2019 British Trade Dollar 1/4oz Gold Proof Coin
The British Trade Dollar – The trade coin of the Orient
First issued in 1895, the British Trade Dollar weighed approximately 27g and minted in 0.900 silver to mirror the specification of the Spanish Dollar, the international trade coin of the time.
It depicted for the first time a standing figure of Britannia holding a trident and British shield with a merchant ship in the background designed by Royal Mint engraver George William De Saulles. This magnificent coin was to become a symbol of the vast British trade with the Orient and was Britain’s last coin ever minted for international trade.
Trade Dollars became a symbolic ‘calling card’ for nations trading in the Far East and the iconic image a standing Britannia was no exception. It was to facilitate trade with China through the British territory of Hong Kong for almost 40 years and symbolised Britannia ruling the waves.
|Product Name||The 2019 British Trade Dollar Gold Proof Coin|
|Product Issue Limit||200|
|Issuing Authority||St Helena|
|Obverse||Jody Clark effigy of HM Queen Elizabeth II|
|Packaging||Black Lacquer presentation box,
numbered certificate of authenticity
|Coin Mintage Limit||300 coins|
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