This year is known as the year of the trade dollar. 17 different patterns comprised of 9 obverse and 6 reverse dies were struck.
The 6 most common designs were sold by the mint in sets for $30. To view these, click here.
On this page, we include 3 varieties which were not part of the sets J1287/P1429
The next one uses an obverse similar to the double eagle J1288/P1430
William Barber also produced one of the most beautiful half eagle patterns combining a new obverse with the Amazonian reverse of the prior year J1337/P1481
Complete off-metal sets from the cent to the double eagle were struck in copper and aluminum for sale to collectors.
Photos used courtesy of Superior, PCGS and one is a scan from the Pollock book.
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