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.