During the 19th century, countless nations produced silver trade dollars for use in international commerce. These coins were most popular in East Asia where the East India Company was a major player. Now, in a five-coin series celebrating various trade dollar designs seen by the East India Company, the US Trade Silver Dollar design features. Today, 2018 1 oz Silver St. Helena US Trade Dollar Coins are available to you at Silver.com.
- Ships to you inside of a protective plastic flip!
- Second coin available in the East India Company tribute series!
- Mintage limited to 10,000 coins only!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .999 fine silver in BU condition.
- The face value of One Pound is fully backed by St. Helena.
- On the obverse side is Queen Elizabeth II’s effigy.
- The reverse features the design of a Seated Liberty figure by William Barber.
US Trade Silver Dollars were introduced by the United States Mint following the Coinage Act of 1873. The bill provided for the issuance of a trade dollar by the United States at a time when silver values were declining as minting efforts in the western US pumped tons of silver into the US Treasury. US Trade Dollars had a legal tender value up to $5 (USD).
All of these 2018 1 oz Silver St. Helena US Trade Dollar Coins are available in Brilliant Uncirculated condition. The coins are housed inside of individual protective packaging and represent the second design in this beautiful tribute series.
William Barber was the man behind the design of the original US Trade Silver Dollar. Barber was born in England in 1807 and by 1869 was appointed as the Chief Engraver of the United States Mint. He would serve in that position for a decade until his death and would eventually be succeeded by his son, Charles Barber, as the Chief Engraver.
On the reverse of 2018 1 oz Silver US Trade Dollar Coins is the image of a seated Liberty. Her figure sits on a stone wall holding an olive branch out over the sea toward the Far East as a symbol of peace and open trade. Around her figure on this design are 13 stars and engravings of “The East India Company” and “Trade Dollar.”
The obverse of 2018 1 oz St. Helena US Trade Dollar Coins features the unique fifth-generation portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. This is based upon the Royal Mint of England’s fifth-generation design from Jody Clark. This portrait depicts more of the Queen’s figure, capturing her neckline and shoulders in the design.
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