2019 Chinese Trade Dollar 1oz Silver Proof Coin

$128.70

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The 2019 Chinese Trade Dollar 1oz Silver Proof Coin

• THE THIRD ISSUE IN THE TRADE DOLLAR COIN SERIES

• STRICTLY LIMITED TO ONLY 1888 COINS WORLDWIDE

• MOST LIMITED SILVER PROOF COIN IN THE TRADE DOLLAR COLLECTION

The East India Company is pleased to announce the release of the third coin in this uniquely popular series.
Struck in exceptional proof quality, the reverse side of the silver one ounce pieces features a 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. 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 silver proof coins have a limited mintage of just 1888 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.

Product Issue Limit – 1888 coins

 

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 Specifications

Metal: .999Ag
Quality: Proof
Weight: 1oz
Diameter: 38.6mm
Issuing Authority: Niue
Denomination: ONE DOLLAR
Issue Limit – 1,888 coins

 
 

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Delivery & Returns

All coins will be shipped via registered post or UPS depending on location.
UK: £8.00
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 Dollar Collection

Created by commerce, the silver trade dollars of the Orient became the ‘calling card’ for nations looking to exchange silver bullion for luxuries with the Far East.
Beautifully designed and faithfully inspired by the original Trade Dollars of Britain, United States, China, France and Japan, The Trade Dollar collection is a series of five trade dollars struck to the highest proof quality in 1oz gold and 1oz silver weights creating a five coin collection to treasure and collect.

Strictly limited edition.