2019 Chinese Trade Dollar 1oz Gold Proof Coin

$3,893.50

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THIRD ISSUE IN THE TRADE DOLLAR COIN SERIES

LIMITED TO JUST 288 COINS WORLDWIDE

• STRUCK IN HIGH RELIEF TO EXCEPTIONAL PROOF QUALITY

• PRESENTED IN LUXURY WOODEN BOX WITH PERSPEX DISPLAY TRAY, COLOURFUL AND INFORMATIVE BOOKLET

• INDIVIDUALLY NUMBERED CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY

The East India Company is pleased to announce the release of the third coin in this uniquely popular Trade Dollar Collection. Struck in ultra-high relief, the reverse side of the gold one ounce proof quality pieces, features an exceptionally detailed depiction of the classic Chinese dragon in the centre, surrounded by the text: “THE EAST INDIA COMPANY”, the denomination and a traditional oriental patterned border which appears on each Trade Dollar in the collection.
Engraved with a uniquely patterned obverse which includes an elegant effigy of HM Queen Elizabeth II created by British sculptor Ian Rank-Broadley, the 2019-dated Chinese Trade Dollar 1oz gold proof coins have a limited mintage of just 288 presentation pieces and are the first coins in the collection struck with this year date. A lasting tribute to a currency born out of commerce and trade, The East India Company’s 2019 Chinese Trade Dollar is part of a five-coin series and is certain to stand out as one of the collection’s most admired pieces.

Details

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’.

 

Coin Specification

Alloy : 999.9Au (24ct gold)
Weight : 1oz
Diameter : 32mm
Quality : Proof
Total Mintage : 288 coins
Product Issue Limit : 288

 
 

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Delivery & Returns

All coins will be shipped via registered post depending on location.
UK: £9.95
Europe: £12.95
International: £19.95

Please note:
- Please allow up to 14 days for delivery
- Liquids cannot be shipped outside of the EU.
- Bullion items cannot be shipped to India.

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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.