1885 Silver Trade Dollar
The trade dollar from 1885 was designed by William Barber and there
are only five proofs made of this year, so a very rare coin and maybe
the rarest on this planet.
In January 2006 an authentic 1885 Trade Dollar which was previously
owned by the legendary "King of Coins" banker, Louis E.
Eliasberg Sr. was sold for $3.3 Million at an auction in Dallas, Texas,
Some 1885 Trade Dollar coin facts.
- Mintage: Circulation strikes: 0 / Proofs: 5.
- Designer: William Barber.
- Diameter: 38.1 mm.
- Composition: Silver (90%) and Copper (10%).
- Weight: 27.2 grams.
- Edge: Reeded.
- Mintmark: Above the D from Dollar. (None for Philadelphia)
Here below are the images from a 1885 trade dollar and a 1885 trade
dollar counterfeit coin from Chinese origin. What can be noticed when
coins is the slick surface from the counterfeit coin.