The East India Company completed their Trade Dollar series and immediately started a new one. The only difference is that the initial series, which ran from 2018-2020, produced exact replicas of the original trade dollars. This new series, which launched in 2021 and continues now with the British Trade Dollar, has re-imagined the designs as if these coins were being issued for trade today. Right now, 2022 1 oz Proof Gold British Trade Dollar Coins are available to purchase online from Silver.com.
- Coins ship to you in display box with a Certificate of Authenticity!
- Second release in the Trade Dollar series!
- Mintage limited to 100 coins worldwide!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .9999 fine gold.
- Issued a face value of Five Pounds from the government of St. Helena.
- The obverse features a bust of Queen Elizabeth II.
- On the reverse side is a depiction of Britannia.
- Proof strike.
British trade dollars were born out of the Opium Wars in China during the mid-20th century. When the wars ended after China admitted defeat, Eastern ports were open for trade. Because they needed a reliable currency for trading purposes, Britain designed a coin that would satisfy all parties involved. Many of these coins were eventually melted down after minting stopped in 1935, which makes whatever originals remain quite rare.
All 2022 1 oz Gold British Trade Dollar Coins have been manufactured by the East India Company under the monetary authority of St. Helena. These proof specimens are struck in .9999 fine gold and delivered to you in beautiful presentation boxes. With each coin, you will receive an official numbered Certificate of Authenticity from the mint.
On the obverse of 2022 1 oz Proof British Trade Dollar Coins is a portrait of Queen Elizabeth. Her Majesty is rendered here in right-profile relief with the George IV State Diadem sitting atop her head. Jody Clark designed this bust for the Royal Mint in 2015. Along the edges are the words Queen Elizabeth II, St. Helena, 5 Pounds, 2022.
The reverse field of 2022 1 oz Trade Dollar Coins has a depiction of Britannia. She is featured in a three-quarter profile wearing a helmet complete with a crest and the flag of the UK on the visor. Background imagery includes her trident and a map of the United Kingdom with the Union Jack flag embellished on it. Inscriptions read Trade Dollar and the East India Company’s initials.
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