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Posted 07 November 2015 - 04:52 PM

I'm rather surprise no one has posted any coins on the British Trade Dollar other then a collector DeMint who only posted a question on a 1900 year piece. Surely there must be a large number of collectors on this series which to me is very beautiful and detailing.

 

There is a total of 45 varieties in this series raging from Year Types, Mints and Overdates.

 

    Year minted:1895 to 1934 

    3 Mints issue this series

    -  "B' Bombay

    -  "C" Calcutta

    -  No Mark - Londan Mint

    15 Overdates

 

Looking forward to build a collection on this series. Here's one to start off.

 

Denomination : 1 Dollar

Year : 1929B
Variety : "B" Bombay Mint
Composition : Silver .900 fine
Mintage : 5,100,036 pieces (Includes Overdates)
Graded : MS-63. Total graded by NGC currently - 96

 

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Posted 08 November 2015 - 09:57 AM

Beautiful coin Sidney. It's a terrific series. I love the design. Strange to say that I do not have even one in my collection. I'm not sure why. 



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Posted 10 November 2015 - 03:06 AM

Beautiful coin! Look at that luster :)



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Posted 23 November 2015 - 05:09 PM

I've loved this series for a long time but had not taken the initiative collecting till now. A coinage minted exclusively for use in the Far East, depicting Britannia standing on shore, holding a trident in one hand and balancing a British shield in the other, with a merchant ship under full sail in the background. On the reverse, similar to the Straits Settlement's Dollar the arabesque design with the Chinese symbol for longevity in the center, and the denomination in two languages - Chinese and Jawi Malay.

 

My second piece of the series.

 

Denomination : 1 Dollar

Year : 1930B
Variety : "B" Bombay Mint
Composition : Silver .900 fine
Mintage : 10,401,032 pieces 
Graded : MS-63. Total graded by NGC currently - 128

 

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Posted 24 November 2015 - 04:32 AM

Sidney, I had never appreciated the imagery probably meant to convey peace but dominance.



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Posted 24 November 2015 - 05:51 AM

It is a lovely series indeed. I very seldom encounter pieces of this series in my part of the world, though.



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Posted 24 November 2015 - 07:06 PM

DO WANT.  That's gorgeous.



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Posted 25 November 2015 - 01:53 AM

Another beautiful coin Sidney.

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Posted 25 November 2015 - 04:59 PM

Thank you all.

 

The coin does kind of a reflects the supremacy of the British empire then in the region (China & Hong Kong) controlling the trade.



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Posted 20 December 2015 - 03:06 PM

Feeling happy today. Managed to get hold of a over-date coin in a local auction. Over-dated coins are quite scarce, and the numbers are unknown making hunting fun.

 

Denomination : 1 Dollar

Year : 1910 Over 1900B
Variety : "B" Bombay Mint
Composition : Silver .900 fine
Mintage : Unknown

            : 1900B - 9,106,019 pieces

            : 1910B - 5,552,910 pieces
Graded : GEF - AU

 

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Close-up of the over-date. You can still make out "0" outline.

 

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Posted 20 December 2015 - 03:39 PM

Very interesting looking piece. That's a great find. 



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Posted 22 December 2015 - 04:36 AM

Always love a good over-date! Thank you for sharing!



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Posted 04 January 2016 - 02:30 PM

Another copy of a 1930B British Trade Dollar recently acquired NGC graded MS63.

 

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Posted 04 January 2016 - 09:14 PM

Great looking coin Sidney.

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Posted 06 January 2016 - 04:43 PM

I have got to get me one of those.  They're just gorgeous, and the standing Britannia is right up there with the Walking Liberty as a beautiful design.



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Posted 06 January 2016 - 05:54 PM

I have got to get me one of those.  They're just gorgeous, and the standing Britannia is right up there with the Walking Liberty as a beautiful design.

 

They are a great looking coin. Have you seen the new Britannias? Pretty nice design on them. 



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Posted 11 February 2016 - 02:21 PM

Have been on a hunt for Trade Dollars of different years and have gotten hold of a 1908B. Love it and enjoy it.

 

Denomination : 1 Dollar

Year : 1908B
Variety : "B" Bombay Mint
Composition : Silver .900 fine

Weight : 26.95g
Mintage : 
6,870,741 pieces

Graded : MS-63. Total graded by NGC currently - 62

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Posted 11 February 2016 - 04:11 PM

That's a beautiful coin Sidney. Wonderful photograph too. 



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Posted 06 March 2016 - 01:20 PM

Here's a 1902 Trade Dollar with the "B" (Bombay) mint mark, the common copy . The rarer copy is the "C" (Calcutta) mint mark followed by the 1902/2B overprint.

 

Denomination : 1 Dollar

Year : 1902B
Variety : "B" Bombay Mint
Composition : Silver .900 fine
Mintage : 30,404,499 pieces

Graded : MS-62. Total graded by NGC currently - 72

 

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Posted 09 March 2016 - 03:30 AM

How often do you find them in such nice grades?







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