Click to enlargeJ1354/P1498

The popular Bailly obverse first used on an 1873 trade dollar pattern J1315/P1458 combined with a reverse is similar to the regular issue of the following year but with the following differences. The second arrowhead points well above the "T" in "Twenty" and all 3 leaves point toward the eagle's wing.

Photo courtesy of Superior.

Examples of this pattern exist as follows:

Silver J1354/P1498 with about 2 dozen known.

Copper J1355/P1499 with about a dozen known with at least one on a double thick planchet.

Aluminum J1356/P1500 with at least a half dozen known as follows:

1) Mitchelson, CSL

2) Kagin 10/84, B/M 9/94, Heritage 11/03, Simpson-Heritage 9/20 - PCGS64, curved scratch behind sheaf, (thick planchet)

3) Paramount 11/76, Crouch-Superior 6/77

4) B/M 9/88, Morgan-StacksBowers 8/19 ANA - PCGS65 with oxidation on obverse rim at 5, 6 and 8:00

5) Kesselman in 1971, Bass-HWBRF, B/M 5/99 as PCGS65, Denali-Heritage 1/13 FUN - PCGS66 with scratch or lamination near sheaf (thick planchet 21.7 grains).

6) Numismatics LTD in Aug 1974, Bass-HWBRF, Heritage 8/14 - NGC65 (thin planchet, 14 grains)

7) Heritage 1993 ANA sale, lot 8037 possibly the same as #3.

Nickel J1356A/P1501. This piece is unlisted in any of the pattern reference works. It was discovered by NGC and listed in their circa 1999 census reports.

Photo courtesy of PCGS.

Editors Note: The nickel example listed above is no longer listed in the NGC census. This may mean that the coin was cracked out in order to verify its composition and not reslabbed or else it was a miscataloged example of J1358/P1503. As of June 2002, we cannot confirm this piece's true identity.