Modeled after a classic design from the late 1800s, the Trade Dollar 1 oz Copper Round is an homage to the past. This coin is made from 1 AVDP oz of .999 pure copper and looks great. Copper rounds have been increasing in popularity and this design is sure to put this coin on many collector’s must-have list.
- Made of 1 AVDP oz of .999 pure copper
- Inspired by the Trade Dollar from the US Mint minted in the 1800s
- Original William Barber design.
- The obverse side of the coin has lady Liberty seated holding out an olive branch
- On the reverse is a shield with eagles wings and USA on it as well as stars
In 1873, the Trade Dollar was created to send large amounts of silver to China and convert them into trade dollars. The design for the coin was created by William Barber at the United States Mint. This coin continued in circulation until 1878. After 1878, the coin continued as a proof coin only until 1883.
On the obverse of this coin is Lady Liberty seated and holding an olive branch out over the sea perhaps to signify the original intent of the coin, to trade with China. Dangling from her other hand is a ribbon with “LIBERTY” on it. At the base of her chair is “IN GOD WE TRUST”. Around the image are 13 stars perhaps to signify the original 13 colonies. Four more stars are at the bottom under “IN GOD WE TRUST” perhaps emphasizing each word.
The reverse side of the 1oz Trade Dollar Copper Round is NOT the same design as the original Trade Dollar but has a heraldic shield. This shield has ‘USA’ on it and three stars perhaps to represent the three branches of the government. Sprouting from behind the shield are outstretched American eagle wings. In the background is a flag waving. At the top of the coin is “COPPER .999 FINE’. At the bottom is ‘ONE AVDP OUNCE’.
Get your Trade Dollar 1 oz Copper Round and you will have a piece of coin history in this coin that honors an iconic design on .999 fine copper making it a much more affordable and accessible way to add this to your collection or portfolio. Buy yours today.