Trade Dollars

We are honored to offer several coins from the William Cowburn Collection.  Bill Cowburn was a good friend, a consummate collector, and an expert on Trade Dollars.  He wrote numismatic articles published in The Numismatist, The Gobrecht Journal, and The Centinel. He won the Wagner Award as Outstanding Numismatist in Central Pennsylvania, an ANA Heath Literary Award, and many other awards.  He exhibited and judged exhibits, and also spoke at ANA Conventions, regional conventions and local coin clubs.  Bill had a passion for Trade Dollars, studied his coins carefully, wrote extensive notes on die marriages, and loved to share his knowledge with others.  He requested that his Trade Dollars be sold with his provenance.

We thank Joe Kirchgessner, who is writing a book on Trade Dollars, for his assistance in attribution and valuation of Bill’s Trade Dollars.
1874-S PCGS Gen., AU details, clnd.
Silver coin but not bright. No period @ FINE, top of 7 under T, S .9 mm high. From the William Cowburn Collection. Was $550.
Price Reduced
Price: $500
1876-S Ty 2/2, Repunched 6, micro s, PCGS Gen,. XF details, clnd.
Medium-grey silver color, some pinscrs. Repunched 6, micro S, a better variety and in the Cherrypickers Guide. From the William Cowburn Collection. Was $500.
Price: $400
1877 ANACS AU-53 details, clnd.
From the William Cowburn Collection. Was $250.
Price Reduced
Price: $200
1877-S DDR @ 420, PCGS Gen., AU details, clnd.
Coin has some hairlines, but it also has quite a bit of lustre remaining. S 1.2 mm, 7 in line w/ T, 18 do not touch. A less strong doubled die than the FS-802. From the William Cowburn Collection. Was $400.
Price Reduced
Price: $360
1877-S DDR @ EPU, PCGS Gen., polished, AU details
FS-801 with clear doubling on E PLURIBUS UNUM. Was $600.
Price Reduced
Price: $360
1878-S DDR PCGS Gen., clnd., AU details, 1st one
Doubled Die Reverse @ 420 GRAINS & TRADE. Bright silver coin with nice lustre, pinscrs. From the William Cowburn Collection. Was $600.
Price Reduced
Price: $525
1878-S PCGS Gen., AU details, clnd.
Bright silver coin with quite a bit of lustre. S 1.2 mm high, 7 is left of T, '1' is 1 mm from base. ANACS had called this coin AU-58. From the William Cowburn Collection. Was $325.
Price Reduced
Price: $295