2019 Chinese Trade Dollar 1oz Gold Proof Coin
The fascinating story behind the issue of China’s first silver trade dollar coin
The ferocious depiction of a mythical dragon in traditional Chinese style appeared on a new silver Chinese coin in 1889, following the reorganisation of Chinese weights and measures sanctioned by the legendary Empress Dowager Cixi – one of the last empresses of China’s Qing Dynasty – in her quest to modernise China’s economy. Arising from the surge in western merchants looking to trade with China following the opening of Opium Wars, the Chinese Trade Dollar was minted in the same specification as the trusted and preferred Spanish 8 Reales and became commonly known as ‘silver dragons’ or ‘dragon dollars’.
Alloy : 999.9Au (24ct gold)
Weight : 1oz
Diameter : 32mm
Quality : Proof
Total Mintage : 288 coins
Product Issue Limit : 288
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- Please allow up to 14 days for delivery
- Liquids cannot be shipped outside of the EU.
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THE TRADE DOLLARS OF THE ORIENT
The Trade Dollar Collection consists of five new coin designs celebrating the infamous currency of the Orient, introduced by countries across the world to facilitate the exchange of silver for Chinese tea, silks and porcelains.
Released over the next two years, each coin is inspired by the original designs of the British, American, French, Japanese and Chinese silver dollars, with exceptionally low issue limits, the new 1oz Gold Trade Dollar High Relief coins are expected to be one of the most highly prized collections of the modern coinage era.
For more information regarding the collection please contact us [email protected] or by calling +44(0)203 2053380 and one of our dedicated account managers will be happy to help you.