2019 British Trade Dollar 1/4oz Gold Proof Coin


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The British Trade Dollar – The trade coin of the Orient




‘The 2019 Empire Collection’

‘The story of the British Empire told through a collection of noteworthy coins’

The vast British Empire of the nineteenth century was built by an unprecedented period of international trade dominated by the British, which would ultimately reach all six inhabited continents. One of four coins available individually is The 2019 British Trade Dollar Gold Proof coin.

This is beautiful £2 gold proof coin is issued to celebrate the most significant coinage of the British Empire. As one of just two international trade coins issued by the British solely for trade use in its vast Empire, the Trade Dollar is symbolic of British merchant spirit and exploration and remains one of the most sought after coins by collectors today.


The British Trade Dollar – The trade coin of the Orient

First issued in 1895, the British Trade Dollar weighed approximately 27g and minted in 0.900 silver to mirror the specification of the Spanish Dollar, the international trade coin of the time.

It depicted for the first time a standing figure of Britannia holding a trident and British shield with a merchant ship in the background designed by Royal Mint engraver George William De Saulles. This magnificent coin was to become a symbol of the vast British trade with the Orient and was Britain’s last coin ever minted for international trade.

Trade Dollars became a symbolic ‘calling card’ for nations trading in the Far East and the iconic image a standing Britannia was no exception. It was to facilitate trade with China through the British territory of Hong Kong for almost 40 years and symbolised Britannia ruling the waves.

Product Name The 2019 British Trade Dollar Gold Proof Coin
Alloy 999.9Au
Product Issue Limit 200
Weight 8gm
Diameter 25mm
Finish Proof
Denomination £2.00
Issuing Authority St Helena
Obverse Jody Clark effigy of HM Queen Elizabeth II
Packaging Black Lacquer presentation box,

numbered certificate of authenticity

Coin Mintage Limit 300 coins


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Delivery & Returns

All coins will be shipped via registered post depending on location.

UK: £9.95
Europe: £14.95
International: £40.00

Una Coins Only
UK: £9.95
Europe: £14.95
International: £40.00

Una 1/2g Coin Only
UK: £4.95
Europe: £9.95
International Zone 1: £14.95
International Zone 2,3: £19.95

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The Empire Collection

The East India Company Empire Collection is a series of coins issued in silver and gold celebrating the stories of the British Empire across the world. Faithfully designed to reflect the history of the subject, each coin is minted to the highest proof quality and issued to extremely low issue limits. Our most detailed and unique series, the Empire Collection offers a beautiful coin set for the most discerning of collectors. Issued each year, if you would like to be notified in advance regarding this and our other coin releases, please contact us through the Contact Us tab or email gold@theeastindiacompany.com.