OT - A Cool Trade Variety

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OT - A Cool Trade Variety

Post by alefzero » Fri Jun 24, 2022 6:39 pm

One of the more challenging Cherrypicker varieties is the 1877 FS-101 Trade dollar. It is a DDO. But it is not as commonly understood. There is weak doubling on the wheat, but nothing particularly alarming. The right stars are all doubled with strong shifts, much more than would have been expected from the level of hub doubling on the wheat (and virtually nowhere else). Upon close inspection, the underlying original stars are small, as in those meant for a Seated half dollar. They are actually repunched to correct that? Makes little sense as the stars would have been in the hub. Whatever it is, though, it is.

That cool obverse die was paired with three distinctly different reverses. For this die pairing (C-14), it was unknown in mint state until this piece. Might also be a minor DDR. Could be from the strike and would be simply academic anyway.

The slab has a small crack on it. So I will probably submit it for PCGS crossover (and FS-101 attribution) and then send it back to CAC for a new sticker.
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Re: OT - A Cool Trade Variety

Post by colwillys » Fri Jun 24, 2022 8:06 pm

That is one nice Trade Dollar JC .

I posted my 1878-S Trade Dollar on Jun 07 .. Take a look please .

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Re: OT - A Cool Trade Variety

Post by messydesk » Fri Jun 24, 2022 8:33 pm

Remember that it takes many hubbings to completely sink the design into the dies. Given the relief contour of the stars (wider at the base than the high points), a first hubbing from a Trade Dollar hub would give smaller stars, which would grow over the course of the rest of the hubbings. Class I, IV, or V doubling where one of the hubbings was off a little will give you the large over small stars that you're seeing.
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