Created for commerce, trade dollars were a de-facto currency used for trade with the Orient. Issued by merchants in silver to the same specification as the Spanish Dollar, they allowed trade in tea, spices, porcelain and silks to flourish following the end of the First Opium War. They became symbolic calling cards for nations trading with the Far East.
A lasting tribute to a currency born out of commerce and trade, The East India Company’s Trade Dollar Collection includes designs inspired by the original coins issued by various countries across the world for trade with the Orient.
This beautiful five coin set includes the 2018 British Trade Dollar 1oz Gold Proof Coin, along with the 2018 US Trade Dollar, 2019 Chinese Trade Dollar, 2019 Japanese Trade Dollar and 2020 French Trade Dollar 1oz Gold Proof Coins presented in luxury five coin presentation case with numbered certificate of authenticity.