13 Apr 2019


Coins-United States | Longstrider

If you have been reading my blogs for a while, you will know that I usually blog about VAMs and Civil War currency. Not exclusively but usually. Lately I started a US Type coin album, Dansco #7070. This has led me back to basics on learning about coins I usually don't collect. This blog is about one of those coins. It is about, the often maligned, Trade Dollars.

20 Oct 2018

I’ll take that damaged coin off your hands!

Coins-United States | JimmyD

Chop marked US Trade Dollars have always fascinated me. Chop marks are primarily Chinese characters stamped onto coins by merchants to attest to the authenticity and value of a coin, and show up on mostly large silver coins of several countries whose coins were accepted in Far East trade. Trade Dollars circulated readily in the Far East in the 18th century, and are often seen so heavily chopped that a coin's design is essentially obliterated. While some might consider them damaged, they represent to me a fascinating aspect of world trade and commerce during centuries gone by.

21 Dec 2016

The most unloved coin

Coins-United States | CoinLady

The title of "America's most unloved coin" has a few contenders. The Susan B. Anthony dollar, unused in commerce, with an unattractive design. The twenty-cent piece, resembling a quarter, only minted for a few years. But my nominee is the Trade dollar.

29 Jan 2016

Trade Dollar

| Kid Morgans

Does anyone know what a cheaper trade dollar would go for on (preferably) ebay? If it is $200, I'm a saint gaudens double eagle! Thanks! :)


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