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British Trade Dollars

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sidney    0

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

 

1929B%20MS63%20NGC279921-005%20copy_zpsf

 

 

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Art1.2    0

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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sidney    0

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

1930B%20MS63%20NGC279921-006A%20copy_zps

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ccg    0

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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ikaros    0

DO WANT. That's gorgeous.

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sidney    0

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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sidney    0

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.

 

1910B%20Over%201900%20CU_zpsekivyat8.jpg

 

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sidney    0

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

 

1930B%20MS63%20NGC3647191-018%20copy_zps

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ikaros    0

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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Art1.2    0

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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sidney    0

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

1908B%20MS63%20NGC4213793-050_zpsahfance

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sidney    0

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

 

1902B%20MS62%20NGC%202801824-003_zpsvxdh

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sidney    0

Here's another of a few I've gotten hold lately. This one is graded by PCGS, a common year though,

Year : 1901B
Variety : "B" Bombay Mint
Composition : Silver .900 fine
Mintage : 25,684,971 pieces

Graded : MS-63. Total graded by PCGS currently - 32

1901B%20MS63%20PCGS%20207425-33175494.jp

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ikaros    0

I want one of these so bad now.

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ikaros    0

Has to wait until there is no hole in my budget! I have Hamvention in two weeks, and then I have to pick up tickets to the Senior Open, which is being played here this year -- I get to see the guys my age play, hitting a golf ball the way it's supposed to be hit! :)

 

Should be interesting -- John Daly just turned 50, wonder if he can get it together on that tour. He still bangs it a mile.

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