer recognized it was a counterfeit, told the seller. The seller was apologetic and asked for a …

CF-T$1-1878CC-0001

This counterfeit was first identified on the Collector’s Universe forum in 2013. It was good enough to fool some Third Party Grading …

CF-T$1-1883CC-0001

Far too light for a Trade Dollar and magnetic. This is a fantasy strike. There were no Trade Dollars struck in Carson …

CF-T$1-1876S-0001

This fake is far too light, has poor details (except for the mint mark) and is in medal alignment. First of all, …

CF-T$1-1875-0001

A too light, non-magnetic counterfeit with poor details and huge die cracks on the reverse. Die crack #1. Die crack #2. Die …

CF-T$1-1873-0001

This is a counterfeit of a Trade Dollar pattern (J1315/P1458). The original is exceedingly rare. First there is a die scratch to …

CF-T$1-1872-0002

This is a fake of the J1220/P1362 Trade Dollar Pattern (there are only about 6 genuine patterns of this type known). This also shares …

CF-T$1-1872-0001

This is a fake of the J1220/P1362 Trade Dollar Pattern (there are only about 6 genuine patterns of this type known). The same as CF-T$1-1872-0002, …

CF-T$1-1871-0001

This is a fake that shows that the counterfeiter was getting lazy. On the obverse it looks like a J1154/P1298 Trade Dollar Pattern (there …