Complete 2018-2020 Niue $1 Trade Dollar 1oz Silver Proof Collection
Created for commerce, the trade dollars of the 19th century 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.
Issued by the modern East India Company, this silver Trade Dollar Collection includes new coins, bearing designs inspired by the originals issued by various countries across the world.
From the Japanese and Chinese dragons, to the two Lady Libertys, and Britannia, all five coins bear traditional nationalistic designs and all are beautiful. Each is struck from an ounce of 99.9% pure silver, and all five come together to form this complete collection – of which only 500 sets will ever exist!