Trade dates back centuries but it wasn’t until the 16-17th century when European mariner adventures mapped sea routes around the world that true global trade could begin. Traders would bring goods overseas and bring back other goods to trade back home.
This magnificent high relief silver coin depicts a typical harbour scene in Europe. At the same time the first stock exchanges emerged in Antwerpen and Amsterdam. All this evolved over the next four centuries into what trade is today.
TRADE MAKES THE WORLD GROW. In the past, the now and in the future.