2018 Niue $250 Trade Dollar 1oz Gold ProofItem code: MMP494
In 1819 the East India Company established the Asian port of Singapore, and Britain’s grip on the Orient was firmed. At the time, as with any emerging trade hub, a currency was needed. The solution? The British Trade Dollar was minted for use exclusively in the region. Struck from 90% silver, the Trade Dollar featured both Western and Eastern design influences and is now one of the most intriguing, attractive, and sought-after silver coins of its era.
Today, in 2018, the modern East India Company pays tribute to its historic trade roots with this epic gold proof version of that original Trade Dollar. As with that issue, the modern coin features Britannia donning a helmet, holding her trident aloft, British shield at her side. In the background, appropriately, a British merchant ship. On the reverse, the effigy of Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth II is surrounded by arabesque patterns.
Struck in ultra-high relief and set in premium timber packaging with a scroll of authenticity, this 2018 British Trade Dollar 1oz gold proof coin is just one of only 200 to ever be minted.
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