Gold Ounce 2018 British Trade Dollar, Coin from Niue - detailed information

Gold Ounce 2018 British Trade Dollar, Coin from Niue
CoinGold Ounce 2018 British Trade Dollar

Niue, a sovereign state in free association with New Zealand, uses two official legal tender currencies. The New Zealand Dollar is the circulation currency for daily transactions, while the government also authorises legal tender coins in the Niue Dollar currency for collector's purposes.

A number of mints issue a large variety of commemorative and collector coins under the authority of Niue. These coins are dedicated to historical or general popular culture themes not related to Niue itself. Many of them are in standard bullion sizes - such as one ounce of gold (abbreviated as 1 oz Au, where "Au" comes from the Latin word for gold, Aurum).

The 2018 1 oz Niue British Trade Dollar Gold Coin is part of a range dedicated to "trade dollars" and is inspired by the British Trade Dollar issued between 1895 and 1935 (also known as a "Hong Kong Dollar").

The Mint says about this coin:
The British Trade Dollar was originally minted exclusively for British Merchants trading in the Orient. A de facto currency, it facilitated British trade in Chinese luxuries following the end of the First and Second Opium Wars when China ceded Hong Kong to the British.

Designed by engraver George William De Saulles, the coins depicted, for the first time, a helmet-wearing standing image of Britannia holding a trident and British shield with a merchant ship in the background. Presentation pieces were struck in gold by the Bombay Mint, and carry a mint mark “B”, located in the central prong of the trident. Fewer than six original gold British Trade Dollars are thought to exist in the world today, making it one of the world’s rarest gold coins.

The New Trade Dollar Collection consists of five new coin designs celebrating the famous currency of the Orient, introduced by countries across the world to facilitate the exchange of silver for Chinese tea, silks and porcelains. Released over the next two years, each coin is inspired by the original designs of the British, American, French, Japanese and Chinese silver dollars, with exceptionally low issue limits, the new 1oz Gold Trade Dollar High Relief coins are expected to be one of the most highly prized collections of the modern coinage era.

MintEast India Company (modern) Mint MarkEIC Total Mintage200
Obverse
Niue / Gold Ounce 2018 British Trade Dollar - obverse photo

The obverse of the coin shows the crowned mature head of Queen Elizabeth II facing right (her effigy known as the "Fourth Portrait"). The Queen wears the "Girls of Great Britain and Ireland" diamond tiara, a wedding gift from Queen Mary (Her Majesty's grandmother) in 1947 - which she also has on the Machin and the Gottwald portraits.

In tiny letters below the head, the artist's initials IRB (for Ian Rank-Broadley).

Around the effigy is the monarch's legend, the date of issue and the value: QUEEN ELIZABETH II · NIUE ISLAND · 250 DOLLARS · 2018 ·.

The obverse for the first time displays the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II surrounded by an arabesque cartouche.

There is a wide rim around the effigy, decorated in Oriental fashion with a "key" pattern.

Obverse Inscription QUEEN ELIZABETH II · NIUE ISLAND · 250 DOLLARS · 2018 ·
Reverse
Niue / Gold Ounce 2018 British Trade Dollar - reverse photo

Surrounded by an "Oriental"-style border with a "key" pattern, the reverse of the coin shows the standing figure of Britannia - the female personification of Great Britain, holding a trident in one hand and balancing a shield with the British Union Jack flag in the other, her cloak billowing in the wind behind. She wears a crested Corinthian helmet pushed back to reveal her face.

Britannia is standing on a sea shore, with a merchant ship under full sail in the background.

Around, between the central design and the Oriental rim, the inscription THE EAST INDIA COMPANY · TRADE DOLLAR ·.

Reverse Inscription THE EAST INDIA COMPANY · TRADE DOLLAR ·
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: proof.
Packaging: in presentation box, with a Certificate of Authenticity.
East India Company SKU: TD18GP
Issue date: 15 February 2018
Issue price: £2,995.00

Issued in Set
The Trade Dollar Collection 1oz Gold Proof Five Coin Set, mintage 50
5 coins: 1 oz Gold, British Trade Dollar, 2018, 1 oz Gold, US Trade Dollar, 2018, 1 oz Gold, Chinese Trade Dollar, 2019, 1 oz Gold, Japanese Trade Dollar, 2019, 1 oz Gold, French Trade Dollar, 2020
See also

Coins issued by The East India Company and featuring Trade Dollar designs include:
- 1 oz Gold Proof, British Trade Dollar, Niue 2018
- 1 oz Gold Proof, US Trade Dollar, Niue 2018
- 1 oz Gold Proof, Chinese Trade Dollar, Niue 2019
- 1 oz Gold Proof, Japanese Trade Dollar, Niue 2019
- 1 oz Gold Proof, French Trade Dollar, Niue 2020
- 1 oz Gold Proof, Modern Chinese Trade Dollar, Saint Helena 2021
- 1 oz Gold Proof, Modern British Trade Dollar, Saint Helena 2022
- 1 oz Silver Proof, British Trade Dollar, Niue 2018
- 1 oz Silver Proof, US Trade Dollar, Niue 2018
- 1 oz Silver Bullion, British Trade Dollar, Saint Helena 2018
- 1 oz Silver Bullion, US Trade Dollar, Saint Helena 2018
- 1 oz Silver Proof, Chinese Trade Dollar, Niue 2019
- 1 oz Silver Proof, Japanese Trade Dollar, Niue 2019
- 1 oz Silver Bullion, Chinese Trade Dollar, Saint Helena 2019
- 1 oz Silver Bullion, Japanese Trade Dollar, Saint Helena 2020
- 1 oz Silver Proof, French Trade Dollar, Niue 2020
- 1 oz Silver Bullion, French Trade Dollar, Saint Helena 2020
- 1 oz Silver Bullion and Proof, Modern Chinese Trade Dollar, Saint Helena 2021
- 1 oz Silver Bullion and Proof, Modern British Trade Dollar, Saint Helena 2022

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Gold Ounce 2018 British Trade Dollar: Details
CountryNiue
CurrencyNiue Dollar
Coin TypeGold Ounce (1 oz)
Issued2018
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
ReverseBritannia, Standing
Face Value250 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage200
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size32.000 mm
Mass31.100 g
OCC IDDKLM-OMKC-MDAL-ONZB
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