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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.
Recently came across someone selling a Restrike Copy Of Straits Settlement $1 1909. As I didn't heard of a restrike for 1909, so I become curious and brought it from the person. From the pics, it looks like unc and new like prooflike coins. But once you got the coin, you see a big different. 1. Dia. 37.9mm instead of 34mm 2. weight : 26.66g (for 1903,04 with dia. 37mm, for 34mm should be 20g) 3. Non magnetic What I can said is nowadays, fake coins are making it so real even for the weights and sizes, it's really become worry for the coin collectors on finding a true real coins. As we kn